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!
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.
Video by Debbie Irwin, of Designed with a Purpose, demonstrating use of voice to text within Google docs.
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.'”
“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.”
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.
This article, written by PC READS, was publised in the 2017 Edition of the Park City Parent Back to School Special Edition.
Take a few minutes and listen to Jamie Oliver share his #madebydyslexia story.
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.
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
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.”
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.
Looking for a good book series for your elementary school child? Check out the Hank Zipzer books, by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver!
Important & useful information for high school students!
The College Board announced a new policy that is now in effect as of January 1, 2017. The policy makes it easier to request accommodations on the SAT®, PSAT™10, PSAT/NMSQT®, SAT Subject Tests™, and AP®Exams.
Now, requests only need to confirm that: 1) the accommodation is in the student’s IEP/504 plan and 2) the student uses the accommodation when taking tests at school.