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Can Playing Video Games Help With Dyslexia?

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People with dyslexia take longer to alternate their attention between visual and audio cues, researchers say. That's particularly true if they have to attend to a sound after seeing something. That difference may provide clues to better treatments for dyslexia.

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Dyslexia and Memory

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A recent study from Norway shows what people with dyslexia have known a long time...that working memory is affected in dyslexia.

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Carolyn D Cowen's curator insight, September 30, 2013 7:48 PM

Thanks, Steve, for sharing this. ;-)

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Dyslexia: E-readers 'more effective'

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Short lines of text increase reading speed and comprehension in some readers with dyslexia, research suggests.

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, September 19, 2013 9:56 AM

The bottom line re: paper vs. digital reading for educators?

 

Our preferences are irrelevant. Our students' preferences and needs are supremely relevant.

 

 ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~

"Google Lit Trips" is the official business name of GLT Global ED, an educational nonprofit

 

 

Artur Zygmunt's curator insight, November 4, 2013 12:37 PM

Nic w tym dziwnego. Guru copywritingu już dawno temu zbadali, że tekst w wąskiej kolumnie jest znacznie czytelniejszy niż w szerokiej (przy okazji jest bardziej motywujący do czytania, bo sprawia wrażenie krótszego).
Do tego dochodzi wielkość czcionki, odpowiedni kontrast między tłem a czcionką oraz częstsze podziały na akapity.

Formatowanie typowej książki może i pomaga utrzymaś koszty druku w ryzach, ale na pewno nie sprzyja czytelnictwu.

Dobrze, że wychodzimy z ery książek drukowanych. Czytanie na e-czytnikach może być znacznie szybsze, gdy połączy się dobre praktyki copywritingu z technikami szybkiego czytania.

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Try Being Me: A new interactive experience for CBBC

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CBBC Executive Producer, Japhet Asher, explains the development of an interactive online experience Try Being Me, aimed at helping youngsters understand living with dyslexia.

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"It’s not a large investment of license fee payers’ money, nor is it a particularly significant or complex technological leap. Instead, Try Being Me uses video, quirky animations, and thoughtfully produced game mechanics to give the CBBC audience a deeper understanding of the frustrations and difficulties that dyslexia can sometimes bring, in an engaging, visceral and simple way. It’s an interactive approach to factual content we’ve never tried before. Our aim is to add a physical understanding of the subject to the mental and emotional impact of traditional Newsround journalism. It’s the kind of experimental content that only Newsround and CBBC would make for British children."

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Most people know that CBBC is the number one online destination for 6 to 12 year olds in the UK.  Every week, a million children come to CBBC for our mix of games, clips, music and other online activities. In particular, they come for games around hugely popular brands like Tracy Beaker, Wizards vs Aliens and Wolfblood. Again, it’s no surprise that these programme brands drive the majority of our traffic. But the single brand that can compete, week in and week out with our strongest games, for a position on the top of the CBBC popularity charts is a surprise: It’s Newsround.

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i-Docs's curator insight, January 8, 2013 8:30 AM

"It’s not a large investment of license fee payers’ money, nor is it a particularly significant or complex technological leap. Instead, Try Being Me uses video, quirky animations, and thoughtfully produced game mechanics to give the CBBC audience a deeper understanding of the frustrations and difficulties that dyslexia can sometimes bring, in an engaging, visceral and simple way. It’s an interactive approach to factual content we’ve never tried before. Our aim is to add a physical understanding of the subject to the mental and emotional impact of traditional Newsround journalism. It’s the kind of experimental content that only Newsround and CBBC would make for British children."

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The Gift: 'Percy Jackson' author reveals genesis of novels

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Video on msnbc.com: Author Rick Riordan has enchanted readers of all ages with his tales centered around the ancient worlds of Greece, Rome and Egypt. 

 

Kate Snow talks with Rick Riordan on the popularity of his Percy Jackson series, especially with reluctant readers.  Rick discusses how the series evolved. (Full Report)


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Great books for all reluctant readers

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"Turn reluctant readers into book-lovers, and struggling readers into confident ones."

 

Free guide available for download - "Won’t Read or Can’t Read? Why your child is reluctant to read and what you can do about it. Tips and advice for parents and carers of 8-12s" - by Patience Thomson, co-founder Barrington Stoke and former Head Teacher.

http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/books/chapters/12/dyslexcia%20reader%20guide.pdf ;  

 

Also check out Lovereading4kids "Books for Boys" booklist. (Under Monthly in the left sidebar.)


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Free Resources :: Barrington Stoke

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Publishing fantastic books for dyslexic and struggling readers...

 

Includes free author posters with reading tips and classroom discussion guides.


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Spelling and Dyslexia

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How common are spelling difficulties?Spelling is difficult for many people, but there is much less research on spelling than there is on reading to tell us just how many people spell poorly or believe they spell poorly.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 17, 4:57 PM

Spelling research in this Dyslexia article from Reading Rockets shares good advice.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 29, 6:24 PM
Spelling issues and Dyslexia correlations.
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Smithsonian Finds E-readers Makes Reading Easier for Those with Dyslexia

Smithsonian Finds E-readers Makes Reading Easier for Those with Dyslexia | AdLit | Scoop.it

"As e-readers grow in popularity as convenient alternatives to traditional books, researchers at the Smithsonian have found that convenience may not be their only benefit. The team discovered that when e-readers are set up to display only a few words per line, some people with dyslexia can read more easily, quickly and with greater comprehension."


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Heather MacDonald's curator insight, September 23, 2013 11:20 AM

I love these kinds of advances.  For those of us who know of people who've struggled with language learning challenges this is a great discovery. Language leaning problems create way too many other personal and social problems for children who then grow to be adults with problems unless they are diagnosed and helped.

Way to go Smithsonian researchers!

Sharla Shults's curator insight, October 2, 2013 5:41 PM

The wonders of modern technology never cease!

LS5043-2014's curator insight, November 6, 6:34 PM

Important evidence re: usefulness of e-readers to underserved library populations.

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15 Apps to Help Students with Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD

15 Apps to Help Students with Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD | AdLit | Scoop.it

Reading is the area in which students with dyslexia struggle the most. Luckily, there are mobile apps that can help with functions like text-to-speech and translation.


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Luix Vargas's curator insight, August 6, 2013 4:28 PM

Lo que hubiera dado yo por una de estas apps cuando era niño; lástima que en ese entonces sólo daban coscorrones en estos casos

Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:28 PM

An easy-to-read table of apps. Includes links and descriptions.

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, August 8, 2013 10:45 PM

Great appps to help!

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A way into books for children with dyslexia

It's vital that children who are dyslexic have access to attractive, enjoyable reading and Barrington Stoke have top children's authors writing engaging, short books which offer a way for dyslexic children, or those struggling with other learning disabilities or simply reluctant to read, to enjoy the huge pleasures and vital learning experiences of reading.
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Changing the way kids look at the world, one book at a time

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"As a mother, what struck me most was just how passionate these kids are about reading. Several of them told me they’d never read an entire book or a series of books before Percy Jackson came into their lives." - Rock Center correspondent, Kate Snow, writes about her interview with Rick Riordan and the popularity of the Percy Jackson series.  Kate Snow's full report can be viewed  below in "The Gift".


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Free Resources :: Barrington Stoke

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Publishing fantastic books for dyslexic and struggling readers...

 

Includes free author posters with reading tips and classroom discussion guides.


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