This short video demonstrates how to access the text to speech features on an iPad or iPhone.
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.”
From Made By Dyslexia
“Anything you need to do to support a dyslexic child is great teaching practice for all children.”
SUMMARY PROVIDED: Dyslexia Awareness Part 1: About Dyslexia – Celebrities including Sir Richard Branson, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom and Maggie Aderin-Pocock join expert teachers from two world leading dyslexia schools to share their wisdom and expertise in these inspirational Dyslexia Awareness Training films produced by Made By Dyslexia. Millfield School UK and Schenck School USA are both pioneers in the field of dyslexia and the first schools in their respective countries to successfully support dyslexic students and focus on dyslexic strengths. These films have been incorporated into 5 Dyslexia Awareness Training modules designed to help teachers, educators and parents understand dyslexia, both its strengths and challenges, gain essential knowledge in how to recognise and support it, and create a dyslexia inclusive classroom.
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.
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.
“One in five students struggle with dyslexia, which can affect their ability to read, write and participate in class. Microsoft Learning Tools is software that helps improve reading skills by reducing visual crowding, highlighting words, and reading text aloud, so students can engage with words in a whole new way.
See how technology and education come together to empower young minds to do more.”
From this KPCW Interview: The Park City School Board received an update on the Dyslexia Pilot Program which is currently underway at McPolin Elementary. The Board will decide this spring if it should be implemented in all four of Park City’s elementary schools.
What is dyslexia? Watch as reading expert Margie Gillis explains what dyslexia is, including signs and symptoms of dyslexia. Hear her talk about why reading is difficult for children with dyslexia, and how to help.
Short clip for those following the nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education.
How much of a benefit do schools have to provide kids with IEPs? That’s the question at the heart of the Endrew F. vs. Douglas County School District case, which was argued today in front of the Supreme Court. We’re coming to you now from Washington, DC, discussing this important case and what it might mean for your child with an IEP.
Part 4 of NPR’s series, “Unlocking Dyslexia.”
Very proud of the Park City School District for supporting a Dyslexia Initiative which includes providing Dyslexia Awareness Training for elementary school staff!
Excellent series by NPR about dyslexia! Today’s audio installment on “How Science is Rewiring the Dyslexic Brain.” Take a few minutes and listen!
Part 1 from a NPR Series, “Unlocking Dyslexia.”
EXCERPT: Since dyslexia is not something you outgrow, I have learned to work with it, and work around it. It’s always there, but it is rarely the focus of my thoughts. That was true through college and graduate school, but when I became an education reporter, it changed.
As I returned to elementary school classrooms and interviewed parents and teachers, dyslexia kept popping up in places I didn’t expect. I saw teachers who were mystified by their students’ struggles and parents whose stamina and empathy were tested.
Dyslexia is so widespread that it forces schools and parents to take action. And yet, it is deeply misunderstood. Even basic questions don’t have easy answers.