Month: November 2018

Would you let your dyslexic child have electric current therapy?

Would you let your dyslexic child have electric current therapy? A radical new treatment in Italy might offer help for children in Britain Tom Kington June 20 2016, 12:01am, The Times Carlo Maria Mazzanti, who has undergone the new treatmentVICTOR SOKOLOWICZ FOR THE TIMES Share Save Save Watching her 15-year-old son disappear into a hospital room …

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The right music can hit the sweet spot between predictable and chaotic for which the brain has a strong preference

‘The right music can hit the sweet spot between predictable and chaotic for which the brain has a strong preference.’ Illustration: Sophie Wolfson Supported by About this content Dean Burnett @garwboy   Saturday 20 August 2016 07.30 BSTLast modified on Saturday 20 August 201607.32 BST Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Shares 244 Comments 26  Save for later Many …

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Spelling

Spelling    (from the International Dyslexia Association) How common are spelling difficulties? Spelling is difficult for many people, but there is much less research on spelling than there is on reading to tell us just how many people spell poorly or believe they spell poorly. Less is known about spelling competence in the general population than …

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Some schools are reducing teaching assistants and SEND pupils are being caught up in

Some schools are reducing teaching assistants and SEND pupils are being caught up in ‘a black hole of no support’, says one SEND specialist There is a worrying trend that I have noticed over the past couple of years of visiting Sencos in secondary schools all around the UK. In some schools, teaching assistants are disappearing …

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PPP Dysgraphia

Dysgraphia — I Created an App for That It’s called SnapType, and it helps kids keep up with their peers in class when their penmanship holds them back. BY AMBERLYNN GIFFORD SLAVIN Steven is a fifth-grader who I met during my occupational therapy fieldwork several months ago. He was diagnosed with dysgraphia. His handwriting is so messy …

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One note for dyslexics

The 11-week study, carried out by the British Dyslexia Association at Knowl Hill School in Surrey, found that using Immersive Reader, part of Microsoft’s OneNote software, improved pupil’s reading comprehension and emotional well-being. The software reads out a pupil’s writing, without a teacher or learning assistant’s help. Hearing, rather than reading, makes is easier to …

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Is Mandarin too hard a language to learn for dyslexic schoolchildren

Is Mandarin too hard a language to learn for dyslexic schoolchildren? 16:45 03 March 2015 Imogen Blake Highgate Primary School mandarin lessons. Head Teacher William Dean with Chinese Cultural teacher Rhona Pennington and year 4 students Maisie (9), Dylan (9), Deeya (8) and Aidan (8) all from class 4PB. More and more schools are eschewing …

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Gut Check

Gut Check: When an Intelligent, Creative, Dyslexic Student Researches High School Drop-Out Policies 10/17/2015 5 Comments   Just reading  the title for this post, maybe you can understand the confusion and heartbreak in our home.  Our 17 year old son has been researching what our state/county policies are on dropping out of high school.  Why?  …

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From Dyslexia Trust

From Dyslexia Trust, Oxford Vision & Coloured Filters Visual Problems in Dyslexia- Wobbles Summary – Recent research by the DRT and others has suggested that magnocellular (M) neurones in the brain play an important role in reading and that M- deficits contribute powerfully to reading problems because the M system is so crucial for directing …

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Education secretary Nicky Morgan recently announced that primary school children will have to sit new computerised maths exams from next year

Education secretary Nicky Morgan recently announced that primary school children will have to sit new computerised maths exams from next year. The tests will go up to and include the 12 times table and schools have been warned that they will be held to account if pupils do not make the grade.   This initiative …

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Coping with dyslexia focuses Olympic marathoner

Coping with dyslexia focuses Olympic marathoner   Posted By: Rick Moffat rickm@cjad.com · 4/25/2012 8:36:00 AM Long distance runner Eric Gillis knows about focusing on goals.   After struggling through school because of dyslexia, Gillis found running to be “the carrot” that got him on to university. He won’t stop running until he gets to London, where anything and everything …

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Background speech hindered toddlers

Background speech hindered toddlers’ ability to learn words, according to a new study. Credit: © angiolina / Fotolia The environments children are in, including how much and what kinds of stimulation they are exposed to, influence what and how they learn. One important task for children is zeroing in on the information that’s relevant to …

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Why dyscalculia and Irlen syndrome deserve the same exposure as dyslexia

Why dyscalculia and Irlen syndrome deserve the same exposure as dyslexia By Chad_Welch |  Posted: January 11, 2016 Digsby IM, Email, and Social Networks in one easy to use application! http://digsby.com Nichola Hill-Williams Comments (0) IMAGINE dyslexia, but with numbers. That is what this Neath woman has to deal with every day. Nichola Hill-Williams suffers from dyscalculia …

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What it’s like to have dyslexia in the digital world

BigStock/tony4urban Health This Is What It Feels Like To Have Dyslexia One in five people suffers from dyslexia, according to the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity. If you aren’t one of them, it can be difficult to empathize with precisely what dyslexic people experiencewhile reading. Developer Victor Widell created a websitethat simulates dyslexia and …

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The Fight over Rote Math

The Fight over Rote Math By Fernette Eide|November 7th, 2016|dyslexia, Math, Memory, Research, Teachers, Teaching|Comments Off on The Fight over Rote Math If you think you’ve been hearing conflicting information about rote math in the news or from schools, you’re absolutely right. The fight is spilling over into educational policy makers and makers of standardized …

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Technology evolves to aid students learning with dyslexia

Technology evolves to aid students learning with dyslexia By: AMY ARMSTRONG For the Chugiak-Eagle River Star Posted: Wed, 01/13/2016 – 12:42pm Julee Faso-Formoso works with Vince Gonderzik, a fourth grade student at Chugiak Elementary School diagnosed with dyslexia. Faso-Formoso specializes in tutoring elementary students with the learning disability that causes reading challenges for otherwise intelligent …

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Take a lead from Bedales

Keith Budge: ‘Unworthy’ practical subjects are just as important as academic ones Too readily schools become obsessed by such easy polarities as sciences ‘good’ and humanities ‘wishy-washy’, argues head teacher Keith Budge Facebook 44 Twitter Pinterest 0 LinkedIn 1 Share 45 Email Science, good: There’s a crude categorisation of subjects by perceived difficulty Photo: ALAMY Why …

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Schools will be expected to take on apprentices in a bid to help the government to hit its target of 3 million such roles by 2020

Dr Dennis Ougrin will present on ‘Adolescent self-harm: Long-term follow up of a Trial of Therapeutic Assessment in London (TOTAL)’ at the Emanuel Miller Memorial Lecture and Conference, Friday 16 March. Suicide is a leading cause of death in young people and self-harm is the strongest predictor of death by suicide. Engagement with treatment is …

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Schools will be expected to take on apprentices in a bid to help the government to hit its target of 3 million such roles by 2020

Schools will be expected to take on apprentices in a bid to help the government to hit its target of 3 million such roles by 2020. Ministers today published a consultation documentoutlining its plans to lean on the public sector to take on more apprentices as part of its drive. Under the proposals, all schools …

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Schools to be forced by law to give equal weighting to vocational and academic routes

Schools to be forced by law to give equal weighting to vocational and academic routes TES reporter 24th January 2016 at 09:31 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Careers | Vocational studies | State schools will be forced to give vocational routes as much weight as academic options when giving careers advice to their pupils. …

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Real Words in 3-D

Real Words: Interact with 3D Words for Dyslexia January 11, 2016/ farreaching Voting Closed 2 farreaching Date:January 11, 2016 Categories:Education Tweet  Share1 Like2 Problem:Dyslexia is related to 2D English language that’s processed by the left (non-spatial) lobe of the brain. This is why in Chinese and Japanese, dyslexia is uncommon. Solution: Bringing spatial processing (right …

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Read aloud on kindle

You don’t even need to lift a finger when you’re done playing Jeopardy!on Amazon Echo and want to relax with a book. Simply say “Alexa, read [Kindle book title],” and the voice assistant will start narrating almost anything you purchased from the Kindle Store, borrowed from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library/Kindle Unlimited or got access …

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New writing tools

Despite the abundance of technology that I surround myself with (laptop, phone, second monitor, tablet, camera, ridiculously heavy and terrible iPad charger) the two tool that never outlive their welcome in my daily repertoire is a pen and notepad. I’ve tried using a whole range of different organization apps, to do lists on my phone …

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Louder than words

Louder than words: Dyslexic artist finds power in photography Laura Piper2 days ago It took decades for John Ferguson to get a diagnoses and now his work is reaching out to others. <img class=”resp-img__image” src=”https://images.stv.tv/articles/w384/572473-john-ferguson.jpg” alt=”John&#039;s story: John Ferguson was recently diagnosed with dyslexia.”/> John’s story: John Ferguson was recently diagnosed with dyslexia. John Ferguson …

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Lazy ryr

Specialized Glasses May Treat Lazy Eye, Early Study Shows Mon, 11/16/2015 – 9:56am Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor Get today’s life science headlines and news – Sign up now! Boy wearing Amblyz. Source: PR NewswireA company called Xpand is offering programmable glasses that can treat children with amblyopia, which is also known as lazy. Typical lazy …

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Judging by the number of learning apps available to classrooms around the country

Judging by the number of learning apps available to classrooms around the country, the education technology market aimed at elementary through high schools is booming. There are more than 3,900 math and reading apps, classroom management systems and other software services for schools in the United States, according to LearnTrials, a start-up that helps school …

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