News about dyslexia from the world media, for dyslexics, Dyslexia Parent Support Group, and dyslexia tutors
 
 
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 Danks Davis Ltd 2002 - 2008

Recent news stories on dyslexia in the world media (mainly from Google Alerts)

This section is an information portal to help interested people keep up-to-date with news and information on dyslexia published in the world media. It complements the websites and articles available on the Links & Resources page.

In particular, this section is provided to assist the Dyslexia Parent Support Group, Auckland.  I hope the information will improve your understanding of dyslexia as well as the actions being taken in other parts of the world to assist dyslexics.  Enjoy your internet surfing!!  Zannie Danks Davis, January 2007

16 June 2008

True grit overcomes problems of dyslexia
Stuff.co.nz - New Zealand
By LANE NICHOLS - The Dominion Post | Monday, 16 June 2008 Dyslexia slowed Jared Gurrey's learning, setting him back years at primary school, ...

Teachers back urgent calls for more funding
The Press - Christchurch,New Zealand
By REBECCA TODD - Canterbury | Monday, 16 June 2008 The online survey, conducted for the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand, shows 99 per cent of teachers ...

Relative Values: Michael Heseltine and his son, Rupert
Times Online - UK
Perhaps you’re even more sympathetic because I know what dyslexia does to you. It would be ludicrous to say it’s been a serious handicap to me. ...

15 June 2008

Graduate has 11 advanced degrees, and counting
USA Today - USA
What makes his achievements even more "extraordinary," says Kay Howell, one of Bolger's early tutors, is that he has severe dyslexia. ...

Rowling snippet a snip at £25000
The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
But she was persuaded to write the card for a charity auction run by the Waterstone's book chain to benefit English PEN and Dyslexia Action. ...

14 June 2008

Opening the door to joy of words
New Zealand Herald - New Zealand
By Martin Johnston Geoff Blackwell - with Nelson Mandela and editor Ruth Hobday - has not let dyslexia get in the way of his career. ...

Arts, Briefly Harry Potter Prequel Goes for $61 a Word
New York Times - United States
... was auctioned at the flagship store of the Waterstone’s chain to benefit a dyslexia charity and the English branch of PEN, the writers’ association. ...

Stunt Ranch
Community Impact Newspaper - Austin,TX,USA
“After we discovered our son had dyslexia, I thought, ‘There must be other parents who can’t find the help their children need.’” Summer camp is already ...

Henry Winkler
Boston Globe - United States
When it's time for the Q&A session, Winkler calls on one child after another who starts a question with the phrase, "I have dyslexia too, and . ...

Survey shows NZ teachers want specific Government funding for ...
Scoop.co.nz (press release) - New Zealand
Results released today from a ground-breaking survey of attitudes to dyslexia in New Zealand schools show 95% of teachers and educational professionals ...

Dyslexia and High School, Part Two
Seattle Post Intelligencer - USA
Halfway through the fifty minute class and already, I could see the difficulty of really understanding what having "severe dyslexia" means for a student in ...

13 JUne 2008

Stories behind the news: it just doesn't add up
Times Online - UK
This affects between 3 and 6 per cent of the population (about the same prevalence as dyslexia). Neuroimaging has revealed that arithmetic depends on a ...

لماذا يعاني البريطانيون من صعوبات في الرياضيات
بي بي سي العربية - لندن,UK
Were there any school subjects you were really bad at? Would you be proud to admit that you're bad at any subject? In Britain admitting to a poor ...

DYSCALCULIA – the mathematical equivalent of dyslexia – is more ...
Scotland on Sunday - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
He said: "Increasingly the evidence shows dyscalculia is just as common as dyslexia and yet it is not recognised nearly as widely. ...

Dyscalculia study
Scotland on Sunday - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
DYSCALCULIA – the mathematical equivalent of dyslexia – is more common than its literacy counterpart, research has found. A new study of 1500 children found ...

'Rewired' brains help children read better
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
Guinevere Eden, president-elect of the International Dyslexia Association and director of the Center for the Study of Learning at Georgetown University ...

12 June 2008

Carnegie Mellon brain imaging study illustrates how remedial ...
EurekAlert (press release) - Washington,DC,USA
These findings of initial parietotemporal underactivation among poor readers provide evidence against a common misconception about dyslexia. ...

Potter prequel earns £25000 for PEN and dyslexia
guardian.co.uk - UK
The card was one of 13 original A5 storycards donated by literary luminaries including Doris Lessing and Richard Ford to benefit English PEN and Dyslexia ...

Charity Harry Potter story conjures up £25000
Scotsman - United Kingdom
The 800 word story went under the hammer in London to raise money for Dyslexia charities. The prequel is set three years before Harry's birth and centres ...

Dyscalculia More Prevalent Than Dyslexia - A Report
TopNews - Noida,Uttar Pradesh,India
A new study has claimed that dyscalculia, a disorder that renders people unable to understand arithmetic or numbers is more common in kids than dyslexia or ...

North Wales couple loses out as dyslexia centre closes
Daily Post - Llandudno Junction,UK
“When we saw the Dore Programme mentioned in a TV programme about rugby player Scott Quinnell, who has dyslexia, we felt it could make a difference for Lois ...

Rowling's `Potter' Prequel Fetches 25000 Pounds in London Sale
Bloomberg - USA
Proceeds go to English PEN and Dyslexia Action, said Waterstone's, which is owned by HMV Group Plc. In December 2007 at a Sotheby's London charity sale, ...

Harry Potter prequel fetches $50K for charity
CNN International - USA
LONDON (CNN) -- An 800-word prequel to the blockbuster Harry Potter novel series fetched nearly $50000 Tuesday for a writer's group and dyslexia charity. ...

Harry Potter prequel sells for £25000
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
JK Rowling penned the story on an A5 card for the auction by bookseller Waterstone's, in aid of two reading charities, Dyslexia Action and English Pen. ...

Harry Potter 'prequel' raises money for charity at auction
AFP -
The proceeds will go to two charities: English PEN, which promotes the freedom to write around the world, and Dyslexia Action. "I had great fun writing the ...

Rowling 800-word Potter "prequel"
TVNZ - New Zealand
... pieces of card to Waterstone's book store chain which sold them to benefit English PEN, which champions freedom of expression, and Dyslexia Action. ...

11 June 2008

My job: Resource teacher - learning and behaviour
New Zealand Herald - New Zealand
I am also helping teachers in one school develop programmes and assessments to identify students with dyslexia and, in another school, we're helping ...

The PR Industry's Webophobia
Conde Nast Portfolio - New York,NY,USA
In November 2007, I got a press release headlined "Groundbreaking research reveals a high number of entrepreneurs suffer from dyslexia", which put forward ...

JK Rowling's Harry Potter prequel to be auctioned
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
Rowling was one of 13 authors invited by Waterstone's to fill an A5 storycard that will go under the hammer off today in aid of two charities, Dyslexia ...

Numbers scare kids more than words
Financial Express - Bombay,India
The study found that between three and six per cent of children suffer from dyscalculia, the mathematical equivalent of dyslexia, compared to between 2.5 ...

10 June 2008

Cromwell teacher researches dyslexia
Southland Times - Invercargill,New Zealand
By BARBARA WITHINGTON in Alexandra - The Southland Times | Tuesday, 10 June 2008 The problem with dyslexia is many people do not recognise it — seeing ...

'Number blindness' more prevalent than dyslexia, says report
ATL Education News - UK
A focus on dyslexia is being prioritised in schools despite an apparent greater prevalence of dyscalculia, says a new study. The condition, which means that ...

Bolger overcomes dyslexia, earns 11 graduate degrees
William and Mary News - Williamsburg,VA,USA
With his mother and teachers concerned, Bolger was tested and diagnosed with dyslexia. “I was very fortunate to have had that diagnosis,” said Bolger. ...

Reviewing pupil progress + Helpsheet 11
Teaching Expertise - London,UK
Dore, previously known as the dyslexia, dyspraxia and attention deficit treatment (DDAT) centres, which claimed to be able to cure dyslexia, has announced ...

Number blindness more common than word blindness
News-Medical.net - Sydney,Australia
Professor Butterworth says there is increasing evidence that dyscalculia is just as common as dyslexia and yet it is not as widely recognised by teachers, ...

More kids suffer from number blindness than dyslexia
Thaindian.com - Bangkok,Bangkok,Thailand
The research found that while 2.5 and 4.3 per cent of kids suffer from dyslexia, a higher number - 3 and 6 per cent of kids suffer from its mathematical ...

Dyslexia means more than inability to read, write fluently
Muskogee Daily Phoenix - Muskogee,OK,USA
It can be caused by a learning disability (LD) known as dyslexia. It is important to note that LD is not a form of mental retardation. ...

'Number blindness' more common than dyslexia
Independent - London,England,UK
The research found that between 3 and 6 per cent of children suffer from dyscalculia – the mathematical equivalent of dyslexia – compared to between 2.5 and ...

9 June 2006

Only in Hollywood Multi-faceted McDreamy now ‘Maid of Honor’
Inquirer.net - Philippines
Diagnosed with dyslexia when he was a teenager, Patrick does not shy away from talking about the topic of learning disability. “I haven’t really gone out ...

Dyscalculia more common than dyslexia: study
ABC Online - Australia
"Dyscalculia is at a state where dyslexia was 25 years ago - where everyone said 'we've got to teach them all the same. Sorry you can't cope and that's it' ...

Graduate hopes to inspire others
Stourbridge News - England, UK
Robert Galloway suffers from visual dyslexia but never let it get in his way when he started studying in 1999. He now has a masters and BA honours degree in ...

'More find numbers difficult'
The Press Association -
Dyscalculia - the mathematical equivalent of dyslexia - is more common than its literacy counterpart, a professor has said. A new study of 1500 children ...

The path taken
Nashua Telegraph - Nashua,NH,USA
For Whitney, the cause is personal, after having been diagnosed with dyslexia himself in his last year of college. Whitney's approximately 2108-mile-long ...

DYSCALCULIA – the mathematical equivalent of dyslexia – is more ...
Scotsman - United Kingdom
A new study of 1500 children found 3% to 6% showed signs of dyscalculia, whereas 2.5% to 4.3% had dyslexic symptoms. Sufferers of dyscalculia – the word ...

8 June 2008

Maths disability more common than dyslexia
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
Dyscalculia, the mathematical equivalent of dyslexia, is more common than its literacy counterpart, which affects between 2.5 per cent and 4.3 per cent of ...

ADHD 'miracle' duped thousands
Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
The program claimed to help people with dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD by stimulating the cerebellum, an area of the brain controlling balance and muscle ...

For Penn student, a matter of (11) degrees
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia,PA,USA
He sought more strategies to deal with his dyslexia. His mother still lives with him in Ithaca, NY, and has continued to help him, as well, he said. ...

7 June 2008

Indecent pictures found on computer
Bradford Telegraph Argus - Bradford,England,UK
"Because of his dyslexia he did not pay attention because as he put it he is frankly frightened of words," submitted Mr Lindsay. He conceded that his client ...

Entrepreneur aims to inspire dyslexic youth
Stamford Advocate - Stamford,CT,USA
Paul, who is dyslexic, spoke to a group of students with dyslexia and learning disabilities at Nathan Hale Middle School yesterday morning, promising them ...

Vision Therapy May Help Cure Learning Disabilities
WCBS-TV New York - NY,USA
Every year, thousands of kids are diagnosed with conditions like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and learning disabilities. ...

Dyslexia at work: Realising your employees' potential
HRZone.co.uk - Bristol,UK
Dr Andi Sanderson answers key questions on dyslexia and provides advice to employers on the best ways to create a dyslexia-friendly workplace and to ensure ...

6 June 2008

Pomp and circumstances
Detroit Free Press - United States
Dyslexia -- which affects the ability to read and use language -- is the real story, he's quick to insist. Not that his mother talked his way into community ...

No terror this time as Joan faces new challenge
Irish Independent - Dublin,Ireland
NOBODY ever mentioned the word dyslexia to Joan Nolan (37) when she was at school, and she left after what was then called the Inter Cert because of her ...

'Breakthrough' in treatment of dyslexia
Gisborne Herald - Gisborne,New Zealand
By Kiri Gillespie A unique intervention programme designed to open learning pathways for people affected by dyslexia is about to be set up in Gisborne. ...

5 June 2008

Stewart drops libel threat against Mosley
crash.net - UK
Many saw the personal attack as a barely concealed reference to Stewart's dyslexia, and the former three-time world champion took such offence that he ...

The Pain of Dyslexia, As Told by Bollywood
Washington Post - United States
But the film has also planted the seeds of a movement to raise public awareness about dyslexia in India. When Madhu Mangla, 45, watched the movie, ...

4 June 2008

Dyslexia and High School, Part One
Seattle Post Intelligencer - USA
Having severe dyslexia means that he has trouble making accurate and automatic memories for print. Spelling words requires an accurate memory. ...

Winkler's dyslexic hero
The Gazette (Montreal) - Quebec,Canada
A lifetime of contending with a learning disability such as dyslexia can do that to a person no matter what the world says about him. ...

Dyslexia ‘cure’ company’s creditors told of talks with a potential ...
ic Wales - United Kingdom
PARENTS caught up in the collapse of an international company founded by a Welsh millionaire to promote a “miracle cure” for dyslexia face an anxious wait ...

JK Rowling pens Harry Potter prequel
CNN International - USA
Rowling's hand-written prequel, signed by the author, will be auctioned alongside works by other famous writers to raise cash for a dyslexia charity. ...

Henry Winkler finds happy days at last
Akron Beacon Journal - Akron,OH,USA
'Fonz' of TV fame says he didn't come to terms with his dyslexia until after show over. In books he co-writes, main character has learning disability By ...

2 June 2008

'Mosley called me a certified half-wit. But so what if I can't ...
Scotsman - United Kingdom
Stewart takes that as a reference to his dyslexia, saying the slight speaks volumes for Mosley. "Those sort of comments show him up," says Stewart. ...

Stewart hits back over 'halfwit' jibe
Scotsman - United Kingdom
Stewart takes that as a reference to his dyslexia. "Those sort of comments show him up," he said. "Once upon a time I'd have been horrified by him talking ...

Dyslexia: Handle with care
The News - International - Pakistan
The use of varied teaching approaches, therefore, would benefit all students but it is essential when working with a dyslexic Dyslexia is a language-based ...

Bank picks Kathleen
nebusiness.co.uk - UK
Kathleen, who has dyslexia, underwent a gruelling selection process to win the placement, including an initial interview and several more 45-minute sessions ...

31 May 2008

The man who spent millions proving he could 'cure' dyslexia
Independent - London,England,UK
Depending on your point of view he has either revolutionised the treatment of dyslexia or has taken advantage of desperate parents by charging them up to ...

Dyslexia firm woe for patients
The Sun - London,UK
By JANE SYMONS PARENTS who have paid thousands of pounds for a controverial dyslexia treatment are “very unlikely” to get their money back, ...

Local woman helps pass dyslexia bill
YourHub.com - Denver,CO,USA
Pistilli and others helped craft the bill, which is aimed at helping teachers learn how to identify and teach students with dyslexia. ...

Long Ride on a Short Bus
Brown Alumni Magazine - Providence,RI,USA
Diagnosed with dyslexia and attention problems, Mooney didn't read until he was twelve. Other kids shunned him because he couldn't sit still, ...

Dyslexia 'cure' company closes UK offices
guardian.co.uk - UK
A company that offered a "miracle cure" for dyslexia has closed its UK offices, leaving parents unsure whether their children's treatment will be completed ...

Dore dyslexia scheme closes
The Sun - London,UK
A CONTROVERSIAL treatment for dyslexia backed by rugby ace Kenny Logan has closed its doors. The Dore Programme claims a 90 per cent success rate treating ...

Rugby star Quinnell in city talk
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press - Norwich,England,UK
Mr Quinnell, who has written a book about his experiences, said: “I struggled with dyslexia coming through school but luckily I was able to play rugby. ...

Learning center offers summer programs
Camarillo Acorn - Camarillo,CA,USA
Individual sessions for Brain Integration Training and one-on-one help for students with ADD, dyslexia, Asperger's and processing weakness are also ...

Godfather of the graphic novel
Long Beach Press-Telegram - Long Beach,CA,USA
Phil Yeh has published more than 80 books, including graphic novels and children's comic books, despite having dyslexia. "I don't have dyslexia where it ...

Buzz Links: JK Rowling Writes a Harry Potter Prequel
Wall Street Journal Blogs - New York,NY,USA
To benefit English PEN, the writers’ association, and the British charity Dyslexia Action, Ms. Rowling has penned an 800-word outline for a “Harry Potter” ...

30 May 2008

JK Rowling pens Harry Potter prequel
CNN - USA
Rowling is one of 13 authors invited to contribute to the June 10 auction, the proceeds of which will go to a dyslexia charity. ...

JK Rowling Harry Potter prequel: how much will it make at auction?
In Entertainment - Broadstairs,Kent,UK
The money raised from these short stories will help raise money for English Pen, who helps to promote understanding through literature, and Dyslexia Action, ...

Early help for dyslexia
Daily Post - Llandudno Junction,UK
EXPERTS at Bangor university produced a new series of Welsh language books aimed at helping children with dyslexia. Welsh-speaking children with dyslexia ...

It’s bumper to bumper as all roads lead onto the Maes
Daily Post - Llandudno Junction,UK
MORE than 20000 people flocked to the Urdd Eisteddfod yesterday – but some suffered delay and disruption as traffic built up on the approach to the Maes. ...

Adverts drop S4C in sin bin
ic Wales - United Kingdom
On Monday, A5-size cards were placed under the windscreen wipers of cars parked at the Urdd Eisteddfod at Penrhyn Bay, near Llandudno, but the strong ...

800-word Harry Potter prequel to be auctioned
Journal Times - Racine,WI,USA
The proceeds are to go to English PEN, the writers' association, and the British charity Dyslexia Action. Copies of the cards will be collated into a book ...

800-word Harry Potter prequel to be auctioned
Monterey County Herald - Monterey,CA,USA
The proceeds will go to English PEN, the writers' association, and British charity Dyslexia Action. LONDON—An 800-word Harry Potter prequel is one of 13 ...

Centres offering 'miracle cure' for dyslexia closed
Independent - London,England,UK
By Sarah Cassidy, Education Correspondent It was billed as a miracle cure for dyslexia which could solve children's reading and writing difficulties with a ...

JK Rowling pens a Harry Potter prequel
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
... the bookseller, to fill an A5 storycard that will be auctioned off on June 10 in aid of two charities, Dyslexia Action and English Pen. ...

JK Rowling pens a little more Harry Potter
Times Online - UK
In August a printed postcard book featuring all 13 stories will go on sale, with profits going to English PEN and Dyslexia Action. The bestselling “lad-lit” ...

28 May 2008

Origin of Dyslexia
Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists - King of Prussia,PA,USA
The learning disability dyslexia may be the result of different neurological conditions in readers of dissimilar languages, according to a new study that ...

26 May 2008

Muskogee library to offer learning opportunities
Muskogee Daily Phoenix - Muskogee,OK,USA
You are invited to attend and journey through the maze of dyslexia and dysgraphia. According to Ms. Carlson, dyslexia is diagnosed when mental retardation, ...

Fletcher School to break ground on new building
Charlotte Observer - Charlotte,NC,USA
Learning disabilities may include disorders in reading, written expression, or math; dyslexia, dysgraphia (deficiency in the ability to write); and language ...

25 May 2008

Animal attraction lures stars to Scots sculptor
Scotsman - United Kingdom
But Mark Stoddart has overcome severe dyslexia to become a successful sculptor and furniture designer. nomer Sir Patrick Moore and jockey Frankie Dettori. ...

Dyslexia school set to open doors in Petal
Hattiesburg American - Hattiesburg,MS,USA
All of these men had at least one thing in common: They were dyslexic. Cena Holifield wants to reach out to dyslexic kids in the Pine Belt and is working ...

Pupils seek inclusion
Liverpool Echo - UK
... received national, regional and local awards which promote inclusion, such as the Dyslexia Friendly Schools Quality Mark and Inclusion Charter Mark. ...

Awareness of learning difficulties raised
Cyprus Mail - Nicosia,Cyprus
Also leaflets were handed out by volunteers named ‘Who we are and what we do,’ giving information about dyslexia, one of the syndromes being highlighted. ...

Dyslexia programme firm hit by financial trouble
ic Wales - United Kingdom
THE operators of a therapy programme for dyslexia promoted by former Welsh rugby international Scott Quinnell have hit financial problems. ...

How to market a miracle cure
guardian.co.uk - UK
You might have noticed the Dore "miracle cure" for dyslexia, invented by millionaire paint entrepreneur Wynford Dore. It's hard to ignore. ...

Parents: HISD not meeting dyslexic students' needs
Houston Chronicle - United States
By JENNIFER RADCLIFFE A year after pledging to spend more than half a million dollars to identify and help dyslexic students, the Houston Independent School ...

24 May 2008

The Dore Group goes into voluntary administration
ABC Online - Australia
The Dore Group marketed its program as a drug-free solution to disorders including ADHD, dyslexia and Asperger's syndrome. ...

Child health therapy company goes into voluntary administration
ABC Online - Australia
Dore Therapy was marketed as a drug free solution to disorders including ADHD, dyslexia and Aspergers syndrome. The company went into voluntary ...

Jack's drive opens up the USA
Buxton Advertiser - Buxton,England,UK
... studying at Cheadle and Marple Sixth Form College's Sporting Academy, has only been playing golf since the age of eight – and suffers from dyslexia. ...

`Fonz' helps unveil latest `Zipzer' book
San Bernardino Sun - San Bernardino,CA,USA
was dyslexic during a time no one knew what dyslexia was. According to the International Dyslexia Association, dyslexia is a specific learning disability ...

East meets West
North Brunswick Sentinel - NJ, USA
Ryan, who has dyslexia, decided to collect books for patients at the Children's Specialized Hospital, New Brunswick, an affiliate of the Robert Wood Johnson ...

Learning-challenged students beat odds to graduate from high school
Cleveland Daily Banner - Cleveland,TN,USA
"Students with learning disorders like autism, dyslexia, and Attention Deficit Disorder usually have long histories of academic difficulties. ...

Kildonan receives $500K grant
Harlem Valley Times - NY,USA
The grant money will go to establish an endowment for financial aid to help students with dyslexia in Dutchess County and the mid-Hudson Valley attend the ...

Rother website goes multi-lingual
Rye and Battle Today - England,UK
"It is particularly useful for people with reading and learning difficulties, people with dyslexia, people with visual impairments and those whose first ...

Dyslexia Manual Games
Teaching Expertise - London,UK
'Out of every 10 people you know, one will be dyslexic' British Dyslexia Association. Dyslexia Manual Games will support your pupils with dyslexia and help ...

Tuition on offer
GazetteLive - Middlesbrough,UK
THE Darlington branch of Dyslexia Action has secured funding to support a dyslexic child with specialist tuition for a year. They want to hear from those ...

21 May 2008

Dore patient improves
Courier Mail - Australia
... try a controversial drug-free program designed for children suffering conditions including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia.

It's No Joke Landing Up In Falkirk
Glasgow Daily Record - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
A DYSLEXIA charity in Surrey has been fined £25000 after the organisers used donations to fund personal holidays. Brushing past reporters outside the court, ...

Here's this week's viewing menu on KMOS-TV
digitalBURG.com - Warrensburg,MO,USA
An estimated 10 to 15 percent - one in every 10 Americans - suffers to some degree from dyslexia, an often misunderstood learning difficulty characterized ...

Making Reading Easier
New York Times Blogs - New York,NY,USA
... more unique volumes that serve a range of readers with special disabilities - things like eye-tracking problems, dyslexia and other reading impediments. ...

Computer workshop to help dyslexics
Comet 24 - Welwyn Garden City,England,UK
A HANDS-ON workshop, Computing and Dyslexia: A Practical Guide, will take place at St Christopher School in Letchworth GC from 10am-1pm on Saturday, June 7. ...

Jed, 10, wins school appeal - COMMENT ON THIS STORY
Scarborough Today - Scarborough,England,UK
Jed Owen, who suffers from dyslexia, was distraught when he was placed at Scalby School for the September term, despite listing Graham School as his first ...

HISD not meeting dyslexic students' needs, parents say
Houston Chronicle - United States
Researchers estimate that at least 5 percent of the population has dyslexia, a condition that makes deciphering the written language difficult. ...

20 May 2008

The true cost of illiteracy is too high
Muskogee Daily Phoenix - Muskogee,OK,USA
Join us for the second workshop in this series at the Muskogee Public Library, 6:30 to 8:30 pm May 29 to trek through the maze of dyslexia and dyscalculia. ...

Logan's struggle with dyslexia
BBC News - UK
Former rugby star Kenny Logan talks frankly to You and Yours on Radio 4 about his struggle with dyslexia. The BBC is not responsible for the content of ...

Blurring the line between ‘normal’ and ‘disabled’
Spiked - London,UK
The most common answer was dyslexia, which was cited by 27.5 per cent of respondents. According to Mencap and many others, dyslexia is not a learning ...

Making the system more learner-friendly
The Nation Newspaper - Bridgetown,St. Michael,Barbados
She outlined her views during a call to Starcom Radio 92.9 FM Sunday Brass Tacks which focused on Autism And Dyslexia Among Children. ...

Young people need our help
The Voice - UK
Another key issue is the early diagnosis of dyslexia, which affects 10 per cent of our children. As a dyslexic myself, I know how school can be the most ...

19 May 2008

Action needed for dyslexics
Times Online - Auckland - Auckland,New Zealand
“Most schools will have children with dyslexia so there needs to be some sort of general training,” she says. “Anything would be better than nothing. ...

18 May 2008

Max Mosley 'inflicting untold damage' on F1
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
This was seen as a reference to Sir Jackie being dyslexic: a disability he acknowledges as president of Dyslexia Scotland and vice-president of the British ...

High school grad can't read diploma
Albany Times Union - Albany,NY,USA
So he's in federal court, trying to get the East Greenbush school district to pay tuition at a special school for people with dyslexia, a neurologically ...

A balancing act: Local gymnastics stay battles dyslexia, deafness
Gainesville Times - Gainesville,GA,USA
Following numerous tests, he was first diagnosed with dyslexia, a learning disability that causes difficulty in processing language. ...

17 May 2008

Dyslexia tests on offer
Worcester News - Worcester News, UK
National Dyslexia week begins on Monday, highlighting the plight of sufferers. This Saturday the New Elizabethan School, at Quarry Bank, Hartlebury, ...

Tutors wanted for literacy program
NewsoftheNorth.Net - Rhinelander,Wisconsin,USA
... degree from Stanford University and was a professor at San Jose State University, is the past president of The International Dyslexia Association. ...

Help with dyslexia
Whitehaven News - Whitehaven,England,UK
FOR those concerned about any aspect of dyslexia a “Helpful Hints,” meeting is taking place in Whitehaven next Tuesday, May 20. It is being organised by The ...

Sarah Ferguson On Bea’s Henry VIIIth Legacy
Anorak.co.uk (satire) - UK
Says Fergie: “She has suffered with special needs at school from the age of seven with dyslexia. So much so that she has combated it in order to get a grade ...

Top marks for Lisbellaw Primary School
Fermanagh Herald (subscription) - Enniskillen,Northern Ireland,UK
"The school is only one of six schools in Northern Ireland that has been accredited with the Dyslexia Friendly School award by the British Dyslexia ...

'Beatrice Is A Healthy Size 10'
Sky News - Isleworth,England,UK
She's suffered with special needs at school, dyslexia from the age of seven. "She combatted it to get a grade A* in history to go and read history at ...

Delay in helping dyslexic pupils 'costs £1.8bn a year'
Independent - London,England,UK
By Sarah Cassidy The Government's delay in providing specialist educational support to children with dyslexia is costing the UK £1.8bn a year, ...

TextAloud Helps Professionals Succeed, Despite Dyslexia
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA
Clemmons, NC (PRWEB) May 15, 2008 -- Dyslexia is a reading disability suffered by millions of all ages, professions, and walks of life. ...

Super Kid: Kim Anderson
KGMB9 - Honolulu,HI,USA
Diagnosed with moderate to severe dyslexia, in the third grade, she had the reading level of a first-grader. "If you have a disability of any kind that ...

Disabled students' bus pass woe
BBC News - UK
Student Jade Kerr, 17, has dyslexia and mild autism and travels three hours a day to travel to college. She qualifies for a bus pass but cannot use it ...

Open-source tool creates OOXML docs for the blind
ZDNet Asia - Asia
According to Vision Australia's Evans, there are 1.7 million people in Australia who have a print or learning disability such as dyslexia--almost a tenth of ...

Lack of help for dyslexic children 'costing £1.8bn a year'
guardian.co.uk - UK
The government's delay in providing specialist educational support to children with dyslexia is needlessly costing the UK £1.8bn a year, a charity warned ...

Patrick Dempsey: You can go home again (maybe)
DetNews.com - Detroit,MI,USA
There are things which common wisdom says you can and can't do in Hollywood. As of last week, it appears that Patrick Dempsey may be doing one of those ...

14 May 2008

PM 'deeply moved' after watching Taare...
CNN-IBN - New Delhi,India
... played by Aamir identifies him as a dyslexic. Dyslexia is a learning disability, which manifests primarily as a difficulty in learning the written language.

Bestselling, Booker-winning ... postcards?
guardian.co.uk - UK
Next month, Waterstone's is hoping to work something of the same abracadabra on behalf of English PEN and Dyslexia Action. A clutch of authors - including ...

Patrick Dempsey: I Was Never a One-Night Stand Kind of Guy
People Magazine - USA
... with turning around his life after years of losing out on roles, partly because his dyslexia made it difficult to learn lines for auditions. ...

Ralph's World DD-Dares You NN-Not to Devour 'Abby's Alphabet Soup'
Top40-Charts.com - New York,NY,USA
In fact, she was eventually diagnosed with dyslexia. Apparently one in every five children have some degree of dyslexia. Now that she's getting specific ...

13 May 2008

Dyslexia – it’s time to hear from the front line
Scoop.co.nz (press release) - New Zealand
New Zealand teachers will this week have the opportunity to have their say on dyslexia with a ground-breaking online survey being launched by the Dyslexia ...

JK Rowling Leads Stellar Line-up Of Top Authors For Waterstone's ...
Booktrade.info - Harpenden,England,UK
All proceeds will be donated to English PEN and Dyslexia Action. The highly-collectible storycards are expected to attract bids from as far afield as New ...

Taare Zameen Par finds mention in TN assembly
Hindu - Chennai,India
Chennai (PTI): Popular Hindi film star Aamir Khan's directorial debut, Taare Zameen Par, a flick on children suffering from dyslexia, seems to have made its ...

Vino Bello in Napa makes Expedia list
Napa Valley Register - Napa,CA,USA
Dyslexia literally means “difficulty with language,” and is usually noticed when a child has difficulty reading and writing. One of every five people is ...

JK Rowling 'storycard' to be auctioned for charity
China Post - Taipei,Taiwan
will be donated to English PEN and Dyslexia Action, said an e-mailed statement by Waterstone's, which is owned by HMV Group Plc.

12 May 2008

Q&A | Henry Winkler uses his own struggle with dyslexia to write ...
Chicago Sun-Times - United States
Hank, an irrepressible fourth-grader, deals with dyslexia, bullies and a potential love interest in the latest installment — The Life of Me: Enter at Your ...

Beyond, and before, The Fonz: Henry Winkler hopes parents ...
Eagle Tribune - North Andover,MA,USA
The tales follow a fifth-grader who makes his way in life while struggling with dyslexia. Hank's latest adventure involves entering his dog in a show. ...

Rowling adds her story to sale
Calgary Herald - AB, Canada
Proceeds from the June 10 event will be donated to English PEN and Dyslexia Action. In December 2007, a record auction price of $3.98 million was paid by ...

US test scores worrisome, Caperton tells Tech graduates
Charleston Gazette - WV, USA
"They said I had a 'reversal problem,' which is called dyslexia today. My father then taught me how to read, every morning before he went to work, ...

11 May 2008

Dempsey struggled to overcome dyslexia
Ireland Online - Dublin,Ireland
He says: "Because of my dyslexia I had to memorise all the dialogue for auditions. If I forgot it, I would then have to get over my frustration. ...

Teachers, students work on literacy at education center
Tampabay.com - St. Petersburg,FL,USA
At first, I blamed my mother and father for my dyslexia. Dyslexia means a person who struggles with reading. I never understood why I couldn't read. ...

10 May 2008

PATRICK DEMPSEY - DEMPSEY STRUGGLED TO OVERCOME DYSLEXIA
Contactmusic.com - Ilkley,England,UK
He says, "Because of my dyslexia I had to memorise all the dialogue for auditions. If I forgot it, I would then have to get over my frustration. ...

Dyslexia and the children's book: Henry Winkler's hero finds ...
Andover Townsman - Andover,MA,USA
But what many people may not know is that Winkler felt anything but cool in school as a child, living with undiagnosed dyslexia until he was 31. ...

Eight Richland County students honored for courage
Mansfield News Journal - Mansfield,OH,USA
It was later determined Daniel's learning difficulties were the result of a learning disability, dyslexia. Daniel's parents enrolled him in the independent ...

DYSLEXIC MAKES GOOD 'bAd' MOVIE
Monterey County Herald - Monterey,CA,USA
Giammanco was there because he was struggling with dyslexia, a disorder that afflicts one out of every seven people, many of whom — there are more than 30 ...

Book a date with this sale
Scotsman - United Kingdom
... major authors in writing storycards for an auction arranged by book chain Waterstone's on 10 June to raise money for English PEN and Dyslexia Action. ...

Livin' Good
San Mateo County Times - San Mateo,CA,USA
In an excerpt from the documentary, "Headstrong: Inside the Hidden World of Dyslexia and ADHD," co-producer Foss told his own story of coping with dyslexia ...

Government initiatives for teaching children with dyslexia announced
ATL Education News - UK
The development of best practice in improving opportunities for children with dyslexia will be funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families ...

Who is studying PQSW? Implications of the PQSW student profile
Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton,UK
Our higher recorded level of dyslexia among those with ALNs (50% as opposed to the GSCC’s 3 of 35%, see Figure 5) may be due to the GSCC’s entries not being ...

9 May 2008

Dyslexic pupils get private lessons
The Press Association -
Children with dyslexia will receive intensive one-to-one lessons from specialist teachers as part of an overhaul of primary education, the Government ...

Help to teach dyslexic kids
BirminghamMail.net - Birmingham,UK
A NEW DVD that explains how children with visual dyslexia can be helped in the classroom has been produced by Coventry University. ...

Marathon man Scott Henery hits the road for charity
BirminghamMail.net - Birmingham,UK
The hard work will all be worthwhile for Scott if he succeeds in raising £3000 for British dyslexia association. "When I was diagnosed as severely dyslexia ...

Book helps child overcome dyslexia
Inspire Magazine - Worthing,England,UK
Bestselling author GP Taylor says his latest book has helped a young girl with dyslexia to get to grips with reading. Following a school visit with his ...

Dyslexic focus in school review
BBC News - UK
An inquiry into what is taught in England's primary schools is to be widened to look at how children with dyslexia should be supported. ...

Learning problem
Gulf Daily News - Manama,Bahrain
"If undetected, a child with learning difficulties starts with one problem such as dyslexia, but ends up with more because they think they are dumb or ...

4D - paving the way for dyslexia friendly schools
Scoop.co.nz (press release) - New Zealand
Please find attached, and below, a media release from the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand announcing the launch of 4D, a pioneering new programme to ...

Bar mitzva boy stages book drive for hospital
New Jersey Jewish News - Whippany,NJ,USA
I was diagnosed with dyslexia in June 2006 and only recently learned to enjoy reading books. Seeing how much I can learn from books, I want to be able to ...

Lecturer – Life Skills (Dyslexia)
24dash - Hereford,UK
Morgan Hunt currently has a vacancy within an FE College in Berkshire for a Life Skills Lecturer, with a specialism in Dyslexia. The college is easily ...

8 May 2008

Mount hosts reading, dyslexia institute
Community Press & Recorder - Florence,KY,USA
The College of Mount St. Joseph and the Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University present the Institute on Reading and Dyslexia (I REaD) ...

Nationally Recognized Experts on Dyslexia in Austin to Discuss ...
Community Impact Newspaper - Austin,TX,USA
 This book is nationally recognized by parents and professionals as a guide to dealing with dyslexia. There are approximately 25000 children in Central ...

Minister seeks more help for dyslexic pupils
The Observer Blog - UK
The schools secretary, Ed Balls, said he wanted to disprove sceptics who questioned the existence of dyslexia, but too many parents were not getting the ...

Lending a voice for all to hear
Capital News 9 - Albany,NY,USA
McLain has severe dyslexia. That's why he relies on books on tape to learn from listening. "This is our annual Record-A-Thon. We do this every year. ...

ATL 'warns against generalising dyslexia'
ATL Education News - UK
The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) has warned that all reading difficulties should not be classed as dyslexia, it has emerged. ...

7 May 2008

Review of dyslexia provision for children announced
guardian.co.uk - UK
Ministers announced a major review of the way 300000 children with dyslexia are taught in state schools today. The children's secretary, Ed Balls, ...

From bedroom to the Big Apple
ic Wales - United Kingdom
Becoming a book publisher isn’t the obvious career choice for someone with dyslexia, but Hazel Cushion has done just that after launching her business in a ...

BEST AND BRIGHTEST: Tutor is driven by past struggle
Colorado Springs Gazette - Colorado Springs,CO,USA
Diagnosed with severe dyslexia, he was held back a grade and worked weekly with a reading specialist. "I shook off the worst of my dyslexia by the beginning ...

Government orders inquiry into teaching of children with dyslexia
Independent - London,England,UK
Springboard for Children, an education charity backed by the British Dyslexia Association, has achieved a 90 per cent success rate in returning children ...

Dore program opens doors for Yallambie teen
Heidelberg Leader - Blackburn,VIC,Australia
... founded by Welsh business man Wynford Dore, uses exercise-based techniques that stimulate the mind to battle conditions like Aspergers, Dyslexia, ...

Wired Science: Neural Insights on Dyslexia
Statesman - Stony Brook,NY,USA
For example, studies of school-aged children suffering from dyslexia, who were fluent in more than one alphabet, had no trouble in another language. ...

5 May 2008

Stage fright taken in stride
Owen Sound Sun Times - Owen Sound,Ontario,Canada
Lucy finished as a runner-up in the junior category at the provincials for her speech on dealing with dyslexia, which affects about five million Canadians. ...

PG students present dyslexia program
Texarkana Gazette - Texarkana,TX,USA
The Pleasant Grove PTA’s final meeting will feature a dyslexia technology program titled “Dyslexia ‘The Second Step’ Success Through Technology” at 6:30 pm ...

• First candidates interviewed for Springfield superintendent
The Republican - MassLive.com - Springfield,MA,USA
Diagnosed with dyslexia, Malone worked hard to finish school before joining the US Marine Corps at age 17. "To me, this job is personal," Malone said. ..

3 May 2008

Rico Michael Bradley: Focusing on devastating dyslexia
Jakarta Post - Jakarta,Indonesia
"People sometimes find it hard to recognize children with dyslexia," the 33-year-old started, adding that unlike those suffering from autism, dyslexics look ...

First Baptist pastor overcomes dyslexia to earn doctorate, enhance ...
Killeen Daily Herald - Killeen,TX,USA
... getting through his basic reading classes back then as he struggled to make letters and words shift around on the paper, common for kids with dyslexia. ...

‘Help us get to the Edinburgh Festival’
Bradford Telegraph Argus - Bradford,England,UK
Members of the group have disabilities from autism to dyslexia, their youngest member is 19-years-old, their eldest 57, and they can often be seen ...

New THRASS SING-A-LONG Resources Given Thumbs Up by Caribbean ...
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA
The three-day training programme was overseen by Alan Davies, Executive Director of THRASS UK and an Educational Psychologist who holds the Dyslexia ...

Public invited to workshop on dyslexia, learning differences
Friday Flyer - Canyon Lake,CA,USA
For people who suffer from dyslexia or related learning difficulties that surround reading, there is new hope and new research that is opening a vast new ...

How the Brain Learns to Read
Wall Street Journal - USA
Dyslexia, in which the mind scrambles letters or stumbles over text, is twice as prevalent in the US, where it affects about 10 million children, ...

Why Worry? Sonali finds out about school worries.
CBBC Newsround - London,England,UK
It was only afterwards that he found out he had dyslexia and dyspraxia - conditions which can make it difficult to learn - which explained why he couldn't ...

Dyslexia is Diversity
YourHub.com - Denver,CO,USA
"Despite the fact that it took our ancestors about 2000 years to develop an alphabetic code, children are regularly expected to crack this code in about ...

A currency that can't be ignored!
Gulf Daily News - Manama,Bahrain
He said Bahrain's educational reforms must provide for those with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, which affects about 10 per cent of the world's ...

Dyslexic student books a visit with Pokémon author
North Brunswick Sentinel - NJ, USA
The sixth-grade student at Newgrange School in Hamilton is turning a potential disability - dyslexia - around and is helping other children the way he was ...

2 May 2008

Parent support group
Hamilton-Wenham Chronicle - Beverly,MA,USA
New England Dyslexia Solutions is now offering a free parent support workshop series — for parents of children struggling with dyslexia and other learning ...

Swimmer earns GB selection
News Shopper - UK
A BECKENHAM swimmer who first took up the sport to gain confidence with her dyslexia has been chosen to represent Britain in the World Youth Championships ...

Taste of Tinseltown at Margaret Beaufort Middle School
Bedford Today - UK
He said: "Frankie is a dyslexic, and he has a really mean teacher who doesn't care about his dyslexia. But there is also a ghost, called Alfred, ...

Electronic_Labs Releases Web Based Memory Trainer for Dyslexia
Emediawire (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA
Although dyslexia is the result of a neurological difference, it is not an intellectual disability. In 2008 a Unified Theory of Dyslexia was developed, ...

Mighty Quinn's battle with dyslexia
Widnes and Runcorn World - UK
WELSH rugby legend Scott Quinnell has visited a Sale school to talk about his battle with dyslexia. The 19-stone former British Lion and Welsh captain held ...

HEB award finalists named; experts talk about dyslexia
Austin American-Statesman - Austin,TX,USA
Parents and others interested in learning more about the reading disorder dyslexia are invited to the Dell Jewish Community Center on May 9 to hear Dr. ...

Musical genes may be coming to light
World Science - New York,NY,USA
There’s also evidence such mutations may be connected to the language dysfunction dyslexia, suggesting possible connections between music and language, ...

Conference on learning disability awareness
Gulf Daily News - Manama,Bahrain
Experts and people who have experienced learning difficulties including three times Formula One Champion Sir Jackie Stewart, who battled with dyslexia ...

30 April 2008

Got It Down Cold
Back Stage - New York,NY,USA
If you have, say, dyslexia, you have no reason to be ashamed or to question your ability to excel in this field. One look at the long list of performers who ...

Bios of Seahawks' Day 2 selections
Seattle Times - United States
Bryant has overcome dyslexia and earned his degree. He also has shown a bit of a mean streak in competition, as seen in the scuffle he got into during ...

Taking the lid off life as a university student
Kent Online - United Kingdom
Student centre staff will also be on hand to answer questions on finance, careers, disability and dyslexia issues. People are welcome to drop in at any time ...

Born on April 28
Brisbane Times - Brisbane,Queensland,Australia
Born on April 28, 1950, in Rochelle, New York, and raised in Massachusetts, Leno struggled with dyslexia throughout his early childhood. ...

The News Tribune, Tacoma, WA
TheNewsTribune.com - Tacoma,WA,USA
Ruston Webster spoke about how impressed he was during his interview at the combine with Bryant, and how he overcame humble beginnings and dyslexia to get ...

26 April 2008

Health Beat: April 25
The Daily News of Newburyport - Newburyport,MA,USA
Karen LoGiudice of New England Dyslexia Solutions, who specializes in visual-spatial learners being left behind with traditional intervention methods, ...

Day of Silence
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Fairbanks,AK,USA
From her description it sounded like she had dyslexia and I urged her to talk to someone about it. But her years of torture from other students inhibited ...

Dear sir, please help our college
Halifax Evening Courier - UK
Gillian Frost, a founding member, said: "We are writing letters to famous people with dyslexia and anyone who can help really. "It is a college that really ...

Teachers to be tutored on special education
Gulf Daily News - Manama,Bahrain
As the President of Dyslexia Scotland, Sir Jackie is spreading the word and promoting early intervention for children with learning difficulties. ...

24 April 2008

New law rewards teaching vets
Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson,MS,USA
A new dyslexia screening program will receive $1.5 million. Also, the new law designates $8 million for state Superintendent Hank Bounds' high school ...

Barbour signs $2.5B education bill
Hattiesburg American - Hattiesburg,MS,USA
Haley Barbour signed into law today a $2.5 billion education bill that provides money to make high schools more rigorous and funds dyslexia screening for ...

Governor Signs Education Budget
WLBT-TV - Jackson,MS,USA
Representative Brian Aldridge's wife has battled dyslexia her whole life. He believes identifying the student early will lead to fewer dropouts later in ...

'Breaking Through' at Carroll School
Lincoln Journal - Concord,MA,USA
... School in Lincoln is pleased to announce two public performances of "Breaking Through," a dynamic and engaging musical about living with dyslexia. ...

Living with dyslexia
Irish Independent - Dublin,Ireland
Overcoming dyslexia is a challenge, but is it ultimately a gift or a life-long curse? DEBBIE Macomber has written more than 100 books. ...

Pirates Ball benefits students with dyslexia
Greenville News - Greenville,SC,USA
The unique school designed to meet the needs of students with dyslexia will hold a fundraiser, The Pirates Ball, on Saturday at Carolina First Center from 6 ...

23 April 2008

Dyslexics to get exam concession
Times of India - India
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) describes dyslexia as a language-based learning disability. "Students with dyslexia usually experience ...

Author to visit Tri-Village School, discuss dyslexia
Palladium-Item - Richmond,IN,USA
NEW MADISON, Ohio -- Author Patricia Polacco will visit Tri-Village Local School District today and offer a talk about dyslexia, bullying and other topics. ...

Letter of the week: Dyslexia in the workplace: disability or talent?
PersonnelToday.com - UK
I have just read with interest your article on 'dyslexia training' (Personnel Today, 15 April). In my experience, there are four distinct challenges ...

Construction bids approved in Petal
Hattiesburg American - Hattiesburg,MS,USA
Dynamic Dyslexia Design is a school that will provide for students in the Pine Belt to receive instruction and help with dyslexia. Two of the women involved ...

Meeting explains perils of dyslexia
Stockton Record - Stockton,CA,USA
Susan Barton, an expert on dyslexia, will give a free presentation from 6 to 9 pm today at Claudia Landeen School, 4128 Feather River Drive, Stockton. ...

Gifted kids exhibit photos
Trinidad & Tobago Express - Port-of-Spain,Trinidad and Tobago
Autism, dyslexia, development delays, mild cognitive limitations and other learning disabilities make everyday tasks like reading a book or understanding a ...

Dyslexia: When words are not enough
PersonnelToday.com - UK
Employers are obliged to deal with dyslexia. So what does this mean for learning and development and HR? While interested bodies such as the British ...

Taking care of the little guy...
nebusiness.co.uk - UK
At 52, Wright discovered only recently that he’d unconsciously spent most of his life overcoming his own hurdle - dyslexia. ...

22 April 2008

Learning difficulty confusion revealed
Charities Aid Foundation - West Malling,England,UK
Some six per cent thought blindness was a learning difficulty, seven per cent thought deafness and 30 per cent thought dyslexia. ...21 April 2008

Education: Lawmakers 'incomplete?'
Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson,MS,USA
$1.5 million for Dyslexia Screening, to help prevent dropouts. The Legislature dropped the ball on ensuring quality by doing away with elected ...20 April 2008

What is Dyslexia and what are it´s main causes?
Los Angeles Chronicle - CA, USA
Dyslexia is a condition of learning disability, causes difficulty with reading and writing. This can happen not due to intelligence of a person, ...

Grandma locked in cold shed by thief
Daily Post - Llandudno Junction,UK
Andrew Green, defending, said Harrison was vulnerable, with learning difficulties, dyslexia and other conditions. Keep up to date with the news. ...

Gov. Blunt: Lagging proficiency of students cause for concern
Joplin Globe - Joplin,MO,USA
Charlotte McClure, general manager of Joplin’s Cable One, is concerned about her daughter getting the right education because of her dyslexia. ...

19 April 2008

Blackburn dyslexia teacher calls for more action
Lancashire Telegraph - Blackburn,England,UK
By Michael Griffiths A FORMER teacher who campaigns for dyslexia awareness after her son was diagnosed with the condition has called for more work to ...

Hi-tech lifeline for kids with dyslexia
Liverpool Echo - UK
A NEW system of converting text to speech could transform the lives of children and students with dyslexia and those who cannot read. ...

18 April 2008

Blackburn dyslexia teacher calls for more action
Lancashire Telegraph - Blackburn,England,UK
By Michael Griffiths A FORMER teacher campaigns for dyslexia awareness after her son was diagnosed with the condition has called for more work to identify ...

Study: Dyslexia, language linked
Tuscaloosa News (subscription) - Tuscaloosa,AL,USA
AP WASHINGTON | Dyslexia affects different parts of children's brains depending on whether they are raised reading English or Chinese. ...

Learning to tame dyslexia
Youngstown Vindicator - Youngstown,OH,USA
The problem was later diagnosed as dyslexia, a language-based disorder affecting approximately 10 percent of the population to varying degrees. ...

Reality zameen par
Deccan Herald - Bangalore,India
In our eagerness to portray dyslexia as a gift, we should not forget that it is a disability. Lauding Aamir Khan’s Taare Zameen Par, the union minister for ...

Dyslexic officer wins compensation
Gulf Times - Doha,Qatar
An employment tribunal ruled that the Met failed to make reasonable adjustments to account for David Paterson’s dyslexia during exams he took to secure a ...

'Expression in Dyslexia'
Austin 360 (subscription) - Austin,TX,USA
Researchers estimate that 5 percent to 17 percent of children are affected by dyslexia. The Rawson-Saunders School pays tribute to young artists with ...

EDITORIAL:Education funds
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Tupelo,MS,USA
$1.5 million for dyslexia screening, an issue important in many school districts including Tupelo and Lee County. Rep. Brian Aldridge, R-Tupelo, ...

17 April 2008

The mechanics of dyslexia vary from East to West
International Herald Tribune - France
"The fact that Chinese and Western dyslexics show structural abnormalities in different brain regions suggests that dyslexia may even be two different brain ...

Dealing with Adult Dyslexia Symptoms
Los Angeles Chronicle - CA, USA
Dyslexia is a neurological disorder noticeable through spoken and written language particularly in reading and spelling. It is a recognized disorder now and ...

Olympian helps kids find their inner champions
Fall River Herald News - MA, USA
Because she suffered from dyslexia, she lacked confidence and belief in herself. Encouraged by her father and coach, she not only had success on the fencing ...

Dyslexia Test for Adults- Discover if You Have the Symptoms of ...
Los Angeles Chronicle - CA, USA
If you are an adult suffering from reading and learning disability, you probably have dyslexia. Now it is a known condition and you can conduct dyslexia ...

Changing opinions about dyslexia
insideTORONTO.com - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Allen was diagnosed with dyslexia, a type of learning disability, when she was in her last year of high school. The 35-year-old, whose mother was a teacher ...

Advocates celebrate funding for dyslexia screenings
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Tupelo,MS,USA
Haley Barbour imminent, dyslexia advocates are celebrating. "I'm so excited. It's about time," said Lauren Groover of Tupelo, who has worked for the cause ...

In character
Santa Rosa Press Democrat - Santa Rosa,CA,USA
By RAYNE WOLFE Diagnosed in the second grade with severe dyslexia, he faced years of academic struggle, daily tutoring and extra studying, ...

16 April 2008

School lands dyslexia friendly award
Halifax Evening Courier - UK
She said the school has had dyslexia-friendly practices in place for several years. Inspectors from the council interviewed children and observed the ...

Patterns: Dyslexia as Different as Day and Night
New York Times - United States
The report, which appeared last week in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that changes in the brain that may contribute to dyslexia ...

Poor Math Skills May be a sign of Dyscalculia
TransWorldNews (press release) - Monroe,GA,USA
The study was based on Aucklanders between the ages o 18 and 35 and looked at the relationship between dyscalculia and dyslexia, a reading disability. ...

One in 20 may suffer effects of 'number blindness'
Scotsman - United Kingdom
Growing numbers of concerned parents have been contacting the British Dyslexia Association for help and advice, but teachers say there is still little in ...

Author : New York Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
Earthtimes - London,UK
Looking forward to her three-year term, Simon said, "I am committed to raising the public consciousness of dyslexia and helping to ensure that teachers ...

Bad maths may be a disability
The Dominion Post - Wellington,New Zealand
Dr Wilson says the research into the numeric form of dyslexia will try to identify the cognitive and neurological symptoms of dyscalculia - which means ...

Julia's making her mark with jewellery
Coventry Telegraph - Coventry,England,UK
She said: "I have dyslexia and felt stupid in school. But I went back to university as a mature student after having my children, and getting a first class ...

Dream to study at Oxford fulfilled
Northwest Tasmania Advocate - Burnie,Tasmania,Australia
His PhD work into child dyslexia disproved an earlier theory that children with the disability took longer to engage their attention. ...

15 April 2008

Improving kids' learning capabilities
The Province - Vancouver,BC,Canada
Some children might have learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, and a lot are gifted kids who have difficulty with some aspect of learning. ...

Mathematical dyslexia investigated
Newstalk ZB - New Zealand
Researchers Anna Wilson and Karen Waldie says dyscalculia is just as common and as debilitating as dyslexia but there has been little research on it. ...

New study to look a dyscalculia - difficulty with numbers
TV3 News - Auckland,New Zealand
The research will look at the relationship between dyscalculia and dyslexia, in which the brain is slow to read words. Dyscalculia is just as common as ...

Dyslexia found to affect different parts of the brain depending on ...
North County Times - Escondido,CA,USA
WASHINGTON ---- Dyslexia affects different parts of children's brains depending on whether they are raised reading English or Chinese. ...

14 April 2008

Order amid adversity
Berkshire Eagle - Pittsfield,MA,USA
Jubok, who has epilepsy in addition to dyslexia, has taken on all of life's obstacles and become one of Lee's most active students. The Becket resident skis ...

The book man cometh
St. John's Telegram - St. John's,Newfoundland and Labrador,Canada
Until he was 27, he didn't read because of his struggles with dyslexia. "You want to know something really funny?" he asked his audience. ...

Readers' Comments Billionaire Kerry Stokes tells all
PerthNow - Perth,WA,Australia
BILLIONAIRE Kerry Stokes has given his first in-depth interview in almost a decade, telling of his adoption at age three, his struggle with dyslexia and ...

12 April 2008

Global CEO 11/04/2008 13:04:00 Business Wire US9841211033 Dore Ltd ...
InfoBolsa - Spain
Dyslexia, AD/HD, Dyspraxia, Aspergers and Autism, today announced it has appointed Matthew Gordon as Global CEO. Gordon has been tasked with streamlining ...

Dyslexia in Chinese, English speakers is different: study
AFP -
... different neurological deficits, according to a study released Monday which suggests that dyslexia may be different brain disorders in the two cultures. ...

Study: Dyslexia differs by language
Tehran Times - Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dyslexia affects different parts of children's brains depending on whether they are raised reading English or Chinese. ...

Gibraltar Dyslexia Support Group Newsletter
gibfocus.gi - Gibraltar
Over the last three year the Gibraltar Dyslexia Support Group has taken a radical change going from just a few advisers and myself to a fully-fledged ...

Language and Culture Play Role in Dyslexia
RedOrbit - Dallas,TX,USA
Chinese scientists reported results of a study that found dyslexia affects different parts of the brain in children, depending on whether they learned to ...

11 April 2008

'Dyslexia may be different brain disorders'
Independent Online - Cape Town,South Africa
Chicago - Chinese-and English-speaking dyslexics have different neurological deficits, according to a study released on Monday which suggests that dyslexia ...

Gaelscoil... Games protests... Dog hairs... Dyslexia
Irish Independent - Dublin,Ireland
It should be a priority that it is researched here in Ireland as it would be extremely helpful to all families of dyslexic children.

Study: Dyslexia differs by child's language
USA Today - USA
By Randolph E. Schmid, AP WASHINGTON — Dyslexia affects different parts of children's brains depending on whether they are raised reading English or Chinese ...

Study: Dyslexia Differs by Language
Washington Post - United States
By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID AP WASHINGTON -- Dyslexia affects different parts of children's brains depending on whether they are raised reading English or Chinese ...

Reading different languages may impact dyslexia
WTTE - Columbus,OH,USA
That's according to a study from a Hong Kong University professor who says the finding yields new clues into the cause of dyslexia. ...

dyslexia varies by language
clusterflock - Fort Worth,TX,USA
A Chinese study has noted that dyslexia in English speakers and Chinese speakers manifests in different parts of the brain. Also of interest, another study ...

Brains of Dyslexics Differ in Chinese and English Readers
ScienceBlog.com - Los Angeles,CA,USA
The findings implied that dyslexia may be different neurological conditions in readers of different languages. This research may help tailor-making ...

TV icon Henry Winkler, 'the Fonz,' coming to Andover
Andover Townsman - Andover,MA,USA
Zipzer sometimes struggles with school assignments, especially writing, as did Winkler, who has dyslexia. The books are filled with humor as Zipzer goes ...

Dyslexia: It's time for serious talk
Irish Independent - Dublin,Ireland
In his article in your 'Education Now' section (Irish Independent, April 9), Kim Bielenberg talks about dyslexia and makes extensive use of material ...

Dyslexia success
Bridgwater Mercury - Bridgwater,England,UK
AT last month's meeting of the Dyslexia Association, a young graphic designer described how he had overcome the difficulties and drawn upon the gifts and ...

10 April 2008

In focus: dyslexia training
PersonnelToday.com - UK
Dyslexia comes under the remit of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), with respect to both employees and the provision of services to customers. ...

Dealing with dyslexia
Standard - Nairobi,Kenya
But until recently, they had never heard of dyslexia – a learning disorder their child could be suffering from. Characterised by severe difficulty in ...

Pupils mind their own business
Northumberland Gazette - UK
The DVD of the school's annual play filmed and edited by the pupils is only one of the products being sold by Dyslexia Productions, the name for the company ...

Kids with dyslexia are left behind
Statesman Journal - Salem,OR,USA
Yet public school students with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia — disabilities that make it difficult to learn to read — are still ...

Getting help out of school
Irish Independent - Dublin,Ireland
Kerrywoman Ann Fitzgerald is seeking Department of Education backing for a system of computer-aided learning, which aims to help children with dyslexia. ...

How to avoid running the risk of a discrimination accusation
Pulse - London,UK
If the practice were to subject a receptionist with dyslexia to disciplinary proceedings because of her inability to take an accurate record of a patient’s ...

Burton NHS Trust speech-enables its website
PublicTechnology.net - UK
Browsealoud is mainly aimed at people with mild visual impairments, dyslexia or low literacy levels, and those for whom English is not their first language. ...

9 April 2008

dyslexia does not always spell failure
Irish Independent - Dublin,Ireland
Under the controversial exam clause, students with dyslexia can seek waivers in exams so that their spelling and grammar are not taken into account. ...

Lost in Translation
Science Magazine (subscription) - USA
The findings shed light on the neurological basis of dyslexia and reveal fundamental differences in how brains process the two languages. ...

Me-Ouch!
fairfieldweekly.com - Norwalk,CT,USA
"They say this is for learning-disability and dyslexia research," he says. "That's absurd, because clearly you can't assess dyslexia in an animal that can't ...

Dyslexia works differently for those that read Chinese
Ars Technica - Boston,MA,USA
A number of genes have been associated with a increased probability of developing dyslexia in some populations. Specific regions in the brains of dyslexics ...

Dyslexics may take a different route, but we get there in the end
The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
One of my sons is dyslexic and so, too, is one of my siblings. Dyslexia has a huge genetic component. It's estimated that 10% of people are dyslexic yet ...

Health Highlights: April 8, 2008
U.S. News & World Report - Washington,DC,USA
The areas of the brain affected by dyslexia differ between children who learned to read in English and those who learned to read in Chinese, say researchers ...

The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
Metapsychology - Oakdale,NY,USA
In describing dyslexia she shows a real empathy for those who suffer from it, although she does not paint them as victims. Drawing on the previous section ...

Dyslexic diversity
Nature.com (subscription) - London,England,UK
Children with dyslexia have trouble learning to read, but the cause of their difficulties depends on what language they are attempting to learn, ...

CARING COUPLE'S LOVE HELPS THEM THROUGH THE DAY
Express & Echo - Exeter,England,UK
While Juanita is officially David's carer, he also helps her doing the things she finds difficult because of her dyslexia.David, 53, was born physically ...

8 April 2008

Renee's new focus on future
MyTown Bay of Plenty - Bay of Plenty,New Zealand
Miss Clark was told her only child had Irlen Syndrome, a form of Dyslexia, and when she read words on a white page they blurred, moved or sometimes ...

Study: Dyslexia Differs by Language
The Associated Press -
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dyslexia affects different parts of children's brains depending on whether they are raised reading English or Chinese. ...

Can the adverage person Count Cards like the movie 21? Ask this expert
NewsReleaseWire.com (press release) - USA
He’ll tell your audience how he overcame ADHD and dyslexia to be added to the Guinness Book of World Records for greatest memory, twice. ...

Help adults follow the Yellow Brick Road to literacy
Muskogee Daily Phoenix - Muskogee,OK,USA
Workshop Two, “Journey through the Maze,” allows workshop participants to personally experience the pain and frustration caused by Dyslexia and Dyscalculia. ...

7 April 2008

Let's get real!
Times of India - India
LETTERS dancing in the little one's head might never have danced all the way to your heart if the subject of dyslexia were to be dealt in a matter-of-fact ...

Dyslexic man fights for funds to learn
Craegmoor News - UK
Richard Wynn wants to undertake a year-long learning programme for people with dyslexia at a private institute in Sheffield. It specialises in education for ...

6 April 2008

Learning Aid
Delhi Newsline - Delhi,India
In neuropsychological parlance, it was termed ‘dyslexia’, a learning disability that manifests primarily as a difficulty with written language, ...

College fair geared to students with leaning disabilities
Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe,OH,USA
The fair will be next week at the David Ater Dyslexia Clinic owned by Jean Kerney, who also owns K&C Educational Associates. Kerney and her sister, ...

Tom Cruise Not Honored (At All) By New Tom Cruise Marijuana
Enews 2.0 - London,England,UK
The “ Mission : Impossible” star gave up Catholicism and became a member of the Church of Scientology in 1990, after he was cured of dyslexia by the ...

5 April 2008

Are you happy?
Guardian - UK
I suffer from dyslexia, so maybe I associate being inside with the academic side of life. In gardening nothing is static. Nature is continually trying to ...

Police officer to claim £500000 for dyslexia resignation
PersonnelToday.com - UK
Brooking complained to the Stratford Employment Tribunal that the Essex force made no allowances for his dyslexia, and ridiculed him. ...

4 April 2008

Overcoming learning difficulties
Gulf Daily News - Manama,Bahrain
THE latest developments in tackling dyslexia in schools and universities will be the focus of a three-day conference to be held next month at the Royal ...

A mother’s fight for Kyle
Reading Advocate - Concord,MA,USA
But Kyle had not always been so happy in school – especially since he was diagnosed with dyslexia – a learning disability that creates difficulty with ...

Dyslexic cop seeks £500000
The Sun - London,UK
By MIKE SULLIVAN A YOUNG cop bullied and hounded out of his force for being dyslexic is claiming £500000 in compensation. ...

Dyslexic cop sues force
The Sun - London,UK
By JOHN TROUP A DYSLEXIC police recruit is in line for up to £500000 in compensation over claims he was bullied because of his learning difficulties. ...

Actor to visit BN to promote drug assistance program
Bloomington Pantagraph - IL, USA
He had to overcome dyslexia after he decided to become an actor, and also has attention deficit disorder. Pantoliano has had a variety of film acting roles, ...

EDITORIAL:Education funds
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Tupelo,MS,USA
The Senate's version, for example provides lower funding levels for items like dyslexia screening, high school curriculum redesign, and early childhood ...

Lois in the fast lane for film success
Lancashire Evening Telegraph - UK
"She would like to be Keira Knightley because, not only does she think she's great, but she admires how dyslexia has not been a barrier to her. ...

DYSLEXIC MAN'S FIGHT FOR FUNDS
Derby Evening Telegraph - Derby,England,UK
A dyslexic man is trying to raise ?2000 to enable him to attend a special college, because he says the funding he needs is not available on the NHS. ...

3 April 2008

Baroness Ruth Deech: A troubleshooter takes aim
Independent - London,England,UK
Finally, dyslexia is a problem in universities. Half of all the disabled cases that Deech receives concern dyslexia, and one of the reasons is that the law ...

Psychologist to discuss learning difficulties
SouthCoastToday.com - New Bedford,MA,USA
These differences can include difficulty acquiring reading, spelling, written expression, math, organizational and/or study skills due to dyslexia or a ...

2 April 2008

Malik Yusef: Word on the Street
Mother Jones - San Francisco,CA,USA
MJ: So did your personal struggle with dyslexia feed into your desire to create a literacy foundation? MY: I suffer from dyslexia. ...

Seminar explores Dyslexia
The News - International - Pakistan
By our correspondent Dyslexia is most commonly characterised by difficulties with learning how to decode at the word level, to spell, and to read accurately ...

FREE initial consultation
West Central Tribune - Willmar,MN,USA
People used to think dyslexia meant seeing the letters of the word backwards. This is a myth. The term dyslexia simply means having a reading disability, ...

1 April 2008

All about Dyslexia
Tewksbury Advocate - Concord,MA,USA
The Massachusetts Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (MABIDA) presents “An Intro To Dyslexia,” on Monday, April 7, 7 pm at Tewksbury Public ...

Irlen Syndrome
ABC 4 - Salt Lake City,USA
Irlen Syndrome is often misdiagnosed as ADHD, Laziness/behavioral Problem or Dyslexia. For more information please call 1-800-55-IRLEN and visit 12% of the ...

Special Ed Statistics
The Associated Press -
Dyslexia is a common example. _Twenty-eight percent of young adults with disabilities are living independently up to four years after leaving high school. ...

Luncheon to raise awareness for students with disabilities
WIS - Columbia,SC,USA
Specifically, dyslexia and vision issues can keep a child from performing at their best. If you'd like to learn more about how to help a child succeed who ...

People who are different need acceptance, too
The Free Lance-Star - Fredericksburg,VA,USA
The label "dyslexic" or "different" doesn't make someone any less of a person or hard worker. I have dyslexia, a learning disability that makes people see ...

Love for child turns into business
Community Press - Florence,KY,USA
COM It was this suffering that caused Shelley Dannenberg to leave her teaching job and go full time into helping those suffering from dyslexia overcome the ...

31 March 2008

Indian movie attracts huge crowds
The News - International - Pakistan
Regarding dyslexic individuals, he said they often had difficulty breaking the code of sound-letter association, and they might also reverse or transpose ...

Mouse Trap
MorungExpress - Dimapur,Assam,India
Recently I got to see the Aamir Khan starrer Taare Zameen Pe which is about a special child – a child suffering from Dyslexia. The film portrays the child's ...

Dyslexia can't be cured, but early intervention is key
Austin American-Statesman - Austin,TX,USA
One of the places they call for guidance is Rawson-Saunders School, a full-curriculum school for elementary and middle school students with dyslexia. ...

30 March 2008

From Daydreaming to Filmmaking, Through the Lens of Dyslexia
New York Times - United States
By WENDY CARLSON WHEN Harvey Hubbell V had difficulty learning in elementary school in the 1960s, his parents had him tested for dyslexia. ...

Changing World for Special Children
RedOrbit - Dallas,TX,USA
"And I think Sharon Hodgson's Bill is a great opportunity to put the needs of children with dyslexia and with wider learning difficulties to the forefront. ...

29 March 2008

Seminar explores Dyslexia
The News - International - Pakistan
By By our correspondent Dyslexia is most commonly characterised by difficulties with learning how to decode at the word level, to spell, ...

Dyslexia Still a Stigma For Many, Expert Says
The Ledger - Lakeland,FL,USA
By Robin Williams Adams LAKELAND | More than 100 years after a doctor first wrote about a child with the reading disability known as dyslexia, Dr. Sally ...

Dyslexic experience
2TheAdvocate - Baton Rouge,LA,USA
By GEORGE MORRIS To those untouched by it, a learning disability such as dyslexia is an abstraction at best, a target of lame humor at worst. ...

28 March 2008

Guy Dammann reviews Proust and the Squid: the Story and Science of ...
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
The book's flightiness is least felt in the substantial closing section on dyslexia, the main area of Wolf's research. Here the writer's enthusiasm for her ...

WIU hosts disability awareness day
KHQA - Quincy,IL,USA
Several vendors were on hand to provide screenings for dyslexia and visual impairments. Disability Support Services Director Tara Miller says it's important ...

Studying is for everyone
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
The Open University welcomes everyone who wants to study – including people with disabilities, health problems and learning difficulties such as dyslexia. ...

Chamber names first Teacher of the Month in new program
Brookhaven Daily Leader - MS, United states
In December, she will graduate from Mississippi College with a master's degree in Dyslexia Therapy. Arnold has been with the Brookhaven School District ...

Two Dyslexia Experts to Speak at Local College
The Ledger - Lakeland,FL,USA
By Robin Williams Adams LAKELAND | Two physicians who are experts on dyslexia and other reading difficulties speak at Florida Southern College tonight in a ...

27 March 2008

Remains identified as missing walker
The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
Mr Randall was suffering from depression and had been diagnosed with dyslexia shortly before he disappeared from his parents' Edinburgh home in April 2005, ...

Teen issues meeting for parents
The Wymondham and Attleborough Mercury - Wymondham,England,UK
There will also be information on offer about dyslexia, student finance and education or training opportunities for anyone over the age of 16. ...

Hillary’s Transparency Dyslexia
Queerty - New York,NY,USA
Voters want to know that their candidates are forthcoming with information, trustworthy and willing to open their pasts to the people. ...

Tutors help dyslexics get the Odyssey of reading
Honolulu Star-Bulletin - Honolulu,HI,USA
Switching sounds around within a word is a "red flag" characterizing dyslexia, said Sally Lambert, who recognized it in her son and was inspired to become a ...

26 March 2008

Diagnosing Dyslexia in Preschoolers
13WHAM-TV - Rochester,NY,USA
Delaney's mom did research on her own to figure out that Delaney had the language processing disorder of dyslexia. “In other words, they see the letters, ...

JM grad wouldn't trade, or repeat, experience in military
Post-Bulletin - Rochester,MN,USA
After struggling with dyslexia throughout school, Janasak decided to skip, or at least postpone, college after graduating from high school in 2006. ...

Math dyslexia imperils Orange County art teacher's job
Orlando Sentinel - Orlando,FL,USA
Machacyk, 49, has dyscalculia, a type of dyslexia that involves numbers. His learning disability puts him at a fifth-grade math level. ...

Star spreads the word
ic Wales - United Kingdom
Speaking to the pupils, Quinnell described how his dyslexia had prevented him from learning to read properly up until a few years ago. ...

Resolution pushes for dyslexia testing
Kansas.com - KS,USA
The board also would review the tests that schools use and teacher preparation to make sure it was appropriate for dyslexic students. ...

24 March 2008

Screening Test for Dyslexia in Adults
Los Angeles Chronicle - CA, USA
Dyslexia is a learning disability which is already recognized and treated today. But years ago people with this disability do not even know how to call ...

Exercise programme gives schoolgirl educational lift
ic Wales - United Kingdom
“Although Heidi hadn’t been diagnosed with dyslexia, she had problems with reading and writing and was three and a half years behind her classmates,” said ...

Dyslexia could cause half of SAT exam failures
Optician Online - Sutton,England,UK
Half of children who fail key reading and writing tests are likely to have dyslexia or other learning difficulties, according to findings of a new report. ...

Dyslexic pupils failing
Weston & Somerset Mercury - eston-super-Mare,England,UK
NORTH Somerset schools are failing our children, according to the families of pupils suffering from dyslexia. Some parents with children who are struggling ...

22 March 2008

Conclusions Regarding Epidemiology for Obstetric Ultrasound
Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (subscription) - USA
Some studies have reported effects of exposure to diagnostic ultrasound during pregnancy, such as low birth weight, delayed speech, dyslexia, ...

Dyslexic boy blossoms under tutelage
Rockford Independent - Rockford,MI,USA
When Benjamin Hamler, 8, was diagnosed with dyslexia, his parents weren't surprised. After all, the learning disorder runs through his father's side of the ...

A new chapter now awaits you
Times Educational Supplement - London,England,UK
One study with children who had dyslexia and attention difficulties reported improved attention for those on fish oil but no results were reported on ...

21 March 2008

Wicklow workshops provide help for dyslexia sufferers
Wicklow People - Wicklow,Ireland
June Fitzgerald is better situated than most to discuss the benefits of the Dyslexic workshop in the Abbey Community College as she has two children reaping ...

Early support for dyslexic pupils could prevent two million failures
Guardian - UK
I was delighted to learn from your article that at last there may be some recognition of the importance of diagnosing dyslexia at an early stage (2m ...

20 March 2008

TV’s Jason supports Learndirect awards
ic Wales - United Kingdom
Learndirect wants to recognise people from all walks of life – from adult learners who have overcome dyslexia to return to education – to businesses which ...

Red-hot Penguins start 5-game homestand tonight
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader - Wilkes Barre,PA,USA
Many of the events during the weekend will center on the fight against dyslexia, a condition from which Robinson suffered. Several fundraising efforts will ...

Firing of school director angers parents
AZ Central.com - AZ,USA
The private school teaches students with special needs, primarily students with dyslexia. Gutierrez has been at the school almost since it opened, ...

19 March 2008

The Summit School Celebrates Dyslexia Awareness Week in Maryland
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
The events will include an Open House, a forum targeted to African-Americans at the Sojourner Douglas College, and "What is this thing called dyslexia? ...

Dyslexia conference in Kuwait
AME Info - United Arab Emirates
Kuwait Dyslexia Association will hold the first Dyslexia Screening and Assessment Conference in the Middle East in Kuwait at Salwa Sabah, Al Ahmed Ballroom ...

FUNdamental Learning Center helping those with dyslexia
KSN-TV - Wichita,KS,USA
That was until The FUNdamental Learning Center helped them realize Sierra is dyslexic. It’s not that she reads backwards, a popular misconception, ...

18 March 2008

Who's the King?
Hindustan Times - India
So what if Aamir danced with a school full of kids, revolutionised the way Indian schools look at dyslexia and is working to promote education, ...

Number of children with dyslexia 'grossly underestimated'
InTheNews.co.uk - London,UK
Full Story The government is severely underestimating the number of dyslexic schoolchildren in the UK, a study has warned. According to charity Xtraordinary ...

17 March 2008

Over half of failing pupils have dyslexia: report
AFP -
LONDON (AFP) — Dyslexia could be a major cause of educational failure among primary schoolchildren, new research showed Friday. ...

Dyslexic receptionist is making dangerous errors
Pulse - London,UK
My receptionist has dyslexia and as a result is inaccurately recording information such as patients’ names. This leads to confusion and is potentially ...

15 March 2008

Dyslexia seen as an ‘instructional dysfunction’ rather than a ...
Teaching Expertise - London,UK
A recent report* finds that dyslexia is the result of an ‘instructional dysfunction’ rather than a ‘constitutional disability’. ...

Q&A: Dyslexia
Guardian - UK
Dyslexia is a recognised learning difficulty that effects reading and spelling. A person with this condition will generally have difficulty in processing ...

Undiagnosed dyslexia
InTheNews.co.uk - London,UK
The majority of children struggling at school have undiagnosed dyslexia or specific learning difficulties (SpLD), a charity has claimed. ...

DCSF: Government spending billions on dyslexia training
InTheNews.co.uk - London,UK
The government has rejected claims it is failing to train teachers to teach children with dyslexia or specific learning difficulties (SpLD). ...

Xtraordinary People: Children slipping through academic net
InTheNews.co.uk - London,UK
The charity which commissioned research showing two million children have dyslexia says the government's failure on the issue is "unacceptable and ...

Dyslexia work leads teacher to graduation
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne,IN,USA
Blackhurst went on to become nationally known for his work with dyslexic students and has headed several schools that serve children with learning ...

Dyslexia link to school failures
BBC News - UK
Many schoolchildren could be failing reading and writing tests because they are unaware they are dyslexic, new government-funded research suggests. ...

Frustrated by dyslexia
Cibola County Beacon - Grants,NM,USA
GRANTS - The frustrations caused by school children with dyslexia were addressed by a Mesa View Elementary School teacher at last week's meeting of the ...

2m let down by reading strategy, says report
Guardian - UK
Only 76000 children have been recorded as having a learning difficulty and dyslexia groups said it showed that too few pupils are getting specialist ...

14 March 2008

International dyslexia expert to receive Northrop diploma
KPCnews.com - Kendallville,IN,USA
Blackhurst has become a well-known expert on dyslexia over the last three decades, but his success hasn’t stopped him from seeking the one credential he ...

Kuwait Dyslexia Association organizes Dyslexia Screening and ...
AME Info (press release) - United Arab Emirates
Kuwait Dyslexia Association is planning to organize the first Dyslexia Screening and Assessment Conference in the Middle East held at Salwa Sabah Al Ahmed ...

Why Can´t My Child Succeed in School?
American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA
Billy had dyslexia, which is a reading problem that was affecting all areas of school. It had been overlooked in the previous grades because Billy was quite ...

Thirteen percent of Oregon students are in special ed, state says
KTVZ - Bend,OR,USA
But Oregon did post a significant decline of nearly 2000 students in the number of students who have "specific learning disabilities," like dyslexia. ...

13 March 2008

Special program that scans and reads books helps those with dyslexia
Channels Online (subscription) - Santa Barbara,CA,USA
Having a disability such as dyslexia or having trouble reading a book is no excuse to keep you from learning. The Kurzweil 3000, a program found at the DSPS ...

Dyslexia support group to offer hands-on math help
The Huntsville Times - al.com - Huntsville,AL,USA
The group, which meets quarterly during the year, was formed in 2000 to give parents of dyslexic children support and encouragement. ...

Top award for Dearne FM journo
Radio Today - Manchester,UK
A Dearne FM journalist has picked up an award for his recent documentary on dyslexia, beating off stiff competition from fellow undergraduates and ...

The Hi-Desert Star’s View: Struggling kids must be given extra help
Hi-Desert Star - Yucca Valley,CA,USA
They presume things like dyslexia don’t exist. They presume no one gets panic attacks. Or if there are students who have such conditions, a test presumes ...

Dyslexics are being left behind
Long Beach Press-Telegram - Long Beach,CA,USA
And yet, public school students with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia - disabilities that make it difficult to learn to read - are ...

12 March 2008

Talk on dyslexia, reading failure set March 27
University of Delaware - Newark,DE,USA
3:18 pm, March 11, 2008--A lecture on dyslexia, “Finding and Teaching Pre-Kindergartners at Risk for Dyslexia and Reading Failure,” is set for noon, ...

Actor Henry Winkler opens Aquinas College series
The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com - Grand Rapids,MI,USA
The free event featured Winkler speaking about his upbringing, his Hollywood career and overcoming dyslexia. Winkler was the first actor in a new Aquinas ...

Students get a peek at what life is like for disabled children
Biloxi Sun Herald - MS, USA
In the library, groups of students were given sheets of paper that had jumbled words that mimicked dyslexia. The teachers timed the students while giving ...

Stopping dyslexia in its tracks
New Straits Times - Persekutuan,Malaysia
KASMIAH MUSTAPHA speaks to the president of the Dyslexia Association of Malaysia. I HATE going to school. I hate being called an idiot. ...

11 March 2008

KIPCO Sponsors Kuwait’s First Dyslexia Screening and Assessment ...
Al-Bawaba - Amman,Jordan
KIPCO is to sponsor Kuwait’s first Dyslexia Screening and Assessment Conference as a key part of the third and forth phases of KIPCO’s ongoing major ...

EDUCATION CALENDAR: Political seminar set for Tuesday
Salt Lake Tribune - United States
The Utah branch of the International Dyslexia Association will hold a conference Friday starting at 7:30 am at the Sheraton, 150 W. 500 South, ...

Your guide to today's viewing
Dispatch Online - South Africa
When Bob, a boy with dyslexia, shows up in his class, Zack pretend he has dyslexia, too The New Adventures of Old Christine: Comedy series. ...

10 March 2008

Top schools ‘hide special needs help to save ranking’
Times Online - UK
First-class help for children suffering from conditions such as dyslexia or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is given at many private schools. ...

Learning about learning disabilities
Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre - Owen Sound,Ontario,Canada
Cunningham also has a learning disability -- dyslexia -- that caused him grief through the early stages of his childhood. Cunningham says it is wrong to ...

IT’SA GRAY AREA: A stitch in time saves kids
Daily Pilot - Costa Mesa,CA,USA
That means we should research and test for things like dyslexia, vision and hearing problems, domestic violence, school truancy, physical handicaps, ...

School 'no' – but 'yes' to neighbour
Scarborough Today - Scarborough,England,UK
By Sophie Barley THE father of a 10-year-old boy who suffers from dyslexia is furious after he was refused a place at Graham School because he lives too far ...

Students hear of disabilities
The Republican - MassLive.com - Springfield,MA,USA
He said he has spent the rest of his life learning how to overcome his dyslexia. "I've trained myself to deal with it. I've learned how to look at numbers ...

Henry Winkler first in Aquinas' stars series
The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com - Grand Rapids,MI,USA
"I got a letter from this little boy in Missouri who said he laughed so hard at (his 'Hank Zipzer' books about a 10-year-old with dyslexia), his funny bone ...

Anna in wonderland
Malaysia Star - Malaysia
Unlike today, dyslexia was unrecognised 50 years ago. But Efverlund was adept at other skills. She sewed her own clothes. And at six, she made furniture for ...

9 March 2008

Proust and the Squid: The Story of Science and the Reading Brain ...
Times Online - UK
That is presumably when dyslexia started, because dyslexics could not match up the letters and the sounds. On the plus side, many linguists believe that the ...

Harper's findings
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne,IN,USA
A study calculated that 35 percent of American small-business owners suffer from dyslexia. • A number of economists found that the death penalty acts as a ...

8 March 2008

I am the mother of 4 dyslexic children
StarNewsOnline.com - Wilmington,NC,USA
Four of my children are dyslexic as well as my husband. We have written our story as an educator for both parents going through the trials of having a ...

Day course on dyslexia
GazetteLive - Middlesbrough,UK
A ONE-DAY course is being held by Stockton Council’s Adult Education Service about dyslexia. The Dyslexia Awareness course on Saturday at the Elmwood ...

Tiny art making a big impression in Leeds
Yorkshire Evening Post - Leeds,England,UK
Birmingham-born Wigan stumbled upon his astonishing talents as a five year old struggling to deal with the effects of dyslexia. He said: "I started making ...

Smarts 4 U celebrates 25 years in business
Pasadena Star-News - Pasadena,CA,USA
Typical clients are 4 to 10 years old and have been diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, dyslexia or high functioning autism. ...

AARP, obnoxious children, and scooters
Western Courier (subscription) - Macomb,IL,USA
It has made me so irate that even while writing this, my eyes are twitching to a point where I might have developed dyslexia. I'll start with last summer ...

7 March 2008

Welsh rugby star's support for dyslexics
Evening Leader - Wrexham,Wales,UK
By Kate Forrester DYSLEXIA sufferers in the region are to benefit from a new support project, launched by a Welsh rugby legend. The Welsh Dyslexia Project ...

6 March 2008

I am beating dyslexia after a life of denial
ic Coventry - Coventry,UK
However, a unique programme of brain-boosting exercises claims to conquer dyslexia. And it hails from Kenilworth. NEIL ORTON never let his dyslexia hold him ...

Seventy-seven pupils fail to get secondary school of their choice
Herts 24 - United Kingdom
Instead he has been allocated a place at Onslow St Audrey in Hatfield Julie said that her son suffered from mild dyslexia and had been so inspired at the ...

Bringing learning disabilities into the classroom
Nova News Now - New Minas,Nova Scotia,Canada
One included using a mirror to trace a path through a maze – the reflection simulated what it feels like to have dyslexia. Another activity involved reading ...

Poet thrills schools
Devon 24 - UK
... a second day to share his childhood experiences of dyslexia with younger children from Pilton Bluecoats, Bratton Fleming and Fremington Primary Schools. ...

FA GIVES WATSON & CO HELPING HAND
Mirror.co.uk - London,UK
The team cater for people with either low IQs or problems like severe dyslexia, enabling them to represent their country and boost their confidence and ...

School lotteries: the fairest way
Times Online - UK
... or those who have employed a lawyer to argue that little Rufus has dyslexia, which makes it paramount he attend the plush new academy. ...

5 March 2008

They know their lines
Boston Globe - United States
"Before I got to this school, I thought I was the only one in the whole world with dyslexia," said Abby Kennelly. "But even when I came here - a place where ...

4 March 2008

Ilwaco artist pulls out the palette after 30 years
Daily Astorian - OR, USA
If the paper were glossy, it would trigger her dyslexia. But dull, unprocessed paper was easier for her to work with. Kent even created her own system of ...

Author will discuss dyslexia, bullying
Palladium-Item - Richmond,IN,USA
NEW MADISON, Ohio - Author Patricia Polacco will visit Tri-Village Local School District and offer a talk about dyslexia, bullying and other topics. ...

Aamir Khan, the storyteller
Rediff - Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
After educating us about dyslexia, Aamir Khan [Images] played storyteller to kids during a storybook launch in Mumbai during the weekend. ...

Dyslexia A story
StarNewsOnline.com - Wilmington,NC,USA
Writing that looks just fine to you might look like that to someonewho has dyslexia. LeeAnn began having difficult reading in second grade. ...

3 March 2008

Touching lives
New Brunswick Home News Tribune - New Brunswick,NJ,USA
She recalls standing outside of her home in Bridgeton, listening to her mother and sister have a conversation that mentioned the word "dyslexia" — a ...

Dyslexia presentation
Napa Valley Register - Napa,CA,USA
For children who need help with reading, a free presentation on dyslexia is held today, Feb. 28, 6:30-8 pm, at Napa Community Bank. ...

Odds are next US president will be left-handed
Toronto Star - Ontario, Canada
Using a survey of more than 200000 respondents, the study concluded that left-handedness was not linked to dyslexia, asthma, hyperactivity or homosexuality, ...

Conference at MC spotlights dyslexia in education, law
Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson,MS,USA
A two-day conference at Mississippi College in Clinton puts the spotlight on dyslexia and other issues related to the learning disability. ...

Midpoint in Topeka: what's still alive
Kansas.com - KS,USA
And the state won't be paying for all-day kindergarten or dyslexia testing for students. By Saturday, all bills except those in a handful of committees had ...

Laura Daugereau is the first woman from Washington to compete in ...
Seattle Times - United States
Ask her an initial question, and she speaks for 11 ceaseless minutes, discussing the outdoors, home-schooling, Christianity, humidity, dyslexia and, ...

Call the main Guardian and Observer switchboard:
The Observer - UK
I was diagnosed with dyslexia and I was very embarrassed.' A doctor sent her to carry out basic literacy courses. 'When I did my first English course they ...

2 March 2008

Taking on dyslexia
Daily News & Analysis - Mumbai,India
Even before Aamir Khan would have thought of Tare Zameen Par Aryanish and Aasma Patel, two sisters have been running workshops for dyslexic kids to correct ...

David Mayland
Gazette & Herald - UK
He attended Seend Primary School and then Lavington School, where severe dyslexia hampered his academic career. But he more than made up for it with his ...

My son has Auditory Processing Disorder - APD
Times Online - UK
Awareness of the condition is comparable to dyslexia 20 years ago. GPs often haven’t heard of it and, although the US has led the way in highlighting the ...

1 March 2008

ADVICE ON DYSLEXIA
This is Nottingham - Nottingham,England,UK
The British Dyslexia Association is running a half day workshop in Nottingham on Thursday. It is at Sherwood House, Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, ...

'Happy ending' for Mika fan Rupert
The Lowestoft Journal - Lowestoft,England,UK
Rupert Hayes, eight, attends Reydon Primary School, where he has extra lessons and support as he suffers from dyslexia. Last September Rupert's mother Helen ...

Mark College renew dyslexia partnership
Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News - Burnham,England,UK
By author unknown MARK College has been awarded a certificate to renew its special status as dyslexia friendly, after a review by inspectors. ...

'Bridge transformed my life'
Sunderland Echo - Sunderland,England,UK
I was tested for dyslexia, and I was diagnosed with classic dyslexia." Angi was 31 at the time and said: "I felt quite excited and over the moon that I had ...

Free Workshop Highlights Underlying Causes of Learning Deficits
Ventura County Star - Camarillo,CA,USA
Hardy Learning Center is hosting informational workshops that target common underlying causes of learning deficits such as ADD/ADHD, Asperger's and Dyslexia ...

29 February 2008

Rugby star talks of 'dyslexia depression'
Craegmoor News - UK
Former rugby international Kenny Logan has talked of the struggle he faced with dyslexia and praised a new programme which helps people with learning ...

‘Breaking Through’: Students teach students how hard it can be to ...
Winchester Star - Lexington,MA,USA
By Eric Tsetsi/Staff Writer According to the Dyslexia Awareness and Resource Center, Winston Churchill, Nelson Rockefeller and Leonardo DaVinci all ...

Contact us at
CNDNEWS.com - Bowbells,ND,USA
These ten participated in the oral round, spelling the words: manicure, innate, dyslexia, meticulous and egalitarian. More.

When music is misery
The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
"It's not just about musical disorders: there are links with dyslexia, dementia and autism," he says. "These patients may give us the tools to understand ...

The Genetic History Of GATTACA
io9 - San Francisco,CA,USA
The original ending of the film featured images of people who may have never been born if we'd had genetic testing: people like Albert Einstein (dyslexia) ...

28 February 2008

Randolph Co. man says Dept. of Agriculture wrongly fired him
West Virginia Record - Charleston,WV,USA
He also suffered from dyslexia, which was diagnosed in 1969. McElroy claims WVDA was aware of his medical conditions and the medication he took. ...

At 102, former Lynn reading teacher is still sharp
The Daily Item of Lynn - Boston,MA,USA
Within two years, her son had completely corrected his problem, a slight form of dyslexia, and eventually ended up graduating from the University of Maine, ...

Highlands Ranch woman helps craft dyslexia bill
YourHub.com - Denver,CO,USA
A Highlands Ranch parent is helping move forward a bill in the State Legislature that would benefit students in the state diagnosed with dyslexia. ...

27 February 2008

Swansea help for dyslexia
News Wales - Knighton,UK
The British Dyslexia Association is running a half day workshop in Swansea on March 8 to help parents of children with illness. The five areas where they ...

TV star Gabby's husband recalls his dyslexia hell
Belfast Telegraph - United Kingdom
"I think I had it in my head that if Gabby knew that I am dyslexic, that I can't read - and I was 27 at the time - that she won't want to be with me anymore ...

Mum's so proud of Thomas's progress
South Tyneside Today - UK
However, at the age of six, he was diagnosed with dyslexia. Ms Jones, who also has two grown-up children, said: "Thomas could not read or recognise many ...

26 February 2008

Tacio: Overcoming dyslexia
Sun.Star - Philippines
These four people have one thing in common, though; they are all dyslexic. So is Nobel Prize winner Baruj Benaceraft, brain surgeon Fred Epstein, ...

Help for parents of dyslexic children
Sommerset County Gazette - Taunton,England,UK
By Jon Wills THE British Dyslexia Association is running a half-day workshop in Taunton next Monday (March 3) to help parents of children with dyslexia. ...

A Round-Up of Training News
TrainingZone.co.uk - Bristol,UK
Iansyst Ltd, a Cambridge-based provider of consultancy and software technology for people with dyslexia, has launched a website to help the three million ...

Signs and Symptoms of Learning Disability
ClinicalMind - Chicago,IL,USA
They include conditions which have been referred to as perceptual handicaps, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, developmental aphasia, etc. ...

Learning disorder ‘miracle cure’ in spotlight
Business Day - Johannesburg,South Africa
Having found the cure for Susie, who is now married, Dore wrote Dyslexia — The Miracle Cure, and trained his considerable talent on marketing his method. ...

25 February 2008

Let's define 'learning disabilities' at last
The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
About 10% of people have learning disabilities (sometimes called dyslexia). Compared with the US and Britain - and, more recently, New Zealand - learning ...

24 February 2008

BRIEFS: NEWS NEAR YOU
Richmond Times Dispatch - Richmond,VA,USA
In addition, the person must demonstrate a commitment to educating teachers about dyslexia and training them to incorporate a systematic, ...

Judge dismisses lawsuit by firefighter accused of racial slur
WTNH - New Haven,CT,USA
She blamed dyslexia. A state arbitration board overturned her suspension and ordered her reinstated with back pay. But she sued anyway, saying she suffered ...

23 February 2008

Welcome to my world
Scotland on Sunday - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Having battled with dyslexia since he was a child, he was helped by the Dore programme, aimed at assisting those with learning difficulties. ...

Derry firm helps children overcome learning barriers
Derry Today - Derry,Northern Ireland,UK
Having provided tuition support and specialised tutoring for children with dyslexia and other learning difficulties, friends Denise O'Kane and Aisling ...

Chalk artist shares his hurdles in life
Times Daily (subscription) - Florence,AL,USA
Glenn continued to struggle academically, with reading being a particular challenge because of the dyslexia. He said he grew angry from a lack of knowing ...

Dyslexia Training For Teachers
KRDO - Colorado Springs,CO,USA
By Marshall Zelinger DENVER - Students who struggle with reading may find out from their teachers dyslexia could be to blame. House Bill 1223, sponsored by ...

22 February 2008

Couple win timeshare court battle
Kent Online - United Kingdom
The County Court at Canterbury heard that Ian Bartlett, who suffers from dyslexia, and Rosemary Collier were placed under “undue influence” to enter a loan ...

Somerset Adult Dyslexia Support Group
Chard & Ilminster News - Chard,England,UK
By News Correspondent LAST month, at Somerset Adult Dyslexia Support Group's meeting, members voted their new venue, the Falcon Hotel in Henlade, ...

21 February 2008

Taare Zameen Par gets tax exemption in Haryana
Times of India - India
CHANDIGARH: Haryana government on Wednesday exempted Aamir Khan-starrer Hindi film 'Taare Zameen Par', which deals with children suffering from dyslexia, ...

20 February 2008

Taare Zameen Par educates teachers
The Statesman - Kolkata,India
However, far from the lesson of dyslexia, which Mrs Chowdhury found noteworthy, Malda administration feels that the latest Bollywood sensation has a lesson ...

SCHOOLGIRL AMY PUTS HEART AND SOUL INTO HER WORK
Derby Evening Telegraph - Derby,England,UK
BY KATE LIPTROT Brave Community Champions nominee Amy Burton has never let a serious heart condition and dyslexia stand in the way of enjoying her school ...

Health Talk: Dyslexia
CMU The Tartan Online - Pittsburgh,PA,USA
Dyslexia is a learning disorder characterized by difficulty in reading and writing. However, dyslexia is not limited to reading and writing problems. ...

19 February 2008

Try fixing the education system, instead
Jamaica Observer - Kingston,Jamaica
We now know that dyslexia and a number of other learning disabilities can be dealt with by trained educators making the necessary adjustments in teaching ...

18 February 2008

Problems counting? It could be dyslexia
Hereford Times - Hereford,UK
CHILDREN who could suffer from a numerical form of dyslexia are being offered free help. Up to 7% of pupils could have dyscalculia - a rare condition ...

Researchers study dyslexia
Times of Malta - Valletta,Malta
Dyslexia in bilingual Maltese children is the subject of two research studies conducted by Maltese researchers - one at the University of Malta and another ...

Parent touts dyslexia bill
Colorado Springs Gazette - Colorado Springs,CO,USA
It was not until he underwent a barrage of tests from private specialists that Theo was diagnosed with dyslexia, a neurological learning disability ...

A modern-day Dr. Dolittle
Boston Globe - United States
After they learned to live with the challenges of diabetes, his parents and preschool teachers discovered that Kenney also showed signs of dyslexia, ...

17 February 2008

Dyslexia: spelling it out
Times Online - UK
THE HEADLINE “Affluent are learning to exploit exam benefits for dyslexic pupils” had particular resonance for me this week. I’m the mother of two dyslexic ...

Paternoster chief 'Chopper' carves out his success
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
Mark Wood says his dyslexia has helped him by making him fiercely ambitious. Now he "struggles with the concept of retirement" "Dyslexia's a bit like sex: ...

11-plus appeal result has arrived
BBC News - UK
It also meant raising the dreaded żdż wordżor dyslexia. Our daughter is mildly dyslexic and there's ample evidence that dyslexics under the pressure of exam ...

16 February 2008

Online Dyslexia Test – Dyslexia Test Online
American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA
By Ricky Lee If you want to know if you´re suffering from dyslexia, you should use an online dyslexia test, like the one provided by amidyslexic.com. ...

Dyslexic students ask for help
Kansas.com - KS,USA
BY JEANNINE KORANDA As a dyslexic student, 18-year-old Jessica Harrouff used to spend hours struggling to do her homework. Harrouff wasn't diagnosed as ...

Penguins To Honor Darcy Robinson
OurSports Central (press release) - Marshfield,WI,USA
Many of the events during the weekend will center around the fight against dyslexia, a condition from which Robinson suffered. Several fund-raising efforts ...

Child's Problem With Words: A Hidden Disability
Gorkhapatra - Kathmandu,Nepal
You may not need to imagine you may have come across a child expressing academic problems or a reading problem called Dyslexia. Statistics shows that 5-15% ...

Dyslexic students ask for help
Kansas.com - KS,USA
Dyslexic students have trouble remembering letter symbols for sounds and forming memories for words. • An estimated 15 percent to 20 percent of the ...

Dyslexia comments made me quit my job
ic Coventry - Coventry,UK
By Warren Manger A LECTURER who walked out of her job at Coventry's City College after allegedly suffering years of discrimination because she was dyslexic, ...

15 February 2008

Quinnell tells how he tackled dyslexia
News Wales - Knighton,UK
Former Wales Number 8 Scott Quinnell told Wales’s top trade unionists about his battle with dyslexia at a conference in Swansea as he launched a series of ...

School News Briefs
Annapolis Capital - Annapolis,MD,USA
The Summit School will host a presentation, "What's This Thing Called Dyslexia?" from 7 to 8:30 pm March 3 at a private home in Annapolis. ...

Eternal sunshine of the LD mind
Ha'aretz - Tel Aviv,Israel
"In the first lesson with every class, I explain what dyslexia is. I tell them that sometimes I write a word with extra or missing letters, that I sometimes ...

Islander beats dyslexia to write science fiction
Dorset Echo - England,UK
By Laura Kitching A WOMAN has overcome a battle with cancer and severe dyslexia to produce a science fiction thriller. Brenda Walker, 68, of Tophill, ...

Scott Quinnell backs reading drive
ic Wales - United Kingdom
FORMER Wales and British Lions star Scott Quinnell, pictured, told Wales’ top trade unionists about his battle with dyslexia at their conference yesterday. ...

Dyslexic man completes memoirs
Wigan Today - Wigan,England,UK
But what makes this book all the more extraordinary is that despite being diagnosed at 49-years-old with a type of dyslexia that leaves Frank's short term ...

Rugby ace determined to tackle dyslexia
The Star - UK
STRICTLY Come Dancing star Kenny Logan revealed to a Sheffield audience how the prospect of becoming a father made him determined to defeat dyslexia. ...

14 February 2008

Princess Victoria's face confession
Monsters and Critics.com - USA
The princess has previously spoken about her struggles with dyslexia, a learning disability which makes it difficult to read and write. ...

Learning disabilities linked to later language problems
Craegmoor News - UK
In the report, the scientists state: "This relationship may exist in only a small subgroup of persons with dyslexia without necessarily implying that the ...

Taare Zameen Par - After thoughts
Great Indian Mutiny - Bangalore,Karnataka,India
Ishaan, who comes out of Dyslexia after being properly handled by his teacher Nikumbh being the teachers’ pet - good, but - for scoring above average marks ...

Teacher shares bright ideas
The Daily Advertiser - Lafayette,LA,USA
Capturing the attention of a boy with ADHD and helping him succeed despite his dual battle with dyslexia. Moving an autistic girl to articulate her thoughts ...

Kenny learns a new skill
The Advertiser - Norwich,England,UK
I have overcome challenges to learn new skills; including learning to read as an adult due to dyslexia and learning to dance on national television. ...

13 February 2008

Dyslexics need concessions, universities told
Guardian Unlimited - UK
Half of all complaints concerning treatment of students with disabilities involve dyslexia. Lady Deech said it was an area that concerned her more than any ...

Learning disabilities linked to language problems later in life
The Cheers - Paikuse,Estonia
The review of patients with both aphasia and learning disabilities showed families with unusually high rates of learning problems, especially dyslexia. ...

'If I can beat dyslexia, anyone can'
Halifax Evening Courier - UK
At junior school he was told he was "slow" and it was not until he neared the end of his school days that he was finally diagnosed with dyslexia. ...

Swedish crown princess has difficulty recognizing faces and names
Earthtimes - London,UK
Stockholm - In addition to dyslexia, Swedish Crown Princess Victoria has disclosed that she suffers from a condition that makes it difficult to recognize ...

Affluent ‘are learning to exploit exam benefits
Times Online - UK
Parents stand accused today of exploiting examination rules for pupils with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, to secure extra time for writing their ...

Learning Disabilities Linked to Progressive Aphasia
MedPage Today - Little Falls,NJ,USA
However, the researchers cautioned, the findings do not suggest that all patients with dyslexia are at elevated risk of the neurodegenerative condition. ...

Learning disabilities associated with language problems later in life
EurekAlert (press release) - Washington,DC,USA
The review of patients with both aphasia and learning disabilities showed families with unusually high rates of learning problems, especially dyslexia. ...

12 February 2008

Movie Line-Up - February 11, 2008
Tonight - Johannesburg,South Africa
DT TAARE ZAMEEN PAR: A touching tale of a little boy called Ishaan whose dyslexia goes undiagnosed. His parents and his teachers are at their wits end and, ...

'I will not allowyou to defeat me'
The Huntsville Times - al.com - Huntsville,AL,USA
You have questioned my diagnosis of dyslexia. I could give up and walk away from getting an education, but I am not a quitter. I may fail in the beginning, ...

This man braved dyslexia to become an entrepreneur
CNN-IBN - New Delhi,India
The story of a man who braved dyslexia to become an entrepreneur. 30-year-old Sidharth Chandrashekhar runs a successful advertising company, Mitraa Media in ...

11 February 2008

Child with dyslexia needs individualized lessons
Press-Enterprise - Riverside,CA,USA
Dyslexia is a disability that makes it difficult for a person to translate sounds within words in the right sequence, said Lee Swanson, a UC Riverside ...

Teachers bend exam time rules
Times Online - UK
Schools are allowed to give pupils up to 25% extra time to complete GCSE or A-level papers if they have conditions such as dyslexia or dyspraxia, ...

10 February 2008

A quest to move forward, a defeat of stubborn habits and a change ...
North Texas e-News - TX,USA
All three have some form of dyslexia and chose to accommodate their learning disability by using RFB&D® ’s audio textbooks only to find the difference it ...

Support group for dyslexia
Sommerset County Gazette - Taunton,England,UK
By Contributed report THE Parent Support Group is a small, friendly group, which supports parents of children with dyslexia. Meetings are now in a new venue ...

Mangalore's Own Talent Brings 'Taare Zameen Par'
Daijiworld.com - Mangalore,India
For last two years uninterrupted Rao, a young abstract painter, born in Mangalore and now settled in Goa, has been tutoring kids suffering from dyslexia ...

Learning to read at 34 Kenny Logan's best win
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
She said she thought I might have something called 'Dyslexia' and I said: "Ok, brilliant! Antibiotics, ten days? How long will it take to cure me? ...

9 February 2008

Dyslexia summit breaks new ground
Times Educational Supplement - London,England,UK
The universities will now prepare student teachers for dealing with dyslexia as part of a national plan, a development thought to be a world first. ...

8 February 2009

BBC AXES GRANGE HILL AFTER 30 YEARS
Holy Moly - London,UK
... racism, underage drinking, bullying, domestic abuse, drugs, dyslexia and not being able to complete your Garbage Patch collection into the same show. ...

Scrambled Brains Linked to Dyslexia
Harvard Crimson - Cambridge,MA,USA
By CLIFFORD M MARKS Employing cutting-edge imaging techniques, the study investigated the altered brain structure for those who suffer of dyslexia, ...

Govt learns a lesson from Taare Zameen Par
CNN-IBN - New Delhi,India
TALKING DYSLEXIA: Taare Zameen Par has done a lot to highlight the cause of learning disabilities in India. Aamir supporting actor, Darsheel child artist ...

National signing day: Sherman's Jeremy Gray inks commitment with ...
Sherman Denison Herald Democrat - Sherman,TX,USA
What many don’t know about Gray is his battle with dyslexia, a reading disorder that affects people of every level of intelligence. ...

7 February 2008

'The Science of Reading: a Handbook' Brings Together State of the ...
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
She is the author of the bestselling text, Dyslexia. Charles Hulme is Professor of Psychology at the University of York. His research is on memory, ...

Strictly Come Dancing's Kenny Logan reveals lifelong battle with ...
The Star - UK
Kenny believes the programme can be of many benefit to sports professionals of all kinds, whether they have dyslexia or not. "And one thing is for sure, ...

Movers: Phil Wormley, head of fundraising, Dyslexia Action
Third Sector (registration) - London,UK
He previously spent three years at Marie Curie Cancer Care as manager of the new business team and subsequently as the acting head of corporate fundraising. .

6 February 2008

3 education bills approved in Senate committee
Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson,MS,USA
... education program, give a 3 percent pay raise to all teachers beginning next January and provide money for mentoring programs and dyslexia screening. ...

‘Taare Zameen Par’: Solves riddle of dyslexia
MSN India - Bangalore,Karnataka,India
It’s clear than Khan (and his writer Amole Gupte) are passionate about the subject probably also inspired by 1984 TV show ‘Backwards The Riddle of Dyslexia...

Supporting Brain Imaging Studies Of Children With Autism And Dyslexia
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
Two researchers at MIT's McGovern Institute for Brain Research will head an ambitious new project to study the origins of autism and dyslexia, supported by ...

Artistes raise funds for Nevis Dyslexia Association
SKNVibes.com - Basseterre,St. Kitts and Nevis
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that manifests primarily as a difficulty with written language, particularly with reading and spelling. ...

Corporate social responsibility picks up in Kuwait
AME Info - United Arab Emirates
The campaign, which featured TV and press advertising, highlighted the problems faced by those suffering from dyslexia, a condition affecting almost 10 per .

5 February 2008

Student gains recognition for overcoming dyslexia
GazetteLive - Middlesbrough,UK
A TEENAGER who overcame dyslexia to reach high standards at college has won recognition for his achievements. Tom Brown, 16, from New Marske, ...

Information processing disorders
PersonnelToday.com - UK
The result could be dyslexia, or it could be Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This is an umbrella title for a combination of types of ...

CD-DVD Reviews - February 4, 2008
Tonight - Johannesburg,South Africa
By Debashine Thangevelo Film: Aaja Nachle is a charming story that is sautéed in a gamut of emotions. With music being the main thrust of the film, ...

Mayor's 100 Teens
El Paso Times - El Paso,TX,USA
A My greatest accomplishment is overcoming my dyslexia. A My future plans are going to college, ministering to people and becoming a physical therapist ...

Bollywood Film Guide
The South African Star (subscription) - Johannesburg,South Africa
Rating:*** MB TAARE ZAMEEN PAR: A touching tale of a little boy called Ishaan whose dyslexia goes undiagnosed. His parents and his teachers are at their ...

4 February 2008

Chuck Bloom of Plano: When reading isn't fun
Dallas Morning News - Dallas,TX,USA
She suffers from dyslexia, a learning disability that makes it very difficult to properly learn to read and spell. It doesn't mean the student lacks ...

Students find comfort in small school
The News Journal - Wilmington,DE,USA
It specializes in students who have learning differences caused by challenges such as dyslexia and attention deficit disorder. Enrollment is 32 students, ...

Improve Dyslexic Needs, Says MP ; POLITICS NEEDS
RedOrbit - Dallas,TX,USA
A Labour MP with a severely dyslexic son called for the Government to improve provision for children with special educational needs. ...

12 January 2008

Screen pupils early for dyslexia
Times Educational Supplement - London,England,UK
Former rugby star Scott Quinnell has backed calls for every six and seven-year-old in Wales experiencing learning difficulties to be tested for dyslexia. ...

NZ 'failing kids who struggle to learn'
Stuff.co.nz - New Zealand
By LANE NICHOLS - The Dominion Post | Friday, 11 January 2008 The Education Ministry has conceded that it lags behind some countries for dyslexia, ...

11 January 2008

People with Brain Injuries Get New Hope from LearningRx Brain ...
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
“We’ve helped kids break down barriers caused by things like dyslexia and ADHD, so we’re not at all surprised it’s getting such great results for people ...

UK schools letting down dyslexic students
innovations report - Bad Homburg,Germany
A staggering 35% of US entrepreneurs suffer from dyslexia, compared to 20% in the UK, a ground-breaking study by Julie Logan, Professor of Entrepreneurship ...

10 January 2008

Abnormal white matter blamed for slow reading
Craegmoor News - UK
It appears that the brains of people with learning disabilities such as dyslexia may have developed differently compared to those without the condition, ...

Was There “A War Against Reading”? Is There Still?
American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA
Dyslexia is widespread. Home schooling surges in popularity. Phonics makes come-back. As far as I can figure it out, the top educators sought a more managed ...

9 January 2008

A new ray of hope for dyslexic children
Hindu - Chennai,India
NEW DELHI: With Aamir Khan’s directorial debut in “Taare Zameen Par” being lapped up by critics and masses alike, the movie’s theme -- dyslexia and children ...

'Words jump off the page'
Blacktown Sun - Sydney,NSW,Australia
A further complication is that children with dyslexia are often misdiagnosed with ADD, which may lead to a late diagnosis and a poor level of reading and ...

Family Says Innovative Program Helped Their Son Learn To Read
WDIV - Detroit,MI,USA
Diagnosed with dyslexia in fourth grade, JT struggled to read even the most basic words. "I loved going to school, but it was difficult to go there and do ...

More pupils with SEN going private
SFS Group - Dorking,England,UK
... about the provision of services for children with problems such as dyslexia or Asperger's syndrome within the state sector, reports the Observer. ...

8 January 2008

10-12 pc of students in Kuwait suffer from dyslexia – Qetami
Arab Times - Kuwait
KUWAIT (KUNA): Some 10 percent of Kuwait’s female students and 12 percent of male students suffer from dyslexia, an authoritative figure said. ...

7 January 2008

Library to host dyslexia day
Chorley Citizen - UK
By Gordon McCully Representatives from Lancashire Parent Partnership and Centra - a new local dyslexia support centre - will be on hand to offer advice and ...

Survey reveals entrepreneurial dream
Basingstoke Gazette - Basingstoke,England,UK
They recognise people from all walks of life, from learners who have overcome difficulties such as dyslexia, to return-learners and businesses working with ...

Do you know a deserving learner?
Bradford Telegraph Argus - Bradford,England,UK
Nominees are welcome from all walks of life, from learners who have overcome difficulties such as dyslexia, to return-learners and businesses working with ...

Parents of special needs pupils forced to go private
Guardian Unlimited - UK
Parents whose children have special needs such as dyslexia or Asperger's syndrome have been giving up holidays, meals out and new clothes to fund costly ...

A Life in the Day: Ozzy Osbourne
Times Online - UK
Because of the dyslexia, my lyrics look like total bollocks. There’sa lot of good music out there, but I don’t listen to much new stuff. ...

3 January 2008

Learning difficulties pushed to one side for mental health worker ...
Science Centric - Sofia,Sofia Town,Bulgaria
A mental health worker who suffers from severe dyslexia is starting the New Year with a fresh resolution to move into management after enrolling on a ...

1 January 2008

Every child is special
Central Chronicle - Bhopal,India
Dyslexia, a learning disability that affects an individual's ability to read, write and spell, has been defined by the World Federation of Neurology as "a ...

Why Norwich is a city of entrepreneurs
Norwich Evening News - Norwich,England,UK
Indigo Dyslexia Services, based in Norwich's Charing Cross Centre offers testing, training and tuition for those with dyslexia. He said: “This can only be ...

Danville facility prepared to help kids with dyslexia
Urbana/Champaign News-Gazette - Champaign,IL,USA
She received her certification in the Orton-Gillingham method of tutoring dyslexic students at the learning center in Indianapolis. ...

Bill to boost SEN Children
Sunderland Echo - England,UK
"With a solid statistical understanding of the scale of SEN, we can better make the case for the training of a qualified dyslexia specialist in every school ...

30 December 2007

More teachers to get training in handling students with special needs
Channel News Asia - Singapore
Education Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam announced this at the Dyslexia Association's graduation ceremony on Saturday. He said this is in line with the ...

29 December 2007

Browsealoud helps less able to communicate
BCS - Swindon,UK
Browsealoud is innovative in that its text-to-speech reads online content by also visually highlighting each word as it is spoken to those with dyslexia, ...

25 December 2007

The Comeback Kid
New York Times - United States
Rob Thomas, a St. John’s redshirt freshman who has dyslexia, wrote a note to a teacher in 2004, asking for help to learn how to read and write. ...

The Comeback Kid
New York Times - United States
To overcome severe dyslexia that has him reading at a junior high level, Thomas receives 12 hours of individualized tutoring every week and sees two ...

23 December 2007

Letter: Septuagenarian triumphs over dyslexia thanks to tutor
TCPalm - West Palm Beach,FL,USA
My issue with reading stems from dyslexia. Research demonstrates that dyslexia is a neurological condition and can be genetic. It is not mortally fatal but ...

22 December 2007

Website launched to help HR support dyslexic employees
HRZone.co.uk - Bristol,UK
A website has been launched which aims to arm HR professionals with relevant information to help the 3 million dyslexic people in the UK workforce. ...

Taare Zameen Par
Times of India - India
Dyslexia – is it a disease or not? Some of the biggest names in history Albert Einstein, Agatha Christie, Thomas Alva Edison and according to the film even ...

Aamir's Taare is a nice watch
Rediff - Mumbai,Maharashtra,India
More than just dyslexia, the film is a look at childhood dreamers who feel shunted out by the rest of the world, the cruel world that doesn't understand ...

Taare Zameen Par Movie Review
IndiaGlitz - Oakland,CA,USA
And in this lies hidden the great myth about dyslexia, a disorder that spans a diversity of symptoms but is found only in children with above-average ...

21 December 2007

10 Questions for Richard Branson
TIME - USA
Has your dyslexia hindered you in the business world? —Skye O'Brien, Dartmouth, Mass. Strangely, I think my dyslexia has helped. When I launch a new company ...

20 December 2007

Study Finds Lysdexics Make the Best COEs
Gather.com - Boston,MA,USA
A study released this week indicating that people who suffer from dyslexia are more likely to rise to the top in the corporate world has business leaders ...

'There was nothing cool about me'
Media Guardian - UK
He talks to Patrick Barkham about dyslexia, swordfights - and why women still throw themselves at him Heeeyy, Fonzie! There he is, the coolest man on the ...

19 December 2007

Recognising the signs of Dyslexia in Primary Schools
Free press releases (press release) - Oxford,UK
Which children in your school are dyslexic? Dyslexia comes from the Greek language meaning 'difficulty with words'. Around 10% of people in the UK are ...

18 December 2007

Special school awarded top Ofsted report
Morpeth Herald - Morpeth,UK
By ANDREW COULSON A CASTLE Morpeth school which teaches pupils with dyslexia has been highly praised by Ofsted inspectors. Nunnykirk Centre for Dyslexia in ...

17 December 2007

Learning to cope with dyslexia
CBBC Newsround - London,England,UK
Press Packer Robyn used to find reading and writing difficult until she was diagnosed as being dyslexic. People with dyslexia have very slight differences ...

16 December 2007

Is dyslexia an asset for entrepreneurs?
BloggingStocks - USA
Dyslexia is generally viewed as a disability, but it hasn't stopped some of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time: Cisco Systems founder John T. ...

Growing up differently
Times of India - India
In fact, the term 'dyslexia' is said to have been coined in 1888. But the problem, in which the affected kids have difficulty reading, writing, reasoning, ...

JUPM's Meckler: "Old, Boring, White, and DYSLEXIC!"
Silicon Alley Insider - New York,NY,USA
Now we can add dyslexic to that description!... Out of the blue a writer from Business Week called me the other day (Gabrielle Coppola) for an interview ...

15 December 2007

Dyslexia can't stop dream of teaching
La Crosse Tribune - La Crosse,WI,USA
Retested at 22, she was told the earlier diagnosis was wrong and she instead had dysphonetic dyslexia, a form that makes it difficult to link sounds to ...

Entrepreneurship Closely Linked to Dyslexia
About - News & Issues - New York,NY,USA
In 2004, a British research study surprised the world by reporting that entrepreneurs are five times more likely to suffer from dyslexia than the average. ...

Supporting dyslexic individuals
Times of Malta - Valletta,Malta
Some inaccuracies regarding teachers and dyslexia were put forward recently by Jason Gauci in the Times of Malta (November 16, 2007). ...

14 December 2007

Help for special needs children 'matter of class, race and gender'
Guardian Unlimited - UK
Middle class children receive quicker and better support and powerful lobby groups representing particular disorders, such as dyslexia and autism, ...

How Dyslexics Think
New York Times - United States
"Tracing Business Acumen to Dyslexia" (Business Day, Dec. 6), on the high prevalence of dyslexics among the ranks of entrepreneurs, describes possible ...

Science News in Brief
Harvard Crimson - Cambridge,MA,USA
A Harvard study has suggested a physical basis for dyslexia. The team mapped the brains of six sufferers of the genetic disorder periventricular nodular ...

13 December 2007

Why Dyslexics Make Great Entrepreneurs
BusinessWeek - USA
All of these things, according to Dr. Sally Shaywitz, a professor of learning development at Yale University, are classic signs of dyslexia. ...

11 December 2007

Dyslexia Common Among Small-Biz Owners
Entrepreneur - USA
But a new study of American entrepreneurs shows that dyslexia may be more even more common among small-business owners than once thought. ...

It is Dyslexia That Helped Bloom to Blossom in Hollywood
MedIndia - Chennai,India
"Because of the dyslexia I always thought I had to work twice as hard as everyone else just to go the same distance," Contactmusic quoted the star as saying ...

Childhood dyslexia taught Bloom to 'work twice as hard'
Malaysia Sun - Malaysia
Washington, Dec 7 : Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom revealed that his childhood dyslexia helped him carve a niche for himself in the Hollywood. ...

Brain-Imaging Study Shows That Fast forword® Educational Software ...
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
According to the study, published online in October in the journal, Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, children with dyslexia struggle to read because ...

Kenny Logan in Northampton to back appeal
Northampton Chronicle & Echo - Northampton,England,UK
By Ruth Pott-Negrine Rugby ace and Strictly Come Dancing star Kenny Logan has spoken movingly about overcoming his dyslexia and said the work helped him ...

Loud and clear opposition
ChronicleHerald.ca - Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada
Dyslexia involves difficulty reading or interpreting words, letter and other symbols. It does not affect general intelligence. Indeed, Merrick struggled his ...

Am I Reading This Right?
Inc.com - New York,NY,USA
People with dyslexia struggle to develop reading skills, because it is more difficult for them to process graphic symbols. But in that struggle, ...

VOICE OF THE SUNDAY Mirror: Brave new deal for our failing kids
Sunday Mirror - UK
Another aim is to provide greater help for disabled youngsters and those suffering from dyslexia and other learning difficulties. Mr Balls is also thinking ...

9 December 2007

Pilot scheme to fight dyslexia
The Press Association -
Children with dyslexia will receive specialist teaching from expertly trained staff under a new pilot scheme, Schools Secretary Ed Balls has announced. ...

Health digest: Couch potatoes, arise!
Kansas City Star - MO,USA
Now a study of entrepreneurs in the United States suggests that dyslexia is much more common among small-business owners than even the experts had thought. ...

8 December 2007

Dyslexia resource helps parents
Scoop.co.nz - New Zealand
A new publication will help parents identify and address the needs of students with dyslexia, Minister of Education Chris Carter says. ...

dod to report data on dyslexic students
AirForceTimes.com - Springfield,VA,USA
GAO auditors, looking at the support Defense Department schools provide to students with dyslexia, recommended that defense schools officials report this ...

Grants and awards
Honolulu Advertiser - Honolulu,HI,USA
The Dyslexia Tutoring Center of Hawaii Inc. has been awarded $393011 by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. The agency tutors individuals in reading, writing, ...

Spelling out the needs of dyslexic children
Guardian Unlimited - UK
The government's new dyslexia scheme, announced this week, is a much-needed step in the right direction for children suffering from the condition, ...

6 December 2007

Education chief won't endorse push for law recognizing dyslexia
The Wichita Eagle - Wichita,KS,USA
Education chief Alexa Posnytold the Kansas Coalition for Dyslexia Legislation that she agrees early identification of reading disorders is essential. ...

Building a fine future
ChronicleLive - Newcastle upon Tyne,England,UK
"Many young people with dyslexia are completely put off by their problem to progress further even when support is made available. ...

MP proposes new law to help children with dyslexia
Guardian Unlimited - UK
A backbench MP today launched a bid to change the 1996 Education Act to better help children with dyslexia. Labour MP Sharon Hodgson proposed a new law, ...

Dyslexia can't slow Joey 'O' from entertaining
Tallahassee.com - Tallahassee,FL,USA
Joey was denied entrance into college and was unaware that he suffered from two types of dyslexia and ADHD. He did enter junior college and then graduated ...

Study shows stronger links between entrepreneurs and dyslexia
International Herald Tribune - France
But a new study of entrepreneurs in the United States suggests that dyslexia is much more common among small-business owners than even the experts had ...

How computer games proved just the job
ChronicleLive - Newcastle upon Tyne,England,UK
To achieve this, Steven has had to overcome the barrier of having dyslexia. He experienced difficulty throughout school, but he feels that a combination of ...

Dyslexia scheme announced
InTheNews.co.uk - London,UK
Intensive support for children with dyslexia in ten local authority areas has been announced by the government today. The support is part of a package of ...

5 December 2007

Slow Reading In Dyslexia Tied To Disorganized Brain Tracts
Science Daily (press release) - USA
3, 2007) — Dyslexia marked by poor reading fluency -- slow and choppy reading -- may be caused by disorganized, meandering tracts of nerve fibers in the ...

4 December 2007

Brain abnormalities discovered in people who have trouble reading fast
EurekAlert (press release) - Washington,DC,USA
Ten of the adults had dyslexia, one of the most common learning problems in the general population, and the other 10 participants were healthy and had no ...

Area briefly
Port Clinton News Herald - Port Clinton,OH,USA
The Oak Harbor Public Library now has a book on CD titled "Overcoming Dyslexia" available to be borrowed. The book on CD was donated to the library by the ...

Dore: Ground Breaking Drug-Free Treatment For ADHD, USA
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
Now, children and adults with ADHD, Dyslexia and Asperger's in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angles and Phoenix have a medication-free alternative ...

3 December 2007

Recalling some television stars of yesteryear
Contra Costa Times - Walnut Creek,CA,USA
Tom suffers from dyslexia, as do many other famous people. He never let it stand in his way to success. Did you know that both Bush presidents also have ...

2 December 2007

Jill becomes a business success
Times & Star - Workington,England,UK
Maryport florist Jill Skinner tells VIVIENNE PATERSON how she confronted the dyslexia that had always held her back to become a business success in her 40s. ...

How does your teen measure up?
Melbourne Herald Sun - Australia
... typical school environment in a purely academic way. "There are children who have dyslexia or other learning difficulties ... and they won't fit the mould."

1 December 2007

Prize students overcame odds
Wigan Observer - Wigan,England,UK
David enrolled part-time at Wigan and Leigh College and found studying a challenge as he struggled with dyslexia. He said: "I was looking for a career ...

Dyslexic boy's spice business hit
BBC News - UK
A 12-year-old boy has started his own business after becoming fed up with suggestions that his dyslexia might affect his chances of a good job. ...

Stunning sculptures on display at Millbrook Resort
Scoop.co.nz - New Zealand
Mr Pope-Mayell, General Manager of Christchurch company Cookie Time, manages the Cookie Munchers' Charitable Trust, which supports the Dyslexia Foundation ...

30 November 2007

Slow to speak
Salt Lake Tribune - United States
These speech delays are also signs of dyslexia and childhood apraxia. If slps, educators and doctors were able to treat these children at an early age, ...

29 November 2007

making the grade
Cosmos - Sydney,Australia
... a big breakthrough for me because i suffered from a lack of confidence due to a learning problem. it's called dyslexia. it's a word that, ironically, ...

Children learn of reading award success
Scotsman - United Kingdom
Other projects to be honoured at the awards ceremony included Longstone Primary School's dyslexia club that supports pupils with dyslexia and provides a ...

28 November 2007

Retired teacher's novel spotlights world of learning disabled
Gloucester Daily Times - MA, USA
Jamie suffers from dyslexia and dreads returning to middle school because it means special reading classes and relentless teasing by the school bully, ...

Learning disabilities and entrepreneurs
MSNBC - USA
So, I wasn't surprised when a study came across my desk about how 35 percent of US entrepreneurs have dyslexia. Julie Logan, professor of entrepreneurship ...

Illiterate immigrants learn Finnish in order to train for further ...
Helsingin Sanomat - Helsinki,Uusimaa,Finland
Simultaneously, some six per cent of adult Finns suffer from dyslexia, a general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or spell ...

27 November 2007

Special school funds 'misspent'
ATL Education News - UK
About one in five children is identified as having SEN - ranging from minor learning difficulties such as dyslexia to serious physical disabilities - and ...

Death Chamber of Secrets
Huffington Post - New York,NY,USA
The doctor admitted under oath that he has dyslexia. He testified that his dyslexia renders him unable to work with numbers, so, Dr. Doe said, ...

26 November 2007

KIPCO Launches Second Stage of Dyslexia Campaign
PR-USA.net (press release) - Varna,Bulgaria
KIPCO – the Kuwait Projects Company – has launched the second stage of its exclusive sponsorship of a campaign to raise pubic awareness about dyslexia. ...

Meet the brightest sparks in Scotland
Scotland on Sunday - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Yesterday, his mother revealed that he achieved the remarkably high score despite suffering from dyslexia. Although he has problems writing words, ...

25 November 2007

TOP DRAWER
Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia,MO,USA
Cathy Cook, president of onpoint Learning Center in Columbia, attended "A Meeting of Minds' Eyes III," an international dyslexia symposium in Las Vegas. ...

Bookstore hoping to cop sizeable sum for dyslexia
Chichester Today - Bath,England,UK
Staff at a Chichester bookstore are helping support a charity which raises money for children with dyslexia. As part of Dyslexia Awareness Week, ...

MDE Dyslexia Coordinator speaks to PTA
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Tupelo,MS,USA
Mockbee is the dyslexia coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Education. She has a background in elementary education and a master's degree in ...

24 November 2007

Dyslexia expert Dr. Bruce mccandliss awarded Presidential honor
News-Medical.net - Sydney,Australia
... recognizes Dr. mccandliss' research into the biological basis for language development and dysfunction in developmental disorders such as dyslexia. ...

Counsellor's script a guide to dyslexia
Bray People - Wexford,Ireland
It was the first book published in Ireland which dealt with d

23 November 2007

Going, going, gone...
Times Educational Supplement - London,England,UK
The educational psychologist behind the West Dunbartonshire 10-year literacy programme has made the dramatic claim that it is "wiping out" a lot of dyslexia ...

20 November 2007

UK Entrepreneurs twice as likely to be dyslexic
Times Online - UK
Kate Griggs, founder of the dyslexia charity Xtraordinary People, said: "This new research shows that the need to train a dyslexia specialist in every ...

Dyslexia 'not detected early enough'
ATL Education News - UK
Research carried out by Professor Julie Logan from the Cass Business School has shown that the system used for diagnosing dyslexia in UK schools has a ...

Mother of two striving to afford home by Christmas
Quincy Herald Whig - Quincy,IL,USA
Her dyslexia has caused many problems for her and her employment, caseworkers said. When she began showing depression and quit cleaning her house — "she ...

Cookies help dyslexics
Manawatu Standard - Wellington,New Zealand
By JANINE RANKIN - Manawatu Standard | Monday, 19 November 2007 COOKIE TIME: If you love cookies, care about dyslexia and think orangutans are cute, ...

19 November 2007

Support for dyslexics at school a possibility
TV3 News - Auckland,New Zealand
Danny Wilson struggled through school, failing school certificate English three times, and found out he had dyslexia when he was 23-years-old. ...

18 November 2007

Master of a virtual world
Times Online - UK
Add in the fact that he is open about his severe dyslexia, arguing that his inability to read reams of printed data makes him see patterns others don't, ...

Dyslexia isn't easily identified
The Wichita Eagle - Wichita,KS,USA
I have been reading the dialogue about dyslexia with interest. I have 22 years in practice as a board-certified pediatric optometrist. ...

17 November 2007

The Cure For Dyslexia
Raising Kids - London,UK
The charity works by identifying children with dyslexia in their first term at primary school; getting help early is critical in preventing children from ...

UK letting down dyslexic pupils, finds study
Guardian Unlimited - UK
The UK education system fails to identify whether pupils have dyslexia at a young age, leading to fewer dyslexic entrepreneurs in Britain, research has ...

16 November 2007

Entrepreneurs more likely to be dyslexic
Management Today - London,UK
Julie Logan, the professor of entrepreneurship at London's Cass Business School, has compiled some new research on dyslexia among entrepreneurs. ...

Ground-breaking dyslexia scheme to help 10000 more pupils
Daily Mail - UK
A successful new way to teach children with dyslexia is to be used in inner cities. It is currently used in 12 schools in Manchester and London, ...

Dyslexics' dilemma
Malaysia Star - Malaysia
By SUET THE first batch of four students with dyslexia under SK Taman Tun Dr Ismail's (in Selangor) pilot project sat for the UPSR examination in September. ...

Doctor barred by Missouri helps in federal executions
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
A judge cites the physician's dyslexia in banning him from participation in state lethal injections. His role has been cited in several death penalty ...

14 November 2007

Dyslexia resource
Austin American-Statesman - Austin,TX,USA
By Sarah Lindner | Tuesday, November 13, 2007, 12:00 PM If a child in your family has dyslexia, you may want to read more about Austin's Rawson-Saunders ...

Dyslexia project 'to be extended'
ATL Education News - UK
A new project designed to help children struggling with dyslexia could soon be expanded across the country, a report suggests. ...

Dyslexia: your queries answered
Independent - London,England,UK
I have severe dyslexia and find it very hard to read anything. Now I am facing one of the hardest challenges: my son is two years and three months old and I ...

13 November 2007

'Don't let dyslexia hold you back'
This Is Lancashire - Blackburn,England,UK
By Deborah Lewis A DYSLEXIA sufferer who became an award-winning apprentice has urged people not to let the condition hold them back. ...

In time of need
Guardian Unlimited - UK
This is the reality in Britain today for tens of thousands of children with dyslexia or other learning difficulties. According to government regulations, ...

A revolution in teaching promises the solution to dyslexia
Independent - London,England,UK
Springboard for Children, an education charity which now has the enthusiastic backing of the British Dyslexia Association, has achieved a 90 per cent ...

12 November 2007

Online Dyslexia Test for Adults
American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA
Dyslexia is a learning disability, a disorder in both spoken and written language. Learning difficulties includes writing, spelling, reading, ...

11 November 2007

NI teachers given dyslexia guidance
ATL Education News - UK
Teachers in Northern Ireland have been issued with guidelines to help them detect dyslexia in their pupils. This week is both National Dyslexia Week and ...

Dyslexia help for parents
Wiltshire Times - UK
By Wiltshire Times Reporter ONE of the UK's foremost authorities on dyslexia has launched a free fact sheet, aimed at parents of Wiltshire children who ...

10 November 2007

Expert sheds more light on Dyslexia in Kuwait
Kuwait Times - Kuwait
He became a specialist in dyslexia, particularly focusing on dyslexia with computers. Makris lectures were held at the Kuwait Dyslexia Association, ...

For Salvi clan, it's all about family
Chicago Daily Herald - Chicago,IL,USA
Perhaps the biggest source of motivation in his life is his constant battle with dyslexia. He was diagnosed with it in the first grade. ...

Free dyslexia sheet
Cambridge Evening News - Cambridge,England,UK
A DYSLEXIA expert has written a new fact sheet for parents who fear their children may be sufferers. Dr Peter Gardner has launched a free fact sheet on the ...

9 November 2007

McDreamy's dyslexia difficulties
Metro - London,UK
Patrick Dempsey, more famously known as Grey's Anatomy Dr Derek Shepherd - aka Dr McDreamy - has apparently spoken out about how dyslexia affected his ...

Big boost for Imogen
Stuff.co.nz - Wellington,New Zealand
Dyslexia had battered the 10-year-old's self-esteem to the extent that school and speaking in front of people were to be avoided. ...

I never let dyslexia stop my success
Norwich Evening News - Norwich,England,UK
A Norwich entrepreneur has spoken out about his battle with dyslexia and has urged others not to let the learning disability be a barrier to achieving ...

8 November 2007

£1.6m project to fight dyslexia
York Press - York,UK
By Haydn Lewis CHILDREN with dyslexia and their families are to benefit from a ground-breaking £1.26 million project in York. Researchers at the University ...

Teachers urged to look for signs of dyslexia
Belfast Telegraph - United Kingdom
By Lisa Smyth To mark National Dyslexia Week and Right to Read Week - both this week - iansyst, an organisation offering independent expert advice on the ...

7 November 2007

Fact sheet for dyslexia diagnosis
BBC News - UK
A free dyslexia fact sheet has been created to help parents diagnose the condition in their children. Dr Peter Gardner, who is an expert on the condition, ...

College's help offer to dyslexics
ic Coventry - Coventry,UK
Co-ordinator for dyslexia support at the college Heather Evans said: "The college offers a wide range of support, specialist equipment and facilities. ...

6 November 2007

Bill Stanczykiewicz Don't delay dyslexia diagnosis
Indianapolis Star - United States
The school counts a commercial airline pilot among more than 300 alumni who learned to overcome challenges associated with dyslexia. ...

Library presentation features adult literacy student with dyslexia
Muskogee Daily Phoenix - Muskogee,OK,USA
Del has been diagnosed with Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, a form of dyslexia that went undiagnosed until Del was in his late 50s. It is with great pleasure ...

5 November 2007

Dyslexic woman realises dream
Lancashire Evening Telegraph - UK
Springvale Dyslexia School will teach 50 children from across East Lancashire with referrals being made through the local education authorities. ...

Spot the learning problem
The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A child with dyslexia might reverse letters, have poor co-ordination or an intense grip on the pen. Being disorganised is another indicator. ...

4 November 2007

Professor transcended dyslexia for a life of the mind
St. Petersburg Times - St. Petersburg,FL,USA
He enjoyed helping dyslexic students and had a laid-back lecture style, sprinkled with jokes. He tried to keep students engaged. ...

Seeing dyslexia as a 'gift,' rather than disability
Vancouver Sun - British Columbia, Canada
The gift of dyslexia. Walt Disney, creator of Mickey Mouse, had dyslexia. Bailey credits his learning disability with his success in business because it ...

Parents call for more specialist training
The Observer - UK
A report, published tomorrow by the British Dyslexia Association's Xtraordinary People initiative, will claim that every child with dyslexia can reach the ...

3 November 2007

How Aaron trained his brain
Daily Mail - UK
That's a small miracle, given that Aaron has been diagnosed with dyslexia, dyspraxia, Asperger's syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder... ...

Law student with dyslexia and low 'grape' point average, sues SIU ...
Madison County Record - Edwardsville,IL,USA
Rittenhouse claims that since age 5 she has been diagnosed with ADHD with hyperactivity as well as dyslexia. At 13 she claims she was diagnosed with Type II ...

1 November 2007

An enigma to be unravelled
Deccan Herald - Bangalore,India
Restoring a childs self esteem is a crucial part of addressing dyslexia and other learning problems. Unlearning the lesson that he is stupid is the most ...

Sound Could Rewire Dyslexic Children's Brains
Wired News - USA
When the sounds changed slowly, the children demonstrated the same neural activation as kids without dyslexia. However, when the sounds changed quickly ...

Studies offers help for dyslexic children
Dartmouth News - Hanover,NH,USA
Some dyslexic children can't read well because their brains don't properly process rapidly changing sound, according to a new study coauthored by a ...

uk's Fastest Growing Video Podcast webtv Site Wins Contract for ...
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA
Produced in association with the Adult Dyslexia Centre (Thames Valley) based in Maidenhead Berkshire England, and funded by the Arts Council of England, ...

Computer-based sound training improves dyslexic children's reading ...
TopNews - Noida,Uttar Pradesh,India
She counts musical training among the possible new ways of treating dyslexia. The researcher used functional MRI imaging (fmri) examine how the brains of 9 ...

Disabilities group to present awards
Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville,KY,USA
Winner William Hogg, a Pikeville High School student, struggled as a child with disabilities including dyslexia, which affects reading and learning skills, ...

31 October 2007

Sound Training Rewires Dyslexic Children's Brains For Reading
Science Daily (press release) - USA
ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2007) — Some children with dyslexia struggle to read because their brains aren't properly wired to process fast-changing sounds, ...

27 October 2007

Welcome campaign to tackle dyslexia
The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
As parents of a 10-year-old dyslexic son, we have encountered inadequacies in understanding the wider implications of dyslexia, early recognition, ...

Conduct Your Comprehensive Tests for Dyslexia
American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA
Dyslexia is a learning disability associated with reading and writing. There are people diagnosed with this disorder early in their lives using ...

26 October 2007

August-born children suffer birthday penalty in school
ic Wales - United Kingdom
Earlier this year a BBC programme showed how he treated his lifelong dyslexia using a controversial brain stimulation programme which involved tying knots ...

25 October 2007

Shoot the Reality: Dyslexia
Headliners - UK
Lyndsey McQuitty says: I chose the topic of dyslexia because you don't hear much about it and I think that it shouldn't be ignored. While doing this project ...

History collection charms new Musser Public Library director
Muscatine Journal - Muscatine,IA,USA
By Cynthia Beaudette of the Muscatine Journal MUSCATINE, Iowa — Rows of books and research materials can be intimidating to a person with dyslexia, ...

Teenager starts chocolate factory
BBC News - UK
A 15-year-old boy with dyslexia has started his own chocolate factory after winning contracts to supply supermarkets. Louis Barnett, from Kinver, Staffs, ...

24 October 2007

Dyslexic lecturer takes university to tribunal
ic Wales - United Kingdom
A MOTHER-of-two claims her employer failed to make reasonable adjustments for her disability of dyslexia, an employment tribunal heard yesterday. ...

Dyslexia: a 'creative force'
CareandHealth (press release) - London,UK
A week of art in Manchester to co-incide with National Dyslexia Awareness Week (November 5-11) plans to celebrate dyslexic artists and explore dyslexia's ...

Technology can help people with dyslexia
ic Wales - United Kingdom
Dyslexia is a life-long difficulty, but its effects can be minimised by targeted literacy intervention, technological support and adaptations to ways of ...

Northside receives WISD honor
Waxahachie Daily Light - Waxahachie,TX,USA
“Our special education department was moved to where the dyslexia classroom was being held. Our dyslexia classroom was moved to reading recovery. ...

ESOL education important for English language learners
Arkansas Traveler (subscription) - Fayetteville,AR,USA
We would no more require a student diagnosed with dyslexia to just get with the program, as we would a student suffering from Down syndrome or some other ...

23 October 2007

Pupils ‘victimised by staff who claim dyslexia doesn’t exist’
The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
Scottish children with dyslexia are being "victimised and abused" by teachers who do not believe the condition exists, campaigners have warned. ...

Free factsheet will help Devon parents get support for their ...
Mid Devon Star - Taunton,England,UK
One in ten children are thought to have dyslexia - with a higher proportion among boys than girls. The factsheet is being produced in advance of national ...

Sweet success for Louis, 15
expressandstar.com - Wolverhampton,England,UK
It tops off a successful 12 months for the youngster who left school at 11 for home tutoring after being diagnosed with dyslexia and has since concentrated ...

Dyslexia no impediment to learning God's word
Seattle Post Intelligencer - USA
GRAHAM: I know I ought to read the Bible, but I'm dyslexic and have always had a great struggle reading, and I'll never be able to tackle it. ...

Championing the fight against dyslexia
Scotland Courier - Dundee,Scotland,UK
Earlier in the day, Sir Jackie paid a visit to Perth High School in his role as president of the Dyslexia Scotland charity. He said that for many years he ...

21 October 2007

Equality Authority to address conference on dyslexia in the workplace
Irish Independent - Dublin,Ireland
Overcoming the challenges of dyslexia in the workplace is the focus of a one-day conference taking place in Dublin today. The Dyslexia Association of ...

Challenging Dyslexia Research
Science Daily (press release) - USA
ScienceDaily (Oct. 20, 2007) — There is disturbingly little discussion and reflection around basic concepts in dyslexia research, says associate professor ...

20 October 2007

Once diagnosed, learning disorder can often be overcome
Billings Gazette - MT, USA
Legare discovered her daughter has dyslexia, a learning disability that makes learning to read, write and spell difficult. Her daughter was diagnosed last ...

READER VIEWS: ON RECYCLING, CONGRESSIONAL APOLOGIES, SYMPHONY ...
The Wichita Eagle - Wichita,KS,USA
Please tell me that Patty Gray, the state's assistant director of special-education services, was misquoted in the article about dyslexia ("Kids try to make ...

Crime and poverty linked to illiteracy
Newton Kansan - Newton,KS,USA
I was asked to attend a recent forum on literacy and the impact of dyslexia. Individuals with dyslexia have difficulties with specific language skills such ...

Private school for children with dyslexia
News 8 Austin - Austin,TX,USA
About one-fifth of Americans has some form of dyslexia, according to the International Dyslexia Association. Many don't even know they have the reading ...

Equality authority expresses disappointment at court decision
Belfast Telegraph - United Kingdom
The equality authority has said it's disappointed at the outcome of a case taken by two Leaving Cert students with dyslexia. The circuit court has decided ...

18 October 2007

Jackie talks Lewis, spygate and dyslexia
Banbury Guardian - Banbury,England,UK
Sir Jackie, 68 - who himself had a difficult time at school because of his dyslexia - said he was impressed Sibford Ferris recognised a third of its pupils ...

Rugby Star Kenny Logan On Strictly Come Dancing
Glasgow Daily Record - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
Providing he's still in the competition, Kenny will be taking a break from practising next month to give a speech in Edinburgh about overcoming his dyslexia ...

17 October 2007

Barbour proposes plan to help some uninsured buy coverage
Biloxi Sun Herald - MS, USA
Among the policy ideas Barbour said he wants to revive is a proposal to screen first-graders for the reading disorder dyslexia. A dyslexia-screening program ...

Identify dyslexic schoolkids early
The Wichita Eagle - Wichita,KS,USA
That's why Kansas schools must do much more to identify kids with dyslexia and get them the help they need to read with confidence. ...

Ministry of Education starts dyslexia programme
Scoop.co.nz - New Zealand
Please find following (and attached) the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand's response to moves across the Tasman this week to label dyslexia a disability ...

School has creative ways to teach dyslexic students
TheNewsTribune.com (subscription) - Tacoma,WA,USA
For these kids, most of whom have a condition called dyslexia, learning in different – and often fun – ways is part of the class. ...

Sir Jackie in pole position to aid dyslexia campaign
Scotsman - United Kingdom
Every high school in the Lothians can get a copy of Dyslexia Scotland's set of 18 booklets and a CD, backed by the Royal Bank of Scotland. ...

16 October 2007

How to help a child with dyslexia
Kansas.com - KS,USA
While lawmakers and advocacy groups discuss dyslexia legislation, there are practical steps parents can take to help their children, says local psychologist ...

Dyslexia a disability for police officer, UK tribunal rules
Canadian Employment Law Today (subscription) - Toronto,ON,Canada
A UK tribunal has ruled dyslexia constitutes a disability which should be accommodated in the professional advancement of a policeman. ...

14 October 2007

Model wants to help out at home
Bradford Telegraph Argus - Bradford,England,UK
Mr Khan, who struggled through school with dyslexia, said he could empathise with these youngsters. He said: "I suffered from dyslexia and teachers at ...

Deaths of mother, girl investigated
The Oregonian - OregonLive.com - Portland,OR,USA
There were no obvious signs of trauma to Laurie A. Recht and her daughter, Rebecca Recht, who had cerebral palsy and dyslexia. The two had been in the news ...

13 October 2007

Eyes on the prize
Scotsman - United Kingdom
It was only long after he had retired from racing that he learnt he had dyslexia, when his elder son, Paul, was diagnosed with the condition - a massive ...

Funds urged for dyslexic resources
Stuff.co.nz - Wellington,New Zealand
However, the Dyslexia Foundation said while it was pleased with the progress the ministry had made, it had to ensure adequate funding was available. ...

Sally Gardner's French revolution
Times Online - UK
The first is that she was born with severe dyslexia, undiagnosed until she was 11. Her father was a QC and an MP and, although her mother — England's second ...

11 October 2007

Could do much better
Greenock Telegraph - Greenock,Scotland,UK
They could have used this money to employ more teachers qualified to teach children with additional support needs, such as dyslexia, or to train teachers. ...

Dyslexia foundation pleased with progress
Scoop.co.nz - New Zealand
The Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand says progress made by the Ministry of Education to address dyslexia in schools is exceeding expectations, ...

9 October 2007

Boys and Girls : Are They Different?
Home Educator's Family Times - Gray,ME,USA
It is also the presumed reason why a larger number of boys rather than girls are diagnosed with dyslexia and learning disability. But need those dyslexia ...

School might leave some behind
Denver Post - Denver,CO,USA
By Joey Bunch Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disabilities, effecting between 10 and 25 percent of school children. Public schools, however ...

6 October 2007

Health Tip: Dyslexia in Adults
U.S. News & World Report - Washington,DC,USA
(HealthDay News) - Dyslexia is a common learning disability in which a person may have difficulty reading, spelling and interpreting words. ...

Damon Hill defends legend Jackie Stewart
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
Mosley labelled Stewart, a lifelong sufferer of dyslexia, "a certified halfwit", and likened him to a Thirties music hall performer during a lunch last ...

3 October 2007

Scotland's Latest Novelist Is Set To Take The World Of Literature ...
Free press releases (press release) - Oxford,UK
Glasgow based novelist Douglas Davidson has overcome dyslexia to produce an outstanding heroic fantasy novel. Child of the Storm, his debut novel was ...

2 October 2007

5K dash to raise awareness of dyslexia set for Roswell
Atlanta Journal Constitution - GA, USA
By JENNIFER HASSER Runners, walkers and children in strollers will gather Saturday at Roswell's Riverside Park for the second annual Dyslexia Dash. ...

AWARD MAY BE A BIG BRAKE FOR CLEVER EDWARD
This is Nottingham - Nottingham,England,UK
Mother Serena Wilson, 45, explained that her son's achievement was all the more impressive because he also had to deal with dyslexia. "I'm so proud of him. ...

30 September 2007

The Breast-Feeding Medical Student Test-Taking Debate
Bostonist - Boston,MA,USA
... over whether or not she is getting special treatment since she is already taking the 9-hour test over two days because she has dyslexia and ADHD. ...

29 September 2007

Finding children at risk for dyslexia
Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville,FL,USA
He looked at all four before pointing to the S. Benjamin chose the right pictures almost every time and is not considered at risk for dyslexia. ...

Stand out student shows great progress
Bridgwater Mercury - Bridgwater,Somerset,UK
By David Hemming A YOUNG Fiddington student with dyslexia has been showing off her achievements after she demonstrated "outstanding" progress in her reading ...

New centre for people with dyslexia
Sussex Express - Lewes,England,UK
Shobha Coutinho from Dyslexia Action said: 'We offer specialist one-to-one support that is designed to meet the needs of the individual and which is ...

Sir Jackie Stewart: Winning is not enough
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
Dyslexia still makes it hard for him to read, but his surroundings spell out a clear message: the "wee" boy from a garage near Dumbarton has done well. ...

Dyslexia a 'weakness in a sea of strengths'
Battle Creek Enquirer - Battle Creek,MI,USA
Emerson Dickman, president of the Baltimore-based International Dyslexia Association, fondly remembers his time in elementary school. ...

MPS Works on Dyslexia Curriculum
WTOK - Meridian,MS,USA
Parents of children in Meridian Public Schools heard from an expert on dyslexia Thursday night. Jackie Mockbee, the dyslexia coordinator for the Mississippi ...

27 September 2007

Through the eyes of a dyslexic
Farmington Daily Times - Farmington,NM,USA
"Some people have an idea that dyslexia is reversing letters, when it is so much more than that," Meeks said. "You and I see ABCDEFG. ...

22 September 2007

FREE DYSLEXIA SCREENING TEST
This is Nottingham - Nottingham,England,UK
Free help is available for Nottingham adults who are, or who think they are, dyslexic or dyspraxic. Nottinghamshire Dyslexia Association is holding an open ...

21 September 2007

Govt launches dyslexia awareness campaign
Ahmedabad Newsline - Ahmedabad,India
PTI Rajkot, September 20 IN view of a large number of school children suffering from dyslexia in Gujarat, the State Education Department has launched a ...

18 September 2007

A new pair of glasses is all it takes to cure Mearles-Irlen Syndrome
Scotsman - United Kingdom
THOUSANDS of children across Scotland struggling to read may have been wrongly diagnosed as having dyslexia when they may be suffering from a condition ...

Walk will raise funds for dyslexic children
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - MO, United States
The 32nd Degree Masonic Learning Center for Children in Belleville is holding its fourth annual walk to help children with dyslexia. ...

Why Ellie now loves her lessons
ic Wales - United Kingdom
AN 11-year-old girl who was tormented by dyslexia is celebrating starting high school after having breakthrough therapy. Ellie Barham hated school because ...

Adult Dyslexia Assessment: Conduct Online Dyslexia Screening at Home
American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA
Dyslexia is a reading and learning disability. Dyslexic people have difficulties in reading, spelling, following instructions, recognizing sequence or ...

14 September 2007

Success Center fosters professional skills
Baylor University The Lariat Online - Waco,TX,USA
Southlake sophomore Marc Link has used the office's services to accommodate for his dyslexia. A typical hour-long reading assignment takes Link three hours ...

Up to 2m Britons 'have undiagnosed dyslexia'
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
By Sarah Womack, Social Affairs Correspondent Up to two million people in Britain have undiagnosed dyslexia and struggle to spell, read and write without ...

Dyslexia: complex medical condition, or myth?
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
By Sarah Womack, Social Affairs Correspondent Dyslexia is a complex condition and the subject of controversy, with some claiming it is being used as a label ...

13 September 2007

Undiagnosed dyslexia
GMTV - UK
The British Dyslexia Association (BDA), amongst other recognised institutes, recognise that up to 10% of Britons are dyslexic, and interestingly the ...

* Teen with dyslexia masters horn at temple
The Post-Standard - Syracuse.com - Syracuse,NY,USA
By Renée K. Gadoua Disabilities make it difficult for 15-year-old Max Raichelson, of DeWitt, to read or write. But when he sounds the shofar, ...

John T. Chambers
Conde Nast Portfolio - New York,NY,USA
Growing up, he struggled with dyslexia but still graduated near the top of his high-school class. Chambers revealed his dyslexia publicly after connecting ...

11 September 2007

'I cried with relief to hear I was dyslexic'
Irish Independent - Dublin,Ireland
FIVE years ago, Derry Ann Morgan was diagnosed with dyslexia. She was assessed and found to have all the signs - she had problems absorbing words when she ...

Magic cure for dyslexia?
Manchester Evening News - Manchester,England,UK
The nine-year-old from Bolton has been following the Dore programme to tackle his severe dyslexia and dyspraxia. The conditions, which are thought to ...

KIPCO Sponsors Dyslexia Awareness Campaign
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco,CA,USA
The campaign - which will include TV, cinema and press advertising - is being run in cooperation with the Masharee Al Khair charity and the Kuwait Dyslexia ...

10 September 2007

Why it's hard for people to learn to read
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia,PA,USA
Proust and the Squid much improves in its third and last section on Wolf's core area of expertise - dyslexia - which occupies her as both researcher and ...

9 September 2007

Dyslexia, at risk hearings
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Tupelo,MS,USA
BY BOBBY HARRISON JACKSON - Mississippi is still working on a consistent screening process to identify students with dyslexia, but legislators say the state ...

6 September 2007

Researchers Find Possible Key to Overcoming Dyslexia
Associated Content - Denver,CO,USA
This research shows that it is a key in overcoming dyslexia. They used the analogy of dyslexia being like an orchestra trying to play with a conductor who ...

Coleman accepts challenges
Long Beach Press-Telegram - Long Beach,CA,USA
He had to have it when he found out at age 10 that he had dyslexia, a reading disability that affects how the brain processes written and/or verbal language ...

Educational Task Force Hearing seeks improved outcomes for students
Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson,MS,USA
One may struggle with a learning disability like dyslexia, another may love to read but he doesn't have any books of his own at home, another may have had ...

Tom Cruise
People Magazine - USA
He now belongs to the Church of Scientology, which he believes helped him overcome dyslexia. His divorce from Nicole Kidman drew attention, but not nearly ...

5 September 2007

Overcoming Dyslexia: Timing Of 'Connections' In Brain Is Key
Science Daily (press release) - USA
However, once the children with dyslexia received a three-week instructional program, their patterns of functional brain connectivity normalized and were ...

3 September 2007

Italians develop new neurological test for dyslexia
Earthtimes.org - USA
Rome - Scientists have produced a new test for the early diagnosis of developmental dyslexia - a severe dysfunction of the ability to read and write. ...

2 September 2007

The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
Washington Post - United States
In the second half of the book, Wolf examines the reading difficulties generally subsumed under the term dyslexia. We learn that one of her sons suffers ...

30 August 2007

CRAFTY TRACY TURNED DYSLEXIA INTO AN ART FORM
Lincolnshire Echo - Lincoln,England,UK
Crafty cardmaker Tracy Creed is another entrepreneur who proves that you can enjoy success, despite the challenges of dyslexia. Mrs Creed, from Sleaford ...

LD CORNER
Deccan Herald - Bangalore,India
Ms Susan Hall, who has served on the IDA National Board of Directors is an authority on dyslexia. According to her, there are definite research conclusions ...

Drug-Free Treatment Centre for Dyslexia, ADHD Open
Scoop.co.nz - New Zealand
A drug-free treatment clinic for people suffering from learning difficulties has opened in Wellington. The first Dore Centre was established 8 years ago in ...

27 August 2007

Health First: Back to School
Opinion250 News - Prince George,British Columbia,Canada
Research shows significant benefits from fatty acid supplement for children with behavioural problems and dyslexia. The results were published in Progress ...

26 August 2007

Dyslexic Boy Scout gets A's for community service
Pawtucket Times - Pawtucket,RI,USA
Not long after, the youngster was diagnosed with a severe form of dyslexia. "When we found out, I flatly rejected it," Chris said. "I didn't accept it. ...

'Fonz' writes about his life to get kids to read
DetNews.com - Detroit,MI,USA
That's when I realized I had dyslexia. When my agent told me I should write about my life, I said, "I can't do that. I'm stupid." Q. If you could rewind, ...

Testing Three Rs Could Land Bosses in the Dock
TrainingZone.co.uk - Bristol,UK
The warning follows a landmark case which ruled mild forms of dyslexia to be considered as a disability. In July, Chief Inspector David Paterson won his ...

Pals in the swim to help charity
Cambridge Evening News - Cambridge,England,UK
FOUR nine-year-olds are aiming to swim a mile to raise cash and an awareness of dyslexia. The idea was the brainchild of Ciaran Carolan who was diagnosed ...

25 August 2007

The Deepings School: GCSE results
Stamford Mercury - Stamford,England,UK
Scott Downie, from Baston, battled with his dyslexia to record an excellent set of results and was particularly pleased to get an A*, an A, ...

RECRUITMENT TESTS
Recruiter Magazine - London,UK
The recent court case which ruled that mild dyslexia should be considered a disability reinforced these fears. If a candidates chance of winning a position ...

Living and Learning With Dyslexia
KELOLAND TV - Sioux Falls,SD,USA
That's because over 10 million children in America have dyslexia - a neurological learning disability. It's not only something that's hard to detect, ...

23 August 2007

Dyslexia means that chief inspector of police is disabled
Times Online - UK
MR JUSTICE ELIAS said the claimant had discovered in 2004 that he suffered from dyslexia. He alleged that he was disabled and had been discriminated against ...

22 August 2007

Help for children with dyslexia
Bridgwater Mercury - Bridgwater,Somerset,UK
By Phil Hill HUNDREDS of Somerset children could be losing out because they are not diagnosed with dyslexia until too late, a county-based specialist claims ...

Musician paralyzed in balcony fall
Boston Herald - United States
By Dan McDonald/ MetroWest Daily News As a child with dyslexia, he struggled with understanding the written word, but more than made up for it with his ...

Give little girl help, plea
ic Coventry - Coventry,UK
By Sinead Keller FORMER special needs pupil Antony Cash has hit out at the city council over its refusal to send a little girl with autism and dyslexia to a ...

21 August 2007

Weekly dilemma: Dyslexia
PersonnelToday.com - UK
The recent case of Paterson v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis has confirmed that dyslexia can be a disability under the Disability Discrimination ...

20 August 2007

Parent Doctor
The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
I think your child has dyslexia. Our son went through his entire primary school with the same problem. We kept telling his teachers, one after the other, ...

18 August 2007

Princess Beatrice's A-level success
Monsters and Critics.com - Glasgow,UK
Beatrice, who suffers from dyslexia, attended Berkshire's St George's School in Ascot, where she was head girl. The princess is taking a gap year to spend ...

Brain & behaviour: The language barrier
Times Educational Supplement - London,England,UK
Why do Italians with dyslexia have an inbuilt advantage compared with English children? Usha Goswami explains Does dyslexia really exist? Of course. ...

Twins separated by the lottery of college selection
Daily Mail - UK
The 19-year-old, who has battled with dyslexia, was awarded an A in drama and Bs in history and film studies. Her sister, Princess Eugenie, 17, ...

17 August 2007

EDITORIAL:High-priority education
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Tupelo,MS,USA
The task force was set up by House Bill 238 in the 2007 regular session to study "at-risk students, dyslexia and other related diagnosable learning ...

A -level joy for WAGs and royalty
Daily Mail - UK
Meanwhie, the Queen's 19-year-old granddaughter, who suffers from dyslexia, scored an A in drama and Bs in history and film studies. ...

ABC`s Four Corners program cites Learning Breakthrough
Antara (press release) - Antara,Indonesia
Palm Beach, Fla., (ANTARA News/PRNewswire-AsiaNet) - ABC's popular Four Corners report recently focused on a controversial therapy for Dyslexia and ADD/ADHD ...

Bea gets an A... And two Bs
The Sun - London,UK
The Queen's 19-year-old granddaughter, who suffers from dyslexia, scored an A in drama and Bs in history and film studies. She achieved higher grades than ...

Unique mind
Vancouver North Shore Outlook - Vancouver,British Columbia,Canada
Both have dyslexia. And both have overcome the learning difference to achieve success. Wilson, a recent Collingwood graduate, was diagnosed with dyslexia ...

15 August 2007

News brief: A model method: Children 'shape' word definitions in ...
Children Now - London,UK
Using modelling clay, children with dyslexia model the definition of words so they can create an image in their heads of what it means, a method used by ...

Ambit Of Disabilities Act May Be Widened
NEWSPost India - New Delhi,Delhi,India
Tuesday 14th of August 2007 The ambit of the Persons with Disabilities Act should be widened to include people with autism, dyslexia and other handicaps and ...

Mindfit: innovative brain exercise game for adults
Gizmag - Victoria,Australia
A Channel 4 TV documentary ('The Dyslexia Myth'), presenting findings from over 600 research studies, concluded that as many as one in three children have ...

14 August 2007

Italian Priest Gives Hope to Korea's Dyslexics
Chosun Ilbo - Seoul,South Korea
Recently Vincenzo has also been tacking the problem of dyslexia. "I didn't know I was dyslexic when I was a kid," he says. "It took me several more hours to ...

11 August 2007

Celebs jockey for a spot on the 'Street'
USA Today - USA
"I have a mild form of dyslexia, and I had a reading problem. So for me, Sesame Street was vital," says Cooper, 40. "Beyond what I learned in terms of ABC's ...

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mediabistro.com - New York,NY,USA
Meanwhile, Anderson Cooper is scheduled for a guest appearance on October 16: ""I have a mild form of dyslexia, and I had a reading problem. ...

10 August 2007

Training to help dyslexic kids
The Nation Newspaper - Bridgetown,St. Michael,Barbados
T HE CARIBBEAN DYSLEXIA CENTRE (CDC) has introduced an international training programme aimed at helping children to overcome the problem at an early age. ...

5 August 2007

New dyslexia employers' guide from BDA
Diversity News - Bradford,West Yorkshire,UK
The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has announced that it will launch a new guide and code of practice for employers this September. ...

2 August 2007

Seeing stars
The Voice - UK
"I was not considered very bright at all because I had dyslexia and when I first told my teachers, they sort of looked at me and shook their heads and said ...

Bungee jump for charity
Yeovil Express - Yeovil,Somerset,UK
... to enable them to take part in the Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge and to go on residential courses, and to also raise money for the Dyslexia Bursary Fund. ...

31 July 2007

In shear delight
Wilson Daily Times (subscription) - Wilson,NC,USA
When Smith was growing up in Beaufort and attending high school, he went undiagnosed as suffering from dyslexia. "At the time people didn't even know what ...

New school to offer 'hope' to dyslexic students
Press of Atlantic City - Atlantic City,NJ,USA
Emily suffers from dyslexia, a hereditary learning disability that makes it hard for her to match printed letters with sounds, read with ease or recall ...

29 July 2007

COMMENTARY: THE WEEKEND INTERVIEW
Wall Street Journal - USA
Mr. Schwab's entrepreneurial success is all the more remarkable because he suffers from dyslexia. How did he do in school? "Man, I struggled. ...

Centre offers hope for dyslexia sufferers
Lancashire Evening Post - Preston,England,UK
By Aasma Day People in Lancashire who have dyslexia will be thrown a lifeline when a new centre opens its doors in Preston. The centre, run by Chorley-based ...

Mild dyslexia can be a disability, Employment Appeal Tribunal has ...
Workplace Law Network (subscription) - Cambridge,UK
A Metropolitan Police officer had his mild dyslexia recognised as a disability in a legal test case. Chief Inspector David Paterson won a ruling from the ...

28 July 2007

Disability question turns on employee's, not others', abilities
Out-Law.com - London,England,UK
The ruling was given in the case of a senior policeman who requested extra time in examinations because he said his dyslexia was a disability. ...

Dyslexia to be addressed by Ministry of Education
Sun St.Kitts/Nevis - St. Kitts and Nevis
Dyslexia, derived from a Greek word, "dys" which means poor or inadequate and "lexis" which means words or language, is described as "any of various reading ...

Adam's hair raising effort
Lynn News - King's Lynn,Norfolk,UK
Adam (14), a pupil at Lynn's King Edward VII school, had his hair chopped off recently deciding to be sponsored to help those with dyslexia, like himself, ...

27 July 2007

A Fresh Canvas,Post-Retirement For John Russo
Wave of Long Island (subscription) - Rockaway,NY,USA
Despite enduring three heart attacks, asthma and slight dyslexia, he also managed a place on the honor roll at Kingsborough Community College, ...

Chicago-born pizza comes to Modesto
Modesto Bee - Modesto,CA,USA
What it does: Reading Solutions specializes in dyslexia testing and reading remediation services. It also offers educational and academic assessments that ...

Challenge to Equality Tribunal ruling over dyslexia
Irish Independent - Dublin,Ireland
By Shane Hickey A WOMAN with dyslexia was "extremely embarrassed" when she found her Leaving Certificate results contained notes pointing to her learning ...

26 July 2007

Reward for St Joseph's
Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News - Burnham,Somerset,UK
By David Hemming ST JOSEPH'S School in Burnham has joined an important list this week, after being awarded dyslexia friendly status. ...

Diffley prospering at Virginia prep
New York Daily News - New York,NY,USA
In grammar school, he had been diagnosed with a mild form of dyslexia. "Considering how much attention is paid to writing there, I had some concerns," Jack ...

police inspector wins ruling he is disabled
Times Online - UK
A Metropolitan Police officer has won a test legal victory that dyslexia is a disability in the eyes of the law. Chief Inspector David Paterson - who gained ...

25 July 2007

Policeman's dyslexia ruled a disability
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
By John Steele, Crime Correspondent A police inspector who claims he was discriminated against when taking promotion exams because he suffers from dyslexia ...

Puzzling out dyslexia
Contra Costa Times - Walnut Creek,CA,USA
Emily suffers from dyslexia, a congenital learning disability that makes it hard for her to match printed letters with sounds, read with ease or recall ...

24 July 2007

Dealing with dyslexia
The Brunei Times - Bandar,Brunei,Brunei Darussalam
!Statistics show five to 15 per cent of school-going children experience specific learning disability called dyslexia (dys means difficulty and lexia means ...

£100K kit to test reading problems
Cambridge Evening News - Cambridge,England,UK
... working with specialists from Anglia Ruskin University's psychology department on the £100000 project which will make it easier to diagnose dyslexia. ...

How would you rate your command of the English language?
Lawrence Journal World - Lawrence,KS,USA
I'ma college graduate, but I wasn't an English major." "I'd say a bit above average. I have dyslexia, but it doesn't really hold me back."

23 July 2007

Fast forward for slow learners
The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Hundreds of Australian children with reading and language difficulties, including some with autism, attention deficit disorder and dyslexia, have been ...

Search for the centre of attention The eyes have it
The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
Then there is the debate about the cause of dyslexia, whether it is an auditory, visual or a more general problem. Professor Vidyasagar says there is very ...

Miss Cleveland competed at Miss Tenn. pageant
Cleveland Daily Banner - Cleveland,TN,USA
Roe also raised funds for Dyslexia Awareness, which has been her platform in the Miss Tennessee program. "My brother and I had dyslexia. ...

Dyslexic students learn to communicate with cameras
Kentucky.com - Lexington,KY,USA
There were 13 students during a recent class at the school in Knott County that specializes in teaching children with dyslexia. ...

Taunton's 'Dyslexia Friendly' schools
Sommerset County Gazette - Taunton,England,UK
They were among nine schools countywide to be awarded Dyslexia Friendly School status by Somerset County Council. Kingston St Mary and Cheddon Fitzpaine ...

22 July 2007

Rewiring the brain
Indian Express - New Delhi,India
Circuits too sluggish to perceive some speech sounds (staccato ones such as the sound of "d" or "p") can be trained to do so, helping kids overcome dyslexia ...

Teachers Complete Second Component of Reading Recovery Programme
SKNVibes.com - Basseterre,St. Kitts and Nevis
Basseterre, St. Kitts (July 17, 2007): Sixteen teachers who successfully completed a learning recovery course to help children with dyslexia cope in the ...

A picture's worth ...
Kentucky.com - Lexington,KY,USA
Tucked away in the mountains of Knott County is a portrait of opportunity for students with dyslexia. A summer program at the Hindman Settlement School, ...

21 July 2007

How We Know Where Our Lost Keys Are
Scientific American - USA
The findings could one day be used to better diagnose and treat disorders such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia. ...

Self-help talk by rugby star
Scotsman - United Kingdom
RUGBY star Kenny Logan will tell an Edinburgh audience how he conquered his dyslexia thanks to a new treatment. The former Scotland international hopes to ...

20 July 2007

Brits help out Dyslexia Centre
The Nation Newspaper - Bridgetown,St. Michael,Barbados
TWENTY-TWO teachers will benefit from a cheque presented to the Caribbean Dyslexia Centre from The British Women's Club. President of the British Women's ...

18 July 2007

Study looks at listening and comprehension
Science Daily (press release) - USA
full article Dyslexia -- Developmental dyslexia is a condition or learning disability which causes difficulty with reading and writing. ...

A picture's worth ...
Kentucky.com - Lexington,KY,USA
By Christopher M. Pate Tucked away in the mountains of Knott County is a portrait of opportunity for students with dyslexia. A summer program at the Hindman ...

More time granted to quiz triple murder suspect
4ni.co.uk - UK
She had just completed her A-Levels and had won a scholarship to study law at the University of Manchester. Fred had dyslexia and attended a special school, ...

16 July 2007

BI What's New
Diverse - Fairfax,VA,USA
The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga will soon be getting a new endowed professorship to help students with dyslexia and other learning disorders. ...

What Aids Are Available for Dyslexic Students?
WRAL.com - Raleigh,NC,USA
Do you know of any aids for a student with dyslexia? A: I contacted Johnston County Schools about your question. They suggest that you speak with your ...

GINNY MILLER:Response to dyslexia series means this story's far ...
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Tupelo,MS,USA
In 15 months, no single story I've written for the Daily Journal has generated a response as tremendous as that of the three-part dyslexia series I wrote in ...

15 July 2007

Education shortfall turning dyslexics to crime - school boss
Bridgwater Mercury - Bridgwater,Somerset,UK
By Simon Angear BRITAIN'S education system is failing people with dyslexia, plunging many sufferers into a life of crime, the chairman of a specialist ...

12 July 2007

Helping children with dyslexia
Widnes and Runcorn World - UK
The British Dyslexia Association recognises dyslexia friendly local education authorities with its quality mark scheme. By the end of the summer term 310 ...

Interview With A Reading Coach: The Truth About Dyslexia
American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA
BDP: You said "reading inability"--is that synonymous with dyslexia? I've been wondering about the terms used in Canada. When these children come to you, ...

One grant, 10 years of Jemicy scholarships
Towson Times - Towson,MD,USA
by Diana Bae The Jemicy School for students with dyslexia and language-based learning disorders recently received a $367000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke ...

11 July 2007

Shud Inglish spelling be simplifeyed?
DollyMix - London,UK
People with learning difficulties such as dyslexia may find it a struggle but I know quite a few who have won the battle anyway; one was diagnosed with ...

9 July 2007

New law requires disability tests
Biloxi Sun Herald - MS, USA
AP Mississippi schools could have mandated screening available in 2008-09 to test young students for learning disabilities such as dyslexia. ...

Artist-in-residence (well, downstairs)
Boston Globe - United States
The artist, who describes himself as having severe dyslexia, graduated from Lawrence High School in 1969 near the bottom of his class rankings. ...

8 July 2007

Sobering education statistics for Mississippi
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Tupelo,MS,USA
Indeed, the committee also is looking at the issue of dyslexia and early childhood education. Milam said as many as 15-20 percent of Mississippi's nearly ...

Awareness of Asperger's syndrome
Stuff.co.nz - Wellington,New Zealand
Dyslexia alone would be bad enough (but I think about 10 per cent of the population have it to some degree). Right now, though, I'm still trying to get my ...

Doctor feelgood
Scotsman - United Kingdom
Answer Diagnosing dyslexia is beyond the scope of general practice, and is more the territory of the specialist. It's complex, and diagnosis hinges on ...

Louis' sweet deal on chocs
Express & Star - Wolverhampton,West Midlands,UK
Louis left school at 11 for home tutoring after being diagnosed with dyslexia and has since concentrated on gaining qualifications in chocolate making. ...

6 July 2007

Funding needed to detect Miss. students with learning disabilities
WMC-TV - Memphis,TN,USA
The state Department of Education will develop screening materials to help schools identify students with dyslexia and other related disabilities. ...

Dyslexia numbers rising
Daily Times - Lahore,Pakistan
Dyslexia may be a genetic disorder, characterized by an abnormal pattern of brain tissues. Children with the disorder should be enrolled in special remedial ...

Screening may become norm
Jackson Clarion Ledger - Jackson,MS,USA
By Rebecca Helmes Mississippi schools could have mandated screening available in 2008-09 to test young students for learning disabilities such as dyslexia. ...

Dyslexia-ffriendly primary school
Devon 24 - UK
APPLEDORE School has won a prestigious award for the way it helps pupils develop their literacy and its support for children with dyslexia. ...

5 July 2007

Kids And Health: Learning disorders
Seattle Post Intelligencer - USA
Dyslexia: An impairment in the brain's ability to translate written images into meaningful language. Dyslexia does not have anything to do with a child's ...

4 July 2007

Students With Dyslexia Have Special Needs When It Comes To Reading
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA
Reading Upgrade V2 uses new methods to teach students and adults with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 3, 2007 -- Based ...

Juggling for a balanced mind
The Argus.co.uk - Brighton,UK
Each of them has struggled with severe forms of dyslexia. Ms Reed said results were already beginning to show. She said: "Although it is difficult for the ...

Intellectual dyslexia; "junk social science" silences critics and ...
renewamerica.us - Washington,DC,USA
THE SOVIET GULAG WAS "A COUNTRY WITHIN A COUNTRY," says Anne Applebaum, "almost a separate civilization." ["GULAG, A HISTORY] America has its own version of ...

2 July 2007

Adult Dyslexia Testing: Why You Need to Get an Adult Dyslexia Testing
American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA
Dyslexia is now a recognized condition and people who suffered reading and learning disability can now put a name to it. If adult dyslexia testing was ...

Homeless to homeowner
Nation News - Bridgetown,St. Michael,Barbados
He was already a below average student struggling with dyslexia and low self-esteem. A teenager with no certificates or qualifications didn't have many ...

1 July 2007

Mother practices 'spiritual parenting'
Boston Globe - United States
By Rich Barlow | June 30, 2007 For several years, Tyler Grenzeback slid toward depression as he struggled with dyslexia. Then he plunged headlong into ...

Dyslexia: Learning to Learn
Baltimore Times - Baltimore,MD,USA
by Jayne Matthews Three years ago, the Baltimore-based Abell Foundation released a report stating that undiagnosed dyslexia is one of the biggest barriers ...

Let NHS Direct Speak To You! Website Content In Audio Form, UK
Medical News Today (press release) - UK
... over 1 million people with learning difficulties (source: The Cabinet Office), an estimated 6% of the population with severe dyslexia (source: Dyslexia ...

29 June 2007

Chambers and the philosphy of law
NetworkWorld.com - Southborough,MA,USA
Womack draws a picture of a man who overcame the drawbacks of his dyslexia to find success as a salesman at IBM and then later at Wang Laboratories, ...

Leaders & Success
Investor's Business Daily (subscription) - USA
Chambers suffered from dyslexia, crippling his reading abilities and damaging his confidence. "There's nothing harder on you than when people come around ...

27 June 2007

Legislator works on dyslexia
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Tupelo,MS,USA
BY GINNY MILLER TUPELO - Concerned parents call Brian Aldridge every day about dyslexia, but the reading disorder already is close to his heart. ...

Do colleges prepare teachers for dyslexic students?
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Tupelo,MS,USA
By Ginny Miller TUPELO - Helen Pitts is convinced more children with dyslexia could be helped if teachers were better trained to deal with the reading ...

26 June 2007

Failing to identify students with learning challenges short ...
Houston Chronicle - United States
Yet, the Chronicle reported June 18, only 256 of HISD's 200000 students were enrolled in a required program to treat dyslexia, a disability that affects ...

25 June 2007

EDITORIAL: Dyslexia funding
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Tupelo,MS,USA
Thousands of Mississippi school children have a learning disability, dyslexia, that for decades has been a source of both medical mystery and personal ...

24 June 2007

Book about experiences of dyslexic academics and artists is published
HULIQ - Hickory,NC,USA
Cascade - creativity across science, art, dyslexia, education has 15 papers on a wide variety of themes, including Celebrating Dyslexia, Maths and Music; ...

Dividing education's haves from have-nots
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
"All her school reports came home saying she must concentrate more, or she must try harder, but they all missed the fact that she had dyslexia. ...

PRS Appoints New Head Of School
Strugglingteens.com (press release) - Bonners Ferry,ID,USA
Dana, who was chosen from a field of over 17 candidates, is a nationally recognized educator of, and authority on, students with dyslexia. ...

23 June 2007

Dad claims son no longer suffers from outbursts
Greenville Herald-Banner - Greenville,TX,USA
... in Ward threatening to file a $28 million lawsuit against the district over the implementation of a program to address his son's alleged dyslexia. ...

Identifying Dyslexia: A key to academic success
Baltimore Times - Baltimore,MD,USA
It did not identify whether any of the students had a learning disability such as dyslexia. However, if we accept the findings of a number of researchers ...

20 June 2007

Adult Dyslexia Signs and Symptoms: How to Know if You are ...
American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA
Dyslexia is becoming an eye opener now because people are more aware of the condition they have and willing to subject themselves to adult dyslexia test and ...

Early extra education gives children a chance
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Tupelo,MS,USA
"It is a program set up to help kids with dyslexia, ADD and several types of reading problems," Cowsert said. Through their Foundations Learning Center, ...

GDSG Flag Day
gibfocus.gi - Gibraltar
by S Byrne The Gibraltar Dyslexia Support Group (GDSG) will be holding it's annual Flag Day on FRIDAY 13th JULY 2007. Last year it raised £1500 pounds, ...

Therapy for abuse victims
Gulf Daily News - Manama,Bahrain
The programme is also aimed at children who have learning or behavioural difficulties such as dyslexia, or attention deficit disorder (ADD). ...

Dyslexia-friendly mark for council
Halifax Today - UK
Schools are trained and supported to include dyslexia-friendly approaches. The council's cabinet member for children and young people, Craig Whittaker, ...

PG company helps deslixics on a new level
Daily Herald - Provo,UT,USA
Included in a group with the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Cruise and Jay Leno, the 13-year-old will soon be able to say he has his dyslexia under control. ...

19 June 2007

Schools fail to meet law on dyslexia
Houston Chronicle - United States
By JENNIFER RADCLIFFE Children should be evaluated for dyslexia if several of these characteristics persist over time and interfere with learning. ...

A big lesson from real life
Economic Times - India
Dyslexia is a learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to recognise and comprehend written words. It explained why he used to see printed words ...

Eight Area Women Vying To Succeed Blaire Pancake As Miss Tennessee
The Chattanoogan - Chattanooga,TN,USA
Jaclyn Roe was diagnosed with dyslexia in the fifth grade, a learning disability that affects comprehension and is often misinterpreted for laziness. ...

18 June 2007

Province buys laptops for students with dyslexia
ChronicleHerald.ca - Halifax,Nova Scotia,Canada
FREDERICTON (CP) -- The New Brunswick government is spending $175000 to purchase laptops for students with dyslexia. Education Minister Kelly Lamrock says ...

16 June 2007

Aimee's fired up by New York triumph
ic Coventry - Coventry,UK
Aimee has hit the heights after overcoming dyslexia and ME, which causes severe and debilitating fatigue, for which she was diagnosed when she was 13. ...

OZZY OSBOURNE: 'I Should Be Dead A Thousand Times' - June 15, 2007
Blabbermouth.net - White Plains,NY,USA
"When I was at school they never understood what dyslexia was, and I'm terribly dyslexic. I start reading a book and I'm reading a line backwards, ...

15 June 2007

New device for dyslexics converts text to speech
BJHC.co.uk - Weybridge,Surrey,UK
A new device for people with dyslexia and other reading and writing difficulties -- that can read text out loud -- was launched in April. ...

13 June 2007

SQA to allow dyslexic students PCs in exams after trial success
The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
Children with dyslexia in Scottish schools will be able to sit electronic exams rather than the traditional paper version after a successful pilot scheme. ...

New power bid over special needs
BBC News - UK
Caroline Keane set up the charity Dyslexia Wales after her children - now aged 17 and 19 - were diagnosed with the condition. Ms Keane said she tried to get ...

With a little effort, learning difficulties can be solved
Hindu - Chennai,India
Several schools in the city are beginning to realise that early intervention can help children with dyslexia (reading, writing difficulties) or dyscalculia ...
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Language barrier
Hutchinson News - Hutchinson,KS,USA
Kasey has been identified with dyslexia, a language-based learning disability. The term refers to a cluster of symptoms, most particularly resulting in ...

12 June 2007

Francophone schools get 100 laptops for dyslexic students
CBC New Brunswick - New Brunswick,Canada
New Brunswick's government is giving francophone schools 100 laptops for children with dyslexia this fall as part of $10 million being spent to improve ...

6 June 2007

Private tutoring is becoming more popular as children struggle to ...
openPR (press release) - Hamburg,Germany
He has received specialist training in dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder and is very sensitive to children's educational difficulties. ...

Does dyslexia exist - or is it just an excuse?
Worcester News - Worcester,UK
THE number of children being diagnosed with dyslexia is constantly on the increase. It is estimated that about four per cent of the UK's population now ...

5 June 2007

The great achiever
NW Evening Mail - Barrow-in-Furness,Lake District,UK
A DALTON man who suffered from dyslexia and diabetes was judged top achiever out of 12000, winning a national honour. ...

Mika: Music saved me
Virgin Media - UK
Mika moved to the UK when he was nine years old - and he has admitted that he was bullied at school and had problems with dyslexia. ...

Numb to Numbers
New Haven Register (subscription) - New Haven,CT,USA
But others -- perhaps 6 percent of the population -- have a fundamental difficulty carrying calculations much the same way that people with dyslexia find ...

Dyslexia - a very real problem
Edinburgh Evening News - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
I WOULD strongly dispute claims by Professor Julian Elliott that dyslexia does not exist. To the half million people dyslexia affects in Scotland, ...

4 June 2007

The Ukay isn't fit for this hero
Daily Mail - UK
Like its equally suspect cousin 'ADHD', dyslexia is a symptom of a society in trouble and an education system wrecked by liberals. ...

3 June 2007

Sir Jackie hopes DVD will raise dyslexia awareness
The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
Racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart said yesterday he hoped new teaching would help increase awareness of dyslexia and prevent sufferers "being left in the ...

Racing star launches dyslexia DVD
Berwickshire Today - Berwick-Upon-Tweed,England,UK
Racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart said he hoped a new DVD would help increase awareness of dyslexia and prevent sufferers "being left in the dustbin of life" ...

What can we read into claims on dyslexia?
The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
Once again dyslexia has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Professor Julian Elliott, an educational psychologist at Durham University, ...

2 June 2007

Diary of a madman
The Standard - Hong Kong
On reflection, he traces it back to childhood dyslexia. "I've always been in fear, always blamed myself for situations that have got nothing to do with me. ...

Children with learning difficulties who receive private lessons at ...
24-7PressRelease.com (press release) - USA
Tutors work with children of all nationalities, anywhere in the world, who suffer from dyslexia or learning difficulties, or children who need to be ...

Why Welsh is easier for dyslexic children
ic Wales - Cardiff,UK
In a session on bilingual teaching and dyslexia, people involved in research in Wales and abroad will be able to exchange information. ...

1 June 2007

MOTOR racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart yesterday slammed an ...
Glasgow Daily Record - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
Professor Julian Elliot had said dyslexia was used as a cover for parents who don't want their children labelled as thick, lazy or stupid. ...

Experimental subjects
Economist - UK
Much of the research concerns learning deficits, such as dyslexia and its numerical analogue, dyscalculia. If the roots of such conditions were understood, ...

MP paves the way for curriculum changes
Sommerset County Gazette - Taunton,England,UK
It is now thought likely that the new Dyslexia Parliamentary Group could trigger changes to school curricula across the country after it caught the ...

Dyslexia 'an excuse for dumb kids'
Daily Telegraph - Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
DYSLEXIA is a social fig leaf used by middle-class parents who fear their children will be labelled as low achievers, a professor has claimed. ...

31 May 2007

Dyslexia is just a way to hide stupidity
Electric New Paper - Singapore,Singapore
However, according to Professor Julian Elliott, of UK's Durham University, dyslexia is 'just a middle-class way to hide stupidity', reported The Daily Mail. ...

Legend backs dyslexia DVD
Scotsman - Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
SIR Jackie Stewart, the motor-racing legend, yesterday said he hoped a new DVD would help to increase awareness of dyslexia and prevent sufferers "being ...

More dyslexia cases in higher ed
Expatica Belguim - Belgium
BRUSSEL - An increasing number of students in higher education are struggling with dyslexia. An estimated 4000 students at Flemish colleges and universities ...

Dyslexia has gone to Potsie
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - West Covina,CA,USA
During his tour hundreds of kids and their parents gathered to listen to the author of the "Hank Zipzer" series speak about his experiences with dyslexia, ...

30 May 2007

Dyslexia myth?
GMTV - UK
Dyslexia is a term used by parents worried their children's reading problems will leave them considered "lazy, thick or stupid," a top educational ...

Wheels put in motion on £2m. redevelopment
Guernsey Press and Star - Vale,Guernsey,UK
And, of course, the Dyslexia Centre has been here some 30-odd years.' In addition, many sports also use the venue. Cricket, rugby, football and netball are ...

Actor-author Winkler turns tables on dyslexia
Inside Bay Area - Oakland,CA,USA
Q. People often think of dyslexia as reversed letters, but it's more than that, right? A. It affects math, it affected science, it affected history. ...

29 May 2007

Fury at claims that dyslexia is 'just an excuse for parents'
The Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
An academic was yesterday dismissed as belonging "to the flat-earth society" after he again questioned the existence of dyslexia. ...

MP calls for action after dyslexia study
East Anglian Daily Times - Suffolk,England,UK
WORK carried out in an Essex Prison has shown that more than 50% of its inmates suffer from dyslexia - prompting an MP to call for better support after ...

26 May 2007

Disability film fest focuses on achievers
Oakland Tribune - Oakland,CA,USA
Ben Foss, the other local filmmaker in the festival, chose a subject close to home, dyslexia. Foss was identified as having dyslexia when he was 8. ...

25 May 2007

33 more schools to support students with special needs
Channel News Asia - Singapore
SINGAPORE: More mainstream schools will soon be able to cater to students with special needs such as mild to moderate dyslexia and autism. ...

The DDA covers other 'less obvious disabilities' which can go ...
Workplace Law Network (subscription) - Cambridge,UK
Dyslexia is also specifically covered under the broad category of a disability which affects "memory, or ability to concentrate, learn or understand". ...

Head of the glass to head of the class
The Gloucester County Times - Woodbury,NJ,USA
Stankard's address underscored the challenges he faced as a young man because of dyslexia and the value he has placed on art and education to help him ...

24 May 2007

Cleaner sweeps up award in Adult Learners' Week
FEnews.co.uk - London,UK
A Brighton dad has been presented with an award for overcoming his dyslexia and returning to the world of learning. Declan MacIntyre, who works at cityclean ...

Ents24 Chats To Nigel Clark
Ents24 - UK
Most of the kids are excluded from mainstream education due to ADHD, dyslexia and a host of other problems. I understand a lot of the kids' needs, ...

Actor conquers dyslexia
News & Observer - Raleigh,NC,USA
Winkler chatted by phone about his life with dyslexia -- he was already a big star on the long-running "Happy Days" series when he found out he had a ...

Senate Revives Education Bills That Died In House
Tyler Morning Telegraph - Tyler,TX,USA
Among the added bills were a teacher training proposal and a licensing procedure for dyslexia practitioners and therapists.

23 May 2007

Unique among her peers
Ocala.com - Ocala,FL,USA
Through 13 years - despite the learning challenges of dyslexia and the occasional stomach virus - the young woman never missed a day of school. ...

22 May 2007

A fragile childhood, a life in glass
Attleboro Sun Chronicle - Attleboro,MA,USA
"I was educated at a time when little was known about learning problems, and my 14 years in school was distorted by undiagnosed dyslexia," he said. ...

Dyslexia brings together professor, Korean student
Sacramento State University - Sacramento,CA,USA
Since then she’s become not only Lim’s guardian, but a surrogate parent, helping to diagnose Ki-Tack with dyslexia and bringing him to the United States to ...

How Kath fought her fears . . .
Mansfield Chad - Mansfield,England,UK
It was my youngest child's teacher who actually diagnosed my dyslexia," said Kath. "I knew I had to address it in order to get work in the future as well as ...

Muskogee library to offer learning opportunities
Muskogee Daily Phoenix - Muskogee,OK,USA
Dyslexia is diagnosed when mental retardation, inadequate schooling, poor vision, or a hearing defect cannot explain reading problems. ...

20 May 2007

Ozzy Osbourne blames Dyslexia for his addiction to alcohol
Showbiz Spy - Guildford,Surrey,UK
Former hell-raising rocker, Ozzy Osbourne, who claims that he’s been clean and sober for two years, says that he started drinking because he struggled to ...

19 May 2007

Government launches dyslexia project
4RFV - Belfast,Ireland
The government has launched a new project, which aims to ensure that children with dyslexia get the support they need at school. ...

Author Winkler turned the tables on dyslexia
Seattle Post Intelligencer - Seattle,WA,USA
He chatted by phone about his life with dyslexia -- he was already a big star on the long-running "Happy Days" series when he found out he had a learning ...

Mapping a different path to success
Dallas Morning News (subscription) - TX,USA
In 1965, public schoolchildren were just beginning to be diagnosed with dyslexia. Dr. Pickering was asked to start a program for them in her school district ...

18 May 2007

Dyslexia Action member wins award
Craegmoor News (press release) - UK
Mr Binney joined Dyslexia Action three years ago after he realised that his dyslexia had held him back professionally from what he wanted to become - a ...

Dyslexia support initiative launched
Guardian Unlimited - UK
The government has today pledged £900000 to launch an initiative that it hopes will improve support for pupils with dyslexia in school. ...

“JESúS GONZALO PRESIDENT OF THE ANDALUSIAN DYSLEXIA association
Sur - Spain
Misinformation on any subject often gives way to misconceptions and ignorance, which is usually the case with dyslexia: it is often talked about yet it is ...

Lens technology aids dyslexics
BBC News - UK
As Warrenpoint optician Michael Gilsenan says, "everyone sees through a spectrum of colour, but the particular problems of children with dyslexia for ...

17 May 2007

I dragged myself back
Telegraph.co.uk - London,England,UK
Suffering from dyslexia, education was a disaster. "I couldn't understand what was on the blackboard, so I'd go and play down by the canal all day, ...

Kindred: Academics, dyslexia Dunson's real challenge
Bloomington Pantagraph - Bloomington,IL,USA
The younger Dunson has battled dyslexia, a reading disorder, since his days as Bloomington High School’s star point guard. The 2005 BHS graduate made it ...

New attitude to dyslexia will see long term benefits
Times Online - Auckland - New Zealand
A LOCAL dyslexia clinic is enjoying a boost after a recent government turnaround that saw the Ministry of Education officially recognise the condition. ...

Saved by art
Pasadena Weekly - Pasadena,CA,USA
... contemporary artists, created the awards to increase public awareness of learning disabilities after being diagnosed with dyslexia as an adult. ...

16 May 2007

New deal for Dyslexia - Government gives 'no to failure' a £900000 ...
eGov monitor - London,UK
This unique project, part of a wider new programme of support for children with dyslexia and their teachers, identifies 'trailblazer' schools and local ...

KIDS' HEALTH Help for special parents is a click away
Dallas Morning News (subscription) - TX,USA
It's a free source of information, advice and acceptance aimed at parents of kids with a wide variety of disorders including autism, diabetes, dyslexia and ...

Step forward in man's dyslexia battle with banks
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press - Norfolk,England,UK
A man with dyslexia, who launched a landmark legal battle to force banks to change the way they communicate with customers with the condition, ...

15 May 2007

'The Fonz' puts on show for kids
Chicago Daily Herald - Chicago,IL,USA
The 61-year-old actor and writer struggled with academics throughout elementary and high school due to what he later would identify as dyslexia. ...

No guns for students
Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville,FL,USA
According to research, 15 percent to 20 percent of the population has dyslexia, a specific reading disability. It can lead to major problems in school and ...

13 May 2007

Winkler brings happy days to fans in Bethlehem
Penn Live - Harrisburg,PA,USA
... have resonated with her for a long time. "I have all the books," Dalamara proudly exclaimed. "I have autism and he has dyslexia, so we're alike."

12 May 2007

Making sense
Times Educational Supplement - London,England,UK
The British Dyslexia Association provides information leaflets, contacts for local dyslexia associations and training courses. The Dyslexia Friendly Schools ...

Remedial programme for special children inaugurated
Mumbai Newsline - Mumbai,India
The center, which will function three days a week, will treat children who show poor performance despite good IQ, those who are unable to read (dyslexia), ...

11 May 2007

Newsom Denounces Education Law
KCBS - CA,USA
He struggled with dyslexia as a student and says the law ignores the fact that all young people do not learn in the same way or at the same pace. ...

Gameworld: Video games test for autism, dyslexia
Reuters India - Mumbai,India
Youngsters with dyslexia, a learning disability affecting reading skills, will have trouble making words from scrambled letters or matching a picture of a ...

10 May 2007

Moves afoot to deal with dyslexia
TVNZ - New Zealand
Moves are already underway to change the way dyslexia is dealt with in New Zealand following two announcements made by the Ministry of Education in the ...

Learning disabilities: Play to your strengths
Globe and Mail - Toronto,Ontario,Canada
Charles Schwab, founder and chief executive officer of the discount brokerage that bears his name, has dyslexia, and started a foundation to help parents of ...

9 May 2007

School's award success
Chard & Ilminster News - Chard,Somerset,UK
MANOR Court Primary School in Chard has become one of the first schools in the area to achieve Dyslexia Friendly Status. The award acknowledges the school's ...

Young Antiguan educator promoted
AntiguaSun - St' John's,Antigua and Barbuda
She later became resource teacher and began working with the Dyslexia Association of Antigua & Barbuda assisting children who were working below their grade ...

8 May 2007

What's your opinion?
Baxter Bulletin - Baxter,AR,USA
"It quickly became apparent to me that many (about 50 percent) of our students have dyslexia. When I asked the GED program staff about materials and ...

Heeeyyy! It's cool to achieve
The News Journal - Wilmington,DE,USA
Henry Winkler based his series of books on his childhood experience trying to overcome dyslexia and the problems it created for him in school. Penguin Books ...

Fredi Murer's 35 words
Minnesota Public Radio - Saint Paul,MN,USA
Murer admitted that he enjoyed making this film because he struggled as a young student because of dyslexia. But he dreamed of being a great pianist and a ...

6 May 2007

Dyslexic man told to 'put it in writing'
NEWS.com.au - Australia
"I was unable to lodge my issues in writing because of my dyslexia, and I explained this, but I was told I had to put it in writing. I am unable to write, ...

Henry Winkler speaks about overcoming Dyslexia
Baltimore Times - Baltimore,MD,USA
Hank Zipzer: The World's Most Amazing Underachiever was inspired by Winkler's own childhood struggles with dyslexia, a learning disability that causes ...

A nun on the money run
Buckinhamshire Free Press - High Wycombe,England,UK
She struggled with dyslexia as a youngster, and it still affects her now. "To be honest, it is still a great inconvenience," she says. ...

Dyslexia Center Receives $10000 Gift
WTOK - Meridian,MS,USA
The Earnest Workers Circle at King's Daughters and Sons donated $10000 to the Dyslexia Education Center. It's operated by Trinity Presbyterian Church. ...

Masons help dyslexic children from all over
Springfield State Journal Register - Springfield,IL,USA
The Scottish Rite opened its first dyslexia center in 1994, after its research found a lack of services for dyslexic children. ...

5 May 2007

Children feature in bronze art
The Press - Waipara,New Zealand
Another piece – Falling in Love – was unveiled at the Dyslexia Discovery Centre, opposite the Arts Centre, last week. Thorpe, who is himself dyslexic, ...

THE BRAZEN CAREERIST- Feeling dyslexic? Our problems make us stronger
The Hook - Charlottesville,VA,USA
Today, I don't worry that the dyslexia will hold me back professionally. Now the dyslexia is just sort of interesting to me. I like watching how my brain ...

4 May 2007

Banks face action over dyslexia
BBC News - UK
A man with severe dyslexia has launched a legal challenge against two High Street banks about the way they communicate with disabled customers. ...

Displaced Pictures
Delhi Newsline - Delhi,India
“These are journal entries of my life,” says the 26-year-old, looking at the collages that invariably make reference to her dyslexia. On one of them, ...

Saraswathi Vidyalaya plans special school
Hindu - Chennai,India
This is precisely what `Pratheeksha,' a special school for children with dyslexia and other developmental disabilities, promises to offer. ...

Dyslexia service gets lottery charity boost
ic Wales - Cardiff,UK
A welsh charity will be able to offer free advice and support to people with dyslexia thanks to a lottery grant. Dyslexia Action Cymru has received £4970 ...

2 May 2007

Dyslexia Foundation and Ministry plan next steps
Scoop.co.nz - New Zealand
Talks have begun between the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand and the Ministry of Education on ways to support dyslexic students. ...

1 May 2007

Simple Adult Dyslexia Test: How to Know if You Have Dyslexia
American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA
Dyslexia is now becoming a common problem. The number of identified cases of dyslexia can be higher nowadays not because there are just too many dyslexic ...

Dyslexic man's legal battle with banks
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press - Norfolk,England,UK
A man with dyslexia has launched a legal battle against two leading banks in a bid to force them to change the way they communicate with customers with the ...

30 April 2007

Recognition of dyslexia 'fantastic'
New Zealand Herald - Auckland,New Zealand
Mrs Britten was a guest yesterday at the opening of the world's first Dyslexia Discovery Exhibit, in Christchurch, to see a sculpture inspired by her late ...

Sculptures spearhead dyslexia campaign
The Press - Waipara,New Zealand
Four sculptures celebrating dyslexia have been unveiled in Christchurch as the figureheads for a campaign for increased recognition of the condition. ...

How to spot dyslexia in your child
Daily Mail - UK
This means you may be more aware of any difficulties they have as babies, compared to parents with no experience of dyslexia. ...

Does your child have dyslexia?
Daily Mail - UK
Dyslexia is mainly associated with reading and writing skills, but it can also affect organisational skills and cause short term memory problems. ...

28 April 2007

Advances In Genetics Should Make Learning Easier, According To ...
Science Daily (press release) - USA
Dyslexia, in which children with normal intelligence have trouble reading, is an example. For many years, dyslexia was not usually detected until fourth or ...

Program Helps Students ‘Learn to Learn’
Daily Californian - Berkeley,CA,USA
Houghton said the Lindamood-Bell program is particularly effective in helping students with dyslexia, autism or other learning disabilities, but the center ...

27 April 2007

Recognition of dyslexia big breakthrough
Times Online - Auckland - New Zealand
The Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand (DFNZ) is delighted at the ministry’s change of heart and has high hopes for the future of young dyslexics. ...

Smart Kids With Learning Disabilities, Inc. Selects Two High ...
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA
She struggles daily with dyslexia, attention-deficit disorder and delays in speech processing. Nonetheless, she has served on Student Council, ...

26 April 2007

Mother dedicates herself to fight against dyslexia
The Nelson Mail - Nelson,New Zealand
She took Amy to Speld, an organisation which diagnoses and teaches children with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, after hearing about it from another ...

Breaking the barriers of dyslexia
ic Coventry - Coventry,UK
But dyslexia affects up to 10 per cent of the UK population - and about two million people are severely affected. However, these days schools are doing all ...

What Are The Links Between Food Toxins And Risks For Dyslexia?
Tyler Morning Telegraph - Tyler,TX,USA
Dyslexia is a condition where an individual has difficulty with reading (as well as with writing, spelling and related functions) at a level that would ...

25 April 2007

From failure to Fonz. Actor Winkler aims to inspire
Reuters India - Mumbai,India
As a child with dyslexia, Henry Winkler was ridiculed, so as the Fonz in the 1970's television sitcom "Happy Days" he made himself into everything he wanted ...

A teacher's eye saved my life, Stier says
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
A Sunday school activity revealed symptoms of dyslexia in the girl, who's now The Des Moines Register's publisher. Mary Stier's family moved every two to ...

24 April 2007

Clare Coulson: Dyslexia - spelling it out
New Zealand Herald - Auckland,New Zealand
Yet my dyslexia is real and is something I have struggled with throughout my life, from the frustration of learning my times tables and how to spell, ...

Dyslexia about which side of the brain you use to read
New Zealand Herald - Auckland,New Zealand
Dr Waldie's work is physical proof that dyslexia is a neurological condition and may help us to understand the best way forward in remediation. ...

23 April 2007

Govt finally accepts dyslexia exists
New Zealand Herald - Auckland,New Zealand
Siblings Marie, 15 (left), Liam, 12, and Elizabeth Winterton, 17, all suffer from dyslexia and are pleased the Ministry of Education has finally recognised ...

Dyslexia finally recognised by ministry
Stuff.co.nz - Wellington,New Zealand
A year ago the Education Ministry did not recognise dyslexia, but now it has acknowledged the condition and says it will do more to help. ...

Work of Parents, Advocates on Dyslexia Commended
Scoop.co.nz - New Zealand
“The Maori Party believes that children with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia, are entitled to the best possible education” said Mr Flavell. ...

New foundation highlights dyslexia
The Daily Post - Rotorua,New Zealand
The 21-year-old has suffered all her life from dyslexia, a combination of abilities and difficulties that affect reading, spelling and writing. ...

22 April 2007

Zannie Danks Davis interviewed on Newstalk ZB by Kerre Woodham about the histroy of getting recognition of dyslexia in New Zealand. Minister of Education Steve Maharey also interviewed about the decision and what it will mean.

Kerre Woodham: Recognition of dyslexia will help kids
New Zealand Herald - Auckland,New Zealand
The Ministry of Education has finally recognised that dyslexia exists. It's incredible that for years thousands of parents and their children, and hundreds ...

Ministry improves understanding of dyslexia
Scoop.co.nz - New Zealand
Dyslexia is a term that is used to refer to a group of students with a range of persistent reading and writing difficulties or disabilities. ...


A family's experience with dyslexia
Kansas.com - KS,USA
WASHINGTON -- The turning point in the struggle with our daughter's dyslexia came during Sarah's sophomore year in high school. ...

21 April 2007

Pizarro: Diridon doesn't let dyslexia slow him
San Jose Mercury News - San Jose,CA,USA
He'll be sharing his story of learning to read with the help of others and how dyslexia still affects his life on May 3 at the 22nd annual Recognition ...

Dyslexic students fight barriers
TVNZ - New Zealand
Alyssa suffers from dyslexia and finds learning particularly hard. This is not because she is lazy and lacks concentration, though this is a common ...

Tried and tested
Times Educational Supplement - London,England,UK
An Edinburgh-based publishing company, which specialises in books for children who have dyslexia, or are struggling or reluctant readers, ...

20 April 2007

An important day for New Zealand! Dyslexia now officially recognised by the Government. It has taken more than 30 years. On 19 April 2007 a press release gave the news so many had been waiting for this long period. We hope that positive discussions and actions now follow with stakeholders and the Ministry of Education so that methods that are proven to work for dyslexia are used to help children. Zannie Danks Davis.

Govt finally accepts dyslexia exists.
NZHerald.co.nz - New Zealand
Dyslexia, that's d-y-s-l-e-x-i-a. It's taken a while for the Ministry of Education to get its head around the word but affected families  ...

Educators welcome official recognition of dyslexia.
Scoop.co.nz - New Zealand
The head of an international organisation researching learning disabilities has welcomed the Government’s announcement yesterday that it recognised dyslexia ...

Waukee woman helps others speak clearly
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
When kids learn to read, they typically need little instruction, but a child with dyslexia learns in a different part of the brain. ...

Learning deficit doesn’t stop degrees
Business Gazette - Gaithersburg,MD,USA
Alexis Ott, 23, who is dyslexic and who recently attended a speech by a teen with dyslexia at the Friendship School in Eldersburg, said she didn’t receive ...

Recognition Of ‘Dyslexia’ Not Broad Enough
Scoop.co.nz - New Zealand
Official recognition that many of our children have Dyslexia is a very positive step forward according to the Dore Achievement Centre. ...

Darul Najjah Seeks RM1 Million For Dyslexia Children
Bernama - Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
"The association hopes for contributions from the public," she said at a media conference after the launching the An-Najjah Dyslexia Fund by the Sultan of ...

18 April 2007

Growth In The Educational Franchise Industry Brings New ...
Franchising.com (press release) - CA,USA
The Dyslexia Institutes of America (DIA) was founded in 1997 by Elaine B. Jett. With a doctorate in early childhood education, she recognized the prevalence ...

The hairdressing apprenticeship tutor
EducationGuardian.co.uk - UK
I talked to the learning support department at the college, who recommended a dyslexia test. When I was at school, I hadn't even heard of dyslexia. ...

Maybe It's Dyslexia, Not Laziness
Hartford Courant - Hartford,CT,USA
Jake has dyslexia, a disability that affects how the brain processes language. If we believe the researchers, there are thousands of children like Jake in ...

Teacher killed in stunt that went wrong
The Argus.co.uk - Brighton,UK
He had battled with dyslexia before qualifying as a teacher. Doug Pearch said: "We thought a lot of him around here. We were gutted to hear what happened. ...

17 April 2007

Something fishy about his grant
Scranton Times-Tribune - Scranton,PA,USA
Jeffrey Decker will be attending Allied Services de Paul School for Children with Dyslexia thanks to Karen Lorenzen and her mother, Barbara Houghtaling. ...

Dyslexia in New Zealand
TV3 News - Auckland,New Zealand
It is thought that one in ten of us have some form of dyslexia – a difficulty with reading and writing caused by a brain that processes information ...

16 April 2007

Teen works hard to beat dyslexia
Baltimore Sun - Baltimore,MD,USA
But many with dyslexia fall grade levels behind their peers because of an inability to read, said Teresa Ankney, the head of Friendship School. ...

Prince Harry Opens Up About Dyslexia And Press Lies
Starpulse.com - Branford,CT,USA
British royal Prince Harry struggled at school because he suffers from dyslexia. The 22-year-old heir made the confession to British TV presenter Jeremy ...

15 April 2007

Private school to tackle dyslexia
Durango Herald - Durango,CO,USA
In 9-R, 4.8 percent of students have been diagnosed with a "specific learning disability," a category that includes dyslexia. Twenty percent of all students ...

PRINCE HARRY TALKS ABOUT DYSLEXIA AND PRESS LIES
Contactmusic.com - Burley in Wharfdale,Ilkley,UK
British royal PRINCE HARRY struggled at school because he suffers from dyslexia. The 22-year-old heir made the confession to British TV presenter JEREMY ...

14 April 2007

Politically correct police force hiring officers 'who can't do the ...
This is London - London,England,UK
"It does not matter if it is because you have a physical disability, dyslexia or a particular requirement which means you have to have every Sunday off ...

Teen businessman encourages students
Carroll County Times (subscription) - Westminster,MD,USA
His message to the students of the nonprofit school for children with dyslexia was that they shouldn’t let their ailments be an excuse, but they also should ...

Harry hits back at his critics
The Sun - London,UK
Clarkson reveals for the first time that Harry has DYSLEXIA — explaining why he sometimes struggled at school. And our man hits back at false claims the ...

Celebrities lend their voices to help readers
YourHub.com - Denver,CO,USA
In 1995, it was determined that recorded textbooks could also help students with dyslexia. At that time, the name of the organization was changed to ...

13 April 2007

The ‘gift’ of dyslexia
7DAYS - Dubai,United Arab Emirates
The leggy Texan model has recently revealed that she and all of her kids by Mick Jagger suffer from the learning difficulty dyslexia. ...

Tintin combatte la dislessia
AFNews - Italy
La DITT (Dyslexia International Tools & Technologies) ha realizzato, diverso tempo fa, un cd trilingue con giochi, Tintin e il Mistero delel Lettere Perdute ...

Have we not surpassed 'Dick and Jane'?
Chicago Daily Southtown - Chicago,IL,USA
Some researchers believe dyslexia and the symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder are actually caused by this reversal of the normal learning sequence.” ...

First job in 30 years for Albert
Online Recruitment - UK
Albert McCondochie, who has dyslexia and a history of severe depression, has been supported into work at Asda’s Linwood store by Remploy – the UK’s leading ...

Sidelines: Stephany Johnson didn’t let setbacks early in life stop ...
Toledo Blade - Toledo,OH,USA
The dyslexia, a reading disability, would eventually cause young Stephany to fall into a lonely, emotional hole of embarrassment and frustration. ...

Can't read? Or have trouble reading?
Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville,KY,USA
People with dyslexia, a disability that alters the way the brain processes written materials, also use the studio's services. ...

12 April 2007

Salmond renews council tax pledge
BBC News - UK
The SNP also wants to cut primary class sizes in the first few years and spend more on children with dyslexia and autism. ...

Right to Read
Rye & Battle Observer - Rye/Battle,England,UK
After learning first hand the problems getting hold of specialist books can be from dyslexia victim, Joel Apps, the MP highlighted the struggle to obtain ...

Are There Links To Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia And Diet?
Tyler Morning Telegraph - Tyler,TX,USA
By the current definitions recognized by the State of Texas, perhaps as many as 5 to 10 percent of children have some degree of dyslexia and, ...

9 April 2007

AA Gill: Table talk
Times Online - UK
I’ve just done a talk about dyslexia — actually, it was more of a meandering mumble with circular stuttering — to a room full of people who are passionate ...

Learning Difficulties Programme Expands
newswire.co.nz - Havelock Nth,Hawkes Bay,New Zealand
During that time about 1000 people have been treated for conditions such as dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder. The centre's manager, David Conroy, ...

8 April 2007

Child dyslexia ‘can be prevented by healthy diet’
Sunday Herald - Glasgow,Scotland,UK
DISORDERS SUCH as dyslexia and dyspraxia are symptoms, not distinct conditions, and can be prevented by giving children a healthy diet. ...

7 April 2007

READER VIEWS: ON CITY SPENDING, ABSTINENCE, GAMBLING CRITICS ...
The Wichita Eagle - Wichita,KS,USA
It's hard to pick up the newspaper on any given day and not read about more spending proposals from the city, tax giveaways, giving properties to developers ...

I still can't recite ABCs
Electric New Paper - Singapore,Singapore
Unknown to many, Sir Jackie Stewart has dyslexia, a disorder marked by severe difficulties in reading, spelling and writing. ...

6 April 2007

Jim's dyslexia walk derailed
Manawatu Standard - Manawatu,New Zealand
His target of getting to Auckland for the New Zealand Dyslexia Foundation's first national week April 23-29 is now in jeopardy. ...

Why Argentina remembers an unsung Sussex hero ...
Sussex Express - Lewes,England,UK
ABOUT 7000 miles away from Seaford in the centre of the Argentinian city of Buenos Aires is a clinic specialising in helping children with dyslexia. ...

Motor racing: Maybe not a night race, Singapore
Channel News Asia - Singapore
The 67-year-old, who is dyslexic, also made time to visit the Dyslexia Association of Singapore. Singapore’s hotel and property tycoon Ong Beng Seng is ...

More Students With Disabilities To Be Allowed To Take Simpler ...
All Headline News - USA
The new law will broaden the number to permit another 20 percent of children who have less-severe disabilities, like some forms of dyslexia, to take tests ...

5 April 2007

Testing rules altered for disabled kids
MLive.com - MI,USA
... are for children who are not severely disabled but who have been unable to work on grade level because of disabilities, such as some forms of dyslexia. ...

Illiteracy in America stacks up
TopCancerNews.com - Dallas,TX,USA
Struggling at the time with dyslexia and a poor education, Cordell never asked any questions of her doctor. She just accepted the course of action, ...

4 April 2007

University dean to run in Boston Marathon to help children’s center
Oil City Derrick - Oil City,PA,USA
The center provides free tutoring for children with dyslexia. Johnson set three goals for himself when he turned to competitive running in 2004 for health ...

Full Stein ahead for London Marathon runner
Oxford Mail - Oxford,England,UK
Miss Stein, 25, from Oakthorpe Road, North Oxford, is running the race for the charity her father runs, the Dyslexia Research Trust, and is hoping to raise ...

3 April 2007

Academy award winner backs Dyslexia Foundation
Scoop.co.nz - New Zealand
Academy award winner and Ernst Young Entrepreneur of the Year Richard Taylor of Weta Workshop & Digital says The Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand is ...

1 April 2007

Jerry Hall eases my guilt
Telegraph.co.uk - London,England,UK
It was partly because dyslexia is regarded by many to be not so much a condition as a euphemism. Also it didn't seem fair to give him a label to wear for ...

A lifetime goal
Orange County Register - Costa Mesa,CA,USA
While soaring to great heights as a world-class athlete, Dooley also escapes the sometimes frustrating and confusing world of dyslexia. ...

31 March 2007

Funding secured for dyslexic boy
BBC News - UK
In a statement the county council said: "We provide a range of services that can help and support young people with dyslexia and hope the placement is a ...

Dealing with dyslexia
York Press - York,UK
York businessman Kevin Linfoot has overcome dyslexia to amass a huge personal fortune. CHARLOTTE PERCIVAL looks at how people cope with word blindness. ...

30 March 2007

Dyslexia Funding Caught in Politics?
WTOK - Meridian,MS,USA
There are an estimated 50000 children in Mississippi with dyslexia. Right now, there's no statewide program to screen or treat the learning disability. ...

Rogers wins Pritzker Prize
SouthFlorida.com - Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
The outspoken Rogers, 73, has led a storybook life, overcoming dyslexia to vault to the heights of his profession with such acclaimed modern designs as the ...

Is dyslexia a gift?
Guardian Unlimited - UK
Jerry Hall is right to say that dyslexia does not have to be a problem, it is a gift. Like Hall and her three children with Mick Jagger, I am dyslexic, ...

Stigma over HIV still rife despite changes to law
PersonnelToday.com - UK
Separate research by the British Dyslexia Association revealed that dyslexics are hiding their condition in the workplace for fear that it will alter the ...

29 March 2007

Dinosaur scientist to lecture inspired 'Jurassic Park' character
DesMoinesRegister.com - Des Moines,IA,USA
It wasn't until he was 30 and working as a technician at Princeton University's Natural History Museum that Horner finally learned he had dyslexia. ...

Train spectacular held in memory of Veronica
NW Evening Mail - Barrow-in-Furness,Lake District,UK
Alex was born with dyslexia and Mrs Sharphouse devoted her life to helping him cope with the condition and use other skills including becoming a talented ...

Dyslexic Jim proves he's not lazy
Marlborough Express - Blenheim,New Zealand
Dyslexia-awareness promoter Jim King walked into Blenheim yesterday, 42 days after setting off from Stewart Island. The Mosgiel groundsman is trekking the ...

Richard Rogers, architect behind Pompidou Center, wins Pritzker
International Herald Tribune - France
In 1938, the Rogers family moved to England, where he struggled through the public school system; many years later, he received a diagnosis of dyslexia. ...

Childhood illnesses can affect learning
Today's Family News - Langley,BC,Canada
As the Toronto Star reported, researchers found that about 40 per cent of children who were diagnosed as having a reading disability (or dyslexia) at age ...

EDITORIAL: Students at risk
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Tupelo,MS,USA
A study committee should use all the most current resources about dyslexia diagnosis and liabilities linked to students growing up in poverty, ...

28 March 2007

HALL: 'DYSLEXIA IS A GIFT'
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung) - Wien,Austria
Texan supermodel JERRY HALL has branded her children's dyslexia "a gift" after it was reported her four kids by ROLLING STONES frontman SIR MICK JAGGER ...

Hall reveals her children have dyslexia
Independent - London,England,UK
The Texan model Jerry Hall has revealed that all her children with the lead singer of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, have dyslexia. ...

Homes tycoon beats dyslexia
York Press - York,UK
He said he no longer felt embarrassed about his condition, and just forgot about it, although he had visited a number of dyslexia specialists without ...

27 March 2007

'Number blindness' brain area found
Metro - London,UK
Like dyslexia, the condition affects up to one in 20 people in Britain, but it is less well recognised. The discovery came in tests where electromagnetic ...

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Will Visit Scenic Land School On ...
The Chattanoogan - Chattanooga,TN,USA
Scenic Land School is a private, non-profit school dedicated to the education of students with learning differences such as Dyslexia and Attention Deficit ...

Undiagnosed learning disabilities costly later
Canada.com - Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
... or not a child will have future reading disabilities," said Fran Thompson, past president of the BC branch of the International Dyslexia Association. ...

24 March 2007

Mortgage company agrees to forgive debt
WAVE - Louisville,KY,USA
With George on disability, it was a tough note to pay -- and the terms were confusing for George, who has dyslexia. "I got dyslexia. ...

Two-minute job shadow
Hamilton Spectator - Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
A typical day has her: Encouraging students to feel raised letters and listen to word sounds -- using all the brain's pathways to overcome dyslexia. ...

Rescuing weakfish
Batesville Herald Tribune - Batesville,IN,USA
Steven suffered from severe dyslexia. While dyslexic students have trouble forming words, they think 200 to 4000 times faster than other persons. ...

23 March 2007

Learning Solution for Children with Dyslexia Moving To Read (MTR ...
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA
... that enhances the 'where' motion pathway of the brain, an area that has been identified as a cause of learning and reading problems such as dyslexia. ...

Half of dyslexics hide the condition from their employer to ...
PersonnelToday.com - UK
Almost half of people with dyslexia are hiding their condition in the workplace for fear that it will change the way their colleagues perceive them, ...

Welshsports scientist in Olympic post
ic Wales - Cardiff,UK
Stewart, who comes from Solihull, said he chose Bangor partly because of its peer system for new students and help he received for his dyslexia. ...

School board listens to parent concerns on special ed services
Evening Sun (subscription) - Norwich,NY,USA
Danielle Peterson and Penny Towner, both mothers of children with dyslexia, stood once again before the board to discuss their children’s needs and the ...

22 March 2007

Panel hears stories behind the numbers
Press of Atlantic City - Atlantic City,NJ,USA
Beth Ravelli of Ocean City is the mother of a young girl with dyslexia, a brain disorder that makes it very difficult for her to learn to read and write. ...

21 March 2007

'We must give young offenders the skills to compete for jobs'
Belfast Telegraph - Belfast,UK
Almost 40% of the young prisoners have dyslexia - compared with the national average on the 'outside' of 10%, many have been expelled from school and about ...

19 March 2007

Daughter’s dyslexia didn’t bog Meena Mutha down.Instead it gave ...
Mumbai Newsline - Mumbai,India
“When I first encountered this problem with my daughter, nobody had heard of dyslexia or any other such learning disabilities. Parents had no clue about how ...

How we met: Susan Hampshire and Margaret Tyzack
Independent - London,England,UK
In 1995 she won an OBE for her work on dyslexia. She is married to theatre impresario Sir Eddie Kulukundis and has a son, from her first marriage. ...

Writing contest spurs penguin stories that pop
Orlando Sentinel - Orlando,FL,USA
For 12-year-old Nick Read of Lake Mary, reading and writing can be a challenge because he has dyslexia. But he loves mysteries and says he tried hard to ...

16 March 2007

Vital 'upside-down' laptop stolen
Manchester Evening News - Manchester,England,UK
Gemma Williams, who is studying towards a sports diploma at Hopwood Hall College, has a rare form of dyslexia which meant that from the age of three she ...

<A fountain of peace and unity at Cokesview Primary
Jamaica Observer - Kingston,Jamaica
She is also accredited by the Institute of Dyslexia in Indianopolis, whose help she has enlisted to assist in the training of Jamaican teachers to recognise ...

Quinnell success debated by AMs
ic Wales - Cardiff,UK
The Assembly Government was yesterday urged to commission an independent study into a treatment for dyslexia that had benefited one of Wales's most famous ...

Parents get help for children with dyslexia
Daily Iberian - New Iberia,LA,USA
Parents if you are interested in the free dyslexia class and want more information about the class you may contact Clay at&nbsp318-487-4986

Fashion funds to aid dyslexic trust
ic SurreyOnline.co.uk - Surrey,England,UK
A spokesman at the college said: "Dyslexia affects one in 10 children in the UK and unless recognised the condition can lead to low self esteem. ...

15 March 2007

State backs worker claim of bias in firing
Newark Star Ledger - Newark,NJ,USA
A woman with dyslexia has received a boost in her legal claim that her former employer, Catholic Charities in the Trenton Diocese, discriminated against her ...

School System Faces Federal Case
Westport-News - Westport,CT,USA
The suit states Karlen noticed there were "no students of color" in DK's classroom for DK, who was diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia and other learning ...

13 March 2007

Creating awareness about dyslexia
The Ashburton Guardian - Ashburton,New Zealand
Mr King is covering the 2000km distance to raise awareness and money for the dyslexia foundation. The 50-year-old had covered 620km by Saturday when he ...

11 March 2007

Dyslexic Burnham woman scoops award
Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News - Burnham,Somerset,UK
"Since the age of six I've wanted to work with children and to become a teacher but at times it's been a real struggle due to having dyslexia. ...

10 March 2007

Harrogate News
Harrogate Today - UK
Oliver suffers from both cerebral palsy and dyslexia and he has spent his whole life in a wheelchair since he was born. However, luckily for Oliver, ...

8 March 2007

Dyslexia clinic reopens in Somerton
Yeovil Express - Yeovil,Somerset,UK
Gail Burt, manager of the dyslexia clinics throughout Somerset, is especially pleased to open a clinic in Somerton as she is local to the area. ...

College fair for disabled acts to broaden horizons
Baltimore Sun - Baltimore,MD,USA
His father told him to get a job with his hands because his dyslexia would prevent him from doing anything more as a career. ...

Meditation key behind teen harp star’s dream
Bexley Times - London,England,UK
"I owe a lot to her because she helped me overcome dyslexia so I could do a degree." Aged 10 he saw a film of Harpo Marx playing the harp and was so struck ...

Dyslexic student finds respect in Menasha shop class
Appleton Post Crescent - Appleton,WI,USA
Powerful words for an 18-year-old who has suffered with dyslexia and felt like a misfit for as long as he’s been in school. ...

7 March 2007

Long walk for dyslexia awareness
The Timaru Herald - Timaru,New Zealand
He is walking the length of the South Island to raise money for dyslexia. As a school boy Jim King's teachers thought he was "just lazy". ...

PublishAmerica Presents My Backward Life with Dyslexia by Robert ...
PR.com (press release) - Levittown,NY,USA
After overcoming such obstacles, Chilcoate was labeled as retarded by his school system before he was diagnosed with dyslexia. He was often depressed and ...

6 March 2007

Need help with that?
Boise State University The Arbiter Online - Boise,ID,USA
“One of the biggest struggles is getting textbooks to students who are blind or have dyslexia, so we need to produce textbooks in an alternate format,” ...

4 March 2007

EMMERDALE'’s Joseph Gilgun who plays lovable rogue Eli Dingle is ...
The Sun - London,UK
He recalled: “Because of my dyslexia I failed most of my GCSEs apart from the arts subjects where I got A*s. Other subjects I got Fs. I got into university ...

3 March 2007

Pioneering dyslexia unit opens
East Anglian Daily Times - Suffolk,England,UK
A PIONEERING unit specialising in helping children with Dyslexia represents the future of language education in the county according to its head teacher. ...

Florida editor has dyslexia
Rocklin and Roseville Today - Rocklin,CA,USA
Nelson's occupational choice is striking, particularly because she has a learning disability, dyslexia, which hampers her reading and spelling ability. ...

New York Hosts Major Conference on Dyslexia
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA
NEW YORK, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York Branch of The International Dyslexia Association will be holding its 34th Annual conference on ...

2 March 2007

Gill is redefining the learning curve for dyslexics
Hampstead and Highgate Express - London,England,UK
Woon, who lives in Bickerton Road, Archway, says children with learning problems such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia classically show dramatic ...

Special education is bigger priority at Capitol
Minnesota Public Radio - Saint Paul,MN,USA
Erickson said her dyslexia was discovered when she was in third grade, and she's been a special education student ever since. She uses computer technology ...

1 March 2007

Special-needs education gets special action
State-Journal.com - Frankfurt,KY,USA
District-wide summer sessions on dyslexia and ADD are already in the works according to Marcy Pierce, director of special education and associate ...

Taming the Juggler
News-Times - Forest Grove,OR,USA
Chandler wasn’t diagnosed with dyslexia – a condition that makes it difficult for him to learn to read and write – until the first grade. ...

Village teacher selected to be in 'Who's Who' registry
El Defensor Chieftain - Socorro,NM,USA
Growing up, Rice struggled with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and dyslexia. "I wanted to find a way to help teach students to love reading," she ...

28 February 2007

MP speaks out for dyslexics
Sommerset County Gazette - Taunton,England,UK
"There are some excellent organisations, such as the Dyslexia Association, which is active in West Somerset," he said. "But I and a few other MPs thought it ...

27 February 2007

Adaptation in New Orleans is new, true business reality
New Orleans CityBusiness - New Orleans,LA,USA
Dyslexia” is the answer I give when asked why I left success and stability in Atlanta to take a shot at forming a startup in a city that is stopped. ...

Boost for understanding of dyslexia in the Caribbean
Barbados Advocate - Barbados
THE Caribbean Dyslexia Association and Centre is benefiting from a donation of more than three thousand dollars from the British High Commissioner, ...

26 February 2007

Wisdom of a smiling knight
Advertiser Adelaide - Adelaide,South Australia,Australia
He was embarrassed by dyslexia and dropped out of school at 16 to start his first successful business, Student magazine. ...

25 February 2007

International Student's Thoughts on Campus Dyslexia
Washington College Elm - Chestertown,MD,USA
Dyslexia always seemed to be an unusually hard word to spell, especially when you take into account ...

Make a plan to overcome frustrations of dyslexia
Cookeville Herald Citizen - Cookeville,TN,USA
One dictionary defines dyslexia as "a disturbance of the ability to read." Though often viewed as a reading disorder, dyslexia can involve much more. ...

24 February 2007
"Decoding Dyslexia"
TV1, Saturday 3 March 2007
, 11 am; TVNZ provides a repeat screening of this local documentary which was made in 2006. The documentary tells the stories of New Zealand dyslexic children (of primary and secondary school ages) and adults, and how it has affected them and their families. Parents, an educational psychologist, and university literacy specialists and researchers provide an up-to-date account of dyslexia in New Zealand. DVD copies of this programme are available from TVNZ for $35 (incl postage, packaging & GST), by ordering from their website.

22 February 2007

‘They told me at school that I was stupid’
Bolton News - Bolton,UK
A TEENAGER whose dyslexia went undiagnosed for more than a decade says she is now having to fight to get the specialist support she is entitled to. ...

21 February 2007

Clue to cause of dyslexia
Telegraph.co.uk - London,England,UK
Previous brain imaging studies in children with dyslexia have suggested altered activity in two brain regions. This involves decreased activity in the left ...

20 February 2007

Dyslexia can be overcome with patience, tutoring
ParamusPost.com - Pampus,NJ,USA
Dyslexia is an impairment in the brain's ability to translate written images from one's eyes into meaningful language. People with dyslexia sometimes write ...

Dyslexia begins when wires don't meet
Record-Searchlight (subscription) - Redding,CA,USA
Just, a brain researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, appreciates the humor, even though he