The Test from Hell – The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

“The SAT has been called racist, classist and sexist. Some educators say it doesn’t predict how anyone will do in college, let alone the real world. And, as one mother learned, it can also block kids with learning disabilities from ever achieving their goals.”

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Source: dyslexia.yale.edu

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World Champion Sonnon advocates for dyslexia education reform

“The “suppressed genius” is the tradeoff of dyslexia, Sonnon said, and the goal is to flip the fixation of dyslexia as a “learning problem,” to instead see its advantages.”

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Here’s One More Reason To Play Video Games: Beating Dyslexia

“Most parents prefer that their children pick up a book rather than a game controller. But for kids with dyslexia, action video games may be just what the doctor ordered…dyslexic children showed improvements in reading speed and attention skills after having played video games with lots of action”

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Technology – The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

“Assistive technology offers a way for dyslexics to save time and overcome some of the issues they may encounter because of their dyslexia, such as slow note taking or unreadable handwriting, and allows them to use their time for all the things in which they are gifted. For dyslexic students, technology opens doors and allows them to demonstrate their knowledge in ways that were unimaginable in the past.”
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Source: dyslexia.yale.edu

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Questions to Ask Your Child’s School About Common Core

“Because the CCSS will affect the entire school, all parents will want to be informed and prepared. If your child struggles in school and/or already has an IEP, you have even more reason to ask questions. Below are some of the key questions you’ll want to get answers to.”

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Source: ncld.org

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