Top 5 Things A Parent of a Child With Dyslexia Should Know
Whether your child has been diagnosed with dyslexia, or you suspect they have it based on things you’re seeing, it can take a while to wrap your head around exactly what that means, and what your next steps need to be. Try not to get overwhelmed with all the information. Take a deep breath. Know […]
What Type of Reading Instruction Do Kids with Dyslexia Need?
How do you teach a child to read that has dyslexia? For most kids, there is a part in the brain that takes over when reading, which makes the process quickly become automatic. For children with dyslexia, it doesn’t work that way. When reading, they don’t use this part of the brain. Instead, brain scans […]
Why Reading Programs Should Change
It’s my firm belief, and research clearly shows, that reading programs in the elementary grades should be changed, particularly for kids in K-3rd grade. If a structured, explicit, multisensory program were used in classrooms, all children (even those with dyslexia) would be able to experience success in reading. Unfortunately, the educational system remains far behind the […]
How can I find out if my child has dyslexia?
Testing for dyslexia There is no definitive test for dyslexia. There is no specific cut off point, or mark, that says a child definitely has, or does not have, dyslexia. It really depends on the tester and what they decide to use to determine a diagnosis. It’s important to note here that schools will not […]
What is Dyslexia?
Billy seems like many typical third grade boys. He loves to play outside with his friends, is extremely social, and always has a story to tell or a joke to pass along. When asked about school, he says his favorite subjects are recess and lunch. When pressed to find another subject, he picks PE and […]