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by mtyler
Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:42 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Tricky Words: mayhem and muddle
Replies: 2
Views: 966

I have been touring various schools specifically designed for kids on the autism spectrum - and several of them spend reading time solely on sight words. One little boy - 5 - was refusing to read the sight words (nice, like, etc.) or in fact even look at them. The therapist gave no phonics help, jus...
by mtyler
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorders and Reading Instruction
Replies: 6
Views: 2960

Hi Jennie and Susan, Thanks for your insights. Susan wrote: Typically, though, children on the autism spectrum have difficulty with social interaction and social use of language (conversation), and depending on their other strengths and weaknesses, they have difficulty with non-literal language (fig...
by mtyler
Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorders and Reading Instruction
Replies: 6
Views: 2960

Autism Spectrum Disorders and Reading Instruction

Recently my oldest daughter (11yo) and my son (5yo) were diagnosed with Pragmatic Language Disorder, often considered on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum, characterized by high linguistic ability, struggle with social situations, and intense concern with rules and some other linguisti...
by mtyler
Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: 'Visual Stress' and Dyslexia
Replies: 15
Views: 2309

Hi Wendy, Thanks for your post. I have a niece and several nephews who found the overlays very helpful when they were getting remedial help in junior high. Could you tell me how an overlay is different, or rather is viewed differently by the reader, than colored paper and black-on-white paper? Also,...
by mtyler
Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: SP can be balanced with?
Replies: 10
Views: 1540

I would add word families, also called onset and rime I believe.

Melissa
Minnesota
by mtyler
Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Nature of "Dyslexia" in Non-English Languages
Replies: 110
Views: 9667

Just a guess, but a part word assembler would use context or guessing to figure out the word, whereas those techniques would not be possible for a pseudoword.

Melissa
Minnesota
by mtyler
Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Fun ways to reinforce GPCs
Replies: 6
Views: 5529

Hi Katrina, Here are two of my daughter's favorite games. 1. Honk! This is adapted from the reading program Phonics Pathways. Make 3 copies of 5-6 correspondences on 3 x 5 cards (1 grapheme per card). Make 3 copies of a silly picture on 3 x 5 cards. Choose a silly action to do when the picture comes...
by mtyler
Sun Apr 26, 2009 2:22 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sight Word Drilling--yay or nay
Replies: 25
Views: 6192

Sounds like you need some educationalese to keep the hounds at bay! I won't be able to help much there as I am not in the system, but I'll share some thoughts and perhaps your own research can take you the rest of the way. There are some real problems with sight word memorization. First, because the...
by mtyler
Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: DysTalk video:Evaluating Alternative Solutions for Dyslexia
Replies: 23
Views: 3296

From the book cross-linguistic studies in dyslexia, it appears that children can have poor phoneme awareness even after explicit instruction. However, the studies do not seem to get at what is really happening. The researchers assumed phonemic awareness deficits but the tests didn't seem detailed en...
by mtyler
Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Teaching irregular sight words
Replies: 4
Views: 3938

Katrina, In the end any one of the ways you describe could work. My personal preference is to teach the tricky parts as correspondences: t-wo, o-ne, sh-ou-ld, etc. The reason is no new conceptions of the language have to be taught, these are correspondences, just rare. For some words you can add in ...
by mtyler
Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: TES: Is dyslexia a middle-class badge for illiteracy?
Replies: 126
Views: 11695

Susan S,

Out of curiosity, what kind of people are doing these 10-20 page reports?

Melissa
Minnesota, USA
by mtyler
Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Sound Pyramid
Replies: 25
Views: 3239

Jenny said: Parsing the grapheme-phoneme correspondences in words from our position of omniscience about spelling and pronunciation is all very well, but we need to convert the information into a form where it can be used in a practical way by young readers whose task is to work out the spoken forms...
by mtyler
Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Learning Speed
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

Thanks for sharing your experiences Judy and Susan.

Melissa
Minnesota, USA
by mtyler
Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Learning Speed
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

Learning Speed

For those of you who work with struggling readers, do you find that their speed of learning increases over time? For example, when you first start working with the code it may take several (or more) sessions for the PGCs to be learned. However, after they have learned some and have mastered blending...
by mtyler
Fri Mar 27, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Auditory Processing Disorder
Replies: 12
Views: 1433

Susan, The tutor uses Barton Reading and Writing. There is a short screening test consisting of three parts: Identifying words in sentences, syllables in words, and remembering 3 phonemes in the correct order. The movement of colored squares is used to identify the relevant parts. If the student doe...