Why Do I Do What I Do?

Why Do I Do What I Do?

I must confess: I am a FIXER. Part of the problem with being a fixer is that makes you critical. You see problems where maybe there are no problems. You look for problems. You CREATE problems (just ask my wife!) When I encounter a problem, I feel compelled to address...
When Children Have Trouble Reading

When Children Have Trouble Reading

Benefits of Group Instruction Social Learning Theory has been popular since the 60’s and 70’s and is the foundation of our educational system.  It’s no secret that children learn from observing others.  In fact, we have specialized cells in our brains called mirror...
Understanding Dyslexia – Part 2

Understanding Dyslexia – Part 2

Unpacking the Definition – Problems in Practice I want to unpack the definition of Dyslexia that I provided to you in part 1 of this series.  As a refresher, I will provide the definition again: “Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in...
Understanding Dyslexia – Part 1

Understanding Dyslexia – Part 1

I want to write to help people understand Dyslexia. To define it, to conceptualize it, and to perhaps recognize it.  I believe this type of writing will also help to reduce some of the stigma that can occur around the label Dyslexia. I am composing a 2-part blog...
Best Teaching Practices for Struggling Readers

Best Teaching Practices for Struggling Readers

Dyslexia, reading disability, learning disability, or learning difference. Whatever you call it, if your child is not reading at grade level or has difficulty with spelling, your child demonstrates a typical learning profile. The “typically” developing brain will...
Speak2Read Case Study French Immersion

Speak2Read Case Study French Immersion

Bilingual Therapy?  Oui, Oui, Madame! It’s true! We often get requests from parents with children in French Immersion who are concerned about their child’s progress and are even contemplating removing their child from French Immersion. This can be a difficult decision...