Dyslexia Help at the University of Michigan
NOVEMBER 2016
Dr. Pierson Asks

Dr. Pierson Asks

A Dyslexia Reflection by Dr. Joanne Pierson

In my "Ask Dr. Pierson" column, I typically write about a dyslexia-related issue that has been asked of me by one of you. This month, I am turning that around to "Dr. Pierson Asks." I am asking you to help.

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The Eyes Still Don't Have It

By Lauren A. Katz, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Despite countless expert statements and empirical studies showing no causal connection between vision disorders and reading disorders, we continue to encounter questions from parents and professionals about the role of vision in dyslexia.

READ THE EYES STILL
DON'T HAVE IT
 

Clues to Dyslexia Checklists

We have developed checklists to use with your students or clients to identify behaviors indicative of dyslexia at various age levels. They can help you get an understanding of the behaviors of concern, and provide a starting point for assessment and diagnosis.

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Study Focuses on the Relationship of Early Brain Connections and Later Functional Development

A recent MIT study finds new imaging technology may have the potential to help identify children at risk for dyslexia.

READ ABOUT THE STUDY
 

Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension

By Dr. Michael Ryan

Here are the before, during, and after strategies to enhance reading comprehension, beginning with selecting something to read, and ending with how the reader integrates text into his or her knowledge base and demonstrates that knowledge.

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Dyslexia Success Story

JOctavia Butler
Author

Award-winning author of 13 books, including multiple best-selling trilogies, African-American female Octavia Butler proved her race and gender did not hold her back from doing what she loved—and neither did her dyslexia.

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Lectio App

Lectio App

Developed by the mother of a dyslexic, Lectio is an application for iPhone and iPad that quickly allows the user to snap a picture of a text-filled page and have a specific word or words read aloud.

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Giving Blueday

Giving Blueday

On November 29, the University of Michigan will once again host Giving Blueday, a 24-hour, university-wide day of giving. Giving Blueday is the University of Michigan's day to support what you are most passionate about.

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Featured Independent School

Winston Preparatory School

Winston Preparatory School

New York, New York | Norwalk, Connecticut | Whippany, New Jersey

Winston Preparatory School is an innovative day school for students in the 2nd through 12th grade with learning differences such as dyslexia, nonverbal learning disabilities, and executive functioning difficulties. We do this through a process that understands each student, individualizes a program to meet their needs and that builds a powerful sense of community. We call this process the Continuous Feedback System. This system is designed to deeply understand each student’s specific learning profile including their strengths and potential. Come to an open house and learn more about our educational philosophy and tour our school.

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Winston Preparatory School is a DyslexiaHelp Sponsor