The Dyslexia Diagnosis From All Angles

Should A Dyslexia Diagnosis be Celebrated (and Embraced) or Feared (and Treated)? Parents must be scratching their heads about a dyslexia diagnosis these days.  Dyslexia used to be feared as it represented a lifetime of reading frustration and other learning...

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Why Schools Are Avoiding The Dyslexia Label

Words Matter When It Comes To Dyslexia One of the most unfortunate words in the English language is "dyslexia."  It is used to scare parents, to threaten schools, to label kids, all of which are problems enough.  However, the bigger problem with the term dyslexia is...

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How to Get Your Dyslexic Child to Love Reading

Let’s face it. Dyslexia makes reading tough on kids, parents, and teachers, and a lot of us don’t know what to do. There’s plenty of dyslexia reading strategies and resources out there, but how do you know which is best for your child? The answer is simple. Find out...

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More Proof That Dyslexia Is Not A Visual Problem

New Research Breaks Link Between Vision and Cause of Dyslexia An enduring myth in the world of  learning is that the primary cause of dyslexia is delays in visual processing, mainly because the classic symptom of dyslexia is switching of b's and d's which on its...

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What Dyslexia is Not

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty, nothing more Whenever a child has difficulty in school, many questions cross a  parent’s mind: is my child’s intelligence below? Is there a medical problem? When parents think of dyslexia, they often have concerns on both fronts,...

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Celebrate Dyslexia or Seek Help?

While we would always recommend getting help for  dyslexia when it is indicated, there are reasons to celebrate dyslexia. To overcome the day-to-day challenges of being dyslexic, other areas of the brain start to become more active. For example, dyslexic children...

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Changing Theories of Dyslexia

Since learning how to read was reserved only for the elite for many centuries, theories of dyslexia are relatively new. Without tens of thousands of people reading up until the 1900s, there was less opportunity for cases of dyslexia to appear. Unlike medical...

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