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Trauma and Reading

from https://www.corelearn.com/trauma-and-reading/ By Dr. Steven Dykstra, reprinted with permission Don Meichenbaum, one of the world’s leading experts on trauma and violence, and one of the most influential mental health professionals of the last century, said one thing is more important to traumatized children than anything else. More important than therapy, more important than social programs,… Continue reading Trauma and Reading

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How Decoding Dyslexia Can Help Decode the Mind

Most people think it’s only a reading disorder—but it’s also a speech processing disorder By Iris Berent on September 27, 2020 from https://preview.tinyurl.com/yyw92xp3 During this school year, thousands of children will begin reading. Despite their best efforts, however, up to a tenth of them will struggle. If we were aware of the early warning signs, we could help… Continue reading How Decoding Dyslexia Can Help Decode the Mind

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Are Sight Words Detrimental for Beginner Readers?

from https://highfiveliteracy.com/2016/10/31/are-sight-words-detrimental-for-beginner-readers/ Although English is a phonetic language, there are still schools of thought that want children to memorize a certain number of words by the time they finish kindergarten.  Some people would argue and say that it couldn’t hurt, or it is part of a “Balanced Literacy” program.  But I would say it is… Continue reading Are Sight Words Detrimental for Beginner Readers?

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What the Words Say

Many kids struggle with reading – and children of color are far less likely to get the help they need Illustration by Rachel Sender for APM Reports August 6, 2020 | by Emily Hanford from https://www.apmreports.org/episode/2020/08/06/what-the-words-say A false assumption about what it takes to be a skilled reader has created deep inequalities among U.S. children, putting… Continue reading What the Words Say

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Finding upends theory about the cerebellum’s role in reading and dyslexia

Download October 9, 2019 Source: Georgetown University Medical CenterSummary: New brain imaging research debunks a controversial theory about dyslexia that can impact how it is sometimes treated. The cerebellum, a brain structure traditionally considered to be involved in motor function, has been implicated in the reading disability, developmental dyslexia, however, this 'cerebellar deficit hypothesis' has… Continue reading Finding upends theory about the cerebellum’s role in reading and dyslexia

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Why Dyslexia Is More Than a Reading Disorder

BY ALICE PARK  DECEMBER 21, 2016 2:21 PM EST People with dyslexia have difficulty reading letters and words; it’s a learning disability that has nothing to do with their intelligence. Until recently, researchers assumed the challenge could be traced to language difficulties, including problems processing printed words, and they focused their attention on the language parts of the… Continue reading Why Dyslexia Is More Than a Reading Disorder

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Variability in natural speech is challenging for the dyslexic brain

June 25, 2020 Source:University of Helsinki Summary:A new study brings neural-level evidence that the continuous variation in natural speech makes the discrimination of phonemes challenging for adults suffering from developmental reading-deficit dyslexia. A new study brings neural-level evidence that the continuous variation in natural speech makes the discrimination of phonemes challenging for adults suffering from… Continue reading Variability in natural speech is challenging for the dyslexic brain

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3 keys to teaching students with dyslexia to read

BY ANGELA GIBSONJune 9th, 2020 from https://tinyurl.com/y993vzus A dyslexia specialist shares three ways educators can come together to help their students with learning disabilities There are so many myths surrounding what it means to have dyslexia, and unfortunately, the aspiring educator doesn’t typically learn the signs of dyslexia in a college classroom. This presents a… Continue reading 3 keys to teaching students with dyslexia to read

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Mick Fleetwood Credits His Dyslexia With the Drumming Pattern in One of Fleetwood Mac’s Greatest Hits

from https://tinyurl.com/yaftw59s Musical artists today are enormously talented, but many classic rock fans have a soft spot for the rock stars of the 60s and 70s. For any classic rock fan, musical group Fleetwood Mac is one of the best examples of the music of that era. Frontwoman Stevie Nicks is, of course, a legendary queen and perhaps the most recognizable… Continue reading Mick Fleetwood Credits His Dyslexia With the Drumming Pattern in One of Fleetwood Mac’s Greatest Hits

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Understanding Literacy Difficulties vs. Disabilities

from https://resilienteducator.com/classroom-resources/reading-comprehension-disabilities/ Tweens are going through a challenging growth period both physically and emotionally; sometimes there is no task more challenging than improving reading habits of middle schoolers. Reading proficiency is incredibly important, not only for a child’s schooling but for the quality of his or her life outside of school. Unfortunately, not all children… Continue reading Understanding Literacy Difficulties vs. Disabilities