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 … [Read more...] about Top 5 Things A Parent of a Child With Dyslexia Should Know
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 show that the activity in their brain hops … [Read more...] about What Type of Reading Instruction Do Kids with Dyslexia Need?
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 … [Read more...] about Why Reading Programs Should Change
This is a very informative presentation about sensory processing disorder by the authors of the Dyslexic Advatange. It shows what SPD looks like and the struggles children face in the classroom. http://www.slideshare.net/drseide/learning-challenges-in-sensory-processing-disorder#&skip=true … [Read more...] about Challenges with Sensory Processing Disorder
Researchers at Oxford University believe that attention issues play a part in dyslexia. Through their research, they discovered that people with dyslexia had a harder time shifting their focus of attention from visual to auditory. For example, pretend for a moment that you’re at a party speaking … [Read more...] about Can Video Games Help Children With Dyslexia?