Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning disability that impairs a person's ability to read, and which can manifest itself with such symptoms as a difficulty with phonological awareness, phonological decoding, orthographic coding, auditory short-term memory, and/or rapid naming.
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When looking for dyslexia treatment or a dyslexia test, a good place to start can be to get down to the root causes of Dyslexia. Dyslexia symptoms can be varied, and a dyslexia definition can be a good starting point.
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In our article on dyslexia types, we bust the myth that there are different types of dyslexia.
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The existence of successful individuals not to mentionfamous people with dyslexia, proves that people can live successful and fulfilling lives if the disability is addressed correctly following a dyslexia diagnosis.

Having Fun with Learning Phonics

Learning phonics from a book can prove to be both difficult and overwhelming to a non-reader of any age, especially one with dyslexia or other learning challenges. Having fun with learning phonics is a great way to reduce the stress and have fun in the process.

Learning Phonics with Games that Keep Building on the Basics

Learning phonics is more than the 26 letters of the alphabet. Within our complex language, there are vowel blends, vowel digraphs, vowel-consonant blends, special rules that change the normal sounds of the familiar sounds of the alphabet and so much more.

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Our new dyslexia games and activities

We are so excited to tell you we’ve completed our dyslexia games and activities e-store. We’ve been working on it for months and months and finally have it open.

If you’re looking for fun ways to stimulate your brain in a way your brain can understand, we’ve got what you’re looking for. Dyslexia isn’t a disease, it’s a word. It’s a word that describes the way your brain processes information. That’s all.

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Henry Winkler is Honored with OBE

Henry Winkler, most famously known as “the Fonz” from Happy Days was awarded an honorary OBE from the Queen of England for his work raising awareness of dyslexia in the U.K. British ambassador Nigel Sheinwald presented the OBE during a ceremony at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C. [Read more...]

Dyslexia Diagnosis: Does my child have dyslexia

Dyslexia impacts all areas of life, and thus an early dyslexia diagnosis is important. Reading is one of the most important skills your child needs to master. He will need reading in every subject in school and in almost every facet of life. Yet, millions of kids have poor reading skills, which may be due to lack of practice or something more organic as in Suzy’s case; she has dyslexia. Her case is typical. [Read more...]

Dyslexia in Children: “Why Can’t You Understand Me?”

Dyslexia in children. What’s it like for them? It’s almost impossible to imagine what it’s like to walk in the shoes of someone who has severe dyslexia.

I had the opportunity to think about what dyslexia is like as I wrote a letter of recommendation for a young man who was applying for admission to a high school which is especially supportive of students with dyslexia.
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Causes of Dyslexia

We often hear people ask what causes dyslexia? While it’s hard not to chuckle, it’s kind of a funny question. It’s a little bit like asking “what causes perfect pitch”? The only difference between those two questions is the first sounds bad and the second sounds good. [Read more...]

Games for Children with Dyslexia

Games for children with dyslexia are not only helpful, but most are really fun. Whether it be card games, computer games, board games or thinking games, the use of games to help children understand how to overcome the symptoms of dyslexia is supported by every major Dyslexia group.  Continue reading to find out more about dyslexia in children [Read more...]

How to Recognize Dyslexia in Children

Diagnosis of dyslexia in children usually starts with the child’s teacher. While a teacher doesn’t typically say your child has dyslexia, they are often the first to point out problems. Dyslexia academically means “difficulty with words or language”, and though problems don’t always mean dyslexia, problems should make you consider testing. [Read more...]

Dyslexia Learning Disability

The dyslexia learning disability is probably the most well known of the bunch. Famous people with dyslexia, the likes of Einstein, Tom Cruise, Whoopi Goldberg and Will Smith, have helped to increase awareness and exposure much more than some of the other learning disabilities. [Read more...]

Help with Dyslexia: A treatment program

Children who need help with dyslexia are in the best position when they’re in a dyslexia treatment program that understands how to give both academic and emotional assistance.

Usually, an Orton Gillingham program is taught by a trained and/or certified O/G instructor. Some children may need to begin at the beginning of the prescribed program, but many do not. It is critical that children who struggle with reading be placed in an appropriate setting. Their confidence is usually low to begin with, and if they are placed in a level beneath their current needs, they tend to feel even more discouraged. [Read more...]