Category Archives: Study Techniques

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 …

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 …

Sight Word Practice Tips for Parents

Lots of the top 100 most frequently used words in English have at least one irregular spelling element.  These words are not only common words …

Using Mindfulness in Orton-Gillingham Instruction

A Clinical Educator’s Journey to Using Mindfulness in Instruction   It is no coincidence that mindfulness practices came into my life right around the time …

FAQ Friday: Can struggling readers benefit from technology?

Can struggling readers benefit from technology? The answer is a resounding YES! However, from there, we are left with many further questions: What is assistive …

Broadcast 32: Ginger Assistive Technology for Struggling Writers

Miki (Michal) Feldman-Simon, Vice President, U.S. Operations, Ginger Software Inc., spoke with us about how struggling writers can use GingerSoftware. Miki has varied experience in …

Dyslexia Help: More on Assistive Technology

This blog post explores the assistive technology called text-to-speech. Text-to-speech (TTS) technology translates the printed word into the spoken word. Perhaps the most important benefit …