Fine motor weakness is common among school-age children and can certainly make learning more difficult. Fine motor skills are the skills needed to coordinate small muscle movements with our hands and wrists. They also coordinate actions with our brain messages. When fine motor skills are delayed, children often struggle with strength, speed, and coordination. Fine motor delays are […]
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Multisensory teaching uses as many of the senses as possible, including taste, smell, touch, sight, hearing and movement. In most multisensory lessons, students engage with the material through a combination of different senses.
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Audiobooks are helpful for many people, including struggling readers. This article provides a list of some of our favorite titles.
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Enrichment Therapy and Learning Center is one of the wonderful resources for Dyslexia in the Iowa City/Coralville Corridor area. They graciously agreed to write a blog post for our followers. We are grateful for the care they provide, and are glad to have Enrichment Therapy in our area. This blog-post was written by Kristin Ebeling […]
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Dialogic reading is a way to teach reading to children by having conversations with an adult about the book while they are reading together. What is involved in dialogic reading? Dialogic reading is an interactive strategy, meaning that the child and parent read together. This strategy is helpful because it helps increase the child’s interest […]
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Dyslexia treatment is an important topic. Dyslexia is a learning disability in reading. It is often inherited, and makes it extremely difficult to read, write, and spell—despite at least average to above average intelligence. Dyslexia is a language disorder. It is not caused by vision concerns, sensorimotor concerns, or dietary concerns. Areas that are impacted […]
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Many people have heard about audiobooks, but very few realize how helpful they can be. Audiobooks can introduce a new world of reading for many people. Oftentimes, after work or school, people are restless or physically tired. Additionally, some people are reluctant to read, and would rather watch TV, use electronics, or do anything else. And some […]
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“Just like our fingerprints, people are all different. It’s no surprise that we learn differently too.” The above explanation is one that I often provide to young people when they are diagnosed as having learning disabilities. I also explain to them that most of the time, our schools teach the most common, and sometimes the […]
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So, you and your child completed the very long process a Dyslexia evaluation and diagnosis. You take a deep breath, and then realize, “What do I do now?” If you or someone you love is in this situation, you are not alone. Not only is obtaining an accurate diagnosis a difficult one, but helping your […]
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Dyslexia means that there are significant difficulties with language and reading. Students with Dyslexia also often experience difficulties with spelling, writing, phonics, and pronouncing words.
Dyslexia is referred to as a learning disability because it can make school very difficult.
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