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Strategies for Summer Reading for Children with Dyslexia



As a parent, you play a critical role in your child's education during the summer — especially if your child has dyslexia. Here are some summer strategies to help your child remember what they learned in school and see that reading can be useful and enjoyable.

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When the Child with Special Needs Goes Off to Summer Camp

Everything changes when a child leaves home and parents must design a whole new system of communicating with and caring for the absent child. If your child is away at camp, you doubtless understand this and are trying to adapt to this situation.

Crickets, Books, and Bach: How to Create a Summer Listening Program

Listening to books is an entirely different experience than reading. Because audiobooks can be comprehended at a higher level than a child’s reading level, new types of books and authors become accessible. Find helpful tips on designing a summer audiobook plan for your listener!

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Crickets, Books, and Bach: How to Create a Summer Listening Program

Listening to books is an entirely different experience than reading. Because audiobooks can be comprehended at a higher level than a child’s reading level, new types of books and authors become accessible. Find helpful tips on designing a summer audiobook plan for your listener!

Automization Through Practice and Review

Automatization is exactly what it sounds like: the ability to perform a task without conscious effort. Follow the steps in this article from the Landmark School, to help your students develop automatic routines.

Working Memory and Anxiety

Anxiety is a sense of fear and worry, and it is not uncommon among students with language-based learning disabilities. High levels of anxiety can disrupt working memory function. The strategies in this article help to alleviate anxiety, as well as working memory demands and can be applied to any classroom.

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Self-Portrait: Kellyn, by Kellyn, age 12

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Today's First Person Essay

I'm never sure what to expect anymore by Michelle Sarabia

My son sits up at 9 months. He speaks at 15 months. The doctor says, "Some children take longer." Other doctors examine him. Our son is behind, they say, but it's nothing serious. They say, "Don't worry." No one says, "Developmentally delayed."

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