Category: Learning tools & tips

Thanksgiving, cooking calamities and dyslexia

This is not me! I love food-focused family holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, but I […]

F is for fail

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

“Hacking” the dyslexic brain

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

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.

ADHD? Dyslexia? Anxiety? Hey, who don’t got hang ups?

“Loving yourself” has a become a bit of a meme, hasn’t it? Something you find in the self-help aisle of the book store. But this is different. This generation is empowered with knowledge in a way mine never was.

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.”

Photo by Miranda Kate Photography

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.