Tag: children

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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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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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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The Gift of Being a Dyslexic Teacher

09/05/2020 | By More
The Gift of Being a Dyslexic Teacher

A dyslexic teacher can be more attentive in the classroom, sensitive to struggling students and modelling how to compensate for this spectrum disorder. By Matthew James Friday Dyslexia creates suffering for many students, but you rarely hear of teachers admitting to having it. Are teachers really still required, in the 21st century, to be models of […]

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Why Ages 2-7 Matter So Much for Brain Development

09/01/2020 | By More
Why Ages 2-7 Matter So Much for Brain Development

Rich experiences—from play to the arts and relationships—fundamentally shape a young child’s development. By Rishi Sriram June 24, 2020 When Albert Einstein was a child, few people—if any—anticipated the remarkable contributions he would make to science. His language development was delayed, worrying his parents to the point of consulting a doctor. His sister once confessed that Einstein “had […]

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Unlock a Summer of Fun with Bookshare’s #AllInTogether Summer Read-a-thon

08/05/2020 | By More
Unlock a Summer of Fun with Bookshare’s #AllInTogether Summer Read-a-thon

Published JUNE 10, 2020 by Laura Deck, Bookshare Communications Keep your child engaged with this fun and easy reading program featuring hand-picked reading lists, tips to encourage reading, and a pledge form As communities practice social distancing this summer, parents and children will be spending more time together than usual. This is an opportunity for parents of […]

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Approaches to Dyslexia Training

04/07/2016 | By More
Approaches to Dyslexia Training

The phenomenon of dyslexia is often referred to as a “learning disability”. However, these exceptional individuals just have different sensory perceptions due to genetic dispositions (Galaburda, LoTurco, Ramus, Fitch, & Rosen, 2006). Their different sensory perceptions cause them to view and experience our world differently, what can lead to significant accomplishments in arts, sports, and science – just not in reading and writing. Many researchers of different disciplines have dealt with this topic, mainly on how to address the reading and spelling issues that dyslexics have and how to render assistance. The approaches to research in dyslexia are as diverse as the various methods of training. What is needed is a comprehensive approach to dyslexia training that addresses all elements that cause the affected individuals’ problems to deliver faster and longer-lasting improvements.

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Dinosaur perception training

05/11/2015 | By More
Dinosaur perception training

Kids + dinosaurs = fun! Enjoy our new free no prep printables with dinosaurs. Kids will have fun and train visual and spatial perception, patterning and counting till 5. Visual and spatial perception: Patterning: Counting till 5: Download: Dinosaur perception training You want even more dinosaurs? Check out this free online game: Dinosaur – Find […]

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ReadWorks: Free resources for reading comprehension

01/29/2015 | By More
ReadWorks: Free resources for reading comprehension

Can children learn reading comprehension? Of course, they can. Thanks to ReadWorks, this is not even expensive. In fact, it is completely for free. This non-profit site offers research-proven tools so that students can improve their academic achievement. ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages online, for free, to be […]

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Storyline Online

10/09/2014 | By More
Storyline Online

Reading to children has been repeatedly shown to improve their reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration and general academic aptitude… as well as inspire a love of reading. The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read […]

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