Author Archive: Donna Taylor

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Life Skills That Make a Difference

03/13/2021 | By More
Life Skills That Make a Difference

By Jonathan Cohen, Ph.D. and Eve Kessler, Esq. Social, emotional, and ethical literacy may be more important than academic skills when it comes to achieving happiness and success • As a parent you can help your child develop competencies in those areas • Use your child’s evaluation as a tool to improve in areas other […]

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Phonological Awareness Training: Overcoming the Hurdle to Success

03/05/2021 | By More
Phonological Awareness Training: Overcoming the Hurdle to Success

March 4, 2021 by Brainspring It is not uncommon for kids in the early stages of learning to read to have difficulty blending (combining sounds) and segmenting (separating) sounds. This is an early hurdle in reading development but a necessary component of learning to read and spell. Developing a robust phonological awareness foundation is critical to […]

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How to Help Autistic Students Navigate a Turbulent School Year

02/17/2021 | By More
How to Help Autistic Students Navigate a Turbulent School Year

Autistic students may need additional support to cope with the changing routines and shifts between distance and in-person learning. The Covid-19 pandemic has created numerous challenges for students, educators, parents, and community members. Unfortunately, these challenges could lead to increased achievement gaps in our most at-risk populations. The shift in school settings, the dependency on […]

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For Teens Knee-Deep In Negativity, Reframing Thoughts Can Help

02/15/2021 | By More
For Teens Knee-Deep In Negativity, Reframing Thoughts Can Help

 (Jenn Liv for NPR) “Why didn’t she text me back yet? She doesn’t like me anymore!” “There’s no way I’m trying out for the team. I suck at basketball” “It’s not fair that I have a curfew!” Sound familiar? Parents of tweens and teens often shrug off such anxious and gloomy thinking as normal irritability […]

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Dyslexia Research Center Online Shop

02/04/2021 | By More
Dyslexia Research Center Online Shop

Check out our online dyslexia and dyscalculia shop for educational tools like Mathe4matics and Letters2Words card games, and the EasyReading Card. http://dyslexics.com   Also featured in our online shop is Dyslexia-Dyscalculia!?, a publication authored by Dr. Astrid Kopp-Duller and Dr. Livia R. Pailer-Duller, which describes the necessity of intervention on a didactic level.  

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13 Simple Ways to Practice Addition and Subtraction

02/03/2021 | By More
13 Simple Ways to Practice Addition and Subtraction

In my day, we just memorized math. I don’t know that I ever really truly understood much of what math was nor was I able to compute higher-level skills until I started teaching math and learned how to be flexible with numbers. Flexibility with numbers is a key foundational skill for young learners and those […]

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9 Surprising Clues Of Dyslexia in Children

01/29/2021 | By More
9 Surprising Clues Of Dyslexia in Children

Will Your Child Grow Out of His Reading Difficulty or Is It Dyslexia? Are you worried your child’s slow start to reading might indicate dyslexia? Is your older child struggling with reading, but you are not sure how serious it is? Should you act now or will your child’s reading difficulties most likely resolve naturally? We all know […]

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Ellen Woodward and the Women Who Brought Literacy to Southern Families

01/23/2021 | By More
Ellen Woodward and the Women Who Brought Literacy to Southern Families

By: Laken Brooks In 1933, Ellen Woodward (1887-1971) came to Washington, D.C. She had recently begun working with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, but she held onto her primary passion: women’s poverty and unemployment. So when First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt hosted a White House Conference on the Emergency Needs of Women later that same year, Woodward did […]

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Scientists May Have Found the Real Cause of Dyslexia—And a Way to Treat It

01/14/2021 | By More
Scientists May Have Found the Real Cause of Dyslexia—And a Way to Treat It

Dyslexia is often described as trying to read letters as they jump around the page. Because of its connections to reading difficulties and trouble in school, the condition is often blamed on the brain. But according to a new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the so-called learning disability may actually start in the eyes. […]

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Dyslexia and Working Memory Go Hand in Hand—How to Help Students Remember More

01/11/2021 | By More
Dyslexia and Working Memory Go Hand in Hand—How to Help Students Remember More

Samantha Cleaver on October 9, 2019 Brought to you by Learning Ally As teachers, we know that when students have certain abilities, they’re better prepared for school and life. Working memory is one of those things. We know it when we see it: Students are organized, know exactly what to do after you’ve given directions, and are […]

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