Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

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If you know a lot about dyslexia, you already know a lot about dyscalculia. Both learning disabilities are similar but still very different. The knowledge about Dyscalculia though forms a great basis to branch out and start learning about dyscalculia too, so you can also help children who have dyscalculia. Dr Schreuder has an online Dyscalculia Tutor Training that can help you get there in about 3-6 months, all online in your own pace.

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Reading Horizons reviewed

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See the review of the online program to work with students who have dyslexia.

Reading Horizons is a comprehensive, interactive reading system based on the principles of Orton-Gillingham. Simply put, Orton-Gillingham takes the idea of “sounding things out” to the next level. Rather than just teaching students to break down words into their sounds, it teaches the sounds in a specific order and trains the brain to recognize them. 

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AI to the rescue | new tool

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OrCam, a Jerusalem-based company has developed a device that can read full pages of text aloud from any printed or digital device. This includes content from newspapers, books, computers, or smartphones. OrCam seeks to help people with reading disabilities such as dyslexia, mild to severe vision loss, reading fatigue, and even those who read large volumes of text.

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Few dyslexic students benefiting from an online tool that’s costing Texas millions

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The Texas Education Agency has bought a service from a company but not everyone is happy with it yet.

The company began charging the state for $410,000 a month in October for the online platform before any students signed up for it and before any school districts were asked to participate. Critics say too few children are getting help for too great a cost, especially because districts must still pay their instructors to work with students using the platform.

Many Texas school districts do not use the curriculum offered by the service, which advocates say could make them less likely to sign up for it.

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Work in the advertising industry with dyslexia

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Dyslexia is often referred to as a superpower by the advertising industry who support the idea that neurodiverse people are often more creative and artistic, because they can think differently and more holistically than neurotypical people. However, thousands of students with dyslexia looking to break into the industry are still being put at a disadvantage, until now……….

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Dyslexia help in Chinese

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SINGAPORE – When 12-year-old Ariel Mok was struggling with Chinese in primary school, she realised that it was linked to her dyslexia.

Ariel, who is now in Secondary 1, started taking Chinese classes at the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) in Primary 5. She also went for Chinese remedial classes in school.

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Artists using dyslexia as a creative force

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Two artists have been brought together through their personal experiences of dyslexia for a new arts project.

Turnberry-based Mark Stoddart has been a designer for 30 years, while Angus Hepburn, from Angus, has been looking for ways to give his career a boost.

Stoddart, whose bronze sculptures are produced at an Edinburgh foundry, has offered to fund the production of one of Hepburn’s designs.

Dyslexia Scotland put the artists in touch with each other.

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A pediatrician’s role in dyslexia

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Recent articles and position statements have been calling for pediatricians to view literacy as a developmental domain and to participate in screening for future literacy concerns as early as preschool age.1-4 As a pediatrician, I agree wholeheartedly with one article’s statement that “The development of reading proficiency in childhood is a public health issue.”1 There is robust evidence linking lack of reading proficiency with school failure, negative impact on meaningful employment, increased risk of involvement in the criminal justice and welfare systems, as well as mental health consequences of reduced self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. As pediatricians we should be aware of and attempt to modify all of these negative outcomes by helping to identify risk factors for future reading disabilities and referring our struggling readers for further evaluation and remediation if available……….

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Gibraltar leads the way with dyslexia

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No not the rock in Spain that the UK claims as part of their world, but the school district in Wisconsin.

In October 2019, IDA-WI did a dyslexia simulation and awareness presentation to the Gibraltar School District. This past summer, the district chose to train all of its teachers using Orton-Gillingham, a structured literacy approach that is explicit, sequential, systematic and multisensory. 

Let the Gibraltar School District set an example that all Wisconsin schools can follow in choosing to train their teachers using science-based instructional methods to improve outcomes for all students. Our children are depending on us.

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Obstacle course for Dyslexic kids

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Kids with dyslexia can break from school work to swing on ropes and balance on planks at Bodine School in Germantown

That’s thanks to Ethan Furr who spent his summer building an obstacle course at the school.

Furr, 15, built a low challenging outdoor personal experience (COPE) course for Bodine School, a transition school for kids with dyslexia, as his Eagle service project for Boy Scouts of America.

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Yale students see dyslexia as an asset

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A new Yale study offers encouraging news. In the study, researchers at the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity found that Yale College graduates identified as dyslexic did just as well on a variety of academic, social, and career measures as peers with typical reading skills both during their undergraduate years and after graduation.

https://news.yale.edu/2020/11/03/

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Adult Dyslexia

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Scott Cumming declared his avowed mission these days to be, “I never, ever want anyone believing they were born stupid.” As an adult dyslexic, Cumming’s tool in achieving that goal is dyslexictogether.org, which he is building from his own, painful experiences of severe struggles with reading and writing.

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While we are on the topic, there is also now a home for Adult Dyscalculia see it HERE

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Dyslectic friendly book

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The Calf and the Cuckoo contains a dyslexic-friendly design and layout. illustrated by renowned wildlife artist Gordon D’Arcy, Shane alludes to a number of small changes that have facilitated this dyslexic friendly design. “We use a combination of special dyslexia font, colour schemes, and layout to make it easier for children with dyslexia to read,” he states.

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Diagnosing Dyslexia

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While there are some very robust and mature diagnostic tests currently available, they rely on the skill and experience of trained experts in the field to carry out. Could there be a way to automate the process using tools like machine learning? Could such systems prove to be more accurate and expedient in identifying potential dyslexics?

https://interestingengineering.com/

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Reading is not a natural process

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Reading is not a natural process. One must be taught to read in a systematic, structured manner.

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The cost of reading difficulties in American society is widely accepted and largely incontrovertible. American employers spend $125.9 billion dollars to train potential employees in the areas of remedial reading, writing and mathematic skills. Students who do not learn to read will have difficulty mastering academic content, filling out job applications, reading prescription labels, and the list goes on. Not every child who learns to read is going to have a reading difference, but some do.

One of the reading difficulties identified is dyslexia. According to The International Dyslexia Association, approximately 20 percent of the population is dyslexic. Dyslexia is a cluster of symptoms that cause language processing issues for one’s entire life. Dyslexics often experience difficulties with both oral and written language skills, such as reading, writing and pronouncing words. Yes, a dyslexic student can learn to read.

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