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 [...]

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, [...]

Understood.org Video Chat: Exploring Evaluations with Michael Hart, PhD.

2019-06-26T02:08:19+00:00By |Categories: Dyslexia, Dyslexia Support, Videos|

My Understood.org video chat recording is available. This video is great for beginners to learn about psycho educational evaluations. I’m very pleased to be included as a subject matter expert with Understood.org. In this video, I provide basic information regarding a family’s rights regarding getting a child tested, what the evaluation should look like and the benefits [...]

Your Child Restored: The Path From Suffering to Success

2019-06-26T02:11:06+00:00By |Categories: Dyslexia, Parents|

Discovering that your child has a learning problem can be very confusing, frustrating and often overwhelming. Many of us, even bright, highly functioning people really struggle with figuring out what to do.  Oftentimes, our first reaction is to reach out to the school for help and support.  For a myriad of reasons, we may find that [...]

The NSA and Dyslexia: A Love Story

2019-06-26T02:17:33+00:00By |Categories: Dyslexia, Parents|

  Soon after relocating my learning disabilities (mostly dyslexia) diagnostic practice to Annapolis, Maryland I encountered a bit of a mystery during my family interviews. Fortunately it turned out to be a lovely mystery. In the mid to late 1990’s I had a thriving practice evaluating and diagnosing a wide range of learning issues for kids [...]

Success Stories: Inspiration For All of Us

2019-06-26T14:20:12+00:00By |Categories: Dyslexia, Dyslexia Support|

As we enter into a new day, new week, new month, it is my hope that we continue to make great strides in taking care of our children’s minds, hearts and souls as they grapple with learning in school. Seeking inspiration in our lives and in the lives of others is a part of the solution. [...]

Taking Care of Your Heart and Soul–Holiday Reset

2019-06-26T14:19:17+00:00By |Categories: Dyslexia, Parents|

As the holidays approach, I decided that I would like to offer some suggestions regarding how you, as a parent, can emotionally prepare for the new year and prepare your kids go back to school. I’ve recently been working with a lot of families whose children are in very difficult situations in their schools. Often times, [...]

What’s Next After We Teach Phonological Processing Skills?

2019-06-26T14:27:59+00:00By |Categories: Creative, Dyslexia|

Note:  No compensation was received for supporting this product. Recently I had the honor of interviewing Lynn Givens, M.Ed.  She is currently a Visiting Professor, School of Teacher Education at Florida State University and the creator of the very detailed reading program entitled Connect to Comprehension. Lynn has been a teacher of struggling readers and a teacher educator [...]