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A gifted dyslexic high school student from the East Coast told me about a school that he was heading out to join in the Silicon Valley instead of college. He was incredibly bright and resourceful, and had been bringing in pretty good income from setting up his own server for games. Like many bright […]

DROPPING OUT BECAUSE OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE [Premium]

At Harvard University in the 1970’s, a clinical psychologst made a startling discovery. Intending on studying the emotional problems that caused students at one of the world’s elite universities to drop out of school to drop out, he found out instead that the most common reason students dropped out of their degree programs was that […]

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WHEN A UNIVERSITY IS DYSLEXIA-UNFRIENDLY

Despite recent advances in dyslexia-friendly policies and statements in K-12 and higher education, reports of dyslexia-unfriendly and discriminatory practices are more common than anyone would like to mention.

At the university level, rarely is there any education for faculty and staff about the the needs of dyslexic and LD students on campus, so it should […]

By |January 17th, 2017|Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Advocacy, College, dyslexia, Education|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on WHEN A UNIVERSITY IS DYSLEXIA-UNFRIENDLY

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Karina Eide College Scholarship for Students with Dyslexia $40,000 in 2017

LEARN MORE HERE.   APPLY HERE. 

US Students only. 4-year, 2-year (community college), vocational / technical college applicants welcome. No minimum GPA. Apply by March 1st. Applicants must have successfull completed at least one term in college.

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Bridging the Gap to Reading Long Words [Premium]

 In our last post, we wrote about the 3rd grade gap or wall. Dyslexic students typically get through the hard slog of phonemic awareness and then parents and teachers breathe a sigh of relief. Many times, the extra work fades away and students are integrated back into their usual classroom routine. All seems well, but […]

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Register NOW for College Internship Event with NYC Corporations – for Summer 2017

 Do you want to spend next summer in New York City at a fancy corporation?  Lime Connect just announced 40 new internship and full time opportunities from corporations such as Google, Microsoft, IBM, Pepsi, Goldman Sachs.

“Roles range from investment banking and investment management, supply chain, software development, business analytics, sales and research & development, to HR, […]

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Thriving: Pick Classes Like a Pro [Premium]

Whether it’s high school or college, picking your classes can make a tremendous difference in your school experience and grades. Many of the general strategies given to college freshman often apply, but some additional tips can be helpful if you’re dyslexic.

 

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Dyslexia and College – Are You Ready? [Premium]

Congratulations to all new high school graduates!

Check out all our favorite resources to get prepared to thrive at college.

Premium Subscribers: If you’d like to have a Q & A session online in late July or August about Dyslexia and College, let Fernette know (send an email to: team@dyslexicadvantage.org)  and we’ll schedule an online meeting. […]

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Karina Eide Memorial Scholarship 2016 Winners – Meet Brian and Charles

  Here are two more winners of Dyslexic Advantage’s Karina Eide Memorial Scholarship 2016.

Brian is an undergraduate at Cornell University who unbeknownst to us, we had been acquainted with because of his excellent assistive technology blog, http://bdmtech.blogspot.com .  Clearly a labor of love given all of his over school activities and athletics, we were also impressed that […]

By |May 13th, 2016|Categories: College, Dyslexic Advantages, Scholarship|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Karina Eide Memorial Scholarship 2016 Winners – Meet Brian and Charles

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New Research: Brain Scans Predict Cognitive Performance

” This suggests that individual differences in many cognitive tasks are a stable trait marker.”

There’s a new Oxford research study circulating through scientific communities and around the world. From Science (Task-free MRI predicts individual differences in brain activity during task performance), Tavor and collegues applied machine-learning principles to test subjects in a “resting state” to see […]

By |May 13th, 2016|Categories: Brain, Research, Science, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New Research: Brain Scans Predict Cognitive Performance

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Student Fights Dyslexia Discrimination at Princeton

 As many of you already know, the gap between the idea of protection against discrimination and the reality of it is often huge.

As reported in the Huffington Post yesterday, Rachel Barr, a recent Yale alum, was unable to continue her PhD program when she received a score of B- during an exam which her […]

By |May 6th, 2016|Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Being Dyslexic, College, Dyslexia Laws|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Student Fights Dyslexia Discrimination at Princeton

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Spotlight: Dyslexic Advantage Scholarship Winner Christopher – Horticulture

Karina Eide Scholarship Award Winner Christopher is a talented horticulturist who hails from the beautiful state of Oregon. From a professor who worked with him, “I found him to be one of the most diligent and conscientious students I have taught…he demonstrated maturity, persistence, and inquisitiveness in the classroom…Chris wants to develop his skills […]

By |April 8th, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, D Strengths, M Strengths|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Spotlight: Dyslexic Advantage Scholarship Winner Christopher – Horticulture

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Congratulations Karina Eide College Scholarship Winners 2016

It’s our honor to announce the  Karina Eide College Scholarship Winners of 2016!  It was an impressive field of applicants (over 300) from 45 states. The winners had an outstanding personal recommendations and showed impressive leadership, accomplishments, and diverse career interests that included such fields as environmental law, drone technology, veterinary work, horticulture, game development, […]

By |March 28th, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Careers, College, Scholarship|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Congratulations Karina Eide College Scholarship Winners 2016

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Dyslexia and Speaking Difficulties in Children [Premium]

“Two years after starting school, 1/3 of children who had experienced articulatory problems or whose language acquisition had been delayed were significantly behind in reading and spelling. By contrast, only one of twenty children  in the control situation were behind.” – Dr. Marcel Just, Dyslexia Characteristics and Causes

Although dyslexia is quite common (up to […]

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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College and Grad Students with Dyslexia – Columbia Research – Help Liz!

 

Are you a current college or graduate with dyslexia?  If so, Elizabeth Geiger, a PhD candidate in Counseling Psychology at Columbia University Teachers College would like you to take her survey. She’s trying to identify and improve the status quo for students who learn differently in higher education.

Requirements: at least 18 years old, US […]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, College, Research|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on College and Grad Students with Dyslexia – Columbia Research – Help Liz!

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