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Supreme Court of Canada appeal re: Rights of Learning Disabled Students :: Wire Service Canada

Supreme Court of Canada appeal re: Rights of Learning Disabled Students :: Wire Service Canada | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

On March 22, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear Moore v British Columbia (Ministry of Education) , a case dealing with the education and equality rights of children with severe learning disabilities. International Dyslexia Association, Ontario Branch (ONBIDA) intervening in Supreme Court of Canada appeal that will consider the education and equality rights of students with severe learning disabilities

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Dyslexia covers wide range of reading disorders : The Issaquah Press

Dyslexia  covers wide range of reading disorders : The Issaquah Press | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Instead of mixed up letters that need to be descrambled, Atwater talked about reading disabilities or dyslexia in terms of coding and decoding words or letters. Persons may have problems with connecting letters or words on a page with the sounds usually connected with those words or letters.

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Inspiring story of resilience: Poetry from a 'Neurologically Impaired' Life | PBS NewsHour

Inspiring story of resilience: Poetry from a 'Neurologically Impaired' Life | PBS NewsHour | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
And perhaps most satisfying of all, it's the difference that transformed him into a nationally sought motivational speaker and chairman of the board for Project Eye-to-Eye, a nonprofit that connects students with LD/ADHD and mentors who have been in their shoes.

He hates the word "overcome."

"The only thing I overcame was the low expectations society had for me," he said.

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Learning from our students: A Teen with Dylexia Describes Benefits of Reading with Technology

Learning from our students: A Teen with Dylexia Describes Benefits of Reading with Technology | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
A guest post by Brian Meersma, a student member of the Bookshare Advisory Board I am a high school sophomore with dyslexia. I was diagnosed at a young age, but was always eager to learn new things....
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AT&T Makes $250 Million Pledge to Fund Education Programs ...

AT&T Makes $250 Million Pledge to Fund Education Programs ... | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
The company will give the money through grants to schools, community organizations, and others helping at-risk students graduate and prepare for college and careers. The focus will be on supporting innovative programs ...
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3 min video--a Who's Who for People with Dyslexia-share it with students!

famous dyslexics, successful dyslexics, overcoming dyslexia, dyslexia help, dyxlexia support (Check out this video: People with Dyslexia: http://t.co/OhgW4srN via @youtube...)...
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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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Support Urged for Dyslexia Legislation: Kentucky HB 69 | SurfKY.com

Support Urged for Dyslexia Legislation: Kentucky HB 69 | SurfKY.com | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

 HOPKINSVILLE, KY (3/20/12) –residents are voicing their support for legislation that would help those with dyslexia.

This is a summary of House Bill 69: Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to define "aphasia," "dyscalculia," dyslexia," "phonemic awareness," and "scientifically based research"; require the Kentucky Board of Education to promulgate administrative regulations for district-wide reporting on the use of K-3 response-to-intervention implementation in reading by August 1, 2013, in mathematics by August 1, 2014, and behavior by August 1, 2015; require the Department of Education to make available technical assistance, training, and a Web-based resource to assist all local school districts

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'How Creativity Works': It's All In Your Imagination : NPR

In his new book, Imagine, Jonah Lehrer explores the art and science of original thinking — from Shakespearean tragedies to the invention of masking tape to Nike's "Just Do It" campaign. And when you get stuck?
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Considering how to design websites friendly to dyslexics: Usability versus Dyslexia

Considering how to design websites friendly to dyslexics: Usability versus Dyslexia | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Legibility guidelines for dyslexia often conflict with usability conventions for websites. My challenge was to find a way of designing a website that adhered to both sets of rules.RT @cinteractionlab: Usability versus Dyslexia http://t.co/vgznHvpS #a11y...

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The Impact of the Arts « How the Brain Learns: The Blog

The Impact of the Arts « How the Brain Learns: The Blog | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
A study of nearly 70 at-risk middle school students in Florida showed that participating in arts programs assisted them in decreasing delinquency, fostering academic competence, maintaining control, and feeling a closer ...
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Advice from our colleagues at Landmark College: Avoiding freshman failure – Schools of Thought - CNN ...

Advice from our colleagues at Landmark College: Avoiding freshman failure – Schools of Thought - CNN ... | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Students who learn differently–students with classic language-based learning differences, ADHD, orASD– have these challenges, and more. This is the work of my institution. In our ongoing semester offerings and in special ...
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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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