Early detection

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“In our work, we are using behavioral and early imaging measures to predict trajectories of language and reading development,” says Booth, who holds Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair. “We want to identify early on who’s likely to struggle with learning how to read, and use that information to intervene early.”

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Thank you Microsoft

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Microsoft has become the first company to sign a global pledge to help people with dyslexia, as it announced a range of new tools to assist learning.

By signing the Made by Dyslexia pledge, the technology firm has promised to tackle a lack of resources and training in schools and homes that can hold back children who find it difficult to read, write and do maths.

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Technology assists in tackling dyslexia

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Helen Boden, chief executive of the British Dyslexia Association, said: “This year’s theme is 21st Century Dyslexia.

“The focus being not only on assistive technology but also on a positive view of moving the dyslexia agenda forward both in education and employment.

“By stepping away from stigma and prejudice enables embracing both modern technology, approaches and thinking associated with neuro-diversity that values the diversity of talent that individuals bring to the world.”

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Worth to watch

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Farther and Sun: A Dyslexic Road Trip

9pm, BBC Four
Film-maker Richard Macer and his son Arthur, 11, both have dyslexia, a condition that affects one in 10 people in the UK. In this optimistic film, they look at whether the condition can be a strength as well as a weakness, meeting dyslexics Eddie Izzard and Richard Branson along the way. MB

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One persons recipe for her dyslexia

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Meet Maeve Merrit. At just 14, she has navigated through multiple school choices in her hometown of Halifax during the past several years to find the right mix of support and strategies needed to excel despite an early diagnosis of dyslexia.

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Decoding Dyslexia

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Read the story about the couple who played a major role:

By now, Sally and Bennett Shaywitz might have retired to a life of grandchild-doting and Mediterranean-cruising.

Instead, the Shaywitzes — experts in dyslexia at Yale who have been married to each other for 55 years — remain as focused as ever on a research endeavor they began 35 years ago

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Dyslexia a difference or a disability

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It may have something to do with on which side of that great pond you are.

In the UK and Europe they refer to Dyslexia as a learning difference, in the US it is commonly referred to as a learning disability. The magic may be in the legislation in the US that protects students with a learning disability the Individual with Disabilities Education Act.

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Dyslexia Resource handbook in the making

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In recent reading tests, 25 percent of Oklahoma students scored below basic level, or unsatisfactory, while 28 percent scored proficient. Those numbers were worse for kids with identified learning disabilities like dyslexia.

So now a task-force is compiling a resource handbook for parents and teachers.

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Dyslexia and love

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Singer-actress Cher’s fling with actor Tom Cruise began after they bonded over having dyslexia.

“Then a bunch of people who were dyslexic were invited to the White House, and Tom and I are both dyslexic. We didn’t go out till way later, but there definitely was a connection there,” Cher said.

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Dyslectic art

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120 dyslexic children from PDM’s 15 centres and three Dyslexia Genius centres nationwide, with students taking part in drawing and painting competitions and a host of other creative activities took place at this art festival.

See all details in the link for today.

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Is Colorado dropping the ball on Dyslexia?

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Dyslexia is the leading cause of reading failure and school dropouts. Reading failure is the most commonly shared characteristic of juvenile justice offenders. One Texas study even showed that half of prisoners have dyslexia. About half of third graders in Colorado can’t read at grade level, and many are students with dyslexia.

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Priorities for people with learning disabilities

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Young people with learning difficulties have highlighted key areas of research which could help to improve their lives.

The 10 priorities include devising approaches to tackle bullying and creating the best learning environments.

Academics will use the information to plan new research initiatives at the University of Edinburgh and worldwide.

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Oregon takes dyslexia serious

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After the Legislature asked the Department of Education for a plan to combat dyslexia at an early age, every Oregon elementary school will begin mandatory screening of students for the learning disability this fall.

Lawmakers passed Senate Bill 1003 in the 2017 session, requiring screening for dyslexia risk factors for every kindergartner and first-grader new to Oregon. This bill also required that each elementary have a teacher undergo specialized dyslexia training.

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