Education Adjustments During COVID-19 and Solutions for Lost Time

2020-05-06T00:05:08+00:00By |Categories: Videos|Tags: |

In this installment of the True Literacy video column, Dr. Michael Hart shares his thoughts on the limitations of online learning platforms during this unprecedented pandemic and the path ahead to address lost learning. He points to statistics out of Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta emphasizing nearly 25% failure of student logins and a consistent lack of computer hardware [...]

The Secret to Supporting Resilience in Dyslexic Kids

2019-06-26T00:53:15+00:00By |Categories: Dyslexia Support|

  In 2017 I gave the keynote at the Central Texas Dyslexia Conference in Austin, Texas. It was a vey successful event with well over 1200 attendees! My topic was Supporting Resilience in Children with Dyslexia but I gave it a bit of a different spin that I wanted to share with you. I actually challenged [...]

Check Out This Cool Visual Dictionary–FREE Online Tool

2019-06-26T00:59:23+00:00By |Categories: Creative, Dyslexia Support|

Hello Everyone: I have a fun one for you today. Lexipedia is a fun, FREE online visual dictionary and thesaurus for you to use.  This is a great tool for anyone… children and adults – dyslexic or not. It is super simple to use! Just plug in any word in the search field and you’ll immediately [...]

The Predictive Assessment of Reading (PAR): The Best Universal Screen-er I’ve Seen

2019-06-26T01:08:05+00:00By |Categories: Dyslexia Support, Parents|

With the explosion of legislation mandating early-school reading screening comes all sorts of questions about which screen-er does the best job. I think the PAR is it. About a year ago I interviewed Gavin Haque who is the representative from Red E Set Grow, the publisher of PAR. I want to share the recording of the [...]

The Ugly Truth About Teacher Training: Learn How To Make Your PD Effective and Affordable

2019-06-26T01:33:46+00:00By |Categories: Dyslexia, Dyslexia Support|

This is the third in a series of blog posts about using evidence-based practices to truly make your educator professional development meaningful and effective…and affordable! In the first blog post I talked about how the one-and-done model of teacher professional development just doesn’t work. In the second blog post, we talked about one of the most powerful examples [...]

The Ugly Truth About Teacher Professional Development: Reading Screening and Early Intervention

2019-06-26T01:16:40+00:00By |Categories: Dyslexia, Parents|

A Very Large Challenge One of the most powerful examples of the challenges of effective teacher professional development can be seen in our efforts to implement screening and early intervention for struggling readers. Currently there are 35 US states that are either in the process of or have passed legislation mandating early identification and intervention for [...]

The Ugly Truth About Teacher Professional Development

2019-06-26T01:34:02+00:00By |Categories: Dyslexia Support|

Effective teacher professional development should result in positive changes in teachers’ practices in the classroom. The one-and-done model of teacher professional development doesn’t work.  It’s amazing that we’re all educators and we all know this and yet it remains one of the most common models for teacher training in schools. Most of us know, or at [...]

Nice Dyslexia and Reading Skills Infographic From JunoMedical

2019-06-26T01:37:28+00:00By |Categories: Dyslexia, Dyslexia Support|

As it often happens these days, I was recently contacted by some dyslexia-friendly folks from across the globe.  They had put together a rather nice infographic and asked if I could share it with my readers. JunoMedical is a global company based in Berlin.  Their mission is to fundamentally transform how patients access and experience healthcare [...]

Book Review: Dyslexia Advocate by Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley

2019-06-26T01:43:41+00:00By |Categories: Creative, Dyslexia, Dyslexia Support|

Note:  I am in no way being compensated for this review. Book Review:  Dyslexia Advocate–How to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia within the Public School System Kelli Sandman-Hurley’s book, Dyslexia Advocate, is not a just good book.  It is a very, very good book.   If you’re helping a student who is struggling with dyslexia, [...] The Best Research and Writing Digital Tool I’ve Seen

2019-06-26T01:47:24+00:00By |Categories: Creative|

I want to share this recent interview that my friend and colleague Erica Warren, did with the CEO of Scrible, a research and writing digital tool. This is by far the most robust research and writing digital tool for researching and organizing your content for virtually any kind of writing project. It is of particular interest [...]