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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
ReadWorks, reading, reading comprehension, dyslexia, parents, children

ReadWorks: Free resources for reading comprehension

Can children learn reading comprehension? Of course, they can. Thanks to ReadWorks, this is not even expensive. In fact, it is completely for free. This non-profit site offers research-proven tools so that students can improve their academic achievement. ReadWorks provides research-based units, lessons, and authentic, leveled non-fiction and literary passages online, for free, to be […]

01/29/2015 More
Definition and Deflection and Dyslexia by Chris Stanton

Definition and Deflection and Dyslexia by Chris Stanton

What does being a dyslexic mean to someone learning he is one at age 42? Very little, and I am speaking with the exclusive authority of being me. What does it mean to a lad having so much trouble learning to read that a private school kicked him out, but then a public school teacher […]

01/22/2015 More
The Busy English Teacher’s Fun Activities & Exercises for Pre-Teens: Grammar Mind Maps, Fitness Games & More

The Busy English Teacher’s Fun Activities & Exercises for Pre-Teens: Grammar Mind Maps, Fitness Games & More

Until now most grammar books have offered perfect—but oftentimes negative— examples to illustrate the parts of speech, grammatical constructions, and also the mechanics of capitalization and punctuation or “word-traffic controls” as Davis-Kyle calls them. Educators, parents, and grandparents will find the supplemental text The Busy English Teacher’s Fun Activities & Exercises for Pre-Teens brimming with […]

01/19/2015 More
Math Shake: An Engaging, Playful App for Solving Word Problems

Math Shake: An Engaging, Playful App for Solving Word Problems

Math Shake is an engaging, playful app that helps students learn to effectively solve word problems. Math Shake contains thousands of unique questions which students turn into an equation by looking for key words and clues in the problem. Math Shake was created by elementary teachers with years of experience in helping students with dyslexia […]

01/10/2015 More
Visual Learning for Life: Worksheets and App addressing various Visual Perceptual Skills

Visual Learning for Life: Worksheets and App addressing various Visual Perceptual Skills

Visual Learning for Life provides parents, teachers and professionals with unique, professionally designed worksheets that help empower children who struggle with reading, spelling, handwriting, maths and comprehension due to weak visual perceptual skills. The extensive array of over 5000 worksheets have been devised to support children from 4 to 18 years. The worksheets are available […]

01/05/2015 More