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STRATEGIES FOR THE MOST COMMON SPELLING MISTAKES: THE SCHWA [Premium]

Once you learn how to recognize the ‘schwa’, you’ll start recognizing them everywhere! In linguistics, the schwa sound is represented by an upside-down ‘e’ and the mouth position is alot like the ‘uh’ sound in ‘butter’. It contributes to lots of misspellings in dyslexic students (and actually non-dyslexic students too) so recognizing the patterns can […]

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By |February 13th, 2017|Categories: Curriculum, dyslexia, Education, Language Arts, Learning, Premium, Premium Content, Spelling, Strategies, Teachers, Teaching|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on STRATEGIES FOR THE MOST COMMON SPELLING MISTAKES: THE SCHWA [Premium]

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Latest Research: Repetition As a Poor Way to Teach Dyslexics [Premium]

In groundbreaking research, researchers at MIT or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported that dyslexic children and adults have “a diminished ability to acclimate to a repeated input in their paper titled “Dysfunction of Rapid Neural Adaption in Dyslexia.” Like many research papers, dyslexia is seen through a negative lens (‘dysfunction’) and the take-home points […]

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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

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Why Dyslexics Excel in Real Estate

“When I see a property I can instantly construct a new house on it. I can see exactly how that house is going to look, and I can walk through every room in that house, and out into the garden, and everywhere. I can turn my thoughts into reality…I can do a detailed walkthrough […]

Why It’s Hard to Proofread and Read Fluently

It can be maddening. You look and look you just don’t see it. Later you pass your work along, you see all the thing you hadn’t seen the first time round.

What’s going on ?  You’ve experienced a ‘trick’ of perception. In our clinic, when trying to explain the phenomenon to children, we often use […]

By |September 5th, 2016|Categories: Accommodations, Advocacy, Being Dyslexic, dyslexia, Research, Stealth Dyslexia, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Why It’s Hard to Proofread and Read Fluently

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A New World Shaped by Dyslexics – Thomas G. West

Thanks, Founding Dyslexic Advantage Board Member Tom West for this presentation “A New World Shaped by
Dyslexics.” Tom is the author of In the Mind’s Eye and Thinking Like Einstein for  A New World Shaped by Dyslexics for Embrace Dyslexia Symposium in Singapore.

 

 

 

By |July 1st, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, creativity, VIsual|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on A New World Shaped by Dyslexics – Thomas G. West

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The Brilliant World of Tom Gates – Summer Read for Kids

  ‘Your book got my son reading!’

Dyslexic author and illustrator Liz Pichon got the idea to create her Tom Gates books after her son was also found to be dyslexic.

From Huffington Post,

“His diagnosis definitely played a part in remembering the kind of things both he and I loved when we were that age, struggling with words.

“I […]

By |June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, creativity, Literature|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The Brilliant World of Tom Gates – Summer Read for Kids

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Dyslexia, Storyboarding, and Film Director Martin Scorsese [Premium]

“That’s the way it is with art. It’s not that you want to do it, it’s that you have to do it. You have no choice.” – Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese is an Academy award winning American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and film historian with over 50 years in the movie industry, and he is dyslexic. […]

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By |June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Dyslexic Advantages, Film, Premium, Premium Content|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia, Storyboarding, and Film Director Martin Scorsese [Premium]

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Read on the Web with Less Clutter- Chrome Readability

To read articles on the web with less visual distraction, try the free Readability extension for
the Google Chrome browser (also free). There are also Android, iPhone, and iPad versions.

Readability is a web and mobile app that reduces distraction while reading on the internet.

It also has Read Now, Read Later, and Send to Kindle functions.

 

 

 

By |June 1st, 2016|Categories: Accessibility, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Read on the Web with Less Clutter- Chrome Readability

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Dyslexia and Foreign Language Learning – Premium Extras

 “…reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in foreign languages are all significantly affected by weaknesses in linguistic coding skills even when the native language has been been well-mastered…” – Elike Schneider and Margaret Crombie in Dyslexia and Foreign Language Learning

Because of the significant challenges that dyslexic individuals face with the matching sounds and letters […]

By |May 17th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia and Foreign Language Learning – Premium Extras

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The Best Fonts for Dyslexia

With increasing awareness of the visual differences associated with dyslexia and the high incidence of dyslexia in the general population (15-20%), the world seems poised to change how they present print to dyslexic readers.

What fonts are best for dyslexic readers affects the overall readability of texts  and there for speed, accuracy and potentially persistence […]

Advice for Actors – Especially Dyslexic Ones

 From accomplished actor Lloyd Everitt, the youngest actor to play Othello at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London:
1. Know yourself
Observe your sound and reactions from outside. Then, once you’ve found your essence, protect it. It’s what defines you as an actor. Or, to put that another way, a lot of actors pick on successful actors […]

Temple Grandin at SXSW – Teach to Strengths

Autism advocate Temple Grandin keynoted SXSW Edu, made a stirring appeal for teaching to strengths earlier this week.

As a child, Temple couldn’t speak and raged for unclear reasons, but the last decades of her life, she has been a leader in the neurodiversity movement, professor at Colorado State University, and world reknown autism spokesperson.

Although […]

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Helping Severe Dyslexia – Part 2 Word Learning and Vocabulary

 In our previous post on Severe Dyslexia, we talked about 6 steps required to read:

1. Seeing
2. Visual Recognition of Words
3. Matching Letters and Words to Sounds – Phonemic Awareness
4. Matching Words to Word Meaning
5. Saying Words
6. Comprehending Text

In the premium material on that post, we talked about how different readers may have difficulty with the visual […]

By |December 18th, 2015|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Memory, Reading, Teachers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Helping Severe Dyslexia – Part 2 Word Learning and Vocabulary

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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 […]

Spatial Learning: Dyslexics vs. Typical Readers

Visual Scientist Matthew Schneps of the Smithsonian finds ‘dyslexic advantage’ reading visual scenes.

Dr. Matthew Schneps, director of the Lab for Visual Learning at the Smithsonian has found a heightened ability to read visual scenes among severe life-long dyslexics vs. typical readers.

Excerpt: “People with dyslexia, who face lifelong struggles with reading, exhibit numerous associated low-level […]