Overcoming Dyslexia's Challenges: Five Famous Examples

Overcoming Dyslexia's Challenges: Five Famous Examples

The International Dyslexia Association defines dyslexia as a learning disability that impairs a person’s ability to read, write and spell. Some dyslexics experience other symptoms such as trouble comprehending math, poor coordination or vision problems. Dyslexia is manageable and …
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Using an Orton Gillingham Approach in the Home

Using an Orton Gillingham Approach in the Home

If you have a child who struggles with reading you will do everything you can to understand the reasons for your child’s difficulties.  You have seen your child’s frustration and have suffered alongside them as you yourself struggle to understand how to help them. In your …
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Multi-Sensory Instruction: Use it Effectively

Multi-Sensory Instruction: Use it Effectively

There are two great blog posts Reading Horizons has that explain the reason for multi-sensory instruction and how to properly apply a multi-sensory approach to teaching reading. Those two posts are: The Connection Between Vocabulary and Reading Skills and A Simple Strategy for Teaching …
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Why Should Parents Care About Phonics Instruction?

Why Should Parents Care About Phonics Instruction?

Experience teaches us to be skeptical when things seem too good to be true, and it seems like 98% of the time an opportunity appears too amazing, something surely is amiss.  But sometimes you find a wonderful thing that doesn’t come with a catch, like the perfect pair of shoes …
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Take a Bite Out of Evertaster:  A Brand New Book Series for Picky Eaters...I Mean Kids

Take a Bite Out of Evertaster: A Brand New Book Series for Picky Eaters...I Mean Kids

Are you looking for something yummy…to read?   A new novel by up-and-coming author Adam Glendon Sidwell will give you just that – a tasty treat for your imagination.  Evertaster is set to be released on June 14, 2012, so kids and adults alike have a reason to …
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A Parent's Search for Answers for Helping Dyslexic Son

A Parent's Search for Answers for Helping Dyslexic Son

Guest Post by Dr. Eugenia Krimmel Dr. Krimmel is a mother of a son who was diagnosed with both dyslexia and ADHD. Dr. Krimmel has also taught in classrooms for over 23  years. “Doctor, is it dyslexia? ADHD?” You know as a parent that your child is struggling with reading …
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The D Word: Understanding Dyslexia

Reading Horizons is located in Salt Lake City- the heart of Utah. But about 30 miles east of Salt Lake City (a 40-minute drive through a vast canyon and an increase of elevation of about 3500 feet) you enter Park City. A trendy city most known for its ski resorts and the prestigious and …
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Does My Child Have a Vision-Related Reading Challenge?

Does My Child Have a Vision-Related Reading Challenge?

By Guest Blogger, Joan Brennan  Very often when exhibiting our reading tools at educational conferences, parents and teachers will ask, “How will I know if my child (or student) has a vision-related reading challenge?”  It is a very good question, one that …
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Can a Font Really Help Dyslexic Readers?

Can a Font Really Help Dyslexic Readers?

A graphic designer by the name of Christian Boer had developed a font to aid his own dyslexia and he has released it to be available for purchase online. But can a font really help dyslexic readers? Acocrding to an article published by Scientific American, “it has received …
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Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties Independent of Other Cognitive Abilities

Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties Independent of Other Cognitive Abilities

When you were (or still are) in school was there ever a concept that seemed impossible to grasp? Regardless of the effort you exerted it never seemed to come together for you. This is the case for the 10% of American children diagnosed with dyslexia… despite their best efforts they …
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