No Such Thing As Sight Words?

Dyslexia and Orthography - No Such Thing As Sight Words -

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No Such Thing As Sight Words?

What would you think if I told you there is no such thing as a sight word? For example, think about the word <sign>. What happens when you add the suffix <-al>? It becomes the word <signal> and the <g> suddenly makes sense because now it represents a phoneme. So the <g> in <sign> is in there to mark its connection to the words: signal, signature, designate and so on. This is a true word family. Continue reading

Orthographic Dyslexia: Is It Always Phonological Awareness?

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Orthographic Dyslexia - Is It Always Phonological Awareness? Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley of The Dyslexia Training Institute

It looks like I was onto something when I recently posted the following statement:

There is orthographic dyslexia. This occurs when someone has average or above average phonemic awareness, but they can’t translate that ability to the written word. I always look at the writing first…it tells me everything I need to know about what the child understands about the written language.

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Dyslexia Talk with the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

Dyslexia Talk with NCLDOn Tuesday, October 28th, 2014, we sat down with Lyn Pollard from the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) to find out more about what services they offer and to find out more about the new initiative.  Listen to the podcast from Blog Talk Radio below and learn how the NCLD can help support you and your family as you journey through the world of Dyslexia.




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Dyslexia Awareness Month Giveaway – Week 4: Advocate Package

Dyslexia Awareness Week 4 GiveawayWhat an amazing month it has been as people spread the word about dyslexia!  Education changes everything and the information that is being shared, the awareness that is being raised, and the lives that are being changed will forever be the legacy of those who advocate.  Throughout the month we have featured weekly giveaways, but we have saved the best for last.  This week, you have a chance to win an advocate package featuring the Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd edition book, a “Dyslexia is Real.” t-shirt, and a “dyslexia is real” decal.  It is the perfect way to get the word out there about dyslexia (and be stylishly dressed while attending IEP meetings, of course).

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