See it from the other side teacher!

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Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disability, but teachers may not always be able to recognize it in their students. A recent workshop in Sioux Falls  gave elementary teachers a glimpse of the challenges their dyslexic students can face in the classroom.

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Dyslexia in virtual reality

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The dyslexia association of Singapore will roll out programmes that make use of augmented reality and virtual reality (VR) technologies by next year. One such programme is iStudySmart, which immerses students in different virtual environments. For example, they can practise their presentation skills by putting on a pair of VR googles and speaking to a virtual audience.

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Time to address Dyslexia

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Over the last several decades tremendous scientific advances have been made in understanding the causes and symptoms of dyslexia. However, across the nation and here in Minnesota, education schools and educators have been in abject denial: We have not been identifying students with dyslexia; we failed to apply known techniques to address dyslexia.

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About the 30 day program

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Davis methods are particularly effective for dyslexic students who fit the profile of strengths and weaknesses described in the book The Gift of Dyslexia. The Davis Dyslexia Correction program is always given one-on-one, usually over the course of about 30 hours in 5 consecutive days, with follow up work and practice done independently by the client with the help of parents or other support persons. The dyslexia program is geared to individuals age 8 and over

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Discovering the cerebellum

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New study where they review the evidence for cerebellar dysfunction in dyslexia, including clinical, behavioral, and structural and functional neuroimaging data; these findings are considered in the context of the increasing appreciation of the role of the cerebellum in language, cognition and complex skill acquisition.

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Did we mention early intervention?

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The first six years of life are extremely important for speech and language development.

Children with dyslexia would benefit greatly from early intervention as they typically experience a delay in this aspect of development.

To level the playing field, specialist intervention is needed to enable them to pick up the necessary literacy skills.

Without this foundation, many children would struggle in school.

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Hiding Dyslexia for more than 50 years!

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A Wigan woman captured the hearts of the nation when she pledged on TV that she would learn to read in a year so she could tell her grandchildren bedtime stories.

Denise Gallagher, a gran-of-two from Winstanley, appeared alongside Davina McCall on the primetime ITV tear-jerker “This time next year”, a show which helps its guests to achieve their dreams in just 12 months.

The 57-year-old catering assistant who works at St John Rigby College, had hidden her dyslexia from people for more than 50 years.

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What Dyslexia can cause, get help!

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Undiagnosed learning disability can have a devastating impact. Over the past few weeks, Project Baltimore has shared the stories of people who say it’s cost them jobs, forced them to drop out of school, or carry feelings of shame. But there is help available.

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Kansas gets serious about dyslexia

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A bill creating a state task force to help students with dyslexia was signed into law by Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer during a ceremony at Horizon Academy.

The dyslexia task force will advise schools on reading practices, recommend professional development, address state and federal regulations and create early reading screening.

 

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Undiagnosed at School: Why Many with Dyslexia Don’t Get Help

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Project Baltimore’s phone lines are lighting up over concerns about the devastating impact of undiagnosed learning disabilities. Most all the callers saying their dyslexia was not diagnosed by the public school system.

“I would say it’s because if they diagnosed it, that they’d have to pay for the intervention, and it becomes a funding issue,” says Paula Moraine from the International Dyslexia Association in Towson.

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Assume competence

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Assume competence. That was the overriding message at a recent panel discussion hosted by the Sutherland Institute called “Innovations for Students with Special Needs.”

Experts from several fields made up the panel to discuss ways those with disabilities could receive the resources they need and be integrated more effectively into school and business settings.

“Students often fall through the cracks,” said Christine Hansen a tutor at the Dyslexia Center of Utah with a location in Woods Cross. “It’s not a matter of how smart they are. They are very, very capable. Dyslexia students need one-on-one attention. It’s a big challenge for them. Some lose their motivation.”

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The benefits of using OneNote with dyslectic children

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Microsoft’s OneNote digital notebook has helped dyslexic children improve their reading and spelling skills in a trial led by a top UK school.

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) is encouraging educators to look at the potential for using the technology in the classroom after OneNote was found to increase reading skills and boost confidence among young people with the condition.

Teachers involved in the project said they intended to continue using the tools as they have benefited their pupils, especially older students.

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