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.

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> …

Creativity

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

Swedish startup <b>Optolexia</b>, 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 …

Entertainment

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

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

Arkansas students help dyslexic students with line readers

While working on an assignment, Brady Lance's dyslexic friend asked for help to write the letter D because he didn't know which way the circle goes …

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" …

Medical Technology

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 …

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

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 …

Education

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 …

Compensation

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 …

New Jersey

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 …

Homeschooling

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

We want to help all youngsters so they can read for pleasure

The article talks about dyslexia action, a program that’s goal is to help dyslexic students learn to enjoy recreational reading. It talks about how …

Education

Treating reading difficulties with colour

Although the an article from the British Medical Journal says that colored lenses can help treat dyslexia there is not significant enough evidence …

Research

Supporting Adults Programme

Dyslexia action on the other hand, is a charity that works to support and help makes changes among people with dyslexia and learning disabilities. …

Early Intervention: The Key to Overcoming Dyslexia

Dyslexia crosses racial, ethnic, and socio-economic lines, and with proper instruction and accommodations, it can be cured.<p>Key Takeaways:<p>1<p>Dyslexia is …

Education

What Is Dyslexia? A Common — And Misunderstood — Learning #dyslexia

Supporting self-esteem is vital for those with dyslexia.<p>As students age out of school, often they still lack a proper diagnosis and those that do, …

Education

From Refugees to Voting Rights, Books to Inspire a Just, Inclusive Society

A divisive election has shown us that there remains much work to do to help promote a deeper understanding and acceptance of our human …

Education

When things don’t come easy

I worked with an eleven year old boy who was ALEXIC (completely illiterate), ADHD, and autistic. He had gone through every intervention the parents …

Autism

Loudoun County parents fight for fair instruction for dyslexic students #dyslexia

Educational flaw ignores dyslexics’ individual needs.<p>Passing Dyslexic students who remain at a second grade reading level is detrimental to the …

Education

Understanding Processing Speed and Dyslexia

Although dyslexic students often score lower than typical students when it comes to processing speed, in real life and on decision making tasks, it …

Education

When it comes to screen time, parents are poor role models for kids

“While many parents worry about how much time their children spend glued to computers, tablets and televisions, a new study reveals the adults …

Parenting

Protected: ADHD and Dyslexia are Not Metaphors for Laziness or Stupidity

“Once there is actual evidence that all that daydreaming in class and spelling “exaggeration” like “igzajjerayshon” is a genuine issue rather than a …

ADHD

Your Friday Dyslexia Wrapup 01/28/2017

<i>We scour the web each week to find the most important news and blogs about dyslexia. Here are this weeks posts.</i><p>Do you know what is needed for people …

Medical Journals

Success for Dyslexia Awareness Week 2016

Dyslexia Awareness Week was very successful in raising money for Dyslexia Action. The charity saw a large bump in financial support, as well as an …

Education