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27 Mar
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Talking About Dyslexia

Speaking with One Voice: A Guide to Talking About Dyslexia

When we speak with a clear and consistent voice about the difficulties facing those with dyslexia, our message is far more likely to be heard and understood by education leaders, policymakers and others in a position to bring about change. Whether you are a parent advocating for your child, a teacher seeking more support for dyslexic students, an advocate working to change policy (or all three!), YCDC’s Guide to Talking About Dyslexia will help you dispel misconceptions and ensure all dyslexic children and adults have the support they need to succeed.

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27 Mar
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Dyslexia and Medical School

How Should Medical Schools Respond to Students with Dyslexia?

Ignorance and misperception of dyslexia can result in bias against medical students with dyslexia. This article recommends a mandatory course for faculty that provides a basic scientific and clinical overview of dyslexia to facilitate greater understanding and support for students with dyslexia. Read the full article here.

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27 Mar
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Morningside Elementary

Case Study:

Morningside Elementary: An Innovative Reading Program Helps Dyslexic Students and Earns School Blue Ribbon Recognition

Peek into a first grade classroom at Morningside Elementary School in Atlanta and there’s a good chance you’ll see students tapping out the sounds that comprise a word with their fingers or tossing bean bags in the air as they work to learn new words. In another classroom a group of third graders is decoding nonsense words while others sit in small groups engrossed in a discussion about a book they’re reading. This is what reading instruction looks like at Morningside.

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02 Feb
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NPR Series: The Learning Disability

Dyslexia: The Learning Disability That Must Not Be Named

December 3, 2016 •
Many parents and teachers report that schools won’t use the word dyslexia. Why might this be? And what is the Department of Education doing about it?

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02 Feb
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NPR Series: Rewiring the Dyslexic Brain

How Science Is Rewiring The Dyslexic Brain

November 29, 2016 •
Scientists are exploring how human brains learn to read — and discovering new ways that brains with dyslexia can learn to cope.

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02 Feb
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NPR Series: Raising a Child with Dyslexia

Raising A Child with Dyslexia: 3 Things Parents Can Do

November 29, 2016 •

Dyslexia is a reading problem, but its influence can be felt far beyond the classroom. It often disrupts home life, making dinnertime and bedtime a struggle.

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02 Feb
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Unlocking Dyslexia: NPR Series

Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It

November 28, 2016 •
It’s the most common learning disability, yet it’s still hard to answer the question: What is it? An NPR reporter who has dyslexia talks with other people — young and old — in search of answers.
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10 Nov
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Scholarships for Learning Disabilities

There are many college scholarships aimed at helping students with learning disabilities.

College can be just as financially strenuous as it is academically demanding, and while many institutions offer financial aid packages for their students, these packages are not always as relieving as students and parents need. Independent scholarships, then, are a fantastic way to get the additional financial security you may need in college. Scholarship programs can be as exclusive or inclusive as they want, the requirements for eligibility ranging from GPA, honors, extracurricular, personal hobbies, heritage—even learning disabilities! As our schools become more aware and accommodating to different learning styles, more scholarships become available to help students with learning disabilities go to college. Help your child (and yourself!) with the sometimes overwhelming experience of college by using the aid of scholarships to ease the financial burden of a higher education. While many scholarships require the applicants to be incoming freshman in college, there are scholarships available for students of any standing with a learning disability—so start familiarizing yourself with them now!

My Dyslexia has several Scholarships listed to help parents find financial assistance for their child.

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26 Oct
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Stanford Study on Brain Waves

Stanford Professor Bruce McCandliss found that beginning readers who focus on letter-sound relationships, or phonics, increase activity in the area of their brains best wired for reading.

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Stanford brain wave study shows how different teaching methods affect reading development

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11 Oct
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Two Articles about UA School District

A couple of recent articles by “The Columbus Dispatch” and the suburban news paper “This Week” on the turn around of the Upper Arlington School district addressing children with Dyslexia.

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