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Teaching Strategies for Dyslexia: Discovery Learning and Learning By Exceptions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many students with dyslexia thrive with discovery-based learning and learning from exceptions.

Learning from first-hand experiences stimulates personal memory, motivation (novelty), and inductive learning.

Why Discovery-Based Learning Works for Many Dyslexic Learners

stimulates personal or autobiographical memory

increases motivation, novel experiences

ideal for inductive learners – those who learn from first-hand experiences and remember exceptions more than ‘rules’

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Dyslexic Advantage | Top Reading Apps for Dyslexia Back to School

Top Reading Apps for Dyslexic Students
What Reading apps can you give your student before she heads back to school? Students with dyslexia need to have books that can really learn and read from.

For beginning or early readers, games and vocabulary in a program like Learn with Homer plus a great selection of  ‘Read to […]

More Research: High Reading Masks Dyslexia in Gifted Children (Stealth Dyslexia) [Premium]

In the Journal of Learning Disabilities, a study in Dutch students confirmed a similar pattern of Stealth Dyslexia in the Netherlands. The paper also discussed the discrepancy that exists between students challenges (perceptual and memory deficits in visual and auditory discrimination, sequencing, decoding, short-term auditory memory, certain spatial abilities) and greater than average abilities in […]

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Dyslexia in the Military MIND Advantages in Special Ops

A career in the military can be difficult enough, but try throwing dyslexia into the mix. Near impossible?

No. Probably just the opposite when it comes to elite special forces like the Green Berets.

Although a teacher once thought to hold him back in the 2nd grade, as an adult, he would be the go-to person to secure […]

Daymond John and How He Sees His Dyslexia as an Advantage

“I see the world in a different way than most people and for me that’s been a positive thing.” – Daymond John, FUBU CEO, investor on TV Shark Tank

Kudos to Daymond John who shares that he is “Blessed with Dyslexia” in his Twitter page. As October National Dyslexia Awareness Month, the community gives a huge […]

Dyslexic Advantage Visits UW Brain Research Lab – Subjects Wanted

What fun! Brock and I had a chance to visit the University of Washington I-Labs and one of Seattle’s newest reading and dyslexia researchers, Jason Yeatman. Jason’s right hand man is Patrick Donnelly, who recently came out from Boston. Though new acquaintances, they seemed like old friend because of so many friends and colleagues in common.

Jason […]

Museum Director with Dyslexia Tinkerer Bill Brown

“Apprentices at the Eli Whitney Museum learn to work with their hands.”  – Bill Brown leads ‘tinkering’ workshops at the Eli Whitney Museum. Students ages 13-18 become apprentices where they receive a stipend and learn how to use master tools and conduct workshops for visitors. Experimentation is highly valued.

From a New York Times article […]

Dyslexia and What We Know About Dyslexic Minds

Alan Alda talks with Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide, Dr. Fumiko Hoeft, and Dr. Manuel Casanova about recent advances in our understanding of the brain bases of Dyslexia as well as dyslexic strengths and advantages. This is the first in a series of videos from an event co-sponsored by Eye to Eye National and […]

HR 3033 Project READ Unanimously Passes the House!

H.R. 3033 Project READ unanimously passed the House of Representatives today!

Thank you Dyslexic Advantage members who contacted their Representatives to support H.R. 3033 Project READ which provides dedicated funding for dyslexic students in the areas of education and STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education.

The dyslexic community has extraordinary talents, many of them with the fields […]

My Dyslexia – Actor Screenwriter Justin Theroux

“I think we need to tell stories that reflect our world.” – Justin Theroux

Justin Theroux is an actor, director, and Hollywood screenwriter of top grossing movies such as Iron Man 2 and Rock of Ages to his credit. He is also dyslexic and talking about it along with his fellow multi-talented actress, producer, businesswoman wife, Jennifer […]