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Showing posts from May, 2016

26 Best Homework and Learning Sites

As a learning specialist and educational therapist, it is imperative to keep up with the best online sites for homework and learning.  This blog offers a list of my favorite internet resources that can be used to assist all students - but particularly "out of the box learners" or those that have learning challenges. What's more, many of these sites offer multisensory options and tools that bring the fun factor into learning.
I have sorted the sites under a number of headings to help you sift through the online resources.
Instruction: reteaches academic content Assistive Technology: adaptive devices that make learning easier Test Preparation: sites that help students prepare for tests Tools for Learning: a tool that assists with learning Strategies: ideas that help learners encode information Resources: texts and videos that help with the learning processResourceDescription  (IN = Instruction, AT = Assistive Tech, TP = Test Prep, TL = Tools, ST = Strategies, RE= Resources…

Text to Voice - A Bookshare Demonstration and Discussion

This blog shares my most recent Vlog - or video blog for Go Dyslexia! CEO of BioTeam, Stan Gloss joins me in an online demonstration of Bookshare. 
Our discussion reviews: The many benefits of Bookshare for struggling readers of all ages.How to qualify for a membership.How to sign up.How to use Bookshare once your membership is active.Our favorite app to use with Bookshare - Voice Dream Reader. Here is a copy of our vlog.

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Homeschooling Dyslexic Children: Making the Leap with Marianne Sunderland

This blog shares my most recent video podcast, featuring dyslexia homeschooling expert Marianne Sunderland. This is the second of many free video podcasts for Go Dyslexia!

Marianne is an author, blogger and dyslexia advocate, but most importantly she is a homeschooling mother of eight children ages 5 to 24, including her two eldest Zac and Abby Sunderland, known for their world-record setting around the world sailing campaigns. Because 7 of Marianne's 8 children are dyslexic, Marianne is passionate about educating and encourage families, not only to understand dyslexia, but also to discover and nurture their children’s talents. Marianne’s website, Homeschooling with Dyslexia, offers weekly articles on homeschooling kids with ADHD and Dyslexia. In addition, she is active on Pinterest, Google+, Twitter and offers a popular facebook community.

You can download the audio podcast on my site or iTunes.

Resources mentioned in the video podcast:
Overcoming Dyslexia, By Sally Shaywitz

Finding the Best Reading Program for Students with Dyslexia

If you are helping a struggling reader and you are looking for a reading program, it can be an overwhelming process to sift through the multitude of options that are currently available. Many approaches focus on the well researched Orton-Gillingham based instructional approach, however, each program offers their own materials and addresses a variety of different age groups.

What is the Orton-Gillingham Approach to Reading?
The Orton-Gillingham approach to reading was named after Samuel Torrey Orton (1879-1948) and Anna Gillingham (1878-1963) who gathered and published a detailed instructional manual in the 1930s. They created a structured, multisensory, step by step approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling that incorporated the explicit and systematic teaching of phonemic awareness, syllabication, and word morphology.  There has been extensive research on this approach to reading and it is known to be an excellent option for students with dyslexia.  
So How Can I Find the Bes…