“How do you not to feel stupid when everyone else is learning something that you can’t grasp at the same pace? The shame of not being able to read out loud without stuttering or misspelling something on the blackboard in front of the class was almost unbearable. The fear of being called on by […]
If you’re not aware, there are new voices calling for changes in how we refer to individuals in groups such as ours. In the 1980’s, various advocacy groups called for changes in how we refer to people in order to avoid stigmatizing or dehumanizing people. For instance, people suggested referring to a person who […]
Great question. The degree of accommodations and or modifications should be individualized.
SPELLCHECK Severely dyslexic students may need to dictate written work or keyboard work using spelling check. One favorite teacher of ours told us that she had a breakthrough with a student of hers when she allowed him to take spelling tests with spellcheck! […]
Although there is now a substantial research literature documenting the presence of auditory and motion processing differences among children and adults with dyslexia, for the first time that we know of, a research group is studying whether these differences can function as a non-reading test of dyslexia.
From Horizon magazine:
“Dr Bourguignon and his colleagues want […]
Once considered a ‘dud’ because of his dyslexia, David Austin of David Austin Roses became one of the most accomplished rose growers in the world. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire and Victoria Medal of Honor by the Royal Horticultural Society.
“Dyslexia helps make connections
that other people don’t.”
– David Austin