Carol Greider, Scientist, Nobel Prize Winner – The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

“In many respects, dyslexia also has been a positive attribute in Greider’s research. “I believe that learning to develop my compensatory skills also played a role in my success as a scientist because one has to intuit many different things that are going on at the same time and apply those to a particular problem ”€”to not just concentrate on one of them, but to bring many in laterally. Perhaps my ability to pull more information out of context and to put together different ideas may have been affected by what I learned to do from dyslexia.”€

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Families call for dyslexia screening in prep

“Nine out of 10 dyslexic kids are undiagnosed – these kids struggle desperately in a pit of misunderstanding,” said Jason Henham, the CEO of the Specific Learning Difficulties Association of Victoria (SPELD). “They think they are dumb because the system hasn’t recognised that they just learn differently. Some schools are doing some great things but for parents it’s essentially a lottery.”

“The association is lobbying both sides of politics to commit to universal screening in the lead-up to the state election. The campaign forms part of Dyslexia Empowerment Week, which runs until October 25.”

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Source: www.theage.com.au

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Executive Profile: Robin Domeniconi of Rue La La, success, dyslexia

“The profound dyslexia she has lived with her whole life — and that now afflicts her teenage son — has taught her a lesson she hopes to impart on other female executives — that being honest about one’s individual weaknesses can ultimately lead to success. Having the courage to be vulnerable is what makes you approachable and human, she said.”

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Warsop man has benefits docked for helping his dyslexic brother to read

“A man desperate to get back into work has blasted the benefits system after his money was docked when he admitted that he helped his dyslexic brother with his reading. Michael Droushiotis from Mansfield Woodhouse was left gobsmacked after his Job Seekers’ Allowance and his housing benefit was slashed to virtually nothing after telling the JobCentre about him assisting his sibling.”

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Understanding the Causes of Dyslexia for Effective Intervention

“Our understanding of dyslexia has come very far in the past 40 years, with neurophysiological models developed in just the past five years explaining the underlying capacities required for reading and the best methods for individualized adaptive interventions. Fortunately, treatment options have kept pace with the research, and children with dyslexia today have the potential to train their brains to overcome the learning difficulties that earlier generations were destined to carry with them for a lifetime.”

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Source: www.edutopia.org

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Top tips for helping dyslexic students revise for exams

“Early planning – The Exam Timetable:

Many students find exams and exam preparation difficult and stressful – a task that is even more taxing for dyslexic students. It’s important for teachers to encourage students to plan and organise their revision time early to help relieve the pressure. Creating and sticking to a revision timetable is always a useful coping strategy, allocating time for each exam topic and helping students to stay focussed.

Organise revision notes:

Teachers should also encourage their students to organise their revision materials. One way to make them more manageable is to colour code any paper notes. I use a program which allows students to gather information using coloured highlighters, from multiple sources e.g. Internet Explorer and Microsoft Word. This text can then be collated into a single Microsoft Word revision document, with a bibliography automatically created.”

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An open letter: dear, dyslexic, 10 year old me

“Because you struggle daily with things that others seem to find easy, you will become more humble and compassionate when you see others struggle. Because you always feel just a little bit out of your depth and nervous, you will become more comfortable with bigger challenges – in fact you’ll probally become so comfortable with this that it will feel strange when you aren’t pushing yourself. Because you spell things in creative ways, you will learn to laugh at your mistakes and not take yourself to seriously. Most of all – be kind to yourself, time your time, and be patient. Never stop writing. Never stop reading.”

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