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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College scholarships for students with dyslexia, dyslexic, learning disabilities, LD
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 […]
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, […]
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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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 […]
” 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The US Department of Justice just released final regulations regarding the implementation of the American for Disabilities Act. “These rules clarify and refine issues that have arisen over the past 20 years and contain new and updated requirements.”
The regulations should be shared with ALL schools and workplaces when requesting accommodations.
These clarifications are much needed […]