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.
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.
For years those living with dyslexia have faced the stigma attached to their condition, but research from Cambridge University suggests the learning disorder can make creative-led professions like design more practicable.
Sharifah Sakinah quits driving due to dyslexia; “I’m afraid to drive, especially if it’s a long-distance journey, as people with my condition might get confused with differentiating between left and right. “
A great article that discusses in great detail the ways to help students with learning disabilities focus on their strengths rather than their weaknesses. They give good examples and ways to deal with labeling.
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.
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.
Yale researchers who have studied hundreds of kindergartners for nearly 40 years say one in five was dyslexic. But perhaps their most important finding: There is no link at all between dyslexia and intelligence.
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.
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.
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.
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.