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 […]

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Successful Entrepreneurs Likely to be Dyslexic

According to a study by Dr. Julie Logan, Professor Emeritus of Entrepreneurship at Cass Business School, successful entrepreneurs are five times more likely to be dyslexic.

Some of those successes with the dyslexic brain difference include Sir Richard Branson, Charles Schwab, Kinko’s founder Paul Orfalea, and now joining them, teen dynamo, Ollie Forsyth.

Most kids with […]

By |August 13th, 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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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|
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    June 2014 – LexiAbility Update – More Dyslexia News and Notes

June 2014 – LexiAbility Update – More Dyslexia News and Notes

Teachers Embrace Audiobooks For Students With Dyslexia
Allison Mitchell, a special educator in Denver, Colorado who works with students who have dyslexia and visual impairments, says, “With Learning Ally, I can organize book assignments and track my students’ progress. I love that the audiobooks available for download match exactly the re_quired textbooks in my students’ […]

By |June 12th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

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.

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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|

February 2014 LexiAbility Update


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.

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

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

Hear Dyslexia Expert Pam Taylor on KCUR, 89.3 FM

Pam Taylor will appear on KCUR during the Central Standard program on Thursday, January 30, at 10 AM to discuss dyslexia and address questions. Tune in and listen at 89.3 FM.

And join the conversation! Join the live show while Pam is on the air between 10-11 AM on Thursday by calling 816-235-2888, or email […]

From KC Dyslexia Services to Lexiability

I am very pleased to announce that I have recently decided to expand the services of KC Dyslexia Services and am creating a new business, LexiAbility.

LexiAbility will operate with the continued mission to help those with dyslexia.  I chose the name because it implies the abilities that come with dyslexia—not just the challenges.

I have hired Angie Beck, who […]

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