Recognizing Dyslexia

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This is a great list of common clues to recognize dyslexia in younger children. If you suspect your student may have dyslexia, early assessment and intervention is the most important thing you can do for your child! Photo from: Ascend Learning Center

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People with dyslexia are resilient

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The learning disorder is now being coined a developmental advantage by Cambridge researchers who specialize in cognition, behavior, and brain studies.

The scientists believe that people who have dyslexia are more apt to explore the unknown and “make do” in unfamiliar situations.

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Be careful what reading intervention you use

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New research shows controversial Reading Recovery program eventually had a negative impact on children. The new, federally funded study found that children who received Reading Recovery had scores on state reading tests in third and fourth grade that were below the test scores of similar children who did not receive Reading Recovery. 

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Reading on a smartphone lowers reading comprehension

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A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports lends support to a body of research suggesting that reading on electronic devices reduces comprehension. The study found that reading on a smartphone promotes overactivity in the prefrontal cortex, less frequent sighing, and lower reading comprehension.

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Dyslexia training may become mandatory in Ireland

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Calls have been made to make dyslexia training mandatory for student teachers so they can fully support around 100,000 primary and secondary pupils with the learning difficulty.

Fine Gael senator Tim Lombard is urging Education Minister Norma Foley to introduce a compulsory module on all teacher training courses from September.

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Teaching the names of letters

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In English, we have a deep orthography. We not only have 44 sounds, but many of our vowel sounds have multiple spellings.
So students must be flexible when sounding out words early on. Sometimes this leads to frustration and kids may give up on attempting to read due to this difficulty

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Proud of Dyslexia

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Kelly Chester, 50, was diagnosed with dyslexia, which makes reading more difficult, at the age of 22 and dyspraxia – which affects her physical co-ordination – at 38. However, rather than letting them get the better of her, she said it was a relief to hear that she had the disabilities.

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Your optometrist cannot cure dyslexia

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Professors Bruce Evans and Arnold Wilkins have compiled guidance for optometrists to avoid making misleading statements about dyslexia and visual stress in optical practice.

The guidance provides a brief summary of different topics relating to dyslexia and visual stress, alongside examples of statements considered reasonable or misleading on the basis of existing evidence.

Evans and Wilkins highlight that eye care professionals should avoid using statements such as ‘we treat dyslexia’ – instead describing interventions as treating visual problems that can co-occur with dyslexia.

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Celebrate Dyslexia

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In 2019, Celebrate Dyslexia was founded with the purpose of being a resource for parents and educators looking for information and community for their Dyslexic students.  In addition, with a strengths-based approach to outreach, Celebrate Dyslexia found that this would make their advocacy work unique and solidified the mission to build a community that celebrates, educates and empowers the 1 in 5 people affected by Dyslexia. By raising community awareness and encouraging advocacy, Celebrate Dyslexia will have a positive influence in changing the narrative around Dyslexia and have a direct impact on the educational and medical processes for the next generation.

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What do teachers know about Dyslexia?

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In recent years, many states have passed laws requiring dyslexia training for teachers. Research suggests teachers hold both scientifically-based conceptions as well as misconceptions of dyslexia, but there is little research regarding the specific concepts of dyslexia in which teachers are unsure.

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Light on Dyslexia

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FRENCH company Lili for Life has introduced the Lili lamp, designed to help people with dyslexia to read thanks to a patented technology awarded by the French National Academy of Medicine.

Designed for everyday use, the Lili lamp helps dyslexic people of all ages to get access to more fluent and enjoyable reading. Thanks to its patented technology, the lamp allows an immediate and easier decryption of words, while reducing the tiredness experienced during a prolonged reading session.

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Study finds dyslexia might cause visual disability along with reading impairment

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According to a new study, children who suffer from dyslexia go through visual is ..

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https://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/diagnostics/study-finds-dyslexia-might-cause-visual-disability-along-with-reading-impairment/87974140

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More space, easier read

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Extra space between letters helps children read faster and make fewer mistakes, study finds:

A study by Anglia Ruskin University looked at the benefits of letter spacing and coloured overlays among a group of dyslexic and non-dyslexic children. 

It discovered that text with increased space between each letter provided a benefit to both groups.  

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Dyslexia has come a long way

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Lukas Simianer has been building an e-learning platform for people with visual impairments for a couple of years. Part of what drives him is his own personal experience.

He grew up in poverty with a single mom, living in Section 8 housing in Roanoke, Virginia. When he was 7, he was diagnosed with dyslexia. At the time, Simianer said dyslexia was treated as a form of retardation. Now his dyslexia allowed him to see opportunities to help the visually impaired learn online

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