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Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia — Words-and-me

26th March 2021 People often ask me “Why do they give the most complicated of words to describe conditions where people struggle with words?” As with any complexities of the English Language it all seems to be a consequence of the rich history of our language. The many differing people who have been in power […]Dyslexia,… Continue reading Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia — Words-and-me

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Senate leaders make push to change the way reading is taught

Alex Granados and Rupen R. FofariaMarch 31, 2021 https://www.ednc.org/2021-03-30-senate-leaders-make-push-to-change-the-way-reading-is-taught/?fbclid=IwAR2fRncqH6AqVeirVl55ZDLZSCItSqiKSDkKBFaAaKvpPxkthE9MnMzZjho Update 4:54 p.m., March 31, 2021: The bill passed the Senate 48-0. It goes now to the House. Senate leaders introduced a bill on Monday that would amend Read to Achieve, requiring the training of pre-K and elementary school teachers in the science of reading and directing the State Board of Education to develop… Continue reading Senate leaders make push to change the way reading is taught

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Dyslexia doesn’t impede Yale students; they see it as an asset

By Brita Bellinovember 3, 2020 from https://news.yale.edu/2020/11/03/dyslexia-doesnt-impede-yale-students-they-see-it-asset (© stock.adobe.com) Many parents of dyslexic children worry about their kids’ chances of success after high school, including whether they’ll be able to shoulder a college workload, Yale researchers say. Yet there has been little research into the experiences of these students at selective four-year colleges. A new… Continue reading Dyslexia doesn’t impede Yale students; they see it as an asset

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Trauma and Reading

from https://www.corelearn.com/trauma-and-reading/ By Dr. Steven Dykstra, reprinted with permission Don Meichenbaum, one of the world’s leading experts on trauma and violence, and one of the most influential mental health professionals of the last century, said one thing is more important to traumatized children than anything else. More important than therapy, more important than social programs,… Continue reading Trauma and Reading

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How Decoding Dyslexia Can Help Decode the Mind

Most people think it’s only a reading disorder—but it’s also a speech processing disorder By Iris Berent on September 27, 2020 from https://preview.tinyurl.com/yyw92xp3 During this school year, thousands of children will begin reading. Despite their best efforts, however, up to a tenth of them will struggle. If we were aware of the early warning signs, we could help… Continue reading How Decoding Dyslexia Can Help Decode the Mind

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Are Sight Words Detrimental for Beginner Readers?

from https://highfiveliteracy.com/2016/10/31/are-sight-words-detrimental-for-beginner-readers/ Although English is a phonetic language, there are still schools of thought that want children to memorize a certain number of words by the time they finish kindergarten.  Some people would argue and say that it couldn’t hurt, or it is part of a “Balanced Literacy” program.  But I would say it is… Continue reading Are Sight Words Detrimental for Beginner Readers?

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What the Words Say

Many kids struggle with reading – and children of color are far less likely to get the help they need Illustration by Rachel Sender for APM Reports August 6, 2020 | by Emily Hanford from https://www.apmreports.org/episode/2020/08/06/what-the-words-say A false assumption about what it takes to be a skilled reader has created deep inequalities among U.S. children, putting… Continue reading What the Words Say

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Finding upends theory about the cerebellum’s role in reading and dyslexia

Download October 9, 2019 Source: Georgetown University Medical CenterSummary: New brain imaging research debunks a controversial theory about dyslexia that can impact how it is sometimes treated. The cerebellum, a brain structure traditionally considered to be involved in motor function, has been implicated in the reading disability, developmental dyslexia, however, this 'cerebellar deficit hypothesis' has… Continue reading Finding upends theory about the cerebellum’s role in reading and dyslexia

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Why Dyslexia Is More Than a Reading Disorder

BY ALICE PARK  DECEMBER 21, 2016 2:21 PM EST People with dyslexia have difficulty reading letters and words; it’s a learning disability that has nothing to do with their intelligence. Until recently, researchers assumed the challenge could be traced to language difficulties, including problems processing printed words, and they focused their attention on the language parts of the… Continue reading Why Dyslexia Is More Than a Reading Disorder

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Variability in natural speech is challenging for the dyslexic brain

June 25, 2020 Source:University of Helsinki Summary:A new study brings neural-level evidence that the continuous variation in natural speech makes the discrimination of phonemes challenging for adults suffering from developmental reading-deficit dyslexia. A new study brings neural-level evidence that the continuous variation in natural speech makes the discrimination of phonemes challenging for adults suffering from… Continue reading Variability in natural speech is challenging for the dyslexic brain