Dyslexia Help at the University of Michigan
NOVEMBER 2015
Vision Therapy for Dyslexia: Smoke and Mirrors

Vision Therapy for Dyslexia: Smoke and Mirrors

A Dyslexia Reflection from Dr. Joanne Pierson

One of the talks I attended at the recent International Dyslexia Association (IDA) annual conference was on the use of Vision Therapy (VT) as a treatment for dyslexia. The day I returned home, I had a question about VT from a parent pop into my DyslexiaHelp in-box.

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as a treatment for dyslexia
15 Ways to Build Bridges with School Staff

15 Ways to Build Bridges
with School Staff

You and your child's school staff form an important team for your child's academic achievement. Attending meetings with school personnel can be intimidating for many of us, even when our child is doing well. The meetings can be especially daunting when our child is struggling.

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bridges with school staff
 

New Research Examines Professional Musicians, Dyslexia, and Music Learning

A recent study, conducted by Kent Peter Nelson and Ryan Hourigan, examines the perceptions of dyslexic musicians whose dyslexia affects their music learning

More about Music
Learning and Dyslexia
 

Ask Dr. Pierson:
Dad Concerned About First Grade Son Avoiding Schoolwork

My child is in first grade this year and he has begun to have problems reversing his 6s and 9s and 2s and 5s as well as some letters. He has some behavioral and work avoidance problems as well and the school and his mother and I suspect he might have dyslexia. Can you recommend someone who can evaluate him?

READ Dr. PIERSON'S RESPONSE
 

Dyslexia Success Story

Daniel Powter
Singer, Songwriter, and Musician

Rather than viewing his dyslexia as an obstacle, Daniel Powter calls it a “gift,” that allows him
to focus on his own compositions and experience music from a purely auditory outlet
without the barrier of sheet music.

READ MORE ABOUT DANIEL POWTER
Make A Bit of Noise: Letters to a Dyslexic

Make A Bit of Noise:
Letters to a Dyslexic

By Dr. Michael Ryan

A number of people have asked why I end my letters with “make a bit of noise." I have always liked this phrase for a number of reasons.

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Dyslexia Tech: Lars and Friends

Dyslexia Tech:
Lars and Friends

Phrases like “a school of fish” and “a mob of kangaroos” can be difficult to grasp for those with reading difficulties like dyslexia. Lars and Friends is an interactive story application tailored to kids ages 3–9 which teaches these collective nouns.

Learn more about
Lars and Friends
 
 

“Find the thing that you do best and forget about the rest.”

—Malcolm Alexander, sculptor and dyslexic

READ HIS STORY