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Dyslexia Treatment: Multi-sensory, Phonics-Based Approaches

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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How to Talk to Your Child about Her Learning Disability

“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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Dysnomia in Children

When a person has Dysnomia, it means that they have difficulty in accessing names for visual information. It occurs in up to 20% of individuals. It runs in families and tends to be more common in males than females. It can make it difficult to name things like colors, objects, numbers, and letters. Dysnomia can also make it hard to label visual information.

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Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS)

Imagine this. You’ve just learned that you are getting a job promotion and you really want to tell someone. You see your best friend, and you walk up to tell her. All of a sudden, you can’t deliver the message. Your brain knows what you want to say, but your mouth simply won’t say it. […]

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Reading Comprehension Strategies

Reading comprehension is an important skill, starting early in elementary school. In order to show good reading comprehension skills, a person is asked to read, understand, and answer questions about what they’ve read.  Children with ADHD or other learning disabilities, such as Dyslexia, can struggle with reading comprehension.  In these circumstances, instructional strategies can help. […]

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Math Challenges in Children: How to Help

Mathematics is often thought of as a subject that a student either understands or doesn’t, with little in between. In reality, mathematics encompasses a wide variety of skills and concepts….. Challenges with learning can be very difficult for a child. But, they don’t have to reflect catastrophe or a life-long battle with success. In fact many of the world’s most talented people have struggled with some type of learning issue. The main goal is to keep going, reach out for help, and learn about yourself in the process.

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Dyslexia Facts that Parents Should Know

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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Dysgraphia

Does your child have messy handwriting? Does s/he seem unmotivated or uncooperative when asked to complete written assignments? Does your child have great ideas, but seems to compromise creative ideas by writing in concrete or simplistic sentences.? Many children with these concerns are diagnosed with Dysgraphia, or a Disorder of Written Expression. The National Center for Learning Disabilities has published the following table regarding signs and symptoms of Dysgraphia:

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