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!
Thanks so much to everyone who helped yesterday! You are the best! We can keep voting with “Likes” until September 16, so keep them coming! https://www.facebook.com/PeaceFirst/posts/10151667181212730
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month, but why wait until October to raise awareness? Kids with dyslexia are going back to school across the world, and they need support, accommodations and adequate instruction. We need to raise awareness so that very educator, administrator, politician and parent is fully informed. Spread the word!
While we’re focused on raising awareness today, please mark your calendars for October 12! The Dyslexia Symposium is going to be an uplifting and exciting event!
I’ve received several messages today from parents whose younger children have recently been diagnosed with dyslexia. Their children are understandably unsure what dyslexia is. I created a highly interactive eBook you can download for free from iTunes that might help you explain it to them: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dyslexia-for-kids/id539641303?mt=11
We’re obviously raising awareness today because there have been several new followers. Welcome newcomers! For those of you who want to learn more about the Dyslexic Kids Support Organization for children and teens with dyslexia, please visit the website at DyslexicKids.net. I’m glad you found us! ~Scott Forsythe