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About Abigail Marshall

Abigail Marshall is the Webmaster & Internet Information Services Director for Davis Dyslexia Association International. She is also the author of two books about dyslexia, The Everything Parents Guide to Children with Dyslexia and When Your Child Has … Dyslexia.


Author Website: http://www.dyslexia.com

Why Tyrannosaurus but Not If?

Why Tyrannosaurus but Not If?

"I don’t understand it: he can read tyrannosaurus, but he gets stuck on if!" This question from the mother of a dyslexic child reflects a commonly encountered and paradoxical aspect…
Dyslexia Begins Early

Dyslexia Begins Early

Dyslexic brains are wired differently. Researchers now report finding evidence of these differences in infants as young as six months. In a study conducted at Boston Children's hospital, researchers used DTI…
Survey Results from Dyslexic Advantage

Survey Results from Dyslexic Advantage

Dyslexic Advantage has announced the release of preliminary survey results exploring the talents tied to dyslexia.   Well over a thousand individuals participated in the comprehensive surveys, focused on exploring…
Fish Don’t Climb Trees – A different take on dyslexia

Fish Don’t Climb Trees – A different take on dyslexia

Davis Facilitator Sue Hall has written a new book: "Fish Don't Climb Trees: A Whole New Look at Dyslexia". Sue understands dyslexia from the inside out – as a dyslexic person with vivid recollections of frustrations experienced in elementary school, as a parent who searched for and found a solution
Two New Books from a Davis Facilitator

Two New Books from a Davis Facilitator

Davis Facilitator Barbara Hoi of Sydney, Australia has recently published two books sure to delight parents and teachers.   The first book is called [amazon text=The Right Brain for the Right…
Extra time? Choose wisely….

Extra time? Choose wisely….

A great article at Headstrong Nation provides a cautionary note about the common classroom accommodation of extra time being extended to dyslexic students.  Sometimes the accommodations aren't well suited to…
New Jersey Passes Dyslexia Laws

New Jersey Passes Dyslexia Laws

The New Jersey state legislature recently passed two new laws aimed at helping dyslexic children.  One establishes the definition of "dyslexia;" another requires that all school teachers receive extra training in…
Parents need help, too

Parents need help, too

A researcher in England recently reported on the experiences of parents of  school-age children who had been identified as dyslexic within the past two years. Researcher Alison Earey questioned parents about…
The Meds Don’t Work

The Meds Don’t Work

A new longitudinal study completed at Johns Hopkins University shows that children on medication for ADHD fared worse over time than unmedicated kids. The study  tracked the progress of 186 children…
The Dyslexia Quandary – Update

The Dyslexia Quandary – Update

On December 1, the APA (American Psychiatric Association) approved the recommendations for the forthcoming DSM-5.  I am not exactly sure what they approved, because they haven't released the exact text…
Is your child a “nonresponder”?

Is your child a “nonresponder”?

What happens when a child cannot learn to read though phonics?  Educational researchers have a word for those children: they call them nonresponders.  Sometimes, instead, they call them treatment-resisters.  Either way, it's…
Procrastination…..

Procrastination…..

The Grammerly blog has a wonderful article about procrastination. They start by identifying the primary reasons for procrastination: overwhelm confusion boredom lack of motivation distraction They offer some tips to…
Can you read this?

Can you read this?

It probably looks impossible at first. But as you scan through the page, the words seem to materialize. As you continue to scan down the page, you may find that that…
Those trigger words!

Those trigger words!

Research shows that the most common word found in English-language books is "the." Matjaž Perc at the University of Maribor in Slovenia analyzed data taken from 5.2 million books published between the…
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