Monday, December 9, 2019

Looking at dyslexia with a jaundiced eye

To look at something with a jaundiced eye means to look upon something with prejudice, usually in a cynical or negative way. The word jaundice is an adjective that means showing distaste, envy or bitterness.

Any human being who thinks that what he does not know cannot exist is wearing the crown of ignorance.

This is the case with many of the professors I met on LinkedIn. They have all said at various times the following:

Dr.G Reid Lyon had said in ‘Children of the Code’ that most of the disengaged kids are “Instructional Casualties”? 

"About five to six percent of those kids have what we call dyslexia or learning disabilities in reading. Ninety-five percent of the kids hitting the wall in learning to read are what we call NBT."(Never been taught)

“Most struggling children are struggling because what they learned in the past is inadequately resourcing or maladaptively directing their current learning.
The most important step toward improving the health of our children’s learning is recognizing, understanding, and minimizing, unhealthy learning.” (James Wendorf)
Read more on my blog post here

Most of the professors I have written to in the USA think that anything they cannot understand doesn’t exist.

Making and putting a label on all the children who cannot read as kids with dyslexia is wrong. Most of the kids classified as dyslexic are actually instructional casualties.

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