Category: For teachers

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.

What science is telling us: Do dyslexic brains work differently? What reading instruction works best?

Neuroscience is painting an interesting picture of the dyslexic brain, and how it processes information. A new report, The Neurobiology of Dyslexia, has brought together the best of neuroscience with the best of reading science to show how the dyslexic brain works when reading, and how effective reading instruction can change the brain.

Book review: Looking for heroes–One boy, one year, 100 letters

Like many dyslexic teenagers, Aidan Colvin can clearly identify his weaknesses. Yet everyone keeps telling him to “find his strengths.” Annoying, right? Aidan rightly asks: “how do you do that?” Looking for an answer to that question, he wrote letters to 100 dyslexic heroes to find out how they achieved success. He didn’t expect anyone to write back. Lucky for us–many of them did, and he shared them with the world in the book “Looking for heroes.”

New study: Chatting with your child may promote early literacy

A new American study published in Pediatrics journal finds that conversing with your young child is beneficial to the acquisition of language skills. But don’t expect it to prevent dyslexia.

6 things that scare dyslexics

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

Book review: The Illustrated Guide to Dyslexia and Its Amazing People

Autumn weather has settled in here — the trees are red and orange and the […]

My mom, dyslexia and the #phonicsdebate

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

Author interview: Mary Avery Kabrich

When I’m writing, I usually listen to one song on repeat. Working on this interview […]

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 […]