Entries by Anna Martinez


5 Facts About Dyslexia

According to The International Dyslexia Association, “dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities.” Teachers often misinterpret dyslexic children as lazy, disinterested or lacking in intelligence. IDA experts counter with the fact that “dyslexia […]


Learning from a Child With Dyslexia

Curly-headed, with big, expressive brown eyes, Amelia was a late-in-life baby, an only child who, in the opinion of her adoring parents, was destined for greatness. When she began Pre-K, my husband and I had big dreams that her little school would be the first in a long line of academic successes for our shining […]