Individuals with five neurodevelopmental disorders -- autism spectrum disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome, dyslexia, and Specific Language Impairment -- appear to compensate for dysfunction by relying on a single powerful and...
Central Access Reader (text to speech) Reads Math Accurately! Alyssa Marinaccio, Assistive Technology Consultant & Trainer for Assistive Technology for Education, LLC, demonstrates this phenomenal program! CAR was released last week at the CSUN conference.
The word ‘dyslexia’ means ‘difficulty with words or language’ and is frequently used for a child (or adult) who seems much brighter than his/her reading (Understanding Dyslexia http://t.co/6C6iSqlIFW)...
Screen, intervene early for dyslexia Springfield News-Leader I am reading with great interest the Ready to Learn series, and was particularly struck by Claudette Riley's article April 21 asserting that early preschool may keep kids out of prison...
Instead of focusing on weaknesses... "A more precise definition of dyslexia would clearly identify the disabilities that go along with it, while recognizing the associated abilities as well. If the dyslexic community could popularize such a definition, then newly diagnosed dyslexics would realize that they, like everyone else, will face their futures with a range of strengths and weaknesses."
For Wired's 20th anniversary, Steve Silberman chronicles the birth of neurodiversity -- a neologism that called attention to the fact that many atypical forms of brain wiring also convey unusual skills and aptitudes.
In their recently published book, The Dyslexia Debate, Joe Elliott and Elena Grigorenko controversially call for the term 'dyslexia' to be abandoned. They argue it is an imprecise label that does nothing to assist the children to whom it is applied.
I am not qualified to have an research-based opinion on diagnosing dyslexia, but since I work at a school for kids with language-based learning differences I am very interested to know how teachers and professionals feel about this...
"The students are smart, articulate, and creative, yet they omit small words, read slowly, have difficulty spelling, and stumble, guess or mumble through multisyllabic words. They are placed in reading groups for extra instruction and still don’t seem to ‘get it.’ And during his or her career, every teacher in every classroom in every school will ask themselves, “How can I help these children?”
This is a lot of work to set up, and a lot of retraining (of the TEACHERS) to assess...and also very difficult to manage, given students' very wide range of skills and aptitudes in terms of technology, but also independence in setting work schedules, staying on task, meeting deadlines, etc...Worth it, but takes time and practice!
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