Thursday, February 27, 2020

Discourse with Iowa reading research centre

I have written many emails to many universities and professors from 2010 to no avail.

On 16.1.2020 I wrote to Iowa reading research centre on FaceBook as well as directly to an email address provided on the internet. The following is our conversation.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

My YouTube posts

I am proud to announce that my YouTube video is listed in the Top 20 Dyslexia YouTube Channels
To Follow in 2020.

My latest video can be found here.

Subscribe to it and share it with your friends if you find value in it.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Presentation to teachers at St.Francis Convent

Yesterday, 15.2.2020 I made a presentation to St.Francis Convent in Kota Kinabalu.
There were 9 teachers who attended my presentation.

The teachers were glad that I had made the presentation and presented me with a small token and a certificate.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Top 50 Dyslexia Blogs

Recently I submitted my Blog name to Feedspot.

I am happy to announce that the founder of Feedspot, Mr. Anuj Agarwal,
and his panel selected my blog as one of the Top 50 Dyslexia Blogs on the web.

Here is the website where my blog is listed as one of the top 50 Dyslexia Blogs.

Scientific support for my findings

Yesterday one Jammy Jacobson whose profile says she is a Certified Academic Language Therapist at The READ Center commented on one of my comments in a group on FaceBook I belong called ‘Science of Reading: The Community’.

This was her comment: 

Your posts seem to be the opposite of the science of reading. You tend to attack scientific research and claim your own anecdotes are superior to the work of actual scientists.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Verifiable 'Truths'

Here are some extracts of what one of my connections, Anne McDonald, had written in LinkedIn. She is the Founder, owner, Scotland Study Centre.

“…We have the right to believe whatever we want, no matter how illogical, but we should spread only objective information and verifiable "truths." Spreading unsubstantiated belief systems and propaganda is dangerous.  We need to develop the critical thinking and language skills necessary to distinguish verifiable facts from propaganda/beliefs.
General belief systems aren't a threat, but it's important to combat incorrect and dangerous views when they have a chance of pervading greater society."

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Confusion due to many sounds of letters

The second reason why many kids shut down from learning to read, is that teachers do not tell them at the onset that most letters of the English alphabet represent many sounds.

Having learned one sound of a letter and then when a second sound is introduced without the kid being informed that that same letter represents more than one sound, the kid shuts down. Kids predisposed to shutting down disengage from learning to read and are then wrongly classified as dyslexic.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Why kids shut down/ disengage from learning to read

My friend who knows how to do a professional YouTube video is currently not available. As such I am doing this simple video to hopefully convince educators why many kids shut down from learning. I have said over the last 10 years that many smart kids disengage from learning to read when they are confused.