Recognizing Dyslexia

Recognizing Dyslexia

"Dyslexia is not a disease to have and to be cured of, but a way of thinking and learning. Often it's a gifted mind waiting to be found and taught." - Girard Sagmiller, "Dyslexia My Life" Children with learning disabilities exhibit a wide range of symptoms. These include problems with …
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My Dad Can't Read

My Dad Can't Read

My dad is a self-made man. He is the epitome of, “work overcomes all obstacles.” After retiring from his very profitable business nearly 20 years ago, he started another small enterprise and is currently building a cabin (by himself) for our family. My dad is 72 years …
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Childhood Learning Disabilities - Tips for Parents

Childhood Learning Disabilities - Tips for Parents

Did you know that 4.6 million children suffer from some sort of learning disability? Not only is sheer number of children is the U.S. with learning disabilities a challenge, but there's also an overwhelming mountain of information, assessments, and support groups to climb. We are …
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Read With Your Grandchildren

Read With Your Grandchildren

Today, I am writing from a different perspective – the grandparent one. Not only am I lucky enough to be called by that wonderful name, I also happen to know that many of the inquiries that we receive at Reading Horizons is from grandparents who are worried about a grandchild who …
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4 INSPIRING Stories of Dyslexics

4 INSPIRING Stories of Dyslexics

One of the most impressive things anyone can do in life is to react positively to a challenge. There is always the occasional story in the news of a person that faced something extremely difficult but did not let the problem defeat them and as a result they were able to help others face a …
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Author Daniel Pink Reveals the ADVANTAGE of the Dyslexic Mind

Author Daniel Pink Reveals the ADVANTAGE of the Dyslexic Mind

This week Reading Horizons is focusing on the strengths of those with dyslexia. Although dyslexia presents its possessors with many difficulties in reading and writing, the condition also provides dyslexics with many valuable skills worth celebrating! The number of dyslexics in the U.S. …
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Orlando Bloom Thrives by Embracing his Dyslexia [Famous Dyslexics]

Orlando Bloom Thrives by Embracing his Dyslexia [Famous Dyslexics]

The more I learn about dyslexia, the more advantages I see to those who are dyslexic. Not to undermine the struggles that come with the condition, but the abilities of dyslexics are valuable and worth celebrating. This week Reading Horizons will focus on the strengths of dyslexics and the …
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Warmheartedness Overcomes Dyslexia

My last phone call this morning was from an older, retired teacher who knew the value of a good foundational phonics program from her days spent teaching reading to second-graders. She told me about the 22 year-old young woman she has been helping with our reading program manuals, ( …
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Solution for Struggling Readers is Reading Programs

It continually amazes me the differences in financial situations of people who call in for help each day. Sometimes there is mention of the many thousands of dollars they've invested in private schools that still don't know how to solve the problem of dyslexia. Other times it's the many …
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Parent Education

When my husband and I have  found our children struggling with different needs we don't have the answers for or know what to do about, I sometimes feel reluctant to ask for help, even though I care very much. That is probably a common situation. We value our family's self-reliance, …
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