10 Best Things to Happen to the Dyslexia Community in 2014

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The Ten Best Things to Happen to the Dyslexia Community in 201410 Best Things to Happen in the Dyslexia Community in 2014 by Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley of the Dyslexia Training Institute

1.  The Decoding Dyslexia movement grew to 49 states and a Canadian province. DD was number one my list in 2013 and they remain there because they continue to be the driving force behind public awareness and local dyslexia activism. They have accomplished more in three years than any other organization.  Find them here:  http://www.decodingdyslexia.net/.

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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 Understood.org 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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