PC READS is proud to share this video of Board Member, Barbara Wirostko Morelli. She gave a wonderful talk, entitled “Dyslexia: Tapping into the Potential” at TEDxBozeman earlier this year.
This 45 minute video covers the simple view of reading, explains why reading is a complex task, what “explicit instruction” means and provides parents with resources and activities to help develop their child’s skills and enjoyment of reading at home.
Video by Debbie Irwin, of Designed with a Purpose, demonstrating use of voice to text within Google docs.
Thank you, Susan Spencer & CBS Sunday Morning for your report this morning on dyslexia!
SUMMARY: “Yale researchers who have studied hundreds of kindergartners for nearly 40 years say one in five was dyslexic. But perhaps their most important finding: There is no link at all between dyslexia and intelligence. Susan Spencer reports on efforts to help those with dyslexia “crack the code,” from students at a Louisiana school catering to dyslexic children, to a new law to help the high percentage of prison inmates who have dyslexia.”
Congratulations to Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz on their well-deserved recognition for their work in the field of dyslexia! The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity is one of our favorite resources!
“At a recent gala event at the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey, Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz were presented with LSC’s “Genius Award” for their groundbreaking work on dyslexia. To begin the presentation of the award, the audience was shown a specially-commissioned video that celebrates the lives and careers of the Shaywitzes. ” (Click on the original article to see the video.)
Thank you, Anna! For reminding everyone that dyslexia does not disappear. Dyslexic kids DO grow up to be dyslexic adults and that is one reason why spreading awareness is so important!
Video from BBC Family & Education News
One of the main reasons that PC READS continues to spread awareness is to increase empathy and understanding. Please watch and share. Thank you, Anna
We’ve promoted Henry Winkler’s Hank Zipzer series for years and here he is reading a few pages to Jimmy Fallon from his most recent book, “Everybody is Somebody.” Perfect title!
From Understood.org – a video on New England Patriot, Lawrence Guy.
Dyslexia Training Institute’s Tracy Block-Zaretsky was a guest on Good Morning San Diego to speak about Gov. Newsom’s screening plans.
In this video made by Reading Horizons, Jefferson, a high school student with dyslexia, speaks about overcoming his reading difficulties and mentoring other students with similar struggles.
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.
Great video from Education Week about the importance of ensuring that teachers understand the science of reading, including links to additional reading. “By 2021, every elementary and special education teacher in the state of Arkansas must be proficient in brain-based research on reading.”
A video by Reading Horizons featuring Curtis Pons, who did not realized he was dyslexic until his son was diagnosed. “It wasn’t until he was 49 that Curtis discovered that Dyslexia was the reason behind his life long struggle with reading. This is his story.”
Many, if not most, dyslexic students utter the words “I am stupid” and experience high test anxiety at some point during their school years. This 6-minute film artistically captures their daily struggle and will likely bring many parents to tears.