Category: School

Sunday book review: Dyslexia is my superpower (most of the time)

My own daughter taught me: dyslexic children are very good at telling you what they need to learn. Margaret Rooke’s book “Dyslexia is my superpower (most of the time)” gives these kids a voice. We need to listen.

Why we need to name dyslexia: BBC interview with Professor Maggie Snowling

What is dyslexia and why do we need to “name it’? A BBC radio 4 with Professor Maggie Snowling.

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My dyslexia portrait: reading anxiety, fear and fatigue

Sounds funny for a writer, but it’s been impossible for me to find the right […]

6 things that scare dyslexics

It isn’t scary having dyslexia. What’s scary is the lack of understanding and support for […]

My mom, dyslexia and the #phonicsdebate

Summary: It’s nothing new that some reading experts blame parents for their children’s reading difficulties. […]

Book review: Learning to fly in Once Upon A Time A Sparrow

Have you ever looked up to see one little bird flying out of sync from […]

Book review: David Flink’s “Thinking Differently” educates and empowers

David Flink’s Thinking Differently (2014) is my favourite “parent/self help” guide to dyslexia and learning […]

Why our schools need to say dyslexia

Me at three. I remember this day clearly. I insisted on dressing myself. Mismatched mittens […]

Ask an expert: Q&A with Nancy Young (part 2 of 2)

In our new series, “Ask an expert,” we talk to the professionals who devote their […]