How I Got into Writing…

Prior to blogging saying I didn't enjoy or like writing was an understatement. Writing was something I hated and would do anything to avoid. Growing up I never enjoyed writing and would do anything to get out of writing assignments in school. I have dyslexia and dysgraphia. Dysgraphia is a form of dyslexia that affects … Continue reading How I Got into Writing…

Hidden Disabilities

What is the most common “disability” found in children? According to the Florida Department of Education 43% off students with disabilities have a learning disability. What is a learning disability or learning difference? It is a neurological problem that interferes with or hinders learning. Dyslexia and related Dys are the most common learning disabilities. What … Continue reading Hidden Disabilities

Disabilities: My Story

This is the 2nd installment in a series on disabilities. It has taken much longer to write this than I intended. I guess because it is my story and personal. One of the reason's I write about disabilities is because I have several learning disabilities. One of the most frustrating things about learning disabilities is … Continue reading Disabilities: My Story

Oct: Learning Disability Awareness Month

I originally wrote this for another education site. I have adapted it for TDZ. The month of October is Disability Awareness Month. The archives already have several articles pertaining to learning disabilities. Here is a quick overview of some of the resources available on Homeschool Benefits. ADHD(Yes, I know it is not a learning disability … Continue reading Oct: Learning Disability Awareness Month

Reading Ability Linked to Performance on Standardized Test

Note:  I am consolidating all of my writing to this blog. This was originally posted on the Homeschool Network. A recent study by the National Endowment for the Arts found a link between declining test scores and a decline in reading. Simply put readers did better on standardized tests than non-readers. My first thought was … Continue reading Reading Ability Linked to Performance on Standardized Test

Dysgraphia Explained

Note: I originally wrote this for another blog. However, it is important part of my story. Dysgraphia is related to dyslexia. Dysgraphia affects fine motor skills and ability to write legibly. Like dyslexia it is often misunderstood. Many times a child with dyslexia may do very well in school except for writing legibly therefore it … Continue reading Dysgraphia Explained