Recommended: Ask A Homeschooler

Ask A Homeschooler

A friendly podcast episode that may help parents trying to school at home.



By |April 2nd, 2020|Audio, Blog|0 Comments|

Sweetheart, I Have Dyslexia, Too! 

Although dyslexia is characterized by amazing strengths and weaknesses, and exists as a spectrum, most people (including 85% of teachers) still identify dyslexia incorrectly as an intellectual disability (Headstrong Nation).  This stigma of dyslexia is unfortunate and continues to be detrimental.

We can do better!

If you have a child with dyslexia, please don’t immediately dismiss […]

By |February 6th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments|

Dyslexia in the News

A brief list of links to stories about dyslexia in the news.

Missouri offers financial help to children with dyslexia (Cassville Democrat)
Missouri amended Bryce’s Law this year to better assist children who have dyslexia.

“Bryce’s Law was initially written by State Rep. Dwight Scharnhorst, R-St. Louis, in an effort to provide scholarships for families of autistic […]

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

CEO of learning disability mentor group pens book

“You must try harder.”

David Flink, 34, heard those words over and over again growing up in Atlanta — from his teachers, from his father — as he struggled against dyslexia and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Slowly, he learned to embrace himself as a “different thinker,” and a new world opened.
We’re identifying kids faster, but we’re still […]

By |September 15th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Brainwave Testing Can Help Diagnose Dyslexia Before Kids Learn to Read

In addition to making essential learning tasks difficult, dyslexia is problematic because it’s hard to predict what children will be affected before they learn to read. While dyslexia isn’t correlated with low IQ levels, poor education, or physical impairments, new research suggests the disorder could be diagnosed before kids even learn to read by analyzing their […]

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

Neural Mechanisms in Dyslexia

Research Finding Summary
The discovery of a disruption in the neural systems serving reading has significant implications for the acceptance of dyslexia as a valid disorder—a necessary condition for its identification and treatment.  Brain-imaging findings provide, for the first time, convincing, irrefutable evidence that what has been considered a hidden disability is real, and these […]

By |September 9th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

One Student’s Dyslexia Changed How a Community Views Learning

When Liz Woody’s son Mason was in third grade, he struggled to read basic words. After Woody moved Mason to a specialized school, she set out to transform techniques to reach struggling readers.

Liz had heard about a school called Odyssey that promised to reach students with dyslexia through their physical senses.  It didn’t matter […]

By |September 8th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Brain exercises for your kids? Beware the claims.

Computerized “brain training” programs marketed at young children make impressive claims—that they can help children learn better, that they improve children’s focus and memory, and that they can help children succeed in school.
Scientific evidence suggests that these claims are premature. Read the full article.

For children with dyslexia that have issues with working memory, such programs are unlikely to […]

By |August 18th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

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|

Author wants to fight shaming of dyslexia

You must try harder.

Growing up in Atlanta, David Flink heard those words repeatedly — from his teachers, his father and others — as he struggled with dyslexia and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Slowly he learned to embrace himself as a “different thinker” — and a new world opened.

Today, up to 1 in 5 children and adults […]

By |August 18th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|