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Life Skills That Make a Difference

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 […]

03/13/2021 | By More
Phonological Awareness Training: Overcoming the Hurdle to Success

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 […]

03/05/2021 | By More
Opera Singer Keith Harris Discusses Life with Dyslexia in Online Event on March 4 2021

Opera Singer Keith Harris Discusses Life with Dyslexia in Online Event on March 4 2021

Putney, VT— The Landmark College Center for Neurodiversity will host an online discussion with opera singer Keith Harris on Thursday, March 4 2021 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.   Harris’s presentation, entitled “The Gift of Dyslexia,” combines music with a message of inspiration and hope that draws from his 2019 book, The Odds Against: Finding the […]

02/28/2021 | By More
How to Help Autistic Students Navigate a Turbulent School Year

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 […]

02/17/2021 | By More
For Teens Knee-Deep In Negativity, Reframing Thoughts Can Help

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 […]

02/15/2021 | By More
Dyslexia Research Center Online Shop

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.  

02/04/2021 | By More
13 Simple Ways to Practice Addition and Subtraction

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 […]

02/03/2021 | By More
9 Surprising Clues Of Dyslexia in Children

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 […]

01/29/2021 | By More
Ellen Woodward and the Women Who Brought Literacy to Southern Families

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 […]

01/23/2021 | By More
Scientists May Have Found the Real Cause of Dyslexia—And a Way to Treat It

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. […]

01/14/2021 | By More