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Test for Dyslexia

While there is no one simple test for dyslexia, the following are common characteristics found in many dyslexics: Early warning signs in young children: Delayed language development / mild speech delays Difficulty learning alphabet, possibly also numbers and colors Difficulty rhyming words Difficulty with multiple…

Path to Success™ Personalized Learning Plan

Our mission at Wings to Soar Online Academy is to break the chains of failure, inadequacy, and shame so often associated with dyslexia and other outside-the-box learning needs. We address the whole person, building the skills and confidence to thrive and succeed in school and…

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Homeschooling Special Needs

Many parents choose to homeschool because their child has special needs that they do not feel are adequately being met in a traditional school setting. Homeschooling special needs children can be the best setting for the student depending on if other needed support services such…

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Schools for Dyslexia

Many schools for dyslexia are very expensive. Having run a specialized brick-and-mortar school for struggling learners in Madison, Wisconsin for 8 years before founding Wings to Soar Online Academy in 2011, I definitely understand the costs involved in providing the low student to teacher ratio…

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Dyslexia Treatment Options

Getting Help in the Schools Schools vary widely in how well they are able to provide dyslexia treatment and support for dyslexic kids. If you suspect a learning problem and want to have your child evaluated by the school to see whether they might qualify…

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Writing Interventions at Wings to Soar

In addition to explicitly teaching traits of good writing and the writing process (see article on “Helping Students with Writing Problems by Teaching the Traits of Good Writing and the Writing Process”) to students, there are several other important factors that are a part of…

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Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics and Other Skill Practice

In addition to focused work on building sentence, paragraph, and essay writing skills; applying the 6 Traits and the writing process to longer pieces; and journaling or other free-writing, we recommend workbook or online application drills on a regular basis to build skills to automaticity…

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