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

  • Effective Use of Context Vocabulary

    Vocabulary words are most useful to students when they recognize them in their reading and can use them in their writing. Therefore, it is important to introduce students to unfamiliar words before they are exposed to them in a text. If students come across an unfamiliar word while reading, they are more likely to wonder

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  • My Favorite Teachers: A Reflection for Dyslexia Awareness Month

    by Keryn Kwedor

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    Metacognition and Reading Comprehension

    “Creating and improvising opportunities to involve students in the learning process allows students to become aware of how they learn and why certain skills benefit them. As a result, students are more motivated and more likely to apply those skills when working independently. In short, an included student becomes an invested student who is eager

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  • The Trifecta: Executive Function, Anxiety, and Self-Regulation

    by Laura Polvinen and Helene Dionne, PhD

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  • Games to Reinforce Reading and Spelling

    The Relationship Between Reading and Spelling What are the most effective methods for reading instruction? Much of the scientific research and data points to the importance of using a systematic approach to teaching reading. In other words, instruction must start with the origin of reading: recognizing, understanding, and manipulating the sounds we hear in our

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  • Cognitive Resilience

    Learn about cognitive resilience in children with reading difficulties. This research explores factors that can offset reading failure or difficulty in children. Specifically, the paper looks at both cognitive and social-emotional protective elements that can help children in the school setting find success despite any noted reading or other learning difficulty.  

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  • Dyslexia and the Brain

    Understand more about dyslexia and the brain. This video with Guinevere Eden, PhD, professor of pediatrics and the director of the Center for the Study of Learning at Georgetown University, explains how the brain of a child with dyslexia works and the impact of effective remediation on the brain.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions About Dyslexia

    Explore these frequently asked questions about dyslexia. The International Dyslexia Association has written the answers to the most frequently asked questions about dyslexia in hopes to counteract some of the more popular myths and misconceptions about this learning disability. 

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  • Integrate SEL and Academics

    Learn how to integrate SEL and academics.  Edsurge outlines three practical strategies to help teachers incorporate SEL into their classroom including the importance of time to collaborate and debrief with other teachers.

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