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Children with ADHD have some smaller brain regions, study shows

  People with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder have distinct differences in their brain structure, a new study finds, suggesting the disorder should be considered a neurological condition and not simply a behavioral problem. The research — published Wednesday in Lancet Psychiatry — was described by its authors as the largest-ever review of ADHD patient brain scans. […]

How Henry Winkler transformed private battle with dyslexia into comedy

Henry Winkler is having plenty of “Happy Days” lately. The 71-year-old beloved actor, best known by fans for his role as leather-wearing greaser Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli in the 1970s hit sitcom, is successfully pursuing another passion. Winkler is the co-author of a best-selling children’s book series based on humorous Hank Zipzer, a fourth-grader with […]

Teacher Tip: The Dos and Don’ts of Fidgets for Kids

Fidgets, like squeeze balls and key chains, are self-regulation tools that promote movement and tactile input. They can be great for kids who struggle with attention, focus and sensory processing. But in my many years as a teacher and parent, I’ve often seen them misused. When I see a child throw a squeeze ball across […]

Boys Who Sit Still Have a Harder Time Learning to Read

Belinda Luscombe, TIME – Dec. 2, 2016 “Anybody who has watched little boys for even five seconds knows that they are exhausting. At school, they tear around the playground, bolt through corridors and ricochet off classroom walls. According to a new Finnish study, this is all helping them to be better at reading.”   Read Full […]

Trying to solve the dyslexia puzzle

“My daughter has dyslexia. Her reading difficulties were finally diagnosed this year, three months into second grade. But as many parents with children who have dyslexia find out, this is a constellation of processing and/or auditory weaknesses, and simply giving the disability a name does not make easy to treat.” Link to Original Post http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/trying-to-solve-the-dyslexia-puzzle/education

DO THIS, NOT THAT: 7 LITERACY PRACTICES TO DITCH AND HOW TO REPLACE THEM

A great article written by Kasey Kiehl: “We’ve all done it, reflected back on something we used to do while teaching that we would never do again.  When I look back at some of the teaching practices I’ve used, it literally makes me cringe.  Does it mean we were bad teachers?  No.  I’m a believer that […]

Kennedi has a talent for learning

Kennedi has a talent for learning; she loves it and she finds so many things interesting and retains so much of the information that she is given. Although she had the tenacity school requires, she was struggling with decoding words, reading, writing and spelling, and these struggles caused her to fall further and further behind. She started to […]

Dyslexia Buddy Network: John Rodrigues, Author & Ice Sculptor

Published on Aug 22, 2016 “What an honor to have John Rodrigues as a Champion Chat speaker! John’s life story resonated with our youth. A special treat for the kids was that John helped hand out Award of Excellence ribbons to EVERY kid recognizing their hard work this school year! Be sure to watch the […]

The Dyslexia Center of Utah, in a very real way, saved our son’s life.

We were very pleased to learn that the Dyslexia Center of Utah was an option for our son. After much worry, sleepless nights and desperate moments of reading from books I checked out at the library I found a reading system I felt would help our son learn to read proficiently. Sadly, when I asked […]

Eagle Scout of the Week: Wesley Taylor

Wesley Taylor, 14, of Provo, is a member of Troop 958. He successfully passed his Eagle Board of Review on March 9, 2016 and this achievement was recognized at a Court of Honor March 20. He shared the following responses with the Daily Herald. Favorite merit badge My favorite […] Click here to view original […]

Serving Up an Ace for the Dyslexia Center of Utah

Recently, the Dyslexia Center of Utah benefited from a fun charity tennis tournament. The center, located in the Lexington Heights Office Park in Cedar Hills, received funds from the tournament to provide scholarships for children in their programs. The Dyslexia Center of Utah helps children improve their reading skills, […] Click here to view original […]

Nelson Lauver

DYSLEXIC SPARK ~ August blog post by Nelson Lauver I am not a doctor or scientist. I don’t hold a degree in education. I am, however, dyslexic and an expert on the frustrations of being a misunderstood kid. Speaking of educational accomplishments, I hold the dubious honor of graduating as No. 104 out of my […]

When should you test your child for dyslexia?

Some people recommend waiting until the child is at least done with first grade. They worry that if you try to test a child too early, you will “over-identify” dyslexia. Other people say, “No, you need to identify dyslexia as soon as possible to get the appropriate services for […] Click here to view original […]

…our daughter loves to read!

We have loved our experience with DCU! We started the summer our daughter turned 5. She was physically tense when we’d bring up anything to do with reading and would have stomach aches and refuse to learn to read at school. Our other children loved learning to read – so we thought something might be wrong. […]

My letter to Victor, a 13-year-old dyslexic

…Dear Victor, Thank you for your letter. I am most humbled that you find inspiration in my story. Like you, I have struggled with dyslexia, and at times my condition has made me feel the lowest of lows. I can’t overemphasise how useless I was […] Click here to view original web page at www.virgin.com

…proud of Asha’s progress in the last year.

Natalie, I just wanted to let you know what a joy it has been working with you and Boyd. Asha is one of the most phenomenal kids I have ever worked with in my 19 years in education. She has such a magnetic personality and made every single day a joy. I am so beyond proud […]

Myths (and Truths) About Dyslexia

Myths & Truths about Dyslexia Click here to view original web page at dyslexia.yale.edu

Shelley Hatch and Adam Berg on KUTV

On April 19th, Shelley participated with Adam Berg from Studio C and Prudential to talk about Dyslexia and the Run4Fun.

Three of Shark Tank’s sharks are dyslexic

Shark Tank stars Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, and Kevin O’Leary all say their dyslexia has contributed to their success. (Photo by Bob D’Amico/ABC) Shark Tank stars Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran, and Kevin O’Leary all have dyslexia, and say it has helped them be better entrepreneurs. This is the first […] Click here to view original […]