Why Is English So Hard to Read?

Learning to read does not happen as naturally or at as young an age as learning to speak. Children need to intentionally work on literacy...

How to Curtail Summer Learning Loss

Leave behind the morning routines, after-school activities, and weekend games: summer is here! Forget about tears at school pickups and about meltdowns during homework. Now...

How to Improve a Classroom Learning Environment for Students With Dyslexia

Students with dyslexia may have difficult academic experiences due to the nature of their abilities to perform in a traditional classroom environment, such as...

How Retained Primitives Could Affect Learning Disabilities

We are all born with primitive reflexes. Their presence is critical to the survival of the infant. They serve as the training wheels for...

On Coaching Millennials: A Guest Interview with Jess Hopkins

I had the pleasure of meeting Jess Hopkins when she gave a seminar at a Positive Parenting Event. Her talk led to a lot...

Parent to Parent

Pamela Guest is the founder and chief editor of IEP Magazine. “IEP” stands for “Individualized Education Program/Plan.” The IEP is the document developed for...

Eight Guidelines for Parents of Dyslexic Children

      Dyslexia is frequently called a hidden disability. Although many, including me, would challenge using the word “disability,” the word “hidden” rings true. Dyslexia can be...

Fluency in Dyslexic Brain: Practice Makes Progress

      As with all new skills, learning to read is a process that requires practice.  First, a person learns to read a word accurately. With...

Best Defense Against Dyslexia: Early Detection

      When a child has dyslexia, the child’s brain has difficulty matching sounds with letters, so reading and writing also become difficult. In addition, the...

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