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Dyslexia

What You Thought You Knew: Understanding Dyslexia From the Outside

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 06.30.2015 | 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 06.30.2015 | 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 06.24.2015 | 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 05.29.2015 | 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 05.19.2015 | 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...

Priscilla Frank

Unapologetic Self-Portraits That Shatter Perceptions Of Disability

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.28.2015 | Arts

Lucy Jones with Her Walking Stick, 1996 Oil on canvas 218.5 x 157 cm 86 x 61 3/4 in In "Lucy Jones with Her Walking Stick," a woman wearing a g...

The Little Yellow School Bus, or the Lessons We Take

Timothy Braun | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Timothy Braun

Recently a friend's 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. To help with the transition I asked if I could write the young lady a let...

Working to Solve the Frustration Equation

Kathy Radigan | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I made a promise to myself that if I ever had a child with a learning challenge, I would do everything in my power to make sure that they never had to feel lost in the world. If I could spare my own kids the pain and frustration I went through then everything I endured would be worth it.

Henry Winkler Has A New Motto -- And It's Incredibly Inspiring

OWN | Posted 04.14.2015 | OWN

Henry Winkler may be best known for his role as Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli in the '70s sitcom "Happy Days," but the actor completely reinvented hims...

What I Know Now As A Teen With Dyslexia

Anna Koppelman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Teen
Anna Koppelman

Dyslexia is tricky because no two brains with it are the same. My dyslexia is not your dyslexia, and neither of us should question how smart we are because we have it.

Overcoming the Shame of My Learning Disability

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

I think it is important for parents to understand it is not only the learning disability that causes problems but also the anxiety and paralysis that compounds the learning disability. Acting defiant may be a way of protecting oneself from the fear of failure, and it is good if parents can recognize those signs in their children.

'Cold Cold Heart': A Talk With Tami Hoag

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.22.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Tami Hoag is a bestselling author who began her writing career penning romance novels. She is now known for crafting intricate psychological thrillers, probing the dark corners of her characters' minds. Forty million of her books are available in 30 languages.

4 Common Dyslexia Myths Debunked Using Neuroscience

Cognitive Neuroscience Society | Posted 03.07.2015 | Science
Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Although scientists now understand dyslexia better than ever before, it is still a condition shrouded in myth and misunderstanding. Structural and functional neuroimaging have contributed to a modern understanding of phonological processing deficits in dyslexia and their possible causes.

Who is Jarryn Avery?

The Washington Post | Dave Sheinin | Posted 12.03.2014 | Black Voices

Two years ago, Damion McIntosh received a message from a ghost. It came to his Facebook account, asking, “Do you know who this is?” McIntosh ponde...

A Learning Problem Is Not an Intelligence Problem

David Flink | Posted 01.25.2015 | Education
David Flink

We need to transition from placing all the weight on our kids' shoulders to the understanding that learning is transactional -- it happens between the child and the environment.

This Dyslexic-Friendly Font Could Help The 1 In 5 People Living With Condition

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact

A few subtle tweaks to a letter's shape can make a world of difference to some readers. By creating a new typeface with slight but impactful change...

Eye-Opening Ads Show What It's Like For Kids With Learning And Attention Issues

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.31.2014 | Parents

According to the National Center For Learning Disabilities, one in five kids have learning and attention issues. These two PSAs give parents a gl...

Dyslexia Action: Denied and Delayed

Kyle Redford | Posted 12.09.2014 | Education
Kyle Redford

It is time that we, as educators, take the knowledge, tools, and research that already exists and use it all to support our academically vulnerable, but intellectually able, dyslexic students so they can achieve their potential.

5 Ways To Respond To Your Child's Dyslexia Diagnosis

Zanthe Taylor | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Zanthe Taylor

By helping your child stay on task, do regular reading practice, and power through even the roughest evenings of work, you are being his best ally.

How a Change in Schools Transformed My ADHD Son's Educational Path

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 10.28.2014 | Education
Dean Dauphinais

If you have a child who struggles in public school because of a learning difference, please don't give up. Explore other options. Find an alternative school that will recognize your child's potential, maximize it, and allow them to achieve great things.

A Teacher's Unlikely Crush (on an eReader)

Kyle Redford | Posted 09.20.2014 | Education
Kyle Redford

You know when you fall in love, that feeling that you want to tell everyone you know about it? That's me right now. I'm in love with an eReader.

Reading -- A Matter of Health

Bill Couzens | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
Bill Couzens

Reading is not only critical for getting food on the table, but also for understanding what food makes a difference in impacting health.

Advice to Teachers From an Exhausted Helicopter Mom

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.13.2014 | Education
Lisa Abeyta

Reprinted with permission from Stephan Pastis I have come to hate Mondays. I don't mean dislike, or any other vanilla word that is polite. I mean ha...

'Farmer's Son' Is a Great Read -- And the First Adult Novel for America's 60 Million Dyslexics

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 07.05.2014 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

You know what's coming, what has to come. And then you cheer and punch the air -- no, that's Rocky. This novel is better, because it's more truthful about the price a man pays and the years he loses when he is the bitch of a tyrant.