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Anxiety vs. Stress

Anxiety is not uncommon among children with learning and attention issues.
There’s a difference between anxiety and stress.  The following article from understood.org shares steps you can take to help your child manage anxiety.
 
 

Should Orton-Gillingham Be In Every Classroom?

Orton-Gillingham is a proven teaching method for dyslexic students.  Can this same teaching method benefit students without dyslexia?
 
Whizzimo.com is hosting a free one hour webinar about using the time-tested, research-based Orton-Gillingham methodology to improve students' reading, spelling, and writing abilities in the classroom setting. 

The webinar is hosted by David Katz, a Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators and the creator of Whizzimo's live and on-demand Orton-Gillingham Classroom Educator courses. The webinar will feature both a presentation by David and time for Q&A.

Visit [Whizzimo.com/Orton-Gillingham]Whizzimo.com/Orton-Gillingham to register for one of the following dates and be sure to spread the word about this great learning opportunity!


  • February 5th at 7:00 p.m. EST
  • February 6th at 6:00 p.m. EST
  • February 7th at 4:00 p.m. EST
  • February 8th at 3:00 p.m. EST

Please take advantage of this free learning opportunity from The Whizzimo Team!

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Famous People with Dyslexia
 
It is estimated that one in five people have dyslexia, and many have shared their success stories....including those most consider to be "famous".  An article was published by the writers at greatschools.org, sharing interesting facts about famous dyslexic people such as Steven Spielberg, Salma Hayek and Magic Johnson.
 

What a Parent of a Dyslexic Child Wants Everyone to Know

Remember when your journey with dyslexia began?  Most of us spent a lot of time in that first year reading and networking, trying to understand this word "dyslexia" now attached to our child.  In the following article, writer Melissa McGlensey, a contributor to TheMighty.com, gives 23 things parents of dyslexic children wish others knew.  
 
(The Mighty is a media company that publishes real stories of real lives in hopes of preventing people from feeling isolated when facing challenges by creating a community around them.)
 

Identifying Dyslexia

"Could my child be dyslexic?"  Many parents are faced with this question since it is estimated that 1 in 5 students are dyslexic learners.  It is very important for parents to be guided in the right direction when seeking resources to answer this question. The common myth is that a student with dyslexia will see things backwards and that any child who reverses numbers and letters is dyslexic.  The IDA (International Dyslexia Association) has a wealth of information on its website, www.dyslexiaida.org, including a fact sheet for Dyslexia Assessment.  Click here for more information,  Dyslexia Assessment Fact Sheet

Welcome to GRACEPOINT School's Blog.  We hope this site will serve as a window looking into our unique school as well as the lives of the dyslexic learner.  Contributions to our blog are made by staff members, community thought leaders and GRACEPOINT parents.