What’s the difference between dyslexia and dyspraxia?
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What’s the difference between dyslexia and dyspraxia?

What’s the difference between dyslexia and dyspraxia?

Both dyslexia and dyspraxia are learning difficulties that can cause children and adults to struggle at school—so what’s the difference between them? In general, a key indicator of dyslexia is to do with literacy skills such as reading, writing and spelling. On the other hand, dyspraxia veers more toward movement and planning difficulties.

5 Spelling strategies for dyslexia
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5 Spelling strategies for dyslexia

5 Spelling strategies for dyslexia

English is a particularly difficult language when it comes to spelling. There are so many exceptions to the rules of spelling and grammar. I before E except after C is a case in point.

We received (okay, there’s the rule in practice) but what we received was a weird and feisty heist. Also common sense dictates that, for example, if you are wearing a ruff, you might not want to get involved in rough play.

Spelling can even change depending on the context of the word. Teaching English spelling to children and adults is hard enough, but give a sympathetic thought then to the student who struggles with dyslexia.

How to build a homeschool reading program
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How to build a homeschool reading program

How to build a homeschool reading program

Teaching reading is one of the first big challenges homeschool parents of younger children face. That’s because there’s a lot riding on successful literacy skills development. Learning to read is not only fundamental for the language arts part of your curriculum but necessary for most other subjects you teach.

Learn more about how reading works (and what phonics and spelling have to do with it), to help you choose the right pre-K to grade 5 reading resources and prepare your child for any bumps on the road to becoming a strong reader.

dyslexia and spelling- what's the connections
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Dyslexia and spelling - what's the connection?

Dyslexia and spelling - what's the connection?

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty which often (but not always) impacts on reading and writing ability, spelling and the sounding out of words.

Children and adults with dyslexia may have highly developed interactive and oral skills and excel at design, problem solving and creative thinking, but they often experience frustration at school given the central role of reading and writing in classroom learning and teaching.

As reading is a receptive skill, the most visible signs can sometimes be related to productive language activities, particularly when it comes to dyslexia and spelling.

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