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September 14, 2018No Comments

*Reading is harder and slower for dyslexic students and students who struggle with language and reading. Consequently, they typically read less. If they are to keep up with their peers academically, then it is imperative to find additional ways to expose them to as many words and ideas as possible. This…

What I’ve Seen: 7 Signs a Student Needs Explicit Reading Instruction

September 7, 2018No Comments

“What I learned is that explicit, or specialized, reading instruction can be helpful not only for kids with reading issues like dyslexia, but also for kids who are struggling just with certain reading skills.” Read more here: https://www.understood.org/en/community-events/blogs/expert-corner/2016/07/14/what-ive-seen-7-signs-a-student-needs-explicit-reading-instruction?utm_source=fbshare&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share

Is it a reading disorder or developmental lag?

September 7, 2018No Comments

Get expert advice on identifying and addressing reading problems in your child’s early years. by: GreatSchools Staff | June 22, 2018 https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/reading-disorder-or-developmental-lag/  

Phonemic awareness is one of the most accurate predictors of reading success.

September 7, 2018No Comments

Ever wonder what an evaluation or assessment for reading delays might look like?

September 7, 2018No Comments

A glimpse into the emotional toll that Dyslexia has on kids

September 7, 2018No Comments

  By Don M. Winn One constant in the universe is that human beings don’t like doing things we’re not good at. When we put forth our very best effort and still struggle or fail, many of us will be reluctant to engage in that activity again. These events—especially if…

Signs of Dyslexia

September 6, 2018No Comments

The signs of dyslexia can appear as early as preschool. Whether you’re a parent or teacher— or think you might have dyslexia yourself—here’s what to look for, starting in the earliest years through adulthood. http://dyslexia.yale.edu/dyslexia/signs-of-dyslexia/

Why Learning to Read is Harder than Learning to Speak

September 6, 2018No Comments

Why Learning to Read Is Harder Than Learning to Speak About kids with reading issues: "It has nothing to do with intelligence, it has nothing to do with exposure." Posted by Understood on Saturday, February 24, 2018

Recommendations for Identifying Students Prone to Reading Challenges & Dyslexia

September 6, 2018No Comments

Ever wonder what specialists are looking for when they screen young learners when it comes to reading delays? Does the lingo leave you wondering what it all means? This article does a great job explaining the complexities of learning to read.   https://www.screenandintervene.com/1st-grade-skills

Dyslexia and the Brain

September 6, 2018No Comments

Dyslexia and the Brain Take a peek into the dyslexic brain. Posted by Understood on Monday, December 18, 2017