My Introduction to Jewel Kats

Published on March 26th, 2018 / by Mary / Leave a Comment

This past week I was introduced to an amazing woman – children’s author and disability advocate – Jewel Kats. I went right to her website and discovered Prince Preemie: A Tale of a Tiny Puppy Who Arrives Early; Jenny and Her Dog Both Fight Cancer: A Tale of Chemotherapy and Caring; Miss Popular Steals the […]


Reading Requires a Full Set of Colors

Published on August 8th, 2017 / by Mary / Leave a Comment

      NOTE: The following is an article I wrote a few years ago following an evaluation feedback session for a second grade child with significant reading challenges. His teacher asked for an explanation of what dyslexia was. I use three examples of students I come across each year as a school psychologist working in elementary schools. […]


Number-One Myth about Dyslexia

Published on April 30th, 2017 / by Mary / Leave a Comment

Children See Letters Backward. This is the number-one myth about dyslexia. This myth had its illustrious start with American neurologist Samuel Orton in 1925. Orton’s views helped to perpetuate the longstanding belief that letter reversals are central to dyslexia, and this belief continues today. Two weeks ago I was stopped in the halls of one […]