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7 Tech Tools for Students with ADHD

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A roundup of tech tools that disability access consultants recommend for college students with ADHD. These tech tools enhance learning in the classroom and help students take better notes and stay organized.


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Grace Hamilton's curator insight, April 7, 11:46 PM

These technology tools are awesome! Clearly, this is not economically feasible for every student with ADHD, but maybe one day it will be! I wish I had the smartpen in high school to record lectures and presentations!

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Should we do away with 'dyslexia'?

Should we do away with 'dyslexia'? | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
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.
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KKeller@DVFSchool's curator insight, April 4, 8:25 AM

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...

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Disorder, Disability or Difference: What’s the Right Term? - NCLD

Disorder, Disability or Difference: What’s the Right Term? - NCLD | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
What’s the right term—disorder, disability or difference? In the world of learning disabilities and attention issues, it can sometimes depend on context.
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An excellent and timely summary with sound advice for parents seeking to navigate the terminology on behalf of their kids.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, April 1, 8:53 AM

These terms are not interchangeable.  This is a good review in how they arose in different contexts and have different implications. -Lon

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Blueprint for a Literate Nation

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Elenn Steinberg the Vice President of Advocacy for Literate Nation tells about the Blueprint for a Literate Nation.

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Elenn Steinberg, VP of Literate Nation, talks about U.S. reading crisis, what parents can do, and new book, Blueprint for a Literate Nation: How YOU Can Help.

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Why Dyslexia Does Exist - Talks - dysTalk

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goes on ... Why Dyslexia Does Exist - Talks - dysTalk - Dyslexia, Dyspraxia & ADHD. Information on dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, ADHD and dysgraphia, through online videos, resources, and forum.

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Ah, yes, and the debate goes on ... Interesting to watch it play out on the other side of the Atlantic and the differences in traits delineated (e.g., in the U.S., we no longer talk much about "immunological causes" and, increasingly, visual perception issues are thought of as a consequence rather than a cause of reading difficulties—see http://www.interdys.org/VisualSystemDifferences.htm).


Questions about whether dyslexia exists and some of the myths surrounding it remind me of the wack-a-mole" game—as soon as an issue seems resolved, it pops back up again somewhere else. Sigh.

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Dyslexia law inspired by Ocean City student draws global interest

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Beth Ravelli thought she finally could rest this year after Gov. Chris Christie signed the last of a series of bills in January to address dyslexia and reading disabilities in New Jersey.
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Embracing Dyslexia: The Interviews - Dr. Ken Pugh - YouTube

Dr. Ken Pugh is President, Director of Research and a Senior Scientist at Haskins Laboratories in New Haven, Connecticut. He is also the Director of the Yale...
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Malcolm Gladwell Explains How 'Strategic Disadvantages' Can Make You A Great Leader - Business insider

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Pop!Tech/FlickrPopular author Malcolm GladwellDo some disadvantages come with a hidden upside? Malcolm Gladwell, popular author of books like "Outliers" and
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Gladwell gets props for helping to bring attention to dyslexia and the abilities many people with dyslexia often have. This is fertile ground for further exploration that may open doors of hope and possibility. But many (most?) people with dyslexia do not climb to the lofty heights of a Richard Branson and empirical research is a bit more cautious on the subject of a dyslexia-talent link. (See "Dyslexia and Visuospatial Processing Strengths: New Research Sheds Light"—http://www.interdys.org/DyslexiaAndVisuospatialProcessing.htm . Also see http://lawrenceschool.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/rethinking-dyslexia/ for deeper discussion about "dyslexia as a gift" and the need to rethink priorities.

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, February 22, 10:05 AM

I love Gladwell!  Here he talks about how our disadvantages become advantages--often later in life.  For example, "the dyslexic  who compensates from a young age: If you can't complete your first-grade reading assignment, you get a friend to do it for you. That's delegating."

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NCLD's Infographic on CBE for Students w/ Learning & Attention Issues

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When Will We Ever Learn: Dissecting the Common Core State Standards With Dr. Louisa Moats | Mark Bertin, M.D.

When Will We Ever Learn: Dissecting the Common Core State Standards With Dr. Louisa Moats | Mark Bertin, M.D. | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
Dr. Louisa Moats, the nationally-renowned teacher, psychologist, researcher and author, was one of the contributing writers of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The CCSS initiative is an attempt to deal with inconsistent academic expectations....
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The School of Dyslexia: What’s in a Name? Labels that Inform and Educate—But Don’t Define Us

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The news services have been recently buzzing about the latest revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (known as the DSM) used by social workers, physicians, and psychologists to identify and treat mental illness. This will be the fifth revision to the DSM; the last revision (DSM-IV) was in 1994.
One controversial issue in this most recent round of revisions was whether or not to use the terms “dyslexia” and “Asperger’s disorder” as diagnostic categories.  Just last week, it was announced that Asperger’s disorder will be dropped. Dyslexia is in—but will be subsumed under the category of Learning Disorders.
These changes have caused passionate debate in the professional community and outrage among some parents and teachers, who argue that subsuming the term “dyslexia” under a broader category minimizes the seriousness of the disorder.
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Pauline Farrell's curator insight, February 9, 4:24 AM

of personal interest and very real for so many of our students

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NYT Magazine: We Didn’t Eat the Marshmallow. The Marshmallow Ate Us.

NYT Magazine: We Didn’t Eat the Marshmallow. The Marshmallow Ate Us. | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it

How a simple experiment about impulse control became a seductive gospel truth. By MICHAEL BOURNE


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Lou Salza's curator insight, January 14, 1:13 PM

Caveat Emptor! Any time we read research that offers a simple formulation of a complex issue or answers to thorny questions-- 'buyer' beware! --Lou

 

Excerpts: "...But the marshmallow study is itself a classic “hot” stimulus. If it were really true that you could sit a child down, hand her a marshmallow and 15 minutes later be able to predict her SAT score — well, think of all the money you could save in private-school tuition and SAT prep. Stated like that, the proposition sounds absurd, yet the notion that deep within us is a switch that determines the course of our entire lives is so seductive that it’s hard to distract ourselves with the caveats. It’s hard to keep from overextrapolating from a study that drew its subjects from a relatively homogeneous group of children of academics. It’s hard to remember that, even if the marshmallow study and others like it are completely accurate and reproducible across wide ranges of populations, an ability to resist temptation is one factor among many that shapes our lives. Willpower can do only so much for children facing domestic instability, poor physical health or intellectual deficits......

 

And there we are staring down that “hot” stimulus again. The real world is fantastically complex with thousands of factors, some tiny, some enormous, acting on us every day. Did I drift in my 20s because I lacked the temperament to stick with a goal or was I merely exploring my options until I figured out what I wanted to do with my life? Is that child dropping out of school because she lacks grit and determination or is she making a rational decision that, thanks to institutional racism or endemic unemployment in her community, school just isn’t worth the effort? Either may be right. Or neither. Or both.

But that isn’t what we want to hear. We want the instant gratification of an easy answer. We want to hear that character traits can be taught like algebra and geometry and that if you can resist eating a marshmallow at 4, you possess the secret to a successful life. We want the world to be a big fluffy marshmallow, and we want to gobble it up. We want to eat the first marshmallow, but get the second one, too."

 

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Here Are All The Countries Beating The U.S. In Test Scores

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At home, the story is the same -- but abroad, the landscape is shifting.
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BishopBlog: My thoughts on the dyslexia debate

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Special Needs Digest: Giftedness and Learning Disabilities

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Infographic: Navigating the Special Education Process | Dyslexia Training Institute Blog

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Thomas Strewler's curator insight, February 17, 12:12 PM

These are nice for quick reference during he process.

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Comprehensive flowchart navigating SpEd process

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@DDyslexiaMA Decoding DyslexiaMA 3:47 min YouTube loop teaches & inspires!

Published on Mar 29, 2014

"We believe that in Massachusetts, education has always been a priority and a point of pride. The current experience of so many students is causing that priority to be compromised, causing bright students to be below a proficient level at third grade (43%). Decoding Dyslexia Massachusetts aims to call attention to the needs and rights of dyslexic students so that they can access the appropriate education they deserve."


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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 29, 3:49 PM

Kudos to our good colleagues in Massachusetts!--Lou

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Dyslexia Behind Bars PDF

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Dyslexia Revealed - In Their Own Words - YouTube

Hear right from the people who understand dyslexia best: a teacher, a neuropsychologist, a former public school superintendent of schools who now is the head...
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New Book documents extraordinary success of people with dyslexia

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A new book co-authored by a Virginia Commonwealth University professor offers the first in-depth look at how people with dyslexia and other learning disabilities (LD) achieve high levels of success.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, February 12, 11:43 AM

This one is on my "to read" list!--Lou

 

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"...In Leaders, Visionaries and Dreamers: Extraordinary People with Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities, Paul J. Gerber, Ph.D., the VCU School of Education Ruth Harris Professor of Dyslexia Studies, and Marshall H. Raskind, Ph.D., look at 12 incredible people with LD and dyslexia whose lives are characterized by major accomplishments and contributions that they have made in their respective fields as well as on the contemporary American scene.

These men and women are from a variety of fields, such as arts and literature, science, politics and sports. Included are individuals such as Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor of California; Gaston Caperton, former governor of West Virginia and former chief executive officer of the College Board; Jack Horner, a paleontologist and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship (also known as the genius grant); Chuck Close, one of America's preeminent visual artists; actor Henry Winkler; and financier Charles Schwab.

The book explores a myriad of underlying dynamics of accomplishment to give the reader a thematic view of LD and dyslexia by hearing the voices of those included in the book.

"We found that academic struggles are not necessarily an indicator for failure in adulthood," Gerber said. "With passion and capitalization on strengths, one can have a reasonable chance for achieving success." ..."

Sharon LePage Plante's curator insight, February 13, 7:15 AM

#dyslexia and other #SLD don't need to stop success

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Preterm babies' language skills better when exposed to adult speech

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The positive effects of adult speech on preterm infants have been documented in a study assessing language and expressive communication scores in NICU babies.

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KeyToReading.com's curator insight, February 20, 10:29 PM

Talk to babies! They know more than they can say, and are learning every moment!


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The State of Learning Disabilities 2014

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Students with disabilities & education - The State of Learning Disabilities: Facts, Trends and Indicators provides the authoritative national and state-by-state snapshot of learning disabilities (LD).
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10 Important Facts About Learning Disabilities in Children Infographic

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Learning disability in a person is seen when s/he has problems specific to learning. The person generally has difficulty in reading, reasoning, writing, speaking, listening, solving math problems etc. The 10 Important Facts About Learning Disabilities Infographic states some facts about Learning... http://elearninginfographics.com/10-important-facts-about-learning-disabilities-in-children-infographic/


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Innovation Excellence | America Falling Behind in Education and Economy

Innovation Excellence | America Falling Behind in Education and Economy | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
There is strong evidence that economic growth has been accompanied by growth in both spending and participation in schooling. In the second half of the 20th century the U.S. was the global leader in education, with largest supply of highly qualified people in its adult labor force of any country in the world. But this is changing...
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There's a GREAT infographic in this article!

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Carolyn D Cowen's curator insight, January 31, 9:56 AM

A GREAT infographic in this article!

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Infographic :- Learning Disabilities - Infographics King

Infographic :- Learning Disabilities - Infographics King | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it

www.special-education-degree.net has created an infographic detailing the statistics behind learning disabilities, the top five diagnosed learning disabilities, and how things we take for granted, such as an education and employment, seem to be a challenge for those with a learning disability."


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Lou Salza's curator insight, January 20, 4:34 PM

Checkout the bar graphs.  At Lawrence we see about 65% of our seniors going to 4 year colleges and 85% to both 2 and 4 year colleges.--Lou