What I wish I knew as a teacher was that my students might have had dyslexia. And if you’re a teacher, you’ve had students with dyslexia, too. I spoke to Marlene M. Lewis, a registered speech-language pathologist, who works with children with dyslexia. She shared what she wishes everyone knew about dyslexia.
This week, to honor Dyslexia Awareness Month, neuroscientist and professor at Northwestern University Dr. Martha Burns presented our 5th annual webinar on updates to dyslexia research. Here are highlights from just two of the 2019 articles that Dr. Burns covered.
What are the major advances in effective reading instruction? How can we use our understanding of how the brain works to help us conceptualize, implement, and monitor reading instruction?
What effects does chemotherapy have on learning, memory and attention? Childhood cancer cure rates are higher than ever but what impact does chemotherapy have on student achievement? Find out more about how you can help children who have undergone chemotherapy treatments and are struggling in school.
When a child struggles to read, we look to factors such as socioeconomic status or access to books. But brain differences are also part of the equation and should not be overlooked.
The 'double whammy' for many young ELLs is that they experience poverty as well, and often do not get enough early language experience and exposure. How does early language help, and what kind of support do parents need to help their children succeed?
VIDEO: See how language comprehension improvement can be achieved with Fast ForWord. This study shows an average increase of 1.8 years after 30 school days.
Student reading improvement nearly doubled for 208 1 stand 2 ndgraders after 24 days using Fast ForWord Reading 1 software from Scientific Learning. Watch our video presentation of the research study.