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 […]

May 2014 Lexiability Update

We’ve gathered a short list of links related to dyslexia for you including stories about kids with dyslexia, parents finding help for their children, and educational programs across the country working to meet the great demand for effective dyslexia programs. Check our Facebook page as well for frequent posts and don’t forget to “like” […]

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

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|

Featured Speaker at MSHA Annual Meeting and Convention

LexiAbility founder Pam Taylor is a featured speaker at the upcoming Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention. This event for professionals only takes place April 3-6, 2014 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO.

She will give two presentations, Dyslexia: Myths and Facts, Identification and Dyslexia: Interventions and Accommodations to the industry gathering of […]

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|