More About Dyslexia

While every student with a reading disability does not have dyslexia, all students with reading difficulties require special instruction in order to improve reading skills. Understood.org is a good resource for short articles and videos relating to topics that are of interest to parents, educators and others who work with students who have disabilities. One can find information about learning disabilities, AD/HD, and autism, to name a few.

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This is a great video explaining dyslexia.

If you are interested in learning more about dyslexia, this video does a good job of explaining it.

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Betty Botter Revisited in 2015

Here’s a video of a fun reading of Betty Botter by a Plain City student.

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Reading experience changes the brain.

Reading Experience May Change the Brains of Dyslexic Students

Although dyslexia is a medical diagnosis and it is difficult to know whether or not your child actually has dyslexia, theĀ bottom lineĀ is the same. These children need extra help from trained teachers. They also need lots and lots of experience. The blog has some interesting thoughts about reading practice and brain development. Kids who don’t read well, don’t like to read because it is hard, but in order to read better, they must read more than other readers for whom reading comes easy.

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Dyslexia

I just read this article on dyslexia. Many parents are interested in this topic and may find the following interesting.

http://www.ncadvertiser.com/31149/expert-teachers-are-most-important-variable-for-dyslexic-kids/

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ADHD and Girls

I just came across this article about ADHD and girls. There is a lot of information out there about ADHD and the more you read the more you have on which to make decisions about kids. This is not a link, but will download as a Word file. Then you can read it.

Article ADHD and girls

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Betty Botter, 2014 2nd Graders

Mrs. Harper, our student teacher, has been working with these 2nd graders on the “er” spelling and “r” controlled words. As part of this, they practiced and have performed “Betty Botter”, a tricky tongue twister. We invite you to watch the performance.

Betty Botter 2014 Plain City 2nd Graders

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ADHD Drugs

Here is another one with reference to medication of AD/HD

AD/HD To Medicate or Not

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New Article on Dyslexic Diagnosis and Label

I like to share articles that I think may be of value to my students and their parents. This one has an interesting point of view.

Dyslexia is a Meaningless Label and Should Be Ditched

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How Do You Talk to Your Child about Learning Disabilities?

It can be difficult to talk to your child about his/her learning disability. Here are some ideas that may help:

Talk It Up: Eight Ways to Have Self Esteem Boosting Conversations About LD

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