How do I communicate a learning difference to my child and our family?

by Kristy Horner on May 11, 2018  in Everyday Homeschooling, Teaching Tips Meet your HSLDA Special Needs Consultant: Kristy Horner is a homeschooling mama to her twins, Griffin and Gabriella. She lives in West Virginia and enjoys reading, participating in her local homeschool co-op, history, field trips, writing, and spending time with her family—including Jack, their King Charles Cavalier. Q: How can… Continue reading How do I communicate a learning difference to my child and our family?

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New Sunderland project to support people with dyslexia

By: SUE KIRBY Email A new scheme has been launched in Sunderland to help dyslexic people with technology. Sunderland Libraries Service has joined forces with a voluntary group, Social Inclusion and Dyslexia Project (SID), to help dyslexic people who are socially excluded get better access to information and technology. Colin Fishwick at the launch of… Continue reading New Sunderland project to support people with dyslexia

Gavin Newsom knows what it is like to struggle with reading

By Louis Freedberg, EdSource from http://dyslexia.yale.edu   Reprinted with permission of Louis Freedberg: If Gavin Newsom is elected governor of California in November, he would likely be the first one to have trouble with reading or at least be the first willing to admit publicly that he does. For years, Newsom has been very open about… Continue reading Gavin Newsom knows what it is like to struggle with reading

4 Ways to Identify and Support Students with Dyslexia

By Matthew Lynch on August 10, 2018 4:51 PM |   « 3 Best Practices for Giving Teachers Ownership of Their Professional Development | Main 4 Ways to Identify and Support Students with Dyslexia By Matthew Lynch on August 10, 2018 4:51 PM | No comments By Shantell Thaxton Berrett California is home to about five million K-12 students. According to the most recent studies, an… Continue reading 4 Ways to Identify and Support Students with Dyslexia

Effective Reading Instruction

from: https://dyslexiaida.org/effective-reading-instruction/   The most difficult problem for students with dyslexia is learning to read. Unfortunately, popularly employed reading approaches, such as Guided Reading or Balanced Literacy, are not effective for struggling readers. These approaches are especially ineffective for students with dyslexia because they do not focus on the decoding skills these students need to… Continue reading Effective Reading Instruction

Teacher tackles the “human cost” of failing to address dyslexia and learning differences

By: Beth Farnsworth SBUSD literacy program now in public school system SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - A highly successful literacy pilot program will launch the 2018-2019 school year for students in the Santa Barbara Unified School District (SBUSD) to tackle the long-standing issue of dyslexia and learning differences. "The signs of dyslexia really look like a student… Continue reading Teacher tackles the “human cost” of failing to address dyslexia and learning differences

Dear Reading Specialist, May I Ask You a Few Questions?

  Written by Tatyana Elleseff Because the children I assess, often require supplementary reading instruction services, many parents frequently ask me how they can best determine if a reading specialist has the right experience to help their child learn how to read. So today’s blog post describes what type of knowledge reading specialists ought to… Continue reading Dear Reading Specialist, May I Ask You a Few Questions?