Parent-Teaching Conferences can be stressful for both parents and teachers. Keep your eye on the big picture, think strategically, and work toward a positive year for your student in the classroom. Often the amount of time you have with the teacher is quite short because of the total number of students involved. As a result, plan […]
Premium Issue 11 October 29, 2016 Organizing Creativity, Stealth Dyslexia, Dyslexia and Self Image, Memorizing for School, What Worked for 2E Gifted Dyslexics, Art Therapy for Dysgraphia, Hands-On Math for Fractions, More Interactive Reading Strategies, Mastering Foreign Languages and More This issue has memory strategies that seem to be helpful for a majority of dyslexic folk […]
Dean Kamen is one of the world’s most prolific inventors with over 440 patents to his name – including the Segway, the Luke Arm (robotic prosthesis), a programmable insulin pump and portable water purifier for Third World Countries. He also created the FIRST LEGO league to encourage young people to build and engineer, and […]
It’s a question that arises commonly – does spellchecking for students help or hinder when it comes to students and spelling? The concern is that allowing students to use spellcheck on a regular basis in the long run may prevent them learning correct spellings. Should age matter or the presence of dyslexia? What about working […]
Although high school Chemistry is required for many of the top 4 year liberal arts colleges and college Chemistry is a necessary requirement for many majors and careers that many dyslexic students excel in like engineering or medicine, there is a surprising lack of resources available to students having their first encounter with chemistry […]
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This question comes up surprisingly often, although dyslexic computer programmers or software developers are probably on every team and startup.
Some of the big picture reasons dyslexics made do well in programming:
Strong Problem Solving
Systems Thinking – Big Picture
Analytical and Logical
But for the details of why dyslexics do well in software development, lets […]
To read articles on the web with less visual distraction, try the free Readability extension for
the Google Chrome browser (also free). There are also Android, iPhone, and iPad versions.
Readability is a web and mobile app that reduces distraction while reading on the internet.
It also has Read Now, Read Later, and Send to Kindle functions.
Microsoft’s vision is to create innovative technology that’s accessible to everyone, and they’ve asked the Dyslexic Advantage community for help in making this vision a reality. They’re seeking dyslexic individuals who are willing to submit unedited samples of text they’ve written with a keyboard (that is, before running spellcheck or grammar checking functions).
There are […]
Congratulations Voice Dream Reader for being named one of Dyslexic Advantage’s Top Dyslexia Apps of 2016!
Voice Dream is one of our community’s favorite apps for listening to text on the iPhone or iPad. It has a great user interface (especially loved is its connection with Bookshare – because Bookshare provides free electronic texts to […]
Watch this 5 minute video for teachers that covers dyslexia, its incidence, the intelligence of students, the discrepancy between fund of knowledge and ease of expression, why reading is hard for dyslexic students, the importance of multisensory learning, assistive technology, writing and spelling, memory and working memory, and math / dyscalculia.
Great news for kids in need + children of military families! The non-profit First Book has a new program making new high quality books available to kids in need. Thousands of ebooks are available free to those who qualify. Physical books are also available at low cost.
Librarians, teachers, early childhood programs, and schools whose […]
If you own a Mac, get your Safari browser to talk in less than 60 seconds. If you tell Safari to speak without selecting the text, it will start at the top, but also read details you may not want to read.
“Dyslexic people process visual information differently than most people, so instead of starting with letters or sounds, I looked at sentences or even paragraphs as a whole, and then broke them down into parts. That process – starting with the big picture and breaking things down – worked much better than the “normal” word-by-word, […]
Nobel Prize winners, MacArthur Geniuses, Engineers of the Century, SiliconValley pioneers, and more. Why are so many dyslexic people exceptional at science and tech? Here are 5 Reasons (there are many more…):