Dyslexia and the Law
The READ Act is the Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act signed by US President Obama in February 2016. READ aims to increase dyslexia research, improve awareness, promote early identification, and increase use of proven instructional interventions. READ's goal is to assure a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) for the 8.5 million dyslexic K-12 students, whose rights to FAPE are already protected by existing federal laws which are poorly executed at the school level. Teachers.
Missouri passes law requiring dyslexia screening in schools in 2018-19, and dyslexia training for would-be teachers in college,
because dyslexia "is a disorder that is not diagnosed through the regular special education process," says Dean of the College of
Education at Southeast Missouri State University, Dr. Diana Rogers-Adkinson. (Aug. 10, 2016)
Dyscalculia Research Centers
The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity at Yale University, School of Medicine is headed by Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, M.D.s. It is the leading center for dyslexia research, diagnosis, treatment, public policy and advocacy. It also contains an index of successful dyslexics. Yale is located in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
Dyslexia Neuro Imaging Study is recruiting dyslexic participants ages 10, 11, and 12 at University of Southern California, in Orange County. The USC Dyslexia Project will compensate participants with money and toys. Call (323) 736-2635 or email Hadley McGregor or May Orozco at firstname.lastname@example.org. The goal is to study how interventions improve reading outcomes and to ultimately improve dyslexia identification and treatment. (posted 4/21/2016)
Cerebellar-Vestibular DyslexiaDr. Harold Levinson at Levinson Medical treats dyslexia as a cerebellar-vestibular or inner-ear disorder. He is the author of several famous books on dyslexia, ADHD and dysgraphia diagnosis and treatment. When letters and words appear to move and reading produces seasickness, Dr. Levinson treats it with anti-motion, anti-seasickness medications. In addition, he uses a variety of targeted treatments, as symptoms dictate, incorporating the latest science on dyslexia.
The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
has a Dyslexia Site.
University of Michigan is recruiting for a Study on Dyslexics.
Visual Processing and Dyslexia
The Visual Evoked Potential Test. The VEP measures the time that it takes a visual stimulus to travel from the eye to the occipital cortex and shows abnormalities in neural pathways (optic nerves). VEP Providers. NEWS: Livonia, Michigan Eye Doctor Discerns Source of Girl's Reading Disability with 20/20 vision.
Dyslexia & Visual Processing: A Review of the Research by Dr. Barry Tannen, DO, FCOVD
Brittish study shows lenses improve reading 26%. (11/6/2016)
Dyslexia treatment with colored lenses (glasses & contacts). How it works. (2016)
IRLEN.com The science of lightwave sensitivity affecting visual perception.
A presentation by Laurie Cestnick @ Harvard University.
IMAGES SHOW HOW PRINT LOOKS TO DYSLEXICS. A font design by Dan Britton.
Auditory Processing and Dyslexia
Dr. Paula Tallal's Video on Reading at the Speed of Speech (2010)
Fast ForWord is a program to correct an aspect of Auditory Processing Disorder that contributes to Dyslexia.
Teaching Methods for Dyslexics
The Orton-GIllingham Method is oldest (1920s), & most used method, developed by Dr. Samual Orton and his assistant, Anna Gillingham.
Most schools have teachers trained in the Orton-GIllingham method. This method should be used, 30-minutes per day through the RtI or MTSS program in USA schools, as a Tier 2 and Tier 3 intervention.
Outside sources of O-G instruction: The Masons offer free O-G training for dyslexics.
Movies, TED Talks, & Video on Dyslexia
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. A movie by James Redford.
DECODING DYSLEXIA ( An Australian video.)
Children of the Code: According to the U.S. Department of Education, more than 60% of K-12 school children are reading below the level of proficiency required for the brain-work of reading to be transparent to the mind-work of learning at the grade level they are in. Obviously, reading is the skill that matters most to success in school and children who fall behind in reading are in great academic danger. However, it is not just the lack of reading skills that most endangers these children. It's the collateral damage - it's the MIND-SHAME.
The Dyslexic CEO: Some of the world's most famous and important innovators were children who had great difficulty in school because they could not acquire the skills of reading and writing expected of all children. Over human evolution, the brain has enlisted a number of areas to handle the recent inventions of reading and writing, whereas oral language is hardwired. Minds that seem "defective" in the school environment are extremely creative, efficient and innovative in the business world. Explore how terrible readers became famous millionaires
that changed our world.
Dyslexia Cartoon (French) and the Angry Mother's Club by Italian, Fiamma Luzzati
K-12 Schools for Dyslexic Students