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Dyslexia: News from the web:

We hear from a journalist about her reporting on and her personal experience with dyslexia. We learn from leading researchers and educators in the field. And we talk with an actor about his struggles with the learning disability and his journey from prison to behind the camera.

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Arizona 15th state with Dyslexia handbook!

Dyslexia: News from the web:

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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an App for children with Dyslexia

Dyslexia: News from the web:

Amberlynn Slavin, an occupational therapist and the creator of the fantastic app for kids with dyslexia and dysgraphia, SnapType. Amberlynn designed SnapType to give kids who have learning disabilities that impact their handwriting an easy way to fill in worksheets so they don’t fall behind in class. Created only two years ago, SnapType has been downloaded more than half-a-million times and is being used in more than fifty countries.

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Track your IEP

Dyslexia: News from the web:

We have posted about the importance of the IEP more often on this blog but now the Understood organization has come out with an IEP tracker, that you can download and fill out yourself to keep track of what is happening throughout the year with the goals that have been set for your child.

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Non profit dyslexia tutor training

Dyslexia: News from the web:

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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New tool found to help children with Dyslexia

Dyslexia: News from the web:

A study conducted at a top UK school has demonstrated that Microsoft’s OneNote, a digital notebook has helped dyslexic children to improve on their reading and spelling abilities. Microsoft teamed up with British Dyslexia Association (BDA) to lend school children Surface laptops in a Surrey school that specialises in teaching children with language related conditions. Twenty children with dyspraxia, dyscalculia, attention deficit disorder, specific language impairment and autism took part in an eleven week trial to see if Microsoft technologies can benefit them.

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Make content accessible

Dyslexia: News from the web:

From Australia comes a guide with free advice on how to make content available on the web in such a way that people with cognitive disabilities, including dyslexia, will have no problem accessing it.

You need to register with the provider and confirm your email address but then you get the very useful guide that will allow you to follow the items one by one and make sure your site complies to help your content being accessible to those who may need it most.

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Integrated listening therapy

Dyslexia: News from the web:

See the case study in the link for today. This company claims that they make progress with children who have dyslexia by combining movement and music in the language lessons. Not sure about the results but the presentations that they make look promising, if you have experiences with them, let us know and we’ll be happy to pass them on.

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New game for Dyslexia and Dyspraxia

Dyslexia: News from the web:

France will soon have a new instrument for kids with dyslexia and dyspraxia. Dysapp , a videogame for tablets is currently in an experimental phase of development at the University of Poitiers and financed by the Ministry of Education across the Alps.

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