Spring 2019

Balancing Intervention with Summer Fun [1]

Balancing Intervention with Summer Fun: Somewhere Between a Seal and a Juggler [1]

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

Summer is a time to de-stress. It is a break from the daily pressure of working so hard to keep up with peers at school. It’s also an ideal time to reinforce existing skills and learn some new ones, sometimes with tutoring or therapy. That can be a real dilemma for parents who want to provide summer fun while continuing to work on learning challenges.

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5 Tips to Get or Keep Kids Reading this Summer [2]

5 Tips to Get or Keep Kids Reading this Summer [2]

So, how might you get your child or student interested in reading a good book this summer? Here are 5 tips to get (or keep) kids reading!

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The Eyes Still Don’t Have It [3]

The Eyes Still Don’t Have It [3]

By Lauren A. Katz, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Despite countless expert statements and empirical studies showing no causal connection between vision disorders and reading disorders, we continue to encounter questions from parents and professionals about the role of vision in dyslexia.

The Eyes Still Don’t Have It [3]
Keep ‘Em Reading: The Importance of Audiobooks for Dyslexics [5]

Keep ‘Em Reading: The Importance of Audiobooks for Dyslexics [5]

Summer offers more time for reading, but it’s hard to encourage children with dyslexia to spend time reading when it can be so difficult for them. But reading is one of the important ways that students acquire both word knowledge (vocabulary) and world knowledge, which are both critical to learning.

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Success Story: Peter Harrower [6]

Peter Harrower [6]

Author

Finding out about his dyslexia as a child felt like a punishment to Peter Harrower. Everything was hard and he could only see the negative things that come along with being dyslexic. However, Harrower grew to recognize what he could accomplish despite his learning disability, and he realized he could achieve his wildest dreams.

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Reading the situation: The relationship between dyslexia and situational awareness for road sign information [7]

Reading the situation: The relationship between dyslexia and situational awareness for road sign information [7]

If your teenager is learning to drive, you probably know that new drivers are at the highest risk for accidents on the road. New drivers with dyslexia have extra reason to be cautious. Help your new driver with SAFE.

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SAT Test Prep for Students with Dyslexia [8]

SAT Test Prep for Students with Dyslexia [8]

If you’re a dyslexic student preparing for the SAT, there are a lot of accommodations and resources available to help you prepare. You just need to know where to look.

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Fun & Games
Leela Kids Podcast App
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Fun & Games - Leela Kids Podcast App [9]

Leela Kids calls itself the “world’s first kids podcast app.” It is a free app available at both the Apple App Store and Google Play that provides a curated collection of kid-safe podcasts, searchable by age and interest.

Learn More About Leela Kids [9]