Dyslexia and Me: S is for Socialising

“I have found social interaction quite difficult at times. It’s lead to being bullied and having low self-esteem. How does this have any link to dyslexia?…With the fear of saying the wrong thing, boring people with the same story, nodding at the wrong point, or completely misunderstanding what’s being said, I have become very quiet and introverted around new people or when in groups of people. There is nothing worse than putting your foot in it! It’s far easier to pull yourself out of that hole you dug by mistake with one person than it is with a group!”

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NOVA Legal Beat: Fired for Dyslexia?

“Learning is considered a “major life activity,” and dyslexia is a learning disability. So long as the person with dyslexia is qualified for a position, meaning he or she can perform its essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation, employers generally should not terminate someone solely because of this learning disability.”
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A Gifted Student Learns to Thrive with Dyslexia

“Skye Lucas tested in the gifted range in preschool. But she fell behind her kindergarten classmates when they started reading. Then, like many other dyslexic children in Manhattan private schools, she was subtly asked to leave.”

“Getting “kicked out,” as Ms. Lucas puts it, was a blessing in disguise. She spent the next two years at the Windward School in nearby White Plains, one of several schools that specialize in helping students with language-based learning disabilities return to the mainstream”

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Dyslexic Barking dancer set for tonight’s Got to Dance final

“Mum Lolita will be one of the 30 fans proudly sporting IMD T-shirts tonight’s audience and can’t wait to cheer on her boy. “I was overjoyed when we found out they were in the final again,” she told the Post. “I’m really, really proud of him. “He’s had to overcome a lot and he works so hard at his dancing.”

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The Brains Of People With Dyslexia Have Disrupted Network Connections: How New Findings May Help Struggling Readers

“Compared to typical readers, dyslexic readers had weaker connections between areas that process visual information and areas that control attention, suggesting that individuals with dyslexia are less able to focus on printed words,” explained Ph.D. student Emily Finn…The connectivity to brain regions related to phonology in dyslexic readers remained intact. This may explain why so many of those with the disability continue to “sound out words” well into adulthood and never master automatic visual-based strategies for word recognition”
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