Food for Thought Archives - American Dyslexia Association https://www.dyslexia.me/category/food-for-thought/ We can help! Tue, 13 Sep 2022 23:15:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://i0.wp.com/www.dyslexia.me/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/adalogo500.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Food for Thought Archives - American Dyslexia Association https://www.dyslexia.me/category/food-for-thought/ 32 32 103883047 Assessing the Need for a Unique Reading App https://www.dyslexia.me/assessing-the-need-for-a-unique-reading-app/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 22:58:30 +0000 https://www.dyslexia.me/?p=2653 Over a period of 8 years, I developed a reading intervention for struggling 2nd Graders.  It is well-established that if children are not reading fluently with comprehension by the end of 3rd grade, they have only a 20% chance of reading at grade level at the end of 9th grade, and that’s with intensive remediation. 

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America’s Embarrassing Reading Crisis: Working Towards a Solution https://www.dyslexia.me/americas-embarrassing-readingcrisis-working-towards-asolution/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 23:23:33 +0000 https://www.dyslexia.me/?p=2619 By Dr. Lisa Richardson Hassler More than 80 percent of students who fail to earn a high school diploma were struggling readers in third grade. How many of these children had dyslexia and went through the educational system without proper diagnosis or interventions to help?     We all want our children to learn and thrive. […]

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Reshoring Initiative Needs Creative Thinkers to Transform Advanced Manufacturing and the Future of Work https://www.dyslexia.me/reshoring-initiative-needs-creative-thinkers-to-transform-advanced-manufacturing-and-the-future-of-work/ Thu, 15 Jul 2021 22:25:00 +0000 https://www.dyslexia.me/?p=2448 The COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdowns and related global recession of 2020 have created a highly uncertain outlook for the labor market. This phenomenon has accelerated both the arrival of the future of work and the reshoring of well-paying manufacturing jobs back to the United States. A world of new technology is fundamentally changing how people work. The World Economic […]

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The Benefits of Play in Cognitive Development https://www.dyslexia.me/the-benefits-of-play-in-cognitive-development/ Mon, 29 Mar 2021 23:27:02 +0000 https://www.dyslexia.me/?p=2344 Editor’s note: While it may seem like a simple idea, play is fundamental to forming trust-based relationships. Play permeates the TBRI empowering, connecting, and correcting principles and as Dr. Purvis once said: “Play disarms fear, builds connectedness, and teaches social skills and competencies for life.” We’ve recently received a few questions about the benefits of […]

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Even Older Kids Should Have Time to Read in Class https://www.dyslexia.me/even-older-kids-should-have-time-to-read-in-class/ Sun, 21 Mar 2021 19:35:49 +0000 https://www.dyslexia.me/?p=2338 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 https://www.dyslexia.me/life-skills-that-make-a-difference/ Sat, 13 Mar 2021 19:02:27 +0000 https://www.dyslexia.me/?p=2334 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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For Teens Knee-Deep In Negativity, Reframing Thoughts Can Help https://www.dyslexia.me/for-teens-knee-deep-in-negativity-reframing-thoughts-can-help/ Mon, 15 Feb 2021 19:10:26 +0000 https://www.dyslexia.me/?p=2311  (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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