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How to Do a Spelling Analysis

Spelling analysis is a powerful tool for helping students master decoding and spelling.  Spelling patterns are like little lights illuminating how the student’s brain has …

Sentence Patterns in English

Readable letters and correctly spelled words are two must-have building blocks for literacy. But literacy is more than words. To be literate students must be …

Can Letter Formation Promote Literacy?

January 23 is National Handwriting Day, established in 1977 by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association to encourage people to buy pens and pencils. Today, it …

Making a Case for Practice

Perhaps you’ve had this experience: you decide to learn a new skill. Let’s use bread-baking as an example, but it could easily be a foreign …

Our Interactive Online Games Get Even Better!

You may have noticed that we recently made some dramatic improvements to the Lexercise practice platform, with new games that enable students to practice the …

Building a System for Literacy

In a recent post, we discussed the value of using systems to achieve goals. In our last post, we talked about the importance of using …

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 …

Dyslexic Advantage in Entrepreneurship

Dyslexics tend to go through life unconventionally. They have to come up with alternative routes to garner successful results– and often by themselves. They regularly …

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 …

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 …

Deliberate Practice for Student Learning

We have all heard the saying “Practice makes perfect,” but not all forms of practice are effective. According to K. Anders Ericsson, a psychologist and …

Alternatives to Independent Reading

Reading is essential for all students to grow academically, but is especially important to dyslexics. However, dyslexics’ difficulties often discourage them to pick up a book …