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Comment on Fallacies of “Whole Language” by Mary Ann Reilly

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 20:12:36 +0000

Looking at the picture in beginning readers is a way to access semantic meaning. Teaching students to then check the first letter of the word (Cross checking behavior) is not guessing but rather, being strategic.



Comment on Dyslexia and Autism: Differing Ends of Brain Connector Spectrum by Sanford

Sat, 27 May 2017 16:30:36 +0000

Good point. I would imagine some folks get to big picture thinking in different ways. For some, the may be their initial starting point from which to ponder the details and for others, perhaps the reverse.



Comment on Dyslexia and Autism: Differing Ends of Brain Connector Spectrum by Intuitives: how much are you aware of your physical surrounding/environment? - Page 2

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:27:59 +0000

[...] I don't know if this has anything to do with being an Intuitive, but it could. I have dyslexia. LD Resources » Blog Archive » Dyslexia and Autism: Differing Ends of Brain Connector Spectrum For the record, dyslexics favor long connectors indicating an easier time with big picture and [...]



Comment on Dyslexia and Autism: Differing Ends of Brain Connector Spectrum by Understanding the difference in N vs S communication - Page 3

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 18:01:31 +0000

[...] dyslexic's need the big picture before we can understand the details. I'm still a concrete thinker. LD Resources » Blog Archive » Dyslexia and Autism: Differing Ends of Brain Connector Spectrum " Fascinating article about some key differences in the brain structures of people with dyslexia [...]



Comment on Therapeutic Options for Your Struggling Teen: A Simple Explanation by Tyler Jacobson

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:11:03 +0000

Great coverage of the school types. One thing I have noticed is that many parents quickly think that their teens behavior can be solved by the old methods of "boot camps" and "military schools" when a Therapeutic Boarding School is the best option. Here is another resource that can help clarify. http://helpyourteennow.com/boot-camps-vs-military-schools-vs-therapeutic-boarding-schools-vs-residential-treatment-centers/



Comment on Misleading Headlines about Dyslexia Studies by Sanford

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:29:51 +0000

Kristy, I'll answer your last question, about IQ and LD. There are two answers: 1. Intelligence and dyslexia (and LD in general) are "uncoupled." Basically this means they aren't connected. You can have a lower, average or higher intelligence factor (IQ) and also have LDs. They aren't connected. And 2: IQ tests as good as they can be, don't necessarily depict intelligence. It can do a good job of demonstrating acquired knowledge and some problem solving ability. Is a slow reading but gifted plumber or sailor or electrician not intelligent? Or are our assessment tools limited?



Comment on “You’re Never Too Old to Have a Happy Childhood.” by Sanford

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:04:19 +0000

Glad you liked it Laur; it was my mom, though I think others have said similar.



Comment on ACLU Files ‘Groundbreaking’ Lawsuit Claiming Right To Learn To Read by lenore Grandizio

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 18:07:05 +0000

I have a 17 year old child with ADHD, language processing problems and dyslexia. Her non verbal IQ is average. You didn't mention if your child is receiving special education services. If not you have a right to have her evaluated. If she has a disability that interferes with her educational progress she has a legal right to services. LRE does not mean that they have to start with the least amount of services, it means she gets services in the environment closest to general education that giver she what she needs. If those services are not helping her progress and you have asked for a new CSE meeting and they have not recommended services you think will help, you can file for a due process meeting. At that point you might wish to hire an educational attorney. My daughter has attended a state approved special education private school since kindergarten. She never would have learned to decode without it or functioned in a classroom with her ADHD. She is now about to get a high school diploma. For those of you who talk about accountability, please know common core tests have no proof that they measure college or career readiness or even what a child knows. There is research that shows that they indicate how much money you have. In New York State (my state) and others, White and Asian children consistently score higher than children of color, children with disabilities and children with who are English Language learners. In other words, the test discriminates against certain groups. In addition even the SAT is not a predictor of college readiness, high school grade point average is. There was a recent study where they looked at kids with high SAT scores and low high school GPA and low SAT high high school GPA. The kids with a high GPA did fine, The kids with the low GPA didn't regardless of their high SAT scores. Accountability is code for closing schools for kids of color, putting in for profit charter schools benefiting hedge fund managers and other campaign donors. What children like the student with the reading disability need is appropriate assessment to determine the problem, research based techniques in the appropriate setting to help them and small classes which is on thing the research show consistently helps students. (not charter schools) Good uck to the parent with the child with a reading disability. I've been there.



Comment on Misleading Headlines about Dyslexia Studies by Kristy

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:29:08 +0000

I believe my 8 year old son to be dyslexic and I have for over 3 years and the school psychologists and IEP teachers basically blow me off when ever I bring it up. Everything I read online about dyslexia points me in that direction. Now my son will be 9 in a few days and is severely behind in reading and writing and still flips letters and numbers even in his own name, which he knows. They are telling me he has a low IQ so he can not have a learning disability, that a learning disability is someone with normal or high IQ, but still struggles. I just can not understand how his IQ can be accurately tested if he can not read well. He also struggles holding his pencil ( he holds it upside down, with the eraser away from him, like a left handed person) and they tested him and said he has eye tracking issues. They are suggesting he must be autistic, although they can not diagnose. However.... my son is very affectionate and talks all the time, he can sometimes be quite around some people, but not at all around people he knows. He also is able to learn, if for example he watches a documentary or youtube video on a subject. He also seems to do okay with match, with the exception of flipping numbers ( i.e. 41 becomes 14) For example he was on the phone with my mom and told her it was 901 today and tomorrow it will be 601, talking about the temperature. It was 109 and 106. I guess, I am wondering if someone has learning disabilities can they also have a low IQ or perhaps the IQ is not accurately assessed.



Comment on “You’re Never Too Old to Have a Happy Childhood.” by Laur Matheson

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 15:46:12 +0000

"You're never too old to have a hapy childhood." is so profound, I wish I had a particular person to credit. As a tribute to whomever, I'll simply print this article and post it beside my computer!



Comment on Fallacies of “Whole Language” by Richard

Sat, 23 May 2015 02:35:25 +0000

Right on Stephanie.



Comment on Fallacies of “Whole Language” by Steffanie

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:13:57 +0000

I've used those very same strategies to SUPPORT phonics instruction. I've also seen them used in Reading-Recovery based programs, which integrate phonics and whole language strategies. In the words of Pat Cunningham, no one method of reading can reach ALL learners, so in my experience mutlimethod, multilevel instruction is most effective, including for dyslexic and other readers with LD's.