Dyslexia

Free Bilingual Texting Service Helps Parents Worried About Their Child's Speech and Language Development

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 6:05pm

Speech and language disorders are among the most common disorders that young children experience.

Key Points: 
  • Speech and language disorders are among the most common disorders that young children experience.
  • Most speech and language disorders are highly treatable, but the earlier parents and caregivers seek help for their child, the better.
  • However, parents absolutely know their child best, and we always encourage them to trust their gut on matters related to their child's speech and language development.
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    Bright by Text is a nationwide text messaging service that helps parents and caregivers of children prenatal to age 8 make the most of everyday interactions.

Otsimo is Integrating Novel Technologies to Its Speech App to Help Kids Overcome Speech Problems

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 7:01pm

Otsimo 's mission is to make these fundamental education materials accessible and affordable to all special needs children.

Key Points: 
  • Otsimo 's mission is to make these fundamental education materials accessible and affordable to all special needs children.
  • Otsimo Special Education app consists of over 100 practices divided into 15 categories.
  • With its cumulative experience under its belt, Otsimo teamed up with professionals and families to create the Speech Therapy app, where children can exercise pronouncing letters, sounds, and words.
  • With the Augmentative and Alternative Communication app that will be released, speech-language and voice problems will all be covered.

Otsimo Integrates Novel Technologies to Its Speech App to Help Kids Overcome Speech Problems

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 2:00pm

Otsimo 's mission is to make these fundamental education materials accessible and affordable to all special needs children.

Key Points: 
  • Otsimo 's mission is to make these fundamental education materials accessible and affordable to all special needs children.
  • Otsimo Special Education app consists of over 100 practices divided into 15 categories.
  • Now the Speech Therapy app is based on the scientific approach 'peer modeling', with help from 'speech recognition' and 'machine learning'."
  • With the Augmentative and Alternative Communication app that will be released, speech-language and voice problems will all be covered.

A. Lynn Williams Becomes 2021 President of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Monday, January 4, 2021 - 1:00pm

"I am honored to serve as ASHA's 2021 President," Williams said.

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  • "I am honored to serve as ASHA's 2021 President," Williams said.
  • "In my new role, I intend to focus on empowering ASHA members to advocate on behalf of the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology.
  • From 2016 to 2018, Williams served as ASHA's Vice President for Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology and was named an ASHA Fellow in 2006.
  • Speaking of the challenges ahead of her as ASHA's 2021 president, Williams noted that she will address them with special motivation.

Washington OSPI's Dyslexia Advisory Council Recommends Curriculum Associates' i-Ready® Diagnostic as a Literacy Screening Tool

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 1:00pm

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's (OSPI) Dyslexia Advisory Council recently named Curriculum Associates' i-Ready Diagnostic to its list of Recommended Literacy Screening Tools.

Key Points: 
  • NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Nov. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's (OSPI) Dyslexia Advisory Council recently named Curriculum Associates' i-Ready Diagnostic to its list of Recommended Literacy Screening Tools.
  • Today, the i-Ready program serves more than eight million students and approximately 25 percent of all K8 students in the United States.
  • Composed of parents, district educators, and other stakeholders, the Dyslexia Advisory Council helps identify tools and resources that will help screen for dyslexia or indicators of dyslexia.
  • The council selectedi-Ready Diagnostic basedon its assessment quality, validity and reliability, correlation to Washington State Learning Standards, capacity to support districts, and more.

LearningRx® Brain Training Centers Partner with Award-Winning Children's Author

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 1:38pm

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --LearningRx, the world's largest personal brain training company, has partnered with an award-winning author to launch a new book that helps students overcome learning (and life!)

Key Points: 
  • COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --LearningRx, the world's largest personal brain training company, has partnered with an award-winning author to launch a new book that helps students overcome learning (and life!)
  • "Our 109,000+ clients have experienced life-changing results from one-on-one personal brain training, which not only yielded stronger brain skills, but also a huge boost in our graduates' confidence.
  • LearningRx Marketing & Media Relations Director Lisa Juhl is available for interviews and can discuss:
    How brain training has helped more than 100,000 LearningRx graduates learn easier, think faster, and perform better
    Brain training programs available for people with ADHD/attention issues, reading/dyslexia challenges, memory decline, learning differences, and more
    LearningRx, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is the largest one-on-one brain training company in the world.
  • To learn more visit https://www.learningrx.com
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Reading Plus Announces Webinar on Building Confidence in Students With Dyslexia

Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:35pm

WINOOSKI, Vt., Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reading Plus, a research-backed online program that uses personalized instruction to improve students reading proficiency, today announced its upcoming professional development webinar, Building Confidence in Students With Dyslexia.

Key Points: 
  • WINOOSKI, Vt., Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reading Plus, a research-backed online program that uses personalized instruction to improve students reading proficiency, today announced its upcoming professional development webinar, Building Confidence in Students With Dyslexia.
  • Bashelia Ward, regional sales manager at Reading Plus, will moderate the webinar.
  • We are honored to have Nancy partner with Reading Plus for this webinar to celebrate Dyslexia Awareness Month, said Steven Guttentag, chief executive officer at Reading Plus.
  • To learn more or register for the Building Confidence in Students with Dyslexia webinar, click here .

Dyslexia Canada's Mark it Read Campaign Sheds Light on Education Gaps for Dyslexic Students

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 12:30pm

Now, their struggles are amplified and their voices are being lost," said Christine Staley, Executive Director, Dyslexia Canada.

Key Points: 
  • Now, their struggles are amplified and their voices are being lost," said Christine Staley, Executive Director, Dyslexia Canada.
  • For parents, educators and students with dyslexia, the move to online/digital-first learning can lead to inaccessible material, widening learning gaps and further exclusion from meaningful education.
  • For more information about Dyslexia and the Mark it Read campaign, please visit www.markitread.ca and sign up for the newsletter.
  • Dyslexia Canada is a national charity committedto ensuring that every child in Canada with dyslexia gets a fair and equitable education.

Mom's Choice Awards Gives the Learning Ally Audiobook Solution Highest Mark of Distinction as Trusted Resource

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 6:15pm

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Learning Ally Audiobook Solution has won a 2020 Mom's Choice Award earning the highest mark of distinction as a trusted resource for educators, students and families.

Key Points: 
  • PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Learning Ally Audiobook Solution has won a 2020 Mom's Choice Award earning the highest mark of distinction as a trusted resource for educators, students and families.
  • "Our audiobook solution is an optimal resource to support students in class, distance, or hybrid learning environments."
  • "This award is an affirmation that our audiobook solution is an optimal resource to support students in the classroom, in distance learning, or a hybrid learning environment."
  • The Learning Ally Audiobook Solution is our cornerstone award-winning reading accommodation used in approximately 19,000 schools to help students with reading deficits succeed.

Cap Guard Face Shields Resonate with Educators and Speech Language Pathologists

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 12:15pm

As a School Solutions partner with the National School Superintendent's Association (AASA), Cap Guard offers face shields to educators, students, and school communities across the country.

Key Points: 
  • As a School Solutions partner with the National School Superintendent's Association (AASA), Cap Guard offers face shields to educators, students, and school communities across the country.
  • School-based Speech Language Pathologists also encounter the same degree of difficulty when assessing students and providing speech therapy.
  • Educators and Speech Language Pathologists are having to work in less than ideal conditions with preventative measures varying from school to school.
  • The Cap Guard face shield is one tool in an arsenal of PPE products and resonates well with Educators and school-based Speech Language Pathologists across the country.