Category Archives: Schools and Dyslexia

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 …

Unconventional Summer Learning

The summer is drawing to a close and the school year is going to begin again. You don’t want to burn your child out with …

Facilitate Growth From Frustration

Mistakes can cause frustration for your child, but they can also be used to teach your child to process frustration in a healthy way. It …

Accommodations vs. Modifications

If your child is having trouble in school, the administration may speak to you about providing them with accommodation or modification services. Accommodation changes how …

Dyslexics Need Deep Instruction

Deep vs. Surface Instruction Is your child getting deep or surface reading and spelling instruction?  How can you tell and does it matter? In the …

Combating Summer Learning Loss

It’s nearing the end of the school year and grades are coming in. No matter what, you are proud of your child, but their education …

Teaching Dyslexic Students: A Guide

Unfortunately, public school educators are usually overwhelmed with the amount of children in their class so they cannot take the time to alter their techniques …

Special Education Categories in School

If your child has dyslexia, the school system may throw some words at you that have different meanings in different contexts. We want to make …

Teachers Aren’t Taught Learning Disabilities

Fifteen percent of Mississippi children didn’t pass the state’s reading test by third grade. Though, Mississippi is not the only state with reading scores lower than …

Grade Retention

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 has been …

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 …

Harnessing Stress for Student Success

Unfortunately, stress will always be a part of a student’s life– even more so when the student has a reading disability. But, what if your …