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Dyslexia Devoted

44 EpisodesProduced by Lisa Parnello, Dyslexia TherapistWebsite

Do you want to learn more about dyslexia and how to help students who struggle with reading? Dyslexia Devoted is dedicated to all things related to dyslexia and is designed for both parents and educators to learn more about dyslexia. In each episode, Lisa Parnello will cover topics including instruc… read more

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Ep. 42 Helping Kids Tell Their Friends About Dyslexia

March 20th, 2023


Have you ever wondered how to help a child tell their friends about dyslexia?

Welcome to Episode 42 of Dyslexia Devoted and today we’re talking about how to help a child tell their friends about their dyslexia.

This …

Ep. 41 Preparing for Standardized Tests

March 13th, 2023


Do you realize how hard it is for kids with dyslexia and other learning differences to take standardized tests?

Welcome to Episode 41 of Dyslexia Devoted and today we’re talking about how to prepare for standardized …

Ep. 40 The IEP Process

March 5th, 2023


Do you want to learn how the IEP process works?

Welcome to Episode 40 of Dyslexia Devoted and today we’re focusing on the basic process of the IEP system. This is just a quick overview of what I go into much more …

Ep. 39 Helping Kids Develop Grit

February 27th, 2023


Have you ever wondered how to help a child persevere despite their struggles?

Welcome to Episode 39 of Dyslexia Devoted and today we’re focusing on the importance of developing grit. I don't mean a pebble or dirt in …

Ep. 38 TV and Movie Characters with Dyslexia

February 18th, 2023


Can you think of a character in a book or TV show that has dyslexia?

Welcome to Episode 38 of Dyslexia Devoted and today we’re talking about the importance of characters with dyslexia.

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Ep. 37 The Stigma of Dyslexia

February 12th, 2023


Have you ever been worried that someone will find out that you or your child has dyslexia?

Welcome to Episode 37 of Dyslexia Devoted and today we’re talking about the stigma of dyslexia.

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Ep. 35 FREE Masterclass Parents' Guide to Dyslexia

January 29th, 2023


Welcome to Episode 35 of Dyslexia Devoted and today we’re talking about the upcoming FREE masterclass this week! Tune in live to learn the 3 Keys to Dyslexia Success!

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Ep. 34 What are the Signs of Dyslexia?

January 23rd, 2023

Last week we talked about how some kids with dyslexia aren’t always identified at school because they don’t qualify for special education services.

Ep. 33 What is an SLD in Reading?

January 16th, 2023

In This Episode:

Have you ever seen the term SLD in Reading on school paperwork and wondered what that means exactly?

Welcome to Episode 33 of …

Ep. 32 IEP Terms You Need to Know

January 8th, 2023


Do you hear the special terms in education and IEP terms and suddenly think they are speaking a different language?

Welcome to Episode 32 of Dyslexia Devoted and today we’re focusing on all the words and terms you need …

Ep. 31 Goal Setting for Kids

January 1st, 2023

Want to Learn More About Your Options for Dyslexia in and out of Schools?

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In …

Ep. 30 Dyslexia in Schools Mini Course

December 25th, 2022


This week I have a special gift for the holidays!
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This Episode's Topics:

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Ep. 29 How to Help Dyslexic Kids Deal with Mistakes & Failure

December 19th, 2022


Have you ever wondered how to help dyslexic kids deal with constantly making mistakes, even when they do their best?

Welcome to Episode 29 of Dyslexia Devoted and today we’re going to be talking about ways to help kids …

Ep. 28 *Special Offer* What I Wish I Knew Sooner About Dyslexia

December 11th, 2022


What is one thing about dyslexia that you wish you knew sooner?

Welcome to episode 28 of Dyslexia Devoted! Recently I posted a message in a local dyslexia group asking that exact question… What is one thing about …

Ep. 27 What to Do with Kids During Long School Breaks

December 4th, 2022


With the holidays coming up this month, I often get asked “what should I work on with my child during the school break?

Welcome to Episode 27 of …

Bonus: Giving Tuesday Episode

November 29th, 2022


It's giving Tuesday! Please give your time or money to those less fortunate. For my family, that's the Second Harvest Food Bank that helped us and now we return the favor. 

Click Here to give to the food bank!

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Ep. 26 When to Get a Formal Dyslexia Evaluation

November 27th, 2022


Have you ever wondered when a student should be formally assessed or reassessed for dyslexia?

Welcome to Episode 26 of Dyslexia Devoted and today …

Ep. 25 Dyslexia Success Stories

November 20th, 2022


Dyslexia often involves struggle, but the best parts are when kids with dyslexia experience success!!

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Ep. 24 IDA Conference 2022 Recap

November 16th, 2022

Want to Learn More About Dyslexia?

Do you want to learn more about dyslexia and how students with dyslexia learn how to read? Do you want to have a …

Ep. 23 Dyslexia and ADHD Part 2

November 7th, 2022


Dyslexia and ADHD often go hand in hand.

Welcome to Episode 23 of Dyslexia Devoted and today we’re going to be revisiting the topic of ADHD. It has …

Ep. 22 Dyslexia and Languages

October 31st, 2022


Have you ever wondered about dyslexia and other languages?

Welcome to Episode 22 and today we’re focusing on dyslexia and languages! In today’s episode, there are going to be a lot of references to articles, so you can …

Ep. 20 Strategies that DON'T Work for Dyslexia

October 16th, 2022

In This Episode:

Have you ever wondered if a suggested treatment for dyslexia really works?

Welcome to Episode 20 and today we’re going to discuss strategies that DON’T help people with dyslexia! Be sure to tune in the …

Ep. 19 The Problem with Spelling Lists

October 9th, 2022


Have you taken a look at the spelling lists kids get at school? What do you notice about them?

Welcome to Episode 19 and today we’re going to be …

Ep. 18 Dyslexia Awareness Month - Spread the Word!

October 3rd, 2022


October is dyslexia awareness month! It's time to spread the word about dyslexia and what it really means to be dyslexic. In this week's episode, I share my journey to discovering the methods that work for dyslexia.

I …

Ep. 17 Questions to Ask a Potential Dyslexia Tutor or Specialist

September 26th, 2022


As a parent, a dyslexia diagnosis for your child can seem overwhelming. You want to help but you don’t even know where to begin to get the help you need

Welcome to Episode 17 of Dyslexia Devoted where I’ll give you a …

Ep. 16 Questions to Ask During Parent Teacher Conferences

September 19th, 2022


Most schools have beginning of the year parent-teacher conferences. It's important to set the tone for the year to make sure dyslexic students have a …

Ep. 15 - 5 Tips for Successful Homework Time

September 12th, 2022

School is starting to get into the swing of things, and kids are starting to come home with more homework. Many families find it to be a battle to …

Ep. 14 Why is there a shortage of dyslexia specialists?

September 4th, 2022

In This Episode:

In most areas, there is a shortage of certified dyslexia specialists. So what causes this? Many things stop teachers from becoming dyslexia experts, including a lack of knowledge that it exists, …

Ep. 13 Dyslexia and Anxiety

August 29th, 2022

In This Episode:

Often people with dyslexia also develop anxiety because of a few factors including the feeling of failure, pressure from peers, and the additional stress and time it takes to get work done. Listen to …

Ep 12 Adults with Dyslexia

August 22nd, 2022

In This Episode:

Dyslexia isn't something people grow out of; it's a lifelong difference in how someone thinks. It can be a great asset, but it can also come with challenges. In this episode, we talk about some …

Ep. 11 The Power of Dyslexic Thinking

August 15th, 2022

In This Episode:

Dyslexia isn't all bad news! There's plenty of good stuff too! People with dyslexia often have amazing talents. They may also be creative thinkers, athletes, artists, or have other talents. In this …

Ep. 10 Dyslexia and ADHD

August 8th, 2022


Did you know that approximately 30% of people with dyslexia also have ADHD. This week we'll be talking about how it affects daily life, and some simple strategies you can do to help. 

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Ep. 9 Dyslexia and Executive Functioning

August 1st, 2022

In This Episode:

Have you ever noticed a child with dyslexia who is extra disorganized or said they were done doing something you asked and it isn’t at all what you wanted them to do? Well, those are examples of a lack …

Ep. 8 - 3 Things To Do Before School Starts

July 25th, 2022


What can you do as a parent to help a child with dyslexia have a better start to the school year? In this episode, we cover 3 things you can do to …

Ep. 7 Explaining Dyslexia to Kids

July 18th, 2022


How do you talk about dyslexia with kids? We dive into the reason why you should tell a child they have dyslexia. We want to empower students to name …

Ep. 6 How Long Does Remediation Take?

July 11th, 2022


How long does dyslexia remediation take? In this episode, we discuss the various factors that impact the duration of time needed to remediate dyslexia to help a student be a fluent reader and speller. If you want to …

Ep. 5 What is Multisensory Instruction?

July 4th, 2022

In This Episode:

Why do Orton-Gillingham based programs all say they use multisensory instruction, and what does that mean? In this episode, we give …

Ep. 4 How Dyslexia Remediation Works

June 27th, 2022


In this episode, we break down the basic components of dyslexia remediation. 


  • Breaking Bad Habits
  • Learning Sounds and Reading
  • Applying …

Ep. 3 How Curriculum Fails Kids with Dyslexia

June 20th, 2022


How does curriculum choice affect kids with dyslexia? This episode dives into the reasons why the curriculum a school chooses can have a strong …

Ep. 2 Dyslexia Accommodations

June 13th, 2022


Where should you start when adding in accommodations? We talk all about various resources to help students with dyslexia and dysgraphia in their …

Ep. 1 Dyslexia Troubles in School

June 12th, 2022


In this episode, we'll be talking about 3 dyslexia troubles that occur at school. 

1) Lack of teacher training and appropriate curriculum

2) …

Dyslexia Devoted Trailer

June 5th, 2022


Take a sneak peek at what is to come on the Dyslexia Devoted Podcast! Learn all about dyslexia and get your questions answered. 

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