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Why Are Some Bilingual People Dyslexic in English but Not Their Other Language?

Why Are Some Bilingual People Dyslexic in English but Not Their Other Language?

Featured Neuroscience October 9, 2020 Summary: The characteristics of language structure and writing system may explain why some bilingual people are dyslexic in English, but not in their other proficient language. Source: Brunel University In the English-speaking world, dyslexia is a learning disorder we’re all familiar with – if we don’t have it ourselves or have a […]

10/23/2020 | By More
What Do We Mean When We Talk About STEM?

What Do We Mean When We Talk About STEM?

 WeAreTeachers STEM might win the award for the most talked about education buzzword of the last 10 years or so. It’s gotten to the point where, similar to the organic and low fat labels in the food industry, STEM could mean very little if you see it on toys or educational products. So how do we talk […]

10/20/2020 | By More
School-based Identification of Characteristics of Dyslexia: Parent Overview

School-based Identification of Characteristics of Dyslexia: Parent Overview

By: Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia Learn how schools use screening and progress monitoring tools to identify dyslexia characteristics, and then implement reading interventions for students who need dyslexia-specific instruction. You’ll also find out about classroom accommodations and modifications that can help your child learn, as well as information about referrals for […]

10/13/2020 | By More
What is dyslexia and what can be done to help?

What is dyslexia and what can be done to help?

by David Morgan | 2 April 2019 Dyslexia can make learning to read a real challenge, but dyslexics are often exceptionally bright children, with incredible potential. We find that – with the right targeted support – every dyslexic can crack the code and start reading and writing well. If your child is struggling with dyslexia, he or […]

10/05/2020 | By More
We Can’t Teach Love But We Can Teach Reading

We Can’t Teach Love But We Can Teach Reading

Teachers can speak a lot of things into existence (a quiet line in the hallway, students sitting “criss, cross, applesauce”) but a love of reading isn’t one of them. Enthusiasm is a part of good teaching, but communicating a love of books isn’t the same thing as teaching reading. I learned that the hard way. When […]

09/25/2020 | By More
Why is it important for a child with dyslexia to have good self-esteem?

Why is it important for a child with dyslexia to have good self-esteem?

Parenting coach, John Hicks, answers questions from parents of dyslexic children about self-esteem and dyslexia taken from the Dyslexia Show Virtual webinar “Why is it important for a child with dyslexia to have good self-esteem?” on the 7th May 2020.   Key Links: The Studying With Dyslexia Blog article – www.studyingwithdyslexiablog.co.uk/blog/dyslexia-show-virtual-questions-about-self-esteem The Dyslexia Show – […]

09/19/2020 | By More
Children’s Confidence Boosted Thanks to Dyslexic Artist’s Reading and Learning Resource

Children’s Confidence Boosted Thanks to Dyslexic Artist’s Reading and Learning Resource

by Rossie Stone MY NAME IS ROSSIE STONE. WHAT HAPPENED TO ME IN HIGH SCHOOL CHANGED ME FOREVER. All my way through school I struggled with processing information through words, both spoken and written. Listening to the teacher was really hard, as was following and remembering information from books.  After being at the bottom of […]

09/16/2020 | By More
Confessions of a Parent of Two Dyslexics

Confessions of a Parent of Two Dyslexics

By Barbara Pearce Barbara in blue, with husband Norm, and children, Hope and Bradley   I am the last person anyone would go to for information about dyslexia.  I grew up as the classic bookworm. My goal was to read every book in my town library, and, from the piles of books I checked out […]

09/15/2020 | By More
Pigsy

Pigsy

Pigsy tells the story of an artist who struggled for his whole life with severe dyslexia. His school days were defined by the frustration of trying to make sense of the words in front of him. His teachers kicked him out of class, held him back for extra lessons after school, and had him repeat […]

09/09/2020 | By More
The Gift of Being a Dyslexic Teacher

The Gift of Being a Dyslexic Teacher

A dyslexic teacher can be more attentive in the classroom, sensitive to struggling students and modelling how to compensate for this spectrum disorder. By Matthew James Friday Dyslexia creates suffering for many students, but you rarely hear of teachers admitting to having it. Are teachers really still required, in the 21st century, to be models of […]

09/05/2020 | By More