Sleeping after learning new information encourages brain growth and memory improvement:http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/06/140605141849.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_science+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+Science+News%29
There has been a lot of discussion about Google Glass.  Some people are excited about it, others are nervous about it.  I can see tremendous potential in Google Glass as a platform for assistive technology!http://imagine-life-with-google-glass.blogspot.com/2013/06/optical-character-recognition-ocr-with.html

There has been a lot of discussion about Google Glass.  Some people are excited about it, others are nervous about it.  I can see tremendous potential in Google Glass as a platform for assistive technology!
http://imagine-life-with-google-glass.blogspot.com/2013/06/optical-character-recognition-ocr-with.html

Something to keep in mind.

Something to keep in mind.

What do you think about this controversial study (dyslexia isn’t completely hard wired; it is affected by experience)?http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/15/reading-experience-may-change-the-brains-of-dyslexic-students/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1

What do you think about this controversial study (dyslexia isn’t completely hard wired; it is affected by experience)?http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/15/reading-experience-may-change-the-brains-of-dyslexic-students/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1

A bit of encouragement from a famous author to start off the week:

A bit of encouragement from a famous author to start off the week:

Just a bit of encouragement for the weekend.

Just a bit of encouragement for the weekend.

There’s a new Kickstarter campaign started by LeVar Burton to bring back Reading Rainbow.  I really enjoyed this show when I was younger.
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/readingrainbow/bring-reading-rainbow-back-for-every-child-everywh?ref=discovery

Many people with dyslexia, me included, have difficulty staying organized. This is an informative article about one of the tools available to help you stay organized.http://dyslexickids.net/_Blog_/Entries/2014/5/21_Staying_Organized.html

Many people with dyslexia, me included, have difficulty staying organized. This is an informative article about one of the tools available to help you stay organized.
http://dyslexickids.net/_Blog_/Entries/2014/5/21_Staying_Organized.html

Boating and kayaking with the group was so much fun! Support group will be starting up again in the fall. Be sure to join us then!

Boating and kayaking with the group was so much fun! Support group will be starting up again in the fall. Be sure to join us then!

I had a great time at prom! Prom was ballroom dance only, and I am curious - do any of you have difficulty remembering long lists of steps like those required for ballroom dancing?

I had a great time at prom! Prom was ballroom dance only, and I am curious - do any of you have difficulty remembering long lists of steps like those required for ballroom dancing?

Using visual content greatly improves the audience’s comprehension and retention of the information.  This article has some good ideas for delivering the content effectively.  http://thenextweb.com/dd/2014/05/21/importance-visual-content-deliver-effectively/

Using visual content greatly improves the audience’s comprehension and retention of the information.  This article has some good ideas for delivering the content effectively.  http://thenextweb.com/dd/2014/05/21/importance-visual-content-deliver-effectively/

For some people who have difficulty spelling it helps to understand the roots of words. Here is a fun video that lists unexpected roots of 40 common words: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-HzyUm1cSg

There is a new House resolution on dyslexia.  Hopefully, this will reduce the number of people who refuse to acknowledge dyslexia and increase the amount of assistive technology provided to dyslexic students.

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/196400-make-dyslexia-a-national-priority#.U2w_LVbjSiY.facebook

There is a new House resolution on dyslexia.  Hopefully, this will reduce the number of people who refuse to acknowledge dyslexia and increase the amount of assistive technology provided to dyslexic students.

http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/healthcare/196400-make-dyslexia-a-national-priority#.U2w_LVbjSiY.facebook

Clever illustration of the word ‘dyslexia’ that can be read normally or in mirror-image.

Clever illustration of the word ‘dyslexia’ that can be read normally or in mirror-image.

I can see why the Wright brothers (famous dyslexics) were so fascinated by flight!  I had the opportunity to pilot a plane for a while recently.  It was amazing!