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Dyslexic kids in Canada deserve better

BY KEITH GRAY Special to The Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 8:00AM EDT Last updated Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017 8:00AM EDT Keith Gray is the founder and director of Dyslexia Canada Most kids don’t want summer to end. But 15 per cent of kids absolutely dread summer ending. Going back to school in September… Continue reading Dyslexic kids in Canada deserve better

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Understanding Dyslexia through the Eyes of Hank Zipzer

This article by  Jodi Pilgrim from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor tells about the new Texas literacy laws which mandate the continuing education requirements for educators who teach dyslexic students. Close to twenty percent of the US population display one or more symptoms of dyslexia (Washburn, Joshi, & Binks-Cantrell, 2011), and teachers must be equipped to… Continue reading Understanding Dyslexia through the Eyes of Hank Zipzer

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Cheri Rae: Myth About Dyslexia Being Replaced with State Legislation, Improved Awareness

By Cheri Rae | August 22, 2017 | 2:15 p.m. As the children in our community head back to school, it’s timely to share some very important information about dyslexia, a common condition that is widely misunderstood: Individuals with dyslexia number 1 in 5; dyslexia is a hereditary, neurological difference in the brain that causes difficulties in reading, writing… Continue reading Cheri Rae: Myth About Dyslexia Being Replaced with State Legislation, Improved Awareness

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Dyslexia, once the reading disability that shall not be named, comes into its own in California

by JANE MEREDITH ADAMS Jamie Bennetts created a spreadsheet of every child’s reading scores in the small Knightsen Elementary School District a few summers ago, identified the laggers and greeted them in the fall with state-adopted reading interventions. She was new to her job as a reading interventionist, a position she sought after the unnerving… Continue reading Dyslexia, once the reading disability that shall not be named, comes into its own in California

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Discussing sound literacy instruction, supporting teachers and defending public education

by  Russ Walsh   from http://russonreading.blogspot.com/2017/08/high-expectations-yes-but.html About the time that the No Child Left Behind legislation went into effect in 2002, then President George W. Bush famously decried the "soft-bigotry of low expectations" that was holding too many students back. President Bush had a point, if teachers and educational leaders did not expect high achievement from their… Continue reading Discussing sound literacy instruction, supporting teachers and defending public education

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Erin Brockovich shares her battle with dyslexia with children at The Hill School

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -By: Chelsea Donovan, General Assignment Reporter Erin Brockovich is an environmental advocate, author, a beauty pageant winner, and the woman who launched a world famous lawsuit after contaminants were found in drinking water in California, but did you know she is also dyslexic? She shared her battle with the disorder Friday with… Continue reading Erin Brockovich shares her battle with dyslexia with children at The Hill School

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S.C. third-grade retention law worries Lancaster County parent of dyslexic children

BY AMANDA HARRIS aharris@heraldonline.com AUGUST 12, 2017 6:25 PM LANCASTER COUNTY  Carmen McKoy, a Kershaw mother of five, is worried a state literacy law will spell trouble for children like hers. McKoy, who has children in Lancaster County schools, learned a few years ago that her two youngest have dyslexia, a learning disability. Starting this… Continue reading S.C. third-grade retention law worries Lancaster County parent of dyslexic children