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 […]

Tennis Tournament June 25th

On June 25, 2016 in Orem, Utah, a wonderful tennis tournament is being held to raise funds for DCU students in need of financial scholarship. These funds will provide tutoring at the Dyslexia Center of Utah for those in the most need of assistance, based on a government sliding scale. Listen to the Radio Spot […]

Amazon Kindle Now Supports OpenDyslexic Font

   In February 2016, Amazon began rolling out an update to its Kindle product line including the iPhone and cloud reader. The update adds a new home screen layout, sharing options, improved book recommendations from Goodreads and last but definitely not least in our eyes – support for the OpenDyslexic font. The OpenDyslexic font has […]

Seeing Your Advantages

Richard Branson is dyslexic and recently published a blog article on turning his dyslexia into an advantage and why doing this with everything in your life is so important. Read about it here: “Turn a disadvantage into an advantage” Follow Richard on Twitter – @RichardBranson

Assistive Tech Basics for Students with Dyslexia | Articles | Noodle

https://www.noodle.com/articles/assistive-tech-basics-for-students-with-dyslexia

Symptoms of Auditory Processing Disorder | Warning Signs by Age – Understood

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/auditory-processing-disorder/auditory-processing-disorder-what-youre-seeing

The Right Schools for Students with Dyslexia | Articles | Noodle

Many parents have a distinct memory of a child who was written off as “stupid” when she was little because of her dyslexia. Maybe that child was a sibling, a neighbor, or even the parent herself. For my generation, there were few, if any, interventions or strategies to support a child with dyslexia. Thankfully, over […]

Lawmaker calls for more teacher training, resources to help students with dyslexia – Deseret News

SB117 would implement a three-year pilot program where $650,000 in one-time funds would be set aside to train teachers on how to recognize and intervene for students with dyslexia. The money would also purchase research-based curriculum materials for children with the disability. Read more here

Mindfulness Exercises Improve Kids’ Math Scores – Mandy Oaklander

Time Magazine shows results of mindfulness stuffy on children with dyslexia. Fourth and fifth graders who did mindfulness exercises had 15% better math scores than their peers Learn more here  

Inside the brain of a struggling reader – Martha Burns

  Inside the brain of a struggling reader Why a one-size-fits-all approach does not work for every child While home environment, access to books, and social and economic factors all play a part in children’s literacy development, brain differences also play a crucial role. Learn More Here  

​Will Digital Accessible Books Improve Reading for Students with Dyslexia?

 “Accessible education or instruction (AIM) materials are specialized digital formats of textbooks and printed materials that are provided to accommodate persons with print disabilities. This may include children with visual impairments, blindness, a physical disability, or a reading disability, such as dyslexia. AIM formats include braille, audio, large print and digital text in a common […]

7 iPad Apps to Help Students With Dyslexia

“Dyslexia is a language-based disorder that makes reading, recognizing words, spelling and decoding especially difficult. More than 20% of the U.S. population is dyslexic, according to the National Institutes of Health, yet stigma and misconceptions often prevent dyslexic people from seeking help. It’s something you’re born with, but while dyslexia is a lifelong learning disability, […]

Jennifer Aniston Reveals Struggles With Dyslexia in Hollywood Reporter

Jennifer Aniston opened up about her painful past with dyslexia in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter. The Cake star told the magazine, “I thought I wasn’t smart.” It wasn’t until her early 20’s that she was diagnosed with the learning disability. “The only reason I knew [that I had it] was because I went […]

Classroom Accommodations for Executive Functioning Issues By Amanda Morin

“Executive functioning issues can make learning difficult. Kids may have trouble planning, managing time and organizing. Fortunately, there are classroom accommodations that can help them stay on top of their work.” – by Amanda Morin (offsite link)

9 Steps to Take If Your Request for Evaluation Is Denied By Amanda Morin

“A formal evaluation is one of the first steps in getting your child the school services she needs. The general rule is that a school must evaluate your child if it knows or “suspects” she has a disability—this covers many learning and attention issues. But sometimes a school will refuse to evaluate. Here are steps […]

A Dyslexic Author’s Tips for Writing for Kids by Tom McLaughlin

 “Spelling isn’t important. It really isn’t, people get hung up on it. Being able to spell has nothing to do with being a good writer. Being able to know how a car engine works, doesn’t make you a racing driver. It’s about having something to say. It’s about feeling the wind in your hair.” – […]

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