Dyslexia Help at the University of Michigan
JUNE 2016

5 Tips to Get or Keep Kids Reading this Summer

As those of us who live and work with dyslexics know, reading may not be their idea of a good time. How might you get your child or student interested in reading a good book this summer? Here are 5 tips to get (or keep) kids reading!

READ 5 TIPS TO GET OR KEEP KIDS READING THIS SUMMER

Foster Language, Reading, and Writing Improvement at Home

Activities around reading and writing will be much more fun if you consider your child's interests when choosing material. Here's a list of general recommendations that you can try at home to help foster improved language, reading, and writing skills.

READ FOSTER LANGUAGE,
READING, AND WRITING
IMPROVEMENT AT HOME
 

The Influence of Spelling Ability on Vocabulary Choices When Writing for Children with Dyslexia

Though the correlation between kids with dyslexia and poor writing ability is widely accepted, there have been few studies that attempt to measure the difference in quality between written and spoken compositions of dyslexics.

READ MORE ABOUT THE STUDY
 

Dyslexia Success Story

Muhammad Ali
Boxer

American Olympic and professional boxer, Muhammad Ali is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated sports figures of the 20th century. He also struggled with dyslexia.

READ MORE ABOUT MUHAMMAD ALI

Support for Dyslexics & Web Resources

This list is designed to help dyslexics, parents, and professionals find the resources they need, from scholarly articles and reviewed books to online forums and support groups.

CHECK OUT THE LIST
 

Distraction Card Game

Dyslexic children can have weak working memories, which contribute to their difficulties piecing together letters and words into a fluid reading experience. Distraction helps improve working memory skills while having fun.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DISTRACTION
 
 
Hello Summer!

See You in August!

Don’t forget to include a great book along with your sandals and sunscreen as you head out to enjoy the summer fun this July. We’ll return in August to help you prepare for going back to school.