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A message from Tomos Roberts, Author of "The Horse Lord" and "Rose’s Story"

A message from Tomos Roberts, Author of “The Horse Lord” and “Rose’s Story”

I was diagnosed with dyslexia, aged 7. It was my mother who noticed it to start off as I had been able to get past my lack of reading by memorising books from people reading them to me. The big issue at this time was reading which I found incredibly hard and that meant my […]

08/28/2015 More
How to Inspire Students to Write By Linda Davis-Kyle

How to Inspire Students to Write By Linda Davis-Kyle

HOW TO INSPIRE STUDENTS TO WRITE By Linda Davis-Kyle As a youth, Lisa Shontea Nichols (b.d. May 18, 1966) endured from her speech teacher the words, “Miss Nichols, you should never speak in public” and from her composition teacher, “Miss Nichols, you’re the weakest writer I ever met in my entire life.” 1 Rising above […]

07/02/2015 More
Harvard Graduate School of Education is seeking middle school students for study

Harvard Graduate School of Education is seeking middle school students for study

Dear parent(s)/guardian(s), My name is Courtney Pollack and I’m a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. I am currently seeking middle school students who live in the Boston area to participate in a study on arithmetic and the brain. If your child struggles in both math and reading, he or she may […]

06/29/2015 More
TextProject, reading, reading comprehension, free, parents, teachers, tutors, dyslexia

TextProject – Free reading texts for teachers, students, tutors, and parents

TextProject is a website with high-quality student texts and teacher guides that are all available for free download. Text for students, vocabulary lessons and lists, professional development modules and videos – TextProject provides a world of open-access resources for teachers, teacher educators, parents, tutors, and students. Some examples of the resources you’ll find: BeginningReads™ TextProject’s […]

05/18/2015 More
Dinosaur, perception training, children, freebie, no prep printable, parents, school, teacher, dyslexia, dyscalculia, AFS-method

Dinosaur perception training

Kids + dinosaurs = fun! Enjoy our new free no prep printables with dinosaurs. Kids will have fun and train visual and spatial perception, patterning and counting till 5. Visual and spatial perception: Patterning: Counting till 5: Download: Dinosaur perception training You want even more dinosaurs? Check out this free online game: Dinosaur – Find […]

05/11/2015 More
What is dyslexia, dyslexia, reading, writing, brain, creativity

What is dyslexia?

Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn’t always the same. This difficulty in processing language exists along a spectrum — one that doesn’t necessarily fit with labels like “normal” and “defective.” Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain function and to celebrate the neurodiversity of […]

03/11/2015 More
Overcoming the Shame of My Learning Disability

Overcoming the Shame of My Learning Disability

By Leana Greene CEO of KidsInTheHouse.com I think I was 6 years old when I realized I was different. I tried harder than anyone else to please, but I could not spell words or learn how to put letters together to read. How do you not to feel stupid when everyone else is learning something […]

03/07/2015 More
EasyReading™: A Dyslexia-Dedicated Font with a "Design for All"

EasyReading™: A Dyslexia-Dedicated Font with a “Design for All”

Dyslexia-dedicated fonts usually feature an extreme design, which renders them “exclusive”, making reading harder for all other readers. The EasyReading™ font has been created through the “Design for All” technology, whereby diversity is not considered an obstacle, rather an asset improving word comprehension for all readers. This feature renders EasyReading™ an effective offsetting tool for […]

02/18/2015 More
CBeebies Star Launches New App To Help Children Learn to Read: Moftail and the Colour Thief

CBeebies Star Launches New App To Help Children Learn to Read: Moftail and the Colour Thief

Cbeebies Joseph Elliott – who plays Cook in the Bafta-nominated show Swashbuckle – has written a children’s story designed to help children who are learning to read. The app is a joint venture between Joseph and his brother, Tom Elliott, who is a software engineer at Facebook. Moftail and the Colour Thief tells the tale […]

02/15/2015 More
FREE Copies of "Renvyle Revisited, an Irish Odyssey" by Chris Stanton

FREE Copies of “Renvyle Revisited, an Irish Odyssey” by Chris Stanton

Our thanks goes out to dyslexic author Chris Stanton, who is giving out 10 FREE copies of his book “Renvyle Revisited, an Irish Odyssey” to download as an Apple Audiobook. E-Mail us at office@american-dyslexia-association.com and claim your FREE copy by February 28th, 2015! Audiobook Description: Your narrator for the adventure is me an American, the […]

02/04/2015 More