Dyslexia is not limited to English-speaking countries.
Submission from a concerned parent in the U.K.:
Students will be taking a new standardized test that requires students to spot adverbs, nouns, adjectives and pronouns and to spell frequently misspelled words. “This new test will mean that children are again taught the skills they need to understand our language, and to use it properly, creatively and effectively.”
How do you think this will affect students with dyslexia?
Full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-22484415
That’s all I ever heard,
Through public school,
Ridiculed and taunted,
Hunted and haunted,
Like the bearded lady at a carny,
We got put on show,
Not just by pupils and peers,
But by the teachers,
Who think its okay to put the kid with the problem,
Up in front of every one,
Pressured by questions,
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The U.S. National Institute of Health is abandoning the DSM in favor of using genetic and brain-imaging data. How do you think will this affect the diagnosis of dyslexia?
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This is actually two myths in one, but still only two of many myths about dyslexia. The first is that dyslexic people can’t read. Actually, most do learn to read, but if they don’t get appropriate help, they often learn slowly and stay well below their grade level in speed and comprehension. But…
Someone I know posted this video about grammar on Facebook this morning. This is a fragment of the conversation that ensued. Brenda is my mom, and I am Emmett. No clue who Michelle is.
I feel like I have been complaining about my dyslexia on my tumbler a lot lately, but can I just say, I am really sick of this. I want to shake the world and screen “WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!”
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Never allow a teacher to say to your child (or you) “If they would only work harder.” Or “If they would only slow down and pay attention they would read better.”
Recent MRI studies discover that the brains of men with dyslexia are quite different from those of women with dyslexia. Therefore, researchers may need to approach dyslexia in each gender separately to find the most effective teaching methods. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-05-brain-anatomy-dyslexia-men-women.html
Submission from Karen:
“The Dyslexia Doctor” by Judy O’Donnell about using body movements to help children with dyslexia is free today on Amazon:
For those of you who use Reddit, there is a discussion board about dyslexia: http://www.reddit.com/r/dyslexia
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