Dyslexia

Online courses for students with learning disabilities

Landmark College, the first college in the United States for students with learning disabilities, is growing enrollment in its online courses. The rural Vermont college is designed exclusively for students who have diagnosed learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder or ADHD. “These are bright students, intelligent students, but often they have not succeeded …

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James Middleton reveals sister Kate helped him through depression

Kate Middleton’s brother James has spoken about his battle with depression and how his sister attended a therapy session with him Kate Middleton’s brother has revealed he contemplated suicide after opening up about his battle with depression. James Middleton, 32, said his supportive sister The Duchess of Cambridge and other family members joined him during …

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‘Pushy parents court special needs support in schools’

Mark Macaskill, December 15 2019, 12:01am, The Sunday Times. The number of pupils diagnosed as requiring additional support has rocketed from about 30,000 to more than 216,000REX FEATURES One of Scotland’s top educationalists has raised fresh concern that middle-class parents are behind a rise in the number of children who are classified as having special …

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My dyslexia and ADHD helped me as a writer: Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey

“(My parents) created a very safe environment at home for me. At the time I loved making stories and drawing comics. So my parents commissioned comic books for me,” said the author. Dav Pilkey, cartoonist and author of the award-winning children’s book Captain Underpants and Dog Man, was diagnosed with dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity …

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TV chef opens up about his condition

JAMIE OLIVER’S culinary skills and ironclad commitment to promoting healthy eating over the years have made him a tour de force, spearheading a number of successful business ventures. Despite his runaway success, Jamie lives a learning difficulty, and in an interview the chef revealed how it impacts the way he approaches tasks. Jamie Oliver opens …

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20% of adults in the UK are innumerate – But it doesn’t have to be this way!

Maths Explained – a low stress way to improve numeracy. Say the word ‘maths’ and many people panic. Memories of times tables, tricky lessons and difficult tests abound. It has a reputation for being dry and difficult. For people with dyscalculia (a specific learning difficulty with mathematics) the difficulty is even greater. It’s estimated that …

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Most Classroom Teachers Feel Unprepared to Support Students With Disabilities

By Corey Mitchell Less than 1 in 5 general education teachers feel “very well prepared” to teach students with mild to moderate learning disabilities, including ADHD and dyslexia, according to a new survey from two national advocacy groups. The survey found that only 30 percent of general education teachers feel “strongly” that they can successfully …

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Bloomsbury publishes dyslexia-friendly Hogwarts titles

Bloomsbury Children’s is today (7th February) releasing dyslexia-friendly editions of three Harry Potter companion books. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find, Them Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard will be published in hardback using RNIB-approved dyslexia-friendly fonts and font sizes, tinted paper for glare reduction and maximum contrast, captions and …

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6 Famous People With Learning Disorders In Schools

Learning disability can affect anyone from all aspects of life. It is approximated that about 15-20% of the population, suffer from a variety of learning disability. In the near future, this number is anticipated to increase. You will actually be astonished of how different celebrities that you like have struggled most of their childhood in …

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Dyslexic Sperm Bank!

Made by Dyslexia and Y&R London’s ‘Dyslexic Sperm Bank’ is a highly arresting and intelligent piece of film communication of an important and often misunderstood issue. It’s peak point is where someone is asked if they would like a Dyslexic baby, to which they reply “I wouldn’t kill it!”. Typically Dyslexia is seen as a disadvantage and …

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Warwickshire to review dyslexia policy after criticism

Council had been attacked in the House of Lords this week for saying dyslexia diagnosis was ‘scientifically questionable’ Warwickshire County Council is reviewing its guidance for pupils with literacy difficulties after facing criticism for questioning the science around dyslexia. The council faced heavy criticism in the House of Lords this week for saying research in …

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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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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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