• 00:39

    Dyslexia: Teachers Tell Like It Is

    in Education

    We are opening the lines to the teachers and administrators. We want to know what you think about dyslexia. What you have been taught about dyslexia. Have you been given guidance about what to say in an IEP about dyslexia? What did you learn in your teacher/educator training about dyslexia? What do you want to know?
    Please call in and share. We are creating non-judgmental and safe airwaves in order to hear  your side of the story.

  • 00:50

    Dyslexia Talk - The Decoding Dyslexia Movement

    in Education

    This episode we will have the pleasure of having, Liz Barnes, one of the founding members of the Decoding Dyslexia - New Jersey Advocacy Group, join us. We will be asking her to tell us how the movement started, what their mission is, how other states are replicating their efforts and their recent accomplishments. We highly encourage your calls and questions and for Liz..

  • 00:35

    Dyslexia and the School: Ask the Expert Advocates

    in Education

    Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley and Tracy Block-Zaretsky will be opening the lines at Dyslexia Talk to you, once a month. On Tuesday, November 19 at noon PST we will be taking your live questions about how to start the process of getting and IEP, 504 and/or services for a student with dyslexia,

  • 00:54

    Dyslexia Talk: Ask the Neuroscientist

    in Education

    We are so lucky to have Dr. Jennifer Petrich joining us for this very special edition of Dyslexia Talk. This is a good time to ask all those questions you have about how the brain learns and dyslexia and the brain.
    Dr. Petrich's bio: Dr. Jennifer Petrich earned a BA in Sociology from Johns Hopkins University (1994) and a BA in Psychology from Towson University (1995). From 1993-1997, Jennifer worked as a cognitive and reading therapist at New Heights Learning Center in Towson, Maryland, where she was trained in three Lindamood-Bell programs: Lindamood Phonemic Sequencing  (LiPS), Visualizing/Verbalizing (V/V) and Visualizing/Conceptualizing (V/C). In 2004, she received a PhD in Neuroscience from University of Maryland, Baltimore after completing a dissertation on developmental dyslexia. She then took a research position at the University of California, San Diego studying the visual system and has lectured there on the auditory system and the neural mechanisms of reading and reading disorders. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory for Language and Cognitive Neuroscience at San Diego State University.

  • 00:59

    Embracing Dyslexia - Director Luis Macias

    in Education

    We are honored to have the Director and Producer of Embracing Dyslexia join us on August 6, 2013. He will be talking about the impetus of his film and what he learned along the way. Director Luis Macias has always been a storyteller and a lover of cinema.  As a teenager he wrote several short stories and watched more films than any one person should.  After a brief swim in the pre-med pool, he found that he could not escape his love of films and of crafting stories.  That is when he enrolled at Chicago's Columbia College and majored in film and video editing.
    Since 1997, Luis has been working as a video editor for a graphic design firm located in the suburbs of Chicago where he gets to use his storytelling talents with every new project.  In addition to client-based videos, he has had the opportunity to produce and edit six short documentary films for director Greg Samata, several of which have had successful runs in the film festival circuit.
    Embracing Dyslexia is Luis’ directorial debut.  This film is a personal project that came to life after he and his wife learned that their son’s struggles with reading, writing and spelling were because he had dyslexia, a revelation that has changed their lives for the better.

  • 01:08

    Dyslexia Talk: Parents of children with dyslexia

    in Education

    We will talk with up to three parents about their journeys through the school district. What can we learn from their journeys? Please call in with your questions, comments and/or suggestions.

  • 00:51

    Dyslexia Talk: An Interview with emmy award winning Sprague Theobald

    in Education

    Please join us for a discussion with Spague Theobald. Mr. Theobold is a an emmy award winning documentary fil maker who also has dyslexia and a story to tell.

    Sprague Theobald has received both national and international recognition for his writing, producing, cinematography, and editing. He won an Emmy Award for his America’s Cup documentary. As a successful documentarian, he and his production company, Hole In The Wall Productions, have worked from Alaska to Zanzibar.  His writing and commentary have been published in The New York Times as well as many major national and international yachting magazines.  Sprague spent several seasons as a staff writer for two of the Showtime Network’s episodic shows and worked as a successful screenwriter in Los Angeles. Sprague worked both in front of and behind the camera as a broadcast journalist/producer for eight years at an NBC affiliate.  The Other Side of The Ice is Sprague’s second book; The Reach is his first. Sprague’s sailing résumé includes twelve-meter racing in the America’s Cup arena, several transatlantic races, one of which was the Two Man Transatlantic Race, a complete circumnavigation of North America, and over 40,000 offshore miles. He lives and works out of Manhattan, New York.

  • 00:51

    Learning Ally Tells Us about their Services and Upcoming Events

    in Education

    Jennifer Biang is a Parent Support Specialist for Learning Ally. She lives in California and is the founding member of Decoding Dyslexia CA. She is also on the board of her local IDA and is married and has two children. When she found out her daughter was dyslexic, she was surprised that there were no services available to teach her how to read. Back in the early 70’s Jennifer was taught to read with a special program, it worked so well that she never realized she had a problem. It was hard to believe that these services were not available for her daughter. Once she learned more about neurodiversity she realized over half of the people in her family had alternative wiring. The biggest surprise was, she too is dyslexic.

    Deborah Lynam is currently the Director of Parent Community Engagement at Learning Ally. She is a newly appointed member of NJ DOE's State Special Education Advisory Council. She is an active participant in the growing network of statewide parent-led grassroots movements called Decoding Dyslexia. She is a former Family Resource and Parent Group Specialist for NJ's Parent Training and Information Center, SPAN; as well as, a volunteer tutor for The Reading Assist Institute. Two of her three children are dyslexic and receiving services through their local public school district.

  • 00:43

    Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools and Parents

    in Education

    Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents - Dr. Richard Selnick

    Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents presents an overview of the ‘nuts and bolts’ of what goes into a dyslexia screening program for schools. Helpful for parents too this guide presents material in clear, ‘down-to-earth’ terms.

    "Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents is a perfect compendium that enables educators to take a proactive stance in the early identification and remediation of dyslexia."
    - Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP – 2009 National School Psychologist of the Year

    "Dyslexia Screening:  Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents really helped our district get a handle on dyslexia – what it is, how to detect it and what to do about it, especially as we needed to implement the new state law.”
    - Patricia Moulton, M.S.W. Special Education Coordinator, Brooklawn School District

    "I wanted to let you how much I enjoyed your book. I especially appreciated that you point out the qualitative observations that should take place during assessment that can be so incredibly crucial. For example, using marks to show that a student took a long time to decode a word, even if they decoded it correctly. Your book will be a great resource for teachers/districts who are so reluctant or so nervous to identify struggling students."
    - Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D.  Dyslexia Training Institute


  • 01:03

    Talking about Teaching Orthography

    in Education

    If you ever uttered the words, "English is crazy," then tune and hear Gina Cooke not only dispell that myth, but she will also captivate you with you limitless knowledge about English Orthography. She will also explain why we should teach our kids with dyslexia about the real structure of our langauge.

    Gina Cooke is a Ph.D. Candidate in English Studies at Illinois State University and the principal of LEX: Linguist~Educator Exchange, dedicated to bringing language science to the language arts. Cooke received her Master's degree in linguistics from the University of Chicago, where she was a Century Fellow, and she studied literature, languages, and logic at Smith College for her Bachelor's degree. As a linguist in education, she has taught students about language from preschool to grad school, and has consulted in a variety of professional capacities with language, literacy, and educational organizations. Cooke was the founding director of the Children's Dyslexia Center of Peoria; she has trained and certified hundreds of teachers in a nationally accredited structured language education program and has supervised the instruction of hundreds of students receiving free, state-­-of-­-the-­-art clinical interventions. Her research has been presented at state and national conferences, and she has published several manuscripts for the International Dyslexia Association and served on the editorial team for two national academic journals. Her popular TED-­-Ed videos about how English words work have received hundreds of thousands of hits and have been flipped into classroom lessons in the

    U.S. and abroad. Her live and online courses welcome participants from all over the globe, and her deep understanding of English is transforming the field of structured language education in the U.S.

  • 00:59

    Dyslexia... The Intelligence Trouble Despite Reading a Normal

    in Lifestyle

    Join us, Tuesday March 24th, 2015 at 7:00pm Est Usa, as Miss Raina discusses Dyslexia.

    Dyslexia is a semi-common neurobiological issue among many people today.  The cause of Dyslexia may be due to abnormal development of the visual nerve cells. For those with Dyslexia, many every day functions such as academics, reading and job tasks can pose a difficulty which lowers the self-esteem and confidence in the individual.

    With Evidence pointing to the corelation of Dyslexia and ADHD, could their be a common link to this challenge? 

    Call Miss Raina and speak live: 310-861-2341

Join Host Live Chats

There are no live chats in progress