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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|

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, […]

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|