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Here is Myth #2 for #DyslexiaAwarnessMonth 2020:
FIRST SIGNS OF #DYSLEXIA OR #READING IMPAIRMENTS CAN ONLY BE SEEN AFTER 2-3 YEARS OF READING INSTRUCTION. Nope. Early signs can be seen as early as preschool. Here is what to look for:
Numerous studies have shown that these skills are predictive of successful #reading acquisition as early as age 4 or 5:
Phonological awareness
Pseudoword repetition
Rapid Automatized Naming
Expressive/Receptive vocabulary
Letter (sound) knowledge
Oral listening comprehension
4 follow-up readings pl look at our review paper w @olaozpa & the wonderful work of many global researchers eg @CattsHugh @yaacovp @lervag M Snowling, C Hulme, @schotz @tiffanyphogan @deevybee @TheDrPT J Malatesha, H Lyytinen, G. Schulte-Körne, & many more
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We are back for #DyslexiaAwarenessMonth 2020 after all the wonderful feedback we received last year! Every Day we will bust another #dyslexia and #reading myth during the month of October:
MYTH #1 for 2020:
While the exact prevalence of #dyslexia/#reading impairments depends on many factors (e.g., the definition, the spoken and written language, diagnostic practices), we can say with great certainty that dyslexia/reading impairments are not rare.
Let's take a look at the numbers: The National Assessment of Educational Progress shows in their report that approx. 65% of 4th graders are not #reading proficiently and the numbers are similar for students in 8th grade. You can find the 2019 report here
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I thought I would share my personal experience of how I realized I was dyslexic. Everything started when I first came to UK to do my A-levels. I always struggled with writing but never understood why. In Russia back in 2007-2009 dyslexia wasn’t recognized as widely.
So when I came to UK, teachers in my school assumed all my struggles were due to the English language barrier. I couldn’t understand why my spoken English was so good but my writing English didn’t match it. It was so strange for me.
Then my school provided me with English tutor, who couldn’t recognize my dyslexia either. I do understand why not because I was only in UK for a year at this point and as international student chances of me being dyslexic were low.
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Anyone want to share their #AbleismTellsMe stories from the academy (or life) with us?
You can DM us if you want to post something anonymously!

#DisInHigherEd #CripTheAcademy #Ableism #AbleistAcademia
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#AbleismTellsMe that spelling is equilivant to caring. Mispellings must mean Im stupid or dont care. #Dyslexia asks why people are more obsessed with letters than ideas
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#AbleismTellsMe that I can't be successful without working 60 hours per week. The only way to be good enough is to work myself ragged to keep up
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Very honored that our #dyslexia & early #literacy milestone #screening platform @EarlyBirdLearn developed in collaboration with @yaacovp is a finalist for the New England Innovation Award 2020!!! Fingers crossed! 🤩
Meet all the #2020 #NEInno #Finalist…
Thank you @BostonChildrensfor all your support during the development of this! We could not have done this without your Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator!!! #grateful
Thank you @ne_inno for believing in us! #NEInnovation #NEInno
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The #DALwebinar with Dr Iris Berent is about to begin. We will be live-tweeting throughout. Join us! #DecodingDyslexia
We will be continuing the discussion on the #DALforum so join us there:

We will discuss the tension between what Science thinks #dyslexia is and what laypeople think what #dyslexia is. And why the difference matters. #DALforum
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1/ If you are wondering the deal with flood of #haiku on my timeline.

Bonus credit for CS/EE students to learn different form of poetry on the night before their final exam and tweet it.

Poetry, especially #Haiku is like a balm for the soul.

Some really refreshing pieces
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Hey followers - there's over 3000 of you but we don't know each other very well.

For years now I've been sharing issues ranging from #disabilityrights, being #autistic in an #ableist society, to #vaccines, #MMIW, #alttext, #Dyslexia, #dyspraxic, #Epilepsy, #racism, #PTSD,
#depression, #domesticabuse being the cores of what I share and lands in your timelines.

I've recently shared with you all that I'm in a process of reclamation - my culture, my identity, my gender, my sexual preferences - all of it.

So now you know my skin is white passing
but I am also part #Aboriginal and that matters deeply to me and I won't be erased anymore.

I am #pansexual. I don't need you to be of any particular gender to be attracted to you.

I am a #nonbinary #femme. But I also lean heavy in masc traits sometimes too.

I am #disabled
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Cool question.

Why do we say twenty @gramatter?

AFAIK many eastern languages:

33 = Three-ten-three
65 = Six-ten-five

So sums are linguistically easier:

Three-ten + six-ten = nine-ten
Three + five = eight

= nine-ten-eight

English has lots of translation overhead.
Their sounds (source @Gladwell) are shorter too, so given a general human short-term memory native eastern-language speakers can simply deal with longer numbers.
Extrapolate too that linguistics and mathematics requires the brain to oscillate instructions across the corpus callosum (left/right).

~7 oscillations for the sum above.

Our language makes English speakers CISC in a world where many people's language is more like RISC.
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[THREAD] 1/16 Now that college-bound seniors w/#LD #ADHD #dyslexia have selected the college they’ll attend in the fall, it’s time for them to register for accommodations with their college’s disability services office .
16/16 If you have Amazon credit you want to use, you can purchase it from me (under LD Advisory) on the Other Offers page for $5 off. [End]
@threadreaderapp Please unroll. Thanks!
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Our Webinar on 'The Impact of Dyslexia in the Workplace' has just started.

We'll be live-tweeting our webinar today using #DALwebinar.

Join us! #DyslexiaInTheWorkplace
Strengths of #dyslexia:

- Highly creative
- Big picture thinkers
- Great pattern recognition - useful for fields of maths and science

Famous People with #dyslexia:

- Pablo Picasso
- Beryl Benacerraf, MD World-renowned radiologist and expert in ultrasound
- George Washington
- Leonardo da Vinci
- Orlando Bloom
-Jamie Oliver
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Slightly later start than intended because I got distracted. I'll start on the next couple of tweets using thread setting to tell you about me and why I set up and started ADG as well as some provisional future plans. #Dyslexia #DropInSessions
I'm Cat and I live in Aberdeen, my main twitter is linked in the bio and I mostly talk rubbish. I'm severely dyslexic and moderately dyspraxic which just means that my daily life can be interesting and shoelaces are my nemesis. #Dyslexia #DropInSessions
I set up ADG towards the end of 2018 and began running the drop in sessions in April 2019, these sessions have been running on a regular basis since then with breaks when I haven't been able to find a free space locally for hosting or life has happened. #Dyslexia #DropInSessions
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Just to give an example of my #Dyslexia:

I'm NOT giong to edit it.

Here are tough words: rememnber, memeber, strenght, Natahan (the name) straighth, etc.

This is how I just typed them, my brain doesn't feel the reversal.

For everything I type, I often go back and correct it.
Here are other words I struggle with having #Dyslexia.

Again, I will not edit how I type them. Similar or repeated letter combos give me trouble.

It is really weird when I type.

My brain literally stops as if there is a short circuit of sorts when I'm typing a difficult word.

I completely forget where I am in the word & I have to sound things out.

And yes, I went back and corrected a few words in this tweet. #Dyslexia
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In light of recent discussions on the Simple View of Reading, oral lang, listening comp, and reading comp, this thread highlights recent research in these areas. Did you know @usedgov spent 100+ million to fund research on comprehension in children?… 1/20
Reading for Understanding teams focused on improving reading comprehension in many grades. All instruction included a mix of oral language stimulation and more traditional reading strategy work, linked to text.… 2/20
RCT shows that teaching language skills impacts reading comp. Texts were uses in instruction. “…this study provides causally interpretable support for the language bases of reading comprehension.”… 3/20
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And here we are...
#10yearsofTESD in #TESDquotes!

Happy birthday and 10 years #TellEmSteveDave!!!
¡Feliz cumpleaños!

[opens thread] 👇🏻🐜🎧💜🎉
Walt (about the podcast) "Once it became important to you, it became important to me."
Bry "Oh, you're so full of shit!"
Walt to Bry "We can close the show with a little Steve-Dave rant."
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Many school districts are deciding to use 'survey' or 'questionnaire' #screeners (asking teachers a series of questions) for assessing #dyslexia risk instead of directly assessing the child. It's very problematic for various reasons & can harm our #dyslexia advocacy efforts1/6
1) Several research studies have shown that teacher surveys are poorly correlated with the actual performance of a child, especially at the beginning of K (or any grade since teachers are still getting to know the student). It' important to DIRECTLY assess the child's skills 2/6
For example, this study shows "..teachers’ judgments of students’ early #literacy skills alone may be insufficient to accurately identify students at risk for #reading difficulties. So, why are we still using these? 3/6
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1/11 I was curious about TOP TWEETS IN 2019 about #dyslexia #research. Are you?
(note: removed those with no content, ads and clearly not "research-based (e.g., dyslexia fonts claiming it's research based), & abbreviated some of their original tweets)
3/11 "The research says it all, hiring people with dyslexia will help future-proof the workplace." by @richardbranson.
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Reconsider the tone policing and respectability politics of #dyslexia #scienceofreading responses to Richard Allington's talk… @educationweek
@educationweek The first responses to Allington I saw were on Twitter by #dyslexia advocates. They repeatedly misrepresented his comments to be far more extreme than they were even though the thread had the audio to refer to. Leading a criticism with misrepresentation hurts your credibility +
@educationweek This misrepresentation was posted by the same person at least twice \/
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Response from *Lucy Calkins* to the #scienceofreading
"I’ve been asked to write a response to the phonics-centric people who are calling themselves “the science of reading.” I want to point out that no one interest group gets to own science. #ELAChat…
2/ Lucy Calkins goes on to discuss how important teaching systematic phonics is, that is is settled science, and how using predictable texts in K are like using training wheels to ride a bike. There are many points in which she aligns with science.
3/ Calkins then addresses that using predictable texts w/students with dyslexia would be *harmful* to them--that they need decodable texts to learn to read.
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Top Ten Reasons Adults without Autism Deserve AMA (Applied Misbehavior Analysis)

1. ABA is a marketing campaign built around controlling behaviors. It stifles freedom of thoughts and removes autonomy, innovation, self-determination, and creativity.
2. AMA seeks to validate each person's individual strengths, accommodate their disabilities, and provide for them a set of circumstances wherein they can thrive to meet their full potential.
3. ABA reinforces behaviors undertaken in the interest of "social consequence." Those social norms go unquestioned and maintain the status quo. The status quo maintains dominant power structures and keeps minority populations marginalized.
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Myth #31 #DyslexiaAwarenessMonth:" #Dyslexia/#reading impairment is rare!" NOT TRUE! While the exact prevalence of #dyslexia/reading impairments depends on many factors (e.g., the definition, the language, diagnostic practices), we can say with great certainty that..1/7
... #dyslexia/#reading impairments are not rare. Let's take a look at the numbers: Yesterday @NAEYC released a new report showing that 65% of 4th graders are not reading proficiently. We know that the estimates of #dyslexia range from 3-12% but vary across countries but.. 2/7
..prevalence rates for #dyslexia are difficult to estimate due to differences in the definitions used, how & at what ages individuals are identified, criteria for diagnosis, & orthographic transparency (the degree of consistency between spelling &sound) plays a role as well! 3/7
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Myth #30 for #DyslexiaAwarenessMonth: "Individuals with #dyslexia or #reading impairment will never be successful!" NOT TRUE! There are so many successful people with #dyslexia or #reading impairments on this planet, each of them defining success in their own, individual way 1/3
However, in order for them to reach their full potential (whatever it is!), we need to provide them with realistic role models, rich resources, opportunities to develop & maintain healthy self-esteem, counseling, AND access to evidence-based, systematic interventions 2/3
Without an increased focus on protective factors for children with #dyslexia & #reading impairments, we will continue to see lower high-school/higher education graduation rates, increased risk to enter the prison system, lower wages, & increased mental health problems.
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Myth #29 #DyslexiaAwarnessMonth: "Children with an older sibling or parent with #dyslexia will always develop dyslexia themselves!" NOT TRUE! Research has suggested that approx. 40-60% of people with a first degree relative with #dyslexia will struggle with #reading themselves1/5
Several genes have been reported to be candidates for dyslexia susceptibility and it has been suggested that the majority of these genes plays a role in early brain development. [e.g.; Galaburda et al., 2006; Hannula-Jouppi et al., 2005; Meng et al., 2005; Skiba et al., 2011] 2/5
I am not an expert on this topic and do not want to pretend to be one. So please read the work of these wonderful researchers here: Bruce Pennington @UofDenver, Elena Grigorenko @haskinslabs, Anthony Monaco @TuftsUniversity @saraannhart @FlorinaErbeli @drElsje and many more 3/5
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Myth #28 for #DyslexiaAwarenessMonth:" If you don’t teach a child with #dyslexia/#reading impairment to read in elementary school, then it is too late for them to ever learn how to read." NOT TRUE! While the window for the most effective intervention is in K/1st grade....1/3
..people with #dyslexia/#reading impairment can learn 2 read at any age if given proper interventions. Interestingly, research by @StanDehaene has shown that illiterate adults who learn to read show similar brain changes in response to instruction than kids who learn to read..2/3
@StanDehaene Interested in more work on brain changes following learning to read? Take a look at this summary or check out this video
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