Weekly Roundup: Dyslexia Is Very Treatable & New Eye Tracking Diagnosis

Dyslexia Is Very Treatable. So Why Aren’t We Helping More Kids?

This American article hits some points that are all to recognisable globally, such as dyslexia being widely recognised yet it can go undiagnosed and untreated. The wbur.org article goes on to explain that there is a disconnect between what we know about dyslexia and how we treat it as even when evaluations identify underlying language disorders consistent with dyslexia, the intervention is often not early enough, not appropriate, insufficiently individualised or intensive enough. This is an all too familiar story, but how do we change this?

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Weekly Roundup: Sight Words & What Teachers Need To Know.

Dyslexia Fact J: Dyslexics Often Struggle To Read Small “Sight” Words Such As “that,” “an,” “in.” 

Our Instagram post ‘Dyslexia Fact J’ touched on the subject on sight words. Sight words are very common small words and they have unusual spelling patterns and so cannot be sounded out using basic phonic knowledge and cannot be represented using pictures. So sight words are tricky things for a dyslexic and its good for anyone to memorise them by sight and sound, this is a subject we will be going into more depth with in the near future!

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Weekly Roundup: School Uses Dybuster Software With All Ages & Dyscalculia

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Emmen School Uses Dybuster Software With All Ages

This week we had a post about Emmen School in Switzerland, which has been using Dybuster software with students of all ages for some time now. This public school is a combined primary and secondary school so their students are from several age groups. The school is a key example of caring for the range of needs their students may have. In this article you will find out who uses Dybuster’s software and what benefits the students and teachers gained.

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Weekly Roundup: Dyscalculia And Diagnosis & Specialist Teachers

Do You Have Dyscalculia And How Do You Get A Diagnosis?

Discovering that you have a learning difficulty such as dyscalculia can be life changing. Imagine that you have struggled with maths all your life, believing that it is all down to you being unintelligent, which in turn made you loose confidence in yourself and perhaps was holding you back from your ambitions. What if this all was caused by a learning difficulty that you could’ve got help with? This is happening to a lot of adults, as awareness of dyscalculia is relatively new. If you have had difficulties with maths then this article may be for you as it gives advice on where and how to get a diagnosis.

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Weekly Roundup: Dybuster In Schools & Signs Of Dyslexia

Using Dybuster software in the classroom.

Using Dybuster software in the classroom.

The Schools That Use Dybuster Software: Fehraltdorf

This week we shared a post part of a series of articles written last year that covered some of the schools using our software. All of these schools use Calcularis and Orthograph to help their pupils to overcome their difficulties with numeracy and literacy, whether they have a learning disability or not. In this particular post we write about the school Fehraltdorf, Switzerland. The article tells you all about the school and how they have benefited from the software answering questions such as: how is the software used in the school? And Are teachers satisfied with Dybuster Orthograph and Calcularis?

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Weekly Roundup: Greater Manchester Dyslexia Workshop & Augmented Reality

Greater Manchester Dyslexia Workshop

Last week we were part of a very exciting workshop in Manchester, hosted by Roger Broadbent from the Dyslexia Institute UK. The workshop was full of exciting ideas on how to help people who struggle with dyslexia in the Greater Manchester area and beyond. Dybuster was invited to the event to talk about our software Calcularis and the lesser-known learning difficulty dyscalculia. Claro Software, Lexable and Matchware also joined us; it was a great pleasure to hear them speak about their programs and what they can do for those with dyslexia. There will be a full article released later this week about the day’s events, conversations and the EdTech that was presented to us.

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Weekly Roundup: Top Dyslexia, Dyscalculia Events & Alternative Teaching Methods

Top Dyslexia & Dyscalculia Events This Week!

On the 2nd November we will be presenting our software Calcularis, for those with mathematical difficulties and dyscalculia, at the Greater Manchester Dyslexia Workshop. It looks to be a day packed with exciting talks about the very latest ideas on dyslexia and we certainly cannot wait to meet everyone and listen to what they have to say.

Click here to find out more about the event!

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Weekly Roundup: Multi-Sensory Learning & Nobel Prize Winners

What Is Multi-Sensory Learning?

The topic of multi-sensory learning is always a popular one as it is all about teaching your brain new relationships. By using all your senses to learn you can build up more or alternative neural connections to enabling faster recollection and memorisation, which will help you take more control over your learning difficulty. It is just quite simply a great way to keep your brain in good health and exercise those parts that don’t always get to work out in your normal day.

We at Dybuster use multi-sensory learning in our software for dyslexia and dyscalculia using learning games that associate letters and numbers with shapes, colours, and musical tones to allow students to improve reading and spelling skills.

Read more about multi-sensory learning here.

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Weekly Roundup: Improving Lives & A Students View On Dyslexia

Improving Lives: Autism and learning difficulties

Last week we were in Manchester at Improving Lives: Autism and Learning Difficulties, a conference by Open Forum Events. It was a true eye-opener and gave a true understanding of current thinking on the topics from a huge list of expert speakers who have an incredible amount of first-hand experience and knowledge. Not only were there professionals at the event, but some amazing and inspiring success stories that showed us how it can be made possible and what needs to be done for a better future of neurodiversity.

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Weekly Roundup: Dyslexia Awareness Week & Dyscalculia Facts

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Dyslexia Awareness Week 2017

This week was the UK’s Dyslexia Awareness Week 2017. It ran from last Monday 2nd October until today, Sunday 8th October 2017 with World Dyslexia Day on Thursday 5th October. The theme for the week was Positive about Dyslexia, it was great to see so much positivity spread over the internet as with such learning difficulties is all too easy to focus on the negatives. We saw the actor Charley Boorman share his refreshing personal experiences of dyslexia and how he believes in the truly positive aspects of the disability.

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