Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dyslexics and mutual exclusivity of letters

This is part 3 of a series of articles on minds shutting down.

Continuing with “The Tipping Point” let us see what else we can link with ‘minds shutting down’.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Tipping Point and minds shutting down

 The following 2 paragraphs are from Malcolm Gladwell’s book ‘The Tipping Point’. They do explain a little on why children shut down.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Dyslexic Minds shutting down

I have written about my dyslexic students shutting down during class in my article: Unlearn dated Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I recommend you to read that article before continuing with this article. Do read the comments from one of my favourite readers.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dyslexia - definition

Many months ago I received an e-mail from someone who chanced upon my blog. This is what she had written.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dyslexia - Lies and more Lies

I am copying articles from the internet which are just blatant lies about dyslexia. These lies are perpetrated by businessmen  who only want to make money at the expense of parents of dyslexic children.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Dyslexia in Finland and Italy


A lie, repeated often enough, will end up as truth.
              The bigger the lie, the greater the likelihood that people would believe it.

Dr Paul Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's Minister of Propaganda (1933-1945)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Dyslexia and comprehension - final part

I was dyslexic; I had no understanding of school-work whatsoever. 
I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons 
I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I - if I'm not interested 
in something, I don't grasp it.
Richard Branson

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dyslexic children and reading comprehension Part 2

What is reading comprehension?
Reading comprehension is the ability to get meaning from what you read. It is the ultimate goal in reading. Continued reading will help build the vocabulary and general knowledge base that is so important for reading comprehension.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dyslexic children and reading comprehension

Two weeks ago a friend rang me and asked me to see a 19 years old student whom he thought was dyslexic. I explained to him that I have not taught any child beyond year 6 (13 years old). He pleaded with me and I finally relented saying that I’ll just help to find out if the child is dyslexic.