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Dyslexia and the Brain

For individuals to effectively support members of the community with dyslexia, there needs to be a certain level of understanding about how dyslexia affects the brain. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a neuroscientist to learn about dyslexia and the brain. Take the first step and learn the basics from The Dyslexia Resource. Read below to learn about some of the latest research on dyslexia and discover some of the differences between the brains of individuals with and without dyslexia. 

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Tips for Studying with Dyslexia

Studying is a challenge for students everywhere, whether it’s for a spelling or vocabulary quiz in elementary school or a standardized test like the SAT or ACT. Students must be able to practice studying and find the strategies that work best for them, especially dyslexic students. Study strategies need to evolve over time, but studying with dyslexia can be challenging if students don’t have reliable and effective approaches. Read below to explore some tips for studying with dyslexia from The Dyslexia Resource.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dyslexia

A dyslexia diagnosis may result in an exhaustive list of questions concerning how dyslexia works, what it means, and what the future will look like for someone with dyslexia. Additionally, for those who have been learning with a dyslexia diagnosis for years, some new concerns may still arise from time to time. Dyslexia is complex, and as new research is published, we all continue to learn new things about this condition. The Dyslexia Resource is proud to provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about dyslexia. Read below to find some answers or contact us if your question is not answered here!

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Learning From Home with an IEP

For better or worse, the school year is beginning online for many students across the country in response to the continued coronavirus pandemic. And while some students may be able to adjust to online learning easily, others, particularly those with learning differences, may have more trouble. Learning from home will provide unique challenges for individuals who work with individualized education plans (IEPs), but there are some steps parents, teachers, and students can take to be prepared for this new school year. The Dyslexia Resource is proud to provide guidance to parents and students with IEPs to encourage successful online learning.

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Dyslexia Success Stories from The Schenck School

In the past, dyslexic individuals may have been pushed aside or labeled as unintelligent when teachers or parents simply did not understand their learning differences. Today, however, people with dyslexia can receive targeted remediation from trained teachers and succeed in school and beyond when they are given the right resources and support. The Dyslexia Resource knows that dyslexic individuals can succeed at whatever they set their minds to, and Schenck School alumni serve as just a few examples of what dyslexics can accomplish. Read below to explore more dyslexia success stories from graduates of The Schenck School in Atlanta, Georgia. 

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Tips to Help Dyslexic Students Prepare for the New School Year

The summer is a time to relax and recharge. However, parents of dyslexic students may find concerns about how their child will perform after a few months out of the classroom. Don’t worry, that’s totally normal! With just a few proactive steps, parents and kids can enjoy their free time over the summer, while also getting ready for everything that comes with a new school year. Follow these tips to help your dyslexic student get a head start before schools start back in the fall. 

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Talking with Your Child About Dyslexia

Regardless of when parents receive a dyslexia diagnosis for their child, this news can bring up a lot of emotions. Many parents want to be supportive and encouraging of their child, but they may also be experiencing a range of feelings as they process this news themselves. Although it can feel challenging and confusing at first, having conversations about dyslexia is one of the best things parents can do with their children. Talking about dyslexia helps promote understanding for both parents and kids, and a simple discussion can go a long way in the development of a dyslexic child. Read below to learn more about how to start and continue conversations about dyslexia with your child. 

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Famous Dyslexia Success Stories

With so many stigmas and myths surrounding learning challenges, a dyslexia diagnosis can feel disheartening. However, with constructive learning habits and effective reading instruction, dyslexic learners can succeed inside and outside of the classroom. Learn more about some famous individuals with dyslexia who have found success in a range of fields.

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How to Help Students Develop Executive Function Skills

Although executive function may seem like a skill more suited to CEOs in a boardroom rather than to children in a classroom, executive function can make a difference in students of all ages. Students with dyslexia, however, may have more trouble developing these skills and may struggle with certain subjects in school as a result. Regardless of the development of executive function skills, dyslexic students can still get overwhelmed by the time it takes to complete their work. Thankfully, there are numerous activities that are fun for the whole family and can help children improve executive function skills at every age. Learn more about how students develop executive function skills and how these attributes can make a difference for students with dyslexia.

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How to Promote Confidence in a Dyslexic Learner

Parents and teachers may be familiar with some of the more well-known consequences of dyslexia, such as having trouble learning to read or write, but there are also lesser-known effects that can impact students as they learn as well. Children with undiagnosed dyslexia may struggle with confidence if they fall behind their peers in mastering skills like reading and writing. Teachers and parents should be aware of this tendency for dyslexic children to lose confidence in themselves and work to encourage a sense of self-efficacy throughout their time in school. Read below to master some tips on how to help promote confidence in dyslexic learners.

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