Dyslexia and the Foreign Language Requirement

My daughter has dyslexia. She exhibits many typical characteristics that come with language learning disabilities, including difficulty understanding written text and problems with spelling. But like many with dyslexia, she possesses a number of outstanding qualities as well, including an… Read the rest

Ben Foss: Changing the Conversation About Dyslexia

Ben Foss has a way with words. In fact, as a graduate student, Foss won the World Debating Championship, just two years after becoming the first American to win the British Isles Debating Championship. Foss’s facility with the spoken word… Read the rest

Treating Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability characterized by difficulties with word recognition, spelling, and decoding. People without reading disabilities process a word instantly and can automatically access the definitions of words as they read. In contrast, those with dyslexia experience… Read the rest

Addressing Reading Issues: Multisensory Structured Language Basics

A reading disability (dyslexia) necessitates direct intervention by a trained professional in the form of a specific curriculum tailored to the child’s strengths and weaknesses. While there is no single program that meets the needs of all students, research shows… Read the rest

Finding a Reading Specialist

You’ve decided to retain a reading specialist. Perhaps your child has been struggling in school and you’re hoping to learn why. Maybe he’s been identified as having a learning disability, and you want to ensure that he receives appropriate school… Read the rest