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The Trail of the Dragon by Robert Z. Hicks

07/14/2018 | By More
The Trail of the Dragon by Robert Z. Hicks

My children’s rhyming story picture book, Danny the Dragon, was at the Page Design department of my publisher when I picked up the Winter Bulletin of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. (SCBWI) An article by Dr. Theodore Cohen PhD, “Are Authors Giving Up On 20% of Their Readers?” caught my attention. Dr. […]

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DocLexi™ – Learn Reading with Fun!

06/28/2018 | By More
DocLexi™ – Learn Reading with Fun!

All new comprehensive app to improve children’s reading and spelling skills, based on proven therapeutic concepts DocLexi™ has been developed with the objective of helping children learn how to read, spell, and write with fun. It focuses on helping struggling readers and those with early signs of dyslexia. DocLexi™ has been built based on proven therapeutic […]

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Can Rhyming Help Children Learn to Read Better? by Robert Z Hicks

06/15/2018 | By More
Can Rhyming Help Children Learn to Read Better? by Robert Z Hicks

Robert Z Hicks, known as “Mr. Bob” is an award winning author and publisher of children’s rhyming picture books.  Coming from a career of teaching college, how did you get started writing children’s books?  Had you always dreamed of someday writing children’s books?No, it never occurred to me to write children’s books.  I thought I was retired after […]

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Daryn’s Journey

05/31/2018 | By More
Daryn’s Journey

Hello, I’m a proud grandmother of a 5th grader named Daryn. She attends Nichols elementary school in San Antonio, Texas.  Daryn is an outstanding athelete, excelling in softball, Basketball, swimming and track. She is graduating this year to middle school.  Daryn was frustrated, anxious and angry in Kindergarten. This was not our sweet, funny, playful […]

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New, Struggling Readers Find Success with Shared Reading

04/20/2018 | By More
New, Struggling Readers Find Success with Shared Reading

By Rowena Rae and Elspeth Rae     Library and bookstore shelves have lots of books for kids in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades, but most of them are un-readable by a dyslexic child who’s still grasping the basics of reading. In contrast, books with an appropriate reading level often have content aimed at kindergartners […]

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Children’s Book “The Uncooperative Flying Carpet” by Michele Clark McConnochie to Raise Funds for American Dyslexia Association

03/20/2018 | By More
Children’s Book “The Uncooperative Flying Carpet” by Michele Clark McConnochie to Raise Funds for American Dyslexia Association

Michele Clark McConnochie is not dyslexic; nor does she have a loved-one who is dyslexic. What she is, is a teacher and children’s author who passionately believes that all young people are entitled to books with stories that they love and characters that they can identify with. Growing up in Europe, she was a bookworm […]

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KAZ – SEN/Dyslexia Typing Software

03/09/2018 | By More
KAZ – SEN/Dyslexia Typing Software

If individuals with dyslexia are equipped with the correct tools, they stand a far greater chance of reaching their full potential. Trials and feedback from special needs teachers across the world have proven that touch typing and using a computer are formidable and even life changing tool that opens doors for individuals with dyslexia, as it presents a new and powerful medium for learning and […]

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Are Authors Giving Up On 20% Of Their Readers? BY THEODORE JEROME COHEN

02/03/2018 | By More
Are Authors Giving Up On 20% Of Their Readers? BY THEODORE JEROME COHEN

I DON’T KNOW of any industry that purposely would give up 20% of its potential markets without a fight. Yet, mistakes we make in the selection of typefaces, formats, and backgrounds can indeed have that effect. What I am speaking of is the fact that one in five students, or 15-20% of the population, has […]

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Sophia the Bionic Cat by Karolyn Smith

12/29/2017 | By More
Sophia the Bionic Cat by Karolyn Smith

On behalf of 3 Paws Up, It is my honor to share our story with the readers of the American Dyslexia Association: My name is Karolyn Smith, I am the 2014 Veterans of the Year for the 71st District of California, Author of ‘Sophia the Bionic Cat’, Public Speaker and 3D inventor. I am born […]

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Dyslexia, My Gift by Nathan Tabor

12/18/2017 | By More
Dyslexia, My Gift by Nathan Tabor

I wrote this column to encourage others with dyslexia.  The layout is simple.  The paragraphs without parenthesis are my original words.  The paragraphs with parenthesis are my editor’s corrections. If you aren’t a good writer hire an editor.  You can get a column like this edited for $5-25 dollars.  How? Google “hire an editor” and find a solution that fits your […]

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