Dynaread Launching Free Q&A Service, Encouraging Parents and Teachers to ask Dyslexia Related Questions
Cranbrook, BC (PRWEB) April 19, 2012
Seeing the gap between what is known about dyslexia and remediation in Science, and what is understood about the subject by parents and teachers, Dynaread Special Education Corporation has launched a free online Q&A service. Dynaread hopes to help bridge the gap of science versus public dyslexia understanding by offering people the ability to get answers to their dyslexia related questions.
Dynaread has a team of reading specialists who can assist parents and teachers by providing them with answers to their reading remediation related questions. A simple to use online web form at https://dynaread.com/service/askQuestionForm is all it takes to get into contact with Dynareads team of reading specialists and ask a question about dyslexia.
With 5-10% of children struggling with reading, dyslexia is an issue facing many parents and teachers. Though a neurological issue, completely unrelated to intelligence, many people misunderstand what dyslexia is, and not being able to properly read has caused pain and embarrassment for parents and children alike.
Dekkers, CEO of Dynaread, states: At the annual IDA conference in Chicago a few months ago, I had the opportunity to personally meet one of Americas leading pioneers in dyslexia research and advocacy, Dr. Sylvia O. Richardson, MD, former President of the International Dyslexia Association . As someone who is passionate about helping struggling readers myself, I asked her what she could challenge me with. She stated: In spite of all the efforts of the International Dyslexia Association, all the advancements in reading sciences, and all our current understanding in reading disorders, this information has not yet reached the general public, nor our educational institutions.
Dekkers took this challenge serious and has been discussing ways to involve his dyslexia remediation company to address the need for spreading know-how. The release of Dynareads new free public service is a direct outflow of that meeting with Dr. Richardson.
Dr. Richardsons observation that the scientific understanding and know-how is not yet broadly known and used by the public is shared with other professionals. Last weekend, Vancouver, BC hosted the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). AERA President Arnetha Ball shared that current scientific research and understanding still often fails to affect policy, legislation, and remediation.
Advocacy is clearly on the rise. In 2011 HBO released their documentary film Journey into Dyslexia, in which the realities of struggling readers are explored: focussing on both struggles and amazing successes. This year, Harvey Hubble V releases his Dislecksia: The Movie which aims to do the same.
It is not only in the realm of advocacy that we see movement. A push for policy changes is also on the rise. The State of Ohio passed two important House Bills (96 and 157), which establish a clear definition of dyslexia, as well as defining dyslexia specialists. Two prominent members of the U.S. Congress recently formed the Congressional Dyslexia Caucus to raise awareness of dyslexia and help foster policy change for people with dyslexia .
There are also increasing amounts of initiatives from parents. Decoding Dyslexia – NJ is a grassroots movement driven by NJ families. Founded in November 2011, they are already making inroads in State legislation. This push for policy change is taking place across the USA.
Dynareads core business is offering science-based, online, remediation especially designed for older children who struggle with reading. Dynaread has a team of resident academics who play a important part in the program structure through various roles, one of them being assisting parents and teachers by providing them with answers to their reading remediation related questions.
Dekkers: We have a science team that covers cognitive neuroscience, psychology, learning disabilities, reading sciences, and clinical counselling, and we are passionate about making a difference. That is why we have decided to invite public questions on dyslexia. We want to help spread dyslexia understanding and this is one way in which we plan to do it. Our academics will answer dyslexia related questions professionally and free of charge for as long as we as a company can afford it. It is our way of giving back.
To submit questions about dyslexia, simply visit the Dynaread web site at http://www.dynaread.com and click on the submit your question link. Dynaread also offers a free online dyslexia reading test.
(PRWEB UK) 16 May 2012
Leading private tuition providers, Tutors International (http://www.tutors-international.com), have reported that this time of year yields high numbers of enquiries from parents of struggling AS Level students who need to secure a private tutor in time for the exams.
Finding the right private tutor for a students individual needs can take time, says founder of Tutors International, Adam Caller. It is possible to hire a private tutor at the last minute, but we strongly advise parents to identify problems early on, and allow several months to recruit a tutor.
With AS Level pupils at a crucial point in the curriculum schedule, students should alert their parents and teachers to problems now. In the UK, AS Level results come out in August, and its at this point that parents usually first see evidence of a struggling student. They panic, and try to recruit a tutor for home schooling for the rest of the summer holidays and through the autumn term in time for the AS Level resits in January. But by August its too late: good private tutors are committed elsewhere.
Students who are struggling with AS Levels and think that they might fail the exams need to talk to their parents now. Students competing for places at the top universities may need A-grades in all their subjects to secure their place. If they think they may not get the grades they need, their families need to start looking for a private tutor for the September to January period, to help them through AS Level resits and prepare them for A Level exams.
Its very easy to fall behind. comments Caller. A student should not begin the new school year without having first understood the previous years material.Private home tuition can help students to catch up, teach them how to form arguments, write essays, develop ideas, and prepare them for AS Level resits and the A Levels in the summer to ensure they get the grades they need.
About Tutors International
Tutors International is a worldwide organization providing experienced private tutors to work with children of all ages and nationalities. Tutors are available for full-time tutoring positions, for major support and tutoring outside school hours, or for home-schooling.
Tutors International provide tutors in a wide variety of situations from helping students re-take critical exams, helping pupils with the transition of moving between international school systems, and supporting youngsters with AD/HD and dyslexia. They provide a bespoke service to find the right tutor that suits the child’s needs and aspirations, and if a live-in tutor is required, it is essential that the assigned tutor is the right match for the family and fits in the environment.
Tutors International was founded by Adam Caller who has tutored students of all ages. He has received specialist training in dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder and is very sensitive to children’s educational difficulties. He has now turned this expertise to recruiting, training and placing other tutors to help families.
Phone: +44 (0) 1865 435 135
Tutors International, Clarendon House, 52 Cornmarket Street, Oxford, OX1 3HJ, UK
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 10, 2012
Writer and homeschooling mother Kerry Jones, in collaboration with Time4Learning.com, has released a new eBook aimed at parents who are homeschooling a child with dyslexia. Successfully Homeschooling a Child with Dyslexia comes from the 12 years of experience Jones had homeschooling her own son with dyslexia. Dyslexia, also called Developmental Reading Disorder (DRD), is a broad term covering many types of difficulties with information processing, leading to reading, writing, and spelling problems.
Parents who have chosen to educate their children at home can often feel overwhelmed when they discover that one or more of their children has a learning challenge. Jones alleviates parents concerns and encourages them by sharing her successes with her own son. Shes proof that homeschooling a child with dyslexia is not only possible, but can often be the very best choice for a child.
Every child is different, but there is no better teacher student ratio than the one-to-one attention a child receives by learning at home, attests Mrs. Jones. And Ive come to realize that you dont have to have a degree in special education to help a child with dyslexia. You simply have to have knowledge of the resources available, knowledge of how your child best learns, and the desire to help.
Jones lays out many of those available resources and other topics within the pages of the eBook, such as:
London, UK (PRWEB) May 02, 2012
The survey, conducted in April by the website Public Speaking for Kids, revealed that 71 per cent of parents were in favour of such an inclusion, 25 per cent were unsure and 4 per cent were against.
Set up by Andries Smit, founder of several small businesses and public speaker, Public Speaking for Kids is a website providing advice, guidance and tips on how parents can get their children involved in, and make the most out of, public speaking, to improve their communication skills and academic attainment.
Many parents have found the site hugely beneficial. One such parent, Anna Holding, who came across the site after searching for ways to improve her childrens presentation skills, has since been applying the advice she discovered: I have enrolled my two teenage children in the local Toastmasters club. I regularly read the site for tips on how I can keep my children engaged in public speaking and ways to make the practicing of it more fun around the home. I have also found the advice given has brought me closer to my children as we now spend more time together doing more than just making routine small talk
The site is certainly filling a gap, particularly in the UK. Smit says: There is grave concern that new technologies could impede childrens interpersonal skills in the future. With SMS messaging, social media and the internet, communication is becoming increasingly informal. This informality is seen as normal and acceptable by children but does not go down well on exam papers or at job interviews. We already have a Generation Y who are struggling because of the weak economic environment. We could be in for a Generation Z next; those unable to make their own way in the world because of a lack of communication skills.
Currently the site is much like a blog, updated thrice weekly. There is an exclusive e-book for sale: The A-Z of Public Speaking for Kids. In coming months it will offer many more products and services.
So can this ambitious site help parents achieve their goal of bringing public speaking into the school curriculum? Andries Smit: We have much planned for the latter half of the year and we will certainly be reaching out to policymakers.
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New Tool Released by Tool2GrowKids.com Helps Parents Improve Social Relationships in the Classroom for Their Child with Asperger Syndrome
Frederick, MD (PRWEB) February 02, 2012
Parents can ease tensions and promote acceptance between classmates and students with Asperger Syndrome with this parent approved classroom tool that educates students in an accessible, positive and impactful way.
Kids with Asperger Syndrome struggle to make connections because they tend to misread social cues. Others often find their behaviors to be odd. It is important to help peers understand the unique behavioral mannerisms that these kids often exhibit. Problem solving with the class will facilitate social communication and help classmates know how to respond to peers with Asperger Syndrome, said Barbara Luborsky, pediatric occupational therapist and co-author of Kids Need to Know: Asperger Syndrome.
Children with Asperger Syndrome are targeted by bullies at higher rates than their neuro-typical peers. Research shows that this approach will promote more positive attitudes and greater acceptance of children with Asperger Syndrome. Following use of the presentation in his 3rd grade class, 10 year old W.L. said, The presentation must have worked, because everyone is a lot nicer, and they seem to get me now.
Kids Need to Know: Asperger Syndrome includes the Power Point presentation and:
A Parent Guide to help the user customize the presentation to explain the childs specific behaviors and needs.
Instructions for working with the class to develop strategies to support better relationships in the classroom.
A Script which provides clear and concise wording to be used with each slide.
Originally developed by Ruth Bielobocky, this presentation was used as a tool to tell her sons 6th grade classroom about Asperger Syndrome. Following the success he experienced after using the presentation, she worked with Barbara Luborsky, OTR/L, a pediatric occupational therapist and founder of Way to Grow, to write and edit the Script and the Parent Guide, and document validating research to support this approach.
Background: Way to Grow is a private pediatric occupational therapy and speech clinic located in Frederick, MD. The Way to Grow staff has been specializing in treating the unique needs of children since 2002. Ms. Luborsky, OTR/L is the owner of Way to Grow and is an occupational therapist who has worked with children of all ages with various diagnoses including: autism/PDD, cerebral palsy, developmental delay, down syndrome, learning disabilities, and sensory processing disorder. Way to Grow also provides consultative services for adults with developmental disabilities. Learn more at http://www.Way2Grow.com.
A video to preview the presentation can be seen at http://www.Tools2GrowKids.com.
To purchase the presentation, parent guide and script for $ 47.99, go to http://www.Tools2GrowKids.com.
For more information or to schedule an interview with Barbara Luborsky, please email her at info(at)Tools2GrowKids(dot)com
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The Greenspan Floortime Course for Parents of Children with Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, OCD, Anxiety, Aggression, and Sensory Processing Problems is Now Available Online
Bethesda, Maryland (PRWEB) February 22, 2012
The Greenspan Floortime Approach announces a new video course for parents of children with special needs, now available for a special introductory offer online until May 13, 2012. Parents and professionals can view the course from the comfort of their own homes with access to course material 24-hours a day.
Parents can also download a free Guide on Childrens Learning Styles to evaluate what will help their children learn best. In addition, parents can try out an online developmental and sensory processing assessment for free before subscribing. Available on http://www.StanleyGreenspan.com
The new course, from lectures by renowned child psychiatrist Dr. Stanley I. Greenspan, helps parents understand their childs developmental delays and demonstrates how to do Floortime, where parents engage their child to expand his or her intellectual and emotional development. Results from two recent randomized, controlled studies show significant social and emotional gains in children whose parents used Floortime.
The 6-hour Course is designed especially for parents and has multiple short lectures, each viewable on-demand. Dr. Greenspan discusses multiple diagnoses such as autism, Aspergers, ADHD, sensory processing problems, OCD, anxiety, and aggression. He demonstrates how parents can help their children work through problems to reach their potential.
The developmental and sensory processing assessment lets parents assess for themselves their childs strengths and weaknesses. Through the results chart parents can track changes so that they understand what their child needs and how they can be a partner in supporting their childs overcoming challenges. Parents get to try an assessment for free before subscribing.
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‘Parents Vastly Underestimate the Time Needed for Educational Transition when Relocating to the UK’ Reports Tutors International
(PRWEB) February 28, 2012
Tutors International, specialists in the provision of private tuition and facilitating transitions between differing international education systems, announced today that parents are vastly underestimating the time required to place their child in the best UK independent schools after relocating to the UK. The company has noted an increased number of families who are neglecting to allow sufficient time in planning their child’s educational transition into the British education system. For more information, visit http://www.tutors-international.com or call +44 (0) 1865 435 135.
We help a large number of families who are relocating to the UK, usually due to their work, and have found that the majority are vastly underestimating the amount of time it takes to secure a place for their child in an excellent independent school, said Adam Caller, founder of Tutors International. Some parents are calling us now, asking for help over the summer, expecting their child to start at the best independent school in London in September! When I explain that these schools usually have a waiting list of three years or longer, they have a terrible shock.
In addition to underestimating the time it takes to secure a place in a private school, parents are also unaware of how long it can take to recruit a superlative private tutor to aid their childs transition into a new educational system, Adam added. I would urge all parents to get in touch with us as soon as they can once the need for international relocation becomes apparent. Forward planning can make the transition for their child and the entire family much easier, efficient and more cost-effective than last minute arrangements.
About Tutors International
Tutors International is a worldwide organization providing experienced private tutors to work with children of all ages and nationalities. Tutors are available for full-time tutoring positions, for major support and tutoring outside school hours, or for home-schooling. Tutors International is able to source the best international tutors including multilingual travelling teachers to accompany families travelling around the world, or those whose lifestyle necessitates frequent travel, in order to maintain consistency in education in extraordinary circumstances.
Tutors International provide tutors in a wide variety of situations from helping students re-take critical exams, helping pupils with the transition of moving between international school systems, and supporting youngsters with AD/HD and dyslexia. They provide a bespoke service to find the right tutor that suits the childs needs and aspirations, and if a live-in tutor is required, it is essential that the assigned tutor is the right match for the family and fits in the environment.
Tutors International was founded by Adam Caller who has tutored students of all ages. He has received specialist training in dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder and is very sensitive to childrens educational difficulties. He has now turned this expertise to recruiting, training and placing other tutors to help families.
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