Researching and Recognizing Strengths in Dyslexics

A recent Scientific American article discusses some areas in which people with dyslexia excel, compared to the general population. One finding: dyslexics can recognize impossible figures, like M.C. Escher’s “waterfall”, faster than people who learn to read “normally”. In addition, I was surprised to learn that when people learned to read, they lost some visual abilities. Some […]

Tixlers Products for Homeschoolers

Tixlers Letters’ products are effective and efficient tools for teaching reading and writing, based on Montessori and Orton-Gillingham principles. Our products are used by teachers and tutors across the US and Canada, and they are a good fit for homeschooling. The multisensory cards help you teach your children systematically and sequentially – phonetics, manuscript and […]

Tixlers products also for sale at

Our website doesn’t yet include credit-card processing for making orders. For your convenience in using a credit card, we have listed our products on Amazon. Follow that link, or else search for “Tixlers Letters” under office products. [PS: If you use this site, please create the order, select the pay by check option, and then […]

LDA 2014 Conference, Day 1b

On Wednesday, I attended Donna Knoell‘s session: “Helping students with learning disabilities understand mathematics concepts and solve problems.” She suggested lots of different strategies to use in this difficult area. With all of her suggestions, she kept the basic goals in mind – teach the students to make sense of the problems and to persevere […]

LDA 2014 Conference, Day 1a

I’m at the 51st conference of the Learning Disabilities Association. I have booth duty for Tixlers Letters, but I’ve been able to attend the keynote talks, and also a few sessions. Yesterday was day 1, and Catherine Collier, of Cross-Cultural Developmental Education Services, gave the keynote. She talked about some of the challenges of educating […]

Sale on textured phonics decks

The textured phonics decks are now on sale for $55 – about 15% off. This sale is good through the end of February. You can buy them on this site – using the pay-by-check option, or you can buy them on Amazon – search for the Tixlers products.

Effective and Efficient Tools

The site banner proclaims “effective and efficient tools”. We believe the tools we sell are both – as they need to be. Teachers and tutors for public and private schools, as well as home schoolers, must have effective tools to help them teach. The tools we sell use time-honored techniques, such as textured letters for […]

InitialHomePage – re-imag[in]ed!

This is using WordPress under the hood. The first version was created with Dreamweaver in Adobe Creative Suite. This is a great improvement, in my opinion. [For those of you who read this, remember the old site, and disagree, I’d be interested in your reasoning – please leave a comment.] Basically, I mouse, click, […]