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James Middleton, Kate’s brother, owns his dyslexia: ‘I wouldn’t change a thing’

James Middleton, Kate’s brother, owns his dyslexia: ‘I wouldn’t change a thing’ | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
James Middleton, Kate Middleton’s younger brother and Prince William’s brother-in- law, joins King Carl Gustaf of Sweden as another European public figure to sh...
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Dyslexia & related topics in literacy, learning differences, and neuroscience. (Find me on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/cdcowen. See my other Scoop-It pages: http://www.scoop.it/t/dyslexia-diablogue-ida-examiner AND http://www.scoop.it/t/dyslexia-literacy-and-new-media-literacy)
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Brilliant: The Science of How We Get Smarter

Brilliant: The Science of How We Get Smarter | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
Most of us assume that intelligence is immutable, set by our genetic inheritance or by our upbringing. Writer and reporter Annie Murphy Paul explodes that myth by revealing the impact of the microenvironment.
This podcast is available for download on iTunes
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5 Ways To Respond To Your Child's Dyslexia Diagnosis

5 Ways To Respond To Your Child's Dyslexia Diagnosis | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
By helping your child stay on task, do regular reading practice, and power through even the roughest evenings of work, you are being his best ally....
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Committee examines the science of dyslexia

Committee examines the science of dyslexia | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
Yale experts on dyslexia took part in a hearing on Sept. 18 in Washington, D.C. to examine the latest scientific research on the condition, which affects one out of every five people in the United Sta
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Smith on Dyslexia: We Can Turn Disability into Possibility | Committee on Science - U.S. House of Representatives

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U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy draws attention to dyslexia at House hearing

U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy draws attention to dyslexia at House hearing | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
In the midst of an under-the-klieg-lights campaign for the U.S. Senate, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., took some time Thursday to address an issue that for him is far more personal than political: dyslexia. In an informational hearing before the U.S. House Science Committee, Cassidy spoke about his experience as a father when he and…
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How one student’s dyslexia changed a community

How one student’s dyslexia changed a community | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
When Liz Woody’s son Mason was in third grade, he struggled to read basic words. After Woody moved Mason to a specialized school, she set out to transform techniques to reach struggling readers. John Tulenko of Learning Matters has the story. Continue reading →
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This is a great illustration of parent power and how dyslexia can be a Trojan Horse for transforming reading instruction for all children.

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Reading Research

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A very nice collection of papers and articles (current, historical, seminal) on dyslexia and reading. Well done Decoding Dyslexia OH!

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Almost no education research is replicated, new article shows @insidehighered

Almost no education research is replicated, new article shows @insidehighered | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
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‘I’m Not Stupid, Just Dyslexic’ — And How Brain Science Can Help

‘I’m Not Stupid, Just Dyslexic’ — And How Brain Science Can Help | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
New research shows it's possible to pick up some of the signs of dyslexia in the brain, even before kids learn to read. Earlier identification could influence how parents and educators tackle the disorder.
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The comments are as interesting as the article itself and reflect much of the mainstream confusion (and even some of the inter- field debate) about dyslexia.. Nice to see experts like Wolf, Gaab, Gabrieli and schools like Carroll and Landmark mentioned. Most of the big and trending issues in dyslexia are at least touched on in this piece.


The big unanswered question is: How do we intervene early and prevent failure for ALL children predisposed for dyslexia while being equally responsive to dyslexia's possible (not yet proven) upsides? 

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Professor Bishop Talks About Evaluating Alternative Solutions For Dyslexia: Important Cautions for Parents & Educators!

Professor Bishop Talks About Evaluating Alternative Solutions For Dyslexia: Important Cautions for Parents & Educators! | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it

Evaluating Alternative Solutions For Dyslexia - Talks - dysTalk - Dyslexia, Dyspraxia & ADHD. Information on dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD and dysgraphia, through online videos, resources, and forum. About this talk: Professor Dorothy Bishop provides an insight into what parents should look out for and what to consider when evaluating if alternative solutions for dyslexia will be effective."

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The International Dyslexia Association Promoting literacy through research, education and advocacy

The International Dyslexia Association Promoting literacy through research, education and advocacy | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it

#At the International Dyslexia Association we understand the science behind reading disorders. We also understand the power of common language and the mission and purpose it can provide. We believe that "dyslexia" is a beautiful word. True, it describes a category of learning disorders. But it also describes a community, a body of knowledge, a category of law, a more positive sense of self, and a belief about the progress we can achieve together.

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Uncovering the Mysteries of Dyslexia, G. Reid Lyon, Ph. D - YouTube

Closing the Gap Between What We Know about Dyslexia & What We Do in the Classroom Keynote Address, PBIDA Fall Conference, October 4th, 2013 The National Righ...
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Can Brain Scans Help Predict Young Children's Reading Abilities? - US News

Can Brain Scans Help Predict Young Children's Reading Abilities? - US News | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
Imaging might detect early reading troubles like dyslexia, researchers say
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A Historic Hearing on Dyslexia

A Historic Hearing on Dyslexia | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
For two hours at the Rayburn Office Building of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill, there were no Democrats or Republicans -- just citizens who are concerned about the prevalence of dyslexia in our nation’s children, and convinced that something huge needs to be done to help these kids read, learn and thrive. The Congressional Committee Hearing on The Science of Dyslexia brought educators, parents, and lawmakers to the table.
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An excellent summary! Yes, I do think we can refer to this one as historic without fear of overstating things.

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Full Committee Hearing - The Science of Dyslexia | Committee on Science - U.S. House of Representatives

Full Committee Hearing - The Science of Dyslexia | Committee on Science - U.S. House of Representatives | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
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BULLETIN_NOV13-RR.pdf - Google Drive

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READING RECOVERY AND THE FAILURE OF THE NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL LITERACY STRATEGY

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U.S. Release of the Teaching and Learning International Survey | Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education

U.S. Release of the Teaching and Learning International Survey | Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
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Reading Experience May Change the Brains of Dyslexic Students

Reading Experience May Change the Brains of Dyslexic Students | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
Recent research suggests that the difficulties dyslexia creates with reading may not be hard-wired. Instead, experience may play a big role in exacerbating reading problems and, potentially, in easing them.
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Terry Doherty's curator insight, May 26, 4:45 PM

Interesting new findings on relationship between brain "hard wiring" and dyslexia.

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End of Dyslexia? 0814elli.pdf

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Controversial, yes, but Elliott and Grigorenko's book makes important contributions to the literature on dyslexia and reading.  This article is an excellent summary of the thrust of their argument in The Dyslexia Debate, which should be read by all researchers and practitioners concerned with dyslexia and literacy. Whether or not you agree with the author's conclusions, their text offers perspectives and information worth pondering.

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