A brief history of dyslexia and the role women played in getting it recognised

A brief history of dyslexia and the role women played in getting it recognised

Dyslexia affects up to 10% of the population and is widely accepted as a learning difficulty that can cause problems with (among other things) reading, writing and spelling. But it hasn’t always been this way. In fact, it wasn’t until…
“Born Different, That’s All” - Dyslexia
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“Born Different, That’s All”

When Anthony Raneri—lead singer, guitarist, and lyricist for the punk band Bayside—was doing a Facebook Live chat with some of the band’s more than 200,000 followers on the social media site, he could finally, publicly, put a name…
DYSLEXIA’S SILVER LINING
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Dyslexia’s Silver Lining

When I was in third grade, I was diagnosed with dyslexia and dysgraphia. Few teachers were aware of dyslexia, and even fewer had training on how to help dyslexic students. I did not receive accommodations until my sophomore year of college. My…
Should we do away with ‘dyslexia’?

Should we do away with ‘dyslexia’?

In their recently published book, The Dyslexia Debate, Joe Elliott and Elena Grigorenko controversially call for the term “dyslexia” to be abandoned. They argue it is an imprecise label that does nothing to assist the children to whom…
Here’s what you need to know about starting university with dyslexia

Here’s what you need to know about starting university with dyslexia

Going to university can be a test for anyone, fresh, or not-so-fresh from school. Students are not only expected to adapt to independent study and increased reading loads, but they also have to learn as soon as possible how to “do” the…
TEACHERS DON’T UNDERSTAND THE DEPTH OF DYSLEXIA

Teachers don’t understand the depth of dyslexia

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that most of us know for causing problems with writing, reading and spelling. But it is more than this, and can affect people in many different ways. It is generally accepted that underlying neurological…
Seven myths about dyslexia put to rest

Seven myths about dyslexia put to rest

As researchers who study dyslexia, we often read articles or overhear conversations that completely misunderstand what dyslexia is – or how it can be treated. Dyslexia is the term used to describe someone with reading difficulties –…