Comprehending the IEP (individualized education program) jargon and legalese can be daunting. Many parents are so intimidated by the document and the process surrounding its implementation that they “give up.”
With schools starting up across the United States, this article may help students start off on the right foot.
Nice list of positive characteristics typically demonstrated by people who have dyslexia.
When you feel dragged down by your struggles, remember your strengths.
Isn’t it more effective to change the board so that all of the pegs can fit?
Researchers have found that parents and teachers usually speak too quickly for young children to understand. Adults speak at a rate of about 160 words per minute, but children can only comprehend 124 words per minute. Interestingly, Mr. Rogers spoke at a rate of 124 words per minute. Square and rectangle-shaped classrooms filled with desks and chalkboards exacerbate the problem because hard surfaces tend to reverberate and distort sound. This is a concern for children with dyslexia who often rely on verbal instructions when they have difficulty reading the board. For more information about the study, go to: http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/wsunews/news/?nid=307
Ghotit has released the Real Writer Pro app, designed by people with dyslexia for people with dyslexia. It features an intelligent, context-sensitive spell checker, an advanced grammar checker, a word prediction tool, a proofreader and other features. For more information, click here.
While talking with the children I tutor and with other children and teens with dyslexia, it has become shockingly clear that almost all children with dyslexia are teased and bullied at some point. What is more shocking to me is the number of children who feel they deserve it or believe that it is normal to be bullied and teased.
These color-coded reminder bracelets for students are an interesting idea. Would they work for students with dyslexia?