Must-Have AT Tools for Struggling Readers

By Shelley Lacey-Castelot, ATACP, MS What Assistive Technology (AT) does your child with LD need to be independently successful this school year? Over the next few weeks, this blog will feature smart choices for you to consider as you make… Read the rest

Summer Practice: 5 Components of Reading

Reading with children and helping them practice the specific components of reading can dramatically improve their ability to read. Use the more leisurely summer months to help your child improve in the key areas below: Recognizing and using individual sounds… Read the rest

Reading Levels: What Do They Tell You?

The reading level that you’re referring to is either a number or a letter, which is meant to tell you if your child is reading at grade level. It is based on an assessment called a running record—a record that… Read the rest

New Font to Help Those with Dyslexia

You’ve heard the expression, “It takes one to know one.” That’s the case for Dyslexie—a new typeface designed by Christian Boer to help those with dyslexia decipher print material more easily. It’s no coincidence that the Dutch designer has the… 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