Hunches and gut feelings didn’t count for much in the more rigid world of public education, Ms. Bullock found over six long, frustrating years of watching her daughter flounder and then almost lose hope because of her condition. It was only this fall, at age 11, that Emma finally found a school that could provide the necessary amount of specialized instruction dyslexic kids like her need to learn to read, she said.
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“In dyslexia, you tend to have less defined wiring for processing spoken and written language,” Breiter said. “Dyslexics have a problem with that. Their wiring is more diffuse in this system. Future studies could directly test if diffuse wiring is better able to absorb a shock wave than clearly defined wiring.”
Booton has spatial dyslexia, a form of the learning disorder in which Booton not only sees letters backward but upside down. Despite the confusing condition, Booton made the Conference USA honor roll and is working toward a degree in sports marketing.
To mark October as Dyslexia Awareness Month, the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) is urging parents to seek advice of experts if they have concerns regarding their child’s reading or writing development or if they want to rule out a potential language-based learning disability.
Researchers at the São Paulo State University in Brazil and Paris Diderot University in France have for the first time conclusively showed that green light filter can help children overcome symptoms of dyslexia. Specifically, nine and ten year-old children with dyslexia improved their reading time significantly when using green color glasses.
The world’s first ever Global Dyslexia Summit takes place in London this week, bringing together high profile dyslexics including Sir Richard Branson, Kelly Hoppen MBE, Chris Robshaw and the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP
“In our work, we are using behavioral and early imaging measures to predict trajectories of language and reading development,” says Booth, who holds Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair. “We want to identify early on who’s likely to struggle with learning how to read, and use that information to intervene early.”
Microsoft has become the first company to sign a global pledge to help people with dyslexia, as it announced a range of new tools to assist learning.
By signing the Made by Dyslexia pledge, the technology firm has promised to tackle a lack of resources and training in schools and homes that can hold back children who find it difficult to read, write and do maths.
Helen Boden, chief executive of the British Dyslexia Association, said: “This year’s theme is 21st Century Dyslexia.
“The focus being not only on assistive technology but also on a positive view of moving the dyslexia agenda forward both in education and employment.
“By stepping away from stigma and prejudice enables embracing both modern technology, approaches and thinking associated with neuro-diversity that values the diversity of talent that individuals bring to the world.”