Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
34 universities in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health study dyslexia, yet most of our teacher prep programs ignore their findings. Click here to read how Yale University is working with legislators, parents, researchers and the NIH to bring the needed solutions to our school system.
In the past 4 years, parents across the nation have united to advocate for their children who have dyslexia. They are advocating, legislating and educating for change nationally, locally and within their states. These parents are making inroads for better reading education for dyslexics, but more work needs to be done. Read what Decoding Dyslexia Iowa is doing in our state, and what changes are occurring in other states.
Private Dyslexia Resources in Iowa
Today, dyslexia is only diagnosed by private entities - people with advanced degrees in educational psychology and speech-language pathology. Remediation is mostly done by private centers and tutors out of their home. A few schools in Iowa are now offering dyslexia remediation during the school day. Click below to link to the Decoding Dyslexia Iowa Contact Us web form to learn about resources and ask for a their list of qualified professionals.
Dyslexia can be identified at birth
New research shows that using fMRI’s, the dyslexic brain pattern can be seen as early as birth. Dr. Nadine Gaab, a leading neuro-scientist at the Boston Children’s Hospital, has spent her entire career studying the structure of the dyslexic brain and pioneered fMRI technology to examine its inner workings. Read her latest findings.
Dyslexia can affect math
Some dyslexic students have a very hard time learning their math facts and remembering the steps to multiplication and long division.
Why don't US schools teach reading programs that work for students with dyslexia?
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