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Video: Self-Advocate | Students with LD - NCLD

Video: Self-Advocate | Students with LD - NCLD | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
Meg Randall, a special education teacher and learning disability expert, talk about different ways students with learning disabilities can advocate for themselves in the classroom.
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What Reading Really Looks Like When You’re Dyslexic

What Reading Really Looks Like When You’re Dyslexic | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
Dyslexic individuals experience the written word in three dimensions. Try it out for yourself. #ProjectLiteracy
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The article provides insight into a Dyslexics way of seeing things as well as discusses the use of the font Dyslexie.
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This Man Invented a Font to Help People With Dyslexia Read

This Man Invented a Font to Help People With Dyslexia Read | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
Why has no one thought of this before?
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Have not tried this out. It am eager to share with fellow educators and my daughter who overcomes the challenges of dyslexia every day.
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7 Ways to Empower Children Who Have Dyslexia - Foster the Gifts!

7 Ways to Empower Children Who Have Dyslexia - Foster the Gifts! | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
As parents, we sometimes become so consumed about helping our children learn to read that we overlook their unique talents. Here are 7 insights from people who have dyslexia about the powerful way mentors helped them realize their full potential.

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Great article for Parents, Students and teachers to encourage and support those with learning challenges, particularly dyslexia.

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, November 10, 2014 9:49 AM

This optimistic perspective might also apply to many other so-called "disabilities." -Lon

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Experience Dyslexia

Experience Dyslexia | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
Participate in dyslexia simulations and understand the (school) life of a dyslexic learner.
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While the blogger in this resource supports homeschooling as a viable educational choice and I disagree, the points made regarding understanding the dyslexic learner are insightful and beneficial for teachers and parents of dyslexic students.
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I've been diagnosed, so what next? | Dyslexia Action

I've been diagnosed, so what next? | Dyslexia Action | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
So you've been assessed and found out that your concerns were real and that you do indeed have dyslexia.What now? How does this change things?
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
App recommendations for children with reading/writing challenges.
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Assistive technology to help children with learning challenges such as dyslexia.
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'The Fonz' co-authors book series to help children overcome dyslexia - nwitimes.com

'The Fonz' co-authors book series to help children overcome dyslexia - nwitimes.com | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
'The Fonz' co-authors book series to help children overcome dyslexia nwitimes.com "Omigoodness," I think, as I click on a link to the U.K.'s Top Ten Literacy Heroes and watch as a photo of Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cornwall (that's Camilla...
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Questions to Ask Tutors | How to Hire a Tutor for Child With LD - NCLD

Questions to Ask Tutors | How to Hire a Tutor for Child With LD - NCLD | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
Questions to ask tutors – How to find a tutor for your child with learning disabilities or ADHD? Here are seven questions to ask when hiring a tutor.
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Great guide for parents considering additional academic support for their child.
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Exclusive Video Interview: Steven Spielberg on his Dyslexia

Exclusive Video Interview: Steven Spielberg on his Dyslexia | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
In this exclusive video interview, Steven Spielberg discusses his dyslexia for the first time ever, with Quinn Bradlee of Friends of Quinn. (For all the people out their who feel defeated by their dyslexia, this is a must watch!
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Understanding Dyslexia: Infographic

Understanding Dyslexia: Infographic | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
Find education news, teaching strategies, lesson plans, activity ideas and more on the WeAreTeachers blog. Featuring posts by guest bloggers and teachers as well as WeAreTeachers editors.
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great infographic...

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This young scientist is using technology to help dyslexics

This young scientist is using technology to help dyslexics | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
Spanish researcher Luz Rello has been unanimously awarded the European Young Researchers’ Award 2013 (EYRA), for which she was competing against fellow European PhD candidates ...
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Anita Mattu - The Dyslexia Coach

FREE Online Dyslexia Training http://t.co/BV2pVCGOhf
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Amazing personal story of coach!

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Body Brain Based Learning

Body Brain Based Learning | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
Make Your Classroom Dyslexia Friendly (RT @wellnessquest: Make Your Classroom Dyslexia Friendly http://t.co/kye1sY52FC)
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Great ingfographic!

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Practice Handwriting on the iPad | International Dyslexia Association

Practice Handwriting on the iPad | International Dyslexia Association | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
Resource with suggestions for iOS apps to support Dyslexic students.
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Understanding the Causes of Dyslexia for Effective Intervention

Understanding the Causes of Dyslexia for Effective Intervention | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
The perception and treatment of dyslexia is shifting from a symptom-based reaction to a neurological-based understanding of what is primarily an auditory disorder.
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What is it like to have dyslexia? Animations & Illustrations - YouTube

This is a series of animations taken from a project aimed at helping people to find out what it is like to have dyslexia. The animations were created by illu...
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My daughter has dyslexia and when I showed her this, she cried in confirmation. She said this is exactly what it feels like to be dyslexic and wished she could share with everyone so people would understand.

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This is something that should shown in a faculty meeting and reflection followed. It would be interesting to hear what teachers has to say after watching this. 

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The Surprising Upside of a Dyslexic Brain

The Surprising Upside of a Dyslexic Brain | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
What we think of as a learning disability could translate into real-life skills.
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The "benefits" of a Dyslexic life and how coping strategies as a young learner turn into life-long advantages.

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Dyslexia Today

Dyslexia Today | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
Dyslexia Today, by Brooklynne.info: Aiding Parents and Students Everyday
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Dyslexia- Readability And Benefits Of Audio Books

Dyslexia- Readability And Benefits Of Audio Books | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
While it can be beneficial for any learner, students with dyslexia can particularly benefit from audio books in a large number of ways. First of all, reading a text along with an audio book...
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E-readers help dyslexics improve speed, comprehension - University World News

E-readers help dyslexics improve speed, comprehension - University World News | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
Khaleej Times E-readers help dyslexics improve speed, comprehension University World News Researchers at the universities of Harvard and Massachusetts in the United States have found that students suffering from dyslexia were able to boost their...
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Free Dyslexia Advice and Strategies

Free Dyslexia Advice and Strategies | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
Dr. Warren offers free advice and strategies on Dyslexia
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Giving Voice to a Young Person's Dyslexia Journey * The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

Giving Voice to a Young Person's Dyslexia Journey * The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
Great story about a girl who had severe dyslexia shared her journey and then set a goal to write a book.
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What Teachers Should Know About Students With Dyslexia - Edudemic

What Teachers Should Know About Students With Dyslexia - Edudemic | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
Students with dyslexia face many challenges in the classroom, as do their teachers. Many teachers don’t know what to do for these students.
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“Photography Gave me a Voice”

“Photography Gave me a Voice” | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
As a child afflicted with dyslexia, photographer Ian Ruhter struggled throughout his life with the search for purpose and direction in a world that was not geared for him.
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A biography on photographer Ian Ruhter and how photography has become his voice.
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Yale study could lead to early dyslexia diagnosis | WTNH.com Connecticut

Yale study could lead to early dyslexia diagnosis | WTNH.com Connecticut | Dyslexia- resources for Parents, Teachers and Students | Scoop.it
A Yale study on dyslexia could lead to earlier diagnosis and more effective intervention.

Via Lou Salza
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Very interested in where this may go ahow how it will change the face of identification.

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If only early diagnosis guaranteed early effective instruction or intervention!--Lou

 

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"..NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- A Yale study on dyslexia could lead to earlier diagnosis and more effective intervention. 

Teachers typically are the first to recognize a child is having a tough time reading, spelling, reading aloud and understanding what is being said.

"This is a map of the human genome," said Dr. Jeffrey Gruen, Yale School of Medicine.

Now, researchers at Yale School of Medicine have identified two genes, that together, increase the risk for dyslexia and language disabilities.

"This is the second dyslexia risk gene," said Dr. Gruen. "It has a huge effect for risk of dyslexia, that can actually increase the risk for dyslexia almost 8 fold in the general population."

What Dr. Gruen and his research unit have pinpointed could lead to an even earlier diagnosis of kids with dyslexia and impaired language skills..."