DYSLEXIA GENERALLY MISUNDERSTOOD, VIEWED WITH PREJUDICE

Dyslexia: News from the web:

A great article by Ronald L. Trowbridge, who is a policy fellow at the Oakland-based Independent Institute and a former director of the Fulbright Scholars Program. He later served as chief of staff for former U.S. Chief Justice Warren Burger.

A good number of examples are given, very quick and interesting read.

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Award winning Dyslexia movie

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Laughing at dyslexia may not sound a very right-on or ‘woke’ think to do but that’s exactly what documentary I Am Dyslexic encourages us all to do.

The documentary has been created by Stratford-upon-Avon film-maker Thom Davies, and has just scooped first place at the Leamington Film Festival, beating 17 other short films.

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Wisconsin gets dyslexia law

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“In Wisconsin, our teachers are unprepared to identify the characteristics of dyslexia,” said Hetjmanek. “It would benefit teachers to have that knowledge.”

According to the National Center on Improving Literacy, Wisconsin will join 44 other states who have entertained dyslexia legislation. States like Idaho, South Dakota, Kansas, Michigan, Alaska and Hawaii still have no form of legislation in place.

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New Dyslexia handbook

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The British Dyslexia Association has their new Dyslexia Handbook out. See it in our link for today.

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It’s all about early recognition and early intervention

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Dyslexia is a learning disorder that affects areas of the brain that process language.

The disorder has no effect on intelligence, so children with dyslexia can grow up to be very successful.

But undiagnosed dyslexia can lead kids to feel that they are less intelligent than their peers.

Recognizing symptoms and getting help early can make a world of difference.

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Reading lamp to help dyslectics

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Dyslexia is something of a mystery in that we’re not precisely sure what the cause is and it’s notoriously difficult to diagnose. Some French researchers have suggested that sufferers have two dominant eyes, so images of letters appear correctly but also as a mirror image simultaneously, which can make it hard to read. The Lexilife lamp has been designed with this supposition in mind and it employs powerful LEDs that pulse at an adjustable rate.

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One Mom’s story

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My personal journey commenced over twenty years ago in an attempt to navigate our national broken special education system, as a novice mom.  I have two sons each diagnosed with ADHD and Learning Disabilities.  Both boys are characterized as twice exceptional; highly gifted and learning disabled – meaning their intellect level is over 140, but their reading and writing levels are in the 67-70 range.  An average Intellect level is 100 making the discrepancy between their intellect level and learning ability quite significant.  Both boys were lopsided in terms of learning.

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Dyslexia and suicide

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Children with Dyslexia, a Specific Learning Difficulty that affects a person’s ability to read, write and spell are 3 times more at risk to commit suicide than children without Dyslexia, says the Project Director of Special Attention Project (SAP). According to Mr. Richard O. Opoku, unidentified and untreated Dyslexia can cause serious psychological and emotional problems such as depression and anxiety.

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