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Dyslexic Advantage Newsletter October 2017

Contents: Jacques Dubochet – Dyslexic Scientist Nobel Prize
Film Director Matthew Vaughn
Dyslexia Is My Superpower
Dyslexic Classics Professor Calls for Change
Prevent Learned Helplessness at the Beginning of the School Year
More Research: Dyslexia As a Difference
Screen Children with Reading Problems for Hearing Problems
Bossy R Words Resources
Algebra: Positive and Negative Numbers
Note Taking On a Laptop: Good or Bad?
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Gifted with Dysgraphia [Premium]

For many, the most frustrating aspect of dyslexia is writing. Writing gets better over time, but it may remain effortful and some will find non-verbal outlets for expression such as drawing, film, building physical objects or managing teams more expressive. Because dyslexic thinkers often have strong associational minds and personal memories, writing difficulties are more likely […]

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California Dyslexia Guidelines

We are posting the California Dyslexia Guideline here as a convenience to our members who would like to use ReciteMe to listen to the document.

FYI: the document uses ‘disability’ framework of dyslexia and reflects the particular orientation of the authors.

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By |October 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||0 Comments

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The Back Story of Dolch and Fry Word Lists [Premium]

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By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Language Arts, Reading|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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Dyslexic Advantage Newsletter September 2017

September 2017 Dyslexic Advantage newsletter includes:
Weta Workshop Creative Director Sir Richard Taylor
Ptahra Helps New York’s Dyslexia Bill Become Law
Sabrina Brazzo, Dyslexic Ballerina
How to Respond to Negative Self-Talk
Best Practices for Dyslexia
Calculator Use: Accommodation or No?
When Spelling Words Don’t Stick
National Association of School Psychologists Speaks Out on Dyslexia Screeners
Beyond Combination Locks
Microsoft Updates Immersive Reader
How Can I […]

How to Activate Read Aloud on Your Mac (Text-to-Speech) – Links Also for Windows and Android

The following instructions are for MacOS Sierra (10.12.16).

You can activate Read Aloud (or Text to Speech) on your Mac so that it reads documents (word, pdf, etc.) or websites when you select certain keys.

Apple Icon > System Preferences > Accessibility > Speech > Speak Selected Text When the Key is Pressed

You can also change […]

By |September 13th, 2017|Categories: Accessibility, Apps, dyslexia|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How to Activate Read Aloud on Your Mac (Text-to-Speech) – Links Also for Windows and Android

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Dyslexia Laws 2017

Here’s our 2017 snapshot of Passed Dyslexia Laws in the US. This is rapidly changing time for dyslexia legislation, so please update us with corrections, changes, or newly passed laws. Huge thanks to the Dyslexic Advantage Community, Decoding Dyslexia, and other leading dyslexia groups. Last Updated October 13, 2017.

Only 8 states have no dyslexia laws […]

NASP Publishes Advice About Dyslexia Screening

 NASP or the National Association of School Psychologists recently published an article entitled: “Four Dyslexia Screening Myths That Cause More Harm Than Good in Preventing Reading Failure and What You Can Do Instead.” As many of you who are involved in dyslexia advocacy know, NASP holds a great deal of influence over school psychologists. […]

By |September 11th, 2017|Categories: dyslexia, Dyslexia Laws, Teachers, Testing|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on NASP Publishes Advice About Dyslexia Screening

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Help Wanted: Translate Dyslexia Videos!

Are you fluent in another language? If so, we could use your help bringing the positive message of dyslexia to non-English speakers.

Here are the steps for translating videos on our Youtube Channel:

1. Go the video you want to contribute translations to.

2. Select the gear icon

3. Select Subtitles / CC > Add subtitles or […]

By |September 9th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Dyslexic Advantages, Foreign Language|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Help Wanted: Translate Dyslexia Videos!

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Read Aloud on Your iPhone – Dyslexic Advantage Newsletters

Here are instructions for turning Read Aloud on your iPhone.

Settings>General>Accessibility>Speech>Speak Selection (you can adjust speed with the slider at the bottom of this page; turtle for slower and rabbit for faster)

Once you have completed the steps above, click on this link for a newsletter, select text and select SPEAK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By |September 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||1 Comment

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Dyslexic Advantage Premium Magazine SEPT 2017 [Premium]

Richard Engel, NBC Foreign Correspondent, Realistic Confidence, Organized Notes, Big Picture for Classes, Big Picture for Literature, What to Expect with the Remediated Student, Dyslexia and Giftedness, Reflections on the 5 Paragraph Essay, What To Do If a Reading Curriculum Doesn’t Work, Hidden Fractions, How Can I Help My Daughter.   Password: solver85

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By |September 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off on Dyslexic Advantage Premium Magazine SEPT 2017 [Premium]

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All 50 States Approved Assessment Tools for Schools

Here is a list of state-approved educational assessment tools (from March 2016). You can check whether specific early reading or dyslexia screeners are listed for your state.

 

 

Download here.

Reference in Word Document here.

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By |August 30th, 2017|Categories: Assessment||Comments Off on All 50 States Approved Assessment Tools for Schools

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Dyslexia-Smart Back to School August 2017 Dyslexic Advantage Newsletter

Dyslexic Advantage Back to School Issue 2017
Free Audiobook and Text to Speech Resources, Head of Apple Design Jony Ive, Sample School Letter for Teachers, Smart Phones and Dyslexia and more

By |August 28th, 2017|Categories: dyslexia, Dyslexic Advantage Magazine|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia-Smart Back to School August 2017 Dyslexic Advantage Newsletter

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Step-By-Step Beginning Reading Program [Premium]

Q: I’m a homeschooling mom of 3. There is dyslexia in our family. I’d like to be able to start an inexpensive no-frills reading program with my oldest child who is 9. Are there programs that work that don’t require extensive training? A: Yes. There are effective and inexpensive programs that a parent can work […]

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Dyslexic Advantage July 2017 Newsletter

To Listen to the Magazine – Activate ReciteMe (top left red button in your web browser) and click HERE.

You will have to wait until ReciteMe translates the magazine in the docReader. To close ReciteMe, click the X button at upper left. Choose the X button again when the pop-up appears.

 

 

By |July 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized||2 Comments

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50 States – Audio Driving Manuals – Department of Motor Vehicles

Check out the links below to audio versions of state drivers manuals OR pdf files of the manuals that can be read with our web-enabled text to speech program ReciteMe.

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By |July 1st, 2017|Categories: Accessibility, Being Dyslexic|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 50 States – Audio Driving Manuals – Department of Motor Vehicles

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