I have written several posts on the Dyslexia Association. In 2010/2011 I wrote to more than 30 Dyslexia Associations around the world and they did not respond. The answer is simple, they are into making money and nothing more.
Recently I Tweeted in reply to @CodeReadNetwork - A National Dyslexia Network for adults and children.
Its Twitter profile says: Visit our website for dyslexia info and resources and to find out how you can get involved.
Similar to all other Dyslexia sites I have commented on, I was immediately blocked.
As I have said for more than a decade, dyslexia is big business.
On 19.9.2023, I replied to tweets by Kathryn Olsen (Alphability) @Alphabilityko
She appears to be an intelligent young lady who I believe is genuinely interested in helping kids unable to read. Let us see if she will discuss this openly.
On Sep 11 she Tweeted:
Proud to be the 59th member of @CodeReadNetwork and to be part of the amazing work they do for our children and adults with Specific Learning Disorders, such as Dyslexia.
Here are a few of her encouraging Tweets
Look out for red buildings in Canberra during October! Remember they are highlighting the need for ALL Australian children to learn to read with evidence-based instruction. If we finally get this right, then we will catch the 3-5% with Dyslexia early enough to intervene effectively. https://twitter.com/CodeReadNetwork/status/1702175855659864361
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(The link above is by CodeReadNetwork and I am unable to view it because I am blocked.)
Student learning needs and wellbeing at the centre of decision making.
Let's go, ACT Public School leaders! We can do this and make a difference to so many students in our care.
Thank you @LD_Australia for putting effective, evidence based practice on the map for our children with Learning Difficulties. Statistically, 20-25% of kids, but in some of my Primary classes in rural areas or balanced literacy schools, I've seen the need as high as 35-40%.
Note: On 15.9.2023 (see above) she said, ‘If we finally get this right, then we will catch the 3-5% with Dyslexia early enough to intervene effectively.’
The 3-5% is what David Boulton and Andrew Johnson had estimated to be. LINK
On 19.9.2023 her figure has changed to 20-25% and could be as high as 35-40%. Has she already been influenced by CodeReadNetwork?
Anyway, I Tweeted as below and let us see how she will respond. Will she too block me?
Luqman Michel @luqmanmichel
Are you interested in reducing illiteracy or just interested in making money from distraught parents? For your info. From 2010 I wrote > 100 articles disagreeing with the theory that phonological awareness deficit is the cause of dyslexia. That theory was debunked in 2017.
Read a few articles from 2010 by Googling. LINK
The first item has my name in 3 research reports.
If phonological awareness deficit is not the cause of
dyslexia, then what is? I researched this and wrote a book detailing the
causes. Read my book. LINK
Many would rather ignore or avoid the real truth & continue believing their "truth". People who are afraid of or in denial of the truth, seem to prefer believing lies & misleading information because they don't want to be proven wrong & accept that their knowledge is inaccurate Author Stuart Miller (Indie)