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Q: What Help is Available for Adults with Dyslexia ?

A. Depending on what kind of help you are seeking and where you live, there are many different types of resources available to help adults with dyslexia. In the United States, it’s been estimated that 3 out of 4 children are not being identified in school; among adults, that number is probably higher.

Should I Be […]

By |January 20th, 2017|Categories: Accommodations, Being Dyslexic, Testing, Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Q: What Help is Available for Adults with Dyslexia ?

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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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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 […]

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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New UK Primary School Tests Discriminate Against Students with Dyslexia

From The Guardian,

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) said it has been inundated with calls from primary headteachers who are alarmed about the new system, which will require 10- and 11-year-olds to correctly spell more than 100 key words before they are judged to have reach expected educational standards. The system will come into effect for exams […]

By |April 6th, 2016|Categories: Assessment, Education|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New UK Primary School Tests Discriminate Against Students with Dyslexia

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Viral Dsxyliea is NOT What Dyslexia Looks Like

There’s a viral post making its rounds on the Internet. Now I know I don’t have to tell readers of this blog, this isn’t a perfect example for non-dyslexics to understand, but it’s easy to imagine that the potential good intentions behind the creation of this, especially if it might help a teacher or […]

Thoughts on Dyslexia Take-Aways from KQED Mind Shift

On KQED’s MindShift Blog, their Dyslexia Take Aways include the following:

“1. Dyslexia isn’t a disease, disorder or flipping letters backwards; it’s a different brain. Experts agree that dyslexia isn’t a dysfunction of the brain, or lack of willpower in an unmotivated or lazy student, but a brain that’s wired in a different way…”
2. Technology has changed the game […]

By |February 29th, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Thoughts on Dyslexia Take-Aways from KQED Mind Shift

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Starbucks Loses Discrimination Case to Supervisor with Dyslexia

“Dyslexia should not be invisible in the workplace.” – Fernette Eide MD Co-Founder Dyslexic Advantage

Yesterday, the BBC reported that the global coffee giant Starbucks lost a discrimination lawsuit to a supervisor, Meseret Kumulchew.

Meseret had let her employer know that she was dyslexic, had difficulty with words and numbers, and learned best by being shown […]

She Judged People for Spelling and Grammar Until This Changed Her Mind

“I admit it; I used to judge people when they made spelling or grammatical errors. I’d think to myself, “Did no one ever teach you the difference between their, they’re, and there?…Do you not get it, or are you just too lazy to proofread your work?…

Then, a couple years ago, I found out my intelligent, […]

By |February 8th, 2016|Categories: Social and Emotional|Tags: , , |Comments Off on She Judged People for Spelling and Grammar Until This Changed Her Mind

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Dyslexia and Discrimination – The Problem of Dyslexia as ‘Disease’

So the London Sperm Bank would reject individuals such as Richard Branson and Steven Spielberg?

Dyslexia discrimination and ignorant eugenicists reared their ugly heads today as a leading UK sperm bank was thrust in the spotlight for its policy of rejecting donors with dyslexia.

From The Guardian:

“In a practice branded “eugenics” by campaigners and a would-be donor, theLondon Sperm […]

Dyslexia and the “Privilege” of an Appropriate Education

Many of us were deeply disappointed this week when the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee voted down the amendments proposed by Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) to the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015. These amendments would have provided much needed federal support for the appropriate education of dyslexic students.

This loss was made […]