Tag 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 »

Book Review: The Short Bus. A Journey Beyond Normal by Jonathan Mooney

  I came across this book one afternoon while searching online for anything to help me, as a Learning Support Teacher, get a better grasp on the emotional delicacies of my students.  I am constantly looking for new ways and ideas to help me help Classroom Teachers, Paraprofessionals, School Administrators and parents/care givers understand some of the struggles  and gain more empathy 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 »

Summer Learning Links

The following links provide loads of fun games that promote summer learning! Reading Links: http://sqworl.com/bhntmh Research links: http://sqworl.com/o2eme8 Writing Links: http://sqworl.com/ziec06 ESL Links: http://sqworl.com/sc9rm4 Keyboarding Links: http://sqworl.com/k18gox Creative Projects Links: http://sqworl.com/husre4 Math Links: http://sqworl.com/6f44tt Spelling Links http://sqworl.com/2b2bba Brain Games (memory, auditory skills, processing, attention, etc.) http://sqworl.com/vlkpjg Enjoy Your Summer!! Read full article »

My Story and Tips that work By: Jamie Janove

Here is another first person article from www.ldonline.org Following Bliss My name is Jamie Janover. I want to tell you how my life has been affected by having learning and attention disabilities. Actually, it seems to me rather odd to call them disabilities, because for me, those disabilities have turned out to be among my greatest sources of strength and a powerful Read full article »

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!