Tag: dyslexia

Where and How Children Learn: My Experience with Discovering an Optimal Learning Experience

12/15/2022 | By More
Where and How Children Learn: My Experience with Discovering an Optimal Learning Experience

Where: The Inner Universe of a Student With Divergent Learning  It was not too long ago, when my bright, creative third grader began to dread going to school, meeting each weekday morning with resistance, which at times was fierce. The human need to belong to a group is rooted in survival. School age children feel […]

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Six facts about dyslexia

11/17/2022 | By More
<strong>Six facts about dyslexia</strong>

1 in 5 people is affected by dyslexia According to the International Federation of Dyslexia and Dyscalculia Associations, 1 in 5 people are affected by dyslexia. This is a learning difference that affects an individual’s ability to read and spell words. Dyslexia affects more males than females You may have heard that dyslexia affects more […]

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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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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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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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An Able Workforce: Attracting Differently-Abled People During the Recruitment Process

06/30/2022 | By More
An Able Workforce: Attracting Differently-Abled People During the Recruitment Process

Written by Elijah Dawson The recent shift towards remote working has made it possible to see how differently-abled people, including those with dyslexia, can integrate into the workforce with ease. Inclusivity is beneficial to both workers and business owners. With the right solutions and accommodations in place, talented prospective employees will feel confident and safe […]

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Running Your Own Business: 5 Tips for Parents With Dyslexia

06/30/2022 | By More
Running Your Own Business: 5 Tips for Parents With Dyslexia

Written by Justin Bennett If you’re a parent with dyslexia, you might find it difficult to work at a traditional 9-to-5 office job. Not only does this leave you with less time to spend with your child, your supervisors may not understand your needs, leaving you to struggle with lots of tasks. To figure out […]

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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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