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Study Finds Dyslexia Not Caused by Vision Issues

A new brain imaging study of dyslexia shows that differences in the visual system do not cause the disorder, but instead are likely a consequence. To restate, dysexia is NOT caused by vision issues. Dyslexia is the result of a brain difference that impacts how people process phonemes, the most basic sounds that form […]

By |June 13th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|
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    June 2014 – LexiAbility Update – More Dyslexia News and Notes

June 2014 – LexiAbility Update – More Dyslexia News and Notes

Teachers Embrace Audiobooks For Students With Dyslexia
Allison Mitchell, a special educator in Denver, Colorado who works with students who have dyslexia and visual impairments, says, “With Learning Ally, I can organize book assignments and track my students’ progress. I love that the audiobooks available for download match exactly the re_quired textbooks in my students’ […]

By |June 12th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Dyslexic Pupils Not Helped by Reading Method

Dyslexic pupils not helped by reading method
(Image and article from The Independent – UK) Up to 400,000 dyslexic children may be hampered in learning to read by the Government’s insistence on the use of synthetic phonics to teach them, says a report to be published. Read the full article.

Pam Taylor, founder of LexiAbility, […]

June 2014 LexiAbility Update – Dyslexia News and Notes

 

How Robert Redford’s family are changing our thinking on dyslexia
At 10, Dylan Redford, grandson of Robert, could barely read or write. His story features in a revealing and touching documentary about the condition made by his father, James. On the face of it, Dylan Redford has everything going for him – he is a […]

May 2014 Lexiability Update

We’ve gathered a short list of links related to dyslexia for you including stories about kids with dyslexia, parents finding help for their children, and educational programs across the country working to meet the great demand for effective dyslexia programs. Check our Facebook page as well for frequent posts and don’t forget to “like” […]

By |June 5th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

MIND Research Institute’s Visual and Spatial Math

Many parents come to LexiAbility thinking that their children perform poorly at math. And although this may be true in the classroom, we encourage parents to consider the idea that math is a global brain activity — and that the deeper meaning of math is not based in language-based, rote memory, and in sequencing […]

By |March 29th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Featured Speaker at MSHA Annual Meeting and Convention

LexiAbility founder Pam Taylor is a featured speaker at the upcoming Missouri Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention. This event for professionals only takes place April 3-6, 2014 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO.

She will give two presentations, Dyslexia: Myths and Facts, Identification and Dyslexia: Interventions and Accommodations to the industry gathering of […]

Dyslexia, Spectacular Difference?

In a recent study in Britain, forty percent of 300 millionaires studied by psychologists were found to have dyslexia.

The brain difference which manifests as dyslexia is different in both gross and fine anatomy structures in the brain which account for creative ways of thinking which can serve as well. Despite not being able to […]

By |March 27th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

March 2014 LexiAbility Update

Happy Spring!

We’ve gathered a short list of links related to dyslexia for you. Check our Facebook page as well for frequent posts and don’t forget to “like” our page.

“It is easier to build strong children, than to repair broken men.” -Frederick Douglass

Minnesota dyslexia bill stalls to dismay of advocates (Pioneer Press)
Advocates for children […]

By |March 24th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Beautiful Thinker – Temple Grandin

Watch this tremendous TED Talk video that clearly conveys the importance for cherishing neurodiversity. The greatest tragedy of our current educational system is that it defines beautiful thinkers, like Temple Grandin, as pathologically disordered.
Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works — sharing her ability to “think in […]

By |March 5th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|