Teachers don’t understand the depth of dyslexia

Dec 13, 2018 by The Conversation   Cathryn Knight – Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that most of us know for causing problems with writing, reading and spelling. But it is more than this, and can affect people in many different ways. It is generally accepted that underlying neurological aspects, such as slight differences in brain structure, can change the… Continue reading Teachers don’t understand the depth of dyslexia

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Dyslexia center opens in Superior to help children excel

SUPERIOR, WI — Experts say having an outside-the-classroom learning program is a must for children with dyslexia, especially for those in our area. That’s why a new dyslexia center has opened up in Superior — the fourth of its kind in the state of Wisconsin. “There’s definitely a need in every one of our locations,”… Continue reading Dyslexia center opens in Superior to help children excel

Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

By Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D. October 23, 2014 In order to accommodate students with dyslexia, general education teachers must understand what the condition is and what alternate means work best for accessing information. The following passage is about dyslexia. I want you to assume that I will be asking you a comprehension question or two when you… Continue reading Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

Hard Words: Why aren’t kids being taught to read?

September 10, 2018 | by Emily Hanford From: https://www.apmreports.org/story/2018/09/10/hard-words-why-american-kids-arent-being-taught-to-read Scientific research has shown how children learn to read and how they should be taught. But many educators don't know the science and, in some cases, actively resist it. As a result, millions of kids are being set up to fail. LISTEN: Hard Words: Why Aren't… Continue reading Hard Words: Why aren’t kids being taught to read?

Sparking Literacy Gains for Students With Intellectual Disabilities

By Christina Samuels on June 4, 2014 2:24 PM Many students with intellectual disabilities are thought to have little or no ability to read independently. But new research shows that with intensive, scientifically based instruction, children with IQs of 40 to 80 (the typical range is 80 to 115) can independently read simple text. The findings were published in… Continue reading Sparking Literacy Gains for Students With Intellectual Disabilities

Teachers Criticize Their Colleges of Ed. for Not Preparing Them to Teach Reading

By Madeline Will on October 24, 2018 1:08 PM Last month, an audio documentary and article provocatively titled "Why Aren't Kids Being Taught to Read?" sent shockwaves through the education community. The premise of the story, reported by American Public Media's Emily Hanford, is that scientific research has shown how children learn to read. But many teachers either… Continue reading Teachers Criticize Their Colleges of Ed. for Not Preparing Them to Teach Reading

How well does your state support children with dyslexia?

by EMILY HANFORD October 25, 2017 Scientists estimate that between 5 and 12 percent of American kids have dyslexia. Kindergartners in an Ohio classroom learning letters. One in five American kids struggles to read, and many of them have dyslexia. But public schools are failing to identify or treat dyslexia, even though there are proven ways to… Continue reading How well does your state support children with dyslexia?