May 2018

The Pieces of a Dyslexia Diagnostic Assessment [1]

The Pieces of a Dyslexia Diagnostic Assessment [1]

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

If you know or suspect dyslexia or another learning disability is affecting you or someone you care about, you likely have many questions. In this article, Dr. Pierson offers help navigating some of the complex issues you might face.

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Finding Interests for Your Kids this Summer [2]

Finding Interests for Your Kids this Summer [2]

Now that summer is here, the challenge for you as a parent is to create a summer program for your child that includes both summer therapy or tutoring, as well as some fun!

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Be Cautious About Brain Training Claims [3]

Be Cautious About Brain Training Claims [3]

While the research literature is clear that brain training techniques do not generalize to reading, spelling, or comprehension, many of these programs, with slick marketing behind them, purport to improve or even cure dyslexia. Verify the claims with this useful chart from Pam Cook, M.Ed.

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Structured Literacy: Setting the Stage for Student Literacy Success [4]

Structured Literacy: Setting the Stage for Student Literacy Success [4]

The explicit and systematic instructional approach of Structured Literacy ensures students build their skills in each component area of literacy.

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Success Story: Lindsey Stirling [5]

Lindsey Stirling [5]

Musician

Recently awarded a spot on Forbes Top 30 Under 30 Musicians list for 2015, Lindsey Stirling didn’t catch the eye of the music world or public with her skills on the violin alone. Her use of electronics, animation, and modern sounds makes her music just as unique as she is.

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Help For College Students [6]

Help For College Students [6]

Whether you are a parent or a teacher, make time in the day where kids have time to read for fun. Leisure reading promotes reading skills as well as a lifelong love of reading. Here are several books they will WANT to read.

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Featured Video: Exploring Interprofessional Practice (IPP) [7]

Exploring Interprofessional Practice [7]

Seven speech language pathologists, including DyslexiaHelp's Dr. Joanne Pierson, explore the concept of Interprofessional Practice (IPP) as it relates to providing services to students with literacy problems and dyslexia.

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