April 2017

Vocabulary Best Practices

Vocabulary Best Practices

Learn the impact of dyslexia on vocabulary acquisition and how to assess vocabulary both formally and informally. Find practical tips to increase vocabulary and help your student become a lifelong learner of words.

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The Power of Morphology

The Power of Morphology

Morphological awareness is the recognition, understanding, and use of word parts that carry significance, but it is often overlooked in the learning process. Learn activities that help integrate morphological awareness for students learning to read and write.

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Therapy vs. Tutoring

Therapy vs. Tutoring

Understanding the differences between a speech-language therapist and a tutor can help guide your decision when seeking support for your child. Start here to get a better idea of the options available and which may be the right choice for your child.

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Our Favorite Books

Our Favorite Books

These are some of our favorite books that you might find helpful. Pick one to add to your spring break reading list.

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Success Story: Ethan Korock

Ethan Korock

Aspiring Collegiate Golfer

Ethan Korock is an ambitious student with a passion for golf; he also has dyslexia. Read about how the DyslexiaHelp website has helped him, and inspired him to give back to help others who also struggle with the disability.

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Measures of Kindergarten Spelling and Their Relations to Later Spelling Performances

Measures of Kindergarten Spelling and Their Relations to Later Spelling Performances

When looking at kindergarten spelling performance, what is the best predictor of second grade spelling performance? See the results of a study that looked at this and what it might mean for how spelling is taught.

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Virginia Passes Bill to Help Dyslexic Students

Virginia Passes Bill to Help Dyslexic Students

Under a bill passed during the final day of its 2017 session, Virginia school districts would be required to have reading specialists trained in helping students with dyslexia.

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Root Words App Helps to Build Vocabulary Skill

Root Words App

Learning common Latin and Greek roots can help teach morphological awareness. The Root Words dictionary app has root words with explanations and examples to aid you in improving your vocabulary.

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