Dyslexia: Red Flags for Early Intervention

By Margie Gillis, Ed.D  Research suggests that half of all children have difficulty learning to read; in fact, for nearly one-third of kids, it is one of the most difficult tasks they will ever have to accomplish. These are the… Read the rest

Help for Young Readers

Humans are biologically wired to learn how to speak. Reading, however is not learned instinctively. It must be taught. The earlier you begin, the greater your child’s chances are of becoming a fluent reader. It’s helpful for early elementary programs… Read the rest

Are SLD and Dyslexia the Same Diagnosis?

The IDEA defines Specific Learning Disability as “a disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, which may manifest itself in the imperfect ability to listen, think, speak,… Read the rest

Bookshare: Best-Kept Secret for Kids with Dyslexia

By Eve Kessler, Esq. Bookshare is an online library of accessible eBooks and educational materials for children (and adults) with diagnosed language learning disabilities and other issues that make reading difficult. Members have access to over 400,000 titles, including textbooks,… Read the rest

Comprehension Skills for Kids with LD

Reading comprehension is essential to academic and lifelong learning. Yet despite its critical importance, comprehension has only been in the forefront of scientific study since the 1970s. Since then, we’ve learned that reading comprehension is not a passive, receptive process,… Read the rest