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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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Interview with Dyslexic Master Montessori Teacher ALISON AWES [Premium]

I recently had a chance to talk with Master Montessori Teacher Alison Awes who is based at the Montessori Training Center of Minnesota. Alison is dyslexic herself and she has written about how Montessori instruction can support dyslexic students. Alison is also trained in Orton-Gillingham Level1. Like the Orton-Gillingham method, the Montessori approach was created […]

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By |September 8th, 2017|Categories: Accommodations, Advocacy, Assessment, Attention, creativity, Curriculum, dyslexia, Education, School, Teachers, Teaching|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Interview with Dyslexic Master Montessori Teacher ALISON AWES [Premium]

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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|Tags: |1 Comment

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Minecraft Reading and More

From a Wired Magazine article, How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Helps Kids to Read:

“Minecraft is the hot new videogame among teachers and parents. It’s considered genuinely educational: Like an infinite set of programmable Lego blocks, it’s a way to instill spatial reasoning, math, and logic—the skills beloved by science and technology educators. But from […]

By |September 4th, 2017|Categories: Attention, creativity, dyslexia, Education, Learning, Reading, Teaching|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Minecraft Reading and More

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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|Tags: |Comments Off on Dyslexic Advantage Premium Magazine SEPT 2017 [Premium]

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[PREMIUM] Meet One of America’s Most Prolific Designers, CHUCK HARRISON

  Chuck Harrison’s designs are so ubiquitous that it’s said that every household in America has something designed by him. Growing up in rural Louisiana, Chuck’s first attempts at design involved the building of a “skate box” when he attached wheels to an old two-by-four, creating an early version of a skateboard. Chuck’s father was […]

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By |September 1st, 2017|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Careers, creativity, dyslexia, Famous People with Dyslexia, Premium, Premium Content|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on [PREMIUM] Meet One of America’s Most Prolific Designers, CHUCK HARRISON

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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.

 

 

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

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Positive Affirmations

A dyslexic woman and successful tech entrepreneur was interviewed and asked what helped her overcome ‘the odds.’ Here’s what she said:

“Affirmations…I literally told myself the naysayers were wrong about me. I told myself exactly what I needed to hear, every single day, to move my life forward.”

Here are some of the affirmations on her […]

By |August 30th, 2017|Categories: dyslexia, Education, Learning, Parents, Teachers|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Positive Affirmations

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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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From There to Here with Richard Branson

 

Many people know that Richard Branson has talked about dyslexia being an advantage. He struggled in school, almost failing out at age 13. He was very near-sighted and someone only thought to suggest he get his eyes tested after a few terms not seeing the board. He was beaten once or twice a week […]

By |August 28th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Being Dyslexic, Careers, creativity, dyslexia, Entrepreneur, Famous People with Dyslexia, Professionals|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on From There to Here with Richard Branson

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The Importance of Early Identification

John Alexander of Groves Academy recently shared his frustration with the slowness of schools adopting early identification of dyslexia. Fortunately, though, progress is being made with state education laws.

“In September, 1998, we gave an assessment to all 450 kindergarten students in the district to determine those students who were at risk of developing a […]

By |August 24th, 2017|Categories: Assessment, Curriculum, dyslexia, Education, Learning, Reading, Research, School, Teaching, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on The Importance of Early Identification

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SCIENCE: THE BALANCING ACT OF LITERACY

Dr. Stanislaus Dehaene is a French researcher who has authored Reading and the Brain. He and his research team conducted some interesting investigations into Portuguese and Brazilian adults who they classified into 3 groups: unschooled adults (referred to as ‘illiterate’), adult-onset readers (‘ex-illiterate’), or schooled child-onset readers (‘literate’).

What the researchers found was that people […]

By |August 23rd, 2017|Categories: dyslexia, Education, Learning, Memory, Reading, Research, Strategies, Testing|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on SCIENCE: THE BALANCING ACT OF LITERACY

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Precis Writing … or when less is more

“It will be particularly helpful if they give themselves practice in precis writing, paraphrasing, and note-taking. If one has to write a precis one is forced not only to think out carefully what are the key ideas in a particular passage but also to express them concisely, accurately, and clearly. Paraphrasing makes similar demands […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Dysgraphia, dyslexia, Education, Learning, Strategies, Teaching, Uncategorized, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Precis Writing … or when less is more

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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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THE LD THAT WON’T BE NAMED

National Public Radio has an important article challenging the unofficial ‘Don’t Say’ policy about Dyslexia in the public school system.
From the article:

“Lordos says two parents had come in to talk with teachers and administrators about their son – Lordos’ student, an eighth-grader – who was struggling to read. Partway through the meeting, Lordos says […]

By |August 21st, 2017|Categories: Being Dyslexic, dyslexia, Dyslexic Advantage Magazine, Newsletter|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on THE LD THAT WON’T BE NAMED

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