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  •  Good to see you Clytemnestra (1+ / 0-)
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    I'm also dyslexic and it wrecked me all the way through school.
    And I also love to read, got most of my education that way (as opposed to school which boiled down to Sit-In-Your-Chair lessons).
    I participated in an experiment teaching Evelyn Woods Reading Dynamics to 10 year-olds and boy did that work!
    I went from a hundred words per minute with difficulty and little continuity to 2500 wpm with excellent retention. It turned out to be the same kind of exercises and coping skills that dyslexics need.
    It unfortunately, didn't help with the writing part or with numbers being in the wrong order, so it didn't help with improving my grades.
    And no one at the time had any idea what dyslexia was or how to cope with it. So I was never diagnosed until I figured it out years later.

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    by CwV on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 12:46:16 PM PDT

    •  thanks CwV ... that's interesting (0+ / 0-)

      I wouldn't have thought Evelyn Woods Reading Dynamics would have helped.

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      by Clytemnestra on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 01:33:13 PM PDT

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