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Carly Simon And Family Point To Positive, Creative Side Of Dyslexia

Few parents are thrilled by the news that their child has dyslexia. But increasingly, families are viewing the language processing disorder in a new light — not as a disability, but simply as a different way of perceiving the world. Indeed in some families, the dyslexic brain is viewed as having distinct advantages…

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How One Girl’s Struggle to Read Changed Dyslexia Education in New Jersey

Samantha Ravelli was just 8 when she was first featured in an article in The Press of Atlantic City, demonstrating the Orton Gillingham program she was using to learn to read…

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Two Freshman Earn Learning Ally Award

For their academic excellence and advocacy work, Brian Meersma ’18 and Mara Schein ’18 will each receive the Marion Huber Learning Though Listening National Achievement Award at an April 18 gala in Washington, D.C., hosted by Learning Ally, a national nonprofit serving individuals with learning and visual disabilities.

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When Struggling With Dyslexia Makes You a Better Entrepreneur

According to Dr. Sally Shaywitz, codirector of the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity and the author of Overcoming Dyslexia, the highly prevalent learning difference is often misunderstood.

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What I Know Now As a Teen With Dyslexia

One would think that being able to label your adversity makes it easier, but since that day on the couch when I realized I am dyslexic, I have increasingly felt worse about my disability…

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Dyslexia Action: Denied and Delayed

Thanks to the research of Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz and the stories of many inspiring individuals who agreed to be in the film, it has been profoundly gratifying to hear so many stories..

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Dr. Sally Shaywitz, Truth in Testimony, “The Science of Dyslexia”

House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Hearing, “The Science of Dyslexia,” Dr. Sally Shaywitz provides expert testimony on what dyslexia is, who it affects, and the need for evidence-based programs to remediate it.

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Extended Time Improves More Than Test Scores

I wasn’t officially diagnosed with dyslexia until my twenties, but I knew there was something wrong with me, after I had to go in for special testing beginning in kindergarten. I never got a clear diagnosis and I had no way to articulate my academic struggles as a child…

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