This Might Be the Source of Dyslexia—and It’s Not the Brain

Dyslexia, a disorder causes a general difficulty in reading, pronouncing, and putting meanings to words, affects somewhere between 5 to 17 percent of the population. It’s characterized as a learning disorder, so one might naturally assume that the core of the problem is in the brain. But according to a new study published in Proceedings of the…

This Might Be the Source of Dyslexia—and It’s Not the Brain

Dyslexia, a disorder causes a general difficulty in reading, pronouncing, and putting meanings to words, affects somewhere between 5 to 17 percent of the population. It’s characterized as a learning disorder, so one might naturally assume that the core of the problem is in the brain. But according to a new study published in Proceedings of the…

Test for Dyslexia: 37 Common Traits

Most dyslexics will exhibit about 10 of the following traits and behaviors. These characteristics can vary from day-to-day or minute-to-minute. The most consistent thing about dyslexics is their inconsistency. General Dyslexic children and adults can become avid and enthusiastic readers when given learning tools that fit their creative learning style. Appears bright, highly intelligent, and…

Teaching Students with Dyslexia: 4 Effective Lesson Plans

Effective teachers understand these difficulties and make every effort to arm themselves with a myriad of resources to help dyslexic students. To this end, I’ve compiled a list of four lesson plans, some using tried-and-true methods and others using newer, technologically driven approaches to help educators help their students. Four lesson plans for dyslexic students…

Helping Dyslexic Children Improve Their Reading Skills

Parents and educators can draw on numerous strategies to help children with dyslexia improve their literacy skills, but the five ways highlighted below have particularly proven to be beneficial to dyslexics. Before examining these methods, however, it’s important to first define what dyslexia is and how the condition affects learners. What Is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is…

23 Things Parents of Children With Dyslexia Want Others to Know

Somewhere between 5 to 17 percent of school-age children in the U.S. are affected by dyslexia, according to the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. For dyslexic kids, reading, writing and spelling can be some of the most challenging activities — and ones they’re required to do nearly every day. Despite dyslexia’s relative prevalence, misconceptions still surround it; and parents, as…

10 Teaching Tips for Dyslexia

1. Praise Gives Power Criticism Kills A person with dyslexia needs a boost to their self-confidence before they can learn to overcome their difficulties. They have already experienced failure and deep down they often don’t believe they are capable of learning. To re-establish self-confidence provide the opportunity to succeed and give praise for small achievements….

Can Dyslexia Be Cured?

I often encountered parents in my reading practice who struggled with learning to read in school, but who later became avid readers. Were they once dyslexic, and have they somehow been cured? What happened? Let’s assume for the moment that this happened to you, or to your spouse. It’s important for you to recognize that…

Why Some Dyslexics Love to Read and Write

Over the years I have come across dozens of dyslexic people who seem to have a real passion for reading and writing. For many, there appears to be a love affair going on between them and their books and/or story writing. This can often shocks people who have little awareness of dyslexia as they assume…

Four ways parents can support a child with learning disabilities

Studies show that, with the right support, children with learning disabilities have every chance of success at school. Education writer Marianne Stenger explains. Learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism are not uncommon, and research shows that learning disabilities affect up to 10 per cent of children, even those with normal or high intelligence….