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Dyslexia: An alphabet soup of remedies

An article in the Globe and Mail on Friday, October 23, 2015 by Mary Beach discusses how a teacher, trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach, turned around a student in grade 2 who was struggling with dyslexia. Advertisements

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Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Brain in Kids

A quick easy to read post about Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Brain in Kids.  Written by Holly Korbey about a recent talk given by Maryanne Wolf. http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/10/01/understanding-dyslexia-and-the-reading-brain-in-kids/

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REGISTRATION FOR FALL/WINTER ASSOCIATE O-G TRAINING IS NOW OPEN

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! ASSOCIATE FALL/WINTER & WINTER/SPRING session: PART I: Oct 3, Oct 24, Nov 7, Dec 5 (all Saturdays) PART II: Jan 9, Jan 30, Feb 20, Apr 9 (all Saturdays) Registration is limited and courses do fill … Continue reading

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Richard Branson – on dyslexia

Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, responds to a young girl with severe dyslexia who writes asking  for him to watch her youtube clip and help kids like her “learn ‘to fly’ like a dyslexic”. http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/like-a-dyslexic#.VWthyxvVwws.linkedin

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Stanford study on brain waves shows how different teaching methods affect reading development

Stanford Report, May 28, 2015 Stanford Professor Bruce McCandliss found that beginning readers who focus on letter-sound relationships, or phonics, increase activity in the area of their brains best wired for reading. Beginning readers who focus on letter-sound relationships, or … Continue reading

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Recent study shows brain differences in children with dyslexia, dysgraphia

Structural brain differences between children with dyslexia and dysgraphia and children who are typical language learners have been observed by researchers in a recent study at the University of Washington. Researchers say the findings prove that using a single category … Continue reading

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Songwriter Marc Jordan opens up about overcoming dyslexia

The Toronto Star recently featured an article about songwriter Marc Jordan who has composed and performed for years, receiving awards for many of his hit songs, all while keeping hidden his lifelong struggle with dyslexia .  Jordan finally had a … Continue reading

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