Fish Don’t Climb Trees Talk At The Lynn Valley Library

Fish Don’t Climb Trees Talk At The Lynn Valley Library

Sue is excited to be able to introduce information about dyslexia that is so different from the norm, Wednesday, April 5, 2017 – Fish Don’t Climb Trees talk at the Lynn Valley Library – 7pm-8pm.  Many years ago she watched the Knowledge Network film “Deciphering Dyslexia” and recently she watched the HBO film “Decoding...

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The gift of dyslexia

The gift of dyslexia

Children with reading disability finally feeling good about themselves – By Mia Stainsby February 2001 “I really, really, really love reptiles – snakes, turtles, everything. When I grow up, I want to become famous and save the tuatara – they’re almost extinct and they’ve been here for about 200 million years...

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I Can See Clearly Now: Beating Dyslexia With Clay

I Can See Clearly Now: Beating Dyslexia With Clay

By Brigid McConville As all too many parents know, the quest for “solutions” to dyslexia can be a long and frustrating one. But now a new teaching method – in which dyslexics model key words in clay – promises to put an end to the problems of dyslexia once and for all. The Davis Dyslexia

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Dyslexia: Learning disorder or gift?

Dyslexia: Learning disorder or gift?

By Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby Now Published: March 27, 2010 Imagine you’re struggling to read the words on this page, and the letters get flipped backwards, spun upside down and turned into an incomprehensible mess. That’s a bit what it’s like to have dyslexia. But is it a learning disorder or a special gift? For...

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It’s not always as easy as 1-2-3

It’s not always as easy as 1-2-3

By Tralee Pearce – Published in Globe and Mail – September 2008 Kids with dyscalculia have trouble deciphering numbers, in the same way dyslexics have trouble with letters, researchers say. It may look like arts and crafts, but when Nicolas Lafreniere plays with balls of clay, he’s actually learning the basics of math. As the...

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Dyslexia is not a disability – it’s a gift

Dyslexia is not a disability – it’s a gift

by Sally Gardner – theguardian.com, Monday 24 June 2013 So much has changed since I was an undiagnosed dyslexic at school, but its wonders and contradictions remain hard to convey. Steve Jobs, a famous dyslexic. Photograph: James Leynse/Corbis At school I was the outsider, the odd one, the word-blind child who didn’t fit in. I...

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Press Release – Unraveling ‘math dyslexia’

Press Release – Unraveling ‘math dyslexia’

Published in Globe and Mail – September 2008 Although school has been back for less than a month, it is likely that many children are already experiencing frustration and confusion in math class. Research at The University of Western Ontario in London, Canada could change the way we view math difficulties and how we assist

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Far from a ‘Curse’

Far from a ‘Curse’

By Sean Kolenko – North Shore Outlook, March 09, 2011 Sue Hall’s son George struggled with reading and spelling in elementary school, but after a move across the pond and enrollment at a new school, he’s nearing graduation from UBC. Sue Hall doesn’t consider herself an educator. She says she’s a mom – and a...

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