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Brain exercises for your kids? Beware the claims.

Computerized “brain training” programs marketed at young children make impressive claims—that they can help children learn better, that they improve children’s focus and memory, and that they can help children succeed in school.
Scientific evidence suggests that these claims are premature. Read the full article.

For children with dyslexia that have issues with working memory, such programs are unlikely to […]

By |August 18th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Why It’s So Hard to Catch Your Own Typos

As with all high level tasks, your brain generalizes simple, component parts (like turning letters into words and words into sentences) so it can focus on more complex tasks (like combining sentences into complex ideas). “We don’t catch every detail, we’re not like computers or NSA databases,” said psychologist Tom Stafford, who studies typos of the University of Sheffield […]

By |August 18th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Artist Overcomes Dyslexia: Creates Art to Inspire Everyone

These stories never get old: Artist Overcomes Dyslexia: Creates Art to Inspire Everyone. But how the media frames them is so old, it is moldy.

Time and time again, these inspirational stories try to tell us that great things happen despite dyslexia. We would like to suggest that great things happen because of dyslexia.

The brain difference that causes dyslexia […]

Jack Hatch: Early Dyslexia Identification Important

Jack Hatch, the Democratic candidate for governor in Iowa, speaks to the importance of proper identification, early intervention, and how dyslexia played into his own success.

“It’s really because I’m a product of early intervention and being a person that had an educator for a mother. I could tell you with absolutely certainty that if […]

By |August 14th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Understanding ‘attention deficit’ in dyslexics could help improve reading

Dyslexia is well known as a condition that impacts on visual language processing, but recently a number of studies have discovered that it is accompanied by deficits in attention and perception.

As part of the study, just published online via the journal Neurocase, researchers monitored how adults with and without dyslexia responded to an ‘interference […]

By |July 6th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

How To Press Reset On Dyslexia and Win

According to Yvelette Stines, published author, teacher and blogger, dyslexia is simply a different way of learning. “Many people call it a disability, I call it an ability to learn a different way and accept it. Being dyslexic means you have to be creative, because you learn and process differently with the mind. Some […]

By |July 6th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Dyslexia: What we think of as a learning disability could translate into real-life skills

This article previously linked to an article that contained an unauthorized image of Albert Einstein. The original link has since been removed and so has the content of the original article. The original post with the image of Albert Einstein was republished only for educational purposes and not for any commercial intent and was attributed […]

By |July 6th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|
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    Comedian Joel McHale Talks Dyslexia, Bad TV And Filming A Thriller

Comedian Joel McHale Talks Dyslexia, Bad TV And Filming A Thriller

Comedian Joel McHale is the star of NBC series Community, host of The Soup on the E! network, and appears in the new movie Deliver Us From Evil.

On reading teleprompters with dyslexia

There [are] all these live shows I’m doing with The Soup now, and I’m reading [a] teleprompter the whole time, and people […]

By |July 6th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|
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    June 2014 – LexiAbility Update – Dyslexia News and Notes

June 2014 – LexiAbility Update – Dyslexia News and Notes

I’m Not Stupid, Just Dyslexic’ — And How Brain Science Can Help
New research shows it’s possible to pick up some of the signs of dyslexia in the brain even before kids learn to read. And this earlier identification may start to substantially influence how parents, educators and clinicians tackle the disorder. More: http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2014/06/dyslexia-brain

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By |June 23rd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Look Inside Our New Office

Here’s a peek into our new office space. Later this summer we will paint some walls to add color. In the meantime, our students and their siblings have been creating fantastic artwork.

By |June 13th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|