She owns her Dyslexia

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Something as simple as writing a Facebook post can be tricky, let alone putting this thing together. Asking my friends and family, at 26, to proof-read my writing still makes me laugh. But it’s something I’ve accepted, and I’m okay with now.

It’s all about mindset. Dyslexia is a gift, not a burden.

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Schools still fail Dyslectics

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While scientists estimate that between 5 and 12 percent of children in the United States have dyslexia, just 4.5 percent of students in public schools are diagnosed with a “specific learning disability,” a category that includes dyslexia and other learning disabilities, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. In addition, while schools routinely screen children for hearing impairment, a problem that occurs much less frequently than dyslexia, screening for dyslexia is rare.

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Dyslexia awareness

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One in five students is affected with dyslexia. In Green Bay, a group of kids is helping their peers by bringing awareness to it, one simulation at a time.

Bright Young Dyslexics just received a $2,000 grant by applying through Youth Service America’s ‘Kindness Rising Campaign.’

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ADHD, Dyslexia, Athletes and Concussions

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Risk factors for concussion are plentiful—playing soccer, playing football, having a prior concussion, being female. In an addition to the scientific to-do list, a new report is calling for researchers and to pay attention to something else that seems to make concussions more likely: learning disabilities.

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Deaf Children worse in reading compared with Dyslectics

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The British education system is neglecting the needs of severely and profoundly deaf children, many of whom have major reading difficulties, according to new research from City, University of London.

In one of the largest studies of its kind, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the researchers found that over half of the  involved who communicated using spoken language and four fifths of those who used  had reading difficulties at least as severe as those faced by   with dyslexia, and in some cases they were more severe.

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Videos for special needs

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Videos like Baby Shark aren’t just about sparking viral dances alone. It’s a glimpse into the immense, but the as-of-yet untapped potential of what educational technology can do for our students, particularly those with special needs.

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Does reading to your baby prevent dyslexia?

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Dear Dr. Linda,

I have a 3-month-old baby and have been reading to her from the day she was born. My husband has dyslexia and I’m concerned that she may have inherited it. Will this prevent it?

Madison

 

Dear Madison,

I wish there was a guarantee that your baby wouldn’t inherit her dad’s “reading gene” but there isn’t. Whether she has a genetic predisposition to dyslexia has no direct relationship to what you are doing.

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A new view on Dyslexia

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Researchers used ultra-high-resolution structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diffusion MRI, and probabilistic tractography to investigate the structural connections of the visual sensory pathway in dyslexia in vivo. They discovered that individuals with dyslexia have reduced structural connections in the direct pathway between the left visual thalamus (lateral geniculate nucleus [LGN]) and left middle temporal area V5/MT, but not between the left LGN and left primary visual cortex. In addition, left V5/MT-LGN connectivity strength correlated with rapid naming abilities—a key deficit in dyslexia .

These findings provide the first evidence of specific structural alterations in the connections between the sensory thalamus and cortex in developmental dyslexia. The results challenge current standard models and provide novel evidence for the importance of cortico-thalamic interactions in explaining dyslexia.

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Universal Dyslexia screening would be great

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  • As research about dyslexia brings more information to light, best practices are evolving, including the recommendation for universal screening in kindergarten and first grade in order to address the issue before greater gaps in vocabulary and general knowledge put students farther behind educationally and emotionally, District Administration reports.

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Re-assessments for huge costs

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This story is from the UK, but it applies to some extend in other countries also, and it outlines the process to get accommodations in college. Students with Dyslexia are often forced to have their condition re-evaluated for considerable costs, just to satisfy the bureaucracy that needs to give them accommodations.

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the Barton method

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Teacher Gail Grossman leads a small group of students, matching three sounds to three different colored tiles: n-i-sh. The exercises help students learn to break words down into sounds, something that’s easier for some kids than others. The tiles and planned exercises are part of the Barton System, a program that helps students with dyslexia, a learning disability that causes students to struggle reading and writing. The method is based on Orton-Gillingham but non professionals can easily use it.

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Dyslexia detection before you read?!

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A study has been carried out by the Basque Centre on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), associating auditory processing in children to their reading skills. The results offer a new approach for detecting the risk before the children learn to read.

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Kids helping Kids

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Kids Read 2 Kids is a free online website founded by 3 young siblings – Jacob (15), Alana (17), and Reuben (11). They launched their website in June 2017 and have seen great success just in a few short months. Through their online website and YouTube channel, these phenomenal kids have come up with a creative way to help motivate other kids to read. The idea behind their project is that they record themselves reading books out loud so that other kids can follow along on their own. By doing this, they are able to engage with other kids their age and show them that reading can be enjoyable.

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