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How reading on screens is rewiring our brains

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Dr. Maryanne Wolf talks about the impact of reading and technology on the brain.

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Dyslexia is not a disability – it's a gift

Dyslexia is not a disability – it's a gift | Litearry | 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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Text Synched With Audiobooks Improves Reading - North American Press Syndicate

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“ Text Synched With Audiobooks Improves Reading North American Press Syndicate Dr.”


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Visual Processing Disorders | Learning Disability - NCLD

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Visual processing disorder & disability - There are lots of ways the brain processes visual information. Weaknesses in a particular kind of visual processing can often be seen in specific difficulties.

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iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support

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Staff at CALL Scotland have produced a helpful Wheel of Apps guide for iPad that may be useful for students with dyslexia or who just need some additional support with reading and/or writing diffic...

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Sheri Edwards's curator insight, February 2, 2014 1:28 PM

Lots to explore here to help students with reading and writing difficulties

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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, 2014 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, 2014 7:15 AM

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