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Dyslexic Learners

How to Teaching Reading via Whole Language Or Explicit Phonics
by Sarah Major

EXPLICIT OR IMPLICIT PHONICS INSTRUCTION –
AND WHERE DO SIGHT WORDS FIT?

Moving More to Center with Visual Learners

by Sarah Major

So much of what I’ve been reading lately has to do with visual learners and identifying which children actually fall into that category.

Most children from ages 4 to 7 learn best through images since they're at the stage in which the right hemisphere (gestalt brain) is rapidly developing as a normal neurological function. You can’t fight nature! Children will develop as they were designed to do.

Common Pitfalls to Avoid

by Kelly Steinke

Being aware of the myths surrounding dyslexia will help you avoid common mistakes parents and professionals make when working with children who struggle to read and spell.

Myth

10 Tips on Dyslexia Testing

by Kelly Steinke

1. Dyslexia screening is different from dyslexia diagnosis.
Diagnosis is a lengthy process and is extremely comprehensive. Diagnosis can be done by a licensed educational psychologist or certified dyslexia diagnostician.  If your insurance does not cover these services, it can cost up to $5,000.  Screening can be done be a dyslexia specialist who has training as a dyslexia screener.  This process is also very thorough and accurate, but less time consuming and a lot less expensive.

What Are the Secondary School Options for Children with Dyslexia? Part 2

by Dr. Phyllis Books, DC

Part One of this article discussed secondary school choices for children with dyslexia. This second half will discuss college ideas as well as options for those children who do not wish to go to college.

Private Colleges versus Public Universities

What Are the Secondary School Options for Children with Dyslexia? Part 1

by Dr. Phyllis Books, DC

Many of you will homeschool all the way through twelfth grade and can skip right to the college piece in part two of this article. For those of you who may prefer to homeschool only through elementary or junior high years, this article will give you some insight into the secondary school options for your child.

Private Schools

Do You Believe Any of These Myths about Dyslexia?

by Dr. Phyllis Books, DC

In my work of reversing dyslexia naturally, I hear many myths and misconceptions about dyslexia. Here are three of the most common.

MYTH: There’s no difference in how children learn. They all do it the same way.

TRUTH:  We all learn differently, and ignorance of this is a factor in why so many children are labeled as learning challenged. We all have a primary learning style, which can be visual (by seeing), auditory (by hearing), or kinesthetic (by doing)?

5 Ways to Help Your Dyslexic Child Open Up and Grow

by Dr. Phyllis Books, DC

Children with dyslexia are often withdrawn and quiet when we’d like nothing better than to have them open up and share themselves with us. They feel different, ashamed, and less than complete, and this may cause them to shut down. Here are a few ways you can help them open up and grow into happy, well-adjusted children.

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Dyslexia: Not an Attitude Problem

by Dr. Phyllis Books, DC

Many parents, teachers, and health professionals believe a harmful myth that goes something like this: if my child’s performance is “on” one day and “off” the next, it’s probably an attitude problem and not a learning problem. This myth is so pervasive that it’s a widespread belief.
If your child has dyslexia, nothing could be further from the truth.

Would Your Dyslexic Child Benefit from a Tutor?

by Dr. Phyllis Books, DC

Homeschooling parents have differing viewpoints when it comes to using tutors; some parents see the value, while other parents consider tutoring a crutch. Some tutors only know to teach compensations, which can be helpful while you are deciding on or refining your overall plan. 

If your child has low grades, you want to address the issue immediately. But why is your child struggling with his or her schoolwork? There could be several reasons: