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?

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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New Cause of Dyslexia Increases Number of Cases

New Cause of Dyslexia Increases Number of Cases

The statistics are in. It is now estimated that 15 to 20 percent of children are affected by dyslexia. The cases are equally spit between boys and girls. There is no favorite based on ethnic background. With 38 percent of 4th grade students found to have Below Basic...

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Breaking the Connection: Dyslexia and Humiliation

Breaking the Connection: Dyslexia and Humiliation

Identifying Dyslexia Dyslexia should be addressed as soon as it is discovered. The longer your child cannot read, the more he or she is "crippled" in our society -- which depends on the written word for learning, employment, driving, shopping, reading menus and even...

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Is Dyslexia a Visual Impairment?

Is Dyslexia a Visual Impairment?

Is Dyslexia a Visual Impairment? Visual Dyslexia Is Less Common Than You Might Think One of the most persistent myths in learning relates to dyslexia.  Conventional wisdom has it that the classic symptom of dyslexia is switching letters, most commonly “d” and “b.” The...

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Fighting The Dyslexia Stigma

Labels Don't Help Children, Especially With Dyslexia The person who came up with the idea of naming an unusual difficulty with reading has a lot to answer for.  That name, dyslexia, now strikes fear into the hearts of parents everywhere - every child is one dropped...

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Hank Zipzer Authors Share Dyslexia Insight

Hank Zipzer Authors Share Dyslexia Insight

Hank Zipzer Author Shares Dyslexia Insight While you’re looking for ways to make learning fun for dyslexic children, consider the children’s book series Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Underachiever. The books are co-written by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver, who...

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Patricia Polacco: More Perspective on Dyslexia

Patricia Polacco: More Perspective on Dyslexia

Patricia Polacco: More Perspective on Dyslexia More insights on how Patricia Polacco grew up with dyslexia In our recent blog post on our interview with Patricia Polacco, “Great Books for Dyslexic Children Part 2,” we discussed Ms. Polacco’s insights on growing up...

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