We generally do not get involved in politics but this story is remarkable. Educator groups who oppose a bill that would mandate state wide screening for dyslexia. For the full perspective of both sides of the story read our link for today.
Cassidy MacNamara is conducting a screening for dyslexia among students at a Bridgeport elementary school with the help of an animated toucan named Pip. She has introduced students to Pip the Toucan, the star of EarlyBird, an award-winning diagnostic application developed by neuroscientists at Boston Children’s Hospital to screen for signs of dyslexia. Pip is the application’s mascot and interacts with students to keep the process engaging.
This is a great list of common clues to recognize dyslexia in younger children. If you suspect your student may have dyslexia, early assessment and intervention is the most important thing you can do for your child! Photo from: Ascend Learning Center