Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Science of Hearing

This is a great animated Ted Talk - suitable for kids.  As a speech language pathologist, I minored in hearing science.  It is intricately connected with speech and language - and is important in learning.  I like to educate students with phonological deficits on the physiology of hearing.  I can then explain to them that their hearing is fine - but there is a "glitch" in the pathways from the ear to the brain.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Dyslexia and Anxiety

It's not uncommon for a student with dyslexia to experience anxiety.  My students often talk with me about it - but don't always connect it with the struggles they encounter with their learning difficulties.
Dyslexia and Anxiety: What You Need to Know