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

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