Category: Unique Learners

Can We Say Goodbye to The Wait to Fail Model in Education?

If you have children with reading difficulties, you may be all too familiar with the wait to fail model in education.  Traditionally, right around the time students with dyslexia and other reading challenges enter third or fourth grade, their learning difficulties really start to show.  At least, that’s when their struggles become too obvious to …

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Which Skill Comes First in Good Reading Instruction?

When it comes to good reading instruction I often make the case for teaching students phonemic awareness BEFORE teaching phonics.   If you need a quick refresher about the difference between those confusing reading skills,  review the basics in Phonemes vs Phonemic Awareness vs Phonological Awareness and Why it Matters to You.  In short, phonemic …

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Educating Teachers About Dyslexia – A Paradigm Shift

Dyslexia education often fails to reach teachers in the general education system.  Yet what we don’t know about dyslexia CAN hurt us.  More precisely, what teachers don’t know about dyslexia hurts our students.  When students with dyslexia and other learning differences pass from grade to grade without learning how to read, or to write, or …

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Help Struggling Learners Improve Visual Memory – Free Video Training

By the time children learn the alphabet, most can remember what letters look like (visual memory).  They also remember what letters sound like (auditory memory).  For some kids, letter recognition doesn’t come so easily.  As proactive parents and educators, we may need to help struggling learners improve visual memory, as well as auditory memory, deliberately …

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Help Struggling Learners Improve Auditory Memory – Free Video Training

Why should parents and educators help struggling learners improve auditory memory? This free auditory memory video training answers that question, and more.     For instance… What role does auditory memory play in a child’s ability to read and learn? Why is auditory memory development so important? How do we know if underdeveloped auditory memory …

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Is This Another Legal Victory Against Dyslexic Student Neglect?

Dyslexic student neglect, that’s a pretty harsh phrase, isn’t it?  If you have a child with any type of learning difference, and the school fails to meet your child’s educational needs, then you have some idea of what I mean when I say dyslexic student neglect.  A legal victory for students who endure such neglect, …

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Digital Practice Activities for Reading Intervention

Have you discovered the reading intervention program called Letter Sounds Made Simple?  If yes, keep reading.  If not, I invite you to start here: Letter Recognition for Struggling Readers.  You’ll learn why this easy-to-implement, multisensory program is so simple yet so effective.   I especially encourage the helpers of learners who either: Have dyslexia Have …

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