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Definition and Deflection and Dyslexia by Chris Stanton

Definition and Deflection and Dyslexia by Chris Stanton

What does being a dyslexic mean to someone learning he is one at age 42? Very little, and I am speaking with the exclusive authority of being me. What does it mean to a lad having so much trouble learning to read that a private school kicked him out, but then a public school teacher […]

01/22/2015 More
The Busy English Teacher’s Fun Activities & Exercises for Pre-Teens: Grammar Mind Maps, Fitness Games & More

The Busy English Teacher’s Fun Activities & Exercises for Pre-Teens: Grammar Mind Maps, Fitness Games & More

Until now most grammar books have offered perfect—but oftentimes negative— examples to illustrate the parts of speech, grammatical constructions, and “word-traffic controls” or the mechanics of capitalization and punctuation as Davis-Kyle calls them. Educators, parents, and grandparents will find the supplemental text The Busy English Teacher’s Fun Activities & Exercises for Pre-Teens brimming with positivity […]

01/19/2015 More
Math Shake: An Engaging, Playful App for Solving Word Problems

Math Shake: An Engaging, Playful App for Solving Word Problems

Math Shake is an engaging, playful app that helps students learn to effectively solve word problems. Math Shake contains thousands of unique questions which students turn into an equation by looking for key words and clues in the problem. Math Shake was created by elementary teachers with years of experience in helping students with dyslexia […]

01/10/2015 More
Visual Learning for Life: Worksheets and App addressing various Visual Perceptual Skills

Visual Learning for Life: Worksheets and App addressing various Visual Perceptual Skills

Visual Learning for Life provides parents, teachers and professionals with unique, professionally designed worksheets that help empower children who struggle with reading, spelling, handwriting, maths and comprehension due to weak visual perceptual skills. The extensive array of over 5000 worksheets have been devised to support children from 4 to 18 years. The worksheets are available […]

01/05/2015 More
Dyslexia Materials Offers Mindful and Multisensory Resources and Advice for Students with Dyslexia

Dyslexia Materials Offers Mindful and Multisensory Resources and Advice for Students with Dyslexia

There are a multitude of tools and resources available on the Internet for students with dyslexia, but finding the best sites can be very challenging. This blog features a summary of Dr. Erica Warren’s site, Dyslexia Materials. What is Dyslexia Materials? Dyslexia Materials is a comprehensive site that was created to offer teachers, homeschoolers, therapists […]

12/30/2014 More
If the Walls Could Speak By Deirdre M. Silvestri

If the Walls Could Speak By Deirdre M. Silvestri

It’s a beautiful, clear spring day, and soon the cherry blossoms will fall from the trees and blanket the ground like snow. This season promises to be extraordinary, but it won’t be the same without Da, who passed away at Christmastime. Finn O’Brine stares out the window, taking it all in. He can’t believe his […]

12/13/2014 More
Senator Melinda Bush moves for Dyslexia Awareness Week in Illinois

Senator Melinda Bush moves for Dyslexia Awareness Week in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — The State Senate adopted a resolution last week naming the second week of December 2014 as Dyslexia Awareness Week in Illinois. “We need to do a better job of identifying dyslexia,” said State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake), who sponsored the resolution. “We need to increase awareness so that parents and teachers understand the […]

12/09/2014 More
Christmas calendar, freebie, perception, dyslexia, dyscalculia, parents, worksheet

Christmas calendar 2014

Still a couple of days and it is that time of the year again: Waiting for christmas! To shorten the time we created a calendar. Every day you can download a freebie which trains your child’s skills for reading, writing and calculating: puzzles, finding pairs, coloring templates and much more! On December 1st 2014 the […]

11/27/2014 More
“Dyslexi-type” wins Seattle Social Venture Partners’ “Fast Pitch”

“Dyslexi-type” wins Seattle Social Venture Partners’ “Fast Pitch”

Eli W. and Xander F.’s learn-to-type software for students with dyslexia took home the “Most Innovative Use of Technology” prize at the SVP Fast Pitch social innovation contest in Seattle this week, as well as first place for high schools overall. Next they will turn their prototype into a product and get more feedback from […]

11/05/2014 More
Study at the University of Nottingham (UK): The Inclusion of Students with Dyslexia in Higher Education - A systematic review

Study at the University of Nottingham (UK): The Inclusion of Students with Dyslexia in Higher Education – A systematic review

What is the study about? The study summarises the available evidence on the forms of teaching, support and adjustment that students with dyslexia find useful for their inclusion in Higher Education. Why did we do this study? The number of students with disabilities and learning difficulties enrolled in Higher Education is on the rise. Universities […]

10/19/2014 More