Dealing With The Dyslexia Paradox

Students with dyslexia are often not identified until they are older and are not offered proper services and intervention until someone notices there’s a real deficiency, which often happens after the ideal time for intervention (kindergarten and 1st grade) has passed. BY SHANTELL THAXTON BERRETT When the diagnosis of dyslexia – and later dysgraphia – came to light with my son, I felt overwhelmed and afraid. I was unsure of how to help him, or […]

Simple “Life Hacks” For Students With Dyslexia

BY ANGELA SHAW Many parents understand that building resiliency and independence within their child will increase self-esteem, happiness, and success throughout life. However, children with dyslexia are faced daily with tasks that are extremely difficult for them and they often experience repeated failure when attempting these tasks (IDA, 2013). Therefore, anxiety is often the tenor of their lives and may be generalized in one or many aspects of their reality. Because of their vulnerability to […]

DYSLEXIA Legislative Updates Supporting Innovative Pathways Toward Student Achievement In Reading

BY ANGELA SHAW Since its inception in 1975, the original legislation, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Pubic Law 94-142), has evolved and matured to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) within an ever widening, least restrictive environment (LRE), grounded upon scientific advances that ensure high-quality, meaningful, and beneficial education for all students. The reauthorization process accounts for advancement and understanding to maintain a fluid support system toward educating students with disabling conditions […]

Dyslexia: A New Perspective

A NEW PERSPECTIVE BY KARIN MERKLE Pass along this information to teachers and parents who may be stuck in the myths of dyslexia. Whether a student ends up getting lessons or not, the word and information you share may just save our world’s next great inventor, engineer, or scientist! I have great news to share with you about bright children (and adults) who struggle with reading and spelling. In a moment, when I share a […]