dyslexia

Understanding Dyslexia

Newly released, the MindShift Guide to Understanding Dyslexia is designed to be an introduction to dyslexia. It describes: How to recognize dyslexia in children, including multilingual English Language Learners Teaching techniques for educators Helpful technology aids How parents can prepare for an Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting How adults with dyslexia managed their education experience… Read more

Dyslexia Myths

Did you know that October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month? It’s a great time to become better informed about dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Five places to get more facts about dyslexia: 7 Common Myths About Dyslexia Debunking the Myth about Dyslexia Dyslexia FAQ from The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity International Dyslexia Association… Read more

See Dyslexia Differently

The British Dyslexia Association created the animated video, See Dyslexia Differently, for young audiences to show some of the real challenges children with dyslexia face as well as their strengths and potential. KS1 See Dyslexia Differently and KS 2 See Dyslexia Differently are resource packs at two different levels that you can download for free… Read more

Structured Literacy – What is it?

Structured Literacy is the term the International Dyslexia Association uses for explicit, systematic instruction in the structure of the English language. Based on the Orton-Gillingham method, it is beneficial to all students, including those with dyslexia. The following infographic summarizes this approach. To learn more, read: Structured Literacy™: An Introductory Guide (2019) Structured Literacy and… Read more

Dyslexia in the Classroom

Dyslexia in the Classroom: What Every Teacher Needs to Know is a concise introduction produced by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). It is designed to provide teachers with basic information about dyslexia, dispel myths and misconceptions surrounding it, and increase teacher capacity. This is only one of many resources available on the IDA website. Here… Read more

The Value of Dyslexia

Dyslexic brains have a different way of processing information. This results in a pattern of strengths and challenges that is different for each person with dyslexia.  Although they have challenges with traditional learning such as reading and spelling, dyslexics can excel at other thinking skills, including creativity, critical thinking and communicating. To bring awareness to… Read more

Made by Dyslexia

Made by Dyslexia is a new organization based in the UK with the purpose of helping the world understand dyslexia as a different way of thinking and to support dyslexics. Their launch report from May 2017, Connecting the Dots: Understanding Dyslexia, gives a concise overview of dyslexia from the viewpoint of dyslexic people. It describes… Read more

20 Questions and Answers About Dyslexia

Earlier this month, Reading Rockets posted 20 Questions/Answers about Dyslexia That Teachers Can Use to Reshape Instruction.  Here’s a sample: In what ways do students with dyslexia read differently? Can they overcome dyslexia by reading more? Do reading problems and failure to keep pace stem from being lazy or unmotivated? To read the other 17… Read more

Dyslexia

Can you read this? Dan Britton, a British graphic designer, wanted to show what the reading experience is like for him and others who live with dyslexia. He created the ‘Dyslexia’ font, a typeface that demonstrates the frustration of finding printed words difficult to decode, by slowing down the time it takes to decipher words… Read more

Tutor Tips from Ireland

The National Adult Literacy Agency of Ireland held a Tutors’ Forum earlier this year. The following four videos showcase some of the tips and strategies that were offered for teaching reading and writing.