Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dyslexia and common characteristics

Does your child exhibit some of the following characteristics? If so, they may be Dyslexic.
  • Complains of dizziness, headaches or stomach aches while reading.
  • Confused by letters, numbers, words, sequences, or verbal explanations. 
  • Reading or writing shows repetitions, additions, transpositions, omissions, substitutions, and reversals in letters, numbers and/or words.
  • Complains of feeling or seeing non-existent movement while reading, writing, or copying. 
  • Seems to have difficulty with vision, yet eye exams don't reveal a problem. 
  • Extremely keen sighted and observant, or lacks depth perception and peripheral vision. 
  • Reads and rereads with little comprehension.
  • Spells phonetically and inconsistently. 
  • Excellent long-term memory for experiences, locations, and faces.
  • Poor memory for sequences, facts and information that has not been experienced.
  • Thinks primarily with images and feeling, not sounds or words (little internal dialogue). 
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When is Irlen Syndrome mostly diagnosed?

Here is something to think about.  While most children with Irlen Syndrome can be identified in elementary school, in some cases the problem will not be evident until students face the increased pressure of middle or high school.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Irlen Syndrome and Dyslexia webinar

6pm PT, 7pm MT, 8pm CT, 9pm ET

This webinar will cover a broad range of different academic problems and provide helpful tips and strategies that can be easily
implemented in the classroom and at home.
"Effective learning styles and easy implementation are considered essential in recommending any strategy. Teachers, you will be pleased to know that none of the strategies includes additional teacher time to implement, and neither do they require you to change your teaching methods. And parents, you do not need to have a teaching credential to implement these tips with your child." (Helen Irlen)

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

This is so Inspiring

Take a look at Emmanuel. He has such a wonderful voice and his story is so inspiring.