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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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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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Famous Dyslexics: Actor Anthony Andrews

Famous Dyslexics: Actor Anthony Andrews | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Famous Dyslexics: Actor Anthony Andrews
Edit Posted on December 5, 2014 by Sarah Forrest

British award-winning actor Anthony Andrews is perhaps best known for playing Lord Sebastian Flyte in Bridehead’s Revisited. He more recently played a cameo role in The King’s Speech.
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LD Action: Creating Possibilities: Novelist Sally Gardner's Poem for Dyslexics Everywhere

LD Action: Creating Possibilities: Novelist Sally Gardner's Poem for Dyslexics Everywhere | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
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Retained Reflexes Practitioners

Retained Reflexes Practitioners | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Most of the children who we work with are highly visual learners who have chosen to sight-memorize whole words, rather than learn phonetic decoding. They can sustain this method in early education,...
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Case Study: Low confidence, guessing, and inconsistency...

Case Study: Low confidence, guessing, and inconsistency... | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Before Easyread, getting Harry to read anything was a real battle. He would skip words, use the pictures in books for clues, and stumble over even the simplest words. On one day he would read quite...
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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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Integrated Kindergarten and Senior Centers a Big Hit

Integrated Kindergarten and Senior Centers a Big Hit | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
It sounds like something more at home in a dream than reality. Pre-K and Kindergarten classes sharing a building with a nursing home? The Grace Living Center in Tulsa is just that. 60 schoolchildre...
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Famous Dyslexics: "The Sopranos" star Lorraine Bracco

Famous Dyslexics: "The Sopranos" star Lorraine Bracco | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
The actress Lorraine Bracco, famous for her roles in Goodfellas and The Sopranos, has recently opened up about her struggles with dyslexia. Growing up, she felt "stupid and dumb" compared to her si...
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Research confirms Easyread approach to literacy for dyslexics

Research confirms Easyread approach to literacy for dyslexics | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Recent research from Vanderbilt University has found that there are subtle differences in the brains of children with reading difficulties. http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2014/10/dyslexia-white-matter/...
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