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Special education needs a 'do-over,' state panel told - EdSource Today

Special education needs a 'do-over,' state panel told - EdSource Today | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it
EdSource Today Special education needs a 'do-over,' state panel told EdSource Today Learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dyscalculia (difficulty learning math) represent the largest category of California students in special education – about...
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Waht If You Catn Reda? (What If You Can’t Read?) A Reporter Grapples With Simulated Dyslexia

Waht If You Catn Reda? (What If You Can’t Read?) A Reporter Grapples With Simulated Dyslexia | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it
CPR's education reporter gets a lesson in the challenges students with dyslexia face every day.
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'Shark Tank' investor Daymond John explains how his dyslexia helped shape him into an entrepreneur

'Shark Tank' investor Daymond John explains how his dyslexia helped shape him into an entrepreneur | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it
John was once ashamed of his learning disability but now says he's "blessed with dyslexia."
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Children Help Their Peers Deal With Dyslexia

Children Help Their Peers Deal With Dyslexia | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it
Shows on new-media startup Dyslexiaville feature youngsters sharing the ways they cope with the learning disorder dyslexia and the stigma some feel.
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‘White matter’ behaves differently in children with dyslexia

‘White matter’ behaves differently in children with dyslexia | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it
Trans-institutional neuroimaging research at Vanderbilt finds that the brain may be structured differently in children with dyslexia.
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Vanderbilt University 10/24/14 reveals Brain Study "Dyslexia"

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LCA Students Raise Awareness about Dyslexia - YourErie.com - Powered by JET 24 and FOX 66 Erie PA

LCA Students Raise Awareness about Dyslexia - YourErie.com - Powered by JET 24 and FOX 66 Erie PA | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and the students at Leadership Christian Academy in Fairview are launching a social media dance campaign to raise awareness about the disorder.
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Study: Inclusion Boosts Language Skills of Preschoolers With Disabilities

Study: Inclusion Boosts Language Skills of Preschoolers With Disabilities | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it
Peer effects can also have a negative impact, according to researchers in Ohio: Being around students with poor language skills tends to be a drag on children with disabilities.
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Take notes by hand for better long-term comprehension

Take notes by hand for better long-term comprehension | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it
Dust off those Bic ballpoints and college-ruled notebooks: research shows that taking notes by hand is better than taking notes on a laptop for remembering conceptual information over the long term. "Our new findings suggest that even when laptops are used as intended -- and not for buying things on Amazon during class -- they may still be harming academic performance," says a psychological scientist involved in the study.
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If you don't have Dysgraphia or Dyslexia, this may be true….but technology allows me the ability to type and comprehend more than when writing.  This study wasn't done on Dyslexics.
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Parent Engagement: Do you have a policy on that?

Parent Engagement: Do you have a policy on that? | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it
Many states have adopted policies that describe effective family engagement and how to measure its success. But far too often, schools and district's fail to follow through on policies. The result? Parents are left to define engagement on their own. By working together we can create solid partnerships and greater student success.
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Decoding Dyslexia: How Iowa Is Changing - WeAreIowa

Decoding Dyslexia: How Iowa Is Changing - WeAreIowa | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it
Iowa, along with 12 other states in the nation, are moving at a fast pace to change how dyslexia is defined.
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Seeing Past Dyslexia: Spotlight on local resources

Seeing Past Dyslexia: Spotlight on local resources | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it
Like every other child her age, Addison spends the majority of her day at school. But when that long shift is over, she heads to a second classroom, at The Dyslexia Center of Upper Wisconsin, one of only three in the state.
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Congratulations Wisconsin, you continue to help children and families connect and raise awareness.  This is not being done here in Rhode Island.

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The enigma of dyslexic musicians

The enigma of dyslexic musicians | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it
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"this is an intriguing study that is far from conclusive but does raise further questions about the relationship between verbal and nonverbal auditory processing, as well as suggesting that auditory memory may be a more crucial component of dyslexia than basic auditory discrimination. And it opens a new line of research into dyslexia in musicians, who are a fascinating group because of the

ir prolonged training in aspects of auditory perception."

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How cursive can help students with dyslexia connect the dots

How cursive can help students with dyslexia connect the dots | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it
PBS NewsHour How cursive can help students with dyslexia connect the dots PBS NewsHour Marilyn Zecher, a language specialist at the Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center in Rockville, Maryland works with Alec Falconer and Sam Daggett learn...

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Dyslexia Facts - Dyslexia Training Institute Blog

Dyslexia Facts - Dyslexia Training Institute Blog | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it
Knowing the facts about dyslexia is the first step to advocating.  Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley breaks down nine of them for you below. Dyslexia Fact #1:  Dyslexia is not a vision problem and cannot be remediated by color overlays or vision therapy.
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A principal met a student she expelled, and it changed her approach to discipline

A principal met a student she expelled, and it changed her approach to discipline | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it
The encounter made her examine her own role in the school-to-prison pipeline.
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Holly | Dyslexia Action

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A GRADUATE who is on-track to becoming a teacher wants to use Dyslexia Awareness Week to tell others like her ‘never to give up’.Holly Sowden, 22, found her battle with dyslexia a real struggle but her determination to succeed helped her to keep focused on achieving her degree in PE this year at York St John University.
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UK - 22yr old Holly, Dyslexic and graduate wants you to know during UK's Dyslexia Awareness week, that she is going to be a teacher!

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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it

Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.


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This has a place, but not with all students and as such, they shouldn't be penalized for a disability that blocks improvement.  Keyboarding is the 21st way to go.

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Knowledge of Dyslexia Poor Among Teachers, Says Study

Knowledge of Dyslexia Poor Among Teachers, Says Study | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it

"A recent study has revealed that 52 teachers (16.6 per cent) of a total 314 teachers from 32 schools in Mangalore, who were part of the exercise, were not even aware of the term dyslexia"

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New Law To Help Illinois Students With Dyslexia - CBS St. Louis

New Law To Help Illinois Students With Dyslexia - CBS St. Louis | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it
The law creates a reading instruction advisory group that will train educators on how to identify and teach students with dyslexia.
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Bravo - IL creates a reading instruction advisory group that will train educators on how to identify and teach students with dyslexia.

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Please Stop Fear Mongering About ADHD Medications | Child Mind Institute

Please Stop Fear Mongering About ADHD Medications | Child Mind Institute | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it
Brooke Garber Neidich objects to the drumbeat of speculation, without evidence, on dangers of ADHD medication that scare parents without giving them real information.
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I don't like to see parents subjected to what seems to me to be fear mongering. The Times has in the last year or so run a number of pieces that suggest, again and again, and without evidence, that kids who take stimulants are more at risk for substance abuse in later life than other kids. In fact there is substantial evidence from long-term studies that this is not the case.

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Seeing Past Dyslexia: The genetic connection from Eau Claire to the state Capitol

Seeing Past Dyslexia:  The genetic connection from Eau Claire to the state Capitol | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it
Dyslexia is a neurological brain disorder that affects millions of people. You don’t catch it. You’re born with it.
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Cassidy issues statement on Law School Council Disability Settlement

Cassidy issues statement on Law School Council Disability Settlement | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (KNOE 8 News) – Congressman Bill Cassidy applauded the Law School Admission Council's (LSAC) decision to settle the claim that it failed to accommodate exam takers with disabilities.
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This should hold true for taking Common Core, NECAPS and/or any other tests that require decoding for those children that have not mastered 'how to' I am comforted to read this on the upper levels, however the elementary schools make kids read on their own in these situations UNLESS the alpha parent is in their face to make them help.

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I Have Dyslexia | Tim Saxby - YouTube

Hello, my name is Tim and i have Dyslexia, and i am about to tell you what its like and how i deal with it.

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Easy for young and old to relate to.  Well done!

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How cursive can help students with dyslexia connect the dots | PBS NewsHour

How cursive can help students with dyslexia connect the dots | PBS NewsHour | Decoding Dyslexia RI | Scoop.it
Students with dyslexia have difficulty learning to read because their brains associate sounds and letter combinations inefficiently. But cursive can help them with the decoding process because it integrates hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and other brain and memory functions. Continue reading →
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