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How Parents of Dyslexic Kids Took to Their Statehouses and Won

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A decade ago, just five states had any laws that mentioned dyslexia. Now if AB-110–a modest bill about developing a dyslexia guidebook–passes the Wisconsin senate and is signed by the governor, that state will become the 46th to have legislation specifically addressing the needs of children with that condition. This year alone, according to the […]

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Henry Winkler

Dyslexia Made Henry Winkler Feel ‘Stupid’ For Years

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You may know Henry Winkler as The Fonz from Happy Days or the “very good” Bluth family lawyer from Arrested Development. Or perhaps, more recently, for his Emmy-winning role as the eccentric acting coach Gene Cousineau on the HBO comedy series Barry. But what Winkler is most proud of is, he says, may be his […]

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Me Too Times Up: #DyslexiaMatters

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How did a movement like #MeToo grow into a household name? How did the Me Too advocates move people from complacency to solidarity for their cause? Groups like Decoding Dyslexia should pay close attention to how this grassroots movement took shape because there are lessons to learn if we want to spur action instead of […]

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Wichita Nonprofit Plans School for Children With Dyslexia

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Fundamental Learning Center, a nonprofit organization that operates a school for children with dyslexia, plans to build a new facility at 143rd St. East and Central in northeast Wichita, officials announced Friday. The group recently bought 25 acres on the northeast corner of the intersection and plans to launch a $20 million capital campaign to […]

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Dyslexia Protocol Updates Unclear Days Before School Starts

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As they respond to a Department of Education investigation into the state’s special education practices, school districts and the Texas Education Agency are under the microscope this school year to correct mistakes that denied children educational services needed to succeed in school. With the education of hundreds of thousands of special needs students at stake […]

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Parents & Poudre School District Struggle to Help Dyslexic Kids

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Nearly 1 in 5 people show some symptoms of dyslexia. Despite dyslexia’s prevalence, some parents have found it challenging to make sure kids get the right help. Poudre School District rolled out new initiatives this year to raise teachers’ awareness of the issue. The Fort Collins Reading Council also hosts dyslexia simulations to raise awareness. […]

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How Preschool Pilot for Dyslexic Students Was Born

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Dyslexia is a lifelong condition that makes it difficult for people to read. It is the most common learning issue, although it is not clear what percentage of people have it. Some experts estimate as much as 17 percent of the population shows some sign of a reading issue. With the goal of identifying guidelines […]

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No Summer Break for Students with Dyslexia

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In less than a month, it will be back-to-school time, and already parents of dyslexic students are panicking, worried about what lies ahead for the next school year — even as they’ve done schoolwork with their children all summer long. As the mother of a grown son with dyslexia, I remember the anxiety that never […]

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Helping Students Tackle Dyslexia

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Dyslexia affects every instructional task a student will face in school. We are a language-based society with deeply rooted traditions that rely on reading and writing. One in five students has a language-based learning disability, the most common of those being dyslexia. Fortunately, there is a window of opportunity to tackle and remedy dyslexia at an […]

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