This is why you get dyslexia

Dyslexia: News from the web:

In today’s link a strongly worded opinion about how the school curriculum causes dyslexia. Here is a piece of it but you need to read the whole article to understand the points the writer is making:

It was Dr. Samuel Orton, a neurophysiologist, who was the first to discover that the sight method caused reading problems. In the 1920s he had examined many children in Iowa with reading problems and had concluded that their difficulties were being caused by the look-say, sight method of teaching reading. He was so concerned that he wrote an article for the Journal of Educational Psychology with the blunt title, “The Sight Reading Method of Teaching Reading as a Source of Reading Disability.” It was published in the February 1929 issue. He wrote:

I wish to emphasize at the beginning that the strictures which I have to offer here do not apply to the use of the sight method of teaching reading as a whole but only to its effects on a restricted group of children for whom, as I think we can show, this technique is not only not adapted but often proves an actual obstacle to reading progress, and moreover I believe that this group is one of considerable size and because here faulty teaching methods may not only prevent the acquisition of academic education by children of average capacity but may also give rise to far reaching damage to their emotional life.

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Dyslexia and the cane

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Today a personal story from a leader of a company that produces educational toys and how he has struggled through his childhood with parents and schools not understanding dyslexia.

Again a powerful reminder to stay alert and be aware of this learning disability. Make sure your child gets tested!

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Dyslectic kids are amazing

Dyslexia: News from the web:

The kids with dyslexia are known for their intuitive nature, their creativity and other skills that come more difficult to the non-dyslectic population. In our link today the story from a 12 year old kid with dyslexia who wins a game design contest.

ALEX, whose surname was not released, impressed judges in the CBBC contest with his idea Escargot Escape Artistes, in which players control snails and must avoid being eaten.

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Virtual online dyslexia conference for parents

Dyslexia: News from the web:

The event will be held on December 5, 2014, with a registration fee of $89 prior to November 23. A discount fee of $59 is available for Learning Ally members.

For more information or to register for the conference, visithttp://www.LearningAlly.org/dyslexiaconference.

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