Resources

These resources were created and/or collected by Outreach staff to assist you in better understanding how to teach students with LBLD.

  • Elementary students practice reading and writing sight words with individual white boards

    The Reading and Writing Connection

    What is Reading? Reading is a complex process, and reading skills are considered to develop in a hierarchy according to Jeanne Chall’s Stages of Reading Development. In order to support the development of reading skills, it is essential that educators understand how reading develops. What is the Writing Connection? Reading and writing largely depend upon the

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  • Dysgraphia

    Understand more about dysgraphia. Explore Understood.org’s comprehensive resources related to dysgraphia.

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  • Self-Regulated Strategy Development

    Understand self-regulated strategy development through exploring the thinkSRSD.com website. This site is run community of teachers and researchers who use and study Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) and provides useful information and explanation on this complex approach to teaching writing including articles, videos, and other resources.

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  • Focusing on Student Strengths

    Read about the importance of focusing on student strengths. The National Center for Learning Disabilities vice president and chief digital officer, Kevin Hager, writes about his experiences in school, explaining that when teachers and parents started to focus on his strengths opposed to his areas of need, school became an easier place for him.

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    Landmark’s Six Teaching Principles™

    The foundation of all instruction at Landmark School is made up of six important teaching principles. These principles guide how teachers approach the presentation of both content and skills across the curriculum. Teaching Principle #1: Provide Opportunities for Success Providing students with opportunities for success is key. Failure and poor self-esteem often result when teachers challenge

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  • Oral Versus Written Language: Differences Can Make a Difference!

    by Terrill Jennings and Dr. Charles Haynes In From Talking to Writing (Jennings & Haynes, 2018), we argue that oral language is important for writing; however, differences between these two modes of communication can challenge students with dyslexia and related language learning difficulties. Two major barriers to converting oral language to written text are transcription

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  • 30 Million Word Gap

    Understand the history of the 30 million word gap. NPR breaks down the implications and history behind the often cited 30 million word gap study and explores new findings and research on how to best help all children achieve in school.  

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  • Dyslexia Research

    Understand the latest dyslexia research. This Education Week article explores a study conducted in New Haven, Connecticut, through Yale University, highlighting the benefits and the risks of using DNA analysis to target reading intervention.

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  • Note Taking Apps

    Explore this list of note taking apps from Understood.org. This list highlights 11 apps that can help students with the note-taking process.

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