Dyslexia

Voices of Dyslexia, Tragedies and Triumphs (N.D.)

In this document, real people explain, in their own words, the barriers and prejudice they have faced because of dyslexia. The people include civil servants, a hairdresser, a scientist, a computer expert, and Canadian Football League Hall of Fame inductee Garney Henley.

The authors have also included advice for parents; tips for teachers; and suggestions for employers on working with someone who has dyslexia.

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2012-11-30

Specific Developmental Dyslexia (1998)

This document provides an introduction to the observable characteristics and neurological aspects of dyslexia. The author has included recommendations on screening for dyslexia; information for parents; suggestions for classroom teachers; and tips for dyslexic adults.

The author has also included a section on increasing awareness of “dyslexic talents” and the role they can play in the new knowledge-based economy.

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2012-11-14

Waking up to the possibilities of learning disabilities [Video – 7:45] (2012)

In this short video, a young woman explains how having a learning disability affected her during her school years.

Angela loves horses, singing, and writing songs. She also has dyslexia, a learning disability characterized by difficulty with reading.

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2012-09-06

Dyslexia and the University (2005)

This document, written in clear language, offers a starting point for those who want to learn more about dyslexia. The author has included information on the causes and characteristics of dyslexia and describes the dyslexic way of learning.

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2012-03-27

Learning Disabilities: Dyscalculia and Dyslexia (2009)

Dyscalculia refers to a persistent difficulty in learning or understanding concepts related to numbers, counting, and arithmetic, while dyslexia refers to difficulty with respect to reading and writing. This brief document offers a description of the two learning disabilities and a discussion of strategies for dealing with them.

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2011-09-16

I'm confused, is it dyslexia or is it learning disability? (2005)

The author notes that there are many myths about dyslexia and explains that having dyslexia doesn’t mean someone cannot learn.

The document contains sections on screening and assessment; intervention and support; the Simultaneous Multisensory Teaching (SMT) method; accommodations; and teaching methods.

The author has also included real-life experiences of people with dyslexia.

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2011-05-17

Simultaneous Multisensory Teaching: The SMT Method (2005)

A Multisensory Teaching Method for Students with Dyslexia

This document offers an introduction to the Simultaneous Multisensory Teaching (SMT) method for instructing people with dyslexia.

The author describes the SMT method as a language re-education method for students of all ages who need a more thorough knowledge of the structure of written language and a solid understanding of the association of sounds and symbols before learning how to apply the concepts and rules of written language.

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2011-05-06

Dyslexia and the Workplace (2005)

This document is directed at adults who struggle with dyslexia in the workplace. The author begins by providing information on the causes and characteristics of dyslexia and explaining the dyslexic way of learning.

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2011-05-03

Learning Disabilities in Adult Literacy Settings - Resource List (2010)

This list was compiled to help adult literacy educators find resources pertaining to learning disabilities. The list is organized according to six principles of good practice aimed at supporting a “whole life” approach to working with people with learning disabilities in adult literacy settings.

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2010-03-17

The Cognitive Psychology of Literacy Teaching: Reading, Writing, Spelling, Dyslexia (2008)

In this book the author examines the concept of dyslexia. He begins by looking at the cognitive psychology of literacy, that is, how the brain works when it reads, writes or spells. He then looks at some interesting and unusual new ideas such as the powerful effect of affect on learning and performance, the significance of learned helplessness to learning and literacy and the enigma of consciousness in our teaching.

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2008-09-30
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