Dyslexia Help at the University of Michigan
DECEMBER 2016
6 Tips for the Holiday Break

6 Tips for the Holiday Break

A Dyslexia Reflection by Dr. Joanne Pierson

The holiday season is upon us and school’s out for winter break. Getting out of our routine can offer opportunity, as well as challenge. Here are some tips to deal with some of the challenges and embrace the opportunities.

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IQ Testing and Dyslexia

Ask Dr. Pierson

Read what Dr. Pierson has to say about the current thinking on using IQ when conducting an evaluation and making a diagnosis of dyslexia.

IQ TESTING AND DYSLEXIA
 

Teaching Meta-Cognition Skills

Students need meta-cognitive skills in order to self-advocate and feel a sense of control. We’ve developed this list to help you craft specific, measurable IEP goals for teaching meta-cognition.

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META-COGNITION SKILLS
 

Reading the Situation: The Relationship Between Dyslexia and Situational Awareness for Road Sign Information

A recent study suggests situational awareness instruction may be doubly important for novice drivers with dyslexia.

READ ABOUT THE STUDY
 

Why is Dyslexia Discouraging and Frustrating?

Time and again, dyslexics and their parents hear, "He's so bright; if only he would try harder.” Ironically, no one knows exactly how hard the dyslexic is trying.

READ WHY IS DYSLEXIA
DISCOURAGING AND FRUSTRATING
 

Teaching Fish to Climb Trees

Letters to A Dyslexic by Dr. Michael Ryan

Rather than spending our lives like the fish trying to climb a tree and feeling stupid, we should find our strengths and passions and follow them.

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TO CLIMB TREES
 

Dyslexia Success Story

Marco Pierre White
Chef

A kitchen guru, this chef and former mentor to Gordon Ramsay discusses his experience with dyslexia.

READ MORE ABOUT MARCO PIERRE WHITE
Mystery Word Town App

Mystery Word Town App

A Children's Technology Review Editor's Choice and 2015 Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner, Mystery Word Town integrates spelling practice with a rich, immersive game experience.

LEARN MORE ABOUT MYSTERY WORD TOWN APP
 
Helpful Online Resources for Dyslexics

Helpful Online Resources for Dyslexics

We've compiled a list of websites with tons of helpful resources for dyslexics aged preschool through adult.

CHECK OUT THE LIST
 
 

True or False

People with dyslexia cannot read.

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