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What Are Common Accommodations for Dyslexia?

Dyslexic learners thrive when they receive tailored support from their teachers and parents. No two students learn in exactly the same way, and dyslexic students have unique educational experiences that require different types of instruction. Although students with dyslexia may struggle with executive functioning and essential reading skills, encouraging them to take advantage of helpful accommodations can give dyslexic learners the skills they need to achieve great things

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Teaching Self-Advocacy Skills for Dyslexic Students

From executive functioning abilities to phonemic awareness, no skill is too difficult to master for dyslexic students when they have the support of parents and educators. Another capability that can make an extraordinary difference in dyslexic students’ lives is learning to advocate for themselves. Self-advocacy is a helpful skill for students with learning difficulties and may need classroom accommodations. Educators and parents who want their students to gain more independence and confidence should prioritize self-advocacy skills so children can communicate their needs efficiently. Read below to learn more about how dyslexic students can advocate for themselves and how self-advocacy can make a difference in a child’s life. 

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6 Dyslexic Thinking Skills Teachers Should Keep in Mind

The dyslexic brain processes information differently than a typical brain, and as a result, dyslexic learners have thinking skills that are unique and creative. Students with dyslexia look at the world differently and have a distinct way of thinking that is connected to how they process information around them. Teachers who are aware of dyslexic thinking skills can implement the right teaching strategies to support students with dyslexia. Read below to learn about six dyslexic thinking skills inspired by Made By Dyslexia that teachers should keep in mind! 

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Defining Dyslexia and Dysgraphia

Students with dyslexia and dysgraphia face unique academic challenges that they can overcome with the right attention from parents and teachers. The first step to helping students with dyslexia or dysgraphia learn successfully is understanding the differences between these conditions. Parents and educators who recognize the distinctions between these learning differences can provide students with the appropriate attention and care. When students receive the appropriate interventions for their learning needs, their potential is limitless! Read below to learn more about the differences and challenges of dyslexia and dysgraphia and how parents and teachers can help. 

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Who Can Benefit from Orton-Gillingham Training?

Educators and parents who work with struggling readers are always searching for ways to make a positive impact and encourage student growth. However, teachers and tutors need the right tools to empower students to improve their reading skills and achieve success in and out of the classroom. Orton-Gillingham training can equip educators and parents with the skills they need to work effectively with struggling readers and students with learning differences like dyslexia. Read below to learn more about who can benefit from Orton-Gillingham training.

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Why Do Executive Functioning Skills Matter?

There is no limit to the skills and knowledge that students can master throughout their time in school. From learning how to study to practicing relevant skills for a specific subject, teachers and students have a lot to learn together! Students with learning differences like dyslexia may need additional help with a beneficial set of skills known as executive function. Executive functioning skills include essential mental abilities like working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control that can significantly impact how students can succeed in school and beyond. Read below to learn more about executive functioning skills and why they matter. 

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5 Takeaways from Our Webinar – Dyslexia: The Neuroscience of Early Identification and Intervention

Webinars consistently offer excellent opportunities to dive deeper into a variety of different subjects, especially in the world of education. The Schenck School partnered with The Dyslexia Resource, IDA-GA, BrainLENS, Literacy How, and The Georgia Department of Education to present an overview about the neuroscience of dyslexia and how early identification and intervention have a positive impact. Dr. Fumiko Hoeft and Dr. Margie Gillis presented recent findings in education, psychology, neuroscience, and genetics to support this conclusion. Watch the webinar in its entirety here or read below to learn about five key takeaways from the presentation!

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IEP vs. 504 – What’s the Difference?

To ensure students with learning differences get the precise help they need, parents and teachers must understand what accommodations or interventions are available. Two options that include common classroom accommodations used for students with learning differences are the individualized education plan and the 504 plan. While these educational plans can be helpful for certain students, they cannot be used interchangeably. Read below to learn more about the differences between an IEP and a 504 plan with help from The Dyslexia Resource.

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Tips to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

The summer holidays are often a welcome break for teachers, parents, and students to enjoy some free time and relaxation. However, with decades of research highlighting the potential consequences of summer learning loss, parents and educators may feel a sense of panic as the summer approaches. But the loss of academic skills is nothing to worry about as long as parents know what to look for! All of the knowledge that students have acquired during the school year can continue to grow over the summer, even if they aren’t in the classroom. Read below to learn more about summer learning loss and how to keep students’ skills sharp through the break.

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What Does Orton-Gillingham Teacher Training Look Like?

Even as the summer approaches, teachers know that their job is never really done. There are always more lesson plans to create, new teaching strategies to understand, and groundbreaking research to comprehend. Educators can keep up their skills regardless of the time of year thanks to specialized Orton-Gillingham teacher training. Learn more about what to expect from online Orton-Gillingham training and how The Dyslexia Resource can help parents, teachers, and individuals make the most of these training courses.

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