Category: Research

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.

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.

Disability inclusion: A little less conversation, a little more action

Disability inclusion: A little less conversation, a little more action. That’s the message driving Valuable 500—a global movement putting disability on the agenda of business leaders.

Survey says: Canadian youth with mental health and learning disabilities less likely to be in school or employed

Statistics Canada has just released the results of the 2017 Canadian Survey on Disabilities (2017). It shines a light on the prevalence and impact of mental health and learning disabilities in Canadian youth.

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 […]

New report: How the working world can benefit from the dyslexic mind

A new report called “The Value of Dyslexia”, released today by Ernst and Young and […]

My mom, dyslexia and the #phonicsdebate

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

Summer reading survival tips for dyslexics

For me, summer vacation = summer reading. But….I’ve got way too many books to read […]

The 10% club is knocking: Let us in!

Can we discuss the elephant in the room? Too many schools are leaving our children […]