Dyslexic Kids
Dyslexic Kids
Dyslexic Kids

Dyslexic Kids

The Dyslexic Kids Support Organization was created by Scott Forsythe, a teen with dyslexia. Learn more: DyslexicKids.net and ScottAForsythe.com

Dyslexia Conference for Children and Teens!

A note from Fernette and Brock Eide and the Team at Dyslexic Advantage: "Please take and share this 'Dyslexia at School Survey' which will be the largest survey of dyslexic students in schools across the United States. Dyslexic Advantage has been working closely with the Office of Civil Rights and Bipartisan Dyslexia Caucus in Washington DC and they needed specific numbers and data to inform the need for change." www.surveymonkey....

Tech Finder: a search engine for apps and assistive technology. Search by grade, subject, skill or type of assistance.

This video was created by Ayden, a young superhero who is spreading the word about dyslexia. Many thanks to Ayden's mom for sending me the video and for raising such a remarkable young man!

According to the International Dyslexia Association, about 30% of children with dyslexia also have a form of AD/HD. I'm curious - how many of you have been diagnosed with one or more conditions (dyslexia, ADHD, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, etc.)?

Something sweet to start your weekend: book-shaped cakes that look too beautiful to eat! www.cakewrecks.co...

According to these studies, reading makes kids better at math, makes them more empathetic, boosts self-esteem and communication skills, and changes the structure of the brain. What does this mean for children who have dyslexia?

Marc Strauss, inspired by his son Dylan (and Dylan's dyslexia and ADHD), has developed a website dedicated toward helping children learn to read. There are downloadable flash cards, apps and other activities. Here is a sample of his blog: readingfriends.co...

"I know how much it hurts you as a parent to not be able to control how your child feels about themselves, how your child can’t see the things that are wonderful about them, because all your child can see is what they can’t do, because they have to go to school every day and because at school all that is measured is how well they read and write." Read more here: behindthesmileis....

"Neurodiversity, Labels and Sheldon Cooper...", a fantastic blog post by Emma Jane Mahon, a specialist in Specific Learning Differences. Ms. Mahon discusses the balance that should be achieved when placing a label like "dyslexia" on a child, the differences between any two learners with the same label, and other timely and important topics. Read her interesting article here: neurodiverselearn...

A recent study finds that an fMRI may be able to distinguish between children who have dyslexia and those with other literacy issues. "A doctor might order an fMRI for a young child if he shows early signs of problems with literacy." www.cnn.com/...

Infographic with the symptoms and accommodations for dyspraxia, a condition that often accompanies dyslexia: www.potsot.com/...

“There’s all this talk about data and education, but ‘data’ has really been a buzzword and not very meaningful because we’re still looking at test scores, not at how engaged students are. There’s a disconnect between the things we care about and the things that we’re actually measuring and judging schools by.” Panorama hopes to change that. techcrunch.com/...

Traditional methods have not been adequate in diagnosing dyslexia in pupils from minority groups. A game developer thinks they've found a way to help. "When we analyze how students work with the computer game, we believe we can identify whether a pupil has dyslexia, or whether there are other reasons why they are struggling with reading or writing." www.sciencedaily....

I rely on several Chrome Extensions. What are your favorites? Here are a few more designed to "enhance reading experience": www.educatorstech...

"I went to school" submitted by Wayne Hislop, a poet who writes passionately about dyslexia. Be sure to check out his other works. Read his poem here: plus.google.com/...

I have the students I tutor trace letters and words in colorful sand with their fingers. Mistakes are easily erased, and they really enjoy playing in the sand. When it feels like a game instead of a drill, their minds are more open to learning.

What if we revered our teachers and schools the same way we revere our professional athletes? What advancements could be made in the lives of students with learning differences if the teachers had access to the same level of resources and the same amount of public scrutiny and respect? www.youtube.com/...

I just finished reading "Spell Shaper" by Sarah Aghajanian, a clever book designed for dyslexic readers in grades 2 - 5. It's about a boy who struggles in Magic School, while he painfully watches his younger sister excel. The words of the magic spells get mixed up in his mind, and his classmates are quick to make fun of him. His tutor explains that some brains work differently - they may have trouble deciphering written words, but they are more creative.

Stylish clothing line, designed by a mom of a child with autism, has no itchy tags and has no wrong way to wear the clothes: mentalfloss.com/...

FREE printable list of over 500 SDIs and accommodations for kids who need them. Great list for both parents and educators who are contributing to an IEP or 504.