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A Font Designed for Dyslexia

This is so interesting!  A graphic designer at the University of Twente in the Netherlands has designed a special font to make reading easier for dyslex...

The Joys of Sound Therapy!

This morning I found this in my inbox: "Hi Ann!!! Exciting news!!! After a couple of days in the educational doldrums, R. has popped up this morning with be...

Prepare the Brains for Spring Testing!

Last week I read a health column in The Statesman that I thought might be helpful. Much of it is quoted here. (italicized comments are my own.) “An Oh...

Do Handwriting Skills Matter?

In seventeen years of serving private students, I've seen cursive handwriting go away. Most of my students use a form of slow, immature printing no matter wh...

What a difference PACE makes!

In the 14 years that I have been a PACE provider, I’m always thrilled to learn of the fantastic results we get from this intensive cognitive training p...

Big Changes in Just Ten Weeks!

One of my students (we'll call him "Cory"), is beginning eighth grade this week. Cory has been on a sound therapy program since late June, and we've worked w...

Summer Tutoring, or Training?

In my Austin practice, I help students with various learning disabilities or deficiencies. Some are gifted and truly dyslexic learners. I have smart kids on ...

Let the Techno Kids Play Outside!

The other day, I observed a toddler in the child seat of the cart watching a video on her mother’s smartphone while Mom shopped. I remember chatting with my ...

Summer Reading Program

Regarding reading tutors and phonics programs, I have found nothing else that makes so much sense, clears the fog faster (for parents as well as students), o...

Reading Speed Progress!

Today my early morning PACE student and his mother told me that his reading speed has radically increased. Visagraph testing showed his reading speed changed...

Real Help for Learning through Sound Therapy

In the past several years, I have used The Listening Program with numerous students who are on the autistic spectrum. We (the parents and I) have been very p...

YES - Learning Problems Can Be Related to Diet

Much research shows that diet has a marked effect on the learning abilities of individuals. The lower GI tract (the gut) is also known as "the second brain"...