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October 15, 2019 / by LiteracyUntangled

IDA – Florida Branch 2019 Conference: Top 3 Takeaways

This past weekend, I attended the IDA – Florida Branch’s 2019 Conference in Orlando. This was my first IDA – Florida conference…

January 7, 2019 / by LiteracyUntangled

ADHD: Give Me the Basics!

ADHD is a commonly diagnosed learning and attention disorder. It is one of the few learning disabilities that has received attention beyond the medical/educational fields and has entered into the public consciousness. Due to it’s place in “common knowledge”, many misperceptions have arisen. ADHD effects a person’s ability to focus and maintain self-control. Just like dyslexia, it is a result of a person’s brain being “wired” differently and often runs in families.

December 17, 2018 / by LiteracyUntangled

The Orton Gillingham Approach: What is it?

In the 1930’s, Dr. Samuel Orton and Anna Gillingham developed a language based approach to reading instruction, now commonly known as the Orton Gillingham Approach. It was originally designed to help struggling readers by explicitly teaching them the connections between sounds and letters. Nowadays, Orton Gillingham is a highly structured, multisensory approach, widely used with beginning and struggling readers.

December 5, 2018 / by LiteracyUntangled

Dyslexia: Give Me the Basics!

Dyslexia is a language based learning disability: problems with reading, writing, spelling and/or math – not with an ability to think! Just like Autism, there is a spectrum from mild to severe – no two dyslexics are exactly alike. It is a lifelong disability, you can’t outgrow it. However, through remediation and accommodations, its impact can be moderated.

November 19, 2018 / by LiteracyUntangled

Dyslexia: Is It Really That Common?

You might be surprised to learn just how prevalent dyslexia is. Current findings show that 1 out of every 5 people are dyslexic. That’s a whopping 20% of the population!