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  • Support Students with Dyslexia in the Remote Classroom

    Explore how to support students with dyslexia in the remote classroom. Edweek shares five ways in which educators can adapt their teaching practice to make content accessible for students with learning disabilities.

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  • Assessing Writing: Challenges and Strategies

    by Keryn Kwedor Put yourself in the place of a student who just got an important writing assignment back from their teacher. You see a letter grade alongside the comment that justifies the teacher’s scoring decision. You might wonder what makes a C different from an C+? Maybe you worked on this assignment with your

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  • Effective Response to Intervention

    Learn more about effective response to intervention (RTI).  ASCD explores the why behind RTI, works to dispel myths and ineffective approaches, and explains how educators can use this essential framework to help all students become proficient readers.

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  • Recognize the Signs of Dyslexia

    Learn to recognize the signs of dyslexia.  This KQED article, the second installment in a series about dyslexia, explains how teachers can recognize the signs of dyslexia including students who are English language learners.

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  • Debunk Common Dyslexia Myths

    Debunk common dyslexia myths. The Gaab Lab out of Children’s Hospital Boston takes 31 popular misconceptions about dyslexia and learning and uses research to show why these ideas are incorrect.  The page also provides links to the latest research on the topic of learning and dyslexia.

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  • Debunk Popular Dyslexia Myths

    Debunk popular dyslexia myths. This KQED article outlines that the learning challenges that individuals with dyslexia face are not the result of a brain disease but are due to the unique wiring of their brains. The article also summarizes the work popular and well-known theorists and scientists on the topic of what dyslexia is and

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  • Dyslexia Assessments

    Understand the importance of dyslexia assessments. This IDA article explains that an educational assessment is the first step in getting students who may be struggling the reading help that they need to find academic success.

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  • Dyslexia Tests

    Understand more about dyslexia tests. The University of Michigan Dyslexia Help website outlines and describes 14 tests that clinicians find useful in helping and assessing students with dyslexia.

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  • Students Who Think Differently

    Explore how to help students who think differently.  Reading Rockets unpacks the 2016 National Center for Learning Disabilities report and explains how educators can use this data to help unlock the potential of all students in their classroom.

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  • Brain Differences Between Dyslexia and Dysgraphia

    Understand the brain differences between dyslexia and dysgraphia. reports on the latest research related to the brain differences between these SLDs.  The research from the small study from the University of Washington reveals that there are distinctly different brain structures and functionalities between students with dyslexia and dyscalculia.

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  • Dyslexia Evaluation

    Understand the processes of a dyslexia evaluation.  In this video, Matthew M. Cruger, PhD, a clinical psychologist and senior director of the Learning and Development Center at the Child Mind Institute, conducts an evaluation for learning and thinking differences. Dr. Cruger also explains the relevance of each test he uses.

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  • My Favorite Teachers: A Reflection for Dyslexia Awareness Month

    by Keryn Kwedor

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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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  • Protective Factors for Students with Dyslexia

    Understand the role of protective factors for students with dyslexia. Researchers Stephanie L. Haft and Dr. Fumiko Hoeft summarize their research for the International Dyslexia Association and highlight that there are both cognitive and social emotional factors that can help students with dyslexia have positive school experiences.

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  • Resilience and Dyslexia

    Understand more about resilience and dyslexia.  Fumkio Hoeft, cognitive neuroscientist, speaks for about the importance of certain protective factors in helping students with learning differences feel success in their schooling.

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  • Social and Emotional Problems Related to Dyslexia

    Understand the social and emotional problems related to dyslexia.  This LD online article outlines some of the emotional impacts a student with dyslexia may experience in the classroom and beyond and gives reasons why they may struggle with social interaction.

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  • Understanding Dyslexia

    Learn more about understanding dyslexia.  This comprehensive overview from the Child Mind Institute outlines the definition of dyslexia, its impact on students, and the process of evaluating whether or not a student has dyslexia.

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  • Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity Website

    Explore the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity’s website. This site provides resources for teachers and families and has accessible and valuable information about dyslexia and how it can present in the classroom 

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  • Research-based Reading Instruction

    Understand the need for research-based reading instruction in schools.  Louisa Moats writes this practitioners guide to identifying effective reading programs that follow a progression of reading skills from phonemic awareness through reading comprehension.

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  • Common Myths Around Dyslexia and Reading

    Understand more about the common myths around reading and dyslexia.  Edutopia works to contradict many of the pervasive myths about teaching reading and dyslexia and describes new teacher training that helps them understand how students learn to read and how to implement a systematic approach to teaching reading.

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  • Testing and Evaluations for Dyslexia

    Understand more about testing and evaluations for dyslexia.  This resource by the International Dyslexia Association outlines the process and details of what constitutes an evaluation for difficulty in reading.  

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  • Dyslexia Early Intervention

    Understand why dyslexia early intervention is essential piece of successful remediation. Explore the the Harvard Mahoney Neuroscience Institute Letter’s piece on Nadine Gaab’s brain-based research on the importance of early intervention for children who exhibit symptoms of developmental dyslexia.  

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  • Early Intervention

    Learn about the importance of early intervention. Watch this video from the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity that features students with dyslexia speaking about why early intervention matters.

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  • Dyslexia Resources

    Explore these dyslexia resources from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The web page includes the definition of dyslexia from the International Dyslexia Association, information about early intervention, and resources related to writing IEPs. 

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