Finland’s Formula for School Success
Early intervention and sustained individual support for every student are keys to educating the whole child in Finnish schools(http://www.pearsonfoundation.org).
The Big Picture Movie Trailer
The cost to our society of not identifying kids with dyslexia is incalculable.
Exclusive: Sir Richard Branson on Dyslexia
Quinn Bradlee interviews Sir Richard Branson about his experience growing up with dyslexia. They discuss how dyslexia affected Branson’s young life as well as a working adult.
Embracing Dyslexia (documentary film)
By carefully weaving together interviews with parents, experts, and adult dyslexics, “Embracing Dyslexia” tackles the issues surrounding dyslexia like no other documentary film has before.
Could a simple font help dyslexics read?
‘Dyslexie’ helps sufferers overcome their difficulties by making letters more unique. A study by researchers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands found that Dyslexie reduced the likelihood of reading errors for dyslexics. Making certain letters thicker and thinner helps dyslexics better identify between similar-looking letters such as ‘b’ and ‘d’.
Dyslexia is characterized by difficulty with learning to read fluently and with accurate comprehension despite normal intelligence. This includes difficulty with phonological awareness, phonological decoding, processing speed, orthographic coding, auditory short-term memory, language skills/verbal comprehension, and/or rapid naming.