Massachusetts law will add a dyslexia advocate to early education panel

By Katie Lannan / State House News Service from https://www.patriotledger.com/news/20181022/massachusetts-law-will-add-dyslexia-advocate-to-early-education-panel  Posted Oct 22, 2018 at 2:57 PMUpdated Oct 22, 2018 at 3:01 PM     BOSTON — State education officials will be tasked with issuing new guidelines for dyslexia screening in local schools under a new lawGov. Charlie Baker signed Friday afternoon. Based on bills originally filed by Sens. Barbara L’Italien of Andover and Bruce Tarr of Gloucester,… Continue reading Massachusetts law will add a dyslexia advocate to early education panel

Motivating Students With Dyslexia

Written by Matthew James Friday @thefridaystory from https://www.kurzweiledu.com/blog/2015/motivating-students-with-dyslexia.html Thinking About Motivation Thinking of my own brother who was so profoundly disengaged by his educational experiences; thinking of students I teach in my current class or past classes; thinking of students I have tutored outside of school settings; thinking of working with young adult teacher trainees with… Continue reading Motivating Students With Dyslexia

Dyslexia screening part of education bill

Children with dyslexia often aren't diagnosed early enough, so lawmakers are asked to step up screening and teacher awareness. Author: John Croman Published: 3:04 AM CDT May 13, 2019 Updated: 3:04 AM CDT May 13, 2019   ST PAUL, Minn. — Amanda Conlin has been there. Struggling to explain why she couldn't see words the way her classmates… Continue reading Dyslexia screening part of education bill

Assessing children as young as 4 years of age gives each child the opportunity to get on the path to reach their full reading potential

by Dr. Nadine Gaab, of Boston Children's Hospital    from https://www.bostonearlyliteracyscreener.com/ The Early Literacy Screening app, being developed by the Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator at Boston Children's Hospital, in partnership with Dr. Nadine Gaab, will be presented in a fun, interactive way to keep children engaged for the duration of the 20-minute screening. Once the screener… Continue reading Assessing children as young as 4 years of age gives each child the opportunity to get on the path to reach their full reading potential

Opinion: Finalist for BUSD superintendent job needs to prioritize an evidence-based approach to dyslexia

from  https://tinyurl.com/yyufdmq6 Both Brent Stephens and the Berkeley Unified School District favor an approach to learning that is not outlined in the California Dyslexia Guidelines. That must change. Given the past history of BUSD’s failure to serve its students with dyslexia, I was troubled by the recent news that Dr. Brent Stephens is the sole finalist… Continue reading Opinion: Finalist for BUSD superintendent job needs to prioritize an evidence-based approach to dyslexia

These 20-year-olds developed an app to help students with dyslexia learn better

by Sujata Sangwan  2nd May 2019 Dyslexia is the most common learning disability found today. At its core, it makes reading - perhaps the most important part of school education - difficult. This is why children with dyslexia often do not get high grades though this has nothing to do with their intelligence. Currently, there… Continue reading These 20-year-olds developed an app to help students with dyslexia learn better

Will Georgia’s new dyslexia mandate make a difference?

By Ty Tagami, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  from https://tinyurl.com/y6j34qf8 Gov. Brian Kemp’s signature on legislation that forces schools to get serious about a baffling reading problem could improve dismal literacy rates. The new law might also accomplish nothing, depending on how state officials, college professors and school teachers implement it. Some fear it could even cause harm. Senate… Continue reading Will Georgia’s new dyslexia mandate make a difference?