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Dyslexia and Visuospatial Processing Strengths: New Research Sheds Light (January 2014)

Dyslexia and Visuospatial Processing Strengths: New Research Sheds Light (January 2014) | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it

#Neuroscience #dyslexia 


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New research on: Dyslexia and Visual-spatial Processing Strengths

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Carolyn D Cowen's curator insight, January 27, 2014 4:14 PM

For more discussion about "dyslexia as a gift" and the need to rethink priorities, see Lou Salza's Nov. 2012 blog post: Rethinking Dyselxia; Rethinking Priorities: Let's read the writing on the wall and teach our children to read." (http://lawrenceschool.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/rethinking-dyslexia/)


NOTE: The paper mentioned in this article/Q&A has been published in NeuroImage:


Diehl, J. J., Frost, S. J., Sherman, G. F., Mencl, W. E., Kurian, A., Molfese, P., Landi, N., Preston, J., Soldan, A., Fulbright, R. K., Rueckl, J. G., Seidenberg, M. S., Hoeft, F., & Pugh, K. R. (November 2014). Neural correlates of language and non-language visuospatial processing in adolescents with reading disability. NeuroImage,101, 653–666.DOI.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.07.029


http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811914006120

Lou Salza's curator insight, January 28, 2014 1:51 PM
Carolyn D Cowen posted this update on research ongoing at Haskins. She generously included a link to my blog about dyslexia and my reveiw of the movie: The Big Picture. Thanks Carolyn!

 

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"For more discussion about "dyslexia as a gift" and the need to rethink priorities, see Lou Salza's Nov. 2012 blog post: Rethinking Dyselxia; Rethinking Priorities: Let's read the writing on the wall and teach our children to read." (http://lawrenceschool.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/rethinking-dyslexia/)

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11 Essential Special Needs Resources in Champaign-Urbana

11 Essential Special Needs Resources in Champaign-Urbana | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
There are several resources in the Champaign-Urbana area that assist families and children with special needs.
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Dyslexia can be overcome with nursery rhymes and music, says Cambridge professor

Dyslexia can be overcome with nursery rhymes and music, says Cambridge professor | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it

But keeping up rhythmic practice will eventually allow children to read
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Grants available to help Saskatoon children with disabilities get active - CBC.ca

Grants available to help Saskatoon children with disabilities get active - CBC.ca | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
If your school or organization has a project geared toward helping young people with disabilities get active, you may want to take notice of a new round of grants you could tap into.
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FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS - Tri County Leader

FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS - Tri County Leader | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
There are no bells or lockers at this new school, but learning is still at the top of the list. Smiles accompany each learner as they enter the door to begin another day of practical skills training and working along side their friends.
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Special needs athletes soar in young achiever's basketball program - fox4kc.com

Special needs athletes soar in young achiever's basketball program - fox4kc.com | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
HOLDEN, Mo. -- Some school districts in the metro area have their seniors do major individual projects as capstones to end their high school careers.  Often they are supposed to benefit the communi...
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Girl arrested seeking mental-health help at hospital

A Nova Scotia family is speaking out after their 14-year-old daughter was turned away from mental health help at a children's hospital. Click here for the full story: ...
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Autistic Child Removed from Home and Forced into Psychiatric Ward

Autistic Child Removed from Home and Forced into Psychiatric Ward | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
By Adrian MacNair - Abbotsford News Derek Hoare had taken his eyes off his nine-year-old autistic daughter, Ayn Van Dyk, for just a moment. Then she was gone. Ayn had been playing in the backyard of his Mt.

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Is student privacy erased as classrooms turn digital?

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Privacy researcher Elana Zeide says schools need more transparency about how student data is used by educational publishers and software companies.

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Is student privacy compromised in the digital classroom?

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Autism

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7 Great TED Talks on Autism Teachers Should Not Miss ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Ms CFF's curator insight, September 16, 2015 9:13 PM

I love learning about how technology can improve individuals with Autism communicate, I have seen first hand how amazing this can be!

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Bangladesh government to develop foster care system for children with autism - Autism Daily Newscast

Bangladesh government to develop foster care system for children with autism - Autism Daily Newscast | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
autism news

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Velvet Martin's comment, March 31, 2015 5:29 PM
Why are these children in the system/what efforts are made to keep children with developmental diversity in home?
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​Inside the Special Education Classroom: How Tech Can Help Students With Special Needs (EdSurge News)

​Inside the Special Education Classroom: How Tech Can Help Students With Special Needs (EdSurge News) | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
At a glance, technology in special education classroom looks just like it does in a regular education classroom: computers, laptops, SmartBoards, and even an iPad or two.

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Using new technology in special education...

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Heejoon Ahn's curator insight, December 17, 2014 9:40 PM

The usage of technology such as the iPad is used to help students communicate with their educators, practice their writing, or to even practice their control over their muscles and hand-coordination. Many students with special needs sometimes take a long time to finish a simple task such as pressing a button on the screen, and the iPad is another technology which can make the task enjoyable.

 

Time Taken: 3 years and 4 months (from volunteer experience)

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Dogs help valley's special needs kids develop new skills - The Desert Sun

Dogs help valley's special needs kids develop new skills - The Desert Sun | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
Smiles spread across the faces of students in Noel Gamel's special education class at Cathedral City High School when three collies — Amos, Lana and
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24 Tips for Parenting a Child with a Sensory Processing Disorder

24 Tips for Parenting a Child with a Sensory Processing Disorder | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
A collection of 24 tips and helpful advice that are intended for a parent or caregiver of a child with a sensory processing disorder.
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What is the provision for children with special needs? - BBC News

What is the provision for children with special needs? - BBC News | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
The BBC News website answers some of the key questions about children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
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Education superstars: How the Akanksha Foundation is an agent of hope for students - Daily News & Analysis (blog)

Education superstars: How the Akanksha Foundation is an agent of hope for students - Daily News & Analysis (blog) | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
Education superstars: How the Akanksha Foundation is an agent of hope for students - Everywhere I went, I heard students and parents talk about how they are taking ownership of the learning process, and how their feedback is an integral part of the...
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Student pleads with councillors to put needs of people with learning ... - Get Bucks

Student pleads with councillors to put needs of people with learning ... - Get Bucks | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
Young student Jordan has made a heartfelt plea to Chiltern District Councillors to approve plans for an Amersham care facility for people with learning disabilities that will allow him to live the same independent life as other young men.
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Lawsuit led to regular jobs for people with disabilities - Bend Bulletin

Lawsuit led to regular jobs for people with disabilities - Bend Bulletin | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
At age 43, Joseph Krassow is about a year into his first job with a private, for-profit enterprise.
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Boost for special needs education in Norfolk schools - Education - Eastern ... - Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Boost for special needs education in Norfolk schools - Education - Eastern ... - Norfolk Eastern Daily Press | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
Education services are celebrating after Ofsted inspectors graded all schools in Norfolk focused on special needs with very high standards.
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The Promise of an Education - Part 2: The Dangers of Child Marriage

Child Marriage affects 4 out of 10 girls in Tanzania. Theresia and Regina have both been impacted by this culture. Find out their stories.
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The Global Search for Education: A World of Oppi-tunities!

The Global Search for Education: A World of Oppi-tunities! | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
The Global Search for Education (GSE) is a regular contributor to the Edmodo Blog. Authored by C.M. Rubin, GSE brings together distinguished thought leaders in
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Early learning crisis: 20 percent of children unable to communicate properly at age 5 – study

Early learning crisis: 20 percent of children unable to communicate properly at age 5 – study | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
A fifth of young British children, many of whom are from deprived backgrounds, are unable to communicate properly by the age of five and face “damaging” lifetime consequences as a result, a new study warns.

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News-O-Matic in the Special-Needs Classroom

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News-O-Matic in the Special-Needs Classroom

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Chris Carter's curator insight, March 26, 2015 10:07 PM

The ability to adjust the reading level to the needs of he learner is impressive.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, March 28, 2015 12:04 PM

Thx Chris Carter

Lillian Holtzclaw Stern's curator insight, March 28, 2015 5:11 PM

Thousands of teachers use @News-O-Matic in ELA, ELL, Social Studies, Current Events, Special-Ed

 

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8 special education communication apps | eSchool News | eSchool News

8 special education communication apps | eSchool News | eSchool News | Special Needs Issues | Scoop.it
These 8 apps offer help to special education students trying to build communication skills.

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Apps to help special education students  build communication skills

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Alison DeBoe's curator insight, November 22, 2014 5:27 PM

This website gives special education communication apps, their prices, and how they can be used. Really found some of the useful. Great if a person has a special needs child or works with special needs children.