Archive for the 'Reading, Writing, and Math' Category

Emma Jefferies, is an award winning researcher, designer, educator, writer and more recently, a filmmaker. She also has dyslexia. In a series of videos, she speaks about the challenges and processes she went through while earning her Ph.D (in Design). Watch this first of a few videos posted on the Innovation Investment Journal website. At [...]

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A New and Interesting study, which will go online today in the journal Science, shows that people with dyslexia have a harder time distinguishing between the voices of individual speakers and the nuances of their phonetic speech patterns than do non-dyslexic peers. The study, from MIT, theorized that the language processing parts of dyslexia might [...]

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Here is an article from London about a severely dyslexic elementary school aged boy named David. His mom has been requesting services since kindergarden to no avail. I get angry when I hear stories like this. Waiting until a kid fails for long enough before getting some possible relief and services is an atrocious model [...]

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I’m a very very good reader, fast, accurate and an excellent literal and inferential comprehender…..most of the time. Richard Wanderman, founder of LD Resources, is among other things, dyslexic and probably not the fastest most accurate reader of all time. He’s also a wonderful photographer and an excellent and thoughtful writer. A few weeks back [...]

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This is a recent article from the NY Times online, The Case for Cursive. It makes the case that kids are losing out by not being taught cursive writing. Since the increase in what’s known as “teaching to the tests”, there’s little time for cursive writing instruction. Plus, with the reality of word processing and [...]

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