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Issue 17: September 2023 Dystinct Magazine Paid Members Public
Dystinct Magazine's 17th issue: September 2023 covers inspirational stories from children and adults with learning disabilities (dyslexia, dysgraphia, dysgraphia and dyspraxia) and evidence based articles from leading specialists from the field of learning disabilities.
Issue 17: The Dystinct Journey of RJ McLaughlin Paid Members Public
The story of RJ, a young videographer who transformed his challenges with dyslexia, OCD, and ADHD into strengths, using them as catalysts to carve a unique path in the world of content creation and storytelling.
Issue 17: Dyslexia-Inclusive Education: Comprehending the Linguistic Code | Jenny Gray Paid Members Public
Jenny Gray underlines the importance of understanding the linguistic code in English and French and advocates pattern-based instruction, incorporating interactive methods for improved decoding and encoding skills.
Issue 17: The Dystinct Journey of Callisto Dougherty Paid Members Public
Callisto Dougherty's journey with dyslexia highlights the power of perseverance, self-discovery, and the invaluable roles of supportive family and educators in turning challenges into triumphs.
Issue 17: Morphemic Spelling Activity | Mary Beth Steven Paid Members Public
Mary Beth Steven demonstrates an engaging spelling activity incorporating Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) to empower students to understand the morphological structure of words, recognise word families, & effectively apply suffixing conventions, resulting in enhanced spelling and language proficiency.
Issue 17: Is Guided Reading Inclusive? Deirdre O'Toole Paid Members Public
Deirdre O'Toole closely examines the techniques of Guided Reading and the implementation of Levelled Readers within classrooms, highlighting their limitations in fostering inclusivity & potential drawbacks for struggling readers & explores alternative approaches that could prove more effective.
Issue 17: Dyslexic Insight: Lauren Hall’s eye-opening study on reading challenges Paid Members Public
Lauren Hall, a 13-year-old with dyslexia from Steubenville, Ohio, turned her school-required science project into an eye-opening study, challenging teachers to read 'dyslexic' text; her findings showcased the difficulties dyslexic students face daily.
Issue 17: Vocabulary Instruction for Learners with Language-Based Learning Disabilities | Dr Sharon M. Ware Paid Members Public
Dr Sharon emphasises the significance of explicit vocabulary instruction, for learners with language-based learning disabilities. She provides practical strategies to foster word consciousness, igniting children's interest and love for words.