Dyslexia News: Must Reads for This Week (Mar 14, 2018)

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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.

Rethinking How Students With Dyslexia Are Taught To Read

From NPR -- Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, affecting tens of millions of people in the United States. But getting help for children who have it in public school can be a nightmare.

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The Gap Between The Science On Kids And Reading, And How It Is Taught

Cognitive scientist, professor, and author Mark Seidenberg discusses the gap between the science on kids and reading, and how it is taught.

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Olympic Fencer Molly Sliney Tells Kids, 'Believe in yourself'

Two-time Olympic fencer Molly Sullivan Sliney returned to her old training grounds in Peabody prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics. Sliney was there not to discuss the sport of fencing, but to tell an audience of rapt third-, fourth- and fifth-graders how fencing helped her overcome a learning disability — dyslexia — and gain the confidence that eventually helped her win spots on the 1988 and 1992 Olympic teams.

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Working through the five stages of dyslexia

Dealing with my son’s diagnosis of dyslexia was like going through the five stages of grief. It took four years of sleepless nights and buckets of tears for both of us. Read Shoshana Sperling's personal journey on the Today's Parent blog.

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Dyslexia Is Our Superpower Podcast

Gibby Booth uncovers the many voices and stories of people with dyslexia in this podcast.

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5 must-read articles and stories about dyslexia for the week - read NPREd's report about Ohio public school teachers who are changing how they teach students with dyslexia, get insight from Mark Seidenberg about the science on kids and reading, get inspiration from Olympic Fencer Molly Sliney about how dyslexia helped her in her sport, and more.