Google for Education recently released a huge selection of new tools for students and teachers. https://plus.google.com/+google/posts/FcqpNeVXk7S
Could a book that gives biofeedback be good for dyslexics? Or would it be too distracting?
If you suspect a student has dyslexia but you are unsure of what to look for, then these tips will help you begin the identification process.
Many people with learning differences like dyslexia have trouble keeping organized. Here are a few apps that might help. http://www.ncld.org/students-disabilities/assistive-technology-education/apps-students-ld-organization-study
It is wonderful when an author spotlights dyslexia in a fun and interesting way, especially when the book is directed at young adults!
ADHD and dyslexia expert Dr. Levinson explains the risks in mistaking ADHD and dyslexia as normal variations or even gifts, as Malcolm Gladwell states in his recent book, David and Goliath.
Is dyslexia a normal variation in the brain? Or is it a medical disorder? Are there gifts that accompany dyslexia? Or is dyslexia just an impairment? Would dyslexics like Einstein, Disney and Branson have accomplished more if they were not dyslexic? This doctor believes it’s dangerous to look at any positive side of dyslexia; we should treat it as a debilitating defect. What do you think? (Personally, I think he’s wrong.)
The Hank Zipzer books have been adapted to TV and will appear on CBBC. “This series - which is inspired by the book series Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Underachiever – is based on Henry Winkler’s own experiences as a young boy growing up with dyslexia. Fast paced and funny, the series follows the everyday life of 12-year-old Hank Zipzer, a young man with a unique perspective on the world.”
… #SomeFamousDyslexics …
… ” I’ll be on that list #soon!!! ;) ” …
|—||Frank Warren from TED Talks|
"Dyslexia and Loving Words": A film by Vicky Morris http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9Dza5WwaV0&feature=c4-overview&list=UU5OmXB4FP-PUOmxQGgX-qWQ
"13 (Better) Questions to Ask Your Child About School" http://www.ncld.org/parents-child-disabilities/family-coping-ld/13-questions-to-ask-child-about-school
Some ideas for choosing a curriculum to homeschool students with dyslexia: http://www.mariannesunderland.com/2012/10/homeschooling-with-dyslexia-get-curriculum/
The Bridging Apps website (BridgingApps.org) provides thorough reviews of apps that are designed for children who learn differently. For example, in this review of the Dyslexia Quest app, Bridging Apps provides screenshots, a video, a list of skill levels, attributes and more.
LeVar Burton, the host of the show Reading Rainbow, wants to revolutionize reading using technology.http://mashable.com/2014/01/08/levar-burton-ces-2014/