Why Does Music Help Dyslexic Children Read?

Therapists will discuss the many parts of the brain which work together to build the neuropathways to help kids read. But I never hear anyone talk about the left and right angular gyruses. This is how music can really impact the brain and rewire the dyslexic brain to...
What Part of the Brain Causes Dyslexia?

What Part of the Brain Causes Dyslexia?

Being very familiar with the brain parts called the left and right angular gyruses, I was surprised to learn from several presenters on language acquisition, that our brain was not created to read. Reading began in the late 1800s-1900s. It’s brain evolution! And...
Should You Tell Your Child She Has Dyslexia?

Should You Tell Your Child She Has Dyslexia?

The research says, “Yes!” Your child needs to understand his or her brain just learns differently and that they are smart! They are not lazy or dumb! This helps your child’s self-esteem.  Be sure your child is receiving the intervention required for dyslexia! Let me...
Was Leonardo Da Vinci Dyslexic?

Was Leonardo Da Vinci Dyslexic?

On April 13, the long-awaited annual event finally arrived. Among the one hundred attendees were IDA Board Members, parents, teachers, lawyers, psychologists, SELPA reps, and three awesome speakers. We also had a separate room with tables hosted by thirteen vendors....
Why Do I Get P & B Mixed Up?

Why Do I Get P & B Mixed Up?

We’ve seen the tricks to help you not get mixed up the letters b and d. I’ve used them myself. “Write bed.” I’d say. “b comes before d” so you can always write bed at the top of your paper to remind you of the sound for the letter (sound-symbol association).” Of...