Category: Resources

Changing the discussion from “struggling with dyslexia” or “suffers from dyslexia” to “successful because of dyslexia.” Become empowered with information ranging from cutting-edge research about dyslexia to memorable fictional characters.

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The Offensive Dyslexia T Shirt

What do you do when you spot an offensive dyslexia T shirt? A friend and colleague just sent me an urgent e-mail with the subject line, “Can you do something about this?” I opened...

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Dyslexia Stress at Home

Dealing with dyslexia stress at home can pose some unique challenges for families. The additional stress is not something many of us talk about, but we do need to acknowledge and manage. How many...

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Dyslexia and Special Education

Let’s get this out of the way first: It is my opinion that students with dyslexia do not belong in special education—if they are taught properly how to read, and their learning differences accommodated...

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Testing for Dyslexia

When it comes to testing for dyslexia, it’s important to listen to our children and hear when they say, “Enough is enough!” In my own son’s case, this is how he termed it: “I...

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Standardized Testing and Dyslexic Students

This is about the time of year when school districts across the country administer standardized testing. From my point of view, standardized testing and dyslexic students don’t mix too well. At least in the...

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Dyslexia Resources Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has many dyslexia resources—from highly trained educational therapists to well-qualified educators to organizations that have been well-established in our community. This list has been compiled to help parents do their own research...

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Dyslexia A Public Health Issue

Forward-thinking health care providers are recognizing dyslexia as a public health issue. They understand that reading struggles in school have serious individual consequences that affect the community as well. Consequences include including mental health...

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Dyslexia and Bullying

Bullying by children has been outlawed in our schools. There are all sorts of programs to make certain that students recognize the damage such unkind behavior can cause. Dyslexia and Bullying can be an...

Dyslexia-advocate moms often hit it out of the park, stepping up to the plate for the 1 in 5 with dyslexia. 0

Dyslexia Advocate Moms

I am a baseball mom.(And a dyslexia advocate mom!) My son—who has dyslexia—has found great success on the baseball field, and I have supported him from the stands for years. During all that time,...