Let’s Yak about Yak

HOMOGRAMS

Why the “Rules” Don’t Work

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Understood.org posted a summary article about the 14 Phonic Rules and the chatter about it highlights something problematic about using rules in Orton-Gillingham instruction: For each rule there is a litany of exceptions.

“I hate schwas!”
“But what about putt?”
“Well, then shouldn’t druid should sound like droot?”
“Breath doesn’t take the long e sound…”

This is familiar […]

What’s after OG? Or, my kid can now decode but their spelling is still oful!

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Do you want the good news bad news first?
Here’s the BAD NEWS:
We really aren’t helping our kids when we tell them that after they finish Orton-Gillingham (OG) they have all the keys to the kingdom that they need in order to read anything they want.

OG covers the basics. Wonderful, necessary basics.  But it […]

What is all this yak-ing about?

 

Some thoughts to consider on why we use yak as a memory image, why we don’t memorize “rules”, and why we want to expose our brain to rarer spelling patterns and nonwords!

If you have any feedback about this video, please email as at info@readkc.com!

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 […]

Dyslexic Pupils Not Helped by Reading Method

Dyslexic pupils not helped by reading method
(Image and article from The Independent – UK) Up to 400,000 dyslexic children may be hampered in learning to read by the Government’s insistence on the use of synthetic phonics to teach them, says a report to be published. Read the full article.

Pam Taylor, founder of LexiAbility, […]

June 2014 LexiAbility Update – Dyslexia News and Notes

 

How Robert Redford’s family are changing our thinking on dyslexia
At 10, Dylan Redford, grandson of Robert, could barely read or write. His story features in a revealing and touching documentary about the condition made by his father, James. On the face of it, Dylan Redford has everything going for him – he is a […]

LexiAbility Has Opened!

We have officially moved to our new clinic space at 600 West 103rd Street, Suite 209, Kansas City, Missouri 64131.  It’s a bright, fun place. We are sure our students will love as much as we do!