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New type font said to help dyslexics

New type font said to help dyslexics | Dyslexia and Dyscalculia | Scoop.it

A new font designed for people with dyslexia is now available for use on mobile devices such as tablet computers and smartphones, its U.S. designer says.

 

Any feedback from anyone with dyslexia would be appreciated. It does look quite easy on the eye... but is it just for people with scotopic/Irlen's syndrome? 

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Michael Gove's GCSE reforms are tame, backward and not even new

Michael Gove's GCSE reforms are tame, backward and not even new | Dyslexia and Dyscalculia | Scoop.it
Melissa Benn: There is plenty of evidence on what makes a stimulating, modern curriculum, but Gove, the rigid traditionalist, is rejecting it...
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Why Children Get Math Problems Wrong - Research

Why Children Get Math Problems Wrong - Research | Dyslexia and Dyscalculia | Scoop.it

Research paper studying the different contributions to math disability - are the problems due to math fact errors (more common among students with dyscalculia), procedural errors (borrowing or carrying, smaller from larger), visual-spatial (column problems, miswriting), or switch mistakes? 

 

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Dyscovery Education Ltd at www.dyscoveryonline.co.uk

Dyscovery Education Ltd at www.dyscoveryonline.co.uk | Dyslexia and Dyscalculia | Scoop.it

Dyscovery Education Ltd was established in 2011 with the aim of raising awareness of Specific Learning Difficulties by way of providing accessible and differentiated teaching and training for people with Specific Learning Difficulties and those who are involved with them.

 

The site is up and running - you can book in-house events and diagnostic assessments. The online courses are in the process of being transferred to the new Moodle VLE

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The educational neuroscience of dyslexia and dyscalculia - Research - University of Cambridge

The educational neuroscience of dyslexia and dyscalculia - Research - University of Cambridge | Dyslexia and Dyscalculia | Scoop.it

"Developmental dyslexia, which manifests as a difficulty in reading and spelling, affects about 7% of schoolchildren, mostly boys, and presents a major obstacle to educational success, future mental health and lifetime earning. Its mathematical counterpart, developmental dyscalculia, affects about 6% of schoolchildren and is found equally in boys and girls. According to figures released from the UK Government Office for Science, dyscalculia has an even higher impact on educational success than dyslexia."


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Exclusive Video Interview: Steven Spielberg on his Dyslexia

Exclusive Video Interview: Steven Spielberg on his Dyslexia | Dyslexia and Dyscalculia | Scoop.it
In this exclusive video interview, Steven Spielberg discusses his dyslexia for the first time ever, with Quinn Bradlee of Friends of Quinn.
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Math ability requires crosstalk in the brain | ScienceBlog.com

Math ability requires crosstalk in the brain | ScienceBlog.com | Dyslexia and Dyscalculia | Scoop.it
A new study by researchers at UT Dallas' Center for Vital Longevity, Duke University, and the University of Michigan has found that the strength of...
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Numberphile - Videos about Numbers and Stuff

For anyone who claims that maths is boring...

 

"Short videos about numbers, maths and all sorts of other numbery stuff. We'll make you love numbers!"

 

I've just fallen in love with this site :-)

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Supporting Dyslexia in the classroom - Resources - TES

Supporting Dyslexia in the classroom - Resources - TES | Dyslexia and Dyscalculia | Scoop.it
Video outlining some simple ideas that can be implemented to make your classroom more dyslexia friendly in a way that allows all pupils to flourish.
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