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NJ Bills To Improve Education For Students With Dyslexia | WBGO ..

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The measures would require public schools to screen kindergarten students for dyslexia and other reading disorders and provide professional development for teachers on how best to help a dyslexic child.

Via Lou Salza
Joyce Pederson, PhD's insight:

Research has identified markers for early detection of reading disorders. Earlier is better.  For  example, phonemic awareness skills should be screened and, if needed, strengthened as early as possible.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, June 20, 2013 4:33 PM

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"....Several bills to improve education in New Jersey for students with dyslexia are being advanced by a Senate committee.

The measures would require public schools to screen kindergarten students for dyslexia and other reading disorders and provide professional development for teachers on how best to help a dyslexic child.

Sharon Seyler  with the New Jersey School Boards Association supports the screening but is concerned about the financial impact on school districts and taxpayers.

 “We just hope that there may be a discussion for a state appropriation to offset the cost.”

Plumstead Township resident Liz Barnes has an 11-year-old daughter with dyslexia. She says the costs of not doing the screenings should also be considered.

 “It is my understanding that many of these screening tests have low costs that would significantly lower what it would cost to remediate a bunch of third to fifth graders who are two or more years behind.” 

Rahway resident Dana Marsh is the mother of a 17-year-old boy with dyslexia. She says the bills will make a difference for struggling readers by giving them the right tools at a young age.

“No parent wants to hear the questions: why am I so stupid?, what’s wrong with my brain?, why am I so slow? These are questions that I heard from my usually happy but struggling child throughout his elementary and middle school years.”

Marsh says her son made great progress after a third grade teacher identified his dyslexia.

Senator Jeff Van Drew says he’s been working on the legislation for years and is hopeful the governor will sign the bills that have been approved by the Assembly and are awaiting final legislative approval by the Senate...."

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NJ Bills To Improve Education For Students With Dyslexia | WBGO ..

NJ Bills To Improve Education For Students With Dyslexia | WBGO .. | Strengthening Literacy Learners | Scoop.it
The measures would require public schools to screen kindergarten students for dyslexia and other reading disorders and provide professional development for teachers on how best to help a dyslexic child.

Via Lou Salza
Joyce Pederson, PhD's insight:

Research has identified markers for early detection of reading disorders. Earlier is better.  For  example, phonemic awareness skills should be screened and, if needed, strengthened as early as possible.

more...
Lou Salza's curator insight, June 20, 2013 4:33 PM

Excerpt:

"....Several bills to improve education in New Jersey for students with dyslexia are being advanced by a Senate committee.

The measures would require public schools to screen kindergarten students for dyslexia and other reading disorders and provide professional development for teachers on how best to help a dyslexic child.

Sharon Seyler  with the New Jersey School Boards Association supports the screening but is concerned about the financial impact on school districts and taxpayers.

 “We just hope that there may be a discussion for a state appropriation to offset the cost.”

Plumstead Township resident Liz Barnes has an 11-year-old daughter with dyslexia. She says the costs of not doing the screenings should also be considered.

 “It is my understanding that many of these screening tests have low costs that would significantly lower what it would cost to remediate a bunch of third to fifth graders who are two or more years behind.” 

Rahway resident Dana Marsh is the mother of a 17-year-old boy with dyslexia. She says the bills will make a difference for struggling readers by giving them the right tools at a young age.

“No parent wants to hear the questions: why am I so stupid?, what’s wrong with my brain?, why am I so slow? These are questions that I heard from my usually happy but struggling child throughout his elementary and middle school years.”

Marsh says her son made great progress after a third grade teacher identified his dyslexia.

Senator Jeff Van Drew says he’s been working on the legislation for years and is hopeful the governor will sign the bills that have been approved by the Assembly and are awaiting final legislative approval by the Senate...."

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Vince Flynn Dies At 47: After Overcoming Dyslexia To Become A Best-Selling ... - Medical Daily

Vince Flynn Dies At 47: After Overcoming Dyslexia To Become A Best-Selling ... - Medical Daily | Strengthening Literacy Learners | Scoop.it
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Vince Flynn Dies At 47: After Overcoming Dyslexia To Become A Best-Selling ...
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Vince Flynn Dies At 47: After Overcoming Dyslexia To Become A Best-Selling Author, Flynn Passed Away Due Prostate Cancer.
Joyce Pederson, PhD's insight:

Vince Flynn was a valued role model for many dyslexic readers. He showed that through hard work, determination, and perseverance, reading problems do not need to limit the aspirations of intelligent, individuals with dyslexia. His story provides the narrative that obstacles can be overcome. He will be missed.

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Apps for Students | Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD

Apps for Students | Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD | Strengthening Literacy Learners | Scoop.it
Reading is the area in which students with dyslexia struggle the most. Luckily, there are mobile apps that can help with functions like text-to-speech translation.

Via Drs Fernette and Brock Eide at DyslexicAdvantage.com, Alexander Lewis
Joyce Pederson, PhD's insight:

Parents often ask for help in locating appropriate apps for student with dyslexia. This is a great place to start!

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Laura White Whiteman, CISA's curator insight, April 1, 2013 9:09 AM

Technology can make such a difference for a student with dyslexia.  Get to know the apps that work best for you.

Pauline Farrell's curator insight, April 8, 2013 8:38 AM

what wonderful opportunities are now available for our learners... just got to reach them all more efficiently....true personalised scaffolded learning is looking closer

Diana Petschauer's comment, August 5, 2013 1:04 PM
These are a few good ones bu there are several others that students and educators are using successfully for reading, writing, math, executive function, accessing books nd materials, completing assignments and more. I provide trainings nationally and internationally, Information is here:http://assistivetechnologyforeducation.com/ai1ec_event/live-webinar-ipad-apps-for-struggling-readers-writers-print-disabilities/?instance_id=48
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Vision, Dyslexia Not Linked: Study – WebMD

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Findings will advance understanding, treatment of the reading disorder, says expert.
Joyce Pederson, PhD's insight:

This article sheds light on a topic that is confusing to parents of dyslexic readers.

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