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Same Reading Approach Does Not Work for All

Some struggles in reading are based in neurobiology and some struggles are based on environmental issues. Sometimes reading struggles are combination of both. Yet, our school systems, as well as those in Britain, keep trying the same approach for everybody — and keep failing.

We have known, for decades, that the best remediation for dyslexia […]

By |March 31st, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

MIND Research Institute’s Visual and Spatial Math

Many parents come to LexiAbility thinking that their children perform poorly at math. And although this may be true in the classroom, we encourage parents to consider the idea that math is a global brain activity — and that the deeper meaning of math is not based in language-based, rote memory, and in sequencing […]

By |March 29th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Dyslexia, Spectacular Difference?

In a recent study in Britain, forty percent of 300 millionaires studied by psychologists were found to have dyslexia.

The brain difference which manifests as dyslexia is different in both gross and fine anatomy structures in the brain which account for creative ways of thinking which can serve as well. Despite not being able to […]

By |March 27th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

March 2014 LexiAbility Update

Happy Spring!

We’ve gathered a short list of links related to dyslexia for you. Check our Facebook page as well for frequent posts and don’t forget to “like” our page.

“It is easier to build strong children, than to repair broken men.” -Frederick Douglass

Minnesota dyslexia bill stalls to dismay of advocates (Pioneer Press)
Advocates for children […]

By |March 24th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Testing and Dyslexia

We hear how students are consistently misidentified and unidentified through the individual education plan (IEP) process in our public schools. The reason for this is two-fold.

1) most of those whom we depend upon to identify dyslexia have little or no training and experience to do so; and 2) schools are using the wrong tests […]

By |March 22nd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Is Reading the Best Assessment for Dyslexia?

By |March 22nd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|
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    Be Careful About Media Reports of “Studies” on Dyslexia!

Be Careful About Media Reports of “Studies” on Dyslexia!

By |March 10th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Beautiful Thinker – Temple Grandin

Watch this tremendous TED Talk video that clearly conveys the importance for cherishing neurodiversity. The greatest tragedy of our current educational system is that it defines beautiful thinkers, like Temple Grandin, as pathologically disordered.
Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works — sharing her ability to “think in […]

By |March 5th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

February 2014 LexiAbility Update

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Even with the snow trying to slow everything down, we have never been busier! This makes it difficult to send out a newsletter with any kind of regularity, so we encourage you to sign up for our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Lexiability for more frequent news.

Radio Show:

A couple of weeks ago, I had a fantastic opportunity […]

By |February 27th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Art Gallery

LexiAbility is a colorful place for students and their families. Our walls are painted bright yellow but the best color in the office comes from the artwork created by kids when they come to visit. Their imagination and creativity has no limit. Here are some examples of their artistic creations.

By |February 22nd, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|