Why Dyslexia Is More Than a Reading Disorder

From http://tinyurl.com/yyxqmyvg By ALICE PARK  December 21, 2016 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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Hard Words: Why aren’t kids being taught to read?

September 10, 2018 | by Emily Hanford Scientific research has shown how children learn to read and how they should be taught. But many educators don't know the science and, in some cases, actively resist it. As a result, millions of kids are being set up to fail. It was 2015 and Jack Silva, the… Continue reading Hard Words: Why aren’t kids being taught to read?

Structured Literacy and Typical Literacy Practices: Understanding Differences to Create Instructional Opportunities

By Louise Spear-Swerling http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3568-9031 from: https://tinyurl.com/yb7mnose Have you heard of the term ‘structured literacy’ before? Do you know how it compares to typical literacy practice (TLP) or non-SL approaches when it comes to the teaching of reading? What practices commonly appear in your classrooms? Structured Literacy (SL) approaches are often recommended for students with dyslexia and… Continue reading Structured Literacy and Typical Literacy Practices: Understanding Differences to Create Instructional Opportunities

Newsom’s struggles with dyslexia prompt a ‘very personal’ quest to fund early screening

By GEORGE SKELTON JAN 21, 2019 | 12:05 AM | SACRAMENTO California Gov. Gavin Newsom presents his first state budget during a news conference on Jan. 10 in Sacramento. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press) Gov. Gavin Newsom’s lifelong struggle with dyslexia makes his proposal to screen little kids for developmental disorders a personal mission. California’s new governor wasn’t diagnosed… Continue reading Newsom’s struggles with dyslexia prompt a ‘very personal’ quest to fund early screening

Cognitive subtypes of dyslexia are characterized by distinct patterns of grey matter volume

by Katarzyna Jednoróg, Natalia Gawron, Artur Marchewka, Stefan Heim, andAnna Grabowska Brain Struct Funct. 2014; 219(5): 1697–1707. Published online 2013 Jun 18. doi: 10.1007/s00429-013-0595-6 Abstract The variety of different causal theories together with inconsistencies about the anatomical brain markers emphasize the heterogeneity of developmental dyslexia. Attempts were made to test on a behavioral level the existence of subtypes of dyslexia showing… Continue reading Cognitive subtypes of dyslexia are characterized by distinct patterns of grey matter volume

Henry Winkler turned his dyslexia into a children’s book series

Henry Winkler turned his dyslexia into a children’s book series By Derrick Bryson Taylor January 28, 2019 | 11:05am Henry WinklerGetty Images Henry Winkler doesn’t view his Golden Globes or Emmys as his most glorious achievements, but rather his long-running children’s book series “Here’s Hank.” Talking with NPR, the legendary actor, 73, who shot to fame in the… Continue reading Henry Winkler turned his dyslexia into a children’s book series

FSU researchers receive $3M to create national repository for data on learning disabilities

BY: DAVE HELLER | PUBLISHED: JANUARY 24, 2019 |  10:30 AM | Sara Hart, associate professor of psychology, will lead a project with FSU Libraries to build the nation's first-of-its-kind big-data repository at Florida State. The project is funded by a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The federal government will award nearly $3 million over five… Continue reading FSU researchers receive $3M to create national repository for data on learning disabilities