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Episode 12: Michal Ricca

Ask A Speechy Episode 12 Michal Ricca With research validated practice and over twenty years of experience, Michal G. Ricca, M.Ed. has supported over 1,000 students gain 2-5 grade levels in their reading and writing skills. Michal is the Founder & CEO of NowICANread and her new and exciting venture of ReaDefy Learning. She holds […]

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18 Dyslexia Friendly Schools In Australia

As a parent with a dyslexic child, you most likely want to access a dyslexia friendly school. Being dyslexia-friendly is all about acknowledging dyslexia and putting support in place for students success. For people with dyslexia, having the right learning environment as early as possible is very important. To save you time, we made a […]

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Episode 11: Dr Lutza Ireland

Ask A Speechy Episode 11 Click here to learn more about Ask A Speechy A reference discussed in this episode: Correlation with stress and academic performance (Link) Dr Lutza Ireland Lutza is a psychologist, designer and author of the multi-award-winning “Stress and Anxiety during COVID” graphic field guide.  She uses design thinking and co-design methods to […]

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List of Free Audiobooks For Kids (with Download Links!)

Is there a better way to expose your children to magical creatures, unbelievable stories, and whimsical universes that also teach them core life values than books? It might seem too good to be true, but there is something even better. A free audiobook for kids is a beautiful way to keep them reading when they’re […]

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9 Effective Reading Strategies for Struggling Readers

Does your child struggle with reading comprehension?  As a parent, you want your child to thrive. Their education is important, and you’ll do anything that it takes to help make them successful. But what happens when your child is struggling to read at an appropriate grade level? There are several things that you can do […]

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Episode 10: Carol Blumenstein

Ask A Speechy Episode 10 Click here to learn more about Ask A Speechy Carol Blumenstein Carol Stein Blumenstein struggled to learn to read in school. An undiagnosed Dyslexic, Carol was labelled stupid by her teachers. With her mother’s guidance, Carol went on to study computer coding at 13 years old and, at age 16, was […]

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Episode 9: Lauren Crystal

Ask A Speechy Episode 9 Click here to learn more about Ask A Speechy Lauren Crystal Lauren Crystal, Dyslexic & Dyspraxic, is the Managing Director of award-winning agency Your Creative and co-founder of project productivity tool Hassl. Lauren was named the 2019 Telstra Business Women’s Victorian Emerging Leader of the Year and her business was named […]

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How to Teach a Child With Dyslexia: 5 Essential Things Every Teacher Must Know

Approximately one out of every ten people in Australia are dyslexic. Teachers are likely to have 1-3 children with Dyslexia in every class. Dyslexia is an invisible disability, a lifelong neurological problem that has no negative impact on the child’s intelligence. Many people with Dyslexia are gifted. Knowing how to teach a child with Dyslexia is essential […]

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Episode 8: Dean Bragonier

Ask A Speechy Episode 8 Click here to learn more about Ask A Speechy Dean Bragnonier Dean Bragonier is the Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAbility Inc, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students with dyslexia identify their unique strengths and build self-esteem. Shaped by the challenges associated with his dyslexia and after struggling through the […]

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Episode 7: Cigdem Knebel

Ask A Speechy Episode 7 Click here to learn more about Ask A Speechy Cigdem Knebel When Cigdem struggled to find high-interest/low-level decodable chapter books a dyslexic child could painlessly read, she began to write one herself for her 7-year-old son.  Cigdem is the founder of Simple Words Books, which are high-interest /low-level decodable children’s […]