Dyslexia impacts a lot of people in the United States population. Numerous celebrities have struggled with dyslexia and have gone on to achieve great things in their fields. Even though many of these high-profile individuals struggled initially, their learning disability also allowed them to excel. There are numerous types of learning disabilities. Examples include dyscalculia, ADHD, and dyslexia. Dyslexia causes people to have difficulty reading without making errors. Furthe
If you have dyslexia, you understand what type of challenges this condition can create. You might be nervous to read to your child because you are afraid you are going to make a mistake. At the same time, you probably do not want your own insecurities to rub off on your children. This is normal and you only want what is best for your child. Fortunately, there are a few ways that you can tackle these insecurities and get ready to read to your child. Some tips you should keep i
We will be discussing this chapter and sharing our own experiences with ADHD, typical learning styles, dyslexia, and executive functions. We will also be reviewing some actionable strategies for improving our children’s experience in school and in life so that these issues can be managed and even overcome. Join Nancy Williams, Vikki Carrel, and MaryPat Kavanagh as they continue the conversation about supporting kids and teens with learning disorders and academic & behavioral
Dyslexia can be a challenge for kids, not only with their reading, but also in their language. Furthermore, dyslexia may show up differently at different ages of child development. For example, in pre-school it may show up as switching letters in words, such as saying beddy tear instead of teddy bear. In kindergarten through 2nd grade it may show up as confusing letters that look similar or that have similar sounds. Understood.org has written a list of symptoms to help you id
If you’re a parent of a dyslexic child and could use some wisdom and insight then this is the perfect article for you. Did you know Muhammad Ali struggled with dyslexia? Yet, look what he was able to accomplish in his life by embracing possibility and not be taken down by the challenge. The inspiration in this article on Understood.org, comes from the Assistant Head of School at Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS). He happened to meet Ali right after his
Sometimes when your child is struggling with math it may be termed “number dyslexia”, but is that a real thing? It’s true that dyslexia may also cause some challenges in math, the term dyslexia refers to language not numbers. What your child may be experiencing is called “dyscalculia”. Dyscalculia involves challenges with “number sense” which we featured in one of our blog posts. With number sense, your child may be challenged with simple math concepts. Many children struggle
Sometimes when your child is struggling with math it may be termed “number dyslexia” but is that a real thing? It’s true that dyslexia may also cause some challenges in math, the term dyslexia refers to language not numbers. What your child may be experiencing is called “dyscalculia”. Dyscalculia involves challenges with “number sense” which we featured in one of our Number Sense Understanding. With number sense, your child may be challenged with simple math concepts. Many ch
Image credit: www.Understood.org A parent’s journey to understand his daughter’s struggle with dyslexia. How he came to know that “trying harder” wasn’t the answer. Read this loving story from our friends at Understood.org. #dyslexia #Learningdisability #parentingtips
Dear Parents, The study of the brain has evolved quite a bit and even though there is still so much of our brain’s function that is being discovered, what we are learning now is absolutely mind blowing. As an example, did you know that reading changes the brain? It’s interesting to note that our brains are not hardwired to read. It’s something we learn and apply in order for changes to be made. Yet for children with dyslexia the changes in the brain are different. Understood.
Learning styles are the factors that influence all areas of learning and reference the way in which students take in and process information. The three most popular learning styles are: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (tactile). Learning style is an individual’s unique approach to learning based on strengths, weaknesses, and preferences. Visual learners think in pictures and learn best by using visual images. They rely on non-verbal cues such as body language to help with
Watch this amazing testimonial about the difference between dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and ADHD from a student’s point of view! Thanks for sharing this on Twitter – Happy Hands Toys and Understood.org! #dyslexia #Dysgraphia #ADHD #learningdisabilities #dyscalculia
What is a specific learning disorder with impairment in reading (Dyslexia)? It is language-based disorder and is a general term that involves difficulty in learning to read or interpreting words, letters, and other symbols, but that do not affect general intelligence. A student with Dyslexia will display difficulty with connecting sounds to symbols, sounding out and spelling words, unable to easily convert new words into ‘sight words’ and struggles to recognize a word as a wh
Dear Parents, I really enjoyed this article about a young adult who has dyslexia. Letting our kids know what technology errors they are bound to make will make them more aware. Knowledge is power! Read the article here We love your kids!
Nancy Here is a great fact sheet about dyslexia. It shares some specific facts about what dyslexia IS and what it is NOT. Thanks to Understood.org/dyslexia for more details, tips and support about this common learning issue. #understoodorg #
Parents, Happy New Year! This article highlights Hollywood, the Olympics, and government. They all addressed issues such as ADHD, working memory, dyslexia, etc. My mom just had a head injury, and she IS Dory in “Finding Dory.” It is amazing how a personal experience can enlighten even a seasoned educator, such as me, to learn more about learning issues. Celebrate your child’s “differences.” I know that the structure of school can be so difficult at times, but your kids
Parents…many of our children suffer from Dyslexia. Some have true, diagnosed Dyslexia while some just have some symptoms of it. Any strategies for Dyslexic kids can help all kids. I encourage you to read these articles if your child has Dyslexia or you suspect that they do. Nancy “Am I Cheating?” Why I Felt Ashamed to Use Dyslexia Accommodations Why I’m Celebrating Getting the Word Dyslexia Into My Daughter’s IEP Video: A Harvard Graduate on Why It’s Hard to Say “I Have Dysle