Solving the Dyslexia Paradox

The development of basic reading skills is one of the primary goals of elementary school, yet many students are not meeting that goal. According to the 2019 Nation’s Report Card (results from the largest nationally representative continuing assessment of educational… Read the rest

Summertime: Read, Read, Read!

To help your struggling reader maintain the gains she’s made in school this past year, make reading a priority this summer. All students, but especially those with learning challenges are at risk for the “summer slide” or taking a step… Read the rest

Debunking Common LD Myths

Although significant progress has been made toward raising awareness about learning disabilities, several widely accepted misconceptions persist.  Following are some of the most prevalent myths, along with the facts. Knowing the reality can help parents address concerns early on, when… Read the rest

Strengths, Talents & Dyslexia

There is a bright future for children with dyslexia who get the support they need early on. Among the skills and abilities often associated with dyslexia are three-dimensional spatial reasoning (necessary for architecture, engineering, science, etc.) and mechanical aptitude. Although… Read the rest

Dyslexia: Reading Program Basics

Although I’m not familiar with the iREADY instructional program you reference, I did look at a description of it and the research supporting it. It does not appear to include and teach the elements of language explicitly, systematically, cumulatively, and… Read the rest