Phonological Processing

Test Anxiety versus Downstream Learning

Test Anxiety versus Downstream Learning

by Heidi Nord October 04, 2019

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Do all Things with Love

Do all Things with Love

by Heidi Nord October 03, 2019

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Social Self versus Essential Self

Social Self versus Essential Self

by Heidi Nord October 02, 2019

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New Product: a, b, c's

New Product: a, b, c's

by Heidi Nord September 20, 2019

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Helping Kids with Dyslexia

Helping Kids with Dyslexia

by Heidi Nord September 17, 2019

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How do People with Dyslexia Learn?

How do People with Dyslexia Learn?

by Heidi Nord September 08, 2019

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Writing for Dyslexic Students

Writing for Dyslexic Students

by Heidi Nord August 30, 2019

Dyslexic students incredibly intelligent Steve Jobs Shttps://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/celebrities-dyslexia-made-big/story?id=17338379 , https://dyslexiaida.org/spelling/https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dyslexia/symptoms-causes/syc-20353552 https://www.webmd.com/children/understanding-dyslexia-basics

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#1 Predictor of Reading Success

#1 Predictor of Reading Success

by Heidi Nord August 22, 2019

Dear Reading Fans,

Sometimes I feel being a Dyslexia Specialist is incredibly easy. At the least, it's very enjoyable for me.

Working with kids? - Completely Awesome

Kids with "learning challenges"? - I just don't see a challenge. All I see is a different way to strategize. No problem.

Listening to people read? - Love it!

Being patient? - I don't see a problem.

I am lucky, but only 100% of the time.

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Lippity Pippity

Lippity Pippity

by Heidi Nord August 13, 2019

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.

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Common Characteristics of Adult Dyslexia

Common Characteristics of Adult Dyslexia

by Heidi Nord June 19, 2019

Did you know there are roughly 36 million adults in the United States with dyslexia? There are also about 16 million teens and kids with dyslexia. There are some things adults with dyslexia may have issues with in their career.

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Dyslexia Self-Assessment

Dyslexia Self-Assessment

by Heidi Nord May 15, 2019

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Denial Isn’t a River in Egypt

Denial Isn’t a River in Egypt

by Heidi Nord July 26, 2018

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Downstream Learning

Downstream Learning

by Heidi Nord March 17, 2018

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Difference Between Reading, Spelling and Vocabulary Words

Difference Between Reading, Spelling and Vocabulary Words

by Heidi Nord September 04, 2017

Differentiation Between Reading, Spelling, and Vocabulary Words

A teacher can't get too far in reading instruction before realizing writing instruction is close behind.  When I first started teaching it was common to give students a list of twenty words to learn, with a spelling test on Friday.  This model happens in many schools across the United States.

Ideally, instead of one list, we feel words should be separated into three lists:

1. Reading Words

2. Spelling Words

3. Vocabulary Words  

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