Author Archive: Donna Taylor

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Lexie – The Easiest Way To Read

11/28/2022 | By More
Lexie – The Easiest Way To Read

By Maja Hmelina, SLP For the past 15 years, in my speech therapy career I’ve seen and felt the burden dyslexics experience from an early age and carry into their adulthood. To successfully work with them I had to find a specific and quite creative approach for each. Invest a lot of time and energy […]

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Youdao Dictionary Scanning Pen for Dyslexia

11/16/2022 | By More
Youdao Dictionary Scanning Pen for Dyslexia

Among the resources that help people with dyslexia, scanning pens can be of great help. These devices can turn scanned text into audio, making printed texts available to those with reading difficulties. One of the latest models of this assistive technology was released by Smart Youdao. Their Youdao Dictionary Pen 3 is a lightweight reading […]

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Spot the Differences

09/20/2022 | By More
Spot the Differences

Challenge your observation skills- search, find, and spot the 10 differences in the two pictures! Every day there is a new picture to spot. Spot the differences in each illustration, and mark them in the upper picture. No timers are used, so there’s no pressure. Each set of pictures has 10 things different about them: […]

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JCPal Announces Adaptive Keyboard Accessory for Dyslexic Students

09/14/2022 | By More
JCPal Announces Adaptive Keyboard Accessory for Dyslexic Students

Designed in collaboration with the Microsoft Devices Accessibility Team initially for the Surface Laptop Go and Surface Laptop SE devices, the VerSkin Inclusive Keyboard Protector is intended to make it easier for dyslexic students to navigate and familiarize themselves with the keyboard on their device.

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Assessing the Need for a Unique Reading App

09/13/2022 | By More
Assessing the Need for a Unique Reading App

Over a period of 8 years, I developed a reading intervention for struggling 2nd Graders.  It is well-established that if children are not reading fluently with comprehension by the end of 3rd grade, they have only a 20% chance of reading at grade level at the end of 9th grade, and that’s with intensive remediation. 

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America’s Embarrassing Reading Crisis: Working Towards a Solution

08/30/2022 | By More
America’s Embarrassing Reading Crisis: Working Towards a Solution

By Dr. Lisa Richardson Hassler More than 80 percent of students who fail to earn a high school diploma were struggling readers in third grade. How many of these children had dyslexia and went through the educational system without proper diagnosis or interventions to help?     We all want our children to learn and thrive. […]

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Three Ways to Help Teens with Dyslexia Prepare for Exams

07/13/2022 | By More
Three Ways to Help Teens with Dyslexia Prepare for Exams

by Hailey Thompson Exam period can be a stressful time for teens, parents and teachers alike. Everyone wants their child to do their best, whatever that looks like for them, and for older teens, there can be additional pressure around needing the results to get into higher education. But there can be even more stress […]

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A NYC Class’s “Backwards” Song About Letters

07/06/2022 | By More
A NYC Class’s “Backwards” Song About Letters

Erik Arnesen, a music teacher at a New York City public school (PS 18) in Park Terrace, Manhattan, remembered hearing how some children had difficulty decoding printed letters that looked alike when reversed. At the time, he only had a vague idea that dyslexia meant seeing letters and numbers jumbled, out of order, or turned […]

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Empowering and Creating Inclusive Workplaces Free Webinar Series: Exploring Dyslexia

07/01/2022 | By More
Empowering and Creating Inclusive Workplaces Free Webinar Series: Exploring Dyslexia

Dyslexia Webinar Summary Date/Time Wednesday, 27th July 2022 10AM BST | 7pm AEST | 5.00am ET Duration 1 hour Format Fireside chat with Leonie Cutts, Vanessa Victor, & Matija Squire Title Empowering and Creating Inclusive Workplaces Webinar Series:Exploring Dyslexia Webinar Description As part of a neurodiverse webinar series and global research study, we are excited […]

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Help inspire the Future of Work with F4S

07/01/2022 | By More
Help inspire the Future of Work with F4S

Fingerprint for Success (F4S) is a technology that helps you to understand and bring out the best in yourself and others at work. At F4S we have a vision to inspire the workplaces of the future where cognitive diversity is not only embraced, it is celebrated.We believe everyone deserves psychological safety at work, now and […]

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