Tag Archives: assistive technology

How to choose an online school for a dyslexic student

What Should I look for when selecting an online school for my child? As we move toward the school year, not certain if or for …

Lexercise Online Language-Literacy Processing Evaluation

Our online evaluation is designed to determine the cause of a person’s language-literacy difficulties and to recommend the most appropriate treatment methods, accommodations, and assistive …

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 …

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 …

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: …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Assistive Technology and Dyslexia

Assistive technology is used by individuals with disabilities to make accomplishing day to day tasks easier. Examples of AT include wheelchairs, eyeglasses, Braille printers, and …

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 …

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 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 …