SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When 12-year-old Jayden Jones becomes overwhelmed by the idea of tackling his schoolwork, he remembers what Golden State Warriors guard Gary Payton II taught him.
SACRAMENTO, Calif (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom still can't spell the word “dress.” He can't read aloud from a piece of paper in public. That's why his speeches are long, mostly from memory and sprinkled with some awkward moments when his words bump into each other.
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest news about California Gov. Gavin Newsom is more personal, if less dramatic, than the recall effort he easily defeated two weeks ago.
The International Dyslexia Association of SC (IDA-SC) has a mission – a mission to supply every public library in South Carolina with books and information about dyslexia.
Recently, 30 youth services librarians from throughout South Carolina attended a workshop on dyslexia, sponsored by the South Carolina State Library in Columbia.
AUSTIN - State lawmakers agreed to spend $40 million on school district programs for children with dyslexia and autism, but the Legislature botched the fine print in drafting the final version of the bill, and special education advocates worry the result could cut that check in half.
NORWALK — Words of encouragement flowed in a Brookside Elementary School classroom one morning last week when a third-grader struggling to read sounded out the word “nab.”
“Nice job,” teacher Oda Erstling said, pausing to discuss the meaning of the word before producing another flash card.
When Cathie Smollon’s son was in the third grade, she said, one of his teachers sat her down and told her he would never read at grade level.
“I remember leaving there so utterly devastated,” Smollen said.
Dyslexia affects up to 20 percent of the population of the United States, but as one local family found out the hard way, the public’s understanding of the learning difference can be spotty and challenging to deal with.