Dyslectics still face challenges in schools

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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.  

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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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A high-schooler deals with dylexia

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.

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Go-Kart for dyslexia

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He’s only 11, but a national and regional go-kart champion from Indiana already has his goal set on becoming the youngest winner of the Indianapolis 500.

However, that’s not all Elliot Cox wants to do. He’s also working on raising awareness for dyslexia, something he’s learning to overcome.

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Dyslectics can be trained you know!

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Protocall Communications Inc. will settle an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuit with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for $31,000 after an employee with dyslexia filed a complaint alleging its director of human resources stopped her training, denied her an accommodation and fired her when she learned of her disability

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Entrepreneur with Dyslexia

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In 2011, McGraw-Hill published One Simple Ideamy best-selling book, which has more than 500 five-star reviews on Amazon. I have 20 patents in my name. And, since 2013, I’ve written online about inventing for EntrepreneurInc. and Forbes and spoken multiple times internationally, as well as begun teaching my first college course.

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Dyslexia in the movies

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Mumbai, Mar 17 Darsheel Safary, the breakout star of “Taare Zameen Par”, says director of the film and superstar Aamir Khan has been his guiding force.

Darsheel was applauded by both the audience and critics for his moving portrayal of a child with dyslexia Ishaan Awasthi in the film.

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