Category Archives: Reading, Writing, and Math

Articles on reading, writing, and mathematics: problems, techniques and curricula plus relevant links external to this site.

Learning Disabilities Awareness at Royce Learning Center in Savannah, GA

Many schools for kids with LD, like this one in Savannah, Georgia, are raising awareness about dyslexia and other learning disabilities. The Royce Center is merged with Chatham Academy and serves students in grades K-12.

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Is Algebra Necessary?

In this NY Times Opinion piece, “Is Algebra Necessary? “ Andrew Hacker, an emeritus professor of political science at Queens College, City University of New York, questions the value of requiring so much higher math of the vast majority of … Continue reading

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IndyCar Racer with Dyslexia Working with International Dyslexia Association

IndyCar racer Justin Wilson has been working with the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) to help raise awareness about this learning difference. Wilson, who grew up in England knows firsthand the challenges of growing up with splintered academic skills and difficulty … Continue reading

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ACLU Files ‘Groundbreaking’ Lawsuit Claiming Right To Learn To Read

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed suit against the state on Thursday on behalf of about 1,000 grade-school kids from Highland Park, Mich. who are not reading at grade level. The ACLU says this is a “ground breaking” … Continue reading

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New Dyslexia Law signed in Mississippi

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, himself dyslexic, signed a bill that requires his state to test kindergarteners or 1st-graders for dyslexia. If a child is found to have dyslexia and their school doesn’t have educational programs designed specifically for dyslexia, the … Continue reading

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Medical student thinks his learning disability will make him a better doctor

I like this article about a Canadian medical student, who has severe dyslexia, and who is poised to graduate from medical school in 2013. His attitude is that his struggles with school have helped him to become a more sympathetic … Continue reading

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No More “Assistive Tech” for Students with LD

As this article reminds us, the more kids have access to cool tools like iPads, Kindles and the like, and the more they can use embedded features that help them past momentary decoding hurdles, the more level the playing field. … Continue reading

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Getting Help & Finding Answers

University of Michigan Dyslexia Help, which is connected to their Center for the Development of Language and Literacy.

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Effective Training of Teachers Who Teach Reading: A Must for Students with Learning Disabilities.

“Learning to teach reading, language and writing is a complex undertaking. The competence and expertise of teachers can be nourished with training that emphasizes the study of reading development, language and individual differences,” said Dr. Louisa Moats, Chair of IDA’s … Continue reading

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Experts Urge Continued Study of Dyslexia

From Medscape Drs. Bruce Pennington and Robin L. Peterson, PhD, both of University of Denver’s Department of Psychology, urge continued research and investigation on dyslexia. I agree. As much as we think we know, I’d say we’ve got a ways … Continue reading

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The Tip of Dyslexia’s Iceberg

[via Harvey Hubbell] .

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Governor of CT. Malloy talks to students about Learning Disabilities

At the Windward School in White Plains, New York, Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy spoke with students about growing up with learning challenges. The Windward School is an independent school for kids with language- based learning disabilities like dyslexia. From Governor … Continue reading

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