Social & Emotional Side of Dyslexia – The Heartbreaking Part of My Job

"I come to school. I see all the other friends. Who can rite and read. But me, I’m all on my own. Not good at riteing. Not good at reading. I site on my bed, I cry I cry and I cry. But I boh’t see why. It’s so hared for me. Can’t you see?"

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Exploring Dyslexia: What Does It Look Like?

Well, you certainly can’t tell by looking at a student. The kids that come to Dyslexia Reading Connection are bright, fun, creative, and imaginative. In other words, they look like most kids.

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A Recommended Podcast: Sold A Story

For me, once the singing and chair dancing session is complete, and my daughter puts on her headphones, its the perfect time to expand my mind. That’s when I turn to podcasts or audiobooks.

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Touch Typing Method Isn’t Working? Try Using Adaptive Typing!

Many individuals with dyslexia like to use some form of speech-to-text typing, or spell checker every day; I know I do. Thanks to assistive technologies like speech-to-text or phonetic spell checkers, it can make writing documents easier. I use these technologies daily at my workplace and home life.

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Understanding Dyscalculia

Dyscalculia, impacting 1 in 10, is a learning struggle that affects an individual’s ability to do math. Much like dyslexia interrupts the areas of the brain with reading and writing; dyscalculia affects the area of the brain that handles math and number-related skills and understanding.

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Does Your Child Get Bullied Because of Being Dyslexic?

Students with dyslexia or any learning disabilities often get teased and bullied because of their learning differences from their classmates, and they have to get extra help from the teachers.

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Dyslexia Minute: bdpq Confusion

It focuses solely on one of the topics we previously discussed; b/d confusion. Individuals with dyslexia have left/right confusion.

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Summer Slide

Schools are going to be out for summer break; what are you doing this summer? What activities will your children be participating in? There are many more options this summer than last summer, but...

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Early Detection for Dyslexia

Let’s talk about the word cat. If we were to make the sounds for the word cat, we would make three sounds   /c/ /a/ /t/. If we are making those sounds very short and we're doing so correctly, the child can easily detect the three individual sounds.

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Accommodations for Dyslexic Students

An accommodation is an alteration that gives a student the chance to successfully demonstrate what he/she knows. It does not guarantee success, but denying it guarantees failure. Fair does not mean treating everyone the same. Fair means providing what each student needs to have a chance to succeed in class.

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Dysgraphia

Dysgraphia is a neurological disorder characterized by writing struggles. Specifically, it causes a person’s writing to be distorted or incorrect. The word Dysgraphia is a Greek word. The prefix dys indicates that there is impairment. Graph refers to producing letter form by hand, and the suffix ia refers to having a condition...

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Why We Use the Barton Reading & Spelling System

Here at Dyslexia Reading Connection, we use The Barton Reading and Spelling System. One of the beauties of Barton is how it is tailored to play to the strengths of those with dyslexia...

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Irlen Syndrome

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability (reading, writing, pronouncing words, etc.). Irlen syndrome is not language-based. Irlen is a light sensitivity...

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