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Unlock a Summer of Fun with Bookshare’s #AllInTogether Summer Read-a-thon

Unlock a Summer of Fun with Bookshare’s #AllInTogether Summer Read-a-thon

Published JUNE 10, 2020 by Laura Deck, Bookshare Communications Keep your child engaged with this fun and easy reading program featuring hand-picked reading lists, tips to encourage reading, and a pledge form As communities practice social distancing this summer, parents and children will be spending more time together than usual. This is an opportunity for parents of […]

08/05/2020 | By More
Dyslexia in different languages

Dyslexia in different languages

French, Danish and even English can be hard for dyslexics students while Spanish, German and Italian may be easier. It becomes more and more evident that dyslexia, being the same to its core all over the world, also depends on how difficult the language is to learn and to read. Between languages, there are differences in […]

07/31/2020 | By More
Close the Learning Gap: Learnedy now for free!

Close the Learning Gap: Learnedy now for free!

CLOSE THE LEARNING GAP: Just because one should / must stay at home at the moment does not mean that learning and practicing should also stop! The Dyslexia Research Center has 25 years of experience with distance learning and, in cooperation with the American Dyslexia Association, wants to help parents to design meaningful lessons for […]

07/26/2020 | By More
In What Grade Should My Child Be Reading?

In What Grade Should My Child Be Reading?

Child development isn’t an exact science. Which is why it doesn’t usually make sense to compare your child to his/her peers. Some kids take to reading, writing, and math early on, and others need more time to master these skills. There isn’t necessarily anything wrong just because your child isn’t reading yet. Let’s look at […]

07/21/2020 | By More
Visualizing to Make Meaning

Visualizing to Make Meaning

By: Judy Zorfass, Tracy Gray, and PowerUp WHAT WORKS   I grabbed my purse, stepped outside into the cold night air, and watched as a flake drifted to the ground. I started walking to my car, but I had to grab hold of a mailbox to keep from slipping. Did you picture a woman standing […]

07/18/2020 | By More
Crickets, Books, and Bach: Develop a Summer Listening Program

Crickets, Books, and Bach: Develop a Summer Listening Program

  Summer reading is as much a seasonal pastime as baseball and fireworks. Many parents put together a selection of books that are meaningful, educational, and engaging—books to nourish and stimulate young minds during these few freewheeling months. Parents should consider assembling a summer listening list, too. When we think of literacy, we tend to think first […]

07/13/2020 | By More
9 Strengths of Dyslexia

9 Strengths of Dyslexia

1. Seeing the bigger picture People with dyslexia often see things more holistically. They miss the trees but see the forest. “It’s as if people with dyslexia tend to use a wide-angle lens to take in the world, while others tend to use a telephoto, each is best at revealing different kinds of detail.” Matthew […]

07/10/2020 | By More
10 Ways to Help Kids Overcome Math Anxiety

10 Ways to Help Kids Overcome Math Anxiety

For kids who struggle with math – the ones who have trouble with math no matter what they try – it is not uncommon to feel anxiety when even simply thinking about math. As the mom of a handful of kids who struggle with math, sometimes called dyscalculia, I have had a ton of practice helping […]

07/08/2020 | By More
Why Dyslexia Is More Than a Reading Disorder

Why Dyslexia Is More Than a Reading Disorder

Gary Waters—Getty Images/Ikon Images People with dyslexia have difficulty reading letters and words; it’s a learning disability that has nothing to do with their intelligence. Until recently, researchers assumed the challenge could be traced to language difficulties, including problems processing printed words, and they focused their attention on the language parts of the brain. But […]

07/03/2020 | By More
Dyslexia – Dyscalculia!?

Dyslexia – Dyscalculia!?

The authors, Dr. Astrid Kopp-Duller and Dr. Livia R. Pailer-Duller, describe in this publication the necessity of intervention at the educational-didactic level, which is of preeminent importance for success in the training of people who have problems with reading, writing, or calculating. Information on ordering is found here: https://www.dyslexia-dyscalculia.com/ Available in English, German, and Spanish. Download PDF-Excerpt! […]

07/01/2020 | By More