Author Archive: Donna Taylor

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Dyslexic Thinkers Aren’t Disabled Thinkers

11/17/2020 | By More
Dyslexic Thinkers Aren’t Disabled Thinkers

In the world of reading, we know oral language is mapped on to symbols we recognize as the alphabet. This is a sound-symbol relationship. When an individual struggles to grasp this relationship, the label of ‘dyslexia’ is often applied, implying a learning disability. This approach assumes everyone thinks and processes incoming information alike. What if […]

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The Ladybug Known as “Lil”

11/11/2020 | By More
The Ladybug Known as “Lil”

ADA has endorsed another award-winning rhyming story picture book by Robert Z. Hicks, “The Ladybug Known as Lil”.  The story has the flavor of  the wild west in the pumpkin patch.  Ant bursts in the door of the Pumpkin Club to warn the bugs that aphids are invading the garden, and on their way to […]

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Dyslexia and the Brain

11/11/2020 | By More
Dyslexia and the Brain

Researchers are continually conducting studies to learn more about the causes of dyslexia, early identification of dyslexia, and the most effective treatments for dyslexia. Developmental dyslexia is associated with difficulty in processing the orthography (the written form) and phonology (the sound structure) of language. As a way to understand the origin of these problems, neuroimaging studies have examined brain […]

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Humans are born with brains ‘prewired’ to see words: Study finds connections to language areas of the brain

11/03/2020 | By More
Humans are born with brains ‘prewired’ to see words: Study finds connections to language areas of the brain

Source:  Ohio State University Humans are born with a part of the brain that is prewired to be receptive to seeing words and letters, setting the stage at birth for people to learn how to read, a new study suggests. Analyzing brain scans of newborns, researchers found that this part of the brain — called […]

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

10/23/2020 | By More
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 […]

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What Do We Mean When We Talk About STEM?

10/20/2020 | By More
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 […]

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School-based Identification of Characteristics of Dyslexia: Parent Overview

10/13/2020 | By More
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 […]

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What is dyslexia and what can be done to help?

10/05/2020 | By More
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 […]

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We Can’t Teach Love But We Can Teach Reading

09/25/2020 | By More
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 […]

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

09/19/2020 | By More
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 – […]

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