Learning about Learning Disabilities
We’re doing weekly interviews with experts that can answer the questions that we hear all the time surrounding students with learning disabilities like dyslexia. Do you have a question you’d like to have answered? Don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll do it!
These are the questions we’re hearing from parents of students with dyslexia right now. We talk to Alyssa Pukkila about them.
Alyssa also shares with us some insight on turning this situation into an opportunity to celebrate your child and their unique abilities.
Wired2Learn Academy is a special school serving students who fall through the cracks of our one-size-fits-all model. Those with Learning Disabilities like dyslexia.
We interviewed Alyssa Pukkila, the director of Wired2Learn Academy, about her leadership in being one of the first schools to pivot to an entirely remote education, while keeping a full curriculum with fully engaged students.
What is Decoding Dyslexia Idaho? How did it get started? What is their mission and what sort of resources do they offer?
If nothing is done about educational trauma, students with dyslexia have these outcomes:
35% of students with dyslexia drop out
50% of people in drug & alcohol treatment have dyslexia
70% of juvenile delinquents have dyslexia
Miranda shares her story of what happened when at the family dinner table, her 8 year old daughter said “It was a little embarrassing, I got pulled from class.” This led to a meeting with school staff, and she shares her story with us.
What is educational trauma?
What is trauma?
How does trauma affect the brain?
What is educational trauma?
Is educational trauma a real thing for children with learning disabilities?
Examples of what a high stress situation for a student with a learning disabilities might look like.
My student has dyslexia, what should I read first to learn more?
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Does my child have a learning disability like dyslexia?
What should you do if you suspect your child has a LD?
What are screeners and why use them?
If the screener comes back positive, what are the options for my child?
What is the typical action taken by a school?
What is the difference between a SLD diagnosis and a Differential Diagnosis from a Clinical Psychologist or Neuropsychologist?
Why is getting to the root of the SLD important?
In the end, what does a family do with this information?
Can dyslexia be treated?
What are the scientifically validated methods for treating dyslexia?
What methods are available to most students?
What methods can I get with an IEP or 504 plan?
Can a parent employ these methods at home?
Can a therapist employ these methods in practice?
Can a school employ these methods?
What happens when a student is in a traditional school and gets this treatment?
What is dyslexia, really?
Learn about some common myth’s surrounding dyslexia, and get the truth.