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 Learning doesn't take a Summer Break!
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This month’s newsletter is loaded with tips and links to exciting games & information you’ll want to see!  Summer break is a great time to change things up a bit. Learning never ends (no matter how young or old you are) but is a way of life and should be enjoyed.  So, grab your computer, tablet or smart phone and start your adventure here!

Exclusive Insights

Becky Ansley - mother of former Discovery Student
 

Becky Ansley is our wonderful office manager and my dear friend! We met because of the learning struggles of her youngest daughter, and she was so affected by the changes in her daughter that she has dedicated her considerable talents to Discovery Therapies for many years now. She is a marvelous example of how not just learning challenges, but also learning victories affect the whole family!

-Donna Weston, Executive Director
 

Our journey into the world of education was not always an easy one.  After I withdrew my first child from public school following her third year, I taught her and my next daughter starting from the beginning. Reading, math and all the rest seemed to progress well.  We all had fun and they were learning.

Just as I thought I had a handle on what I was doing, however, I got thrown a curve ball.  (continue...)



The International Dyslexia Association

IDA's site is filled with tons of valuable information about this reading disability.  It provides resources for parents and teachers as well an online bookstore. Check it out! 

Reading Rockets

Offers strategies, lessons, activities and ideas designed to help young children learn to read. Reading is strongly tied to academic success -- and it's never too early to start!

Apps for Struggling Readers
 
Apps for dyslexics and struggling readers from the University of Michigan:   "...an extensive and meticulously organized list of apps that may be helpful to individuals with dyslexia, parents of dyslexics, or the professionals who work with dyslexics (teachers, tutors, reading specialists, etc.)."

There's LOTS more info on reading on  our  website - check it out!


 
Helping a struggling reader takes time, consistency and patience.  Give them material that motivates them to read! As you practice the activities below, remember this Discovery Mantra: “Make it Fun! Keep it Short! Quit before either of you get frustrated or angry!” Learn more: Summer Reading Strategies for Children with Dyslexia

Parents are often the first to suspect their child has a reading problem. An expert alerts parents to some of the earliest indicators of a reading difficulty. Learn more: Early Warning Signs of a Reading Disability
 

 
RECOMMENDED READING

A Child’s Touchstone by Lorraine Donovan
 
"Dyslexia is not an intellectual disability. A perfect example is, you and I are talking, yet you cannot tell that I am dyslexic. Dyslexia is a learning-style difference. This means that dyslexics process information they receive (visually, auditory, tactically and kinesthetically), differently than those who are not dyslexic. If parents, teachers and pediatricians are unfamiliar or lack education on dyslexia, they often dismiss a learning disability and instead decide that the child is “not living up to their potential” or “lacking in motivation”, (none of which is true)."

 
"At the beginning of the school year, my granddaughter could not write the alphabet or read any words.

During the teacher meeting toward the of the year, the teacher was exclaiming about how much better she is doing in school.

I said, 'That's not (because of) you; you had three years already. That's because of Discovery!'"

 
-- Grandmother of dyslexic Discovery student, 3rd Grade
 
At Discovery Therapies,
we work hard to prepare your student for a lifetime of learning!


 
Game of the Month
 
Chunks! Great hands-on reading and spelling tools for developing fluency!

The possibilities are endless with 70 yellow onsets (consonants blends and digraphs) and 70 green rimes (rhyming sounds) that students will love mixing and matching!


Grades 1-4.
 

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Events

June 1-August 14: The Richland Library Summer Reading Challenge: Earn prizes by reading books and attending library events!
 



Father's Day is coming -- Sunday June 19th! 
 

Did you know that you can support Discovery Therapies just by using our link to shop on Amazon?

Simply bookmark & use 
this link to do all your shopping on Smile.Amazon.com, and Amazon will donate to Discovery at no extra cost to you.

Get started now with great Father's Day gift ideas!

 
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Make Dad Smile on Father's Day

Please help us welcome Discovery Therapies’ new

 
Program Coordinator, Kristi Wilson

As an NILD professionally certified educational therapist, Kristi has been working with students at DTI for over five years. She holds a M.Ed in Learning Disabilities, is a certified special education teacher, and has over 12 years of education experience in public and private schools. 

Kristi homeschooled her own children, two of whom were struggling learners, and one a former DTI student. Over the years Kristi has worked with students with autism, intellectual disabilities, and learning disabilities. She lives in Lexington with her husband Rich. They have three children, one grandchild and enjoy participating in mission trips in the summer with their church family.



Did you know?

Discovery Therapies, Inc is member of the National Institute for Learning Development! An international network of licensed educational therapists, NILD is recognized by the International Dyslexia Association.
 


Discovery Therapies, Inc. is a family of educational therapists with a passion for reaching children with learning differences. Together, we have over 147 years of experience in the field of education. Together, we have a passion for unlocking the minds of struggling learners. Together, we are Discovery!

 

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Donna Weston, Executive Director

E-mail: donna.w@dtiusa.org


Becky Ansley, Office Manager

E-mail: becky.a@dtiusa.org