Dyslexia Help at the University of Michigan
DECEMBER 2015
Dyslexic Children and Stressed Syllables [1]

Dyslexic Children and Stressed Syllables [1]

Spanish researchers further connect dyslexia with syllable stress awareness. Study suggests that instruction for students with dyslexia should include stress awareness strengthening.

Read more about dyslexia and
syllable stress awareness
[1]
The Games People Play, and Should! [2]

The Games People Play,
and Should!
[2]

A Dyslexia Reflection from
Dr. Joanne Pierson

It is that time of year when many of us are buying gifts for our kids. And, while they may be asking for the latest Xbox game, we should not forget the wealth of non-electronic games that are out there and can promote language and literacy learning while having fun.

Read more about the
games people play
[2]
 
Flying Under the Radar Part III, Letters to a Dyslexic, Dr. Michael Ryan [3]

Flying Under the Radar Part III:
Letters to a Dyslexic
[3]

By Dr. Michael Ryan

Dr. Ryan offers four principles for young dyslexics to help them adjust their coping strategies to make them work in adult life.

Read Flying Under
the Radar Part III
[3]
 
Universal Design for Learning [3]

Universal Design for Learning [4]

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.

Read more about Universal Design for Learning [4]
 

Dyslexia Success Story

[5]

Leana Greene [5]
CEO, Entrepreneur, and Mom

Leana Greene, CEO of the world’s largest parenting video library, Kids in the House,
grew up thinking being different meant being less.

READ MORE ABOUT LEANA GREENE [5]
Teaching Phonemic Awareness Video [6]

Teaching Phonemic
Awareness Video
[6]

Just like phonics skills, there is a developmental sequence to teaching phonological awareness skills. This video explains phonemic awareness and provides ideas for ways to promote your child's learning of this skill.

Watch the Teaching
Phonemic Awareness Video
[6]
 
Wordflex Touch Dictionary [7]

Wordflex
Touch Dictionary
[7]

WordFlex Touch Dictionary is an iPad dictionary app with more than two million entries including definitions and their associated semantic "trees" of meanings and word associations.

Learn more about
Wordflex Touch Dictionary
[7]
 
 

“Following a series of phone calls, doctors, examinations, meetings and discussions, I was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of seventeen. I had no idea what the term meant, but I remember feeling a brief moment of shame followed by a sense of calm and relief.”

—Shaun Sanders, dyslexic law student

READ HIS STORY [8]