“Schoolvision” for dyslexia

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Schoolvision is not a ‘one size fits all’ treatment but rather a journey that requires patience and time to see the results. It’s a relatively simple programme with the main requirement being that the child or adult wears their prescription glasses for everything up ‘close’ throughout the programme.

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Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

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If you know a lot about dyslexia, you already know a lot about dyscalculia. Both learning disabilities are similar but still very different. The knowledge about Dyscalculia though forms a great basis to branch out and start learning about dyscalculia too, so you can also help children who have dyscalculia. Dr Schreuder has an online Dyscalculia Tutor Training that can help you get there in about 3-6 months, all online in your own pace.

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Reading Horizons reviewed

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See the review of the online program to work with students who have dyslexia.

Reading Horizons is a comprehensive, interactive reading system based on the principles of Orton-Gillingham. Simply put, Orton-Gillingham takes the idea of “sounding things out” to the next level. Rather than just teaching students to break down words into their sounds, it teaches the sounds in a specific order and trains the brain to recognize them. 

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AI to the rescue | new tool

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OrCam, a Jerusalem-based company has developed a device that can read full pages of text aloud from any printed or digital device. This includes content from newspapers, books, computers, or smartphones. OrCam seeks to help people with reading disabilities such as dyslexia, mild to severe vision loss, reading fatigue, and even those who read large volumes of text.

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Few dyslexic students benefiting from an online tool that’s costing Texas millions

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The Texas Education Agency has bought a service from a company but not everyone is happy with it yet.

The company began charging the state for $410,000 a month in October for the online platform before any students signed up for it and before any school districts were asked to participate. Critics say too few children are getting help for too great a cost, especially because districts must still pay their instructors to work with students using the platform.

Many Texas school districts do not use the curriculum offered by the service, which advocates say could make them less likely to sign up for it.

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Work in the advertising industry with dyslexia

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Dyslexia is often referred to as a superpower by the advertising industry who support the idea that neurodiverse people are often more creative and artistic, because they can think differently and more holistically than neurotypical people. However, thousands of students with dyslexia looking to break into the industry are still being put at a disadvantage, until now……….

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Dyslectic friendly book

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The Calf and the Cuckoo contains a dyslexic-friendly design and layout. illustrated by renowned wildlife artist Gordon D’Arcy, Shane alludes to a number of small changes that have facilitated this dyslexic friendly design. “We use a combination of special dyslexia font, colour schemes, and layout to make it easier for children with dyslexia to read,” he states.

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Scanning pens all the rage during the pandemic

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A Wiltshire tech company that makes scanning pens to help dyslexic people read has experienced a surge in demand during the pandemic.

Westbury-based Scanning Pens said its products had become “vital” for children with special educational needs, who had lost the support of classroom assistants this year.

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New dyslexia app in the making

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A team in the UK has proposed an app called ‘Dimming Dyslexia’ to analyze online text and other educational resources and translate them into formats that are easier for those with dyslexia to understand. The app can present written text as videos and cartoons, and change font size and colors on the page to present more dyslexia-friendly formats.

The all female team won the BT young pioneer award which means they will be supported to develop the prototype into a working app with the help of BT experts.

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About Cursive and Dyslexia

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There is a school of thought that argues children with dyslexia (reading problems) are helped by learning cursive. The argument insists the brain responds neuroplastically to the flow and rhythm of the cursive experience.

See the back and forth debate on the good and bad of cursive writing in our link for today.

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Learning Ally free until August 1

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Thank you Learning Ally

Learning Ally, a not-for-profit and leading education solutions organization serving at-risk learners, is responding to the COVID-19 crisis with a relief program to schools across the country. The program includes the Learning Ally Audiobook Solution that helps students with reading deficits, a Distance Learning Resource Site for both educators and parents, and the Square PandaR School to Home Engagement Program for emerging readers. The program offers complimentary access to these proven literacy development solutions effective immediately through August 1st, helping to keep students reading in this crisis and providing a platform that educators nationwide can consider as a component for ensuring distance learning literacy progress, continuity, and equity in the future.

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Websearch with Dyslexia

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Web search is a key digital literacy skill that can be particularly challenging for people with dyslexia, a common learning disability that affects reading and spelling skills in about 15% of the English-speaking population. In the paper in our link for today, the researchers collected and analyzed eye-tracking, search log, and self-report data from 27 participants (14 with dyslexia) to confirm that searchers with dyslexia struggle with all stages of the search process and have markedly different gaze patterns and search behavior that reflect the strategies used and challenges faced. Based on these findings, they discuss design implications to improve the cognitive accessibility of web search.

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Free Dyslexia Course

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Offered to you by the Madras Dyslexia Organization.

The basic course on Remedial Instructions For Primary School Children With Specific Learning Difficulty empowers primary school teachers to provide active support to the children in their class with mild to moderate Specific Learning Difficulty or Dyslexia.

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