Category Archives: Dyslexia and Parenting

Stress Management 101

In a recent “Best of NPR” newsletter, Christopher Dean Hopkins writes about helping young students cope with unusual conditions as they return to school. He …

Can Letter Formation Promote Literacy?

January 23 is National Handwriting Day, established in 1977 by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association to encourage people to buy pens and pencils. Today, it …

Gratitude and Appreciation

As we advance into the holiday season, I hope this post finds you and your family safe and healthy. The year has certainly delivered more …

Creativity Combats School Burnout

The psychological term burnout has been around since the 1970s when it was coined to describe a kind of emotional exhaustion experienced by those in …

How To Help A Child With Dyslexia At Home

Many parents find it difficult to know how to help a child with dyslexia at home. As a result of COVID-19, this challenge has grown …

Live Broadcast 36: The International Dyslexia Association’s Knowledge and Practice Standards: Creating High Quality Instruction in Teaching Reading

Elisabeth (Liz) Liptak is the Professional Services Director for the International Dyslexia Association, and joined us to discuss the IDA’s Knowledge & Practice Standards. She talked …

Guest Post: Lexercise Customer Reads on Grade Level in Four Months

Randy is a first-grader. He reads. That’s a big change. Just four months ago, Randy was not able to read and his teacher was on …

September 2, 2011 in Dyslexia and Parenting

International Literacy Day – for readers of all abilities

Thursday, September 8, 2011 is United Nations International Literacy Day (ILD), which underlines the significance of literacy for healthy societies. There are a variety of ways to observe International Literacy Day, from organizing themed readings in local schools and libraries to supporting national and international literacy programs.