Category: Unique Learners

A Legal Victory for Dyslexia Intervention in Public School, Maybe – Part 1

Could a lawsuit lead to real change for dyslexia intervention in public school?  For at least one California school district, it might.  This year (2021) a federal class action lawsuit against Berkeley Unified School District not only ended with a settlement; it required some significant, district-wide changes.     In the past I’ve encouraged parents …

Read more

The Visual Memory Piece of Reading Intervention Goes Digital

When you think of reading intervention activities for kids, I’m guessing visual memory training is probably not the first thing you think of. Perhaps you believe working with letters is more important for reading intervention than working with, oh, let’s say… colors. That’s a perfectly reasonable assumption. Here at Inner Pieces Gallery I talk a …

Read more

The ONE THING All Good Reading Intervention Programs Have in Common

If your child or student reads below grade level, you might have tried a number of reading intervention programs with varying degrees of success.  Maybe you still want to find a reading program that actually works.  Keep in mind, all good reading intervention programs share one very important quality in common.   By the way, …

Read more

Is it a Learning Difference or Defiance?

Can you tell the difference between a child who is being defiant vs a child who experiences a learning difference?  Sometimes they look a lot alike.     If you have a resistant learner at home or in the classroom, can you identify where the resistance is coming from?   What Learning Differences Might Look …

Read more

The Parent’s & Teacher’s Guide to Helping Struggling Learners

Do you ever wish you could find a useful, eye-opening, made-for-you parent’s guide to helping struggling learners?  If you’re a teacher, maybe you’d love a teacher’s guide, one that covers the information you didn’t receive in your education courses.     Sure, you could read book after book about learning differences, but I’m not talking …

Read more

A Simple Gratitude Hack for Kids

We know that teaching kids to develop the habit of gratitude has many benefits.   Better sleep may even be one of them, depending on the study.  Since better sleep can lead to better learning (we like better learning around here), we have yet another good reason to encourage kids to practice this profoundly positive skill. …

Read more

What Numbers Have to Do With Reading Ability

Reading is all about letters, right?  Recognizing letters, understanding that letters make sounds, knowing how to move letters around to make words, and so on.  So, why would numbers have anything to do with reading ability?     Yes, learning math is a little like learning a new language.  But we’re not talking about math …

Read more