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Dyslexia Is Not A Disease

Teach Reading Differently

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Dyslexia Is Not A Disease

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Teach Reading Differently

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Maryanne Wolf is one of my heroes. She is a well-known and greatly respected dyslexia researcher.

For a list of methods that work for children and adults who have dyslexia, click here.

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Red Flags of Dyslexia

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When you see all of these red flags in a kindergarten student, dyslexia is likely the cause.

Please warn a parent about that possibility because the sooner that child gets the right type of help, the sooner their reading, spelling, and writing skills will improve.

For a complete list of warning signs, from preschool age through adult, click here.

Third Grade Brick Wall

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Dyslexia and the Third Grade Brick Wall
by Dyslexic Advantage

Third grade is when all of the reading strategies used by children with dyslexia reading by shape, guessing by looking at the picture or the first two letters, and using context clues will no longer work.

This article quotes the research and shares a video of an adult recalling third grade.

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It Took Until Fifth Grade

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It should not take this long but sadly, it often does, as this parent shared:

We started our journey in first grade, when our daughter's teacher shared that she was not grasping reading concepts as fast as she should. I was shocked because I had read to her since she was a baby, and books were a big part of our home.

For the rest of that school year, we spent many long, tearful evenings trying to teach her the sight words. We would go over and over and over them, but she could not retain them.

We also spent at least two hours every night doing homework, and practicing her reading.

Despite that, at the beginning of third grade, she was only reading 27 words per minute which was at the bottom of her class.

She also struggled with spelling. I got her list several days early, so we would have extra time to learn the words. It did not help.

Over the years, the teachers said, "It will click one of these days," or "She is young for her grade," and "You are doing all the right things at home." Yet year after year, she spent many long, tearful nights doing homework.

When I asked if she might have a learning disability, the answer was always, "No."

In fifth grade, we hit a wall. That year, she spent four to five hours a week studying her spelling words just to get a D.

She also got a D in Social Studies, even though I read the textbook out loud to her, because her vocabulary was way behind.

She began to have problems with her peers, partly due to her very low self-esteem.

At the end of some of our homework battles, she began to say she should be dead because she was useless. She stayed up late every night due to anxiety, and she developed depression. We knew we had to do something, but we did not know the cause of her academic struggles.

Then a friend at a party suggested she might have dyslexia. Our life changed that very day.

Click here to see the rest of the story.

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Two New Videos

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To watch Susan Barton's new webinar called How Do You Measure Progress in a Struggling Reader, click here.

During that webinar, Susan Barton explains:

  • What reading skills each common progress monitoring tool checks
  • Which reading skills should be checked in students with dyslexia
  • How to convert test scores into percentiles to see if real growth is being made

You will better understand how to assess academic performance in students with dyslexia, how to quantify improvement, and how to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.

Susan Barton also holds Facebook Live Video Chats to share important information. Each is 6 to 7 minutes, and the response has been terrific. Since they were recorded, you can watch them now  even if you do not use Facebook.

Chat #11Should I Tell My Child She Has Dyslexia?

Other popular chats include:

Chat #8Is it time to change schools?

Chat #9When to stop Barton tutoring

Chat #5Books for reluctant readers

Chat #10Penmanship and typing

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