Some are resistant to seek a diagnosis for a student or child's learning issue, worrying that a "label" may do more harm than good. But there are risks with not identifying issues as well. Read on for pros and cons on the topic, from a mother who has weighed all options.
Before just a few years ago, hardly anyone ever used the word "dyslexia" at a school site. For Dyslexia Awareness Month, we've invited a guest blogger, Joanne Gouaux, mother of a bright 10-year old boy with dyslexia, to share her thoughts on why it's so important to #saydyslexia.
We've translated some lesser known facts about the brain into "kidspeak" to share with your learners. Did you already know #4? How about #7? Take a look!
How do you know if auditory processing is impacting a child's ability to learn? Let's get back to basics: What is APD? Why is it so often mistaken with other issues? Read for 5 ways to support understanding in children with APD.
Make the most of summer by watching some of our most popular webinars to date on topics such as poverty, auditory processing, dyslexia and more. These can be viewed from anywhere so pull out your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Enjoy!
In this post, a veteran Fast ForWord provider explains how the exercises in Fast ForWord work to improve auditory processing speed -- plus, she offers advice on what to do when your child, student or client begins to struggle on the most challenging exercises: Sky Gym and Jumper Gym. If you have experience with successful strategies too, share in the comments!
Are your students more connected to technology than the great outdoors? Read on to find out why nature provides its own benefits and why playing outdoors is so important.
Unlike speaking and listening, reading is not a hard-wired human ability. It needs to be explicitly taught, but its complexities are often taken for granted. This is not so for parents of children who struggle with the process, however. What can we do as parents to develop proficient readers at home? And what happens when these things don't work? Read the advice from Dr. Paula Tallal, world-recognized authority on language-learning disabilities.
Fast ForWord is one of the most researched reading interventions ever created, but what are researchers saying about it lately? Here are three takeaways (translated from neuroscience-speak into terms you can understand) that have practical application for those interested in improving skills for those with dyslexia, auditory processing, language and reading issues.
Sometimes it's easy to think a child isn't paying attention because they're being defiant, or dare we say it - "lazy"? This is usually not the case, especially for children from poverty, and it behooves us to understand better what's happening in their brains. Read Dr. Eric Jensen's poignant and timely messages about how to help students from poverty build the skillls that will break the cycle of underachievement.