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Dyslexia – Not Just a Learning Difference.

A major focus for Dyslexia Advocacy Week is that students with dyslexia learn differently than students without dyslexia. If these differences can be recognized and catered for, many students with dyslexia can do very well. Such differences can even be an advantage when it comes to solving problems since dyslexics are well known for thinking […]


More Than a Language Problem.

This week is Dyslexia Advocacy Week in NZ. Dyslexia is defined as a developmental reading disorder which is characterized by difficulty with learning to read fluently and with accurate comprehension despite normal intelligence. There is also a growing awareness of other factors that can affect dyslexics which do not depend on language at all – in […]


More Computer Games For Dyslexia?

Last year I read an interesting paper published by some researchers at the University of Padua in Italy. They found that 12 hours of playing a Nintendo action game significantly improved reading speed in dyslexic students and that this was more effective than demanding reading therapy! I discuss below whether or not dyslexics need to be […]