23 10, 2017

Excerpts from the Texas Dyslexia Handbook


Chuck Noe, PRN Education Specialist, shares excerpts of interest from the Texas Dyslexia Handbook (available online at https://www.region10.org/r10website/assets/File/DHBwithtabs10214.pdf) “Texas has a long history of supporting the fundamental skill of reading. This history includes a focus on early identification and intervention for children who experience reading difficulties, including dyslexia.” and determining a student's reading and spelling abilities and difficulties “In Texas, assessment for dyslexia is conducted from kindergarten through grade 12.”(page 6) New legislation includes the following: TEC §21.044(c)(2) outlines the curriculum requirement for institutions of higher education for teacher preparation to include the characteristics of dyslexia, identification of dyslexia, and multisensory strategies [...]

Excerpts from the Texas Dyslexia Handbook2019-10-03T12:30:32-05:00
4 10, 2017

5 Common Techniques for Helping Struggling Students


Teachers know that students walk into their classrooms with a wide range of abilities. But teachers try to find ways to meet the needs of all students, including those with learning and attention issues. Here are five common teaching methods. 1. Differentiated Instruction With this approach, teachers change and switch around what students need to learn, how they’ll learn it, and how to get the material across to them. When a student struggles in one area, the teacher creates a plan that includes extra practice, step-by-step directions, and special homework. Find out more about differentiated instruction. 2. Scaffolding This is a [...]

5 Common Techniques for Helping Struggling Students2019-10-03T10:56:23-05:00
26 09, 2017

Identifying Struggling Students


Early and accurate identification of learning disabilities and ADHD in schools can set struggling students on a path for success. But identification can be influenced by many factors—and too often is not happening early enough. Not all children with learning and attention issues are identified in school as having a disability. Students who are identified by schools as having a disability may qualify for one of two types of assistance. An Individualized Education Program (IEP) provides specially designed instruction, accommodations, modifications and related services such as speech-language therapy to students who qualify for special education. A 504 plan provides accommodations and [...]

Identifying Struggling Students2018-07-23T14:06:15-05:00
25 07, 2017

Advice for Parents of Kids With Learning Disabilities


Was your child recently diagnosed with a learning or attention issue, like dyslexia or ADHD? Would you like some advice from parents who are farther along in the journey? As part of Understood.org's Real Parents, Tough Topics series, Understood has brought together four parents of kids with learning and attention issues. Watch their conversation as they each share “What I wish I’d known sooner” about their children’s issues, working with schools and more. https://youtu.be/5UtUVI4xFkQ&w=500

Advice for Parents of Kids With Learning Disabilities2018-07-23T14:01:58-05:00
24 07, 2017

Understanding Dysgraphia


This article from Erica Patino and Understood.org will help you understand what dysgraphia is, which skills are affected by dysgraphia, how dysgraphia is diagnosed, conditions related to dysgraphia, and how you can help your child. You probably hear a lot about learning and attention issues like dyslexia and ADHD. But chances are you don’t hear much about dysgraphia. If your child has trouble expressing himself in writing, you may want to learn more about this condition. Writing difficulties are common among children and can stem from a variety of learning and attention issues. By learning what to watch for, you can be [...]

Understanding Dysgraphia2018-07-23T14:02:10-05:00
17 07, 2017

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities


This article from Understood.org will help you understand what Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD) are, skills affected by NVLD, how NVLD is diagnosed, and how you can help your child. Many people think of “learning disabilities” as issues with verbal skills such as reading or writing. But what if your child has strong verbal skills and a big vocabulary, but doesn’t understand when somebody is being sarcastic? What if he reads at an advanced level but can’t tell you the most important parts of the story? These are classic signs of nonverbal learning disabilities (NVLD). NVLD is a brain-based condition that affects [...]

Nonverbal Learning Disabilities2019-10-03T13:13:43-05:00


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