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Learn to Cartoon – the fun way for creative Kids to build confidence

08/01/2021 | By More
Learn to Cartoon – the fun way for creative Kids to build confidence

Does your child love to doodle and draw? Do they learn best through pictures? Here’s a surprising way to nurture their creative skills and build their confidence – it’s called cartooning! Meet artist, Sarah Jane Vickery. She’s taken the skills she learned during her own struggles with dyslexia, to develop Cartoon Club – a program […]

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Reshoring Initiative Needs Creative Thinkers to Transform Advanced Manufacturing and the Future of Work

07/15/2021 | By More
Reshoring Initiative Needs Creative Thinkers to Transform Advanced Manufacturing and the Future of Work

The COVID-19 pandemic-induced lockdowns and related global recession of 2020 have created a highly uncertain outlook for the labor market. This phenomenon has accelerated both the arrival of the future of work and the reshoring of well-paying manufacturing jobs back to the United States. A world of new technology is fundamentally changing how people work. The World Economic […]

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8 Fun Exercises To Improve Speech And Vocabulary To Try At Home

06/14/2021 | By More
8 Fun Exercises To Improve Speech And Vocabulary To Try At Home

Written by Lily Brooks Anyone who has ever had a speech therapy session knows that it is an insightful and helpful experience. Speech therapists have spent years advising their patients about how to improve their speech, voice, and communication skills on an individual level. However, there are some techniques that can also be done at home […]

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The Dragon Defenders Are a Unique, Dyslexic-friendly Children’s Book Series

06/07/2021 | By More
The Dragon Defenders Are a Unique, Dyslexic-friendly Children’s Book Series

The Dragon Defenders series of five middle grade novels underwent its worldwiderelease on Amazon in February this year with an overhaul of its text to make itdyslexic-friendly.In New Zealand, where author James Russell resides, The Dragon Defenders seriesare something of a phenomenon, outselling many of the major children’s bookfranchises.Over 50,000 copies have been sold in […]

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OSU master’s student to graduate despite severe dyslexia, dysgraphia

06/01/2021 | By More
OSU master’s student to graduate despite severe dyslexia, dysgraphia

(STILLWATER, Oklahoma, May 7, 2021) — Camille Carey was told she shouldn’t go to college. Not that she couldn’t, but she shouldn’t. She was struggling to pass her high school exit exams because she couldn’t read them. She couldn’t write on them, either. Despite her severe dyslexia and dysgraphia, Carey eventually did pass those tests. She […]

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Temple Grandin shares 4 tips on how to deal with sensory overload in children with autism

04/30/2021 | By More
Temple Grandin shares 4 tips on how to deal with sensory overload in children with autism

Temple Grandin was nonverbal until the age of four. Today, she is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, and one of the leading authorities on livestock facility design, as well as an autism awareness advocate.  Temple Grandin shares 4 tips on how to deal with sensory overload. 1. Allow protective gear like […]

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Kids Can’t Wait: Strategies to Support Struggling Readers

04/19/2021 | By More
Kids Can’t Wait: Strategies to Support Struggling Readers

By Kyle Redford – YCDC Education Editor Strategies to Support Struggling Readers Which Don’t Require a Ph.D. in Neuropsychology I have a confession to make.  It involves a basic failure on my behalf.  What’s worse, my failure impacted students whom I care deeply about: students with dyslexia and other language-based learning challenges. It involved waiting […]

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Working Memory, the Predictor of Learning

04/04/2021 | By More
Working Memory, the Predictor of Learning

by Geoff Nixon | Dec 12, 2020 Working Memory Improves IQ and Attentiveness Most children are not getting the right kind of memory practice.  Long term memory is improved by tests – rote memorization, but it’s working memory that impacts IQ and learning capability, making it far more important Working memory is defined by the NIH as the retention of a […]

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The Benefits of Play in Cognitive Development

03/29/2021 | By More
The Benefits of Play in Cognitive Development

Editor’s note: While it may seem like a simple idea, play is fundamental to forming trust-based relationships. Play permeates the TBRI empowering, connecting, and correcting principles and as Dr. Purvis once said: “Play disarms fear, builds connectedness, and teaches social skills and competencies for life.” We’ve recently received a few questions about the benefits of […]

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Even Older Kids Should Have Time to Read in Class

03/21/2021 | By More
Even Older Kids Should Have Time to Read in Class

If the goal is to develop lifelong readers, students need time in class to practice—and learn to enjoy—reading. By Sarah Gonser  February 26, 2021 When Marilyn Pryle, a teacher in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, began scheduling silent reading time for her ninth- and 10th-grade students during the first 10 minutes of each class, it became “one […]

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