Dear Educational System,
So many students are failing to read at grade level. At the same time, schools continue to deny services for dyslexics students. Coincidence? I think not.
Consistently denying what is crystal clear is insanity. As a Reading and Dyslexia Specialist, I’ve had countless conversations with people from all walks of life, and they simply can’t believe that educators often deny that Dyslexia exists.
They say, “It’s 2018, surely they know Dyslexia exists!”
Or, “What do you mean the teacher won’t let Dyslexic students listen to a recording of a book?”
Some say, “My brother (sister, friend, cousin, etc) was denied services in 1978 (or insert a different year here) but surely things have changed by now!
When I tell them fewer than 10 states even screen for Dyslexia they are so surprised!
Get your child screened at the age of 5 for Dyslexia because early intervention can be the most important thing you do for the educational success of your child.
Because the school system very well may deny your child services, I’ve seen it happen way too often.
To the success of you and your child,
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People with dyslexia need multisensory reading instruction.
What does this mean?
Instead of a "Charlie Brown" teacher, "Blah, Blah, Blahing..." in front of the classroom, students are encouraged, no they MUST, see, say, and feel all of the sounds. And, they use their hands, manipulatives, different writing surfaces, and writing tools to assist with their memory.
This video shows how students can start differentiating between certain sounds. Usually just 2 sounds are taught at once, but in this video, many sounds are taught, as it is a demonstation video for teachers.
Hello Fans of Learning :-)
This article from Psychology Today is fantastic.
Instead of the old and tired question, "How was school today?" David Rettew M.D. wrote a wonderful article about 100 Questions to Ask Your Teen.
As a parent, we need to keep it real.
And not boring.
Here at The Brilliant Dyslexic, as the founder of the company, I believe in the power of dyslexia. When I say dyslexia is a great asset, I really believe it with my whole mind and heart.
All you really need to do is look at most successful people in the world, and they usually wither have dyslexia or ADD/ADHD, or both!