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Iowa lawmakers consider plan to help students with dyslexia

from https://tinyurl.com/u9va88u DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Micah Ripperger sat at his kitchen table recently as his mom helped him sound out words in a book. “I want to know what this word is,” Christine Ripperger told her son. “You told me the sounds. Put them together.” Micah, a fourth-grader at Resurrection Elementary School in Dubuque,… Continue reading Iowa lawmakers consider plan to help students with dyslexia

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Accommodating Students With Dyslexia

These five easy-to-implement accommodations can make class less stressful and more manageable for students with dyslexia. By Jessica HammanApril 12, 2018 ©Shutterstock/Ursula Ferrara For many of us, reading is as automatic as breathing. But for the millions of students with dyslexia, reading is a difficult task that poses constant academic and emotional challenges. To simulate the… Continue reading Accommodating Students With Dyslexia

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Reading, Human Exceptionalism, and Dyslexia — Reflections

Only human beings read. The act of reading involves blending the sounds of letters to form words that symbolize ideas, objects, or entities (abstract or concrete). Interestingly, both religious and secular scientists in various disciplines today think that human exceptionalism—the idea that humans differ from animals in kind, not mere degree—is evidenced in part by… Continue reading Reading, Human Exceptionalism, and Dyslexia — Reflections