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Why Audiobooks? - Diana Kennedy

Why Audiobooks? - Diana Kennedy | learning differences | Scoop.it
One of the first conversations I have with my parents of dyslexic kids is “And your child should be listening to audio books.”  Almost like clockwork, they respond, “But I want to make sure she still learns to read.” Maybe this is a concern you are struggling with right now.  …
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Five ways school leaders can demonstrate they take dyslexia seriously

Five ways school leaders can demonstrate they take dyslexia seriously | learning differences | Scoop.it
As part of Dyslexia Awareness Week 2017, a dyslexia charity trustee talks about the necessary leadership response to dyslexia
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What are Executive Function skills? - Parent To Parent

What are Executive Function skills? - Parent To Parent | learning differences | Scoop.it
Executive function skills are the mental processes that enable us to organise and plan, focus attention, remember instructions, understand complex or abstr
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Lessons For An Anxious Time: Parching Despair Before It Takes Root

Lessons For An Anxious Time: Parching Despair Before It Takes Root | learning differences | Scoop.it
My parents and their siblings knew something I haven’t yet grasped, writes Julie Wittes Schlack. Somehow they mastered the feeling of helplessness that is so new to me, and so corrosive.
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Teacher Training Is Failing Students With Disabilities

Teacher Training Is Failing Students With Disabilities | learning differences | Scoop.it
Strong progress has been made to integrate students with disabilities into general-education classrooms. Educator instruction hasn’t kept up.
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Kids Don’t Fail, Schools Fail Kids: Sir Ken Robinson on the ‘Learning Revolution’ - EdSurge News

Kids Don’t Fail, Schools Fail Kids: Sir Ken Robinson on the ‘Learning Revolution’ - EdSurge News | learning differences | Scoop.it

British author and speaker Sir Ken Robinson is known for several accomplishments, from his books to his professorships to his TED talks. But i
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Why attitude is more important than IQ

Why attitude is more important than IQ | learning differences | Scoop.it
Success in life is about how you handle setbacks and challenges.
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8 Expert Tips on Helping Your Child With Dysgraphia

8 Expert Tips on Helping Your Child With Dysgraphia | learning differences | Scoop.it
Learn about skillbuilding and strengthening activities that can help kids who struggle with handwriting. Get tips for helping your child with dysgraphia.
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Three Things Top Performing Students Know That Their Peers Miss

Three Things Top Performing Students Know That Their Peers Miss | learning differences | Scoop.it
Often the students earning the best grades in class aren't smarter, they're just working more efficiently.
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Neurodiversity Is a Competitive Advantage

Neurodiversity Is a Competitive Advantage | learning differences | Scoop.it
Why you should embrace it in your workforce
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Dyslexia 'should be seen as a sign of intelligence' says Richard Branson

Dyslexia 'should be seen as a sign of intelligence' says Richard Branson | learning differences | Scoop.it
Richard Branson has written an impassioned defence of young people with dyslexia, arguing that the learning difficulty should be seen as a sign of potential.
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Why Listening to Podcasts Helps Kids Improve Reading Skills

Why Listening to Podcasts Helps Kids Improve Reading Skills | learning differences | Scoop.it
Ironically, listening to podcasts has prompted this teacher's students to read more.
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What Teachers Should Know About ADHD & ASD

What Teachers Should Know About ADHD & ASD | learning differences | Scoop.it
Teachers are critical in helping children affected by ASD or ADHD, as they are positioned to communicate with parents/caregivers and practice appropriate classroom intervention.
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Empowering adult learners with dyslexia to achieve success | Scoop News

Empowering adult learners with dyslexia to achieve success | Scoop News | learning differences | Scoop.it
An Ako Aotearoa co-funded project currently in progress, is already providing adult learners with dyslexia the assistance they need to be successful in their tertiary studies.
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‘Bearded Math Man’ creates videos to help students, teachers, parents #dyscalculia

‘Bearded Math Man’ creates videos to help students, teachers, parents #dyscalculia | learning differences | Scoop.it
One man is quickly building a reputation for being a leader in the math field. People are working to fulfill their role within a diverse math background everywhere it counts. Math is a great field and has actually expanded in recent years among students. Thank men like this one who want to contribute their side of the debate itself. The bearded man is a respectable source of information for all math concepts.
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At a Glance: Classroom Accommodations for Slow Processing Speed

Slow processing speed can impact learning at all stages. Find out how teachers can help your child in the classroom. Get ideas for classroom accommodations.
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Teacher Training Is Failing Students With Disabilities

Teacher Training Is Failing Students With Disabilities | learning differences | Scoop.it
Strong progress has been made to integrate students with disabilities into general-education classrooms. Educator instruction hasn’t kept up.
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Closing the Door and Other Executive Difficulties

Closing the Door and Other Executive Difficulties | learning differences | Scoop.it
I understand that giftedness and executive function skills are not
synonymous.  Yet, it continues to amaze me that we can have this deep
politically strategic conversation in one minute, and the next he can
barely get himself out the door.  But, it is partially specifically because
he can have these deep and strategic thoughts that the day to day executive
functioning skills can lapse. 
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The genius in people with learning, mental health issues

The genius in people with learning, mental health issues | learning differences | Scoop.it
Dr. Gail Saltz, in her new book, says the brain differences that cause learning and mental health issues may also bring more creativity, aptitude and visual skills.
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Through Your Child’s Eyes

Through Your Child’s Eyes | learning differences | Scoop.it
Through Your Child’s Eyes tool from Understood: Interactive media to understand what your child with a learning disability or attention issue goes through.
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Strategies for Neurotypical People to Develop Empathy for Autistic People

Strategies for Neurotypical People to Develop Empathy for Autistic People | learning differences | Scoop.it
Historically, there has been much debate about the extent to which autistic individuals experience empathy. I am using the phrase “autistic individuals” rather than “individuals with autism,” per the recommendation from the Autism Self-Advocacy Network. Recent studies indicate that while autistics may experience and demonstrate empathy in different ways from neurotypicals, they do indeed experience…
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Dealing With Dyslexia – Short Film

Dealing With Dyslexia – Short Film | learning differences | Scoop.it
You might get a kick out of this short film on Dyslexia! I liked the sharp editing and soundtrack. Good video to show family members dealing with the learning difference.
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