September 2018 Back-to-School Edition

No-cost Gifts You Can Give Your Students this Year

No-cost “Gifts” You Can Give Your Students this Year

A Dyslexia Reflection by Joanne Marttila Pierson, PhD., CCC-SLP

When it comes to building your dyslexic students’ self-esteem and confidence, the best gifts really are free. Here are six no-cost “gifts” you can use to help promote their success this year.

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See Dyslexia Differently Animated Video

See Dyslexia Differently

This animated video from the British Dyslexia Association sheds light on the real challenges dyslexic children face while also acknowledging their strengths and potential.

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Magic Pills and Colored Glasses

Magic Pills and Colored Glasses

The wish for a magic pill or colored glasses to fix things can be very strong, and often makes dyslexics and their parents vulnerable to the claims of controversial treatments. These treatments share several similar characteristics. Watching for them can alert you to possible hoaxes.

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Leveraging Technology

Leveraging Technology

When it comes to technology, learning how to best utilize its powers can be a challenge, but one that is well worth the rewards—especially for those with dyslexia.

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Success Story: Jake Sage

Jake Sage

Student

Middle-school dyslexic student, Jake Sage combines his positive attitude and hard work with personalized strategies to succeed both in and outside of the classroom.

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Does the Dyslexie Font Help Dyslexic Readers?

Does the Dyslexie Font Help Dyslexic Readers?

A research study investigates the effects on reading of using the Dyslexie font compared to mainstream fonts, and uncovers the reality of specialized fonts such as Dyslexie.

Does the Dyslexie Font Help Dyslexic Readers?

Is It Time to
Find an Independent School?

Is It Time to Find an Independent School

Considering an independent school for your child? Check our list of schools around the U.S. and Canada that specialize in teaching students with learning disabilities.

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