All posts tagged: Dyslexia

The Impact of The Dyslexia Resource

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!

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What is a Dyslexia Specialist?

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.

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Which Orton-Gillingham Training Course is Right for You?

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!

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The Value of Dyslexic Thinking

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.

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Reading Remediation Strategies for Distance Learning

Distance learning has its share of challenges on its own, but educators who provide reading remediation for students online face additional obstacles. When providing remediation for any subject, teachers often rely on physical strategies to keep kids engaged. But when the opportunity for physical interaction is taken away, educators must find new methods to get students interested and provide essential remediation. Read below to learn about successful strategies used to provide reading remediation in a primarily distanced learning world.

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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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