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Ignite the Change – Dyslexia – Call to Action

 It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires in the minds of men. — Samuel Adams

The last few months have seen tremendous progress in Dyslexia-Specific Legislation, but of course we need much more. We are grateful to Earl Oremus for his impassioned support of Dyslexic Advantage’s […]

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 […]

Breaking Research : Dyslexia in Adolescents and Adults [Premium]

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 […]
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Dyslexia and Mens Olympic Ski Head Coach Sasha Rearick

Olympic Mens Ski Head Coach Sasha Rearick is responsible for coaching the entire US Men’s Alpine Team, including downhill, giant slalom, slalom, and super g, and yes, he’s dyslexic.

Rearick coached his college’s downhill ski team in his junior and senior year before earning an internship at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. […]

Test Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia Under the ADA – DOJ Statement

The Department of Justice has also released  video clarification of key rights for students regarding testing accommodations under the ADA or Americans with Disabilities Act.  The entire video is located at the bottom of this post, but we are highlighting a section that mentions dyslexia by name (starts at 3:29)

Exams are to be administered […]