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Help! My Child Did Poorly on State Testing! – Dyslexia Connect

State testing time can be very difficult and frustrating for parents of children who have dyslexia. In this video, I discuss state testing, whether or not you should be worried by the results, and some of the emotions you may be dealing with. Each year, state and standardized testing results cause a lot of anxiety

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Accommodations for Dyslexia – Dyslexia Connect Online Tutoring

There are a number of accommodations that may be helpful for students who have dyslexia. An important distinction to consider is the difference between accommodations and modifications. An accommodation is something that helps a student complete a regular assignment. A modification is a change to the assignment itself. An excellent example of an accommodation for

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Dyslexia and ADHD – Dyslexia Connect

Many children with dyslexia also have ADHD. How can we help these children make progress and discern which symptoms come from each issue? Due to the natures of dyslexia and ADHD, the symptoms are sometimes confused with each other. One of the primary symptoms of ADHD is difficulty focusing. When it comes to reading, spelling

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Dyslexia and Difficulty with Short Words – Dyslexia Connect

Difficulty with short words tends to be a very common symptom of dyslexia. A student with dyslexia may be reading a paragraph fairly well, only to stumble when they approach a short word like “for”. Why is this? There are many mysteries about the dyslexic mind that researchers are still trying to solve, and this

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Can a Child With Dyslexia Succeed? – Dyslexia Connect

Is it possible for a child with dyslexia to succeed? I am often asked this question by concerned parents. Parents often fear that dyslexia is going to severely limit their child’s potential and ability to succeed in life. Sometimes, these fears prevent them from seeking a dyslexia diagnosis or dyslexia tutoring and treatment for their

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