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18 Dyslexia Friendly Schools In Australia

As a parent with a dyslexic child, you most likely want to access a dyslexia friendly school. Being dyslexia-friendly is all about acknowledging dyslexia and putting support in place for students success. For people with dyslexia, having the right learning environment as early as possible is very important. To save you time, we made a […]

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How to Teach a Child With Dyslexia: 5 Essential Things Every Teacher Must Know

Approximately one out of every ten people in Australia are dyslexic. Teachers are likely to have 1-3 children with Dyslexia in every class. Dyslexia is an invisible disability, a lifelong neurological problem that has no negative impact on the child’s intelligence. Many people with Dyslexia are gifted. Knowing how to teach a child with Dyslexia is essential […]

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How Do I Get a Dyslexia Test?

It’s estimated that up to 20% of Australians have some degree of dyslexia. While it may not be a serious disease, this disorder can certainly have a detrimental impact on people’s lives. Thankfully, there are ways to find out if you have dyslexia and ways to accommodate this learning disorder. Do you think you or your child might […]

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The Economic Impact of Dyslexia: Education for a Stronger Society

According to a 2017 report on school quality, a 5% increase in cognitive capacity could contribute $12-26 billion to Australia’s GDP.  Increasing cognitive capacity by any measure requires improving school quality. Furthermore, maximising the societal benefits of improved school quality means ensuring all segments of society enjoy those improvements. This includes students with learning disabilities, like […]

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Understanding the Signs of Dyslexia and How to Help Kids Who Have It

Did you know that 1 in 5 people are diagnosed with dyslexia? Dyslexia is more common than most people know. If you’re unsure if your child has dyslexia, then we can help you!  With this guide, you can learn about the signs of dyslexia and understand how to help a child in need. From reading challenges to […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Dyslexic Child

Dyslexia is a condition which causes a person to have trouble with language in several different forms. If your child is dyslexic, he or she may have a lower vocabulary than other children in the same age range, trouble expressing him or herself, experience struggles with reading and may frequently mispronounce words. Act as early […]

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World’s first app screens for Dyslexia in minutes using Artificial Intelligence

Dystech, an Australian start-up that is using the technological power of AI and Machine Learning to solve real-world problems, has created the world’s first app that screens for dyslexia, giving the user a percentage likelihood of having the disorder in just minutes. Individuals with dyslexia have trouble with reading and spelling despite having the ability […]

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Dyslexia and Reaction Time: Why Reading Reaction Time is Important

Dyslexics are arguably some of the most misunderstood people. Despite their innate reading and writing difficulties, they can be as talented and productive as anyone, if not more. In short, dyslexia can affect a person’s reading and writing skills, but that does not affect how smart they really are. According to the Australian Dyslexia Association, […]

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Is Writing a Nightmare for Your Child? They May Have Dysgraphia

Writing can be challenging for a lot of students, but how do you know if your child’s struggle with writing is beyond ordinary? Writing shouldn’t necessarily be easy. Teachers should assign writing assignments that challenge their students to go above and beyond. If, however, your child is taking hours to complete a single paragraph, it […]

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5 Mental health tips for teachers and students

The classroom full of laughter, joking and group time on the carpet has been replaced with news in the background, too many people in the house and the voices of Zoom, Facetime and Skype. The question that arises is how do we keep our mental health in a good place during such a time of […]