September 2017  Back to School Issue

Off to The Right Start! Direct, Explicit, and Systematic Instruction

Off to The Right Start! Direct, Explicit, and Systematic Instruction

A Dyslexia Reflection by Dr. Joanne Pierson

Learning to read proves frustrating for far too many children. These evidence-based tips will help teachers promote effective reading instruction for all students.

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Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning

UDL is a framework for designing classroom lessons so that they are advantageous to all learners. Its aim is to allow for a wide range of students to be supported and encouraged in developing enthusiasm for their studies.

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Questions Parents Can Ask

Questions Parents Can Ask to Start Conversations About Using Terms Like Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Others

Clarify common confusion about learning disability terms used and achieve better communication between parents and educators.

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10 Helpful Text-to-Speech Readers for Back to School

10 Helpful Text-to-Speech Readers for Back to School

Text-to-speech software is often a vital resource for students with dyslexia—to aid reading, promote comprehension, and enhance overall literacy skills. Here are 10 helpful text-to-speech software and applications that are great assistive technology tools to have at the start of the school year.

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Handwriting is Still Important

Handwriting is Still Important

Does handwriting still matter? Many professionals believe it does.

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Success Story: Catherine Drennan

Catherine Drennan

Professor

From a remedial class and repeating a grade to graduate school at the University of Michigan, Catherine Drennan eventually became a chemistry and biology professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She considers her dyslexia an asset to her research and believes there is no ceiling to what a dyslexic can accomplish.

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Two Days

Two Days

Dr. Michael Ryan shares how understanding the concept of calling can help people find purpose and true happiness in life. Knowing both your strengths and weaknesses is critical to this process.

Foreign Language and Dyslexia

Foreign Language and Dyslexia

As a language-based learning disability, dyslexia can make learning a foreign language very difficult. Since most high schools and colleges have a foreign language requirement, learn about the difficulties at-risk students face and tips for how educators can help.