"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."
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).
John "Jack" Greene, a student at the University of Colorado Boulder, shares his story of living with dyslexia as a child, and the impact of accessible audiobook accommodations from Learning Ally that have helped him thrive in college.
“ 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.”
Via Lou Salza
“ 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.”
Via Lou Salza
Sharon LePage Plante's insight:
The usage of brain imagining has gained a lot of ground for its impact in the field of learning disabilities and dyslexia
“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.”
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!