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Dyslexia

Spilled Milk: Let's Build an App for Struggling Readers

William Lucas Walker | Posted 05.26.2016 | Parents
William Lucas Walker

Do you have a child who hates to read? I have two. As a heedless, promiscuous lover of words, I find it hard not to see my children's resistance to reading as anything but the ultimate karmic bitch-slap.

5 Initiatives Keeping Public Schools Vital

Posted 05.24.2016 | Business

Like in most U.S. states, the landscape of education continues to evolve in California. As the ecosystem gets crowded with more and more options, from...

How Does the Magic Happen? Preparing America's Teachers to Meet the Needs of Students with Dyslexia

Jessica R. Toste | Posted 04.21.2016 | Education
Jessica R. Toste

Like so many policies meant to revolutionize American education, there are often unforeseen hurdles. While the READ Act will support new research, we need to begin reevaluating and prioritizing this knowledge in our teacher education programs.

Mom, I Missed All But One

Jami J. Amerine M.Ed. | Posted 04.06.2016 | Parents
Jami J. Amerine M.Ed.

John is a homeschooled senior in high school. He takes dual credit courses at the University near our home. It's not been easy. As he nears graduation he's decided, he would like to join the Navy and in the Navy, he's interested in being a first responder.

A Mother's Love and Making the Grade

Kathy Radigan | Posted 04.05.2016 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

Motherhood is full of times when you doubt your own instincts. When you wonder if you are pushing your child too hard or not pushing enough. For that one brief moment I knew, really, really, knew that everything we did to help our son achieve what he wanted was worth it.

Thank You, Mrs. Lee

Kathy Radigan | Posted 03.16.2016 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

In 1971 I was in the first grade and miserable. I was accustomed to getting very positive attention from the adults around me. My teacher, Mrs. Lee, was the first adult I encountered that didn't seem to care for me at all.

When Your Child Isn't At Grade Level

Shawna Wingert | Posted 03.11.2016 | Parents
Shawna Wingert

As convenient as it would be for them to achieve grade level expectations, this is just simply not possible sometimes. More importantly, when I think about who they are becoming, what matters most in their lifetime, and how they will be most successful as adults, the less reading levels and math standards even matter.

This Simple Website Simulates What Dyslexia Is Really Like

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.07.2016 | Technology

Most people are familiar with dyslexia, the learning disability that affects the way the brain processes written (and sometimes spoken) words. But unl...

Henry Winkler's Love Advice Could Make Even Fonzie Swoon

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.04.2016 | Fifty

Ageism may be alive and well in Hollywood -- at least according to some -- but "Happy Days" alum Henry Winkler is still nabbing some seriously coveted...

Dyslexia & Working Memory

Tracy Alloway, PhD and Ross Alloway, PhD | Posted 02.09.2016 | Education
Tracy Alloway, PhD and Ross Alloway, PhD

Case Study: My son David is 10 and he is very bright but his main problem is his difficulty in writing things down. He says the problem is finding the...

Helping Parents of Kids with ADHD

Grace Friedman | Posted 02.10.2016 | College
Grace Friedman

We ADDYTeens need to spark a conversation, make sure we stand up for ourselves and not feel shame in how our bodies developed.

Dyslexia: Learning Disability or Entrepreneurial Advantage?

Elliot S. Weissbluth | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Elliot S. Weissbluth

Having dyslexia doesn't mean you can't learn or be successful, but you may have to go about it a little differently.

My Two Cents About 'Unseen' Disabilities

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Shayna A. Pitre

Disability is real. Unseen and unfelt by others, it still exists if it affects at least one person's life. The unseen disability fights fiction, how...

The Illusion of Inclusion: How We Are Failing Students with Learning Disabilities

Jessica R. Toste | Posted 11.13.2015 | Education
Jessica R. Toste

We are now in an era where many schools endorse and embrace the goal of full inclusion for students with disabilities. And undoubtedly, inclusion is key to obtaining educational and social equity.

The Daddy Diaries: Chapter 25 -- In Praise of the Most High

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents
Dimitri Ehrlich

He started softly at first, and then began growing in volume. Over and over and over. It wasn't like he was saying, "Oh God!" More like just intoning the name of the primordial creator as if it was a mantra, rolling the word around in his mouth slowly and repeatedly, like it was a marble or a malted ball.

The Dyslexic Advantage: Our Hidden Revolution

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 10.05.2015 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

I am writing this post flying back to the west coast after attending the 3rd Annual Conference, renamed Dyslexia and Innovation, run by The Dyslexic Advantage, the non-profit founded by the authors, and supported by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

The Entrepreneur's Bill of Rights

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Steve Mariotti

In my new book An Entrepreneur's Manifesto, I have proposed an Entrepreneur's Bill of Rights, modeled on the great amendments to our Constitution tha...

How One Teacher Justified Giving an F to a Special Ed Student

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 09.03.2015 | Education
Lisa Abeyta

Because my son is gifted and quite articulate, teachers so often assume that he should just 'do it', never mind that he has dyslexia, dysgraphia, a memory processing disorder, and a school file full of reports going back to third grade that document his need for accommodations.

Modern Design Competition Allows Middle School Students to Invent and Patent their Own Creations

Natalie Kalin | Posted 08.14.2015 | Science
Natalie Kalin

The patent process is a nightmare for an adult, let alone younger patrons. Fortunately FIRST--an organization dedicated to bringing STEM programs and activities to young students--is giving middle schoolers an opportunity to invent and patent their own designs without any of these obstacles.

What You Thought You Knew: Understanding Dyslexia From the Outside

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 06.26.2016 | Education
KidsInTheHouse.com

A lot of people have heard about dyslexia or they know someone who has it but they really don't understand what it is like to be someone who actually has the disability.

An Open Letter to the Secretary of Education

Kyle Redford | Posted 06.30.2016 | Education
Kyle Redford

Frankly, I was nothing short of stunned by your lack of understanding of the policies and approaches to dyslexia in our public schools.

The Moments When You Know You Are a Good Mom

Kathy Radigan | Posted 06.24.2016 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I thought of all the mistakes I know I make on a daily basis, and I realized that in the end, what I do "wrong" isn't nearly as important as what I do right. And that is being the mother that my son needs me to be. Not perfect. Not even close, but his mom.

Opportunity Lost or Gained?

David Flink | Posted 05.29.2016 | Education
David Flink

Recently, a fascinating front-page article about a pioneering new approach to studying and ultimately curing mutations that cause cancer caught my eye. As I read further, I found that the piece was detailing work I had heard about, but in a more intimate context.

The Well-Intentioned But Misguided Advice of Neil deGrasse Tyson: Why Allocating More Time for Reading Is the Wrong Approach for Dyslexics

Todd Grindal | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Todd Grindal

We applaud Dr. Tyson for his comments regarding the value of diversity in the scientific workplace. But his comments show that when it comes to understanding how to best support people with learning disabilities, even the smartest and most well intentioned allies sometimes get it wrong.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Has Super Stellar Reply To Girl's Question About Learning Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 05.11.2015 | Good News

Neil deGrasse Tyson has already taught us all about the cosmos and outer space. But his response to this question is what’s really out of this world...