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Mark Ruffalo – The Hulk – “I am Dyslexic”

In a brief Twitter exchange, Mark Ruffalo, aka The Hulk / Bruce Banner from the Avengers shared that he was dyslexic after being asked about why he mentioned in an interview that he had difficulty reading.

The multi-talented actor is an Oscar nominee, director, producer, and humanitarian activist. He also is the dad of three […]

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Dyslexia and the Illusion of Inclusion – Making Education Fit the Child

There’s a viral post circulating on the Internet from a Texas special education professor: “It’s OK to say dyslexia!” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan tweeted shortly before his agency released guidance targeting the needs of the 2.5 million students with a learning disability. But while the government highlights the unique needs of students with learning disabilities, they are […]

This is Your Brain on Phonics – fMRI and Dyslexia [Premium Subscription]

One of the greatest neuromyths about dyslexia is that it’s just about reading. Kudos to the Gabrieli lab (and many others) who are unraveling the differences that exist between dyslexic and non-dyslexic children because the science can inform us about what we may need to do as teachers and tutors. In the following article, we’ll […]
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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 […]

College and Grad Students with Dyslexia – Columbia Research – Help Liz!

 

Are you a current college or graduate with dyslexia?  If so, Elizabeth Geiger, a PhD candidate in Counseling Psychology at Columbia University Teachers College would like you to take her survey. She’s trying to identify and improve the status quo for students who learn differently in higher education.

Requirements: at least 18 years old, US […]

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