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Why Dyslexia is a Gift

05/11/2022 | By More
Why Dyslexia is a Gift

by Karl Leeuw These are some of the dyslexic people in history: Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Michael Faraday, Stephen Hawking, Steve Jobs,Robin Williams, Henry Ford, Da Vinci, Newton, Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Picasso, John Lennon, Winston Churchill, Alexander Bell, Thomas Jefferson, John F Kennedy, Woodrow Wilson, George Washington, the Wright Brothers, Mohammed Ali and many […]

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When You Write p I See d

05/06/2022 | By More
When You Write p I See d

by Margaret DeMarchi Attention to the social and emotional well-being of children has come to the forefront of education in recent years with good reason. As a special education teacher for the first 25 years of my teaching career, one of the greatest challenges I faced each day was helping children with dyslexia to believe […]

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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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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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Finding Solutions to a Serious National Problem

04/09/2021 | By More
Finding Solutions to a Serious National Problem

 “Half of the incoming freshmen at our business schools are now being required to take a basic course in writing because they cannot write a presentable letter or report or proposal.” When David McCullough, twice Pulitzer Prize winner and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, learned of this situation, he called it “a serious […]

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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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