Weekly roundup: dyslexia
On 10 May the U.S. Senate held an education committee hearing on Understanding Dyslexia: The Intersection of Scientific Research & Education. The hearing included testimony from experts on dyslexia, including Dr. Sally Shaywitz, co-director of the Yale Center For Dyslexia And Creativity. You can view video coverage of the hearing on the senate.gov website.
In response to the hearing, teacher and writer Kyle Redford penned this article in the EdWeek blog: Dyslexia and the Power of Teacher Expectations. Redford examines the influence teachers have on the ability of dyslexics to believe in themselves and looks at what a large impact teacher expectations can have on a dyslexic child’s confidence. Read more.
Looking for local dyslexia associations? For readers based in the U.K., have a look at the list provided by the British Dyslexia Association: Local Dyslexia Associations Directory. If you are in the United States then check out Decoding Dyslexia. The organization is a grassroots movement run by parents and has local chapters in many states.Posted by Rebekkah Laeuchli | 0 comments