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Approaches to Dyslexia Training

Approaches to Dyslexia Training

The phenomenon of dyslexia is often referred to as a “learning disability”. However, these exceptional individuals just have different sensory perceptions due to genetic dispositions (Galaburda, LoTurco, Ramus, Fitch, & Rosen, 2006). Their different sensory perceptions cause them to view and experience our world differently, what can lead to significant accomplishments in arts, sports, and science – just not in reading and writing. Many researchers of different disciplines have dealt with this topic, mainly on how to address the reading and spelling issues that dyslexics have and how to render assistance. The approaches to research in dyslexia are as diverse as the various methods of training. What is needed is a comprehensive approach to dyslexia training that addresses all elements that cause the affected individuals’ problems to deliver faster and longer-lasting improvements.

04/07/2016 More
Dinosaur, perception training, children, freebie, no prep printable, parents, school, teacher, dyslexia, dyscalculia, AFS-method

Dinosaur perception training

Kids + dinosaurs = fun! Enjoy our new free no prep printables with dinosaurs. Kids will have fun and train visual and spatial perception, patterning and counting till 5. Visual and spatial perception: Patterning: Counting till 5: Download: Dinosaur perception training You want even more dinosaurs? Check out this free online game: Dinosaur – Find […]

05/11/2015 More
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ReadWorks: Free resources for reading comprehension

Can children learn reading comprehension? Of course, they can. Thanks to ReadWorks, this is not even expensive. In fact, it is completely for free. This non-profit site offers research-proven tools so that students can improve their academic achievement. ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages online, for free, to be […]

01/29/2015 More
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Storyline Online

Reading to children has been repeatedly shown to improve their reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration and general academic aptitude… as well as inspire a love of reading. The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read […]

10/09/2014 More
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1500 free worksheets

The American Dyslexia Association offers more than 1500 free worksheets on its website. The worksheets follow the AFS-method , a very successful method to help children with dyslexia and dyscalculia. If a child has dyslexia or dyscalculia, it is not enough to work on the mistakes. The child also has to learn to be attentive all […]

08/22/2014 More
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Dyslexia – Information in 18 languages

The American Dyslexia Association promotes the interests of people with dyslexia and dyscalculia. It is important to inform people about these themes. Dr. Astrid Kopp-Duller, president of ADA, always stresses how important it is to help children with dyslexia and dyscalculia on a pedagogical-didactic level. Because it needs to be said time and again: THESE […]

08/19/2014 More
New freebie: I spy ... superheroes, I spy, dyslexia, dyscalculia, AFS-method, perception, visual perception, spatial perception, worksheet, parents, children, homeschooling, freebie

New freebie: I spy … superheroes!

Here is another “I spy…” freebie. Children simply love them. This time it is about “I spy … superheroes”. Print them out, color, count and simply enjoy all the fun. At the same time, children train attention, visual perception and fine motor skills. Grab this freebie here: I spy … superheroes More freebies

05/27/2014 More
American Wordspeller™ & Phonetic Dictionary, dyslexia, app, help, children, parents, teachers, writing, spelling

American Wordspeller™ & Phonetic Dictionary

Dyslexics are often recommended to use a dictionary for writing. However, this does not help them much since they often do not know how the words are written. So for example, a dyslexic child may want to write “queen” but thinks it is written “kween”. Searching under “k” won’t bring any results and more likely […]

05/20/2014 More
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Recommended Reading Comprehension Tools

Reading comprehension is a very important skill for young learners. There are many tools that help to teach the young ones reading: books, activities, worksheets, etc. There are also a lot of websites and apps that can help. Angela Davis has collected a set of websites and apps to support comprehension instruction.

05/13/2014 More
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New freebie: I spy … spring

Spring is in the air, so we thought it was about time for a new freebie. Give your children some coloring pencils and let them color and search. Then they count how many they found of each object. Use this opportunity to talk about “more than…”, “less than…”, etc. This exercise trains attention, visual and […]

05/06/2014 More