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New Dyslexia Extension for Google Chrome to make the web easier

New Dyslexia Extension for Google Chrome to make the web easier

A new browser extension has been launched which adds a number of features to your web browser to make it easier if you have dyslexia. It takes less than 30 seconds to install and then you can customize the features you would like in the extension, it offers: * Ability to read paragraphs to you […]

06/02/2016 More
How Common Are Learning Disabilities in Children?

How Common Are Learning Disabilities in Children?

A learning disability is a lifelong neurological condition that affects the way a person receives and processes information in their brain. In addition to making it tougher to succeed in the classroom, having a learning disability can also affect your social life. There are more than 4.6 million Americans that have a learning disability, and […]

05/17/2016 More
Approaches to Dyslexia Training

Approaches to Dyslexia Training

The phenomenon of dyslexia is often referred to as a “learning disability”. However, these exceptional individuals just have different sensory perceptions due to genetic dispositions (Galaburda, LoTurco, Ramus, Fitch, & Rosen, 2006). Their different sensory perceptions cause them to view and experience our world differently, what can lead to significant accomplishments in arts, sports, and science – just not in reading and writing. Many researchers of different disciplines have dealt with this topic, mainly on how to address the reading and spelling issues that dyslexics have and how to render assistance. The approaches to research in dyslexia are as diverse as the various methods of training. What is needed is a comprehensive approach to dyslexia training that addresses all elements that cause the affected individuals’ problems to deliver faster and longer-lasting improvements.

04/07/2016 More
New App: The Sounding Out Machine

New App: The Sounding Out Machine

I remember sitting with a student some years ago, a student who has dyslexia. I was coaching her in using her index card to figure out a difficult word. She grew increasingly frustrated, and finally told me, “Mr. Cort, I’m trying to use my card, but when I look at the page it just looks […]

01/26/2016 More
Wisconsin Institute for Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia endorses special paperback edition of The Hypnotist

Wisconsin Institute for Learning Disabilities/Dyslexia endorses special paperback edition of The Hypnotist

“As a dyslexic, the typeface used in the special paperback edition of this book [OpenDyslexicAlta] assisted me with the tracking issues I have and made this a much more positive reading experience. The Hypnotist is a ‘must read,’ dyslexic or not.” Ervin Carpenter, Executive Director of WILDD When Tom Lassiter hypnotized his friend Amanda Wilcox, […]

01/21/2016 More
New app "Echo Word" reads text back to you

New app “Echo Word” reads text back to you

Echo Word was made by someone with dyslexia to help with day to day life, and would like to help all dyslexic and non dyslexic alike, in a world with words. Hello, my name is Paul and I struggled with dyslexia for years, so I made this app for myself, but had friends tell me […]

01/20/2016 More
British singer/songwriter Jonathan Taylor wins Akademia Music Award for 9/11 memorial song

British singer/songwriter Jonathan Taylor wins Akademia Music Award for 9/11 memorial song

Jonathan Taylor, known as ‘Odd Jonathan’ due to his profound dyslexia and learning difficulties has been awarded the prestigious ‘Best Folk Song December 2015’ by top record industry executives of the Akademia Awards, Los Angeles, with the comment that judges considered it to be: “Odd Jonathan, despite the name, offers one of the most lucid […]

12/16/2015 More
Get your FREE Special Edition of “The Hypnotist” by Alyssa Devine Released for Readers with Dyslexia

Get your FREE Special Edition of “The Hypnotist” by Alyssa Devine Released for Readers with Dyslexia

Theodore Jerome Cohen (aka ‘Alyssa Devine’) is giving away a FREE hardcopy of his book “The Hypnotist” in the special edition for readers with dyslexia to one lucky reader of ADA’s blog. You can find out more about the book here: Special Edition of “The Hypnotist” by Alyssa Devine Released for Readers with Dyslexia If […]

12/05/2015 More
Christmas calender, christmas, dyslexia, dyscalculia, worksheets, free worksheets

Christmas calender 2015

Soon it is Christmas again. The scent of cookies and pine boughs fills the houses. Children are getting excited and wondering what Santa will bring. To shorten the waiting time, we created a christmas calendar. Every day you can download a worksheet that trains visual and spatial perception. Waiting for Christmas has never been easier! […]

11/29/2015 More
My story and that of many mothers by SANDHYA P.R. B.A., LL.B., M.B.A., DIRECTOR, TRAVANCORE NATIONAL SCHOOL

My story and that of many mothers by SANDHYA P.R. B.A., LL.B., M.B.A., DIRECTOR, TRAVANCORE NATIONAL SCHOOL

This is the account of a lonely and tiring journey that I set myself on some years ago for my son Tejas, and for other similar children and their hapless mothers. Tejas was diagnosed as dyslexic some years ago. Even before that shocking diagnosis came and shattered our lives; his every day in school was […]

11/10/2015 More