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Dyslexia Assessments Issue is Out! – Dyslexic Advantage Premium Issue #15 [Premium]

ISSUE 15 of Dyslexic Advantage PREMIUM
Article include: Scientist and World Philanthropist Sir Ray Avery
How I Got My Job in Logistics
Planning for the Future – What Tests Show and Don’t Show
Creativity Boost – Quick Way to Gete It
Testing for Dyslexia
Choosing Tests
Processing Speed and Writing
How to Test & Grade the Dyslexia-Friendly Way
Gifted with ADD
Teaching Algebra with […]

ADHD and Dyslexia – Meds and Reading Intervention

From Toronto:

“Stimulant medication produced expected beneficial effects on hyperactive/impulsive behavioral symptoms (reported by classroom teachers) but none on reading. Children receiving a reading program showed greater gains than controls on multiple standardized measures of reading and related skills (regardless of medication status)….”

Sixty-five children (7–11 years in age) were assigned randomly to one of three […]

By |February 2nd, 2017|Categories: ADD / ADHD, dyslexia, Reading, Research, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on ADHD and Dyslexia – Meds and Reading Intervention

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Latest Research: Dyslexia, Sequential Memory, and Seeing the Big Picture (Free with Premium Extras)

 “My mind doesn’t work like a train track. It’s more like a web page with lots of hyperlinks.” – dyslexic honors college student.

It’s refreshing to see that more researchers take an interest on dyslexia beyond reading. In this recent paper from Belgium and Missouri, the challenges of remembering sequential information  for dyslexics and non-dyslexics was […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Categories: ADD / ADHD, Brain, Executive Function, Learning, Memory, Modifications, Sequencing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Latest Research: Dyslexia, Sequential Memory, and Seeing the Big Picture (Free with Premium Extras)

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Question: Does Note-Taking with Spellcheck Help or Hinder Students with Dyslexia ? [Premium]

 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 […]

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By |October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Accommodations, ADD / ADHD, Dysgraphia, dyslexia, Premium, Premium Content, Spelling, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Question: Does Note-Taking with Spellcheck Help or Hinder Students with Dyslexia ? [Premium]

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Sorting Out the Differences Between Dyslexia and ADD / ADHD [Premium]

On one level, Dyslexia and ADD / ADHD would seem quite different, but in reality, we are only at the beginning of our understanding of how the two might overlap and be different.

Both Dyslexia and ADD / ADHD were initially characterized by their negatives – Dyslexia by difficulty learning to read, and ADD / ADHD […]

By |September 20th, 2016|Categories: Accommodations, ADD / ADHD, Assessment, Attention, dyslexia, Medication, Psychology, Teachers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Sorting Out the Differences Between Dyslexia and ADD / ADHD [Premium]

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Critical Review of the Use of Strattera on Healthy Children with Dyslexia

In a controversial paper, Dr. Sally Shaywitz and colleagues at the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity and the Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Company have authored a paper that examines the effect of the norephinephrine uptake inhibitor Atomoxetine (Strattera) on healthy children with Dyslexia (see below). The study looked at the effects of the drug […]

By |September 12th, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, dyslexia, Medication, Reading, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Critical Review of the Use of Strattera on Healthy Children with Dyslexia

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Q & A: Can Someone Be Both Dyslexic and Autistic ? [Premium]

QUESTION: Is it Possible to Have Both Dyslexia and Autism?

The short answer is yes, but it’s likely not very common and in general many of the features of dyslexia and autism are opposite. By strict criteria, low IQ and autism are excluded from the diagnosis of dyslexia. However, it is not difficult to speculate […]

By |September 6th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Autism, Being Dyslexic, Brain, Dysgraphia, dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Gifted|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Q & A: Can Someone Be Both Dyslexic and Autistic ? [Premium]

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New US ADHD Guidelines from Department of Education OCR – Schools

 In breaking news, the US Department of Education and Office for Civil Rights have released their a letter from Asst Secretary Catherine Lhamon and its Students with ADHD and Section 504 Resource Guide HERE. For your convenience, we also include them below  – including a highlighted version which spotlights key passages for parents and […]

Unleash Dyslexic Writing with Dr. Nicole Swedberg [Premium]

In step-by-step fashion, learn how to unleash the dyslexic writing talent of students through Dr. Nicole Swedberg’s idea of Mini-Writes. The webinar is free for premium subscribers ($5 per month, cancel at any time). Dr. Nicole Swedberg has generously donated this 20-minute webinar on Teaching Writing to LD Kids as a fundraiser to support the […]

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By |June 16th, 2016|Categories: Dysgraphia, Dyslexic Advantages, Premium, Premium Content, Video, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Unleash Dyslexic Writing with Dr. Nicole Swedberg [Premium]

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Your Brain on Jane Austen – Attention Deficit or Attention Super Power?

“I certainly have not the talent which some people possess,” said Darcy, “of conversing easily with those I have never seen before. I cannot catch their tone of conversation, or appear interested in their concerns, as I often see done.” – Jane Austen from Pride and Prejudice

Literary neuroscientist  Natalie Phillips travelled to Stanford to […]

By |June 7th, 2016|Categories: Brain, Literature, Reading|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Your Brain on Jane Austen – Attention Deficit or Attention Super Power?

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Executive Function: What Smart People Do Differently While Learning [Premium]

When researchers compared high IQ and average test subjects in a learning paradigm, the results were surprising.

In some areas high IQ individuals work less, as might be expected by the idea that higher IQ people have more efficient brains for learning tasks, but in other areas, high IQ brains were working harder.

When were high […]

By |June 3rd, 2016|Categories: Accommodations, Education, Learning, Memory, Premium, Premium Content, Social and Emotional, Teachers, Testing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Executive Function: What Smart People Do Differently While Learning [Premium]

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I Saw Myself All Wrong

Nice post by Elizabeth Lee Snell on Additude.

Excerpt: “At eight, I didn’t know what dyslexia was. All I knew was that it had left me desperately hooked on phonics while the rest of my friends had platinum memberships in the Troll Book Club. My teachers were shocked at my diagnosis, because I had perfected the art […]

By |May 20th, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on I Saw Myself All Wrong

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Latest Research: Advances in our Understanding of Dyslexia, ADHD, and Giftedness [Premium]

It’s long been known that Dyslexia and ADD / ADHD have high rates of overlaps or “co-morbidities”. Dyslexia and ADHD co-occur 30-50% of the time (Germano, 2010) and only 40% of children with dyslexia and 20% of children with ADD/ADHD have it in isolation (Wilcutt and Pennington, 2000).

Science has progressed on many fronts over […]

By |April 7th, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, College, Dysgraphia, Education, Premium, Premium Content, Reading, Stealth Dyslexia, Teachers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Latest Research: Advances in our Understanding of Dyslexia, ADHD, and Giftedness [Premium]

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Breaking Research : Dyslexia in Adolescents and Adults [Premium]

An important paper was published this month from the University of Washington, entitled “Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Assessment for Dyslexia in Adolescents and Young Adults.” The paper is especially important guiding testing professionals who assess teens and adults for dyslexia or see gifted or twice-exceptional students. This paper also takes a more systematic look at the […]

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What is Dysgraphia Video | Dyslexic Advantage

What is Dysgraphia? Dysgraphia is a specific disability that affects writing.

The National Institues of Health (NIH) defines it like this: “Dysgraphia is a neurological disorder characterized by writing disabilities. Specifically, the disorder causes a person’s writing to be distorted or incorrect. In children, the disorder generally emerges when they are first introduced to writing. They […]

By |September 18th, 2015|Categories: Dysgraphia, Writing|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

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5 Must-Know Facts About Dyslexia & ADA

Important Update for All Students!

What are the 5 Facts about Dyslexia and ADA that you must know ? (from a newly released document from the US Department of Justice):

#1. Proof of Past Testing is Generally Sufficient to Support a Request

This is a huge decision – and certain to ease the financial burden for many […]