Category Archives: Schools and Dyslexia

August 7, 2019 in Schools and Dyslexia

Mississippi Dyslexia Screener

In 2013, the State of Mississippi enacted a law requiring local school districts to implement State Board of Education-approved screening for dyslexia. The law (Mississippi …

Reading Instruction Reconsidered

When it comes to teaching kids to read – especially children with dyslexia and other language processing disorders – are we on the right track? …

Systems vs. Goals: Is it time to toss out the resolutions?

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, many of us put the same things on our list year after year: lose weight, exercise more, travel, …

Can we say “dyslexia”?

  Dyslexia?  “Oh no no. We don’t say that.”   In Part 4 of her Unlocking Dyslexia series on NPR’s All Things Considered,  Gabrielle Emanuel explored the …

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. …

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 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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

September 20, 2016 in Blog-Posts, Schools and Dyslexia

Children Lack Social Skills

Nearly four in five senior primary school staff in the U.K. are worried about their young student’s social skills and speech problems, according to a …