Archives for Dyslexia

What is this program called LiPS?

One of the programs that we use in teaching reading and spelling is a program called LiPS.  Before you wonder what this program is teaching your child, LiPS stands for Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech (LiPS®). It starts not with letters and sounds of the alphabets, but by making your child aware of mouth positions which produce sounds.  As your Read full article »

Conquer that Multiplication Table!

At this time of the year, halfway through the school year, parents start to get really concerned when their children in fourth grade have not yet mastered the multiplication table.  It is generally expected that this is mastered at the end of third grade.  However, memorizing the multiplication table is really difficult for students who need learning support.  Children who Read full article »

The Unappreciated Benefits of Dyslexia

The VERY interesting below discusses a book which challenges the conception that dyslexia is disabling and the belief that the dyslexic brain is trying to do the same as a typical brain but just doing it very badly. PS - The comments at the end are worth reading! http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/09/dyslexic-advantage/   Read full article »

Strategies for Summer Reading for Children with Dyslexia

By: Dale S. Brown (2007) As a parent, you play a critical role in your child's education during the summer — especially if your child has dyslexia. Without your help, kids are more likely to forget what they learned last year. A recent study estimates that summer loss for all students equals about a month of academic learning. Most likely, children with learning Read full article »

Lindamood-Bell Literacy Training in Taipei

This past April Rachael Huelskamp and I had the opportunity to attend two Lindamood-Bell Literacy trainings. The trainings were held at Taipei American School. We were fortunate enough to attend Visualizing and Verbalizing, often known as V/V and Seeing Stars. We were also fortunate enough to be a part of a highly trained group of teachers from international schools in Read full article »

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Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!