Category: Learning to read

F is for failure

“A child has to try and fail to read for several years before being diagnosed.” […]

“For the love of reading”? Not for me.

    Readers are smarter, better, kinder, nicer and sexier? Right? Nope!! Sorry to disappoint, […]

“Hacking” the dyslexic brain

      Inventors have long been experimenting with technology to make reading and learning […]

The dyslexic journey: Not all those who wander are lost

I love this quote because it describes exactly how I feel about being dyslexic. My […]

Using neuroscience to design effective reading programs: An interview with Dr. Devin Kearns

Education researchers like Dr. Devin Kearns are using neuroscience to design reading programs that work specifically for the dyslexic brain.

My brain on dyslexia

When I was little, I spent many happy hours inside my head. I was the […]

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.

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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 […]

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.