Dyslexia Research: What Does Hearing Have to Do With It?

Dyslexia Research: What Does Hearing Have to Do With It?

“Who is the flounder of this company?” Notice anything off about this sentence? (Flounder should be founder). This is something you might hear someone with dyslexia or auditory processing disorder say (or if you’re anything like me, speaking errors …
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Dear Parent: Why your Dyslexic Child Struggles with Reading

Dear Parent: Why your Dyslexic Child Struggles with Reading

Recently, I came across a wonderfully compassionate, yet sensible article on children struggling with dyslexia and why they struggle. Maryanne Wolf, author of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research …
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The Academic Gender Gap

The Academic Gender Gap

You may or may not be aware of the ever-increasing academic gap between girls and boys. In the last thirty years, female students have not only caught up to the male students, but have even surpassed them in academic achievement. More girls are on the National Honor Society, have a …
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Guys Read

Guys Read

Jon Scieszka, author of children's books such as The Stinky Cheese Man and the Time Warp Trio series, created a website called Guys Read, which takes a look at the growing literacy problems among boys in the United States and other developed countries and offers …
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The Struggling Reader and Stress

The Struggling Reader and Stress

Those who struggle with reading experience varying degrees of stress at school, doing their homework and with any activity that involves reading. It is hard for them to understand why they have such a difficult time with something that appears to come so easily for everyone else around …
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Orton-Gillingham and Homeschooling

Orton-Gillingham and Homeschooling

You have made the decision to homeschool. Your reason may be to have more influence over your child’s education, or perhaps, because your child has a learning disability such as dyslexia and deserves more special attention. Regardless of your motive to homeschool, the …
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Orlando Bloom Talks About Dyslexia [Famous Dyslexics]

We've written before about Orlando Bloom and his struggles with dyslexia. But today I watched some recently released YouTube videos of Bloom talking about how he hid from dyslexia until reaching adulthood. It was at this time that he decided that nothing – not even …
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Downtime, Distractions, And Dyslexia

Downtime, Distractions, And Dyslexia

Concentrating takes a little practice. And although it is important for us to learn how to concentrate, it’s a critical skill for children with dyslexia or ADHD. Distractions may vary in shape, size and form, but the fact is, distractions can follow you anywhere is you let them. …
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Struggling Readers Are Everywhere. Help Them.

Struggling Readers Are Everywhere. Help Them.

Yesterday, I attended the Utah Technology Council gathering at the State Capitol Rotunda. The purpose for going and setting up a vendor booth, at least for us, was to introduce the members of congress to the Reading Horizons product line and to discuss literacy and education …
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Mnemonic Devices to Help with Memory

Mnemonic Devices to Help with Memory

“Mnemonic” is another word for memory tool. Mnemonics are techniques for remembering information that is otherwise quite difficult to recall; a very simple example is the '30 days hath September' rhyme for remembering the number of days in each calendar month. …
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