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Last week we talked about how some kids with dyslexia aren’t always identified at school because they don’t qualify for special education services. Have you ever wondered what the signs of dyslexia are? Welcome to Episode 34 of Dyslexia Devoted and today we’re talking about the signs of dyslexia at different ages. Show notes: parnelloeducation.com/episode34 FREE Masterclass: Parents' Guide to Dyslexia and Reading Troubles parnelloeducation.com/masterclass This Episode's Topics: Signs of Dyslexia in Preschool and Kindergarten Signs of Dyslexia in Early Elementary Signs of Dyslexia in Upper Elementary and Middle School Resources Mentioned in this Episode: FREE Masterclass: Parents' Guide to Dyslexia and Reading Troubles Dyslexia in Schools Mini-Course Join the Email List Connect with Lisa Parnello: Follow on Instagram @ParnelloEducation Facebook.com/ParnelloEducation Dyslexia Devoted Facebook Group --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dyslexiadevoted/message
In This Episode: Have you ever seen the term SLD in Reading on school paperwork and wondered what that means exactly? Welcome to Episode 33 of Dyslexia Devoted and today we’re focusing on a term you will hear far more often than dyslexia on an IEP or other school paperwork. Show notes: parnelloeducation.com/episode33 This Episode's ADHD Topics: Why do they say SLD in Reading instead of Dyslexia? What is an SLD in Reading? Why doesn't a child with dyslexia always qualify for an SLD in Reading? Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Dyslexia in Schools Mini-Course IEP Terms Cheat Sheet  Understood.org 13 IDEA Categories Wrights Law Join the Email List Connect with Lisa Parnello: Follow on Instagram @ParnelloEducation Facebook.com/ParnelloEducation Dyslexia Devoted Facebook Group --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dyslexiadevoted/message
Do you hear the special terms in education and IEP terms and suddenly think they are speaking a different language? Welcome to Episode 32 of Dyslexia Devoted and today we’re focusing on all the words and terms you need to know for your next IEP or educational evaluation meeting. This week’s episode comes with a free cheat sheet of these terms, so don’t worry about writing them down. Just sit back and listen to them and download the cheatsheet at parnelloeducation.com/iepterms  This episode is part of a month of learning I have in store for you. Be sure to tune in next week too, when you’ll find out about my upcoming free webinars. Show notes: parnelloeducation.com/episode32 This Episode's Topics: Types of IEP Meetings Essential IEP Terms You Need to Know Various Learning Difference Terms Connect with Lisa Parnello: Follow on Instagram @ParnelloEducation Facebook.com/ParnelloEducation Dyslexia Devoted Facebook Group Resources Mentioned in this Episode: IEP Terms Cheatsheet Understood.org --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dyslexiadevoted/message
Want to Learn More About Your Options for Dyslexia in and out of Schools? Get my Dyslexia in Schools Mini-Course for FREE until January 2, 2023! In This Episode: Happy new year! Adults set new year's resolutions all the time, but what about kids? But to be honest… grown-ups rarely stick to their resolutions, so let’s not set kids up for failure. Let’s teach them how to create meaningful goals they can really achieve! Welcome to Episode 31 of Dyslexia Devoted and today we’re focusing on goal setting! Show notes: parnelloeducation.com/episode31 This Episode's ADHD Topics: Why do we set goals? The importance of letting kids see you set goals Helping Kids Set Goals Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Dyslexia in Schools Mini-Course Goal Setting Template (also below) Connect with Lisa Parnello: Follow on Instagram @ParnelloEducation Facebook.com/ParnelloEducation Dyslexia Devoted Facebook Group --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dyslexiadevoted/message
This week I have a special gift for the holidays! But hurry! It expires in a week, and then becomes a paid offer! This Episode's Topics: Get your FREE Dyslexia in Schools Mini Course Until Jan. 2, 2023 Connect with Lisa Parnello: Follow on Instagram @ParnelloEducation Facebook.com/ParnelloEducation Dyslexia Devoted Facebook Group Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Dyslexia in Schools Mini Course Discovering Dyslexia Online Course Join the Email List --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dyslexiadevoted/message
Have you ever wondered how to help dyslexic kids deal with constantly making mistakes, even when they do their best? Welcome to Episode 29 of Dyslexia Devoted and today we’re going to be talking about ways to help kids with dyslexia deal with mistakes and failures. Show notes: parnelloeducation.com/episode29 I’m getting ready to launch a brand-new course to help families that have recently received a dyslexia diagnosis for their child. It’s called Discovering Dyslexia: A Parents Roadmap to Navigating the First Year It’s all about understanding the assessments, the basics of IEP meetings, programs that work for kids with dyslexia, and various educational options you have to help your child. And I have a special opportunity for 10 of you. In exchange for giving me some feedback on some of the items I plan to put in the course, you get a special 50% discount. For only $99 you get a $197 course when I’m done putting the finishing touches on it. I’ll be sending a couple of “this or that” kind of questions, that will take you 5 mins or less to answer. In return, you’ll get a big discount on the course and access to all the content and bonus material when it goes live on February 12th. There are only 10 spots available for this opportunity and it closes on Saturday, December 24th, 2022. Find the link on the description where you’re listening to this episode or go to the courses tab on the ParnelloEducation.com website to learn more. Show notes: parnelloeducation.com/episode28 This Episode's Topics: Helping students practice making mistakes and losing with games Reinforce the positive before making small adjustments, and avoid calling them mistakes and errors. Teach and reinforce the ability to ask for help and self-advocacy skills Connect with Lisa Parnello: Follow on Instagram @ParnelloEducation Facebook.com/ParnelloEducation Dyslexia Devoted Facebook Group Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Discovering Dyslexia Online Course FREE Unexpected Dyslexia Associations Video Join the Email List --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dyslexiadevoted/message
What is one thing about dyslexia that you wish you knew sooner? Welcome to episode 28 of Dyslexia Devoted! Recently I posted a message in a local dyslexia group asking that exact question… What is one thing about dyslexia you wish you knew sooner? And I got some great answers that I wanted to share with you, because knowledge is power! Now before we get into the answers to those questions, including my own. I have a special announcement to make! I’m getting ready to launch a brand-new course to help families that have recently received a dyslexia diagnosis for their child. It’s called Discovering Dyslexia: A Parents Roadmap to Navigating the First Year It’s all about understanding the assessments, the basics of IEP meetings, programs that work for kids with dyslexia, and various educational options you have to help your child. And I have a special opportunity for 10 of you. In exchange for giving me some feedback on some of the items I plan to put in the course, you get a special 50% discount. For only $99 you get a $197 course when I’m done putting the finishing touches on it. There are only 10 spots available for this opportunity and it closes on Saturday, December 17th, 2022. Show notes: parnelloeducation.com/episode28 This Episode's Topics: A Special offer on my *NEW* course Discovering Dyslexia: A Parent's Roadmap to Navigating the First Year Hear what parents and educators wish they knew sooner about dyslexia. Connect with Lisa Parnello: Follow on Instagram @ParnelloEducation Facebook.com/ParnelloEducation Dyslexia Devoted Facebook Group Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Discovering Dyslexia Online Course FREE Unexpected Dyslexia Associations Video --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dyslexiadevoted/message
With the holidays coming up this month, I often get asked “what should I work on with my child during the school break? Welcome to Episode 27 of Dyslexia Devoted and today we’re going to be talking about all sorts of different options for what to do with dyslexic kids during school breaks. I don’t mean a 3 day weekend, I mean when you have a full week or more off of school. Let 3 day weekends just be a must needed reset. Show notes: parnelloeducation.com/episode27 This Episode's Topics: What kind of school break does the child need? Learning Activities to Do at Home Fun Ways to Learn at Home During School Breaks Connect with Lisa Parnello: Follow on Instagram @ParnelloEducation Facebook.com/ParnelloEducation Dyslexia Devoted Facebook Group Resources Mentioned in this Episode: FREE Unexpected Dyslexia Associations Video Join the Email List Flyleaf Publishing Decodable Books High Noon High/Low Books Simplex Spelling QuickMath Math-aids.com Prime Climb Monopoly or Jr. edition Scrabble Boggle --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dyslexiadevoted/message
It's giving Tuesday! Please give your time or money to those less fortunate. For my family, that's the Second Harvest Food Bank that helped us and now we return the favor.  Click Here to give to the food bank! Click Here to donate to the International Dyslexia Association --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dyslexiadevoted/message
Have you ever wondered when a student should be formally assessed or reassessed for dyslexia? Welcome to Episode 26 of Dyslexia Devoted and today we’re going to be talking all about dyslexia assessments. First we’ll talk about how dyslexia is assessed, then the ideal time to get the first formal dyslexia assessment, and finally when students should get reevaluated. Join the Dyslexia Devoted Email List https://www.parnelloeducation.com/email/ Show notes: parnelloeducation.com/episode26 This Episode's Topics: The Kinds of Dyslexia Assessments When to get the First Formal Dyslexia Evaluation When to Get Reevaluated Connect with Lisa Parnello: Follow on Instagram @ParnelloEducation Facebook.com/ParnelloEducation Dyslexia Devoted Facebook Group Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Join the Dyslexia Devoted Email  Sold a Story IDA Assessment Article IDA Screening Mini Assessment Yale Dyslexia Center Dyslexia Evaluation Overview Understood.org explanation and video of an assessment --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dyslexiadevoted/message
Dyslexia often involves struggle, but the best parts are when kids with dyslexia experience success!! Show notes: parnelloeducation.com/episode25 This Episode's Dyslexia Success Stories: From Struggling Reader to AP Classes Multiple Learning Disabilities and STILL Hitting Big Goals! Struggling Reader to Avid Reader! Discovering to Communicate and Use Accommodations Connect with Lisa Parnello: Follow on Instagram @ParnelloEducation Facebook.com/ParnelloEducation Dyslexia Devoted Facebook Group Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Understanding Dyslexia Online Course Conversations with Educators Parent Guide Reader Pen Want to Learn More About Dyslexia? Do you want to learn more about dyslexia and how students with dyslexia learn how to read? Do you want to have a better understanding of special education terminology, the advantages of dyslexia, and how to help your child with dyslexia? For a limited time,  you can sign up for lifetime access to my Understanding Dyslexia Online Course with a special 20% discount, just for my Dyslexia Devoted listeners. This course is only open to new participants from now until Thanksgiving 2022. Then I’m closing it down and preparing for my new course opening later this winter, so sign up today while it’s still available using the link in the episode description and the promo code; PODCAST for 20% off. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dyslexiadevoted/message
Want to Learn More About Dyslexia? Do you want to learn more about dyslexia and how students with dyslexia learn how to read? Do you want to have a better understanding of special education terminology, the advantages of dyslexia, and how to help your child with dyslexia? For a limited time,  you can sign up for lifetime access to my Understanding Dyslexia Online Course with a special 20% discount, just for my Dyslexia Devoted listeners. This course is only open to new participants from now until Thanksgiving 2022. Then I’m closing it down and preparing for my new course opening later this winter, so sign up today while it’s still available using the link in the episode description and the promo code; PODCAST for 20% off. In This Episode: Have you ever wondered what happens at a dyslexia conference? Welcome to Episode 23 of Dyslexia Devoted and today we’re going to be recapping the 2022 International Dyslexia Association Conference! Show notes: parnelloeducation.com/episode24 This Episode's IDA Conference Topics: IDA Conference Recap Lifetime Achievement Award Dyslexia Simulation Connect with Lisa Parnello: Follow on Instagram @ParnelloEducation Facebook.com/ParnelloEducation Dyslexia Devoted Facebook Group Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Understanding Dyslexia Online Course Conversations with Educators Parent Guide Sold a Story The Alliance For Dyslexia Dyslexia Simulation Kit IDA TV --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dyslexiadevoted/message
Dyslexia and ADHD often go hand in hand. Welcome to Episode 23 of Dyslexia Devoted and today we’re going to be revisiting the topic of ADHD. It has been the most popular episode of this podcast, and this week some things came up with the kids so I’d like to focus this episode on the child perspective. Today we’re going to discuss talking to kids about ADHD, talking to your child’s doctor about medications and med changes, and how ADHD affects girls differently. Show notes: www.parnelloeducation.com/episode23 This Episode's ADHD Topics: Talking to kids about their ADHD Talking with doctors and collaborating as a team to help a child with ADHD How ADHD can look different in girls Connect with Lisa Parnello: Follow on Instagram @ParnelloEducation Facebook.com/ParnelloEducation Dyslexia Devoted Facebook Group Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Understanding Dyslexia Online Course Conversations with Educators Parent Guide Sold a Story ADHD in Girls - Understood Article ADHD in Girls - Child Mind Institute --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dyslexiadevoted/message
Have you ever wondered about dyslexia and other languages? Welcome to Episode 22 and today we’re focusing on dyslexia and languages! In today’s episode, there are going to be a lot of references to articles, so you can either just listen to my very short recap of the information or you can read them for yourself in the show notes at www.parnelloeducation.com/episode22 Dyslexia and Languages: What is a language-based learning difference Dyslexia in Other Languages Second Language Learning at School Connect with Lisa Parnello: Follow on Instagram @ParnelloEducation Facebook.com/ParnelloEducation Dyslexia Devoted Facebook Group Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Dyslexia Fact Sheet Conversations with Educators Parent Guide Bilingual Dyslexic Article by Understood Dyslexia in Different Languages Time Article Dyslexic in English But Not In Another Language Article Dyslexia in Writing Systems IDA Article Fomiko Hoeft Dyslexia Across Languages - Chinese --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dyslexiadevoted/message
Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Understanding Dyslexia Online Course Conversations with Educators Parent Guide Want to Learn More About Dyslexia? Do you want to learn more about dyslexia and how students with dyslexia learn how to read? Do you want to have a better understanding of special education terminology, the advantages of dyslexia, and how to help your child with dyslexia? For a limited time,  you can sign up for lifetime access to my Understanding Dyslexia Online Course with a special 20% discount, just for my Dyslexia Devoted listeners. This course is only open to new participants from now until Thanksgiving 2022. Then I’m closing it down and preparing for my new course opening later this winter, so sign up today while it’s still available using the link in the episode description and the promo code; PODCAST for 20% off. In This Episode: Have you ever talked to a child with dyslexia about self-advocacy? Welcome to Episode 21 and today we’re focusing on why teaching children with dyslexia how to self-advocate is so essential. Strategies That DON'T Help with Dyslexia: Why do kids with dyslexia need to self-advocate? What does it look like? How to get started Connect with Lisa Parnello: Follow on Instagram @ParnelloEducation Facebook.com/ParnelloEducation Dyslexia Devoted Facebook Group --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dyslexiadevoted/message
In This Episode: Have you ever wondered if a suggested treatment for dyslexia really works? Welcome to Episode 20 and today we’re going to discuss strategies that DON’T help people with dyslexia! Be sure to tune in the very last section today as I have just found an amazing video about parents advocating for their children with dyslexia and it aligns perfectly with our last myth. Also, one of the fantastic parents I work with shared with me This American Life Podcast Episode 773: The Longest Distance Between Two Points. The first 7 minutes of the episode sound pretty much like every day in my office as I teach children how to read. Those first few months can be pretty bumpy as a child is learning to read, and many don’t realize just how much work goes into it. Strategies That DON'T Help with Dyslexia: Vision Therapy Special Fonts Balanced Literacy and Leveled Readers Connect with Lisa Parnello: Follow on Instagram @ParnelloEducation Facebook.com/ParnelloEducation Dyslexia Devoted Facebook Group Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Dyslexia Fact Sheet Conversations with Educators Parent Guide This American Life Podcast Episode 773 Dyslexia Fonts Research Our Dyslexic Children Film --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dyslexiadevoted/message
Have you taken a look at the spelling lists kids get at school? What do you notice about them? Welcome to Episode 19 and today we’re going to be talking about spelling lists! I didn’t realize just how passionate I am about this topic until a parent asked me about them last week! Apparently, I have a lot to say about spelling lists, so it’s the focus of this week’s episode! Show Notes: ParnelloEducation.com/Episode19 Topics Discussed: Why I Don't Like Spelling Lists Take a Look at Spelling Lists and Activities Teach Spelling in Patterns, Not Specific Words! Connect with Lisa Parnello: Follow on Instagram @ParnelloEducation Facebook.com/ParnelloEducation Dyslexia Devoted Facebook Group Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Etymology Online Conversations with Educators Parent Guide --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dyslexiadevoted/message
October is dyslexia awareness month! It's time to spread the word about dyslexia and what it really means to be dyslexic. In this week's episode, I share my journey to discovering the methods that work for dyslexia. I also jump into some ways you can learn more about dyslexia and expand your knowledge as well as spread the word about dyslexia. Topics Discussed: My Journey of Discovering Dyslexia - not understanding to becoming a specialist Grow Your Knowledge Spread the Word During Dyslexia Awareness Month! Connect with Lisa Parnello: Follow on Instagram @ParnelloEducation Facebook.com/ParnelloEducation Dyslexia Devoted Facebook Group Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Teaching Reading is Rocket Science article by Louisa Moats Attend the IDA conference in San Antonio this November 10-12th Overcoming Dyslexia Book Dyslexic Advantage Book Proust and the Squid - Book on the science of reading --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dyslexiadevoted/message
As a parent, a dyslexia diagnosis for your child can seem overwhelming. You want to help but you don’t even know where to begin to get the help you need Welcome to Episode 17 of Dyslexia Devoted where I’ll give you a starting place for some questions you may want to ask a potential dyslexia tutor or specialist. We'll be talking about  the location, the cost of services and everything in between. As an added bonus, I created a FREE PDF guide you can download to help you plan your questions with a potential dyslexia specialist or tutor. Topics Discussed: Experience Dyslexia Training and Certification Nitty Gritty Details Progress Check In Plan Connect with Lisa Parnello: Follow on Instagram @ParnelloEducation Facebook.com/ParnelloEducation Dyslexia Devoted Facebook Group Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Conversations with Educators Parent Guide Understanding Dyslexia and Structured Reading Online Course International Dyslexia Association Approved Curriculums and Programs --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dyslexiadevoted/message
Most schools have beginning of the year parent-teacher conferences. It's important to set the tone for the year to make sure dyslexic students have a solid team of support. Welcome to Episode 16 of Dyslexia Devoted where I will guide you on some key topics you may want to discuss in your first parent-teacher conference of the year! DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE CONVERSATION GUIDE HERE! 5 Key Conversation Topics: Make sure the teacher knows the child has dyslexia Ask about accommodations Ask what is most challenging at school and what you can do to support them Ask about their areas of strength at school End with a plan for teamwork! Connect with Lisa Parnello: Follow on Instagram @ParnelloEducation Facebook.com/ParnelloEducation Dyslexia Devoted Facebook Group Resources Mentioned in this Episode: FREE Parent Guide: Conversations with Educators about Dyslexic Students Understanding Dyslexia and Structured Reading Online Course --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dyslexiadevoted/message
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