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Reading, Dyslexia, Homeschooling, and COVID-19

How COVID-19 has impacted struggling readers—and their parents The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our normal lives, roles and routines in countless ways. One important change is that it has led many parents to become far more involved in their children’s educations. For many parents this closer involvement has led to surprising—and sometimes concerning—discoveries. They’ve noticed […]

Signs That An Adult Should Be Screened For Dyslexia

Recently, individuals with dyslexia were surveyed by the non-profit organization Dyslexic Advantage (dyslexicadvantage.org). They found that over half (53%) of their adults respondents had never been adequately tested for dyslexia. 10-20% of English speakers are dyslexic. This suggests that millions of dyslexic adults are unsure (or even completely unaware) of their dyslexia status. Most of […]

In Praise of Reading Tutors and Teachers

A lot of nice things have happened since we launched Neurolearning’s Dyslexia Screening Test App (Neurolearning.com) four months ago. The best, no doubt, are the many letters we’ve received from users telling us how the app has helped them to understand their own or their child’s needs, to find the right interventions, and to get […]

Questions A Good Dyslexia Screening Test Should Answer

There are 2 key questions every parent should get answered as quickly as possible when their child shows signs of dyslexia: 1. Is my child really dyslexic? 2. If so, what should we be doing? In an ideal world, every child with signs of dyslexia would immediately receive the gold-standard of dyslexia diagnostic testing: one-on-one […]

Signs You Should Screen Your Child For Dyslexia

The research is clear. The sooner a child is identified as dyslexic and receives the right kind of help, the better that child\’s chances for long-term academic, emotional, and career success. That\’s why in recent years dyslexia experts, educators, advocacy groups, and policy makers have come together to urge that all children be screened for […]

Is My Child Dyslexic? Why Waiting to Test Can Be Harmful

If you think that your child is dyslexic, the sooner you get that child tested the better. Research clearly shows that the sooner children with dyslexia receive appropriate help the better their long-term outcome is likely to be. Just as important, the sooner you and your child understand that being dyslexic doesn\’t mean a person […]