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August 7, 2019 in Blog Posts, Schools and Dyslexia

An Overview of our Mississippi Dyslexia Screener

In 2013, the State of Mississippi enacted a law requiring local school districts to implement State Board of Education-approved screening for dyslexia. The law (Mississippi …

Best Practices for Dyslexia Diagnosis and Treatment

  When parents notice that their child is having difficulty with reading, writing, speaking, or understanding language, they typically turn to the child’s teachers, other …

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 …

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 …

The Problem(s) With Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery® is a strategy that has been praised by schools around the world and is currently being used in 10,000 elementary schools in the …

Right-Brain, Left-Brain is a Myth

Some sources will say that personality and learning style differ according to what side of your brain is dominant– well that is a myth. This …

Differences in the Dyslexic Brain

It is important to remember that Dyslexia is a neurobiological disorder which means the issues are located inside the brain. Common misconceptions about the cause …

Is Grade Retention Effective?

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 a long …

Schools Cater to Average Intelligence

Our society bases so much on “the average”– especially education. But, what if the needs of the average student are not synonymous with the needs …

Dyslexia Benefits in the Workplace

Many regard dyslexia as a disability, however, learning disability experts Brock and Fernette Eide present an argument that dyslexia is simply an alternative way that …

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 …

Learning and Memory-What Works? The Method Depends on the Task

Universities have been offering psychology courses for over 140 years, since the 1870s. You may have even taken one of these courses. Do you remember …