Tag Archives: Screener

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 …

How Does the Lexercise Dyslexia Test Work?

The Lexercise Dyslexia Test combines two separate assessments to pinpoint a child’s ability to read words. One of them is the San Diego Quick Assessment (SDQA); the …

February 11, 2013 in Blog Posts, Clinician Articles, Reading

Reading Failure versus Reading Disability

Several months ago, in a post called “On Teachers and Teaching,” I talked about some of the challenges faced by classroom teachers whose students might …

Reading, writing, spelling, dyslexia – more than meets the eye

In our dyslexia illustration, the visible portion of the iceberg includes the symptoms that parents and teachers most clearly observe in young readers, with the “above-the-surface” amount varying significantly among individuals. The part of the iceberg under water includes language processing difficulties not readily observable to parents and teachers – problems that can be revealed only through a language-processing evaluation.

Dyslexia and Speech Sounds

For many parents, one of the confusing issues regarding dyslexia is understanding the importance of speech sounds. While dyslexic children have difficulty reading words, their …

Dyslexia vs. Developmental Disabilities

There’s an alphabet soup of terms referring to children who don’t learn at the same rate as their peers: developmental disability*, learning disability, special needs, …

February 10, 2011 in Blog Posts, Diagnosis, Dyslexia Treatment

What is the San Diego Quick Assessment?

The new Lexercise Screener combines two separate assessments to pinpoint a child’s ability to read words. One of them is the San Diego Quick Assessment …