By now, your kids are probably back in school. At NCLD, we know what that can mean for parents: Your days are now packed with getting to know your child’s teachers, making sure your child’s accommodations are in order for the year and getting back into the daily grind of homework. And that’s on top of all of your other responsibilities—so you’ve probably missed some of the latest news from the LD world. But fear not! We’re here with a compilation of stories about LD featured in national newspapers and blogs. If you’ve ever wondered if colored lenses might be a treatment for dyslexia, what kids really think about life with LD, or what schools can do to become better for all learners, you’ll want to check out these articles.
False Claims Mislead About Dyslexia Treatment (International Dyslexia Association) Maybe you’ve spotted the articles or a segment on the local news lately—a simple, new (and FDA-approved!) pair of lenses can treat dyslexia. Amazing, right? Don’t get excited too fast. As the International Dyslexia Association points out in this news bulletin, colored lenses have never been proven (or approved by any agency) to treat dyslexia.
Wichita School Board Hears From Consultants About Improving Classroom Performance, Management (The Wichita Eagle) Parents tell us all the time that they’re frustrated with how their school has handled their child’s learning struggles—and we’re doing something about it. Part of NCLD’s mission is to transform schools by helping their leaders make system-wide changes that will benefit all students’ learning. This article from the Wichita, Kansas Eagle focuses on how Wichita’s school board has been implementing a strategic plan to improve student behavior and performance with the help of Stevan Kukic, NCLD’s director of school transformation, and other consultants. Check it out to learn more about the types of change NCLD and others have helped Wichita make.
StoryCorps: Living with Dyslexia (NPR San Francisco) LD can affect all aspects of a child’s life, from how they perform in school to their ability to make friends. For 13-year-old Jonah Cohen, LD plays a role in some of his earliest memories. In this segment from NPR’s StoryCorps, Jonah speaks with his mom and recalls the day his parents told him he would have to change schools because of his dyslexia. Listen to get an inside peek into what one kid really thinks about life with LD.
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Kaleigh Dumbach-Fusco is a program associate for NCLD. She is passionate about writing and advocating for educational opportunities for all children, and is thrilled that NCLD allows gives her the opportunity to do both. She holds a BA in education and urban studies from Columbia University.