Life, Love and Dyslexia

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Tips, Tricks and Wisdom from Sarah Janisse Brown

Mom, Educator, Dyslexia Specialist and Founder of Thinking Tree Books 

Do you feel like you have tried everything, and your child still struggles just to read and write?

 I am a homeschooling mother, and I felt the same way when my eight year old daughter, Anna Miriam Brown, couldn't even tell the difference between the letters “b” and “d”.  We had tried everything!

I was losing confidence in my ability to homeschool, and my daughter was beginning to feel like she was "stupid" compared to other kids her age.  What really upset her was the fact that her younger sister was reading "real books" and she was lef...


Did you know? Brain research shows that Non-Dyslexics use the left brain when reading. Brain scans reveal an absence of activity in the left brain when struggling dyslexics attempt to read. Research also shows that when a dyslexic person learns to read the brain activity is seen in the RIGHT SIDE of the brain, and not the left. 

The right brain must learn to compensate for the absence of activity in the left brain. 

SO, how does this information impact the way we teach dyslexic students? The right brain can be trained to read! But the right brain...

By: Monica Utsey

 

I know so many families whose children struggle with reading or some sort of visual disability, that I thought a review of the Dyslexia Games program would be a great resource for parents.  Creating art to improve reading is a brilliant and fun concept, especially for children with Dyslexia. 

My son, Lionheart, enjoying Dyslexia Games.

 

According to experts, when children diagnosed with Dyslexia learn to read, brain scans show right brain activity. Consequently, traditional phonics-based programs may not work for strug...

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