Dyslexia News: Must Reads for This Week (Feb 7, 2018)

  • Dyslexia News
Amy Dempster

We love to gather information at Carroll School. That includes finding the latest news, interesting stories, and research about dyslexia. We also love sharing. If you're a data geek like us or just love a good story, here are some interesting dyslexia news and stories from around the web.

Hard to Read - How American schools fail kids with dyslexia

"It was almost like we were disagreeing over reality," explained Rob Gibson after sharing testing with his children's schools (all 5 with dyslexia). There are proven ways to help people with dyslexia learn to read, and a federal law that's supposed to ensure schools provide kids with help. But across the country, public schools are denying children proper treatment and often failing to identify them with dyslexia in the first place.


Dyslexia: Myths, Realities, and Diagnostic Best Practices

For many teachers, identifying students in need of formal assessment is more challenging than they’d expect. The folks over at The Spark share some of the myths, realities and diagnostic best practices for identifying children with dyslexia.


Webinar Replay: How to Energize Your Child’s Education with Project-Based Learning

In this hour-long webinar-on-demand (or download the slides!), Susan Kologi, Ph.D. shares ideas for setting up project-based learning projects at home for children with ADHD and/or dyslexia.


The Long, Winding Road To Identifying My Son’s Learning Issues

"When my oldest son Lorenzo was in Pre-K, we did all the things we were supposed to do to help him get ready to read. We read him an entire library’s worth of children’s books, poems and magazines. We read aloud street signs and even TV captions. We even used an extra bedroom as our afterschool classroom. But still he struggled to make progress in reading." Read - and relate to -- Rachel Vitti's story.


A Dyslexic Young Person's Guide to Growth Mindset

This catchy video from Dyslexia Scotland includes some great self-talk tips for children with dyslexia.


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