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Good advice from the folks at LD Online: Reading Aloud to Build Comprehension

Good advice from the folks at LD Online: Reading Aloud to Build Comprehension | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Children learn when they make connections between what they hear and what they know. Here are three ways to use think alouds, with examples from some of our favorite kids' books.
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Good advice: For Freshmen College Students With Learning Differences

Good advice: For Freshmen College Students With Learning Differences | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
The transition from high school to college is an adjustment for any student but probably more so for a student with learning differences. Students who were used to getting their needs met by IEPs suddenly find themselves ...
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Congratulations to Landmark School Sophomore Samantha Cusson Gold Key art award -

Congratulations to Landmark School Sophomore Samantha Cusson Gold Key  art award - | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Landmark School Sophomore and Westborough native Samantha Cusson recently received a prestigious Gold Key in the Boston Globe Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her self portrait drawing

Read more: Your News: Local resident wins art award - Westborough, MA - Westborough News http://www.wickedlocal.com/westborough/newsnow/x1612622997/Your-News-Local-resident-wins-art-award#ixzz1pVZ4vRif Local resident wins art awardWicked LocalLandmark School, a boarding and day school for students with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, recently received 30 Gold and Silver Keys and Honorable Mentions from program.

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Excellent issue: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter

Excellent issue: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
This blog is from the publishers of 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter, a bi-monthly electronic publication for those who raise, educate, and counsel high-ability children with learning issues such as AD/HD, dyslexia, Asperger's, ...
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Brain Basis of Phonological Awareness for Spoken Language in Children& Its Disruption in Dyslexia

Brain Basis of Phonological Awareness for Spoken Language in Children& Its Disruption in Dyslexia | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Dyslexia/Sci/Med: Brain Basis of Phonological Awareness for Spoken Language in Children and Its Disruption in Dyslex...
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Untethered Teachers: Using AppleTV in the Classroom | Wired Educator

Untethered Teachers: Using AppleTV in the Classroom | Wired Educator | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

"possible to be both a wired and unwired educator at the same time? Sounds like someone trying to explain Schrödinger’s cat (the cat is both alive and dead at the same time, Google it).  I’m talking about being “an untethered teacher.”  Sometimes, we end up tethered to the technology in our classroom.  To me, this is most evident with the interactive white board at the front of my classroom (I’ve intentionally omitted any particular brand name devices). Fortunately, I’ve been using AppleTV to untether myself from the front of the room."


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Interactive Map: Economic Stress Index

Interactive Map: Economic Stress Index | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

This is a great interactive feature focusing on the differential impacts of the economic downturn on particular places.  You can zoom in, see county-level data, and slide the time bar at the bottom to get spatiotemporal data.    


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Disability Information and Insight: Upside of Dyslexia? Science ...

Disability Information and Insight: Upside of Dyslexia? Science ... | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Interesting article on International Dyslexia Association website, http://www.interdys.org/UpsideOfDyslexia.htm?utm_source=March+2012+eXaminer&utm_campaign=March+eXaminer&utm_medium=email. Dyslexia is in the ...
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Five Misconceptions About Learning Disabilities - PBS NewsHour

Five Misconceptions About Learning Disabilities - PBS NewsHour | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
PBS NewsHourFive Misconceptions About Learning DisabilitiesPBS NewsHourIt's real and affects people of all ages," said Dr. Sheldon H.
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Is Your Child’s Speech and Language Development On Track?

Is Your Child’s Speech and Language Development On Track? | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Most parents want their children to be verbal and outgoing. Speech and language development is the vehicle that allows this to happen. It is through verbal expression that children are able to communicate their needs, thoughts and personality.
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Winston School Series: Yale professors to speak in Short Hills on March 22 ... - NJ.com

Winston School Series: Yale professors to speak in Short Hills on March 22 ... - NJ.com | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
NJ.comWinston School Series: Yale professors to speak in Short Hills on March 22 ...NJ.comBy Independent Press “Dyslexia: Translating Scientific Progress into Policy and Practice — It's Time!
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Sally and Bennet Shaywitz Dyslexia lecture at Winston School in Short Hills - NorthJersey.com

Sally and Bennet Shaywitz Dyslexia lecture at Winston School in Short Hills - NorthJersey.com | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Dyslexia lecture at Winston School in Short HillsNorthJersey.com (press release)Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, co-directors of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, will be the guest speakers as part of the annual Winston School Speaker Series...
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Yale Center For Dyslexia & Creativity--The Dyslexia Diagnosis

Yale Center For Dyslexia & Creativity--The Dyslexia Diagnosis | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
RT @DyslexiaYale: The #dyslexia diagnosis can be a liberating revelation!
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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Khan Academy — iPad Insight

Best Free iPad App of the Week: Khan Academy — iPad Insight | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

"This week’s pick is Khan Academy. It’s full App Store title is Khan Academy – Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free. Here’s what the app is all about in a nutshell:"


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Don't miss this Video: A remarkable 21 min conversation with Noam Chomsky

Don't miss this Video: A remarkable 21 min conversation with Noam Chomsky | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Noam Chomsky discusses the purpose of education,  (minutes 1-12) & impact of technology, whether education should be perceived as a cost or an investment ( minutes 12-16; and the value of standardised assessment (minutes 16-21. Presented at the Learning Without ...

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Today's NYT: The Benefits of Bilingualism

Today's NYT: The Benefits of Bilingualism | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Being bilingual makes you smarter and can have a profound effect on your brain.
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5 min video: Dislecksia: The Movie Teaser 2, Dyslexia

Get ready to change your brain! Join Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Harvey Hubbell V, on his latest journey into the lives - and brains - of fellow dyslexics....
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Excellent article by Annie Murphy Paul in the NYT: The Neuroscience of Your Brain On Fiction

Excellent article by Annie Murphy Paul in the NYT: The Neuroscience of Your Brain On Fiction | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Stories stimulate the brain. Metaphors like “He had leathery hands” rouse the sensory cortex.  ....Fiction, Dr. Oatley notes, “is a particularly useful simulation because negotiating the social world effectively is extremely tricky, requiring us to weigh up myriad interacting instances of cause and effect. Just as computer simulations can help us get to grips with complex problems such as flying a plane or forecasting the weather, so novels, stories and dramas can help us understand the complexities of social life.”

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Parents! Series of 3 minute video lectures: Effective instruction for children with Dyslexia

Parents! Series of 3 minute video lectures: Effective instruction for children with Dyslexia | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Treating dyslexia begins with early diagnosis and teaching at the mastery level, where a student masters a grade level of materials before pursuing the next level.
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Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant commends legislature for passage of recent bills

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant commends legislature for passage of recent bills | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

BRYANT COMMENDS LEGISLATURE FOR ADVANCING JOBS, ENERGY INITIATIVES JACKSON —Children suffering from Dyslexia will now have more flexibility to attend a school that provides specialized Dyslexia treatment thanks to the passage of House Bill1031. House Bill 1032 establishes a scholarship program for university students who wish to pursue certification as Dyslexia specialists.

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Readers All" Conference Promotes Dyslexia Awareness

Readers All" Conference Promotes Dyslexia Awareness | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
The Iowa Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), in collaboration with the Illinois, Wisconsin and Kansas-Missouri Branches of IDA, is holding a special conference "Readers All" on April 20 and 21 at the ...
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The International Dyslexia Association Promoting literacy through research, education and advocacy

The International Dyslexia Association Promoting literacy through research, education and advocacy | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Upside of Dyslexia? Science Scant, but Intriguing

by Carolyn D. Cowen, Ed.M. and Gordon F. Sherman, Ph.D. Dyslexia is in the news. Topics range from landmark legislation and intriguing neuroimaging research to the unique challenges and possible advantages of dyslexia. These news stories triggered dozens of follow-up articles and blogs, all of which are reverberating around the Internet..

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Dr.'s Brock and Fernette Eide:flip view of dyslexia - Bainbridge Island Review

Dr.'s Brock and Fernette Eide:flip view of dyslexia - Bainbridge Island Review | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
The Bainbridge-based Gifts and Challenges Parent Network present Dr. Brock Eide, and Dr. Fernette Eide to speak about dyslexia from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 21 at IslandWood.
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LD Person of the Day | Facebook

LD Person of the Day | Facebook | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
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Happy Pi day! 5 minute video | My passion for Pi: Chirag Singh on TEDxTalks

Happy Pi day! 5 minute video | My passion for Pi: Chirag Singh on TEDxTalks | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.
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