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
Everyone: Please “like” or “retweet” the Facebook and Twitter posts below! Let’s get enough “Likes” and “Retweets” so that Peace First will post about dyslexia and Dyslexic Kids on USA Network Characters Unite. Help spread awareness about dyslexia! Up to 20% of the children in the world have dyslexia and they need your help!
Thanks in advance for your support!
OK, everyone, I need your help. We have a unique opportunity to raise awareness today. Peace First will be watching the Dyslexic Kids’ social networks beginning at 9:00am Eastern Standard Time (about 2 hours from now), and if we get enough “Likes”, “Retweets”, “+1”, and “Recommends” on their post about us from now through September 16, Dyslexic Kids will be featured on the USA Network Characters Unite website. It would be a fantastic way to start a national conversation about the 10-20% of the children whose needs are currently unmet. So if possible, come back to this page after 9:00am. Thank you!
age 16, Founder of the Dyslexic Kids support organization
The International Dyslexia Association has created a list of apps to help with spelling. http://www.interdys.org/CheesmanAppChat.htm
Some helpful advice and ideas for teaching dyslexic children: http://www.noozhawk.com/article/rae_largura_teaching_a_dyslexic_child_20130730
If you’re a Livescribe smartpen user and hate transcribing audio notes, a new service will do it for you — for a fee.
Many students who have dyslexia use Livescribe smartpens for note-taking. Livescribe users can now send their audio notes to the service and get a full transcription delivered to their inbox or Evernote account.