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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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When the “Different” Learner Meets Cursive

05/07/2021 | By More
When the “Different” Learner Meets Cursive

by Kate Gladstone, author of READ CURSIVE FAST Most folks today don’t write in cursive. Some people never even pick up a pen or pencil. Writing in cursive has become rare — yet reading cursive remains an important life skill, whenever: family members still use cursive, or even send greeting cards that use cursive fonts: […]

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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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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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Opera Singer Keith Harris Discusses Life with Dyslexia in Online Event on March 4 2021

02/28/2021 | By More
Opera Singer Keith Harris Discusses Life with Dyslexia in Online Event on March 4 2021

Putney, VT— The Landmark College Center for Neurodiversity will host an online discussion with opera singer Keith Harris on Thursday, March 4 2021 at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.   Harris’s presentation, entitled “The Gift of Dyslexia,” combines music with a message of inspiration and hope that draws from his 2019 book, The Odds Against: Finding the […]

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Ellen Woodward and the Women Who Brought Literacy to Southern Families

01/23/2021 | By More
Ellen Woodward and the Women Who Brought Literacy to Southern Families

By: Laken Brooks In 1933, Ellen Woodward (1887-1971) came to Washington, D.C. She had recently begun working with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, but she held onto her primary passion: women’s poverty and unemployment. So when First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt hosted a White House Conference on the Emergency Needs of Women later that same year, Woodward did […]

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Scientists May Have Found the Real Cause of Dyslexia—And a Way to Treat It

01/14/2021 | By More
Scientists May Have Found the Real Cause of Dyslexia—And a Way to Treat It

Dyslexia is often described as trying to read letters as they jump around the page. Because of its connections to reading difficulties and trouble in school, the condition is often blamed on the brain. But according to a new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the so-called learning disability may actually start in the eyes. […]

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