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Parents: An Important VOICE FOR DYSLEXIA

Parents: An Important VOICE FOR DYSLEXIA | Symlexia | Scoop.it
Submitted by Deborah Lynam Parent, Decoding Dyslexia – NJ One of the first things a parent discovers as we begin the journey to learn about dyslexia and to find resources for our children is that t...

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In England do we have the equivalent grassroots organisation to the one starting up in the US - Decoding Dyslexia - to help get improvements in the way children with dyslexia are taught?

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Parents started the special education profession and this blog gives us insight into why! -Lou

 

 

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"...It is time for public schools in the US to catch up with the current research. Good things are happening across the country in private schools and intervention clinics focused on students with learning disabilities. Research based interventions are in use, and educators are knowledgeable about what strategies work and what techniques are effective. Yet it is so sad that in spite of this research, children have to spend six hours of each day in a classroom that is not in tune to their needs. This is wasted time. This is precious time lost.

In the state of NJ, like-minded parents connected to form Decoding Dyslexia – NJ (DDNJ), a grassroots movement driven by families of dyslexic children. The mission is to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families with information and resources to support their children, and inform policy-makers about dyslexia, and the need to identify, remediate, and support students with dyslexia in New Jersey’s public school system.

Cathy Booth's curator insight, April 7, 2013 2:31 AM

Decoding Dyslexia is a grassroots organisation seeking to improve education for dyslexic children in the US.  Do we have the same sort of thing here in England?

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Your Turn: Want to cut education costs? Identify dyslexia early

Your Turn: Want to cut education costs? Identify dyslexia early | Symlexia | Scoop.it

The St. Cloud Times' front-page March 18 headline grabbed my attention: 'Report says costs (of special ed) are accelerating and burden is on school districts.' We can reduce some costs by learning more about dyslexia and helping the students who...


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Totally agree that more should be done to diagnose dyslexia earlier.

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Dyslexia bill inspired by Ocean City girl OK'd by Senate committee

Dyslexia bill inspired by Ocean City girl OK'd by Senate committee | Symlexia | Scoop.it
A group of bills that would help students with dyslexia and other reading disorders get the specific diagnosis and programs they need was approved by the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.

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I wonder where the UK stands on these issues.

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Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz!

Create An Interactive, Label-Based Image Quiz! | Symlexia | Scoop.it

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for sharing this resource!

ImageQuiz is a fantastic new website that lets users create image-based quizzes with ease. Just upload your image, choose a title, and begin tagging the locations of the labels. Tagging works by drawing on the image to define what the quiz should test people on, and then labeling each of those tags. It is very easy to use and has a basic, simple interface and best of all – no signup required!

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Good for revising vocabulary associated with objects (that you can get a photo of).

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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:03 AM

An interesting tool with good teaching potential

Susan's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:21 AM

Pour faire des images avec le vocabulaire en français!

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:44 AM

Upsss! Another digital toy. Seems to be use useful for proactive techno-teachers

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25 Famous Authors With Dyslexia- BachelorsDegreeOnline.com

25 Famous Authors With Dyslexia- BachelorsDegreeOnline.com | Symlexia | Scoop.it
Although those with learning disabilities typically have trouble with communication, many writers are also in the high achieving, learning disabled club. (RT @ManalBak: "@Dyslexic_Kids مشاهير لديهم صعوبات تعلم.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, April 23, 2013 6:29 PM

Love this list!-Lou

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Shane Lynch - Dyslexic | My Secret Past

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Boyzone singer Shane Lynch reveals a personal secret.
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Documentary following Boyzone singer, as he finds out about dyslexia and then is assessed to see if he has it.

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Parents: An Important VOICE FOR DYSLEXIA

Parents: An Important VOICE FOR DYSLEXIA | Symlexia | Scoop.it
Submitted by Deborah Lynam Parent, Decoding Dyslexia – NJ One of the first things a parent discovers as we begin the journey to learn about dyslexia and to find resources for our children is that t...

Via Lou Salza
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In England do we have the equivalent grassroots organisation to the one starting up in the US - Decoding Dyslexia - to help get improvements in the way children with dyslexia are taught?

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Lou Salza's curator insight, April 5, 2013 10:16 AM

Parents started the special education profession and this blog gives us insight into why! -Lou

 

 

Excerpt:

"...It is time for public schools in the US to catch up with the current research. Good things are happening across the country in private schools and intervention clinics focused on students with learning disabilities. Research based interventions are in use, and educators are knowledgeable about what strategies work and what techniques are effective. Yet it is so sad that in spite of this research, children have to spend six hours of each day in a classroom that is not in tune to their needs. This is wasted time. This is precious time lost.

In the state of NJ, like-minded parents connected to form Decoding Dyslexia – NJ (DDNJ), a grassroots movement driven by families of dyslexic children. The mission is to raise dyslexia awareness, empower families with information and resources to support their children, and inform policy-makers about dyslexia, and the need to identify, remediate, and support students with dyslexia in New Jersey’s public school system.

Cathy Booth's curator insight, April 7, 2013 2:31 AM

Decoding Dyslexia is a grassroots organisation seeking to improve education for dyslexic children in the US.  Do we have the same sort of thing here in England?

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25 Best Sites for Free Educational Videos

Directory of the Web's best educational video resources. Includes 5min, Academic Earth, BrainPOP, Brightstorm, iTunes U, YouTube EDU, and many more sites.
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How hearing skills could be key to treating dyslexia

How hearing skills could be key to treating dyslexia | Symlexia | Scoop.it
A study of children’s brainwaves found a link between auditory problems and reading skills
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Teacher Information -- VerbalWorkout.com Book Vocabulary

Teacher tips and information about high school novel word lists and computer corrected homework assignments found at VerbalWorkout.com.
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Mostly aimed at high school children, this site provides and tests on the vocabulary of 'good' books.  For slightly younger children there are the Harry Potter books, the Jungle book and Artemis Fowl.

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There are Many Types of Dyslexia

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Lists different types of dyslexia

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Co:Writer 6 | Inclusive Technology

Co:Writer 6 | Inclusive Technology | Symlexia | Scoop.it
Buy a Co:Writer 6 online from Inclusive Technology
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This looks good for helping with writing - sort of spell checker+ you can have the list of possible words read to you.

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Twitter / LindaFox: Great quote from Albert Einstein ...

Twitter / LindaFox: Great quote from Albert Einstein ... | Symlexia | Scoop.it
RT @LindaFox: Great quote from Albert Einstein #ADHD #dyslexia #aspergers http://t.co/Fh0iKQVsO5
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The Dyslexia Foundation | The Dyslexia Foundation

The Dyslexia Foundation | The Dyslexia Foundation | Symlexia | Scoop.it
The Dyslexia Foundation
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Organisation supporting research and education of those with and supporting those with dyslexia

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Ways Parents Can Help with Spelling - American Dyslexia Association

Ways Parents Can Help with Spelling - American Dyslexia Association | Symlexia | Scoop.it

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Some good tips on how to help with spelling word learning.

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14 min video: Dyslexia and Talent - What You May Not Have Heard About Dyslexia

The Conference on Dyslexia and Talent was a landmark event that brought together from accomplished dyslexics from diverse fields, including a MacArthur Geniu...

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This video is a great synthesis of personal stories illustrating the experience of successful dyslexics and also the 'theory' of the gift(s) of dyslexia.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, May 21, 2013 6:35 AM

Published on May 20, 2013

The Conference on Dyslexia and Talent was a landmark event that brought together from accomplished dyslexics from diverse fields, including a MacArthur Genius award winner, Pulitzer-prize winning poet, CEOs, artists, doctors, lawyers, and leaders in the dyslexia community. Watch more videos from the conference:http://dyslexicadvantage.org/videos.html

The conference was organized by Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide of Dyslexic Advantage and supported by a grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. Video: David Kinney and colleagues at Dsign Digital.

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Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre | Famous Dyslexics - A to Z

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Given that dyslexics are held back by the lack of skills so crucial to education, it's amazing how many very talented and successful there are.  Here is another list of them.

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Neurodiversity Rewires Conventional Thinking About Brains | Wired Magazine | Wired.com

Neurodiversity Rewires Conventional Thinking About Brains | Wired Magazine | Wired.com | Symlexia | Scoop.it
For Wired's 20th anniversary, Steve Silberman chronicles the birth of neurodiversity -- a neologism that called attention to the fact that many atypical forms of brain wiring also convey unusual skills and aptitudes.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, April 20, 2013 7:28 AM

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"In the late 1990s, a sociologist named Judy Singer—who is on the autism spectrum herself—invented a new word to describe conditions like autism, dyslexia, and ADHD: neurodiversity. In a radical stroke, she hoped to shift the focus of discourse about atypical ways of thinking and learning away from the usual litany of deficits, disorders, and impairments. Echoing positive terms like biodiversity and cultural diversity, her neologism called attention to the fact that many atypical forms of brain wiring also convey unusual skills and aptitudes...."

Leslie Buford's curator insight, April 22, 2013 6:54 AM

The term "Neurodiversity" reflects the way we at Marburn have always thought about Learning Differences.  Until our public education system can provide educational diversity to match the neurodiversity in the world, we may be stuck with the language of deficit and disability as the passwords that allow entry into the world of "Special" education.  How can we bridge this gap?

Bill Keeney's curator insight, May 14, 2013 6:16 AM

If there were no advantages to certain ways of structuring the brain, they would have died out evolutionarily.  How can we structure education to build the skills of those kinds of brains?  Not an easy question for an enterprise built around the "fine grained" skills of literacy and numeracy...

 

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Training the Brain to Hear (Phonological Awareness) in Childhood Dyslexia

Training the Brain to Hear (Phonological Awareness) in Childhood Dyslexia | Symlexia | Scoop.it

Now a classic study showing how auditory training helps the brain to hear similar sounds like rhyming words.


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DyslexicIT's curator insight, April 9, 2013 12:25 AM

Interesting I agree with  the idea of auditory training and I have worked on these skills with my students and this has increased their ability to address there difficulties through use of audio.

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Dyslexia | words and pictures

Dyslexia | words and pictures | Symlexia | Scoop.it
Dyslexia. It's not exactly a huge surprise that one of our children is dyslexic. After all, the husband is, and so are my father and brother and from what I understand, there's a strong hereditary link.
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Blogger mum from London with 8 year old son determined to be Dyslexic, a month after my son was.

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Dyslexia-Friendly Marking Guidelines - Resources - TES

Dyslexia-Friendly Marking Guidelines - Resources - TES | Symlexia | Scoop.it
A relatively short guide on marking the written work of KS3 / KS4 students with 'dyslexic tendencies' i.e. those who struggle with basic literacy, and are working around English NC Level 2 - 4.
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These are fantastic.

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Understanding Dyslexia! Watch Ishaya Bako’s Short Film “Enitan” | Bella Naija

Understanding Dyslexia! Watch Ishaya Bako’s Short Film “Enitan” | Bella Naija | Symlexia | Scoop.it
I watched this short film and felt a lone tear run down my face. You'd be surprised how much change we can achieve just by being more enlightened. This film
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Heart warming and good to explain how important it is to raise awareness.

 

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Psycholinguistics/Dyslexia - Wikiversity

Psycholinguistics/Dyslexia - Wikiversity | Symlexia | Scoop.it
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Wiki entry on dyslexia - causes, diagnosing and exercises to help remediate.

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Now That My Child Has Been Identified with LD, What’s Next? - NCLD

Now That My Child Has Been Identified with LD, What’s Next? - NCLD | Symlexia | Scoop.it
Parents & learning disabilities in children - Now that your child has been identified as having a learning disability, you’re probably wondering what steps to take next.
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American slant to putting together IEPs etc from the 'National Center for learning disabilities'

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The BRITE Initiative

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Organisation that provides relevant training, qualifications and loans assistive technology.  Based in Scotland.

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Advice Videos on Dyslexia

Advice Videos on Dyslexia | Symlexia | Scoop.it
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Great set of informative videos on how parents can help their dyslexic children etc.

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