Good to Know: Children With Sensory Processing Disorder

12/06/2019

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10 Things About Dyslexia Every Teacher Needs to Know

05/06/2019

Don’t give up on your dyslexic students. Find tips here on how to teach them.


Don’t Give up on English: Is Dyslexia Permanent? How Teachers Can Rewire a Struggling Reader’s Brain

18/05/2019

Dyslexia is not a condition that prevents students from learning new languages. Excerpt:

National Science Foundation–funded study from the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, University of Washington (UW) examined growth in reading skills and white matter in school-aged, struggling readers. Diffusion MRI data collected during eight weeks of special instruction showed large-scale changes in white matter and significant growth in reading skills.

Dr. Jason Yeatman, one of the researchers, says that although dyslexia is often considered permanent, his findings prove otherwise. The research shows that targeted, intensive instruction leads to “substantial” improvements in reading skills. It also changes the “underlying wiring of the brain’s reading circuitry.”

“It’s underappreciated that teachers are brain engineers who help kids build new brain circuits for important academic skills, like reading,” says Yeatman.

Read more here

 


12/05/2019

Dyslexia is not a condition that prevents students from learning new languages. Excerpt:

National Science Foundation–funded study from the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, University of Washington (UW) examined growth in reading skills and white matter in school-aged, struggling readers. Diffusion MRI data collected during eight weeks of special instruction showed large-scale changes in white matter and significant growth in reading skills.

Dr. Jason Yeatman, one of the researchers, says that although dyslexia is often considered permanent, his findings prove otherwise. The research shows that targeted, intensive instruction leads to “substantial” improvements in reading skills. It also changes the “underlying wiring of the brain’s reading circuitry.”

“It’s underappreciated that teachers are brain engineers who help kids build new brain circuits for important academic skills, like reading,” says Yeatman.

Read more here

 


Can and Should Every Person Study A New Language? Dyslexia, Bilingualism, and Learning a Second Language

09/05/2019

Read the scientific response to the question here


Using Technology to Assist Struggling English Learners

27/04/2019

More at Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs


Dyslexia, Bilingualism, and Learning a Second Language

30/03/2019

A good discussion here


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