You’ve gotten through the hard stuff. Now it is time to talk about what really sets dyslexics apart — your amazing ability to see the world differently. You don’t believe me? Read on. Dyslexia is not the end of the world Dyslexics think differently Right brain thinking allows dyslexics to see the world inContinue reading “LEARNING DIFFERENTLY”


Dyslexic brains have trouble learning the correct scripts to connect sounds with written letters. You have problems storing the scripts in the left side of your brains as sight words. This gives you problems remembering the right words or breaking words down into their separate sounds. You continue to sound the words out every time.Continue reading “READING IS HARD WORK FOR DYSLEXICS”


For most people learning to read is just like learning to do any other skill. Beginning readers:             Left Hemisphere Right Hemisphere   1) see the letters and hear the sounds   2) attach the sounds to the letters 3) practice putting sounds to groups of letters as words   4) create scripts that tellContinue reading “HOW WE LEARN TO READ”


To understand what’s going on with dyslexia, we need to understand a little about how we learn to read. In this post, well look at: A TALE OF TWO HEMISPHERES The brain is divided into two halves, called the right and left hemispheres. The two sides of the brain are connected. They share information andContinue reading “HOW WE LEARN — OVERVIEW”

What You Need To Read Fluently

WHERE READING GOES WRONG This is a hard topic. There is a lot that experts don’t know yet about the brain or how people read. This is because… THE BRAIN IS A COMPLICATED PLACE.Because the brain is so complicated, nobody’s brain is wired perfectly for all of the jobs we need it to do. ButContinue reading “What You Need To Read Fluently”


“Why me?” is the big question for most dyslexics. But people also want to know if it is something genetic, and if it is something that happens in other writing systems too. We’ll talk about: ● All cultures have people who are dyslexic● Dyslexia runs in families● Both boys and girls can be dyslexic● ClinicalContinue reading “DYSLEXICS WANT TO KNOW “WHY ME?””


            Dyslexia is a hard subject. There’s a lot people don’t know about it. And there’s a lot that people think they know, but is wrong. In this post, we’re going to talk about: What dyslexia isn’t  What dyslexia is How dyslexia affects people WHAT DYSLEXIA ISN’T             There are so many misunderstandings about dyslexia,Continue reading “WHAT DYSLEXIA IS NOT, AND WHAT IT IS”

What We’re Going to Talk About

Anything that involves the brain is complicated, and dyslexia is no different. But we’re going to try to answer some of the big questions about dyslexia: What went wrong? Why me? How can I fix it? We’ll look at what dyslexia is, and what it isn’t. We’ll talk about how the wiring of a dyslexic’sContinue reading “What We’re Going to Talk About”

What Happens in Our Brains As We Learn to Read

Reading is an essential skill, required for almost anything we do. For most of us, it’s an almost magical transformation – learning the letters, sounding out the words, putting them together with ideas … and then … the wonderful moment we find ourself pulled completely into a book. We’re reading fluently!

But not everybody learns to read easily. Some people struggle to recognize new words long after their friends have moved on to more advanced books. These people may be dyslexic.