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How a pink hair challenge aided dyslexic girl’s reading

29 August 2018 US & Canada  from https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-us-canada-45229580 When 11-year-old Samyra from Ohio, US was diagnosed with dyslexia, she lost her motivation to read. "She felt very bad about herself," her mum Kris explained. "She was almost embarrassed. She thought there was something wrong with her." So when Samyra told summer camp counsellor Oliver about her diagnosis,… Continue reading How a pink hair challenge aided dyslexic girl’s reading

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Rethinking How Students With Dyslexia Are Taught To Read

By Emily Hanford Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, affecting tens of millions of people in the United States. But getting help for children who have it in public school can be a nightmare. "They wouldn't acknowledge that he had a problem," says Christine Beattie about her son Neil. "They wouldn't say the word 'dyslexia.'… Continue reading Rethinking How Students With Dyslexia Are Taught To Read

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4 Ways to Create a Learner-Centered Classroom

Posted on August 25, 2018by Katie Martin https://katielmartin.com/2018/08/25/4-ways-to-create-a-learner-centered-classroom/ Many classroom management gurus advocate that procedures and policies are the keys to classroom success. Others might tell you rules and expectations or the syllabus are a must in the first days of the school.  Now I am not going to argue that these things aren’t important, they are! But… Continue reading 4 Ways to Create a Learner-Centered Classroom

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Children With Dyslexia Are The Canaries in the Coal Mine

by Emily Hanford‏ ,Senior Producer/Education Correspondent, American Public Media. Children w/ dyslexia are the canaries in the coal mine. They need more and better help, but the elephant in the room is that too many schools don't really understand how kids learn to read, and what that means about how they should be taught. Listen on… Continue reading Children With Dyslexia Are The Canaries in the Coal Mine

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How do I communicate a learning difference to my child and our family?

by Kristy Horner on May 11, 2018  in Everyday Homeschooling, Teaching Tips Meet your HSLDA Special Needs Consultant: Kristy Horner is a homeschooling mama to her twins, Griffin and Gabriella. She lives in West Virginia and enjoys reading, participating in her local homeschool co-op, history, field trips, writing, and spending time with her family—including Jack, their King Charles Cavalier. Q: How can… Continue reading How do I communicate a learning difference to my child and our family?

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New Sunderland project to support people with dyslexia

By: SUE KIRBY Email A new scheme has been launched in Sunderland to help dyslexic people with technology. Sunderland Libraries Service has joined forces with a voluntary group, Social Inclusion and Dyslexia Project (SID), to help dyslexic people who are socially excluded get better access to information and technology. Colin Fishwick at the launch of… Continue reading New Sunderland project to support people with dyslexia

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Gavin Newsom knows what it is like to struggle with reading

By Louis Freedberg, EdSource from http://dyslexia.yale.edu   Reprinted with permission of Louis Freedberg: If Gavin Newsom is elected governor of California in November, he would likely be the first one to have trouble with reading or at least be the first willing to admit publicly that he does. For years, Newsom has been very open about… Continue reading Gavin Newsom knows what it is like to struggle with reading

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4 Ways to Identify and Support Students with Dyslexia

By Matthew Lynch on August 10, 2018 4:51 PM |   « 3 Best Practices for Giving Teachers Ownership of Their Professional Development | Main 4 Ways to Identify and Support Students with Dyslexia By Matthew Lynch on August 10, 2018 4:51 PM | No comments By Shantell Thaxton Berrett California is home to about five million K-12 students. According to the most recent studies, an… Continue reading 4 Ways to Identify and Support Students with Dyslexia