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Improving Spelling for Students with Dyslexia

Posted by Erica Warren on

Not all students require the same remedial process even though they struggle with the same academic difficulties. Diverse combinations of cognitive processing weaknesses and deficits can unite to create the "perfect storm" that can cause challenges with reading, math, writing, spelling and more. Creating an Individualized Approach In fact, no two students have the same cognitive profile, so to provide the optimal solution, one needs to consider both a student's strengths and weaknesses when designing a remedial approach. Spelling Recommendations for A Struggling Speller Occasionally, I like to present the questions emailed to me from parents and teachers. This week, I...

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Affording Academic Support For Students with Dyslexia

Posted by Erica Warren on

Many families hope that their insurance coverage can help lessen the financial burden of academic assistance for children with dyslexia and other learning disabilities as study skills, development of cognitive abilities, and homework help is often necessary for this population of learners. Although this appears to be a reasonable service, particularly for children that have a diagnosis, upon investigation, you will find that this is not the case. What do Insurance Companies Cover? Insurance companies will often accommodate medical and mental health services, but because tutors, learning specialists and educational therapists, are trained primarily in education, they don’t have the...

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The CodPast Celebrates the Cool and Creative side of Dyslexia

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I’m so please to feature and share an interview with Sean Douglas and his Codpast!  Sean is an internet broadcaster with experience in broadcast TV news, public relations, corporate communications and podcasting.  After Sean was diagnosed with dyslexia as an adult and met other successful dyslexics, he created the Codpast, to share those stories and more with the public.   My Interview with Sean: 1) Can you please give us a brief description of The Codpast? The Codpast is a media portal which consists of three online radio shows (podcasts), a blog, news articles, and videos.  The main purpose of The Codpast is...

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Teaching Grammar: Games Reinforce the Parts of Speech

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Many high school graduates report weak grammar skills, and they claim that they had little instruction in this area of academics. In fact, poor grammar deters many from communicating in writing, but when they do put pen to paper, mistakes can leave a negative impression. What's more, although many are cognizant of this gap of knowledge, most never find the time to master this skill. Even today, very few students experience comprehensive instruction in this area.  Clearly, this is a curriculum oversight that needs to be addressed. Why Should Students Learn Grammar? It offers a deep understanding and appreciation for...

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OSMO Develops Verbal Reasoning, Sequential, Spatial, and Critical Thinking Skills

Posted by Erica Warren on

Being a personal trainer for the brain, I am always looking for additional multi-sensory tools that can develop the different cognitive processing areas.  A few months back, a saw a video promotion for OSMO and I was hooked.  I preordered OSMO and recently received my materials.  I'm happy to say that it has exceeded my expectations!  What Exactly is OSMO? OSMO is a wonderful tool that brings iPad activities into the real world.  This new technology utilizes the space in front of the iPad to take games off the screen. The use of a base and a reflective camera, allows players to interact...

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