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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Experiment: Gym Class Helps Kids Read Better I’ve always thought that for some kids the typical high school day is backwards, they need to exercise before academics to get their blood chemistry and brains in the right groove for thinking.
In Study, Children Cite Appeal of Digital Reading Many children want to read books on digital devices and would read for fun more frequently if they could obtain e-books. But even if they had that access, two-thirds of them would not want to give up their traditional print books. Until you can dog ear and [...]
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Playing musical instruments may improve reading Learning to play a musical instrument could help to improve children’s reading and their ability to listen in noisy classrooms, according to new research. “Our eyes and ears take in millions of bits of information every second and it is not possible for the brain to process all of [...]
Rock Groups Steven Strogatz has a great column in The New York times on arranging rocks (or any objects) in patterns to better visualize arithmetic. I’ve been coming back to this particular column the past week and enjoying scanning and rescanning it. I’m still a mathaphobe but I do like patterns so thinking of arithmetic [...]
Ten words you need to stop misspelling The Oatmeal has a way with words, and diagrams. You can buy posters of this page here.
Sony launches Amazon challenger Sony has launched a wireless e-reader which allows users to download electronic books on the go. Amazon Kindle, Sony e-Reader and no doubt Apple will have a product in this category soon. All of this is very good for those of us who have a hard time reading “traditional” books the [...]
John Siracusa on reading in the digital age This is a fantastic article because it covers the entire history of e-books, both as content and as devices. Very well thought out and written. [via Daring Fireball]