Category Archives: Dyslexia

Best Practices for Dyslexia Diagnosis and Treatment

  When parents notice that their child is having difficulty with reading, writing, speaking, or understanding language, they typically turn to the child’s teachers, other …

On Fonts, Fluency & Dyslexia

In our post on dysgraphia research, we discussed the importance of handwriting for children with dyslexia, listening comprehension disorder, and dysgraphia. In this post, we’d like …

Help for Struggling Learners: Styles versus Strategies

Children are often asked to complete various tests in schools that will help determine their “learning style”.  These tests categorize children as “visual” learners or  …

Defining Dyslexia

For all of us who are affected by dyslexia, it is important to stay up-to-date with regard to how dyslexia is defined, understood, and perceived. …

March 7, 2017 in Dyslexia, Reading

My Brain Is A Wordbox? How Your Brain Learns To Read

 “Did you know that a human brain has an area nicknamed “the word box” that is used to help us learn to read?  Have you …

How To Get Information “In” – Elaboration Learning Technique

In the past two weeks we’ve discussed the benefits of two kinds of practice:  spaced-out practice and retrieval practice.   This week we are going …

How To Get Information “Out” – Retrieval Practice

Last week we talked about the importance of Spaced Out Practice.  This week we’ll discuss another technique that has shown to improve memory and learning: …

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 …

A 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 …

Learning Methods and Note Taking Skills for Dyslexic Students

Dyslexia has been defined as a neurological disorder that causes difficulties with accurate word reading and spelling.  Listening comprehension is typically a strength, but reading …

Dyslexia Help for Struggling Readers

The first few years of schooling can be a time of uncertainty for parents with struggling readers. Most students don’t fall behind in reading because …

Speaking to Your Pediatrician About Dyslexia

Many parents turn to their pediatrician for guidance when they are worried that their child’s difficulties with reading, writing, or spelling may suggest a problem …