Dyslexia Help at the University of Michigan
OCTOBER 2016
Go with Your Gut

Go with Your Gut

A Dyslexia Reflection by Dr. Joanne Pierson

Parents are usually right about their kids. If yours is not achieving in school,
RTI is not the only answer.

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Is My Child Dyslexic?
5 Tips to Help You Find Out

It is important to remember that children learn at different paces. But if you have concerns about your child's communication, pre-literacy, reading, spelling, writing, organizational, or social skills, here are a few tips to get you started finding answers.

READ IS MY CHILD DYSLEXIC
 

Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities

As our schools become more aware and accommodating to different learning styles, more scholarships become available to help students with learning disabilities go to college.

READ SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDENTS
 

Why Interest-Based Learning?
What the Literature Says

Studies into the role of interest in learning have demonstrated evidence of gains in attention, persistence, deeper processing of content, and enhanced metacognition for typically achieving students.

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Letters to a Dyslexic: The Care and Feeding of Your Self-Image

By Dr. Michael Ryan

It is hard to be dyslexic and not hear a lot about self-image. We are supposed to have poor self-images. Not all of us do, but dyslexia does affect how we see ourselves.

READ YOUR SELF IMAGE
 

Dyslexia Success Story

John Lennon
Singer, songwriter, Beatles co-founder

John Lennon's beautiful music with the Beatles would not have existed without his perseverance through dyslexia.

READ MORE ABOUT JOHN LENNON
Easy Spelling Aid App

Easy Spelling Aid App

Easy Spelling Aid is a tool to help you spell problematic words. Simply touch the microphone button, say the word or phrase, and receive the correct spelling, displayed in your chosen writing style. The software is designed to recognize a variety of accents and is fine-tuned to pick up on children’s voices.

ABOUT EASY SPELLING AID
 
Dyslexia Quiz: What is Dyslexia and Debunking the Myths

Dyslexia Quiz: What is Dyslexia and Debunking the Myths

Dyslexia is commonly misunderstood by the general public largely due to many myths associated with the disorder. Test your knowledge and learn to separate fact from fiction with our 13-question dyslexia quiz.

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Person First Language

Why we use the term Dyslexic

We believe in person-first language. In other words, we believe that individuals with dyslexia are just that—people first; people who also have a disability, but that is only one part of who they are. That said, you will notice in many places on DyslexiaHelp we refer to people with dyslexia as “dyslexics.” We do this for two reasons. One, the individuals with dyslexia whom we've asked refer to themselves as dyslexics, and so we wanted to honor this. And, two, it makes the text easier and shorter to read—in other words, less cumbersome. We thought it important to clarify this should you have wondered while reading DyslexiaHelp.