Lori Benson Adams, MEd, is an educational intervention specialist and owner of Breakthrough Learning Solutions in Atlanta, Georgia. She has over 35 years of experience with students who experience sensory, learning, behavioral, and executive function challenges. Lori presents nationally to audiences of parents, therapists, and educators. She is known for her immediately practical information and wealth of knowledge and resources.
Lori Benson Adams answers our questions about what dyslexia looks like, how it manifests, and what sets it apart from other reading disorders. She shares how raising a child with dyslexia and dyspraxia ignited her passion for special needs and unpacks what causes the neurodevelopmental condition and the breakdown in phonemic awareness that results in dyslexia.
We talk about the methods that work best for dyslexia support, which draw heavily on the visual, and we unpack the foundation necessary to process information. Lori developed a multi-modal program to support her son with dyslexia, and we learn more about the relationship between auditory processing and dyslexia.
Understanding that your path doesn’t need to look like anyone else’s is a powerful foundation on which to build the confidence. It’s hard work, but it’s good! Lori elaborates on what this means during today’s conversation and reminds us that those with dyslexia often have an intellect that far surpasses their reading ability.
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The Listening Program from Advanced Brain Technologies