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'Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia' review

'Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia' review | Decoding Dyslexia NC | Scoop.it
Despite the fact that dyslexia accounts for between 80 and 90 percent of all learning disabilities, says Yale's Dr. Sally Shaywitz, it remains deeply misunderstood and weighed down by inaccurate mythology. Skye's father, Tyler, a successful orthopedic surgeon, always found reading a tremendous challenge, but his determination got him into medical school and into a flourishing career. When one parent finally learned that her daughter's stomachaches and other maladies were not so much "performance anxiety," as her school had told her, but, in fact, prompted by her dyslexia, she was very relieved and thought the school would feel similarly. In good companyDyslexics like Virgin Atlantic's Sir Richard Branson, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, investment broker Charles Schwab and attorney David Boies share qualities of persistence, creativity, thinking outside the box - their own sea of strengths. Increased attention on dyslexia has had its benefits, to be sure, but there is still a long way to go, as Redford's film makes clear. Because "dyslexia robs a person of time," Shaywitz says, "having accommodations returns it." Something that will level the playing field for a dyslexic. Since reading is more of a challenge, for example, that might mean providing extra time on an exam for a dyslexic student.
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Elementary school and kindergarten retention is harmful

Elementary school and kindergarten retention is harmful | Decoding Dyslexia NC | Scoop.it
New research on the debate between retention and social promotion
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Whoopi Goldberg talks about her dyslexia - YouTube

Whoopi Goldberg was interviewed about growing up with Dyslexia. Freedom of Speech Ltd provide training and coping strategies to assist people with Dyslexia. ...
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Whoopi Goldberg, Comedian and Award-winning Actress * The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

Whoopi Goldberg, Comedian and Award-winning Actress * The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity | Decoding Dyslexia NC | Scoop.it
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Cricketer Ashwin does a good turn for children with dyslexia - The Hindu

Cricketer Ashwin does a good turn for children with dyslexia - The Hindu | Decoding Dyslexia NC | Scoop.it
Ashwin is the brand ambassador of Madras Dyslexia Association, a non-profit organisation established to provide remedies to afflicted children.
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The dyslexic high school student's guide to finding the right college - Metro.us

The dyslexic high school student's guide to finding the right college - Metro.us | Decoding Dyslexia NC | Scoop.it
With a little research, students with dyslexia can find an environment they'll be comfortable in.
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Dyslexia Awareness Month: #dyslexicselfie

Dyslexia Awareness Month: #dyslexicselfie | Decoding Dyslexia NC | Scoop.it
It's Dyslexia Awareness Month! So let's get this party started!!! Dyslexia shouldn't be seen as a negative thing. It's time to rise above the stigma! @Hidden_Ability have created a wonderful hashta...
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Student overcomes dyslexia, publishes book

Student overcomes dyslexia, publishes book | Decoding Dyslexia NC | Scoop.it
In first grade, Sam Frei’s peers labeled him as stupid, and he believed them.
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Off to a Good Start! Back to School Checklist - Wrightslaw

Off to a Good Start! Back to School Checklist - Wrightslaw | Decoding Dyslexia NC | Scoop.it
Get off to a good start with this Back to School Checklist from Wrightslaw.
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How Being Dyslexic and 'Lousy in School' Made Shark Tank Star Barbara ... - Entrepreneur (blog)

How Being Dyslexic and 'Lousy in School' Made Shark Tank Star Barbara ... - Entrepreneur (blog) | Decoding Dyslexia NC | Scoop.it
How Being Dyslexic and 'Lousy in School' Made Shark Tank Star Barbara ...
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Dyslexia Pre-IDA Conference Event with DTI and Learning Ally

Dyslexia Pre-IDA Conference Event with DTI and Learning Ally | Decoding Dyslexia NC | Scoop.it
Join Dyslexia Training Institute and Learning Ally for a FREE Pre-IDA Conference event! Featuring: Dyslexia for a Day Simulation event by Dr.
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My Dyslexia Diagnosis - The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

My Dyslexia Diagnosis - The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity | Decoding Dyslexia NC | Scoop.it

"When I was diagnosed with dyslexia, I was relieved. Before, I had blamed my various failures on inferior academic abilities. After the diagnosis I began to believe for the first time in a long time that I could adequately do the work and compete with my peers if given an appropriate amount of time to do it and do it well...When we notified my school of my disability, I immediately received accommodations in order to put me on an equal playing field of sorts. Most importantly, I was allowed time and a half on all of my tests and end-of-semester exams. As I began to utilize these accommodations that I had been granted, my grades skyrocketed. Between the extra time and my modified study habits, I felt like a new student."
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Richard Branson on his Dyslexia - gifteddyslexic

Richard Branson on his Dyslexia - gifteddyslexic | Decoding Dyslexia NC | Scoop.it
The Gifted Dyslexic website offers dyslexics in UK and South Africa help in overcoming their learning difficulties using the Davis methods. We also offer talks and training for educators and special needs professionals in how to use the Davis approach in a therapeutic and classroom setting.
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Channing Tatum Talks Childhood ADHD, Dyslexia: I Was "Lumped in Classes With Kids With Autism and Down Syndrome"

Channing Tatum Talks Childhood ADHD, Dyslexia: I Was "Lumped in Classes With Kids With Autism and Down Syndrome" | Decoding Dyslexia NC | Scoop.it
In an in-depth interview with The New York Times' T Magazine, Channing Tatum opened up about his childhood poverty and his ADHD and dyslexia diagnosis
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Virgin's Richard Branson Bares His Business 'Secrets'

Virgin's Richard Branson Bares His Business 'Secrets' | Decoding Dyslexia NC | Scoop.it
Branson dropped out of school at 15, but by 16 he had his own magazine, and by 21 he had opened his first business — Virgin Records. Today, he's the head of a global business empire. In Like a Virgin, Branson shares the story of his success.
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Putting research into practice in the classroom - The Boston Globe

Putting research into practice in the classroom - The Boston Globe | Decoding Dyslexia NC | Scoop.it
Adam Hickey is charged with sifting through the most recent studies on dyslexia to help educators best meet the academic needs of student.
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In conversation: Henry Winkler

In conversation: Henry Winkler | Decoding Dyslexia NC | Scoop.it
Our intrepid reporter Isabel Popple managed to grab a few minutes with Henry Winkler at his recent visit to our Truro Bookshop to talk about his campaign to change attitudes towards dyslexia.  ...
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guiding-practices.pdf

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You should have a copy of this if you have a child with an IEP in the public school system.

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Teaching Meta-Cognition Skills | DyslexiaHelp at the University of Michigan

Teaching Meta-Cognition Skills | DyslexiaHelp at the University of Michigan | Decoding Dyslexia NC | Scoop.it
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5 Reasons to Choose Audiobooks for Students With Dyslexia, Others

5 Reasons to Choose Audiobooks for Students With Dyslexia, Others | Decoding Dyslexia NC | Scoop.it
5 Reasons to Choose Audiobooks for Students With Dyslexia, Others.
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What is Dyslexia? - Hollywood Screenwriter Max Brooks Tells Congress - YouTube

Dyslexic Advantage (http://dyslexicadvantage.com) shares author and Hollyood screenwriter Max Brooks' testimony to Congress about what it means to have dysle...
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Science Nation - Smart phone beats paper for some with dyslexia - YouTube

Science Nation - Smart phone beats paper for some with dyslexia - YouTube | Decoding Dyslexia NC | Scoop.it
Matthew Schneps is a researcher at Harvard University with a doctorate in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He also happens to ha...
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Bill Cassidy gets emotional sharing challenges of finding suitable education for Dyslexic daughter

Bill Cassidy gets emotional sharing challenges of finding suitable education for Dyslexic daughter | Decoding Dyslexia NC | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, broke down twice Thursday as he testified about his and his wife's frustration as they tried to find a suitable educational program for their daughter Kate, then 7, after she was diagnosed with...
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Program offers students one more chance to prove proficiency on third-grade reading standards

Program offers students one more chance to prove proficiency on third-grade reading standards | Decoding Dyslexia NC | Scoop.it
At the end of every school day, there are 18 students reading quietly at their desks in Syndie Freese’s classroom at Ibraham Elementary School. On Tuesday, one of them was just finishing up his Goosebumps book.
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