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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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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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ED449465.pdf

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A classic!

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brain_research_and_reading.pdf

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Another classic.

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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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BishopBlog: My thoughts on the dyslexia debate

BishopBlog: My thoughts on the dyslexia debate | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
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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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The Advantages of Dyslexia

The Advantages of Dyslexia | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
With reading difficulties can come other cognitive strengths
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Fascinating article from Scientific American: "The Advantages of Dyslexia."

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Tweet from @drmichaelhart

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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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The Fallacy of ‘Balanced Literacy’ - NYTimes.com

The Fallacy of ‘Balanced Literacy’ - NYTimes.com | 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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Dyslexia: An Ounce of Prevention...

Dyslexia: An Ounce of Prevention... | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it

'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. We will continue to use the word “dyslexia” now and in the future."

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, May 31, 3:56 PM

I don't know about the author seeing labels as positive, but perhaps that's because so often I've seen labels misused in a way that creates stigma and excuse for failure.  Does it have to happen in that negative way?  Maybe trying to remove stigma is trying to change the human condition?  And, another way without labeling might work better. -Lon

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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