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12 Oct
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How American Schools are Failing Kids

How American schools fail kids 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.

Schools and Dyslexia

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12 Oct
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Hilliard Families want Services

Some Hilliard families say their school district hasn’t been doing enough to identify and help children who struggle with reading disabilities, as federal law requires. Read more of the Columbus Dispatch Story on Dyslexia.

Hilliard families want schools to do more to help dyslexic kids.

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01 Oct
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October is Dyslexia Awareness Month

It’s Dyslexia Awareness Month. Will you help us spread the word? Wondering what else you can do to support children and adults with dyslexia? More on what you can do.

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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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