Pending Dyslexia Legislation in Massachusetts

by Nancy Duggan, MA. S.C. Decoding Dyslexia Massachusetts (DD-MA) began a campaign in 2012 to raise dyslexia awareness across the state through collaboration with parents, educators, and neuroscience researchers. The effort has made steady progress in building dyslexia awareness in the parent, educator, and policy-maker communities. Initiating Legislative Action One of DD-MA’s goals goals has been…

The Voices of Students Like Me

By Natalie Tamburello When you think about social movements that you learned about growing up, what do you remember? What do you see in your mind’s eye? For a moment, reflect on your experience when you learned about the civil rights movement. Were you sitting at your desk in a darkened history classroom, watching Dr. King…

WHAT IS DYSLEXIA…

…and Why is Our Answer Important? Submitted by Brock and Fernette Eide, Authors of The Dyslexic Advantage What does it really mean to be dyslexic? The most common definition states that dyslexia is a brain-based disorder that makes reading and spelling harder than expected given an individual’s intelligence and education. We believe this definition is too narrow,…