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Debunking Myths About Dyslexia

Dyslexia is one of the most studied and best understood of all the different types of learning challenges. Yet, several myths about dyslexia persist. This is largely due to the fact that there is insufficient transfer of knowledge about the science of reading into teacher university programs and professional development opportunities for educators. Consequently, almost

3 Tips to Ensure Reading Success and Enjoyment

Reading provides the foundation for students to succeed in the classroom and beyond. However, for those diagnosed with dyslexia, the journey to learning how to read can be difficult, resulting in discouragement and frustration. Understanding the science behind reading and becoming familiar with the available tools are critical for both parents and teachers to provide

Five Tips to Deliver PD That Supports Reading Instruction

In this article, Dr. Hart highlights the need for targeted professional development to support literacy instruction, especially for students who are struggling with dyslexia. Hundreds of teachers are already in the classroom without this type of training, so school districts must fill in this gap with a serious and sustained professional development that will equip

4 Lessons Learned From the United States’ Approach to Dyslexia

Today, the world is more connected than ever before thanks to advancements in technology. One advantage of this global connectivity is the ability to share information and learn from the experiences of others to inform, and hopefully improve, one’s own outcomes. An example of capitalizing on this advantage is the opportunity for India to improve

In the Classroom: Ideas and Strategies for Kids with ADD and Learning Disabilities

Children with attention deficit disorder and/or learning disabilities can be a challenge for any classroom teacher. This page provides some practical suggestions that can be used in the regular classroom as well as the special education classroom. By looking through a given list of interventions, a teacher will be able to select one or more

Reading Rockets: Building Parent-Teacher Relationships

Effective communication is essential for building school-family partnerships. It constitutes the foundation for all other forms of family involvement in education. Read more…

The Education of Dyslexic Children from Childhood to Young Adulthood

Sally E. Shaywitz, Robin Morris, and Bennett A. Shaywitz AbstractThe past two decades have witnessed an explosion in our understand-ing of dyslexia (or specific reading disability), the most common andmost carefully studied of the learning disabilities. We first reviewthe core concepts of dyslexia: its definition, prevalence, and devel-opmental course. Next we examine the cognitive model

Progress in reading instruction requires a better understanding of the English spelling system

There is an overwhelming consensus in the research community that systematic phonics is best practice for early reading instruction in English. That is, children should be explicitly taught the associations between graphemes and phonemes before learning other aspects of their writing system, including the important role that meaning plays in organizing spellings (through morphology andetymology).

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