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 in the Classroom

    This article breaks down how working memory impacts different academic subjects, such as math and reading, and offers some key takeaways to consider in supporting working memory in the classroom to reduce the cognitive load.

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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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  • Neuroplasticity and Learning

    Learn more about neuroplasticity and learning. Bruce Perry for Ed Week writes about how the neuroplasticity in the brain can allow us to learn, adapt and innovate which drives our society forward; however, he also asserts that this same ability in the brain can also have deep impacts in the way students respond and react

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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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  • 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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  • Written Expression Q and A from Ed Week

    Learn more about teaching written expression with Q and A from Ed Week.  Read expert responses to the question: How can we use “writing frames” and “writing structures” without students feeling like they always have to do formulaic writing?

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  • Dyscalculia

    Explore’s resources related to understanding dyscalculia.  The page includes the definition of dyscalculia, a video, and other links to support students with dyscalculia.

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  • The Power of Metacognition

    Understand the power of metacognition in the classroom. Edutopia asserts that teaching students about the brain’s potential can have a positive impact on their motivation, grit, and achievement. This article also offers strategies for incorporating metacognition in the elementary and high school classroom.

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  • Note Taking Apps

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

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