Writing articles and then publishing can be fun, satisfying and hopefully, helpful to those who read them. But every author knows that it takes a certain amount of courage to put your thoughts on paper, or on video, and send it out to the world. Every author knows, or should know, that someone will (and should) scrutinize anything that is published. In my case, I usually welcome the scrutiny because it keeps me on my toes. It requires that I do not become complacent or lazy. It requires that I do my due diligence and make sure I am as accurate as possible before I publish anything. If I make a mistake, and who doesn’t, I learn from each and every one.
Every teacher in every classroom in every school in this country (and beyond) will come across several, if not dozens, of students who just can’t keep seem to get the ‘reading thing’ down. The students are smart, articulate, and creative, yet they omit small words, read slowly, have difficulty spelling, and stumble, guess or mumble through multisyllabic words. They are placed in reading groups for extra instruction and still don’t seem to ‘get it.’ And during his or her career, every teacher in every classroom in every school will ask themselves, “How can I help these children?” The answer is to learn as much as possible about dyslexia, because the child described above has dyslexia.
Forward by Kim Lorey, Head of Decoding Dyslexia – Arkansas
By Leann Hammett, Barton Interventionist
Get ready because I’m about to admit something I never have in public. I live in constant fear that my intelligence will be judged because of writing mistakes. I have my doctorate degree, yet second guess what I just wrote over and over…..and my struggles are MILD. When Leann Hammett, a Barton Interventionist, sent me this, I decided to post. I hope someone might hold their head a little higher today, and that someone else might learn to look at the world in a different way.
Finding great resources for dyslexia and teaching students with dyslexia is not always easy. However, the five websites below are not only great resources, they are also filled with amazing information that will challenge what you know and encourage you to expand your thinking. Enjoy!