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June 6, 2016

I might start receiving hate mail from all you avid readers for suggesting the idea of reading the ending of a book first, but hear me out before you pick up your pens.  Before posting this, the title of my first draft was “Dyslexia: Ruining the End...

May 23, 2016

Here’s a special tip from my Masters research thesis to you: Want to improve your memory and learning capacity?  Try introducing novelty into your study habits.

 

Yes, novelty.  We’re not talking plush novelty Winnie the Pooh toys, but the very idea o...

October 14, 2015

In honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month, the time has come once again to celebrate the challenging gift of dyslexia and highlight the cold, hard truths about the treatment of and attitudes about it.  True awareness not only comes from the knowledge of...

May 17, 2015

 

If you consider dyslexia, you might immediately think of backwards letters or mixed-up words in a sentence.  You might not typically think of hearing words in a scrambled way or having trouble processing the sounds.  But these are symptoms of a typ...

April 24, 2015

Not all dyslexia manifests itself in the same way in individuals.  It is a vastly differentiated condition that affects a wide spectrum of abilities and to various degrees, and as you will find elsewhere on this website, there are different subtypes...

April 17, 2015

Catching a ball, hopping, maneuvering around a table—all basic movements that we do without thinking.  You wouldn’t assume that clumsiness is a brain condition, and in most cases it certainly isn’t.  But for children with dyspraxia, physical movemen...

April 10, 2015

 

The development of writing requires and utilizes a complex array of motor and information processing skills.  In terms of brain processes and energy input, writing is a very complicated skill we have developed and added to our repertoire as sophist...

April 3, 2015

 

Last week we covered reading and how to build “reading stamina” in your dyslexic child.  This week we start a series of studies on the variations of dyslexia—(perhaps with a few diversions in between)—which is a subject on which many may not have a...

March 27, 2015

The benefits of reading are universally acknowledged.  Reading is often thought of as the bedrock of all education, the single most vital skill you can teach your child.  It increases vocabulary at a meteoric rate, trains the reader in critical thin...

March 20, 2015

Last week, our focus was on studying.  Study tips, good habits, the importance of proactivity, etc.  This week, we zero in on those mandated tests looming ever-nearer, TCAP season—the albatross around the neck of all students with dyslexia....