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

  • 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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  • How Learning Happens

    Explore this Edutopia video series on how learning happens.  The video series focuses on the positive outcomes that can be created by fostering positive relationships and experiences in the classroom environment.

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  • Using Gestures to Make Concepts Stick

    Read the research that supports the idea of using gestures to make concepts stick. Typically thought of as an early childhood teaching strategy, this article from Mind/Shift outlines how the use of gesture can be an effective tool to help students learn even advanced concepts such as algebra.

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  • Interview with Stanislas Dehaene

    Watch this interview with Stanislas Dehaene, a French Neuroscientist, and understand more about his research in how the brain learns to read and how this can inform our teaching of reading.

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  • Research Supported Reading Instruction

    Understand research supported reading instruction. This story from NPR highlights a school in Bethlehem, PA, and their efforts to revamp the way they teach reading to reflect the current research on how the brain learns to read.  

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  • Student works with educator to apply active reading strategy of highlighting to support comprehension.

    Supporting Reading Comprehension

    Key Factors in Comprehension In order for students to comprehend material, a variety of factors must be intact. First and foremost, students need to be able to read and understand 90-95% of the material on any given page for that information to make sense. Considering this factor, vocabulary knowledge is an essential component of comprehension. Also,

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  • Student practices vocabulary words in structured exercises with support from teacher

    Vocabulary Instruction

    Why is Vocabulary Instruction Important? Researchers know that vocabulary knowledge is strongly linked to academic success. Understanding vocabulary is the cornerstone of accessing background knowledge, communicating effectively, and understanding and learning new ideas. Students with strong word knowledge and vocabularies are able to understand new concepts and ideas more quickly than students with more limited

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  • ADHD in the Classroom

    The Child Mind Institute explores the markers of ADHD in the classroom. The article outlines the symptoms and how they manifest in a classroom setting and how they may manifest differently in boys and girls.

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  • Signs and Symptoms of Dyscalculia

    Understand the signs and symptoms of dyscalculia.  ADDitude Magazine outlines the symptoms, types, and treatments for individuals with dyscalculia.

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