Day: November 4, 2018

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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Jobs for Jobs

Jobs for Jobs: Positive(ish) Discrimination in Action Wednesday, March 9, 2016 A marketing firm has caused a degree of consternation, together with some publicity for itself, by advertising for a role and stipulating that applicants must be dyslexic. The advert included a photograph of Apple founderSteve Jobs, who was dyslexic, and stated that the firm …

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French scientists say they may have found a potential cause of dyslexia which could be treatable

French scientists say they may have found a potential cause of dyslexia which could be treatable, hidden in tiny cells in the human eye. In a small study they found that most dyslexics had dominant round spots in both eyes – rather than in just one – leading to blurring and confusion. UK experts said …

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Android apps

Android – how to set it up as a device to support someone with dyslexia   in their literacy work? This post lists an example of apps I always put on a tablet or a phone of someone who needs help with their reading and writing. Most of these are free or very cheap. This …

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Aakash Odedra

Aakash Odedra’s Inked & Murmur dances into identity issues at PuSh Festival 2016 The British artist explores his own dyslexia and a grandmother’s tattoos in a swirling multimedia program by Janet Smithon January 13th, 2016at 11:17 AM SHARED 1191 1 of 32 of 3 In the double bill Inked & Murmur, Aakash Odedra captures his …

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23 things parents of dyslexia want you to know By Melissa McGlensey

By Melissa McGlensey Somewhere between 5 to 17 percent of school-age children in the U.S. are affected by dyslexia, according to the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity. For dyslexic kids, reading, writing and spelling can be some of the most challenging activities — and ones they’re required to do nearly every day. Despite dyslexia’s …

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