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September 21, 2019

Dyslexia: You Can Be a Star

There seem to be a high proportion of famous dyslexics, which reveals that the challenge to overcome dyslexia also results in developing imagination and perseverance to not give up and achieve success.  Dr. Harold Levinson, child psychiatrist at the Levinson Medical Center for Children with Learning Disabilities, avers that leaning to sidestep dyslexics’ hidden and frustrating barriers forces them to develop and utilize hidden talents. One of these people is actor Whoopi Goldberg, one of […]
September 14, 2019

From the Schoolhouse to the Jailhouse

Today, reading is essential in order to function in society.  Those who do not read adequately often fall behind or sadly drop out of school and there is a high probability that these students end up in prison. According to the National Right to Read Foundation, people who read poorly often end up in either low paying jobs, welfare, or in jail.  Dyslexic individuals are at risk of joining these individuals.  The prevalence of dyslexia […]
September 14, 2019

Autism and Reading Comprehension

What is the connection between autism and reading comprehension? Children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in some cases display advanced reading skills.  Although children with ASD have deficiencies within expressive and receptive language, they may accurately identify printed word as young as 18 months old without explicit instruction.  This ability is extraordinary as these children can read before mastering spoken language or being able to speak at all. In 1967, the term for reading […]
September 14, 2019

Understanding Dyslexia

Understanding Dyslexia By Lisa Priest Did you know that up to 1 in 5 children in every classroom in the United States has dyslexia? This makes dyslexia one of the most common learning disabilities, but it often goes undetected in our education system. Does your child have difficulty decoding or sounding out words? Does it take your child so long to sound out words that they lose the meaning of what they are reading? If […]

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