Why Can’t My Child Spell?

Spelling is a complex skill which requires that a person have an intimate knowledge and understanding of not only graphemes (letters) and the phonemes (sounds) that correspond to them, but […]

Handwriting Helps Early Reading Skills

handwriting helps for early reading skills

Learning to write and print letters improves reading ability and reading fluency. Studies show that learning to write improves letter sound and letter recognition speed.

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Dyslexia Awareness

October is dyslexia awareness month. The Des Moines Public Library is kicking it off with a podcast to help parents identify the major symptoms. Listen to Heidi Kroner, Executive Director […]

Slow, Choppy Reader? It Could Be Dyslexia.

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Author:Heidi Kroner,founder of Aspire Academy, Decoding Dyslexia Iowa & Literacy Lifeline. Dyslexia is trouble with reading, writing and spelling, despite good instruction and normal intelligence. It is the most common […]

Treatment of Dyslexia – Best Practices

dyslexia treatment

What is dyslexia? Dyslexia is the most common reason a child will struggle to read fluently. Dyslexia is trouble with reading, writing and spelling due to reading with the right-side of […]