Tag Archives: dyslexia

DEBATE = EMPOWERMENT

Submitted by Caleb Koufman, faculty member at Landmark High School When most people imagine the extracurriculars offered at a school for students with language-based learning disabilities​, such as dyslexia​, debate club is usually not among them. Just like any presumptions … Continue reading

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DANCING IN THE RAIN

Submitted by Amy Ruocco, Landmark School parent We are all faced with challenges in life, but how successfully we navigate through those challenges largely depends on how capable we view ourselves to be. Dyslexic children learn fairly early on that … Continue reading

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SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

Submitted by Bob Broudo, Headmaster of Landmark School Advocates and educators across the country took extra time during this National Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities Awareness Month to increase understanding of learning disabilities, which affect one in seven Americans. Not surprisingly, … Continue reading

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BRIDGING BRAIN RESEARCH AND DYSLEXIA AWARENESS

Submitted by Nadine Gaab, PhD., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Boston Children’s Hospital /Harvard Medical School, Principal Researcher at the Gaab Laboratory, member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and faculty adjunct at Brandeis University … Continue reading

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A VOICE FOR DYSLEXIA

Submitted by Deborah Lynam Parent, Decoding Dyslexia – NJ One of the first things a parent discovers as we begin the journey to learn about dyslexia and to find resources for our children is that there are two distinct worlds. The first is … Continue reading

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WHAT IS DYSLEXIA…

…and Why is Our Answer Important? Submitted by Brock and Fernette Eide, Authors of The Dyslexic Advantage What does it really mean to be dyslexic? The most common definition states that dyslexia is a brain-based disorder that makes reading and spelling … Continue reading

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GROWING GIANTS

In case you missed it, giant pumpkins have been in the news. While we have been attending to our teaching and various daily obligations, monitoring presidential debates or developments in the Middle East, the world of giant pumpkin growing was … Continue reading

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WHAT IF PEOPLE WITH DYSLEXIA INVENTED WRITING?

We are so accustomed to reading and writing that it’s hard to imagine that once no one was able to read. We may think of reading as being hardwired into our brains, but it’s not. Reading and writing is nothing … Continue reading

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THE DYSLEXIA PARADOX

To date, the earliest that a reading disability/dyslexia (RD) can be reliably diagnosed is in second grade and most exhibit enduring reading impairments throughout adolescence and into adulthood. However, research has shown that intervention is most effective in kindergarten and … Continue reading

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