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Dyslexia: Symptoms & Solutions 


The Dyslexia Project 

Senate Bill 33

 2013 Dyslexia News, Updates, Downloads

Washington State OSPI Dyslexia Connection 

Decoding Dyslexia: Washington State Connection

Headstrong Nation: Parent Videos and Resources


Bright Solutions:  Susan Barton has outstanding success with students and their learning.  To learn more about the Barton Reading & Spelling system just click on the hot link provided.  To learn more about the characteristics of your student may be displaying in various grade levels, investigate the Bodine School site.


Dyslexia Warning Signs (PDF)

National Center for Learning Disabilities 



On-line Testing 
 Dyslexia Reading Indicator Chart   Tactile   Dyslexia Writing Insights 

Dysgraphia Assessment: Handwriting Without Tears

Lexercise Screener 


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Reading & Language Arts 

Reading  Spelling  Writing 



What Does Dyslexia Look Like......

Overcoming Dyslexia.... Becoming the best you!  Check out this link, you will be inspired by the names who have gone before you with success beyond Dyslexia. 




When her daughter began 4th grade, Oregon mom Diana Sticker began to notice changes in her daughter’s behavior. She seemed anxious, complained of stomachaches and often refused to go to school. Over time, Diana realized that the source of the problem was the social and emotional issues that accompanied her daughter’s dyslexia.



Understanding Dyslexia in math (Dyscalculia) is just as important as making the reading and writing connection, in fact it is the same connections!


·         Problems with numbers, calculations, time tables, multiplication flashcards, telling time on a clock

·         Confusion by similar-looking mathematical signs (+/x; -/division/=; </>)

·         Misunderstanding terms (difference-reduction-minus=subtraction; adding=finding the total)

·         Transpose numbers (752  = 572)

·         Difficulty with mental math calculations

·         Sequencing and order of operations (especially to reverse order for checking computation)

·         Counting to 100 (forward and backwards)

·         Fractions/Decimals/Percentages/Ratios/Statistics


Math Needs: 

  • A dyslexic student usually needs extra instruction, particularly as new concepts are introduced
  • They must grasp each concept thoroughly before moving on
  • Teach concepts sequentially and in small steps
  • Teach them how to talk through problem, jotting down the key facts and symbols as they encounter them
  • Let them use a calculator
  • Make adaptations to story problems or teach them how to hi-light the key facts
  • Use real coins when teaching about money
  • Use color pieces or colored tiles for teaching fractions to whole numbers and number lines




Moving Beyond Dyslexia

Dyslexia the Gift


Learning Disabilities

Dyslexia Teacher Resources

Classroom Accommodations

Spelling Insights

Dyslexia and Math

Dyscalculia (Math) 

International Dyslexia Association 

Two More States Have Dyslexia Laws 

Dyslexia is the most common reason students struggle first with spelling (when writing sentences and stories), then with written expression, and hit that "brick wall" in reading development by third grade.Adults who cannot read above a 4th grade level are considered functionally illiterate.The cost of not dealing with this - both emotionally to the child and financially to our society - are well documented in short videos at this website:



As more people are becoming aware of dyslexia, they are getting their State Departments of Education to issued Fact Sheets or Handbooks about dyslexia to schools and parents in their state, getting their Governors to issue proclamations declaring October as Dyslexia Awareness Month, and even getting their state to pass a dyslexia law.Two more states have recently passed a dyslexia law: Hawaii and New Jersey.To read the dyslexia law in Hawaii, click here.To read about the dyslexia law in New Jersey, click here.The following states have dyslexia bills in process that hopefully will become law: New Mexico, Kentucky, Ohio, and Wisconsin.If your state is working on one but is not on that list, please click here and let Susan Barton know the bill's number - so she can track and announce it.


An Explanation of Dyslexia
The Bismarck Tribune (ND)
October 26, 2010
Dyslexia is a language based reading disability due to a neurological difference in the brain that is very common. In fact, the International Dyslexia Association suggests that as many as 15 percent to 20 percent of the general population could have some degree of dyslexia. The main difficulties that dyslexics experience are with learning written language, including word recognition, reading fluency, spelling, and writing. These are often not noticed until children enter school, where knowledge of written language is a major requirement.

*********Breaking News**********

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc., the Westport-based nonprofit organization, invites the public to attend an afternoon screening of James Redford’s HBO documentary The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, an official selection of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The film will be shown at the Westport Town Hall Auditorium on Sunday, April 7th and will be followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Sally Shaywitz, the renowned expert on dyslexia, in addition to a family featured in the film, and several other participants.

The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia provides accounts of the dyslexic experience from children, experts, and such well-known leaders as Sir Richard Branson, Charles Schwab, and David Boies. Director James Redford has made a very personal film that puts an end to misconceptions about dyslexia, while telling the story of his son's struggle and eventual triumph over his difficulties. As he notes, "Had I seen this movie when Dylan was functionally illiterate in 4th grade, I would have been spared an extraordinary amount of anxiety about the future."

The film also highlights the work of Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, co-founders and co-directors of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, who make it clear that while this neurological condition is an obstacle, it also confers some unique advantages, and can ultimately be overcome.




The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation and Campaign for Grade-Level Reading present a comprehensive report and action plan for helping children with learning disabilities reach grade-level reading proficiency.


About 2.4 million children across the nation have been diagnosed with learning disabilities – but how successful is the U.S. education system in teaching these students to read? This new report provides a far-reaching overview of the history and progress in understanding and meeting the needs of children with dyslexia, as well as the persisting challenges that must be overcome, to ensure that all students can read proficiently by the third grade. Don’t Dys Our Kids also highlights best practices and examples of solutions that are already working in communities.


Based on interviews with nearly 30 experts, the report includes a collection of recommended actions for advancing this movement.


View the full report, action brief and summaries below. 

Don’t Dys Our Kids: Full Report  
Don’t Dys Our Kids: Executive Summary
Don’t Dys Our Kids: Action Brief
Don’t Dys Our Kids: Action Brief Summary


 Dyslexia: Parent Resources 

Dyslexia and eReaders

Dyslexia and Neuropsychological Evaluations


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