Parents and teachers are always looking out for the best interest of their students. And with the prevalence of dyslexia and other reading struggles, parents and teachers play a significant role in recognizing some of the early signs of dyslexia. Ideally, prerequisite reading skills are taught during preschool and any irregularity in these skills can be addressed. However, when students enter elementary school, language or reading deficiencies that may have gone unnoticed in preschool become more recognizable if adults know what to look for. Whether in the classroom or at home, teachers and parents who are able to identify signs of dyslexia ensure these children get the interventions they need to read successfully. Read below to learn about tips that help parents and teachers identify dyslexia.
The Dyslexia ResourceTips to Help Parents and Teachers Identify Dyslexia
Educators have an extraordinary opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children each and every day. With this honored position in kids’ lives, teachers also have a desire and responsibility to stay up to date on the best practices for each subject. Teachers can improve their teaching skills through opportunities for continuing education, although it may be difficult to know which teacher training course offers the most benefits for an educator. Read below to learn about some of the benefits of teacher training for dyslexia and how it helps all students–even those without dyslexia!
The Dyslexia ResourceBenefits of Teacher Training for Dyslexia
Regardless of the learning environment, advocacy is an essential component of educating students with learning differences. Dyslexic students and their parents often need to understand and express their unique educational requirements to ensure they get the best support. And although advocacy is important, it is not always easy! Parents of students with learning differences may feel intimidated or uncomfortable when advocating for their child, but they are setting an excellent example for all children to be vocal about what they need to succeed in and out of the classroom. Read below to learn more about advocating for a dyslexic student through online and in-person learning.
The Dyslexia ResourceAdvocating for a Dyslexic Student Through Online and In-Person Learning
With technological advances and an increased awareness of dyslexia, new assistive technologies are opening doors for dyslexic individuals in and out of the classroom. Advances in technology like intentionally designed fonts and state-of-the-art software programs allow students to overcome the challenges of dyslexia and learn more independently. However, accessibility and awareness of available technologies may still be an issue in some communities. The Dyslexia Resource breaks down some of the most helpful assistive technologies for dyslexia and includes tips and tricks so each dyslexic student can make the most of the tools available to them.
The Dyslexia ResourceTips and Tricks for Using the Dyslexia Font and Other Assistive Technologies
Each dyslexia intervention is designed to maximize the benefits for the individual and optimize their reading remediation depending on their unique needs. In many cases, an experienced tutor may be able to provide reading support that can help a dyslexic individual overcome their reading struggles. For some students, however, an immersive dyslexia treatment program may offer benefits that other interventions may not be able to provide. Read below to learn about some of the advantages of an immersive dyslexia treatment program and when this may be more beneficial than tutoring.
The Dyslexia ResourceBenefits of a Dyslexia Treatment Program
When The Dyslexia Resource was founded in 2014, The Schenck School Board of Trustees’ intention was for this community outreach program to help students overcome reading deficiencies. As the years progressed, we are so thrilled to see our impact extend to students, educators, and other members of the dyslexia community. Though 2020 brought plenty of challenges, the team at The Dyslexia Resource stayed focused on our work and overcame every obstacle we encountered. Read below to learn about the impact of The Dyslexia Resource over the past several years, and be on the lookout for what we do next!
The Dyslexia ResourceThe Impact of The Dyslexia Resource
In the educational system, numerous individuals work to help students behind the scenes and in the classroom. And while teachers and administrators do amazing work to help students with learning differences, there are times when a student with dyslexia needs specialized support to succeed. In some educational settings, a dyslexia specialist can offer the expertise required to help teachers identify undiagnosed dyslexic students and/or provide the targeted interventions those students need. Specialized education can help students with learning differences access helpful tools in school, and a dyslexia specialist can be an important part of the team that makes success possible. Read below to learn more about what a dyslexia specialist does and why it matters with The Dyslexia Resource.
The Dyslexia ResourceWhat is a Dyslexia Specialist?
Whether you are an invested parent of a dyslexic student or an educator looking for training opportunities, Orton-Gillingham training courses can help individuals learn more about dyslexia and how to provide helpful interventions. From a typical classroom setting to supporting a child at home, understanding the Orton-Gillingham Approach makes it easier to encourage and support members of the dyslexic community. The Dyslexia Resource is proud to offer a variety of Orton-Gillingham training courses to parents, educators, and groups with a desire to learn more about the principles of the Approach, plus other helpful interventions for struggling readers. Read below to learn which Orton-Gillingham training course is right for you!
The Dyslexia ResourceWhich Orton-Gillingham Training Course is Right for You?
For decades, educators, parents, and employers have only thought of dyslexia as a learning challenge that makes it more difficult for children to learn how to read. With evolving research, however, teachers and parents understand more about how the dyslexic brain works and how to teach dyslexic students more effectively. Improved education and targeted support help dyslexic individuals recognize their strengths and use their natural skills and talents to their advantage in school and into the working world. Read below to learn more about the value of dyslexic thinking with The Dyslexia Resource and our partner, Made By Dyslexia.
The Dyslexia ResourceThe Value of Dyslexic Thinking
When a student starts to struggle in school, parents and teachers may feel pressure to quickly find a way to help turn around the child’s performance. However, specifically with struggling readers, it can feel like there is only a short window to improve their skills before they fall too far behind. No need to panic! Young learners are incredibly resilient, and some specialized tutoring may be all it takes to help a student build a strong foundation and improve their reading skills. Orton-Gillingham is a reliable approach to help dyslexic students and struggling readers in classroom settings and one-on-one tutoring environments. Read below to learn more about this approach to reading education and discover what to expect from Orton-Gillingham tutoring.
The Dyslexia ResourceWhat to Expect from Orton-Gillingham Tutoring