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

Understanding RTI

Prior to the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2004, school districts used a “discrepancy model” to identify students with learning disabilities. If the gap—or discrepancy—between a student’s ability (as measured by IQ scores) and achievement… 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