This article on EdWeek reiterates that more research must be done with electronic devices before they can be advocated for helping students with learning disabilities in schools. Testing has just begun on the Intel Reader, Barnes and Noble’s Nook, Amazon’s Kindle, and Apple’s iPad.Read more
In the article by Benedict Carey on The New York Times, Carey contradicts traditional study methods and questions why schools haven’t begun using proven, effective approaches. First, he says that changing the room where someone studies can increase retention. When the brain can make multiple associations between the material being studied and the backgrounds of different rooms, more neural connections are...Read more
This video documentary from the Southwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association documents the successes of ten people with dyslexia, who explain in their own words their personal struggles and the steps they took to gain success and develop their own talents. Included in the video are an architect who was involved in work stabilizing the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a CEO of a New York real estate firm, and a sculptor, a lawyer, a chef, an author, a fashion designer, and two...Read more
In today’s job market, the importance of a postsecondary education for securing a job has become crucial. In order to help children with learning disabilities keep future career pathways open, they must get assistance while in school. These children must be able to develop oral and written language skills, which are imperative to graduate from college. If a student has a learning disability that prevents him from understanding text or lectures, he will not be able to...Read more
Your first year at college can be challenging whether you are dyslexic or not. Use these six tips to prepare for your first semester and get your college career off to a positive start!Read more
This professional issues statement is an official policy statement of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is a companion document to the position statement on the Roles and Responsibilities of Speech-Language Pathologists in Schools. It was developed by the Ad Hoc Committee on the Roles and Responsibilities of the School-Based Speech-Language Pathologist. Members of the Ad Hoc Committee were Barbara Ehren (chair), Frances Block, Catherine Crowley, Ellen...