Category Archives: Dyslexia Facts

Grade Retention

Is Grade Retention Effective? End-of-the-year parent-teacher conferences might reveal that your child is recommended to repeat their grade in the following school year. Grade retention …

After School Reading Practice

Most of school is made up of reading, and when you are dyslexic, it can be extremely draining. When your child comes home from a …

Schools Cater to Average Intelligence

Our society bases so much on “the average”– especially education. But, what if the needs of the average student are not synonymous with the needs …

Metacognition Creates Independent Learners

  Metacognition is the awareness and understanding of one’s own thought processes– there are three ways of going about this. But unfortunately, public schools usually only …

The Importance of Structured Literacy

Twenty percent of school aged children have dyslexia. Unfortunately, this disorder often goes unidentified, misdiagnosed or even ignored by the public school system. As a …

Dyslexia Benefits in the Workplace

Many regard dyslexia as a disability, however, learning disability experts Brock and Fernette Eide present an argument that dyslexia is simply an alternative way that …

Helpful Homework Tips

Homework time has the potential to be a stress-free daily activity to share with your child. It does not have to be the tedious task …

The Simple View of Reading

It seems as though there is a plethora of reading problems one could be affected by, but through extensive research, Wesley Hoover who wrote the …

Early Intervention is Necessary to Success

   A study by the University of California, Davis and Yale University suggests that the current emphasis on reading by 3rd grade may be too late. …

Learning and Memory- What Works?: Forgetting Helps

We tend to think of forgetting as the enemy of learning, but the science of learning tells a different story. Forgetting is actually one of …

Dyslexia and Dysgraphia are Different

  Public schools in the United States are treating students with dyslexia and dysgraphia the same, when they aren’t and shouldn’t be. New research out …

How to Explain Your Child’s Dyslexia Diagnosis

 When your child is diagnosed with dyslexia, you may be at a loss for words– especially when it comes to communicating this to them. You …