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Dyslexia

Dyslexia Action: Denied and Delayed

Kyle Redford | Posted 10.09.2014 | 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 10.02.2014 | 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 08.28.2014 | 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.

Gifted+Learning Disabled = No Desk For You, Says New Study

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Education
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

We all celebrate our 2e heroes once they accomplish something great.They all needed accommodation, though many did not receive them. We do not need our 2e children to be famous, but we do need them to get the assistance they need to do well in school, and further to bring their talents to bare.

Time to Dethrone the Standardized Test

Kyle Redford | Posted 04.30.2014 | Education
Kyle Redford

Last week a study that raises questions about the value of standardized test scores as a predictor of college success was released. My hope is that the findings will launch a long-overdue cultural conversation about the "gatekeeper" role these tests play in the college admissions process.

I Don't Agree With the Thesis in Malcolm Gladwell's Latest Book

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 04.10.2014 | Books
Morty Lefkoe

I've had read and enjoyed all of Malcolm Gladwell's books, so I was really looking forward to his newest one, David and Goliath. After reading it, ho...

The Three Keys to Survival and Entrepreneurship From Genocide Survivor and Educator Emad Rahim

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

"I got sick -- some people told my mother to bury me because I looked so pale and was extremely weak. I was crying a lot and people worried that my cries would be heard by the Khmer Rouge."

Joy Resmovits

'You Can't Get Blood From A Stone' Budget Cuts Hurt Most Vulnerable Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

For American students with disabilities, class sizes are increasing, services are waning and providers are disappearing. More than half of parents who...

9 Ways Video Games Can Actually Be Good For You

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 11.07.2013 | Technology

Your mother was wrong. Video games aren't bad for you. They're actually making your life better. Despite hand-wringing over a supposed connection b...

Dyslexia: Our Children Deserve an Honest Chance!

Merel Bakker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Merel Bakker

Reading, writing, happiness and self-confidence are all fundamental rights and skills that can be learned. We just have to understand how and make them accessible to those who need our help!

The Dangers Of Over-Celebrating Our Children

Kyle Redford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Kyle Redford

Children need to slow down, struggle and problem-solve in order to learn all the elements that go into worthy efforts. They also need to appreciate where their efforts begin and end so that they can take appropriate responsibility when their efforts succeed or fail.

It's Called Dyslexia

Jamie Anne Richardson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jamie Anne Richardson

A diagnosis of dyslexia is not the end of the world. In fact it can be the beginning of a beautiful journey because as you learn to deal with the obstacles, you also discover the gifts that a dyslexic brain has that open doors to an amazing future.

7 Shocking Lessons You'll Learn From Malcolm Gladwell's Newest Book

Alex Banayan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Alex Banayan

Bestselling author Malcom Gladwell's newest book, David and Goliath, takes us on a journey from the battlefield to the classroom, to shatter our perception of adversity and being the underdog.

Understanding Children's Emotions: The Importance of Pride and Shame

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 10.26.2013 | Parents
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

In childhood, shame leads to avoidance and withdrawal and then, in adolescence, to desperate attempts to alleviate, or get rid of, this painful state of mind. Many experiences that evoke a feeling of shame are uniquely painful, and the feeling of shame, perhaps more than any other emotion, stays with us.

Surveying the Best iPad Apps for Special Needs Students

Brad Spirrison | Posted 09.28.2013 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

While iPads and touchscreen devices are impacting virtually every level of educational instruction, apps designed for special needs students are particularly transformative

Artist Pays Homage To Famous Dyslexics

Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts

Artist and illustrator Vince Low miraculously turns chaotic scribbles into convincing celebrity portraits. Titled "Faces," the project began as an ...

And 'She' Lived Happily Ever After: Preparing Your Daughters to Go It Alone!

Laura Wellington | Posted 09.15.2013 | Parents
Laura Wellington

With a lack of fairy godmothers in sight, we moms must do everything in our power to ensure that our daughters live the royal lives they so deserve whether or not their princes show up at all or for a lifetime.

Princess: 'Harry Potter' Helped Me Overcome Dyslexia

Posted 07.12.2013 | Books

One of the Queen's granddaughters, Princess Beatrice of York, has been using Harry Potter books to help overcome her struggles with dyslexia, accordin...

Jamie Oliver Has Never Read A Book... Until Now

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 06.26.2013 | Books

British celebrity chef and noted dyslexia-sufferer Jamie Oliver admitted last year that he'd never read a book, but it seems that's no longer true. ...

Wearing My Misspellings

Anya Kramer | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Anya Kramer

At eight I did not know the word for it like I did at eighteen but I knew the feeling: isolation. Called out, called upon, called to speak I could not. Words eluded me. Often the thought was there but I did not -- could not -- voice it.

6 Things You Should Do When You Want To Fire Your Teacher

Kyle Redford | Posted 08.05.2013 | Parents
Kyle Redford

Next time you find yourself strategizing about how to fire your child's flawed teacher, consider exploring ways to strengthen the partnership between home and school instead. Your child will be much better served.