Today a personal note. My daughter who is severely dyslectic will present her thesis today and take part in her defense to become a PhD. Just to underline that great things are possible with hard work and dedication.
Read the opinion from Stephen Stern, the chair of Jewish studies at Gettysburg College, about proposals to start learning disabled people instead “differently abled” people. He puts his case forward and disagrees with this practice and gives an extensive explanation for it.
It is just a saying but here is someone who found out through her study of Greek that she was dyslectic. Comedian Kaiya Stone only found out she had learning difficulties aged 20 at Oxford. She talks to i about how the system fails children
A Holland-area optometrist received national recognition Friday for the progress one of his patients made in optometric vision therapy that allowed him to read easily after years of struggling.
“He really did all the work we told him what to do and he made so much progress,” development optometrist Dr. Neil Renaud said. ”(He) has seen so many hurdles that were in the way for him for reading, like double vision and blurry vision and letters moving on the page, dyslexia, getting lost all the time. He’s enjoying reading now for the first time in his life. … He’s the one who had a life-changing experience that he’s going to carry forever.”
Television presenter Kirstie Allsop has opened up about her own – and her children’s struggle – with dyslexia on Twitter, saying the modern education system can make youngsters with the learning difficulty feel like ‘unwanted pariahs’ in schools.
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.
‘I’ve found my dyslexia to be such a gift in the job. I’m humbled and excited that MI5 employ dyslexics specifically. Dyslexics look at problem-solving in a totally different way. This is why dyslexia is a gift, not a problem.’
Wonderful story on how a high schooler deals with dyslexia.
After some trial and error, she’s found a method that’s working for memorizing new vocabulary. She creates flashcards early in the unit and relies on repetition — reading the words and definitions to herself, reading them aloud, answering my questions at breakfast and dinner. Last-minute cramming isn’t an option.