Could Facebook actually help students who have dyslexia?http://gizmodo.com/facebook-might-actually-be-good-for-your-brain-if-you-1528837450?rev=1393117235&utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
Optical character recognition devices are often the size of a camera or smartphone, but the new FingerReader is as small as a ring and will read text to you.
Had a great time at the Dyslexic Kids support group meeting making enrichment toys and treats for the zoo animals. The little hedgehog seemed to appreciate our efforts!
Are you registered for the annual dyslexia conference? Registration ends on February 23rd! I’ll be speaking about assistive technology at 10:00am.
Biggest barriers to creativity in classrooms according to educators and parents:
13 free assistive technology resources:
How important is brain and nervous system awareness in children? Can it help children’s self esteem to understand neuroscience? http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2014/02/17/brain-awareness/#.UwSeH_ldVRx
"Not For You, Son": It’s a strange moment when you realize the system is not for your child - http://mamalode.com/story/detail/not-for-you-son
The National Center for Learning Disabilities has partnered with The Bully Project to draw attention to the nationwide problem of bullying. http://www.ncld.org/learning-disability-resources/ebooks-guides-toolkits/parent-toolkit-bullying-what-to-do
Scribd bringing its subscription ebook app to the Kindle Fire: http://thenextweb.com/apps/2014/01/29/scribd-takes-aim-amazon-bringing-subscription-ebook-app-kindle-fire/#!vJJBt
Oyster is now offering ‘all-you-can-read’ books, including a number of Disney books. http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/12/oyster-now-offers-all-you-can-read-childrens-books/
Today is the last day to RSVP for the February Dyslexic Kids Support Group meeting. Children and teens who have dyslexia are invited to attend monthly meetings and outings. We perform community service projects, play laser tag, have parties and participate in other fun events, but we also learn more about assistive technology and other helpful strategies while supporting each other. For details, go to:http://dyslexickids.net/_Newsletter_.html
Teachers often ask us what they can do to help students in their classes who have dyslexia. Here are 7 easy accommodations that can change a dyslexic child’s school experience. Feel free to share with your child’s teacher, teacher friends, and fellow advocates!
"Meet Jordan Malone, US short track speedskater. Malone’s accomplishments have included: 2 short track world championship titles, 14 inline world championship titles, and a Bronze medal in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. Off of the rink Malone has faced his fair share of adversity both with injuries and learning disabilities like ADHD and Dyslexia." -http://303magazine.com/2014/02/sideline-teaser-jordan-malone-sochi/