The Dyslexia Dilemma

By Learning Success | Dyslexia has been a blessing for some and a curse for others. Either way it's a struggle. This magazine is about making it less of a struggle by helping dyslexics and parents of dyslexics stay informed.

What is dyslexia and how can technology help with its symptoms?

We survey some of the ways in which assistive technology can ease the symptoms of dyslexia<p>Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty which makes …

Assistive Technology

How our schools are failing to teach kids to read

Our reliance on screens is not helping children to read, a leading US academic warns, with many students not getting enough support in the classroom …

Education

He will never have a normal life. – Be Yourself

I read my first book at the age of 10 years old. It took me a month to read, it was considered a true victory, it was the Little Prince. I have never …

Operator of dyslexia centre convicted of practising psychology in Quebec without licence

A woman who operates a dyslexia centre in Ottawa has been convicted of “treating mental problems” in Quebec without being qualified as a …

Psychology

Lupus Mothers' Children More Prone to Developmental Disorders, Review Indicates

Children born to mothers with lupus may end up with developmental disabilities, according to a review of more than two dozen studies.<p>Learning and …

The Unlikely Signs of Dyslexia You Should Not Ignore

Perhaps the most broadly recognized learning disability, dyslexia is defined as a difficulty with spelling and word recognition. While some …

Introducing Stupidhead!, a small-scale one-woman musical and account of living with dyslexia

Stupidhead! is a small-scale musical: one writer-performer, one writer-accompanist.<p>The performer is Katherine Cullen, and the show is her …

Flute

Sir Richard Branson Says Dyslexia Should Be Considered A Sign Of Potential

Sir Richard Branson has said dyslexia should be seen as a 'sign of potential', as he attempts to remove stigma around the learning …

Richard Branson

He will never have a normal life.

I read my first book at the age of 10 years old. It took me a month to read, it was considered a true victory, it was the Little Prince. I have never …

Education

How a CEO With Dyslexia and ADHD Runs His Company

Selim Bassoul of Middleby Corp. tries to focus on the big picture<p>By<p>Rachel Emma Silverman<p>Rachel Emma Silverman<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@itsrachelemma<p>Rachel.Silverman@wsj.com<p>Leading a company without using email, reading memos or going to endless meetings sounds like a pipe dream. But it’s a …

ADHD

NAPLAN guidelines changed at last minute for dyslexic students in Victoria

Victoria's Education Department admits it got some NAPLAN guidelines wrong and made last-minute changes the day before testing started.

Technology in the Classroom to Assist Dyslexic Learners

As a teacher, working with students with certain disabilities can be challenging but rewarding work. These students will have just as much will and …

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Richard Branson champions the unique strengths of dyslexia

Richard Branson's latest quest is to get the world to perceive people with dyslexia in a totally different light.<p>We should see young people with dyslexia as being full of potential, not as having a disadvantage, the billionaire writes in <i>The Sunday Times</i>. He candidly describes his struggles in the …

Success

9 Strengths of Dyslexia

<b>1. Seeing the bigger picture</b><p>People with dyslexia often see things more holistically.<br>They miss the trees but see the forest.<p><i>“It’s as if people with</i> …

Pablo Picasso

Swedish startup Optolexia raises $5.6M to take eye-tracking software for dyslexia screening to US

Swedish startup Optolexia, which makes a digital test to screen for dyslexia in children, has raised $5.6 million (5.2 million euros) in a round led …

Startups

Dyslexia and Typography

Dyslexia has been labelled as a, “hidden disability (pdf)” with neurological roots. Not only because you can’t tell if someone is dyslexic by looking …

Typography

Octavia Spencer Opens Up About Having Dyslexia As An Adult

Dyslexia gave Octavia Spencer a leg up on her classmates as a kid, as she recalled in an interview with WENN.<p>The Oscar-winning actress opened up about her experiences as an adult living with the disorder and how her childhood teachers played vital role in how she's handled dyslexia as an adult. For …

Octavia Spencer

Introducing Stupidhead!, a small-scale one-woman musical and account of living with dyslexia

Stupidhead! is a small-scale musical: one writer-performer, one writer-accompanist.<p>The performer is Katherine Cullen, and the show is her …

Flute

Reading, writing and assessment: Researchers are on the verge of finding an early dyslexia diagnosis

In a nondescript, state-of-the-art lab in Oechsle Hall at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience Lisa …

Education

Snake oil or saviour? The coloured spectacles sparking controversy

They are the blue, yellow and rose-coloured glasses polarising the dyslexic community.<p>Many families and experts have dismissed them as "snake oil" …

Australian Universities

Lost in My Mind

My family used to have a 1940 Massey-Harris tractor on our farm in Saskatchewan.<p>It was like one of those you see on the side of the road, the ones …

Patrick Kane

Trio of dyslexia-related bills in Legislature seeks funding, other help for kids with the reading disability

Three dyslexia-related bills are pending in the Texas House, including one aimed at securing long sought-after funding for a decades-old law that …

3 Generations of Dyslexia: A Case Study by Marlo Payne Thurman

Dyslexia is 3 to 4 times more common in individuals with a higher than average intelligence. In this particular case, everyone was an inefficient …

Learning

This is Your Brain on Words

An Article on how we process words into a filing system in our brains.<p>When we hear words, our brains group and react to each very differently. This …

The Brain

Your Friday Dyslexia Wrapup 02/04/2017

<i>We scour the web each week to find the most important news and blogs about dyslexia. Here are this weeks posts.</i><p>As technology grows, we can share …

Education

Dyslexia Action responds to the Access to Work inquiry

The department for Work and Pensions needs to find a better way to tell sufferers of dyslexia about its Access to Work scheme, says Dyslexia …

Education

Lexercise Is Changing the Way Children With Dyslexia Get the Therapy They Need

A company based in Raleigh has made a major breakthrough in diagnosing and treating dyslexia by using teletherapy. The company has focused on making …

Education

Dyslexia Among Adults; Signs To Check And How You May Be Helped #dyslexia

There are methods and resources to better teach someone with dyslexia.<p>Assessment and aids are available for adults. With knowledge of their …

ADHD