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What Is Developmental Dyslexia?

Posted on 6.Oct.21 in Dyslexia

Is it just dyslexia? Dyslexia is a language-based disorder affecting reading.  The underlying cause of dyslexia is a weakness that lies in the phonological part of the language system.  Our phonological skills allow us to hear and understand the sounds that make up our spoken language.  They let us manipulate these sounds and then relate […]

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What is Orthographic Processing?

Posted on 5.Oct.21 in Dyslexia

And What Does it Have to Do with Dyslexia? Orthographic processing has to do with instant word recognition.  It allows us to look at a word like “said” and know what it is.  It allows us to know when a difficult word like “license” is misspelled.  We process these chunks of information visually with orthographic […]

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How Can Color Help a Child Who Has Dyslexia?

Posted on 4.Oct.21 in Dyslexia

1. About Dyslexia Dyslexia is a language disorder where phonology is impacted.  Children who have dyslexia have difficulty learning to read due to this underlying phonological difficulty.  While this difficulty with phonological skills interferes with decoding, it does not interfere with the other language skills.  This is why bright children with strong language comprehension can […]

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How to Choose a Dyslexia Reading Program for Your Child

Posted on 4.Oct.21 in Dyslexia

When looking for a reading program for your child you may be overwhelmed by the choices! There are a lot of different reading programs out there. However, it’s important to know that there are evidence-based strategies and programs specifically designed for children with dyslexia that are different from those used for children with other reading […]

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How Important Is the Alphabet?

Posted on 1.Oct.21 in Dyslexia

What Parents Need to Know to About Dyslexia and the Alphabet Dyslexia is based in the phonological system of the brain. Dyslexia causes difficulty with the phonology of language, also known as the sound system of language. When a child has difficulty with their phonological system, they don’t understand how language can be broken into sounds or […]

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Strategies for Dyslexia:

Posted on 10.Sep.21 in Dyslexia

What Parents Need to Know A child who has dyslexia has difficulty with the phonology, or the sounds, of language.  This difficulty is with understanding that spoken words can be broken into individual sounds and how those sounds can be manipulated.  A child with dyslexia needs systematic, explicit instruction in phonemic awareness and phonics to […]

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The Best Font Styles, Sizes, Spacing, and Colors for Dyslexia

Posted on 9.Sep.21 in Dyslexia

There is growing research to support the fact that we can make reading easier on people with dyslexia by changing some things about how the words are presented, also known as dyslexic fonts. It’s true, different fonts, color backgrounds, or spacing of the letters and words may change the fluency of a reader with dyslexia. […]

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How Dyslexia Affects Spelling (Skills)

Posted on 9.Sep.21 in Dyslexia

If you have a child who has been diagnosed with dyslexia, you may have noticed the difficulty with spelling that accompanies the difficulty with reading.  This is because both reading and spelling rely on understanding of the relationship between letters and the sounds they make.  These phonological skills are often weak in students with dyslexia.  […]

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How to Identify Dyslexia and Support Reading in Preschoolers

Posted on 9.Sep.21 in Dyslexia

While it may seem early, preschool is an important age for establishing a solid foundation of literacy skills that can set your child up for reading and writing success. In fact, recent research suggests that we can identify children with dyslexia as early as age three!1  Keeping an eye on your child’s reading skills can […]

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