Is Your 3rd Grader Struggling? It’s Probably the Matthew Effect in Reading.

Is Your 3rd Grader Struggling? It’s Probably the Matthew Effect in Reading.

Matthew Effect | Matthew Principle Ask any Special Education Advocate, and I bet they all will tell you that they have a huge chunk of clients that are in 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade. I can remember periods of time when all my clients fit into that category. Coincidence? Unfortunately, no. It’s the Matthew Effect….

Orton Gillingham Approach | What is it? | IEP Tips | Certification

Orton Gillingham Approach | What is it? | IEP Tips | Certification

Orton Gillingham If your child has dyslexia or is a struggling reader, you may have had someone suggest Orton Gillingham to you. Or perhaps suggested that your child needs to be “in an Orton Gillingham program.” I find that few parents understand what Orton Gillingham is and how it helps children learn to read. So…

How to Help Kids with Dyslexia | Creating Meaningful, Measurable IEP Goals

How to Help Kids with Dyslexia | Creating Meaningful, Measurable IEP Goals

IEP for Dyslexia Dyslexia is a type of learning disability that is a language-based disorder characterized by problems learning to read or interpret words, letters and other symbols. According to LDRFA, Dyslexia is the most common learning disability among children. There are three other “D” in this family of learning disabilities: Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia and Dyspraxia….