Category Archives: Advice from Professionals

Spaced Out Practice, Not Spaced-Out Kids!

You’ve probably heard this advice about studying for an exam: Don’t cram. Study a little every day. And get enough sleep!   But reading and …

Diagnosing Dyslexia

Dyslexia can be confusing, especially if this is all new for you. There is an enormous body of research pertaining to dyslexia. A Google search …

A New Guide to Understanding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights has published a new resource guide: Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504of the Rehabilitation …

Neuroplasticity Research on Dyslexia

Recent research conducted by neuroscientists at MIT demonstrated that individuals with dyslexia displayed reduced plasticity in brain activity. As you develop, learn new information and …

Selecting a Treatment Approach

Parents of children with language processing difficulties often have trouble sorting out the sometimes fantastic claims made by companies selling various products and programs for …

Dyslexia Series on NPR News: Part 2

A new NPR radio series, “Unlocking Dyslexia”, sheds some light on the most common learning disability in America that is still a mystery to most. …

Dyslexia Series on NPR News: Part 1

A new NPR radio series, “Unlocking Dyslexia”, sheds some light on the most common learning disability in America that is still a mystery to most. …

Why Schools Don’t Do Dyslexia Intervention

Unfortunately, the public school system often denies and delays any identification or treatment for dyslexic students. In this post, we will explore the reasons why …

Sight Word Practice Tips for Parents

Lots of the top 100 most frequently used words in English have at least one irregular spelling element.  These words are not only common words …

Who is Qualified to Make a Dyslexia Diagnosis?

You may be concerned that your child is dyslexic. But who is qualified to make a dyslexia diagnosis? The school may be telling you one …

Reading Tools That Don’t Work: Guessing

 Blog Bites   Public schools teach guessing which is an ineffective way to learn There are four different categories of guessing for reading comprehension If …

The Case for Audiobooks

Some people will argue that listening to a book does not have the same benefits as reading it yourself. That is true, but just because …