The Question I’m Always Asked About My Son’s Dyslexia

My Parent Journey blog post by Kristin Kane Sep 23, 2015 As a parent of a child with dyslexia, I’ve struggled for years to come up with an answer to one question. It’s a question I’m often asked by other parents of children with dyslexia. It usually comes after we talk about shared experiences—when we saw the warning signs,… Continue reading The Question I’m Always Asked About My Son’s Dyslexia

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Why Kids with Dyslexia Need Specialized Schools to Thrive: An Interview with Kevin Pendergast, Head of School at The Kildonan School

 April 27, 2018  Marion Waldman Kevin Pendergast, esq., the Head of School at The Kildonan School, standing with a former student. What are the major differentiating factors between Kildonan and a typical school, and why do we need schools like Kildonan? Two great questions: A. Typical schools, particularly public schools, are modeled on a noble idea,… Continue reading Why Kids with Dyslexia Need Specialized Schools to Thrive: An Interview with Kevin Pendergast, Head of School at The Kildonan School

The Importance of Fidelity When Implementing Reading Interventions

Literacy leaders such as an instructional coach can help teachers to ensure they are implementing a new literacy intervention as it was intended to be used. Written By: Jessica Sidler Folsom, Ph.D. Assistant Research Scientist, Iowa Reading Research Center Sandy A. Schmitz, Ph.D. Assistant Director, Iowa Reading Research Center   Posted on: February 6, 2018 https://iowareadingresearch.org… Continue reading The Importance of Fidelity When Implementing Reading Interventions

Dyslexia Is Very Treatable. So Why Aren’t We Helping More Kids?

November 28, 2017 Cathy Mason Phoebe Adams “They know I struggle, but they don’t help me.” Matthew, a recently evaluated fifth-grader, explains his frustration with reading and school. His story is mirrored in countless others we've witnessed as educational consultants. A high school senior was denied an athletic scholarship to college because she was reading at a… Continue reading Dyslexia Is Very Treatable. So Why Aren’t We Helping More Kids?

Unbalanced Comments on Balanced Literacy

By Timothy Shanahan  shanahan@uic.edu http://www.shanahanonliteracy.com Timothy Shanahan is one of the world’s premier literacy educators. He studies the teaching of reading and writing across all ages and abilities. Feel free to contact him. Blast from the Past: This blog first posted October 31, 2014; and was reposted on May 9, 2018. Over past week or, I've… Continue reading Unbalanced Comments on Balanced Literacy

My Top 3 Strategies for Dyslexic Children

By Richard Branson    @richardbranson from https://www.virgin.com 4 May 2018 I recently received a lovely letter from a teacher who told me about his personal struggles with dyslexia. Jonathan Farmer said when he was labelled with dyslexia as a child there was little understanding about the condition and very little desire to do anything to support him.… Continue reading My Top 3 Strategies for Dyslexic Children

“Don’t Worry. He’ll Catch Up.” Will Condemn Your Child To a Lifetime of Struggling to Read

by Judy Santilli Packhem published in http://www.medium.com You’re worried about your child because he is having trouble learning to read. Your smart-as-a-whip child, who can carry on a conversation with any adult and create a masterpiece out of Legos without instructions or guidance, can’t figure out the words in his book. Homework that takes most… Continue reading “Don’t Worry. He’ll Catch Up.” Will Condemn Your Child To a Lifetime of Struggling to Read