Prevention, Not Intervention

Today’s blog post looks at illiteracy rates in the US and how to solve the ongoing crisis. Whilst the research is US-based the findings are relevant globally and with similar illiteracy rates for adults in the UK, it’s important that we also pay attention and look for solutions.

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Nessy Reading & Spelling – Understanding Admin & Reports

Nessy’s admin & reports section is jam-packed with loads of useful information to help you track your student’s progress, see what they’re working on, download resources and more.

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Spring Fever Saver: Online Reading & Spelling Program

dyslexic help homeschooling

In a new post on her blog, Mum Alicia Hutchinson, has recently shared her experience with Nessy Reading & Spelling and why it is useful for children and their parents.   Alicia explains that when spring comes, she believes that it becomes harder for our children to concentrate, so she found this program very useful …

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What Makes a Good Dyslexia Screener?

Screening for dyslexia

A dyslexia screener should not be confused with a test that measures student grade level like DIBELS and FAST. These tests will identify students who have fallen behind but not the reasons why. A thorough dyslexia assessment requires a highly trained professional and will cost a minimum of $500 – usually more.  It takes 2-4 …

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How to Plan a Story

story writing
Knowing where to start when planning a story is hard, the initial concept is abstract, with no concrete image to latch onto –  particularly difficult for children with dyslexia who are usually very visual thinkers.

There are some simple things to remember when starting to plan any story that will make it easier for your child to stay on track and have a clear idea of where their tale is heading.

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The Best Online Reading Program for Screen-Addicted Kiddos

effectiveness of nessy reading & spelling

  Kaylene, mum of 3 (soon to be 4!) and homeschooling blogger at ‘This outnumbered Mama‘ has written a lovely review of Nessy Reading & Spelling. Kaylene’s wonderful blog talks about her family; both the good and tougher times, homeschooling children with and without special needs, parenting and the challenges and rewards of working from home. …

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Homeschooling & Dyslexia

homeschoolers and parents

Homeschooling as a parent is a tough, but rewarding, year-round job, and it’s an option more and more parents are taking. Frustrated with a schooling system that doesn’t always supply the appropriate interventions to help children who learn differently, parents are taking their children out of school to ensure they get the help they need. …

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