Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia
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Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia
1 in 5 children can't read at age 11. What's going on and how does the Easyread System help?
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Famous Dyslexics: Actor Anthony Andrews

Famous Dyslexics: Actor Anthony Andrews | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Famous Dyslexics: Actor Anthony Andrews
Edit Posted on December 5, 2014 by Sarah Forrest

British award-winning actor Anthony Andrews is perhaps best known for playing Lord Sebastian Flyte in Bridehead’s Revisited. He more recently played a cameo role in The King’s Speech.
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LD Action: Creating Possibilities: Novelist Sally Gardner's Poem for Dyslexics Everywhere

LD Action: Creating Possibilities: Novelist Sally Gardner's Poem for Dyslexics Everywhere | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
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Retained Reflexes Practitioners

Retained Reflexes Practitioners | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Most of the children who we work with are highly visual learners who have chosen to sight-memorize whole words, rather than learn phonetic decoding. They can sustain this method in early education,...
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Case Study: Low confidence, guessing, and inconsistency...

Case Study: Low confidence, guessing, and inconsistency... | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Before Easyread, getting Harry to read anything was a real battle. He would skip words, use the pictures in books for clues, and stumble over even the simplest words. On one day he would read quite...
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Kids' Breakfasts: Around the World

Kids' Breakfasts: Around the World | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
The New York Times recently published a fascinating article on what children all around the world eat for breakfast. The best part is that they’ve put together a collage of images from the breakfast table… it is simply fantastic!
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How Kids' Brains Learn to Read

How Kids' Brains Learn to Read | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Ever wondered what is actually going on when your children are playing patty cake, or making up rhymes? They are actually laying the groundwork for phonics. From very early on in a baby's life, the...
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Famous Dyslexics: Lynda La Plante

Famous Dyslexics: Lynda La Plante | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Lynda La Plante is an English crime writer best known for writing the Prime Suspect television series. Though she started her career as an actress, she discovered her flair for storytelling when sh...
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Dyslexia and Dyspraxia: Calling All Spies!

Dyslexia and Dyspraxia: Calling All Spies! | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Although they may struggle in early school years, students with dyslexia and dyspraxia are in high demand in an unusual field: espionage. GCHQ, or Government Communications Headquarters as the Brit...
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Getting in Those Greens!

Getting in Those Greens! | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
I'm guessing just about every Easyread blog reader wishes they could get more greens into their child's diet. A recent blog post from the superb child nutrition website, http://www.superhealthykids...
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Take Phonics Outdoors

Take Phonics Outdoors | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
While the sun is out and the weather warm (or mostly warm, if you live in Britain like we do!), get into the great outdoors and practice... phonics. Yes, phonics! The wonderful blog, Living Montess...
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Got a prescription for books?

Got a prescription for books? | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
A recent article published by journalist Annie Murphy Paul mentioned a policy statement published by the American Academy of Pediatrics that "prescribed" books for young children. Reading levels at...
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Math, Science + Engineering Apps for Summer Learning

Math, Science + Engineering Apps for Summer Learning | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
    Looking for fun iPad apps to take on the road with you this summer for your kids?       Check out this thorough compilation of 42 tried and tested apps from the wonderf...
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Does Easyread Progress Last After You Finish?

Does Easyread Progress Last After You Finish? | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
This is a question I get asked all the time by parents wondering whether to invest time and money into purchasing Easyread for their child. And it's an excellent question. We often hear about progr...
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Integrated Kindergarten and Senior Centers a Big Hit

Integrated Kindergarten and Senior Centers a Big Hit | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
It sounds like something more at home in a dream than reality. Pre-K and Kindergarten classes sharing a building with a nursing home? The Grace Living Center in Tulsa is just that. 60 schoolchildre...
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Famous Dyslexics: "The Sopranos" star Lorraine Bracco

Famous Dyslexics: "The Sopranos" star Lorraine Bracco | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
The actress Lorraine Bracco, famous for her roles in Goodfellas and The Sopranos, has recently opened up about her struggles with dyslexia. Growing up, she felt "stupid and dumb" compared to her si...
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Research confirms Easyread approach to literacy for dyslexics

Research confirms Easyread approach to literacy for dyslexics | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Recent research from Vanderbilt University has found that there are subtle differences in the brains of children with reading difficulties. http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2014/10/dyslexia-white-matter/...
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The High Cost of Dyslexia

The High Cost of Dyslexia | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Did you read this recent article about one mother's fight to get her son reading? When Zachary was in 2nd Grade, he was already falling behind in his reading. He was diagnosed with dyslexia. His mo...
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Famous Dyslexics: Max Brooks, author of World War Z

Famous Dyslexics: Max Brooks, author of World War Z | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Max Brooks is a world-famous author of novels like World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War and The Zombie Survival Guide. He is the son of actors Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft. And he has dys...
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Parenting: Fixed Mindset or Growth Mindset

Parenting: Fixed Mindset or Growth Mindset | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Easyread parents will know that we are very big on praise. One of the Golden Rules of Easyread is the "Rule of 5:1". The rule says that for every 1 correction or criticism you make when reading wit...
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Famous Dyslexics: Lynda La Plante

Famous Dyslexics: Lynda La Plante | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Lynda La Plante is an English crime writer best known for writing the Prime Suspect television series. Though she started her career as an actress, she discovered her flair for storytelling when sh...
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Does "dyslexia" exist for the Chinese language?

Does "dyslexia" exist for the Chinese language? | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
A recent article in The Economist analyzed what it might mean for a learner to be "dyslexic" when reading Chinese. http://www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2014/09/dyslexia-chinese?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl...
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Case Study: From tummy aches to confident reading!

Case Study: From tummy aches to confident reading! | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Before Easyread: When he started Easyread at age 7, Louie’s confidence in his reading was very low. This was starting to have a knock-on effect with all his subjects at school. He is a very bright ...
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Summer learning fun - The Brothers Grimm

Summer learning fun - The Brothers Grimm | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
The popular parenting blog, hellobee.com, recently published an article from one very creative mum who has taken educational summer fun to a whole new level! If you are coming to the tail end of yo...
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Famous Dyslexics: Michael Hart, Project Gutenberg founder

Famous Dyslexics: Michael Hart, Project Gutenberg founder | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Michael Hart was the founder of Project Gutenberg, an online library of over 45,000 e-books that are out of copyright. You may think making books available to the public at the click of a mouse an ...
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Factoid Friday: No Screen-Time Under 2?

Factoid Friday: No Screen-Time Under 2? | Reading Difficulties and Dyslexia | Scoop.it
Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that we discourage screen time for children younger than the age of 2, and limit the time for older kids? It's a bit of a controversi...
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