Learning Ally is a nonprofit dedicated to helping all students reach their full potential, especially in literacy. We are excited to announce a new supplemental PK-2 literacy offering we are developing- Excite Reading!
Make sure you read the wonderful article by the understood organization about reading anxiety and how to help your child. Their first tip:
Reading long books or pages can feel overwhelming. Sharing the load can make it feel more manageable. Try reading aloud together and trading off pages. This gives kids a break and lets them hear fluent reading.
A new app will soon help more than 50,000 Israeli students learn English through an innovative app that immerses them in popular music. Getting kids to interact with the words in real life through music is a very effective learning tool, and we are finding that dyslexic and special education students are responding especially well
After years of research, Carlsbad eye doctor and Dyslexia expert, Dr. David Bloch, has developed new super tools that correct reading disabilities in record time. His Reading Without Limits program is so unique that it has a patent pending. Parent Pat W. said, “I worked as a senior education consultant for the USA at the world’s largest education company, Dr. Bloch’s tools and processes are easily one of the three best programs I’ve ever seen in North America.”
After years of research, Carlsbad eye doctor and Dyslexia expert, Dr. David Bloch, has developed new super tools that correct reading disabilities in record time. His Reading Without Limits program is so unique that it has a patent pending. Most reading specialists believe that earlier readers need to learn word recognition by decoding phonetic patterns. Dr. Bloch contends that phonics, sight words, picture cues, and even verbal cues are not critical in learning to read. What is critical are oral vocabulary and visual tracking ability. Unlike traditional reading programs, his method permanently repairs the disconnect between auditory and visual processing experienced by those with Dyslexia
According to Study Finds, sounding it out is not easy for children with dyslexia, and it can make learning even harder. When parents and teachers try a tactic that does not work, they can get frustrated which can make a child who is trying to learn feel helpless.https://c38286d642576bb1a9428ba80a37ae90.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
Schoolvision is not a ‘one size fits all’ treatment but rather a journey that requires patience and time to see the results. It’s a relatively simple programme with the main requirement being that the child or adult wears their prescription glasses for everything up ‘close’ throughout the programme.
Fascinatingly, some studies have found that learning the written language and alphabet of the Ancient Greeks can spur changes in brain development that help stave off the onset of dyslexia. And if the symptoms of dyslexia are already being experienced, learning the Ancient Greek alphabet can actually reduce their intensity or eliminate them altogether.
If you know a lot about dyslexia, you already know a lot about dyscalculia. Both learning disabilities are similar but still very different. The knowledge about Dyscalculia though forms a great basis to branch out and start learning about dyscalculia too, so you can also help children who have dyscalculia. Dr Schreuder has an online Dyscalculia Tutor Training that can help you get there in about 3-6 months, all online in your own pace.
See the review of the online program to work with students who have dyslexia.
Reading Horizons is a comprehensive, interactive reading system based on the principles of Orton-Gillingham. Simply put, Orton-Gillingham takes the idea of “sounding things out” to the next level. Rather than just teaching students to break down words into their sounds, it teaches the sounds in a specific order and trains the brain to recognize them.
The Calf and the Cuckoo contains a dyslexic-friendly design and layout. illustrated by renowned wildlife artist Gordon D’Arcy, Shane alludes to a number of small changes that have facilitated this dyslexic friendly design. “We use a combination of special dyslexia font, colour schemes, and layout to make it easier for children with dyslexia to read,” he states.
Read how someone has successfully transitioned to an online school:
WAVA uses classes taught by certificated teachers from Washington state, multimedia learning modules such as videos, quizzes and nonfiction articles, traditional textbooks and hands-on materials. It does require significant help from the student’s learning coach
Great website brimming with activities for dyslectic children. It is designed by Desi Bootsman, she herself also known with dyslexia, and she has been nominated for several awards to celebrate this success. (remember there is always google translate)
There is a school of thought that argues children with dyslexia (reading problems) are helped by learning cursive. The argument insists the brain responds neuroplastically to the flow and rhythm of the cursive experience.
See the back and forth debate on the good and bad of cursive writing in our link for today.
Restoring normal patterns of rhythmic neural activity through non-invasive electrical stimulation of the brain alleviates sound-processing deficits and improves reading accuracy in adults with dyslexia, according to a new study.
The period of online learning has been difficult for students with Dyslexia. Now coming September many schools may go back to face to face lessons and the article in our link for today gives some good tips on how to make the most of it.
The good people of smartbrief bring us a six part series on how to improve the classroom experience for students with dyslexia. Part three is in our link for today but there are links to the other parts in the article.
Learning Ally, a not-for-profit and leading education solutions organization serving at-risk learners, is responding to the COVID-19 crisis with a relief program to schools across the country. The program includes the Learning Ally Audiobook Solution that helps students with reading deficits, a Distance Learning Resource Site for both educators and parents, and the Square PandaR School to Home Engagement Program for emerging readers. The program offers complimentary access to these proven literacy development solutions effective immediately through August 1st, helping to keep students reading in this crisis and providing a platform that educators nationwide can consider as a component for ensuring distance learning literacy progress, continuity, and equity in the future.
Many parents will at some stage be involved in an IEP that the school prepares to help their child. Todays Parents gives a nice handy guide about what it is and what to do with it, see our link for today.