5 Novel Ways to Reduce Your Child’s Reading Anxiety

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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.

By Ezra Werb, M.Ed.

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colorful umbrellas raise neuro diversity awareness

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The ADHD Foundation, which is based in Liverpool, is bringing the Umbrella Project back to the city.
Organisers say that the project aims to raise awareness, and celebrate, a range of conditions under the umbrella term of ‘neurodiversity’, including ADHD, autism and dyslexia.

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Augmenta11y new app designed by students

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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).

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Parents step in

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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.

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Thinking differently about dyslexia in the classroom

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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:

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Parents get involved in Dyslexia education

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Fewer than 40 percent of fourth and eighth grade students nationwide are proficient readers. Now, led by parents of children with dyslexia, a learning disability that makes reading and spelling difficult, some states are trying to change how reading is taught. Special correspondent Lisa Stark reports from Arkansas, where a group of determined advocates have upended traditional reading instruction.

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Leonardo and Dyslexia

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Leonardo da Vinci was an atrocious speller, a sure sign of dyslexia, but it’s possible that very disorder fueled his genius, a researcher says.

May 2 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of da Vinci, an inventor and artist regarded by many as the most creative person ever known.

“Dyslexia is probably one of the things that made da Vinci so creative, made him Leonardo,” said researcher Dr. Salvatore Mangione, an associate professor in the department of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

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Dyslexia in prison

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No national studies have been done to show the prevalence of dyslexia among prisoners, but the little research that exists at the state level suggests the rates are quite high: A 2000 study of Texas prisoners found that about half were likely dyslexic, and about two-thirds struggled with reading comprehension.

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New dyslexia app

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West Branch senior Cassie Madison was presented with the Congressional App Challenge award by U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson. Madison, shown with Johnson, created Dysulator, to help students with dyslexia, like herself. She created the app through Android Studio using kotlin code. Madison hopes “parents and teachers can use this app to understand dyslexics and make a positive change in our future.” Her app has three main components: an dyslexia tab, an interactive game simulator and a help and support tab. The game simulator attempts to recreate how a dyslexic person would see and feel throughout a game. Madison is one of four students from Ohio who were selected as winners.

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