Dyslexia Help at the University of Michigan
FEBRUARY 2016
Oral and Written Expression Skills and Poor Reading Comprehension

Oral and Written Expression Skills and
Poor Reading Comprehension

Study suggests poor reading comprehension impacts oral and written narrative abilities including understanding of narrative text structure, effective use of connectives, and strategies for communicating relevant information.

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STUDY AND ITS FINDINGS

When Everything Looks Like a Nail: Letters to a Dyslexic

By Dr. Michael Ryan

Dr. Ryan explains why grade retention isn't the solution for academic problems, and how it may actually be damaging student performance.

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Looks Like a Nail
 

Principles of Effective
Dyslexia Intervention

Effective therapy is goal-directed and systematic. Results of a recent assessment are used to generate goals that are specific, measurable, and realistic.

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Dyslexia Success Story

William Hewlett
Co-Founder of Hewlett-Packard (HP)

William Hewlett's undiagnosed dyslexia made any written assignment in school difficult. Instead of letting himself fall behind and lose his hopes of attending Stanford, Hewlett trained himself to memorize everything.

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Progression—A Digital Story

Progression—A Digital Story

Nick Damato shares his early classroom experiences through the eyes of a dyslexic, highlighting how some of us learn in a different way.

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—A DIGITAL STORY
 
Latin and Greek Root Words

Latin and Greek Root Words

Learning common Greek and Latin roots are an essential tool for dyslexics. A tool like the application Root Words is a good way to learn and retain Greek and Latin roots.

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AND GREEK ROOT WORDS
 
 

Dyslexia's Champion of Change

DyslexiaHelp Success Story Brian Meersma was honored as a Champion of Change for Disability Advocacy Across Generations at the White House in July 2015.

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SUCCESS STORY
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