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Douglas Abrams’ Quest to Change the World

Why is this guy smiling?

This is author and publisher Douglas Abrams who has an instant New York Times Bestseller on his hands – The Book of Joy – but that’s not all. He’s also founded Idea Architects, a company helping “visionaries create a wiser, healthier, and more just world.”

I had seen that Douglas had […]

How to Activate Read Aloud on Your Mac (Text-to-Speech) – Links Also for Windows and Android

The following instructions are for MacOS Sierra (10.12.16).

You can activate Read Aloud (or Text to Speech) on your Mac so that it reads documents (word, pdf, etc.) or websites when you select certain keys.

Apple Icon > System Preferences > Accessibility > Speech > Speak Selected Text When the Key is Pressed

You can also change […]

Help Wanted: Translate Dyslexia Videos!

Are you fluent in another language? If so, we could use your help bringing the positive message of dyslexia to non-English speakers.

Here are the steps for translating videos on our Youtube Channel:

1. Go the video you want to contribute translations to.

2. Select the gear icon

3. Select Subtitles / CC > Add subtitles or […]

[PREMIUM] Interview with Dyslexic Master Montessori Teacher ALISON AWES

I recently had a chance to talk with Master Montessori Teacher Alison Awes who is based at the Montessori Training Center of Minnesota. Alison is dyslexic herself and she has written about how Montessori instruction can support dyslexic students. Alison is also trained in Orton-Gillingham Level1. Like the Orton-Gillingham method, the Montessori approach was created […]
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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’

link knowledge […]