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Listen to “Beyond Dyslexia: Overcoming Reading Challenges for Kids with ADHD” with Dr. Robin McEvoy

Tune in to learn how to recognize common reading challenges with Dr. Robin McEvoy.

A boy reads abook after overcoming reading challenges

Listen to “Beyond Dyslexia: Overcoming Reading Challenges for Kids with ADHD” with Dr. Robin McEvoy

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Dr. Robin McEvoy explains the common sources of reading challenges and the strategies to overcome them.

In this episode:

  • the accepted definition of dyslexia — and common misconceptions
  • common sources of reading challenges — language processing weaknesses, impaired auditory processing, and visual processing problems, among others
  • practical and fun strategies for building reading skills over the summer using both professional support and “do-it-yourself” strategies
  • developing a back-to-school reading game plan, plus planning for school accommodations and remediation
  • the many faces of ADHD and reading challenges — meaning there is no single type of challenge, nor one single best solution
  • strategies for encouraging a reluctant reader by making reading fun

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Listener testimonials:

  • “A very informative podcast. Will share the types of accommodations with my nephew & niece who have an 8 year with ADHD. Loved the suggestions for encouraging a reluctant reader. Thank you!”
  • “Great presentation of information. As a certified Orton-Gillingham tutor, I appreciated your explanation that some schools do not implement the approach as intended. Parents think their student is getting Orton-Gillingham at school when in fact it is a watered-down program with bits and pieces missing. Thanks!”
  • “Loved this speaker and found the topic extremely beneficial. Robin McEvoy was fantastic and I got great information to use with my daughter – Thanks so much!!!”

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