How schools fail dyslectic children

Dyslexia: News from the web:

The link for today goes to a radio program about how poor schools across the country deal with Learning Disabilities, a quote:

across the country, public schools are denying children proper treatment and often failing to identify them with dyslexia in the first place.

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The battle for early diagnosis of Dyslexia

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Most schools in Massachusetts don’t screen for dyslexia, even though experts say diagnosing the learning disability early is the key to successful interventions.

Instead, many districts wait until a child shows obvious signs of trouble reading or writing. Some advocates say by then, it’s too late.

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Dyslexia in the public school system

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This mother doesn’t believe public schools are doing everything they can to educate students with dyslexia. For example, she said, schools measure a child’s growth from year to year, but they’re not comparing that growth with that of an average student to ensure they’re closing the gap.

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Dyslexia caused by bad teaching?

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Well, one Dutch professor thinks so.

Here is a quote:

‘They just don’t practice enough,’ she told the paper, advocating daily dictation lessons. ‘Children need to have the rules of spelling firmly in their heads. For example, that a g sound before a t is almost always a ‘ch’ and not a ‘g’.”

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A new fast way to diagnose dyslexia

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Undergrads are assessing how lab rats negotiate a maze, which is similar to a virtual maze that children will navigate with a joystick on a computer screen. Testing these mice is a forerunner to testing the children for dyslexia, and the specific test that Dr. Gabel has constructed is a groundbreaking one, to be sure.

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Dyslexia: News from the web:

Dyslexia is a ‘hidden disability’ that is experienced by up to one in 10 of the UK working population. It is a complex condition affecting reading, writing, verbal memory and processing but it is often misunderstood as simply being about ‘poor spelling’.

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How dare we NOT to screen for dyslexia

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The kind of comments from school districts like in the link for today make me so sad. How can we with a straight face deny dyslexia screening?

Read the horrible comment:

From a budget standpoint, board member Davis said it would not be feasible to screen every student specifically for dyslexia.

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