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  • 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..

  • 00:39

    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.

  • 00:35

    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.

  • 00:39

    Rapid Naming & Phonemic Awareness; Two Top Contributors to Dyslexia

    in Education

    School Stuggles with host Dr. Richard Selznick

    Michael Hart, Ph.D. is a child psychologist with 25 years of experience in teacher training, clinical psychology and the diagnostic assessment of a full range of learning differences, including dyslexia as well as attention problems (AD/HD). He is the founder/owner of www.drmichaelhart.com and is currently providing webinars, online courses and onsite presentations/training regarding the proper educational care of our dyslexic students.  

    Dr. Hart has been creating and presenting curricula for professional training and development for many years.  In the recent past, he served as an instructor/facilitator for a Masters-level educational psychology course focused on cognitive learning theory and behavioral management.  In that role, he taught advanced course materials in psychology to educators and administrators and received average instructor performance ratings of 97 out of 100 for six straight quarters.


    Prior to his current role, Dr. Hart served as a clinical psychologist, educational administrator and expert witness for learning disabled students in various settings including pediatric inpatient psychiatry, outpatient psychiatry, private practice and K-12 school settings. During his practice, he administered the full spectrum of psychological tests, behavioral assessment tools, affective inventories, projective tests, academic achievement tests and behavioral interviews.  His experience spans from infants to adults and he has conducted approximately 1000 evaluations.


    Michael enjoys mentoring other professionals and is intensely focused on supporting teachers, specialists and parents as they become better informed and more experienced in the effective treatment of our dyslexic students.

  • 00:45

    Dyslexia - Susan Barton - The Barton System

    in Homeschooling

    An Internationally Recognized Expert in Dyslexia
    Ms. Barton is a frequent and popular speaker at conferences focusing on Dyslexia, Reading Instruction, Early Intervention and RTI, and Adult Literacy issues. Susan is also an instructor ofPhonemic Awareness andMultisensory Teaching Techniquesthrough the University of California, of Learning Disabilities at West Valley College, and of the graduate-level courses Screening for Dyslexia,Tutoring People with Dyslexia, and Understanding Dyslexia and ADHD through the University of San Diego

    Dyslexia is the most common reason a bright child will struggle with spelling, writing, or reading. But it affects many other areas as well. Children with dyslexia also have difficulty:

    Memorizing their address, the alphabet, or their multiplication tables

    Learning to tie their shoes

    Writing some letters or numbers backwards past the end of first grade

    Learning to tell time on a clock with hands

    Telling left from right. Confusing letter pairs such as b-d, b-p,p-q, or g-j

    Saying sounds in the right order in multi-syllable words such as animal, spaghetti, hamburger, consonant

    Handwriting: their letters don’t sit on the line, 

    there may be odd spacing between their words, 
    tall letters are sometimes written as short ones,
    tails don’t always hang below the line, 
    sentences often don’t start with capital letters, and 
    punctuation is often left out.

  • 01:53

    Dyslexia Causes, Treatments, and Cures

    in Health

    Did you know that dyslexia is the most common learning disorder and it occurs in 1 out of every 10 people? Dial 347-850-8486 and join us at 8p ET on October 8, 2014 in honor of National Dyslexia Awareness Month for an enlightening discussion on ways to recognize and cure this widespread disorder.

    Root Cause Radio gladly welcomes back therapeutic scientist, professor, author, and the founder of Symptometry - Dr. Maxwell Nartey. Dr. Nartey is a licensed symptometrist, the author of over 22 books, and - through Symptometry - has cured countless chronic and exotic health issues.

    Tonight's health panel will also feature Dr. Charlie Abbott, OMD, LAc, LSym & Director of Administration at the AMERICAN SCHOOL OF SYMPTOMETRY and, special guest, optimal health advocate and dyslexia survivor, Miss Amalaiesha Moor-EL. 

    Root Cause Radio  -  Sharing the Secrets of Optimal Health -  www.RootCauseRadio.com.

  • 00:36

    Dyslexia Training Institute - "New Views on Word Learning "

    in Parents

    Host Dr Richard Selznick author of School Struggles, Dyslexia Screening and The Shut Down Learner 

    At the Dyslexia Training Institute their mission is to provide education about dyslexia, interventions for dyslexia (Orton-Gillingham) as well as how to navigate the educational system by understanding Special Education Law. Their courses were created for parents, caregivers, teachers, educational professionals and anyone interested in the topic. They believe information about dyslexia should not be limited by geography and we have created an online space where everyone hasaccess to this information.