Oregon takes dyslexia serious

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After the Legislature asked the Department of Education for a plan to combat dyslexia at an early age, every Oregon elementary school will begin mandatory screening of students for the learning disability this fall.

Lawmakers passed Senate Bill 1003 in the 2017 session, requiring screening for dyslexia risk factors for every kindergartner and first-grader new to Oregon. This bill also required that each elementary have a teacher undergo specialized dyslexia training.

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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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Fixing Dyslexia

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Read the interview in the link of the day and see how easy the fix would be:

“Rather than a knowledge gap, we have an action gap,” Shaywitz, a professor of pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine, told me in a recent interview. “We have to act on the knowledge we have, and we haven’t done that, and it’s absurd.”

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Dyslexia at the movies

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Dyslexic filmmaking is being celebrated in a festival at Kings Cross’s The Crypt Gallery this week. The annual DYSPLA International Moving Image Festival (or, um, DYSPLAIMIF) is doing a stellar job of changing the narrative around dyslexia and creativity while showing off the work of the most talented dyslexic and neurodivergent filmmakers from around the world.

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Become Dyslexia savvy with Operation Diversity

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Here is what I got in my email this morning:


Hello 

I hope you are having a wonderful week! 

I wanted to let you know about an fantastic course we are running which starts next month from Nessy Learning! 

This course will help you g
et dyslexia savvy and get to grips with understanding how you can support your children in a super accessible and easy to digest way! The course takes 2 hours max  to go through and is delivered online through 6 easy to digest video modules!
You can do it in one go or dive in as and when you have time! It’s great for parents, carers and educators!! 

PLUS we’re offering the course with a WHOPPING 10% OFF!!! 

Spaces are filling up, reserve your spot today! 

Sign up here —->  http://bit.ly/ODDC1

Use the discount code to activate your exclusive 10% off: OD10

Key Features:

*Learn to identify & screen
*Practical intervention strategies
*2+ hours of training
*Completion certificate
*Certified by Bristol Dyslexia Centre
*Learn to accommodate children with dyslexia

The 6 dyslexia training modules cover:

Module 1. Dyslexia Explained 
•Understand the general characteristics of dyslexia.
•Learn to identify warning signs for different age groups.
•Dispel common myths about dyslexia.

Module 2. Phonological Dyslexia
•Recognise phonological difficulties linked to dyslexia and effective strategies to overcome them.

Module 3. Working Memory and Dyslexia
•Understand the link between working memory and dyslexia.
•Test your own working memory and learn helpful strategies.

Module 4. Visual Process Dyslexia
•Explore visual processing dyslexia and related difficulties
•Learn practical classroom strategies.

Module 5. Auditory Processing Dyslexia
•Understand the role of auditory processing in dyslexia.

Module 6. How to Help
•Learn effective approaches to help children with dyslexia.
•Explore powerful learning strategies and assistive technology.
•Discover hidden strengths of students with dyslexia.

Here are the FAQ’s….

The training modules cover the identification of dyslexia, intervention strategies, accommodation and use of technology. Each module is followed by a short quiz to review key concepts and assess learning. The training can be accessed on smartphone, tablet or computer and takes at least two hours to complete. Time spent training is logged and recorded, so evidence can be provided if required. Upon finishing the training, each participant receives a certificate of completion.

How long does the course take to complete?

The course will taken just a couple of hours to complete if you finish it all in one go but you can also login and complete modules as and when you have time. You will receive your login details on the 10th February 2018 but you will have 12months!.. You will be able to revisit any of the videos should you wish to during your access period.

Do we get a CPD certificate? 

Yes, absolutely. When you have completed all modules you will be given access automatically to download and print a certificate to add to your CPD portfolio. The course is certified by the Bristol Dyslexia Association.

Who is the course suitable for?

The course will be great for anyone that wants to learn about dyslexia in a fun, easy to digest and engaging way! The content will give you a really good overview of dyslexia and some fantastic strategies you can implement as an educator or as a parent or carer to use at home. It is also a great way for family members or friends to get up to speed with the challenges faced by dyslexic children.

If you have any further questions hit reply or message us on our Facebook page!

Sarah Chapman
Operation Diversity Founder & CEO



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Dyslexia education

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The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is investigating the Rapid City Area School District for allegedly discriminating against students, by failing to identify and conduct timely evaluations of students suspected of having dyslexia and other disabilities.

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Dyslexia awareness

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One in five students is affected with dyslexia. In Green Bay, a group of kids is helping their peers by bringing awareness to it, one simulation at a time.

Bright Young Dyslexics just received a $2,000 grant by applying through Youth Service America’s ‘Kindness Rising Campaign.’

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Let’s call it by its proper name! Dyslexia

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Gov. Cuomo just signed into law a measure codifying federal protections permitting the words dyslexia, dysgraphia (which affects writing ability) and dyscalculia (affecting mathematical processing) to be used in determining eligibility for special education services and developing Individualized Education Plans, or IEPs. It will also require the state Education Department to develop a guidance memorandum for use by public schools in implementing these protections. Calling disorders by their proper names, which Confucius told us is “the beginning of wisdom,” will give clarity to what has been a muddled proposition in the past.

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Arizona 15th state with Dyslexia handbook!

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Arizona is only the 15th state to create a handbook to help schools identify traits of dyslexia. The handbook also outlines changes that can be made in how these students learn like taking tests with computers rather than handwritten tests or implementing more visual lessons.

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Eye tracking software for dyslexia

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Swedish startup Optolexia, which makes a digital test to screen for dyslexia in children, has raised $5.6 million (5.2 million euros) in a round led by Gabriel Urwitz, CEO of private equity group Segulah. The Pomona Group also contributed to the round, and the funding will be used to launch Optolexia’s service in the United States.

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The primary interim writing assessment framework belongs in the shredder

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Children with dyslexia are actually doubly disadvantaged by the current system, as spelling is effectively assessed twice. Not only is it within the teacher assessment framework, but it also gets tested again in the SPaG test. The fact that the spelling and grammar elements are lumped in together to give one single overall score means that a dyslexic child’s secure grasp of grammar is not recognised because the spelling mark pulls them down.

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Non profit dyslexia tutor training

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The basic goal is to provide affordable, qualified and certified tutors to help local children learn to read by sending a small group of educators to a three-day training program at the University of Utah Reading Clinic in Salt Lake City. Because the focus is on actual educators, local schools will benefit from having these trained tutors using their knowledge in the classroom as teachers. But the teachers will also work as private tutors outside the classroom walls, working one-on-one with dyslexic children.

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Collegeboard accommodations approvals

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Beginning January 1, 2017, the vast majority of students who are approved for and using testing accommodations at their school through a current Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan will have those same accommodations automatically approved for taking the SAT®, PSAT10, PSAT/NMSQT®, SAT Subject Tests, and AP® Exams. Most private school students with a current, formal school-based plan that meets College Board criteria will also have their current accommodations automatically approved for College Board exams. This streamlined process builds on the College Board’s August 2016 expansion of testing accommodations that can be approved directly by schools without the need for additional documentation.

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