Innovation award for dyslexia app

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Four teenage business students from Coleg Llandrillo wowed the judges at a national youth enterprise competition in Cardiff, after their company scooped gold and silver in two of the main award categories for its app which helps primary school children with dyslexia. 

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Does cursive help dyslexia?

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Cursive’s cheerleaders repeatedly state that cursive cures dyslexia or prevents it, that it makes you pleasant and graceful and intelligent, that it adds brain cells, instills proper etiquette and patriotism, or confers numerous other blessings which are no more prevalent among cursive users than among other humans.

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Occupational Therapy for Dyslexia

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Occupational Therapy approach can be very effective in dealing with dyslexia as it addresses key components of skills such as oculomotor function or visual efficiency, executive functioning, and motor coordination. An occupational therapist, after proper evaluation of the dyslexic student and his/her ailment, will prepare a customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to help them continue with life skills, work and leisure activities as independently as possible.

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Dyslexia and music

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A 2014 study conducted in the United Kingdom found that childhood music training can improve the sound-to-language processing skills that those with dyslexia struggle with. Read a happy story about how one pupil was helped by the music teaching she received in our link for today.

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Go-Kart for dyslexia

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He’s only 11, but a national and regional go-kart champion from Indiana already has his goal set on becoming the youngest winner of the Indianapolis 500.

However, that’s not all Elliot Cox wants to do. He’s also working on raising awareness for dyslexia, something he’s learning to overcome.

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Crete will use a snazzy system to detect dyslexia

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Crete is about to start using a great new system that monitors eye movements during silent reading tests to produce scores that distinguish typical and atypical readers and combines the expertise of ophthalmologists, pathologists, and social workers to develop personalized therapies.

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Research on nurses with dyslexia

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RNs who have dyslexia develop compensatory strategies to mitigate the difficulties they experience. These strategies include developing and using templates or previous examples of documentation to help structure notes or letters, being organised, minimising distractions, and using technology. Extra effort is required for many of these strategies, along with some reasonable adjustments to the working environment in line with the Equality Act. 

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From science to classroom

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In a moment more reminiscent of a Comic-Con event than a typical MIT symposium, Shawn Robinson, senior research associate at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, helped kick off the first-ever MIT Science of Reading event dressed in full superhero attire as Doctor Dyslexia Dude — the star of a graphic novel series he co-created to engage and encourage young readers, rooted in his own experiences as a student with dyslexia. 

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