Why Graphic Novels are Good for Kids

Posted Posted in Children and Adolescents, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Education, Family, Latest News, Parenting

Graphic novels have become increasingly popular for children.  There are currently many different types of graphic novels from Captain Underpants to the Smile books by Raina Taigelmeier.  Graphic novels have not always been considered appropriate reading for children.  Lately, graphic novels are flying off the shelves, jumping into virtual shopping carts, and being embraced by […]

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Dyslexia V. Reading Disorder: What is the Difference? Guest Blog Post: Enrichment Therapy & Learning Center, P.C.

Posted Posted in Dyslexia, Latest News, Learning Disabilities

Enrichment Therapy and Learning Center is one of the wonderful resources for Dyslexia in the Iowa City/Coralville Corridor area.  They graciously agreed to write a blog post for our followers.  We are grateful for the care they provide, and are glad to have Enrichment Therapy in our area.  This blog-post was written by Kristin Ebeling […]

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Dialogic Reading: A Strategy to Help

Posted Posted in Dyslexia, Education, Latest News

Dialogic reading is a way to teach reading to children by having conversations with an adult about the book while they are reading together. What is involved in dialogic reading? Dialogic reading is an interactive strategy, meaning that the child and parent read together.  This strategy is helpful because it helps increase the child’s interest […]

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Dyslexia Treatment: Multi-sensory, Phonics-Based Approaches

Posted Posted in Dyslexia

Dyslexia treatment is an important topic.  Dyslexia is a learning disability in reading.  It is often inherited, and makes it extremely difficult to read, write, and spell—despite at least average to above average intelligence. Dyslexia is a language disorder.  It is not caused by vision concerns, sensorimotor concerns, or dietary concerns.  Areas that are impacted […]

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Audiobooks Are Helpful for Everyone!

Posted Posted in Dyslexia, Electronics, Family, Schools

Many people have heard about audiobooks, but very few realize how helpful they can be. Audiobooks can introduce a new world of reading for many people.  Oftentimes, after work or school, people are restless or physically tired.  Additionally, some people are reluctant to read, and would rather watch TV, use electronics, or do anything else. And some […]

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Organizational Tips to Help Your Child Overcome Homework Anxiety

Posted Posted in Children and Adolescents, Executive functioning, Learning Disabilities, Schools

Homework is a necessary evil, and homework anxiety is a common experience. While it helps children retain the things they’ve learned at school and develop good study habits, it is also a common stressor for many children and adolescents. How can you as a parent determine whether that stress has progressed beyond its norm into […]

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Learning Disability

How to Talk to Your Child about Her Learning Disability

Posted Posted in ADHD, Dyslexia, Education, Latest News, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, Parenting, Schools

“Just like our fingerprints, people are all different.  It’s no surprise that we learn differently too.” The above explanation is one that I often provide to young people when they are diagnosed as having learning disabilities.  I also explain to them that most of the time, our schools teach the most common, and sometimes the […]

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Child Psychologist Post: Dysnomia in Children

Posted Posted in Dysnomia

When a person has Dysnomia, it means that they have difficulty in accessing names for visual information. It occurs in up to 20% of individuals. It runs in families and tends to be more common in males than females. It can make it difficult to name things like colors, objects, numbers, and letters. Dysnomia can also make it hard to label visual information.

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Dyslexia

After the Dyslexia Evaluation: Essential Resources to Help

Posted Posted in Children and Adolescents, Dyslexia, Latest News, Learning Disabilities

So, you and your child completed the very long process a Dyslexia evaluation and diagnosis. You take a deep breath, and then realize, “What do I do now?” If you or someone you love is in this situation, you are not alone. Not only is obtaining an accurate diagnosis a difficult one, but helping your […]

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executive functioning

ADHD Lingo: What is Executive Functioning, Anyway???

Posted Posted in ADHD, Executive functioning, Latest News, Learning Disabilities, Mental Health

If you are the parent or a loved one of someone diagnosed with ADHD, you have undoubtedly heard a lot of ADHD “lingo” thrown around by teachers, doctors, psychologists, etc. Aside from the standard, easily definable labels of “inattentive,” “hyperactive,” and “impulsive,” a common but oftentimes confusing phrase used to describe someone with ADHD is […]

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Child Psychologist Post: Nonverbal Learning Disability Supports and Suggestions

Posted Posted in Latest News, Learning Disabilities, Nonverbal Learning Disability

Nonverbal Learning Disability (Nonverbal LD) is a specific type of learning disability that affects children’s academic progress and their social and emotional development. Symptoms of Nonverbal Learning Disability include: Math Difficulties Children with Nonverbal LD have difficulties with mechanical arithmetic, particularly more complex math that involves many columns, like long division. They have problems and […]

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