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7 Ways to help dyslexic children succeed

Rob Langston, author of The Power of Dyslexic Thinking gives some excellent helpful tips to helping a dyslexic child read, bravo Ron!

1. Full discloser is the order of the day
2. Reinforce strengths
3. Reading is hard work– at least make it interesting
4. Provide current role models
5. Assistive technology
6. Multi-sensory approach to learning at school or home
7. Provide accommodations

Read the full article on She knows the book sound like it would be a good positive approach to my dyslexic colleagues.

By Stacy Poulos
http://www.dyslexia.tv/

Dyslexia TV & FreeThinkers University

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Charles Schwab In Learning Hurdles, Lessons for Success

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… “That’s the real problem with kids who struggle with learning …
Some kids feel like they’re stupid. I want them to know that they’re
not. They just learn differently. Once they understand that and have
the tools to learn in their individual way, then they can feel good
about themselves.”

– Charles Schwab
Read the New York Times Article click

By Stacy Poulos
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Dyslexia TV & FreeThinkers University

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Vince Vaughn Actor and Comedian

                  

                      Vince Vaughn
                       [photo: wikipedia.org]

Tel Aviv University Reporter’s Judd Handler asked Vaughn “Everyone
has their soft spots in their self-esteem, where do yours lie?…”

Vaughn replied: “In a lot of ways, as a kid I had a hard time reading
in school. I was the kid who would go one period a day to the class
for kids with learning disabilities.” “…The teachers thought I
was crazy. I was sort of a wild kid. But I always felt like, if a kid
is getting up to give a speech and he’s starting to cry, he’s gotta
go to school with us for the rest of the year, and your
[messing]….with him, making him stand up there. I’d tell the kid to
sit down. And they’d say, “You can’t tell him that, it’s my class.”
And I’d say, “Give him a break on the speech, he just … cried in
front of you.” What do you want? He’s gotta go and hang out, he’s
gotta go to school for the rest of the day. You want him to sit up
there the whole period and cry? …So I would get in a lot of trouble
for that kind of stuff. I was always confidante enough to say, “This
is… crazy.”

Vaughn regarding the movie Swingers: “…People would offer money to
buy it and wanted to change it. … Look, we weren’t trying to make
something everyone in the world would love. And I think by doing
that, people saw that value in the film.”

Vaughn: “I thought Elvis was cool … because he wasn’t a … [jerk]
with it. He was warm and a gentleman. He was able to make fun of
himself. He was just smooth. I have always thought Clint Eastwood was
real cool. I like Walter Matthau in the Bad News Bears. I always
thought there was something really honest about that. …”

Vaughn: “The last book I read was the book I’ve been rereading most
of my life, The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand).”

About Vaughn:
Vaughn was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and grew up in Buffalo
Grove, Illinois where he played football and wrestled. Eventually he
moved to Lake Forest, Illinois, where he graduated from Lake Forest
High School in 1988. He developed an interest in theater at A young
age and decided to become an actor in 1987.

Some of the movies Vaughn appeared in are: The Lost World: Jurassic
Park, Old School, Starsky & Hutch and Dodgeball, Anchorman, Be Cool,
Swingers , Thumbsucker and [wikipedia.org] Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The
Break-Up, Wedding Crashers, Santa Claus, Into the Wild, Couples
Retreat. Television series; China Beach and CBS Schoolbreak.

Vaughn is also an avid fan of the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bears
and Chicago Cubs and the University of Notre Dame, all of which are
featured prominently in his film The Break-Up. Similarly, Vaughn
played a small part in the movie Rudy.
[wikipedia.org]

By Stacy Poulos
http://www.dyslexia.tv/

Dyslexia TV & FreeThinkers University

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Free John Lennon Educational Tour Bus For Teachers Episode DTV2


The FREE John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit mobile
audio and HD video recording and production facility. Must See for
Teachers! Macworld 2010 February 9-13, 2010 San Francisco CA Moscone Center

John Lennon is a fellow Multi-dimensional FreeThinker (aka dyslexic).
His brilliant ideas about peace were popular amongst many, but frown
up by the government in the 1970′s. His legacy from playing in the
world famous “Beatles” to a solo artist, gained him world wide
respect. You can read more about John Lennon here.

I like to cover creative out lets for my Multi-dimensional
FreeThinking colleagues. Creative outlets for me are like therapy for
the soul and excite interest in learning.

As for the bus, if you are a student bring this to your teachers
attention, if you are a teacher it is a FREE –at you’re school–
service! Give the kids a break and go on a field trip in your parking
lot through the most important asset of the future and turn them on
to technology, dyslexic or not.

The Bus provides free hands-on programs to hundreds of high schools,
colleges, Boys and Girls Clubs, music festivals, concerts,
conventions and community organizations. Working together with some
of the biggest names in music, the Lennon Bus encourages students to
play music, write songs, engineer recording sessions and produce
video projects using the latest audio, video, and live sound
equipment.

The interior is divided into three separate studio environments that
can be opened to create one large studio. The front studio is a
cutting-edge audio and video production room. The rear studio offers
pro-level recording and mixing at the highest possible resolution, as
well as an iso booth for acoustic recordings, and a chromate (green
screen) booth. Powered by Apple computers, the studios feature
traditional musical instruments and the latest Sony HD products and
solutions. Also on-board is a Mackie P.A. system enabling
performances on the side of the Bus.

Request the Bus – Send them your contact information.

Suggestions: Teachers before you get the bus to come to your maybe
you can think of a academic subject students can make a music video
about? Like biology, or History, math. What ever your teaching, have
them teach other students through music. If you come up with
something cool, you can write me and I will post the videos. Of
course you will have to get permission from the parents. I will only
post videos that are ‘educational’ or ‘inspirational’. Especially
when it comes to dyslexia.

Learn More about the bus. [click here]

By Stacy Poulos
http://www.dyslexia.tv/

Dyslexia TV & FreeThinkers University

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IDA International Dyslexia Association Conference

IDA Conference Phoenix, Arizona October 27-30, 2010

             

In a nutshell the IDA International Dyslexia Association Conference
is the recourse for resources of clinically tested methods to help
multi-sensory students. My first symposium, first speaker Gordon F.
Sherman, PhD,
in Dallas, Texas 2007 gave me much hope for the language of dyslexics future
in Education. Educators of the future are looking at the assets
dyslexics have and working with there strengths…. hallelujah!! You
can. Purchase audio tapes from the conferences.

http://www.interdys.org/AnnualConference.htm

Upcoming Annual Conferences:
Purchase Audio tapes from the conferences if you can’t make it.

Phoenix, Arizona October 27-30, 2010

The Phoenix Convention Center

Hyatt Regency Phoenix

Phoenix Wyndham

By Stacy Poulos
http://www.dyslexia.tv/

Dyslexia TV & FreeThinkers University

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Leo Buscaglia The Politics of Love

I have been through a lot in life like everyone has. There were elements in my life that helped me maintain a positive loving perspective no matter what I went through. My boss was a 7 step recovering gambler and had a lot of success/motivation things around the office I would listen to, today I would like to share two of them that have rippled through my life Leo Buscaglia “Politics of love” is a absolute MUST SEE!! -Anything LEO


By Stacy Poulos
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Attitude Makes All The Difference. Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar teaches people all over the world the fundamentals of sales and success. He is someone I grew up listening and attribute my positive attitude to. Here he tells a story of a woman with a negative attitude who hated her job, shifted her attitude and changed her life. …
-Stacy Poulos

By Stacy Poulos
http://www.dyslexia.tv/

Dyslexia TV & FreeThinkers University

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