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Charter School Wants to Focus on Dyslexic Students

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A charter school whose curriculum would focus on the needs of dyslexic students may not get off the ground in Fresno, after a review by the County Superintendent of Schools recommended denying its petition. Augustus Academy for Creative Arts and Technology had already been turned down on its original petition at Central Unified, but filed […]

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Task Force to Address Dyslexia Needs

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Teachers are trained to identify and work with children with learning disabilities. If the teacher feels the student needs extra attention, they are prescribed special classes, educators and curriculum. That’s not the case with dyslexia. The learning disability is best known as children reading letters out of order. But, it is actually a disability where […]

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Headteacher Reunites with Dyslexic Pupil

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Aaron Buckland was given a bit of advice by his head teacher when he was at school, advice he has kept with him throughout his life. Gary Smith, headteacher of Market Field School, told him to reach for the moon. He might not get there, but he might get the stars instead. Aaron suffered from […]

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Making Dyslexia a “Superpower”

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Matt Strawbridge says his early schooling years were tough, and that’s why he’s putting his efforts into making them more bearable for others. “I’m dyslexic and going through school wasn’t particularly easy. I just don’t want any dyslexic kid to feel like I did growing up.” Now the 19-year-old is helping kids all over New […]

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Chef Martin, “Dyslexia hasn’t hindered me when it comes to recipes”

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In a new interview with The Sun, the popular cook discussed the fact that he has dyslexia – something he rarely talks about. The 46-year-old revealed that the learning difficulty stops him from reading, but that he hasn’t allowed it to hinder his career as a chef. “Dyslexia hasn’t hindered me when it comes to […]

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Focusing Light on Hidden Disability

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Chance are if you just simply look at four other friends, associates or relatives, you can’t see the problems or difficulties one of those in the group faces each and every day. One in five Americans has a learning disability or disorder, says the U.S. Department of Education in its Twenty-Ninth Annual Report to Congress on […]

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Polytechnic Students Create Gadget to Help Dyslexic Children

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Learning the ABCs may come naturally to most children, but for those with dyslexia, differentiating the small letter “b” from “d” may be challenging because they look similar. For dyslexic children, the multi-sensory approach to learning — from sight to sound — is a struggle, which is what a team from Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) hopes […]

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Senators Millar & Butler to Serve on Dyslexia Study Committee

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Two members of Gwinnett’s legislative delegation are going to help study dyslexia for the Georgia Senate. Sens. Fran Millar, R-Atlanta, and Gloria Butler, D-Stone Mountain, will make up two-thirds of the study committee looking into the issue. The committee was created by a resolution authored by Millar, who will serve as the board’s chairman. Sen. […]

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Washington Lags in Helping Dyslexic Students

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KING 5 Investigators expose that the state of Washington is drastically dragging behind much of the country in helping students with one of the most common learning disabilities. Source: KING 5

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Kildonan To Bid On Otego School

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The Kildonan School announced today it is about to submit a proposal to buy the former Otego Elementary School. Based in Amenia, Kilonan is partnering with SUNY Oneonta’s Leatherstocking Dyslexia Center to buy the building and its contents. Attendance would be free for eligible students, who would receive same resources Kildonan’s private boarding and day […]

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