New Sunderland centre could help thousands with dyslexia

“The charity is aiming to help those affected by tackling the issue of social exclusion, helping them with literacy skills, overcoming difficulties and developing confidence.

Support offered by the new centre includes dyslexia awareness and tailored support to help people diagnosed with the condition in the challenges they face.”

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Source: www.sunderlandecho.com

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Cisco CEO John Chambers: My Dyslexia Is A Weakness AND A Strength

“I accidentally disclosed it one time, during Taking Our Children to work, and I realized how many people in the room were dyslexic, not just kids, but parents, too. That’s why I became a spokesperson for it.

When one of your counterparts [another journalist] called me up and asked me to write an article about it, I at first said, no. Because even right now, when I talk about dyslexia, my hands sweat.”

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Home Schooling and Learning Disabilities

“For an estimated 1.5 million students…their academics take place in the home. Parents (or others engaged to provide instruction and guidance) are in charge of “teaching.” Parents must create opportunities in which their child can master curriculum content they need to meet state graduation requirements and prepare their child for successful transitions from grade to grade, to post-secondary education, and to gainful employment.

Is home schooling (also known as parent-led home-based education) a good option for students with learning disabilities?”
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Source: ncld.org

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Advice for the College Student – The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

“The college doesn’t know you have a learning disability and it’s up to you to report it. It is against the law for the school to ask about disability in the admissions application process and even if you chose to self-reveal the information in your application, it cannot be assumed that this information will be shared outside of the admissions office. In many schools, you will need to actively report to someone at the beginning of each semester that you need support services and/or accommodations.”

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Source: dyslexia.yale.edu

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Holistic approach to dyslexia in Glenrothes – Fife Today

“Steve said: “The basic idea behind our new programme is to promote and celebrate the creativity, in all its forms, of dyslexic and neuro different individuals and communities, locally and globally.

“We want to give a much more positive profile of dyslexia and try and remove some of the stigma that can sometimes be associated with it. In other words, “Viva le Difference.”

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Common Core Perspective: A Teacher’s Thoughts on Testing

“The results, on the whole, sting, and it’s hard to know who is to blame. Is it that the CCSS are unreasonably high? Were teachers simply not prepared well enough before the tests were implemented? Is the CCSS the Holy Grail of psychometrics revealing the true state of education in the United States? Or is it that teachers need to stop whining and get their act together?”

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