Enable recite me accessibility tool

Dyslexia Laws 2017

Here’s our 2017 snapshot of Passed Dyslexia Laws in the US. This is rapidly changing time for dyslexia legislation, so please update us with corrections, changes, or newly passed laws. Huge thanks to the Dyslexic Advantage Community, Decoding Dyslexia, and other leading dyslexia groups. Last Updated October 13, 2017.

Only 8 states have no dyslexia laws […]

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

Read More

PACIFIC STUDIO VISIT: Interview with Michael Graham about his ‘Dream Job’ Making Museum Exhibits

This past summer, our high school volunteer Krista, my son, and I had a wonderful opportunity to visit Michael Graham, High End Fabrication Program Manager for Pacific Studio in Seattle. Michael has what many would call a dream job – making exhibits for museums all over the world – including the Science Fiction Museum, […]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Careers, Education, MIND strengths|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on PACIFIC STUDIO VISIT: Interview with Michael Graham about his ‘Dream Job’ Making Museum Exhibits

Read More

How To Become Invincible

Well, maybe not invincible, but you know what we mean.

There’s a new idea circulating among business leaders and entrepreneurs. It’s not mindset or grit, but of course those are important. It’s rejection therapy.

Some people think part of the reason for higher than average success of dyslexic people as CEOs and entrepreneurs is that they’re […]

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]

Read More

North Carolina Weak on Dyslexia Education

North Carolina trails other states in terms of its delivery of educational services to dyslexic students in the Dyslexia at School Survey conducted by Dyslexic Advantage.

Compared to Texas, one of the earliest states to adopt dyslexia-specific legislation, North Carolina had abysmal statistics in terms of identification of students by schools (19% compared to Texas’ […]

By |June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Dyslexia Laws|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on North Carolina Weak on Dyslexia Education

Read More

The Beauty of Guessing

I’ve been away from the blog a bit because we’re finishing articles for our Premium magazine this month and I’ve been buried in articles about visual spatial learning and preferred learning strategies of boys.

Now I know that it’s pretty common for the practice of ‘guessing’ to get a pretty bad rap in the context […]

By |May 26th, 2016|Categories: Education, Math, Teachers|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Beauty of Guessing

Read More

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

Read More

The Astonishing Life of Dyslexic Ocean Explorer Robert Ballard [Premium]

“When I was a child, I wrote a letter to an oceanographic institution in California called Scripps (Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego). It was a Dear Santa Claus letter. “Dear Scripps, I want to be an oceanographer.” I’m sure I misspelled it, because I’m dyslexic. They gave me a scholarship. When I was 17, 56 years ago, […]

This content is for members only. Become a member now by purchasing PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP – Monthly, PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP – 1 Year, PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP – 1 Year – Institution to get access to this and other awesome members-only content.

Dyslexia in the General Classroom – YOU DECIDE : 2nd Grader and Reading [Premium]

YOU are a 2nd-grade teacher in a busy public school classroom. You just learned that Teddy, a student in your class has been tested and found to be dyslexic.  Teddy already gets pull-out instruction with multisensory learning to help him read. What can you do to help Teddy make more progress in reading? ************   […]

This content is for members only. Become a member now by purchasing PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP – 1 Year, PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP – Monthly, PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP – 1 Year – Institution to get access to this and other awesome members-only content.

Dyslexia in 5 Minutes for Teachers [Premium]

 Watch this 5 minute video for teachers that covers dyslexia, its incidence, the intelligence of students, the discrepancy between fund of knowledge and ease of expression, why reading is hard for dyslexic students, the importance of multisensory learning, assistive technology, writing and spelling, memory and working memory, and math / dyscalculia.

High School Students View Their Dyslexia as an Advantage

Things are changing. From ABC: “Fortunately for Christa Hills, her dyslexia diagnosis came when she was in primary school. She was able to access appropriate help from a young age. Now studying for her Year 12 exams, she regards dyslexia as a gift. ‘It’s really great. It takes you longer to sort through information … […]

This content is for members only. Become a member now by purchasing PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP – Monthly to get access to this and other awesome members-only content.

By |March 20th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Being Dyslexic, Dyslexic Advantages, School|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on High School Students View Their Dyslexia as an Advantage

Read More

UNESCO – MGIEP and Dyslexic Advantage – New Education About Dyslexia for the World

 How nice! – Dyslexic Advantage has been asked by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Development Organization – Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development to speak to the teachers gathering for a “Difference Learning” workshop in New Delhi in April. The workshop will include teachers from 980 government schools […]

By |March 17th, 2016|Categories: Teachers|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on UNESCO – MGIEP and Dyslexic Advantage – New Education About Dyslexia for the World

Read More

READ Act (DYSLEXIA) Passes Senate Unanimously! President to Sign

The Senate unanimously passed the revised version of the READ ACT (HR 3033) TODAY, so onto the President for signing!

The revised Bill includes more specific wording about Dyslexia and requires the National Science Foundation to support:

“research on the early identification of children and students with dyslexia, professional development for teachers and administrators of students […]

By |February 4th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Education, Research, School|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on READ Act (DYSLEXIA) Passes Senate Unanimously! President to Sign

Read More

The Wisdom of Pooh and Dyslexia

“You are braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne

Winnie the Pooh’s advice is smarter than we may think when it comes to encouraging young readers. What’s better than reading intervention and working memory training?  Reading intervention and working memory + education about intelligence.

If students […]

Teaching Math – No Need for Speed

Math Teaching: What do teachers need to know about teaching math? Strategy over speed, and math thinking over rote memorization. Check out Stanford professor Dr Jo Boaler tips from her new article, Speed and Time Pressure Block Working Memory.

“I was always deeply uncertain about my own intellectual capacity; I thought I was unintelligent. And it […]