Backed by 500,000 euros in government funding, a screening platform that identifies children with reading disorders is ready to be put to use in Crete. The program will first target 1,500 children who have shown signs of dyslexia before expanding to the rest of the island.
At $70 an hour, and with three or four visits a week, tutoring costs can run about $10,000 a school year. Technological tools such as text-to-speech software or adaptive learning devices raise the cost even higher.
As an educational therapist, my approach here — in trying to reduce their reading anxiety — is to use their interests, along with available technology. Here are five strategies I’ve found to be effective in engaging students in free-time reading.
Inclusive design in technology is giving students struggling with literacy the ability to tackle tasks independently at school, reducing the stigma they face in seeking support from a teacher or educational support staff and it’s readily available.
Based in Bangalore, India, Param Jain is a designer and illustrator, as well as the author of A Mind of Gold. The book, which is intended to help parents understand not only the challenges but also the beauty of dyslexia
Rhythmic language, such as nursery rhymes, helps to kick-start children’s developing language systems, neuroscientist Professor Usha Goswami tells Zofia Niemtus – and research in this area could have huge benefits for pupils with dyslexia
Over 35 million children enrolled in schools across India have dyslexia. That’s a big number but there are not enough tools available to help them go about their daily lives better.
A realisation that motivated 21-year-old Tushar Gupta and fellow classmates Mudita Sisodia, Mitali Raju, and Schezeen Fazulbhoy to develop Augmenta11y as part of their final year project at the Mukesh Patel School Of Technology Management & Engineering (MPSTME).
After Arkansas parent Kim Head discovered her kindergarten son had dyslexia, her search for curriculum that would address his learning disability highlighted the shortcomings in the education system’s approach to reading — the work she did with him at home improved both his self-esteem and academic work, Education Week reports.
Sir Richard Branson, Theo Paphitis and other celebrities with dyslexia are being urged to support the inaugural International Celebration of Dyslexia (ICD) – the world’s first event to recognise the learning disorder as a “gift”.
See in our link for today part five of a five-part series about how to support and accommodate middle-schoolers, high-schoolers, and adults with dyslexia. You can read part one here and part here, part three here, and part four here.
Dyslexia, and its lesser-known cousin, Dyscalculia are defined as a brain-based learning difficulties related to either reading, or to the difficulty in learning or comprehending arithmetic. According to the Dyslexia Foundation, about 5-10% of the population has dyslexia, and around 6% have dyscalculia. As a counterpoint, and starting point for this blog, let’s look at other figures: