The Challenges Of Working From Home With Dyslexia — And What Can Be Done To Help

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Globally, 70% of people work remotely at least once a week, according to a study by Zug released in 2018. However, despite the abundance of options for many to choose remote work opportunities, as well as the rising popularity of doing so nowadays, those who live with dyslexia and find themselves working from home may face additional difficulties that can make the experience more difficult. Thankfully, there are a number of ways that working remotely can be adapted to fit one’s specific needs in order to ensure the best opportunity for success.

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Here’s How Art Can Benefit Children And Adults With Dyslexia

Art has the power to bring people together, regardless of skin colour, gender identity, politics, language, and other factors that may keep us divided. Moreover, it can make an impact on a person’s life as art can contribute to one’s overall development and happiness. For children and adults with dyslexia, it can be a way for healthy self-expression using their enhanced visual and intuitive abilities. Many dyslexics gravitate towards art, and recent research has found that there is a high incidence of dyslexia among artistically gifted individuals. Apart from being a productive way to pass the time, art comes with a host of benefits that can improve one’s health and wellbeing–these are all the ways art can benefit children and adults with dyslexia. 

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How Can Music Benefit Children with Dyslexia?

Around one in five children are thought to have dyslexia, and up to 90% of children with learning disorders have it. Children with dyslexia can struggle with areas such as reading, sequencing and ordering sounds, and reading, but one area they can shine in and enjoy is music. As found in a study published in the International Journal of Arts and Technology, there is no link between dyslexia and a lack of musical ability. Learning music will not make children more aware of phonemes, but it can benefit them in other ways.

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A High-Stress Medical Career And Dyslexia: Things To Consider Before Jumping In

One covariance analysis of dyslexic medical students found that dyslexia is not a significant impediment to getting favourable exam results, according to Jean Mckendree and Margaret J. Snowling. This is very good news considering that over 65% of children exhibit dyslexic traits, which can impede their learning. So while dyslexia is not a major impediment to starting a medical career, there are other factors to consider. Specifically, the high-stress and anxiety-inducing environment that comes with a career in medicine. 

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Going above and beyond

by Laura Appleby of the Kedleston Group

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Since the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic we have seen our staff teams, time and time again, go above and beyond to support our children and young people during what is undoubtedly the most challenging and unprecedented of times.

The Government has advised that vulnerable children or those with an EHCP should, wherever possible, still attend school every day and our day schools remain open to welcome students.

It has been widely reported in the media that across the UK, not all young people in these categories are attending school daily, for a wide number of reasons, and our schools are playing a vital role in making sure they are supported in the best ways possible.

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How Online Schooling Is Revolutionising Education

by Mikkie Mills

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Over time, a lot has changed in the education sector in the United States. Today, if you briskly walked into the classroom ready to remind yourself of the good old school days of your youth, you would be in for a rude shock. You would completely not relate to the current classroom environment. Books and pens have been replaced as note-taking tools by computers, tablets, and iPads. Even more shocking, the classroom might not even be a physical place where like minds converge for learning purposes. It is simply a virtual space where learners access learning materials, hold class discussions, and take their examinations after studies. The education revolution is real, and it is spearheaded by the introduction of online learning.

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Popular Math Apps in the Resource Classroom: Why I Chose Not To Use Them

This is a guest article from Special Education Teacher Monise Seward, you can find out more about her work on her website – http://www.moniseseward.com/

For the last 8 months, my IG and Twitter posts have focused on two main goals; find (a) Dyscalculia and Dyslexia training; and (b) Math Apps and/or curriculum designed with my students’ needs in mind. Both proved to be challenging and time-consuming endeavours, eventually I found one.

Dyscalculia is the Learning Disability you’ve probably never heard of, despite the fact that 5-10% of the population has it. Based on the challenges non-identified students experience, I believe there are more kids (and adults) with Dyscalculia. We simply characterize their struggles as ‘Math anxiety’; at least, in this country. Based on conversations had with U.S. teachers, few are aware of the existence of Dyscalculia. They are unable to identify the characteristics exhibited by students who may have it. Compounded by a lack of training on Dyscalculia, many teachers adhere to a pacing guide that does not allow time for remediation or accommodations.

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Dyslexia Intervention at Wings School Notts

Wings School Notts is part of the Kedleston Group and is an outstanding independent therapeutic residential provider with a specialist school on-site in a small quiet village in Nottinghamshire. Many of the young people who come to Wings School Notts have significant reading and writing difficulties however do not have a formal diagnosis. In other provisions, the young person may not get the correct level of intervention.

At Wings School Notts every new student starting has a specific dyslexia screening test, which is completed on a 1:1 basis by the special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) and school SEN Assistant in the bespoke Learning Zone/Library. 

This screening system allows the team at Wings Notts School to meet the individual needs of each young person in a specific and targeted way.
Following internal analysis, the results have shown that 65% of the children and young people in placement have traits of dyslexia which affects the way they learn. Impacts range between, a few signs, mild, moderate and severe.

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Homeschooling with Dyslexia: How Dyslexics Learn

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While letting a child attend a regular schooling system can prove successful and helpful for the child, there is also a chance that it might simply not work out. Dyslexic children require a much more systematic and individualised learning process and sometimes a regular school might not be able to provide that.

Homeschooling allows the parent to create a learning process which is completely individual to the child’s needs and abilities. The child will feel much more at ease while learning with their parent and that can help the teaching process be more effective. In order to achieve a good result, the parent needs to be aware of just how a dyslexic child should learn.

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Jobs and Job Hunting Tips for People with Disabilities

Looking for a new job is stressful. When you have a disability, especially one that can’t be seen, it can be even more stressful. You may feel pressured to list your disability on your CV or be fearful of asking for accommodations after you’re hired if you don’t give them a heads up. But many of these fears are unfounded, and there are laws that make the job search less intimidating. There are also tons of jobs that are ideal for people with physical and neurological disabilities.

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