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Feb 18

Common Signs of Dyslexia

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  Dyslexia shows itself in many different ways and the signs of dyslexia can appear as early as 4-5 years of age. When I suspected my son had dyslexia, at age 7, I started to investigate. This investigation helped me on my journey to healing my son’s frustration and acknowledging his strengths. Read about my […]

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Jan 18

Talking to Your Child About Learning Differences

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“Self-knowledge must precede self-advocacy.” Mel Levine, MD.   After all the testing and waiting are over, and a specialist has pronounced a diagnosis of dyslexia or some other learning difference (LD), then comes the challenge of explaining that difference to your child.      In his book, The Motivation Breakthrough, Rick Lavoie tells the story […]

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Jan 18

Vocabulary for Struggling Readers Part 4

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In this final blog of our vocabulary discussion, we’ll take a look at some specific activities and games that are word-focused and interactive. We know, from the information in Blog 3, that we should engage students in these types of activities to help them increase their word knowledge and to help them become “word curious.” […]

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Jan 18

What is Dyslexia? Part 2

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In Part 1 of What is Dyslexia? I provided my description of this hidden disability, and then expanded with an exposition of the International Dyslexia Association definition. Finally, I connected that to the four subtypes of reading disorders; the first three of which all fall under the umbrella term, dyslexia. In this concluding blog, I […]

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Jan 18

Vocabulary for Struggling Readers Part 3

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In this third of a series, we’ll take a look at the term “robust” vocabulary instruction and discuss ways in which targeted Tier Two words can be taught most effectively.     First, it’s important to note that knowing a word is so much more than being able to state a dictionary definition of that […]

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Jan 18

What To Do If You Think Your Child Has Dyslexia

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Does your child avoid reading? Are there tears, fighting, and frustration with homework? Do his teachers report difficulties in reading and spelling? Is his self-esteem low? Are you wondering if your child’s reading challenges are caused by Dyslexia? It’s hard to know.     It was hard for me to know. I was that parent. […]

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