This essay was written by Hayden Miskinis, a 12 year old from Epping Middle School in Epping, NH. It was one of the top three winners in the middle school category of the New York Times Annual Student Editorial Contest.
HRH Princess Beatrice Made By Dyslexia Interview
Boy with dyslexia creates amazing portrait of John Cena with Rubik’s Cubes
Today’s post is about another amazing kid who created art with 750 Rubik’s Cubes. Be sure to watch the very cool time-lapse video showing Benjamin Russo, age 9, making his masterpiece!
Teen go cart champion raises thousands for dyslexic students
Keep an eye out for Elliot Cox! His goal is to be the youngest winner of the Indy 500. Meanwhile, he’s raising money to help other kids with dyslexia learn to read!
“It means a lot to me because I don’t want other kids to feel stupid like I did, and I just want to raise money for tutors so they can help other kids learn to read better and not let dyslexia get in the way of everything,” he says.
Using Voice Typing in a Google Doc
Video by Debbie Irwin, of Designed with a Purpose, demonstrating use of voice to text within Google docs.
Entrance Exams: Tips for Students with Learning Issues
This article, written by PC READS, appeared in the Park Record’s 2019 Park City Parent Back to School Special Edition.
This has been making the social media rounds, but for those who missed it, take just a minute to read the poem and the story.
Note from the article: “The author, whose identity has not been revealed, is neither dyslexic nor has any connection with the learning disorder. ‘She’s just a sensitive child and that’s the theme she chose,’ Broadis tells TODAY. ‘I’ve spoken about dyslexia. It’s just something she tuned into.'”
Patriots lineman Lawrence Guy overcomes, helps others with learning disabilities
“Don’t feel down about yourself,” Guy said. “Always keep your head up. You are going through something most people don’t have to and it will make you stronger.”
How to Prove Others Wrong | Jonathan Mooney | Goalcast
It begins, “I struggled in school…”
This video by Jonathan Mooney has been making the internet rounds. If you haven’t seen it, take 5 minutes to watch it today. Jonathan is also the author of The Short Bus – A Journey Beyond Normal.
Building Self-Advocacy Skills in Students
This article, written by PC READS, was publised in the 2017 Edition of the Park City Parent Back to School Special Edition.
Jamie Oliver #madebydyslexia Interview Made By Dyslexia
Take a few minutes and listen to Jamie Oliver share his #madebydyslexia story.
Amazing Things Happen
Take a few minutes to watch this wonderful, new video on Autism beginning with the words, “We are all different….” While it is about autism, the main message is relevant to all those with learning differences and important for everyone.
15 Best Value Colleges for Dyslexic Students 2017-2018
This review took into account ranking the following areas, which are all important to students with dyslexia:
(1) Assistive Technology
(2) Academic tutoring and/or skill development coaching specifically related to reading/writing
(3) Special courses to help students develop their reading/writing abilities and/or improve their study skills
(4) Reading and/or writing-related workshops
(5) On-campus and/or online writing center services
A message from one dyslexic to another
Great advice from Richard Branson to a young student. Remember it and share it with your own kids!
“Collin, don’t let school hold you back. Turn your attention to things that you can see the relevance in and are passionate about; if you do, not only will your brain open up, but so will your world.”
Learning Disabilities: How to Succeed in College from Day One
Do you have a high school or college student? This article has very good information and advice as you student begins to navigate the application process and time on campus.
EXCERPT: Many parents think if their child received accommodation and support services in high school they will automatically get them in college. Not so. Students with a learning disability must submit to the college’s ODS documentation of their disability (usually from a health care professional like a psychologist or a physician) with a recommendation on what accommodations the student should receive.