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Advent Calendar 2020

11/17/2020 | By More
Advent Calendar 2020

Soon it is Christmas again. The scent of (homemade) cookies and pine boughs fills the houses. Children are getting excited and are wondering what Santa will bring. To shorten the waiting time, we created an advent calendar. Every day a little Christmas quiz. HAVE FUN! The first door opens on the 1st of December

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The Ladybug Known as “Lil”

11/11/2020 | By More
The Ladybug Known as “Lil”

ADA has endorsed another award-winning rhyming story picture book by Robert Z. Hicks, “The Ladybug Known as Lil”.  The story has the flavor of  the wild west in the pumpkin patch.  Ant bursts in the door of the Pumpkin Club to warn the bugs that aphids are invading the garden, and on their way to […]

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Dyslexia and the Brain

11/11/2020 | By More
Dyslexia and the Brain

Researchers are continually conducting studies to learn more about the causes of dyslexia, early identification of dyslexia, and the most effective treatments for dyslexia. Developmental dyslexia is associated with difficulty in processing the orthography (the written form) and phonology (the sound structure) of language. As a way to understand the origin of these problems, neuroimaging studies have examined brain […]

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Humans are born with brains ‘prewired’ to see words: Study finds connections to language areas of the brain

11/03/2020 | By More
Humans are born with brains ‘prewired’ to see words: Study finds connections to language areas of the brain

Source:  Ohio State University Humans are born with a part of the brain that is prewired to be receptive to seeing words and letters, setting the stage at birth for people to learn how to read, a new study suggests. Analyzing brain scans of newborns, researchers found that this part of the brain — called […]

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Why Are Some Bilingual People Dyslexic in English but Not Their Other Language?

10/23/2020 | By More
Why Are Some Bilingual People Dyslexic in English but Not Their Other Language?

Featured Neuroscience October 9, 2020   Summary: The characteristics of language structure and writing system may explain why some bilingual people are dyslexic in English, but not in their other proficient language. Source: Brunel University In the English-speaking world, dyslexia is a learning disorder we’re all familiar with – if we don’t have it ourselves or have […]

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What Do We Mean When We Talk About STEM?

10/20/2020 | By More
What Do We Mean When We Talk About STEM?

WeAreTeachers STEM might win the award for the most talked about education buzzword of the last 10 years or so. It’s gotten to the point where, similar to the organic and low fat labels in the food industry, STEM could mean very little if you see it on toys or educational products. So how do we talk […]

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School-based Identification of Characteristics of Dyslexia: Parent Overview

10/13/2020 | By More
School-based Identification of Characteristics of Dyslexia: Parent Overview

By: Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia Learn how schools use screening and progress monitoring tools to identify dyslexia characteristics, and then implement reading interventions for students who need dyslexia-specific instruction. You’ll also find out about classroom accommodations and modifications that can help your child learn, as well as information about referrals for […]

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Why Ages 2-7 Matter So Much for Brain Development

09/01/2020 | By More
Why Ages 2-7 Matter So Much for Brain Development

Rich experiences—from play to the arts and relationships—fundamentally shape a young child’s development. By Rishi Sriram June 24, 2020 When Albert Einstein was a child, few people—if any—anticipated the remarkable contributions he would make to science. His language development was delayed, worrying his parents to the point of consulting a doctor. His sister once confessed that Einstein “had […]

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Password Research/Interview Dyslexics

08/29/2020 | By More
Password Research/Interview Dyslexics

The School of Design and Informatics in Scotland is carrying out a study on how dyslexics cope with the demands of using passwords.  If interested in being a part of this study, contact them by the email or website listed in the ad below.

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Show me the way – A Guide for Adults with Dyslexia

08/06/2020 | By More
Show me the way – A Guide for Adults with Dyslexia

How to help adults with writing, reading or calculating problems. This new brochure from the American Dyslexia Association shows the way for adult dyslexics. Essay by Dr. Astrid Kopp-Duller Open publication

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