Visual Scientist Matthew Schneps of the Smithsonian finds ‘dyslexic advantage’ reading visual scenes.
Dr. Matthew Schneps, director of the Lab for Visual Learning at the Smithsonian has found a heightened ability to read visual scenes among severe life-long dyslexics vs. typical readers.
Excerpt: “People with dyslexia, who face lifelong struggles with reading, exhibit numerous associated low-level […]
“As a dyslexic I have always found written English difficult, but inside I always had something to say. By gesturing through hands and eyes, I found I could say things with my body that I could not say in any other way. – Aakash Odedra, master dancer
Aakash could not spell his name until the […]
Reading picture books aloud to children has 2-3x higher likelihood of introducing new vocabulary words according to Dominic Massaro, Professor at University of California Santa Cruz.
From Edsource (HT: DD-CO)
“We talk with a lazy tongue,” Massaro said. “We tend to point at something or use a pronoun and the context tells you what it is. We […]