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Hey it’s The Fonz saying it’s cool to read, Henry Winkler endorses Smart kids with LD books.

Hey it’s The Fonz saying it’s cool to read,  Henry Winkler endorses Smart kids with LD  books.

“It does not matter how you learn… You have greatness in you. Your job is to figure out what your gift is and give it to the world.”  – Henry Winkler Actor, director, producer, author, Honorary Chairman, Smart Kids with LD

It’s not news Henry Winkler’s dyslexic, he’s been an advocate for dyslexia for a long time. Today I came across this website where he endorses ‘Smart kids with LD’. Till the end of the month, they are having a read-a-thon. He suggest reading some of the books below.


Recommended books for:
Pre-K
www.smartkidswithld.org/ages-stages/pre-k/15-ways-to-help-young-readers-develop-literacy-skills

Elementary School
http://www.smartkidswithld.org/ages-stages/elementary/reading-for-pleasure-recommended-books-for-elementary-school

Middle School
http://www.smartkidswithld.org/ages-stages/middle-school

High School
http://www.smartkidswithld.org/ages-stages/high-school/books-to-expand-the-horizon-of-high-school-kids

College 
http://www.smartkidswithld.org/ages-stages/college

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Determination


Determination is like spilled water flowing on a mission, it doesn’tstop until it reaches its goal. It doesn’t always know its being pulledby an invisible force manifested by gravitation, the human spirit. Thedirection isn’t always as relevant as its missions journey that survivesobstacles, because of the compelling pull of gravitation to itsdestiny. A journey that has no end because it resides in the heart andsoul. -Stacy Poulos Author / Life In A Nutshell

Photo “My Favorite Perspective” City Of Refuge, HI; By Stacy Poulos 2008

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Dyslexic Teen, Jessica Watson is now the Youngest to Sail Around the World. She Lands in Front of the Sydney Opera House, Designed by a Dyslexic


After nearly seven months on her own, sailing around the world in the deep blue sea, days away from her finish line, Jessica Watson contemplates her “two more sleeps till the finish line!” (An Australian phrase). She’s thinking about a hot shower, fresh food and everything else! She’s more excited than if it were Christmas. 

“I think it’s going to take a fair bit longer than that for the whole ‘I’ve just sailed around the world’ thing to sink in. It’s just too big to get my head around!”  Jessica wrote on her blog. 

Although this 16-year-old says she enjoyed being away from her “annoying” brother, she also misses him. And of course her Mum and Dad. Ella’s Pink Lady, a 30 foot yacht, assisted her round-the-world trip, but not with out reminding her the dangers of such a journey. [See previous article]

Saturday, May 15, 2010 Jessica Watson sailed into Australia’s Sydney Harbor, past thousands of boats awaiting her arrival. Thousands of people lined up along the harbor, inspired by her young and unwavering bravery. From a sea of ocean and fish to a sea of people, everyone gave her a hero’s welcome. I wish I could have been there.

When you look at her journey on a map, the GPS path resembles an spike in a heart beat monitor. The sea can be unforgiving but graced Jessica with the right of passage. It was an uplifting passage to all, especially herself, and a boost for those who followed her journey. The beginning of her journey started when she didn’t feel she had a lot going for her because of her dyslexia. Her mother read her a book “The Lion’s Heart” that sparked her determination to be the next youngest to sail around the world solo. Although there is not an official ‘world record’ kept anymore (because it is to dangerous to challenge), it was about the journey. The outer journey and the inner journey.  Jesse Martin did it when he was 18, and now Jessica Watson has at 16. As everyone looks to Jessica and cheers her on, I look behind her, and the fact she rode in and was welcomed in front the most famous masterpiece in Australia, “The Sydney Opera House” designed by Jørn Utzon, also dyslexic.


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Television’s Most Prolific Writer, Spanning 3 Decades; Steven Cannell Demystifies His Life As A Dyslexic Writer


As dyslexia makes some areas of academia difficult, it doesn’t make

it impossible. Just ask Steven Cannell. It made some areas of his life

difficult, but certainly not impossible. At this time he has written

15 novels, including the critically acclaimed Shane Scully series. He

became one of television’s most prolific writers, spanning three

decades. His TV hits include: Greatest American Hero, The A-Team,

Hunter, Riptide, Hardcastle & McCormick, 21 Jump Street, Wiseguy, The

Commish, Renegade and Silk Stalkings. And one I watched often growing

up, The Rockford Files. Who knew, from all those days of watching the The

Rockford Files, it was written by a man who had dyslexia. 


Those days I was struggling to get through English, and closet writing. Cannell came as an

affirmation before my very eyes that the difficulties I was experiencing

didn’t have to shame my ambition to write. It didn’t stop me from

writing, it all just went into a storage bin in my closet because I

was still compelled to write regardless of the discouragement I got

from teachers. (The “authorities” in writing?) Eventually some of those

stories got pieced together in a funny book “Life In A Nutshell.”

Check it out Steven, let me know what you think.


Cannell is not ashamed to advocate that he had dyslexia. In fact, if you

click on the link you will see a series of videos where Cannell

talks about his dyslexia as he attempts to demystify what it meant

in his life to become a big time Hollywood writer. 


Right on Steven. Have your people call my people.


http://www.cannell.com/dyslexia.php

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My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. Oprah Winfrey

“My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” – Oprah Winfrey


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dys.lex.i.a Defined by FreeThinkers University

dys.lex.i.a
the umbrella slang word for public’s inability to understand the complex and extraordinary thought process of
‘Multi-dimensional FreeThinking”.


-By Stacy Poulos
-FreeThinkers University


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Dyslexia definition Jr. Jersey T-ShirtDyslexia definition Large Mug Dyslexia definition Magnet

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Dyslexia is Running Around Dis logic Without A Reference Point Recent Brain Research

One thing that bothered me as a child AND as a adult is how you are
constantly tested for dyslexia or really just a grade level. I found
the test in school just made me feel more insecure and humiliated.
You take them often, I think like every quarter? And it’s the same
one from elementary school, to Jr. High, to High school and believe
it or not… College! I felt they just wanted to always know, what
‘skills’ level I was at all times. After stepping away and hiding out
from the ‘Learning Assistance’ people, I was caught and forced to
take the test again if I wanted to continue on to a 4 year
University. At the time, being removed from that part of the system
for so long, I thought maybe things changed, heck, I’m in “College”
they have to have something better now? So I went through the
humiliating process again. After all was said and done, I thought
they would have a better sense of that “I see like this or that” or
I don’t understand certain concepts about reading or something
important. But no, what I got was what they were always looking for
from the day I flunked the second grade… a grade level. My reading
level, comprehension, etc. is so many grade levels below what it
should. I guess the only benefit at the end of the rainbow is with my
renewed certification of having a ‘Learning Disability’, that I got
more time on test, books on tape, and tutoring if I needed it. So I
don’t have a lot of respect for the process because they do not
address how we think or change how they teach. When I do come across
information I believe understands the process, I report it.

In the article ‘Freaky news about your brain may change your mind’
CNNHealth.com Elizabeth Landau suggests …”New research in the
journal Current Biology suggests that, in fact, people do tend to
walk in circles if they do not have a reference point such as the
sun…

….In one experiment, participants were taken to the Sahara Desert
and given the direction of camp, then left to wander for four hours.
In a second scenario, participants were dropped in a forest in
Germany, also given a direction, and walked for four hours…

….”Walking in a straight line is a complicated process when you
think about it from the perspective of the brain,” said Jan Souman,
researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in
Germany.

…..Their hypothesis is that, the longer people walk, their errors in
relation to a straight line build up by chance to the left or right.
This may result in a zigzag pattern. Over time, the tendencies to the
left or right may take the person in a circle.” …

….The lesson from this study is that, if you want to walk straight,
use a landmark such as a tower, mountain, or the sun to update your
direction, Souman said. If it’s life-threatening that you get to your
destination, bring a compass or a GPS. …”

The lesson for the teachers is that in processing language is the
same concept. Young Dyslexic students are not going to accept that a
‘b,d, p, and q’ are different letters. It is one letter orientated 4
different ways, that means something different in each orientation.
How crazy is this teachers and parents? Why don’t we just accept it
and move onto the next letter? Because we don’t get the dis-logic
about using the same letter and we are stuck on it. We visualize what
we think and the logic behind it. When you help us visualize it, we
get it. Then we can move on. When it comes to some of the basics like
‘b,d, p, and q’ tell us when we are stuck that the reversed
orientation of a ‘b, is a ‘d’.
                           

You may have answered the logic why
they see the ‘b’ in the ‘d’ the perspective issue but you still
didn’t completely appeal to our ‘logic’. Anyway you slice it, it’s a
gift to think three-dimensionally but not when you’re reading one
dimensional text stuck on a page. We are sensory learners. In this
article they talk about sound and smell as well. She says “… a
treatment for tone deafness might also help people with speech
disorders such as dyslexia, she said. There has been evidence that
people with dyslexia have same auditory processing problems as people
with tone deafness, she said. Her lab showed last year that children
with musical training performed better on dyslexia tests….

           

How do you help students visualize non visual words? Like the word
‘the’ I don’t know? you have to be inventive and creative. “The Gift
Of Dyslexia” By Ron Davis suggests using clay, here they illustrated
‘the’. It shows the students ‘the’ is a ‘pointing and connection
word’ that bridges the the gap and becomes logical.

Interesting Read full Story ‘Freaky news about your brain may change your mind’
CNNHealth.com by Elizabeth Landau:
http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/08/25/nostrils.tone.deaf.lost/index.html#cnnSTCText

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I believe that people can accomplish anything if given the proper information Erin Brockovich

                                          


“I believe that people can accomplish anything if given the proper information.”  “… I am an advocate for awareness, the truth, and a person’s right to know. I believe that in the absence of the truth, all of us stand helpless to defend ourselves, our families and our health, which is the greatest gift we have. As with everything, some people always go too far, too far to the right, too far to the left, and this is true of environmentalism and now, in many instances, our issues fall on a deaf ear.

Often times we don’t think about or worry about or understand what is happening to another until it happens to us. Deceits have no boundaries. Disease doesn’t recognize the color of our skin or our political parties affiliation. When it comes to cover-ups and destruction of our environment, we are all up for grabs….” – Erin Brockovich

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