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Students With Both mathematics and Reading Difficulties

Students With Both mathematics and Reading Difficulties | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Students who have both reading and mathematics difficulties are obviously at a double disadvantage. However, even though the reading and mathematical processing areas of the brain are separate from...

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1 in 5 children can't read at age 11. What's going on and how does the Easyread System help?
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Reconnecting our Children and Communities with their Gardening Roots

Reconnecting our Children and Communities with their Gardening Roots | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
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Famous Dyslexics: Swedish Prince Carl Phillip

Famous Dyslexics: Swedish Prince Carl Phillip | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Reading difficulties run in the Swedish royal family, and they're not afraid to talk about it. Crown Princess Victoria has spoken openly about struggling with dyslexia, and now her younger brother ...
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Cognitive-Based Techniques for Exam Revision

Cognitive-Based Techniques for Exam Revision | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Why creative links between subject content could be just one of the keys to success. Exercise, a healthy diet and a good night’s sleep are things which we all know to be crucial when studying for i...
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Your Child's Brain on Books

Your Child's Brain on Books | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Neuro-psychological studies have already shown that reading to your children boosts their grasp of language rules, expands their vocabulary, and promotes parent-child bonding. But a new scientific ...
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Case Study: Struggling with easy words and similar sounds

Case Study: Struggling with easy words and similar sounds | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Before Easyread: Daisy's mother became concerned about her daughter's reading towards the end of Reception. But since she was so young for her year group, the teachers reassured her there was no re...
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LD Action: Creating Possibilities: Does the ‘Dyslexia’ Label Help or Hamper Teachers?

LD Action: Creating Possibilities: Does the ‘Dyslexia’ Label Help or Hamper Teachers? | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
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Famous Dyslexics: What do Jamie Oliver, Richard Branson, and Lord Sugar have in common?

Famous Dyslexics: What do Jamie Oliver, Richard Branson, and Lord Sugar have in common? | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
A great article was published in the Guardian recently about the relatively high incidence of dyslexia in entrepreneurs. Check out these stats: 35% of company founders in USA identified themselves ...
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Famous Dyslexics: Marlon Brando

Famous Dyslexics: Marlon Brando | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Marlon Brando was a film and stage actor who won an Oscar for his role in On the Waterfront. And he was dyslexic! Brando was raised in Nebraska and California, and struggled in school. His father w...
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The Neurodiversity Frontier in the Workplace

The Neurodiversity Frontier in the Workplace | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
There is a new frontier of discussion in the workplace, climbing up alongside race and gender: neurodiversity. Advocates for neurodiverse workplaces are highlighting the unique (and critical) stren...
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"I Give Up": Teaching Perseverance to Kids

"I Give Up": Teaching Perseverance to Kids | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
The lovely Kelly behind Idealist Mom recently wrote an article about how to parent your giver-uppers. How do you teach perseverance to children who just don't even want to try? You'll have to read ...
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Dyslexic Secondary Schoolers' Poems on Dyslexia

Dyslexic Secondary Schoolers' Poems on Dyslexia | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
When dyslexic secondary school children at the Moon Hall School were assigned writing poems as homework, you can imagine what their first thoughts might be: me? Poetry? No way. I can tell you how I feel, but don’t make me write it!
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Speaking and Listening in the New UK Curriculum – Storytelling as Part of Who We Are

Speaking and Listening in the New UK Curriculum – Storytelling as Part of Who We Are | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
“Spoken language underpins the development of reading and writing. The quality and variety of language that pupils hear and speak are vital for developing their vocabulary and grammar and their und...
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Famous Dyslexics: Third man on the moon, Pete Conrad

Famous Dyslexics: Third man on the moon, Pete Conrad | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
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Famous Dyslexics: Perfume Tycoon Jo Malone

Famous Dyslexics: Perfume Tycoon Jo Malone | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Perfumer entrepreneur Jo Malone is one of the most successful people in the beauty products business. She's the woman who brought lime, basil and mandarin scents to the mainstream and has made mill...
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How Dyslexia Helps Entrepreneurs Thrive

How Dyslexia Helps Entrepreneurs Thrive | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
UK businesswoman Jo Malone knows a thing or two about being an entrepreneur. From humble beginnings mixing scented oils in her kitchen, her fragrances line was picked up by cosmetics giant Estee La...
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Famous Dyslexics: 'The Help' star, Octavia Spencer

Famous Dyslexics: 'The Help' star, Octavia Spencer | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
You may know movie star Octavia Spencer for her Academy Award-winning role as Minnie Jackson in The Help (2011), which launched her into Hollywood’s inner circle of celebs.

But did you know that this dyslexic actress is also a children’s book author?
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Are you for or against standardized testing?

Are you for or against standardized testing? | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Are your for or against standardized testing? This one question divides parents, teachers, and even governments from one era to the next. Pros The arguments for standardized testing haven't changed...
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Famous Dyslexics: Songwriter Marc Jordan

Famous Dyslexics: Songwriter Marc Jordan | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
“He had a guidance counsellor who told him he had the intelligence “of a spider monkey” and he was constantly streamed into programs for low achieving students.

‘It was embarrassing, shameful. I had to develop all of these strategies,’ he says
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Do teachers need the label ‘dyslexia’ in order to help their students?

Do teachers need the label ‘dyslexia’ in order to help their students? | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
“[teachers felt] the label ‘dyslexia’ evoked responses that suggested it was seen as a fixed disability, and that the teachers believed their ability to help children with ‘dyslexia was unlikely to develop over time. By contrast, the teachers who had been asked about ‘reading difficulties’ were less likely to see the children’s problems as permanent; were also more likely to believe that they would be able to help them, and that their skills developed with experience.”
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Easyread at The Cherwell School: a heart-warming end-of-term celebration lunch

Easyread at The Cherwell School: a heart-warming end-of-term celebration lunch | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
It was a great way to end the autumn term at The Cherwell School in Oxford, as we celebrated what was the end of implementing a huge systemic change in their approach to literacy intervention. Foll...
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Teaching Teachers: Does Australia Need Better Phonics Instruction for Teachers?

Teaching Teachers: Does Australia Need Better Phonics Instruction for Teachers? | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
A new report by the vice-chancellor of one of Australia's leading universities - the University of Sydney - has recommended an overhaul of how teachers are trained to teach reading. He points out t...
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Famous Dyslexics: Vogue Photographer David Bailey

Famous Dyslexics: Vogue Photographer David Bailey | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
David Bailey is a world-famous British fashion photographer and portrait specialist with dyslexia.
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Famous Dyslexics: Writer and Producer Stephen J. Cannell

Famous Dyslexics: Writer and Producer Stephen J. Cannell | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Stephen J. Cannell founded The Cannell Studios in Hollywood, which produced nearly 40 television series over the last four decades, including the popular A-Team and 21 Jump Street. And he had dysle...
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