Tips for Hiring a Tutor Jul 11, 2024

So you’ve decided that your child needs a tutor, but where do you start? 

 

STEP 1.  Ask yourself is “why does my child need a tutor?  What are our goals with...

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The Summer Slide dyslexia learning disability reading disability Jun 27, 2024

Have you heard of the summer slide?

Nope. It has nothing to do with playgrounds or water parks. 

Summer slide refers to the regression or loss of knowledge or skills that occurs between the...

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What do I do when my dyslexic teen doesn't want help? Jun 13, 2024

"I'm fine"

"Leave me alone"

"You don't understand"

We've all said and heard these classic teen lines. 

By the time you reach the teen years with your dyslexic child, you fully understand the...

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What’s holding you back from becoming your child’s dyslexia advocate? May 30, 2024

 When they learn their child has dyslexia or another learning disability, some parents leap into action. They ask questions, they schedule meetings with administrators, they hire outside help....

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Reading Solutions for Dyslexia Using Audio WITH Text May 21, 2024

 Dyslexic kids often need different ways to read as they develop their reading skills.  Even teens and adults with dyslexia find that they need alternatives to eye reading to get...

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Reading Together with Your Dyslexic Child Apr 30, 2024

 

There is no doubt that reading with your child is one of the most important ways you can help develop their reading skills, whether your child has dyslexia or not. 

Many times, when a...

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Is It Time to Change the Message about Dyslexia Superpowers? Apr 24, 2024

[No time to read? Here's a short video on the topic: Is "Superpowers" really what we mean?]

Last week I did a poll on Insta asking if the Superpowers of dyslexia is empowering or puts undue...

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Two Ways to Improve Reading Without Books Apr 06, 2024

 

Video version if not feeling like reading today: Two Things to Do Now to Boost Reading Success

The other day, I was listening to my friend, Nicole Chick, from Early Literacy Labs, talk...

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The Library Masquerade (and how to find the right book for your dyslexic learner) Mar 21, 2024

 Don't feel like reading? Watch related video: What Are High/Low Books?

Typically, elementary school-age kids get time to go visit the school library with their class a few times per...

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Exploring School Choices for Your Dyslexic Learner Mar 04, 2024

Summary of this blog on YouTube: What Type of School is Best for Dyslexia?

Which type of school is best for a dyslexic thinker?

Let me start by saying that this is a misleading question since...

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Hey, Mom. You good? Feb 27, 2024

"Hey, Mom.  You good?" This is how my teenager asks me if I’m ok. In an attempt to be both hip and compassionate, I’d like to check in with you.

So, friend, you good?

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What is Orton-Gillingham? Feb 20, 2024

When I first entered the world of dyslexia as a parent, the words "Orton-Gillngham" came up again and again.  It was clear this needed to be a part of our learning plan, but I didn't know...

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