What is Dyslexia?

Lasting Impact   
Dyslexia: Symptoms & Solutions…What Does Dyslexia Look Like…

Overcoming Dyslexia…. Becoming the best you!  Check out this link, you will be inspired by the names who have gone before you with success beyond Dyslexia. When her daughter began 4th grade, Oregon mom Diana Sticker began to notice changes in her daughter’s behavior. She seemed anxious, complained of stomachaches and often refused to go to school. Over time, Diana realized that the source of the problem was the social and emotional issues that accompanied her daughter’s dyslexia.  Needing more information: https://decodingdyslexianj.org/resources/ 

Understanding Dyslexia in math (Dyscalculia) is just as important as making the reading and writing connection, in fact it is the same connections!
  •  Problems with numbers, calculations, time tables, multiplication flashcards, telling time on a clock
  •  Confusion by similar-looking mathematical signs (+/x; -/division/=; </>)
  •  Misunderstanding terms (difference-reduction-minus=subtraction; adding=finding the total)
  •  Transpose numbers (752 = 572)
  •  Difficulty with mental math calculations
  •  Sequencing and order of operations (especially to reverse order for checking computation)
  •  Counting to 100 (forward and backwards)
  •  Fractions/Decimals/Percentages/Ratios/Statistics 
  • A dyslexic student usually needs extra instruction, particularly as new concepts are introduced
  • They must grasp each concept thoroughly before moving on
  • Teach concepts sequentially and in small steps
  • Teach them how to talk through problem, jotting down the key facts and symbols as they encounter them
  • Let them use a calculator
  • Make adaptations to story problems or teach them how to hi-light the key facts
  • Use real coins when teaching about money
  • Use color pieces or colored tiles for teaching fractions to whole numbers and number lines 

Bright Solutions:  Susan Barton has outstanding success with students and their learning.  To learn more about the Barton Reading & Spelling system just click on the hot link provided.  To learn more about the characteristics of your student may be displaying in various grade levels, investigate the Bodine School site.



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Meet IDA of Oregon’s: Jared Blank….  “I’m not stopping until EVERYONE CAN READ!”

Jared Blank was only five years old when he realized something was different. He was having trouble learning to read, holding a pencil, using scissors, and tying his shoes. As it turned out, Jared had dyslexia, and he still does. With the help of his family, friends, teachers, and mentors, Jared learned to see his learning obstacles as opportunities. He also pursued sports and running as a way to excel, express himself, and help others. In writing this book, Jared hopes that sharing his challenges and experiences with school, work, and the World Marathon Challenge will inspire others who struggle to run their own distance and know that they do not have to do it alone.  *Excert taken from OR IDA site: https://or.dyslexiaida.org/running/    


Senate Bill 33

 2013 Dyslexia News, Updates, Downloads

Washington State OSPI Dyslexia Connection 

Decoding Dyslexia: Washington State Connection

Headstrong Nation: Parent Videos and Resources

The Dyslexia Project

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