Every time I think about Rylan’s new school, I feel a lump in my throat. All the hard work, the stress, the unsurety, the sacrifice lead to these moments! We absolutely made the right choices! The first charter school in South Carolina made just for #dyslexia It wasn’t just hyperactive. It wasn’t just in maturity. It wasn’t just unfortunate circumstances beyond our control. It was incredible little minds that need another type of learning catered to them! Beyond thankful for all of those putting the time and effort to help Rylan and create this awesome school! 😭
Did you know that @richardbranson, founder of @virgin, has dyslexia? Read the letter he wrote to his younger self at link in bio to see what he's learned through the years about finding success with his learning difference. #ThePrenticeSchool
PODCAST 🚨 ALERT! 🎧 Join us for this Back to School prep episode: 🔊“How to Talk to Your Child’s Teacher About #Dyslexia ” with Barbara Steinberg, founder of PDF Reading Specialists, LLC. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She quests with us and shares about her journey inspiring others. She offers teacher training on proper instruction for students with #dyslexic type difficulties. She shares a template #parents can use to structure conversations to have with #teachers at the start of the year! This talk will help you be prepared and know how to talk to your child’s teacher about dyslexia at the start of the school year!
💪🏼 She inspires students to discover hidden gifts and become self-advocates. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀Was this episode helpful? Did you reach out to your child’s teacher? What happened? Let us know in the comments! #dyslexia#dyslexics#dyslexic
These are not my photographs.
Set Post #2 (10 photos) Timothy
——————————— Last month I surprised Timothy with a starter camera. (Nikon, of course 😉) Now, we are fully immersed in the 101s of subject recognition, composition and decisive moment lessons.
Here are some shots from Timothy’s 2nd download!
Cropped & w/ minor adjustments. ———back story———-
Here’s the TMI part - he is a young teen with ‘very few’ interests. Additionally, he is special needs, Bi-polar, with Asperger’s Syndrome and Dyslexia. Communication for him is tough, which leads to mounting frustration and anger outbursts. As of right now, the act of taking photos and explaining the “whys & whats” is very satisfying to him. He feels understood and is proud of his efforts and results.
Fingers crossed, this will continue to be an outlet for his creativity and communication.
If you feel inclined, please leave your thoughts and friendly critique. ❤️ #onedayatatime#family#summer2018#teaching#learning#photography101#photographylessons#mylife#timothy#aspergers#bipolar#dyslexia#learningdisabilities#findyourstrengths
A brief Friday Introduction: I’m Michelle and I’m a special ed. teacher who’s passionate about raising readers. As a kid, I loved being dropped off at our local library to read and peruse books for hours on end. I’d always leave with stacks upon stacks of books, sometimes dropping them behind me like Hansel and Gretel. Not much has changed since becoming an adult. 📚🐛 As a tutor, I primarily work with students who are striving to be stronger readers. This means I work with a lot of students who have been diagnosed with Dyslexia. This is my go-to book on Dyslexia and a must-have for anyone working with readers. Sally Shaywitz is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to reading development, but especially when it comes to understanding the science behind Dyslexia.
I adore Shaywitz’s advice to parents on how to identify young at-risk readers before they experience reading failure: “1. Be on the alert for problems in rhyming, pronunciation, and word finding.
2. Notice if your child is beginning to name individual letters (when printed).
3. Know your family history.
4. Get your child tested if there are any problems with spoken language, learning letter names, and especially if there is a family history.” Are you noticing any of these difficulties in the early readers in your life? Early intervention is key!
PS: Teachers and parents- What are your most beloved professional texts? I’d love to add some new ones to my library.
Here I am... Me. I’ve been sharing more of what I find to be interesting, uplifting and possibly thought provoking. I’m enjoying the process. There is too much negativity out there in this world and so I do my best to focus on the positive. I find it sad when I get negative messages in response but it doesn’t happen too much. It’s funny when someone has to call me a “stupid white girl who does not have any clue what real life is like and has never worked a day in her life.” (I cleaned this up quite a bit - we could in theory, add some crude language here.) Why do I find it funny you ask? It is because they don’t begin to know my story. And I’m not quite ready to share my full story but here’s the condensed version... I grew up on a ranch in the middle of nowhere. Growing up my parents didn’t have hired hands. My siblings and I were the helpers. I’m the kid that they would call when there was a crisis which too often equaled blood, guts and all hell breaking loose. From there I went to school and had two jobs to support myself. I graduated class valedictorian. That was quite an accomplishment. I have severe dyslexia. I did not let that stop me. Now I own my own business. I have always had a job, sometimes 2 or 3. So when someone tells me I’ve been handed everything in life I laugh. I have only ever made the most of what I have been given and do my best to make things happen. I am very thankful for the people in my life now. I believe good attracts good. I have spent my time with politicians, ambassadors, blue collar, the poor and the rich. This is some of what I’ve learned... We are all just trying to make it day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. And the only guarantee we have is that all of us will die. So when I die I want to be able to sit down with Death over a cup of coffee and catch up. Laugh and share dirty jokes with my demons. Then I will remember the good days with my angels. And finally I will play that final game of chess with the Devil and walk into God’s open arms and hear, “You did it.” I want to make that little lonely dyslexic girl proud. I want her to know that everything that happened, happened for a reason. - E.R.
Recently I watched a student read a passage from our fluency curriculum. Initially, it was hard, but as they practiced multiple reads with the CD player and listened, you would have never known that the passage was difficult. Here are the benefits of imitating your reading....
1. Innately knocks down the walls of self doubt because they can rely on your voice and expertise.
2. Automatically builds confidence.
3. Allows the kid to focus vocabulary strategies without trying to decode simultaneously.
4. The expression of the child reading, will sound much like a storyteller as they hear you change your voice to match each character.
5. Comprehension automatically increases, due to the multiple reads, thus they have access to tackle any task given to them.
6. They just like listening to you and trying to be like you 😊.
Now, should you decide to do this technique, keep in mind that you want to choose a book or selection that’s SLIGHTLY harder than their current reading level. My rule of thumb is, “if they can read it by themselves and make meaning, you’re wasting your breath.” So don’t just start recording everything lol
If you’re busy and don’t have time to record, I’m almost certain that YouTube has a version available. You’d be amazed what you can find on there. But just think about how cool they would feel knowing mommy recorded something for them and they can keep forever. Can you say, “buy in?” Lol
Drop your questions below!
‘If I had just one wish in the the field of SPECIAL EDUCATION, I would wish that we would institute a systematic way to FIND children at risk for reading and/ mathematics difficulties and start with TARGETED instruction in Kindergarten.’ -Linda S. Siegel Ph.D. I’m looking at you MS legislators 🧐 It is my WISH that my legislators bring some REAL legislation to the floor. Perhaps, starting with hiring Licensed Dyslexia Therpaist in our districts (there’s plenty out there to hire) to give targeted instruction to our ‘at-risk’ students. #eyesonyou#mslegislature#saydyslexia#dyslexia#dyslexiatherapy#thepowerofaparent @blakeferrettiforabetterms #whereyouat @abemhudsonjr #traceyrosebud#williesimmons
Not a condition. Not a syndrome. Dyslexia is simply another form of expression that hides in plain sight, and only a rare (lucky) few are able to view it.
This is what SEVEN-GREDIENTS has been about!
As #SevenGredients draws to a close tonight, here's a quick #throwback to the finest culinary articulation Pune has witnessed. We chose seven ingredients and metamorphosed them into dishes that are remastered renditions of their original versions.
This is a powerful and relatable book about a teacher who helps a young girl who is experiencing difficulties and frustrations in school due to dyslexia. It is a great resource for opening the conversation about the topic of dyslexia. #dyslexia#dyslexiaawareness
Noel Thomas David Gallagher, Mayıs 1967 Manchester/İngiltere doğumlu müzisyen. OASİS grubunun lideri,baş gitaristi,solisti ve söz yazarı.Bir çok hit parçanın bestecisidir-Wonderwall,Chasing Yesterday,Champain Supernova, Be Here Now...- Disleksisi okul hayatını zorlaştırd ve bu sebeple okuldan kaçtığı için başı polisle belaya girdi.O dönemde disleksi bilinen bir olgu değildi ve bu duruma çözümler bulunmuyordu.Okuldan kovulma döneminde ilk kez bir gitar aldı ve hayatının tutkusunu buldu. “Kötü olduğum şey yazımdı. Hala Altı harfin üzerindeki yazılarda bir şey var ve ben anlamıyorum… Okul benim için hiçbir şey yapmıyordu. Oldukça erken yaşta ne istediğimi biliyordum. Ben müzisyen olmak istedim.'' Şarkı sözü yazarken disleksisi ona zorluklar çıkarsa da o sevdiği işi yaptığı için bunu kafasına takmıyor.Ve çevresindekilerden bu konuda yardım ve anlayış bekliyor.
Oasis'teki kariyerinde birçok iniş ve çıkış yaşadı. Kardeşi -Liam Gallagher grubun kurucusu-ile anlaşmazlığa düşmesi, 2009'da gruptan ayrılmasına neden oldu. Artık yalnız bir sanatçı, ancak disleksik zihninden gelen zorluklara rağmen inanılmaz sözler yazıyor.
“Olodo! Look at your mates, they are all reading and writing well while you are still struggling with ABC at this age”. How many times have you heard that from an angry teacher or parent while growing up? I’m sure a lot.
Dyslexia is a condition where a person has difficulty in understanding the sounds within words, putting those sounds together to make words and even confusing directions of letters and words. This, of course, hinders his/ her ability to read and write fluently and accurately.
Many children who have exhibited symptoms of dyslexia undergo verbal, physical, emotional and mental abuse every day by both teachers and parents highly due to ignorance. Their struggles are wade off as stupidity or just laziness.
I can still remember a girl called Oyinye in my primary school (Class 3A). There is no a single day that girl has not received a form of abuse from teachers or bullied by other students just because of her inability to read and write well. That was her second repeat, which earned her the popular name “ Mama Primary 3”. The beating, jeering, name calling has led many dyslexic kids to have an inferiority complex and total loss of self-confidence. People with dyslexia are often diagnosed with anxiety and depression because of the shame that often comes with it.
Despite the high percentage of children suffering from dyslexia around the world, it's unfortunate that the Nigerian educational system has not given it much attention.
Although dyslexia cannot be cured, children given the professional help and appropriate support from school and home go on to succeed both academically and professionally. Early detection is key!
What do you know about dyslexia?
How many 'Oyinye' do you know?
Does your child's school evaluate learning disability?
Did you know that Dyslexia Demystified also runs workshops for students with dyslexia?
On Wednesday, the students and parents of Templestowe College got hands on, using our practical learning strategies and recommended technologies to teach each other the key messages around dyslexia and neurodiversity. #thinking differently #dyslexia#workshops#neurodiversity