Category Archives: Reading, Writing, and Math

Articles on reading, writing, and mathematics: problems, techniques and curricula plus relevant links external to this site.

Learning Differences and Oppression

The Many Faces of Educational and Racial Oppression The racialized reality black students experience every day in American schools. Even with the same behaviors as white children, “black boys are almost three times as likely to be suspended than white … Continue reading

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First Public School for Dyslexic Learners in NYC

With Timothy Castanza at the helm, and spearheaded by frustrated but motivated parents, NYC now has a public school geared to the needs of students with dyslexia. News article about the The Bridge School, a public charter school that will … Continue reading

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Dream Big

Michael Cammarata discusses ignoring negative messages of failure and instead despite his dyslexia-related school struggles, became a highly successful serial entrepreneur. Support the dreams of your child with Learning Differences My family motivated me to do things differently: they encouraged … Continue reading

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Dyslexia in Nigeria

Awareness of dyslexia, illiteracy and remediation continues to spread throughout the world. In this article, Nigeria: Easing Dyslexia in Children to Develop Full Potential, Director of Dyslexia Nigeria, Mrs. Adrienne Tikolo discusses illiteracy in Nigeria and efforts to train teachers. … Continue reading

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Learn What You’re Good At

I’ve been working in the field of literacy and learning differences for a long time. And over the course of these years I became so good at helping students improve their weaknesses that it took a while for me to … Continue reading

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Fallacies of “Whole Language”

Whole Foods- great. Whole Wheat- for some, great. Whole Language (as a reading strategy for kids with dyslexia)- sounds good, right? If it’s “whole” it must be good. Wrong! Well-done post from Dyslexia Training Institute For Those with Dyslexia, Whole … Continue reading

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Vision Therapy to Address Learning Disabilities? One L.A. School Official Says ‘Scam’

Vision Therapy to Address Learning Disabilities? One L.A. School Official Says ‘Scam’ I know there are well-meaning people who advocate for vision therapy as an effective way to treat certain aspects of learing disorders. As with most enterprises there are … Continue reading

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Do Small Screens Help People with Dyslexia Read More Easily?

Using Mobile Screens To Make Reading Easier For Dyslexics This is a fascinating article on a few different levels. The fact that the the astrophysicist, Martin Schneps, who directs a laboratory at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, is also dyslexic … Continue reading

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Again: Vision and Dyslexia, Unrelated

Vision and Dyslexia, Unrelated Here’s another study, based on pretty sophisticated brain imaging that shows that visual system processing and dyslexia are not linked. While there is little debate that visual processing is important in reading and learning, the evidence … Continue reading

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Teaching Reading is Harder than Math?

In Raising Scores, 1 2 3 Is Easier Than A B C Given that this article looks at the performance of low income students, I’m sure this is a multi-faceted issue, but it seems to be more evidence that teachers … Continue reading

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A Gifted Student Learns to Thrive with Dyslexia

A Gifted Student Learns to Thrive with Dyslexia This is an piece in the Wall Street Journal that highlights a New York teenager’s school life, with its ups and downs, as a student with dyslexia. Apparently she tested in the … Continue reading

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Another State Law to Screen for Dyslexia in the Works

Bill aims to help dyslexic children This time it’s Arkansas. A list of state laws pertaining to dyslexia.

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