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Patient Money - Nudging Schools to Help Students With Learning Differences - NYTimes.com

Patient Money - Nudging Schools to Help Students With Learning Differences - NYTimes.com | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
Federal law says schools must provide an appropriate education for all children with learning disabilities, but parents can help by becoming advocates and experts.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 2, 2013 11:28 PM

"....Kyle was born with orthopedic and neurological problems. In elementary school he was found to have several learning disabilities that included severe dyslexia and attention-deficit disorder. Ms. McGee sought for years for her son to get the kinds of therapy and intervention that would help him succeed in his public school system in Yorktown, Va.

Throughout Kyle’s elementary, middle and high school years, Ms. McGee had to fight for the special services, particularly for a reading program for dyslexia that worked well for her son. She even enlisted the help of a lawyer who specializes in learning disability cases.

At one point, Ms. McGee and her husband, Chuck, decided to put Kyle in private school for two years before he went to public high school. They often paid out-of-pocket for reading therapies that schools could not or would not provide.

The roller-coaster ride ended well. Kyle is now enrolled at ECPI College of Technology, studying computer networking..."

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How Being Dyslexic Can Help Shape Entrepreneurs

How Being Dyslexic Can Help Shape Entrepreneurs | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
Dyslexia can be a crippling learning disability--but it can also help nurture traits essential to being an entrepreneur.
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Executive Function: Flexible Thinking Strategies for Life-Long Success | Executive Functioning | Types of LD

Executive Function: Flexible Thinking Strategies for Life-Long Success | Executive Functioning | Types of LD | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
An executive function process that may be problematic for students with learning or attention difficulties is the ability to think flexibly and to shift approaches.
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Technology * The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

Technology * The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
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Useful Tools and Apps to Help You Assemble Your Classroom Curriculum ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Useful Tools and Apps to Help You Assemble Your Classroom Curriculum ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it

"Here is a list of educational tools you may not have heard of, but may be useful when assembling your classroom curriculum."


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Nancy Evans's curator insight, July 18, 12:20 PM

lots of apps, but how to use them in class

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Executive Functioning in Emerging Adults TY! @Strugglingteens

Executive Functioning in Emerging Adults TY! @Strugglingteens | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
“ Parth Gandhi, PhD, a clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in the clinical assessment of adolescents and young adults, explained how Executive Function skills can determine if a young adult will be successfully independent.”
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Lou Salza's curator insight, June 12, 9:27 PM

From our good friend and colleague Lon Woodbury!


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An emerging adult is one that has either turned 18 or is an adolescent growing toward adulthood. As a neuropsychologist focusing on assessments, Parth looks at young adults 18 and over who are not functioning well and question why? "I think we have less expectations for young adults now and we've become softer, less willing to let them fail," he said. "Yet, these kids need to learn from failure and they need earlier training from their parents. Kids aren't being challenged and they need those challenges to learn and grow from. When we protect them, we take away their skill building. I think it is a cultural issue and a family issue, but working with your children needs to be strategic.

- See more at: http://www.strugglingteens.com/artman/publish/WRI-K4HD_140602_-2.shtml#sthash.W52Mxasl.dpuf

Barbara Hunter's curator insight, June 16, 4:49 AM

Good information! We can't wait to see if EF skills are in place, parents and professionals must guide growth.  By "guide growth" I mean, understand the processes of EF, assess strengths and challenges in children very young, as they are emerging, and engage in metacognitive, direct, and strategic support.

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Predicting Dyslexia — Even Before Children Learn to Read

Predicting Dyslexia — Even Before Children Learn to Read | Eagle Hill Southport | 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. And this earlier identification may start to substantially influence how parents, educators and clinicians tackle the disorder.”
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The usage of brain imagining has gained a lot of ground for its impact in the field of learning disabilities and dyslexia
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Embracing Dyslexia: The Interviews - Dr. Ken Pugh - YouTube

Embracing Dyslexia: The Interviews - Dr. Ken Pugh - YouTube | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
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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Decoding Dyslexia: The Grassroots Movement Making a Difference!

Decoding Dyslexia: The Grassroots Movement Making a Difference! | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
“Just in case you haven't yet heard, there is a movement sweeping the country here in the U.S. that definitely is making real waves AND moving things in the right direction for individuals with dyslexia.”
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Do You Actually Type FASTER On An iPad? - Edudemic

Do You Actually Type FASTER On An iPad? - Edudemic | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
There are many criticisms and barriers put up when one discusses the implementation of mobile devices in schools.
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Interesting study. Was just talking with about students typing on iPads vs laptops.
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DYSLEXIA REVIEW: 13 MEMORABLE DYSLEXIA STORIES OF 2013

DYSLEXIA REVIEW: 13 MEMORABLE DYSLEXIA STORIES OF 2013 | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it

2013 was a busy year for dyslexia! Dyslexia in medicine.  Dyslexia in politics.  Dyslexia in literature, arts, entertainment, and more. Below is a list of the Top Dyslexia stories for 2013.  Scroll down to the bottom to see my predictions for next year.  Happy New Year and best wishes for 2014.  Remember: Whatever your issue, don’t procrastinate…advocate!


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My hope for 2014 is that the #dyslexiamovement gains broader reaching ground, connecting people looking to make awareness grow 

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Lou Salza's curator insight, January 3, 1:41 PM

Nice review!-Lou

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"SO WHAT’S IN STORE FOR 2014?

In the coming year, more states will pass dyslexia legislation.  Look for Illinois to pass legislation requiring early screening for dyslexia as well as additional professional development requirements for educators.   We can also expect Tennesseans to see legislation introduced this year, as various advocacy groups and individuals in the state have formed an alliance to see landmark legislation passed there.   In addition to more laws passed, expect more technological advances, more medical advances, more movies and more books!"

 
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Tips from Dyslexic Students for Dyslexic Students * The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

Tips from Dyslexic Students for Dyslexic Students * The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
What wonderful tips and advice from dyslexic students for dyslexic students. Definitely worth sharing!... http://t.co/oPLLywrayd
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Dyslexia Apps to support learning | Dunbar Primary School

Dyslexia Apps to support learning | Dunbar Primary School | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it

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Dyslexia is not a disability – it's a gift

Dyslexia is not a disability – it's a gift | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
Sally Gardner: So much has changed since I was an undiagnosed dyslexic at school, but its wonders and contradictions remain hard to convey
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What’s the Difference Between Dysgraphia and Dyslexia?

What’s the Difference Between Dysgraphia and Dyslexia? | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
Learn about the difference between dysgraphia and dyslexia in children. Understand the writing difficulties that dysgraphic children face.
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What’s the Difference Between Dysgraphia and Dyslexia?

What’s the Difference Between Dysgraphia and Dyslexia? | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
Learn about the difference between dysgraphia and dyslexia in children. Understand the writing difficulties that dysgraphic children face.
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Schools Mix One-to-One with a Helping of BYOD

Schools Mix One-to-One with a Helping of BYOD | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
Sometimes, it takes a hybrid approach to get mobile devices into the hands of every student.

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Finding this model is very beneficial when implemented with thought and purpose.  

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Sentence Builder App Is Now Free (Was $4,99) Grab It ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Sentence Builder App Is Now Free (Was $4,99) Grab It ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it

"I just learned through Learning in Hand that the iPad app Sentence Builder is now free for a limited period of time (used to cost $4,99). Sentence Builder is an app that provides language practice for young learners. It basically helps them learn about words, pronunciation, grammar and punctuation."


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teachintechgal's curator insight, July 22, 10:09 AM

Great for At Home!

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Teaching English with Technology: WebQuests - the best way to foster critical thinking, social skills and problem-solving?

Teaching English with Technology: WebQuests - the best way to foster critical thinking, social skills and problem-solving? | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it

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Tom Perran's curator insight, June 14, 7:18 AM
A new way of looking at a tried-and-true process in the classroom, looking for information to answer a question or to solve a problem. Webquests can be differentiated to meet the needs of a variety of learners.
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@E2ENational @DaveFlink Help for Dyslexic and ADHD Students From Those Who’ve Been There

@E2ENational @DaveFlink Help for Dyslexic and ADHD Students From Those Who’ve Been There | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it

David Flink, a tall and energetic 33-year-old, stands in front a classroom and sizes up his audience of fifth and sixth graders as well as college students. They’re a tough crowd, but these are his people.

“Anyone here dyslexic, or ADD?” he asks. There are nods, some hands. “A couple? Do you have dyslexia? I have dyslexia,” David admits. This is something almost everyone in the room has in common; it’s an art-room meeting of grade-schoolers and their college-age mentors, organized by Eye to Eye, an nonprofit organization that brings together students with LD (learning disabilities) and ADD or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).

- See more at: http://truthatlas.com/help-for-learning-disabilities-from-those-whove-been-there/#sthash.Yz1Lgxnk.dpuf


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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 28, 10:57 AM

David Flink and Eye to Eye are excellent, powerful movers and shapers of our understanding of dyslexia and other differences. David is also a great friend to all of us in the 'tribe'--his leadership mentors us all! --Lou

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David is the chief empowerment officer and cofounder of Eye to Eye, and he understands the power and importance of reaching and helping these students. “When I was young,” he recalls, “I got labeled LD and ADHD. And when I got those labels, I felt like it explained a little bit why I was struggling in school. I had a word to describe why I wasn’t learning well, but I didn’t actually have the tools to access what I needed.

“Thankfully,” he continues, “I was able to get those tools over the years through a lot of outside intervention. But the easiest way to have gotten those tools would have been from someone who’s a little older and who’d already figured out the process.” In other words, he could have used a mentor...

by Nick Poppy

 

- See more at: http://truthatlas.com/help-for-learning-disabilities-from-those-whove-been-there/#sthash.Yz1Lgxnk.dpuf


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Henry Winkler's New Book Series Aims To Help Kids With Dyslexia - KUOW News and Information

Henry Winkler's New Book Series Aims To Help Kids With Dyslexia - KUOW News and Information | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
“Henry Winkler's New Book Series Aims To Help Kids With Dyslexia KUOW News and Information Steve Scher talks with actor and comedian Henry Winkler and author Lin Oliver about writing children books.”
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I love that he points out that #dyslexia doesn't go away..that is always a part of who you are
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The Side of Learning Disabilities No One Considers

The Side of Learning Disabilities No One Considers | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
The time has come to think differently.
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Text Synched With Audiobooks Improves Reading - North American Press Syndicate

Text Synched With Audiobooks Improves Reading - North American Press Syndicate | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
“ Text Synched With Audiobooks Improves Reading North American Press Syndicate Dr.”
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Multi-modal education is key for all learners
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Maryanne Wolf - Dyslexia as a Gift

Maryanne Wolf - Dyslexia as a Gift | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it

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Drs Fernette and Brock Eide at DyslexicAdvantage.com's curator insight, December 5, 2013 9:08 PM

From Dr Maryanne Wolf:


"...so often these are brains that are wired to see spatial patterns, to see the big picture, to go outside of the box, to think holistically.  Often they're artists, they're architects and yeah, that same advantage or set of advantages which made them before literacy, our generals, out builders, a lot of our great figures, that made a disadvantage at the same time for some of the wiring that goes into left hemisphere language processes.


Now the real, if, if you wanna know my real task in life, it's to re-conceptualize or to help re-conceptualize dyslexia from being thought of as a deficit or something wrong with the brain, to realizing this is an extraordinary and beautiful brain that we have failed as an educational system to know how to teach easily when it comes to reading.  But that is the failure, not the child, but of us to understand..."

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NBC Nightly News - Successful Entrepreneurs with dyslexia

An NBC Nightly News story about successful entrepreneurs with dyslexia

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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 | Eagle Hill Southport | Scoop.it
A Yale study on dyslexia could lead to earlier diagnosis and more effective intervention.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, June 29, 2013 2:24 PM

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..."
 

Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, June 29, 2013 9:28 PM

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