January | February 2019

Improving Reading Fluency

Improving Reading Fluency

A Dyslexia Reflection by Joanne Marttila Pierson, PhD., CCC-SLP

Reading fluency is key to learning and comprehension from written texts, which is the goal of reading. In order to optimize reading comprehension skills, we need to set realistic reading fluency goals for our students with dyslexia.

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Tests for Dyslexia and Language Disorders

Tests for Dyslexia and Language Disorders

Our comprehensive list contains the more commonly used tests to diagnose dyslexia and language disorders and can help you determine which testing instruments are most appropriate for your clients or students.

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Connecting the Dots from Oral to Written Language

Connecting the Dots from Oral to Written Language

A new study examines whether telling and retelling stories out loud in a classroom setting helps first-graders’ writing quality.

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Fluency Tips for Parents

Fluency Tips for Parents

Here is a "tool kit" of activities and strategies you can use to help your child with reading fluency.

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Success Story: Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne

Actress

“Dyslexia makes things hard for me, but not impossible…I've learned to face problems, not run away from them.” Bella Thorne tells you about her experience in a brief video.

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Ask Dr. Pierson: Advice on Speaking with Child’s Teacher

Ask Dr. Pierson: Advice on Speaking with Child’s Teacher

My 8-year-old daughter is dyslexic and on an ISP. After reviewing her recent report card, she broke out into tears over getting the lowest possible marks in two categories: “listens/follows directions” and “shows effort.” She works extremely hard to try to keep up, and I just want to make sure the teacher understands how hard she works.

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Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension

Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension

Teaching reading comprehension is a multi-step process and demands that the student bring every ounce of experience and world knowledge to the task. In addition, your student’s learning style should help to determine the way reading comprehension is taught and how he or she demonstrates knowledge.

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Fun & Games
Chicktionary

Fun & Games - Chicktionary

Try to spell as many words as you can from the letters on the chickens and solve the puzzle as fast as possible. Once you guess enough words, you will fill up the empty egg rack and advance to the next round. This game is rated “E” and also available for iPad.

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