Dyslexia Conference from 2:00 - 5:00 on October 12 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Free and open to the public. Speakers will be from 2:00 - 4:00 in the Globe Room of the main library; assistive technology hands-on demonstrations will be from 4:00 - 5:00 in the Young Adults conference room.
"It is possible to turn dyslexia into a positive rather than a negative. I learned to focus on the things I was good at and delegate other tasks, a skill that set me in good stead to develop the whole Virgin Group. Having dyslexia means having to trust others to help you with tasks or do them on your behalf – this ability to let go is vital for entrepreneurs." ~Richard Branson, famous dyslexic
Students with dyslexia often need accommodations in order to complete the same assignments as other students. But what accommodations should you request?
Keep in mind that accommodations do not alter the content of assignments, give students an unfair advantage, or change what a test measures. They simply make it possible for students with dyslexia to show what they know.
Here are a few possible accommodations taken from an article by NCLD (http://www.ncld.org/students-disabilities/accommodations-education/accommodations-include-iep-504-students-ld).
Do any of you use a smartpen to take notes in class? I use the Livescribe Sky. It was difficult to set up on Windows 8, but now that it is set up, it is a joy to use. It appears there’s a new model on the way with even more features:
A documentary film currently by Luis Macias that seeks to help educators and parents understand what dyslexia is, explain why it is important for students struggling with reading, writing, and spelling to be screened for dyslexia as early as possible, and show the effect proper tutoring and classroom accommodations can have on the ability for these students to have a chance at being successful in school.
Set aside an hour and watch the film “Embracing Dyslexia” here:
Ever wonder what your child with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia or other learning and attention issues faces on a daily basis? The slideshow below will help you understand what its like to have LD.
A young islander with dyslexia has been crowned the junior winner in the world’s oldest and largest essay competition.
Interesting article about discovering what motivates students, particularly those with dyslexia who are often less motivated to read.
"By becoming aware that not all of our students/children will be motivated by the same things, we will keep our minds open and, hopefully, will keep ourselves from boxing them in and negatively and incorrectly labeling our students/children. When we help them explore what motivates them by asking questions and providing opportunities to test different options, we empower them.”
I know nothing about their program, but I like the video and message! We need to change our perceptions about dyslexia!