How Our Brains Are Wired to Read.

” The brain was never meant to read. The fact that anyone can read at all is a miracle.” ~ Dr Sally Shaywitz. Students with a reading disability, including dyslexia, are not able to access the reading centres in rear left of the brain. Our Orton-Gillingham...

Why Can’t My Child Read?

What is dyslexia? That is what I asked myself thirteen years ago when I had not even heard of the word, but I was searching for a reason why my daughter presented so many “quirks.” Here is the definition from the International Dyslexia Association: “Dyslexia is a...

Why Do We Teach Pseudo Word Decoding?

The words dog and cat may well be “read” by memory requiring no decoding skills. On the other hand, sog, rog and lat, zat must be decoded. Another reason for using pseudo words is that longer multi-syllable words are made up of pseudo word segments. For...

The Impact of Dyslexia on Self-Esteem

Dyslexia can lead to low self-esteem. The lasting effects of reading disabilities have been documented  for years.  Because these disabilities can persist into adulthood,  children and adolescents with reading problems often develop low self esteem due to repeated...