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Ep. 12 Should I Tell My Child They Have Dyslexia and How? adhd dyslexia living with dyslexia podcast Jan 25, 2023

Once you receive your child’s dyslexia diagnosis, you might feel lost about how to share the news with them. In my experience, one of the most supportive things that you can do is have a discussion about it and give an overview of what it means for them. You have an opportunity to reduce...

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Ep. 11 Dyslexia, ADHD or Both? adhd dyslexia living with dyslexia podcast signs of dyslexia Jan 16, 2023

Dyslexia and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a lot of overlap. It can be difficult to tell if your child is struggling because of dyslexia or ADHD. In this episode, I highlight the signs and symptoms of ADHD and look at the common threads and differences between the two...

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Ep. 10 12 Questions to Ask at a Dyslexia IEP Meeting dyslexia dyslexia service providers evaluation and identification iep orton-gillingham podcast reading instruction Jan 02, 2023

Traditionally, the majority of the annual IEP meetings take place between mid-January through mid-March. In this episode, I share 12 questions that you want to make sure you cover during these meetings and give examples of what good answers should include. 

 

I explain what a...

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Ep. 9 Are We There Yet: How Long Does A Dyslexia Remediation Really Take? dyslexia dyslexia service providers orton-gillingham podcast reading instruction Dec 27, 2022

One of the most common questions I hear from parents after they hire a specialist is, how long will it take to get my child up to grade level? Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible to give a clear, guaranteed timeline of your child’s progress.

 

In this episode, I explore the...

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Ep. 8 Searching for a Unicorn: Finding an Appropriate Outside Service Provider dyslexia dyslexia service providers orton-gillingham podcast reading instruction Dec 27, 2022

Many students with dyslexia can benefit from having extra support outside of their individualized learning plan. If you’re unhappy with the quality or quantity of services your child is receiving at school, it might be time to look into a private dyslexia instructor. 

 

In this...

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Ep 7. After the Dyslexia Diagnosis: Setting Up the IEP and Making Educational Decisions dyslexia evaluation and identification iep orton-gillingham podcast Nov 09, 2022

In this episode, we explore how your child's evaluation informs the structure of their Individualized Education Program (IEP) and the educational decisions you make for them. I explain the two requirements that must be met for your child to qualify for an IEP, share examples of learning goals...

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Ep. 6 Understanding the Different Types of Dyslexia different types of dyslexia dyslexia evaluation and identification podcast Nov 03, 2022

 

One of the most common misconceptions about dyslexia is that everyone who is diagnosed with it experiences the same challenges. Because dyslexia is a spectrum disorder, no two dyslexics are exactly the same. On today’s episode, I break down the three main types of dyslexia, what...

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Ep. 5 {Guest Spotlight} 80 Years of Living with Dyslexia: the ups and downs with Arne Sjursen guest spotlight living with dyslexia orton-gillingham podcast successful dyslexics Oct 17, 2022

 

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, and I’m celebrating by highlighting the successful dyslexics in my life and those around us. One of the biggest inspirations behind my career and this podcast has been my dad, Arne Sjursen. He was diagnosed with dyslexia almost two decades ago at...

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Ep 4. Dyslexia Diagnosis Evaluations - What should they include? dyslexia dyslexia screening evaluation and identification podcast Sep 28, 2022

Dyslexia diagnostic evaluations are individually administered and look specifically for your child's strengths and weaknesses, and how greatly their skills differ from their peers. On today’s episode, I break down exactly what a good evaluation should include, the difference between a...

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Ep 3. How to Get Your Child Evaluated and Identified dyslexia evaluation and identification iep podcast Sep 15, 2022

 

We’ve established what dyslexia is and how to spot it in your child, so what’s the next step? On today’s episode, I walk you through how to get your child assessed and identified as dyslexic. I explain who you should consult with, how to find the right neuropsychologist...

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Ep 2. Signs of Dyslexia podcast signs of dyslexia Sep 15, 2022

 

According to the National Institute of Health, dyslexia can be identified with 92% accuracy by the age of five and a half. In today’s episode, I dive into some of the common signs of dyslexia and what it may look like in your child at different development stages. I talk about the...

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Ep 1. Dyslexia Defined dyslexia definition podcast Sep 15, 2022

Welcome to the first episode of Literacy Untangled! Today, I’m breaking down the International Dyslexia Association’s definition of dyslexia and describing the outcomes of someone living with this neurological disability. 

 

One in five people is diagnosed with dyslexia,...

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