Dyslexia Superpower

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“One of my superpowers is that I am good at knowing how people feel,” he says. “Everyone always says that I am very friendly and kind and good at caring for people. That might be something I have learned from having to think differently because of my dyslexia.”

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Own your Dyslexia!

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Great personal story today in our link. Someone who has eventually in college decided to own dyslexia and now lives with it a lot easier. A quote:

Dyslexia doesn’t define me anymore. Many of my peers don’t know I have it because I don’t let it define who I am as a student or as a person.

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How schools fail dyslectic children

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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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Let’s call it by its proper name! Dyslexia

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Gov. Cuomo just signed into law a measure codifying federal protections permitting the words dyslexia, dysgraphia (which affects writing ability) and dyscalculia (affecting mathematical processing) to be used in determining eligibility for special education services and developing Individualized Education Plans, or IEPs. It will also require the state Education Department to develop a guidance memorandum for use by public schools in implementing these protections. Calling disorders by their proper names, which Confucius told us is “the beginning of wisdom,” will give clarity to what has been a muddled proposition in the past.

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Dyslexia as a gift

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Here is someone who owns his dyslexia:

“I find that dyslexia is a Gift not a burden. It just means we see the world differently than everyone else.

“This is why I chose Robin Williams for my Portrait to tell people my story, this man was a brilliant intelligent person that gave everyone entertainment.

“So people out there never be ashamed of being dyslexic. It’s a Gift.”

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Wow, Canada does not support dyslectic kids??

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A very critical article in the Canadian Newspaper “Globe and Mail” about the lack of dyslexia support. An excerpt:

Sadly, Canada stumbles along. Authorities here prefer to label children who have difficulty reading, spelling and decoding as simply having a learning disability or LD. They get little or no immediate assistance. Our schools prefer to use the “wait-and-see” approach – wait for three years to see if the child improves. If no improvement occurs, then the child may be considered for psychological assessment that could take another two to three years.

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A dyslexia cafe

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To bring awareness to the condition, Uptown’s Heritage Outpost Coffee Shop has been transformed into a dyslexia cafe.

“Our goal was to put people in the shoes of someone with dyslexia,” said Lizzy Ploumidis, an intern at Cramer-Krasselt advertising agency who worked on the project. “Who thinks twice about ordering coffee when you can read the menu? That’s not the case for everyone. We wanted to show that frustration.”

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The benefits of handwriting

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IN TODAY’S high-tech world, lengthy handwritten letters are a rarity. E-mail, text messages, Viber and Facebook Messenges have replaced handwritten letters. I feel however that electronic communication is a little impersonal. Call me sentimental and old-fashioned, but I believe handwritten messages add a personal touch to the message.

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Let’s be clear about Dyslexia

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Clear communication is very important, certainly when we discuss learning disabilities. The LDA has taken the lead, together with 10 other diverse national organizations to clarify some terms so that we all speak the same language when discussing this important topic.

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Brave: deaf and dyslectic and still go for your dreams

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Deaf and dyslexic, at 45 years of age she was able to enroll in university. Colette Scotton, English mother of three, after years of fighting stereotypes and prejudice, was able to complete her first year of nursing school (with the help of a tutor), which had been her lifelong dream.

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Audio Textbook Library

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Over the last 60 years, volunteers from across the nation have produced over 83,000 recordings to contribute to Learning Ally’s audio textbook library for those with print disabilities. The nonprofit organization relies entirely on volunteers from the community to produce these recordings that will benefit students with dyslexia, visual impairment and blindness.

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