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Kids Can’t Wait: Strategies to Support Struggling Readers

04/19/2021 | By More
Kids Can’t Wait: Strategies to Support Struggling Readers

By Kyle Redford – YCDC Education Editor Strategies to Support Struggling Readers Which Don’t Require a Ph.D. in Neuropsychology I have a confession to make.  It involves a basic failure on my behalf.  What’s worse, my failure impacted students whom I care deeply about: students with dyslexia and other language-based learning challenges. It involved waiting […]

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Finding Solutions to a Serious National Problem

04/09/2021 | By More
Finding Solutions to a Serious National Problem

 “Half of the incoming freshmen at our business schools are now being required to take a basic course in writing because they cannot write a presentable letter or report or proposal.” When David McCullough, twice Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, learned of this situation, he called it “a serious […]

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Even Older Kids Should Have Time to Read in Class

03/21/2021 | By More
Even Older Kids Should Have Time to Read in Class

If the goal is to develop lifelong readers, students need time in class to practice—and learn to enjoy—reading. By Sarah Gonser  February 26, 2021 When Marilyn Pryle, a teacher in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, began scheduling silent reading time for her ninth- and 10th-grade students during the first 10 minutes of each class, it became “one […]

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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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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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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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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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How Testing Kids For Skills Can Hurt Those Lacking Knowledge

12/30/2020 | By More
How Testing Kids For Skills Can Hurt Those Lacking Knowledge

 (CrispyPork/iStock) Excerpted from THE KNOWLEDGE GAP by Natalie Wexler, published by Avery, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Copyright © 2019 by Natalie Wexler. By Natalie Wexler In 1987, two researchers in Wisconsin, Donna Recht and Lauren Leslie, constructed a miniature baseball field and installed it in an empty classroom […]

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