Weekly Roundup: Dyslexia

A new study released by researchers at University of California – Davis and Yale University has found that early intervention in dyslexia is crucial to narrowing achievement gaps in reading ability. Psychology professor Emilio Ferrer at UC Davis and Bennett and Sally Shaywitz at Yale conducted a study with students up through twelfth grade and found waiting for testing until a child is in the third grade is generally already too late. Reading differences appear much earlier on and the researchers recommended that reading intervention take place already in the first grade or in kindergarten. According to Ferrer:

“If the persistent achievement gap between dyslexic and typical readers is to be narrowed, or even closed, reading interventions must be implemented early, when children are still developing the basic foundation for reading acquisition.” Read more.

For your weekly dose of charm, check out this article featuring origami artwork by children with dysgraphia and dyslexia. The Unicorn School in Abingdon has put together an exhibit that both furthers creativity and helps dysgraphic students work on their motor skills. Read more.

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Blogger, parent, and educator Hannah Roberts has put up a useful post over on the Learning Success blog: “Is there anything I can do at home to help my dyslexic child learn to read and spell?

The post has practical suggestions for at-home activities that can further a child’s reading skills. One of the activities involves brownies so you know it has to be good.

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