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

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    Working Memory and Dyslexia

    This summary of the study  “The Structure of Working Memory in Young Children and its Relation to Intelligence,”  done by the University of Missouri Columbia College of Arts and Science professors Shelley Gray and Mary Lou Fulton, explores the link between working memory, attention, and learning.

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    Dyslexia Advocate: Dean Bragonier

    In this inspiring Ted Talk, Dean Bragonier, a dyslexia advocate and educator, outlines the unique mindset and often unaccounted for gifts of people with dyslexia and encourages us to reframe this perceived weakness as a powerful tool.  

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    Executive Function and Self-Regulation

    The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University outlines the link between executive function and self-regulation and how these skills can develop in children.  They call particular attention to the importance of explicitly teaching executive function skills in young children. The article includes an overview video.

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    Technology to Support Study Skills

    What is Study Skills? The term “study skills” refers to the management and organization of time, materials, and information. Study skills topics range from time management and organization to utilizing specific strategies for comprehending material. Instruction in study skills can incorporate the physical organization of materials, as well as the organization of information through note-taking

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    20 Tips for Improving Interactions with Anxious Students

    KQED Mind/Shift explores 20 tips for teachers to help de-escalate interactions with anxious or defiant students.  The article provides strategies to create positive relationships with students, as well as tips to better understand your students and their triggers as you implement strategies to support them.

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    Link between Language Processing and Executive Function

    This peer-reviewed research from the National Institutes of Health outlines a study that shows the connection between children’s ability to interpret and reinterpret ambiguous sentences and their executive function skills.

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    True Growth Mindset

    Growth mindset guru, Carol Dweck, is interviewed by The Atlantic Monthly about the tendency to oversimplify the concept of growth mindset as simply trying harder and being rewarded for it.  She calls attention to the importance recognizing the struggle and the strategies that help students create success.

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    Dyslexia and the Brain

    KQED and Mind/Shift talk to Maryanne Wolf about dyslexia and its impact on children in school. Wolf also discusses the research that has created a deeper understanding about how dyslexia works in the brain.

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    Strategies to Engage Reluctant Readers

    Education Week blogger and middle school teacher Ariel Sacks offers 4 ways to help engage reluctant students in the process of deep reading. She encourages teachers to make small changes to their reading routines and to pause to take an honest look at the situation that is causing student resistance.

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Technology to Support Executive Function

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