Weekly Roundup: Dyslexia

Headlines

The very first Asia Pacific Dyslexia Festival & Symposium (APDF) will take place in Yokohama on June 11 and 12, according to this article in the Japan Times. The author Louise George Kittaka, based in Japan for years and with three children in the Japanese school system, asserts that dyslexia is neither well understood or supported in general by Japanese educators.

The symposium is being organized by EDGE, a Japanese non-profit that advocates for dyslexics, and the Japan Dyslexia Association, according to the article. Read more.

In further headlines, meet Sahara Lin, a model with both dyslexia and dyscalculia who was discovered on Instagram. She was interviewed in Vogue on topics ranging from learning disabilities and her passion for increased funding for special education to the awesomeness of her braces. The delightful interview spotlights someone whose success can inspire both dyslexics and dyscalculics. Read more.

Resources

For this week’s resources, we’re turning to our readers: what are your favorite books on dyslexia? Which ones have you found most helpful, the most inspiring? Let us know in the comments or through our contact form and we’ll run reader suggestions in future blog posts!

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