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Kristin Simons
San Francisco, California
Learning Specialist for students with dyslexia
Interests: We live in SF and in one day we can be playing at the beach and the next day climbing and skiing on the mountains. This is my life. Playing with my husband and two children and enjoying the outdoors as much as possible. I learn my best when I can do something and experience it first hand.
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The Neurodiversity of Students with LBLD Challenges for Students with LBLD 1. Phonological Processing Disorder and Orthographic Disorder (spoken and written language) 2. LBLD is a spectrum disorder and can manifest at different levels from just sounding out words or having difficulty with comprehension to having challenges across the board... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at Demystify Dyslexia
Landmark School Outreach Program offers Six Teaching Principles for Success. Link Here Principle #1: Provide many opportunities for Success: Teach at the current level Provide Basic Examples for Assignments Assign Easier Problems to Supplement Provide Necessary Structures Principle #2: Use a Multisensory Teaching Approach Visual-graphic organizers Auditory-discussions and read aloud... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at Demystify Dyslexia
Podcasts!!! While doing a little research I found this great link to podcasts about dyslexia. Take a look at the variety of shows you can listen to whenever you feel like it. There are some that would be great for kids, too! https://player.fm/podcasts/dyslexia Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Demystify Dyslexia
This week the topic for Executive Functioning is Time Management. How many of you have felt the stress of being late or not having your homework or project turned in on time? Children need to learn how to plan ahead and manage time with simple tasks at first so that... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at Demystify Dyslexia
Since starting Grad School at SNHU in 2016, I have been very busy with school and my part time job as a Learning Specialist. My graduate degree will be focused on Curriculum and Instruction specializing in Learning Differences. This Fall I am starting a class about Executive Function and ways... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Demystify Dyslexia
http://textcast2.peoplesupport.com/WebCaptioning/webcap.php?video=GR1IZJXc6d8 Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Demystify Dyslexia
http://www.edweek.org/tsb/articles/2011/10/13/01moore.h05.html Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2016 at Demystify Dyslexia
I was just reflecting today on how long it has been since I posted something of interest on my blog. I was reflecting about how fast the year has gone by and that a year ago this month I was inspired to write my first blog post and share resources... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at Demystify Dyslexia
View this email in your browser Learning Ally logo FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterestLinked In FREE WEBINARS How to Support Dyslexic Students in Your School Wednesday, October 19, 2016 3:00 p.m. ET (or on-demand) Learn more and register Presented by: Terrie Noland Register Now ____________ Invite others to attend this event. One in five... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at Demystify Dyslexia
i I \ I had the opportunity to watch this inspiring documentary filmed by PBS and Road Trip Nation. Three young adults who meet for the first time head out across the country to meet successful individuals with ADHD and Dyslexia. Along the way they discover what it means to... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at Demystify Dyslexia
Lora Buchler LD Guidance: Helping You Navigate the Dyslexia Highway lorabuchler@mac.com 415-515-3850 My role is in helping families better navigate the “dyslexic" highway. As a dyslexic myself and parent of three dyslexic children I have ample personal experience along with my many years of association/service with the Charles Armstrong School.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at Demystify Dyslexia
On Feb. 21, 2016 Cheryl Jennings interviewed Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom, Dr. Fumiko Hoeft, Dr. Sally Shaywitz, Decoding Dyslexia Legislation Rep Tobie Meyers, and a young girl and her mom who made a Youtube video about dyslexia. Click the link below to watch this informative show that was aired on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at Demystify Dyslexia
Bipartisan READ Act Provides Millions with Dyslexia a Brighter Future Oct 26, 2015 Press Release Washington, D.C. – The House of Representatives today unanimously approved the Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act (READ Act) (H.R. 3033), a bipartisan bill introduced by Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2016 at Demystify Dyslexia
Thu, February 25, 2016 | 9:00 AM-11:00 AM Location: Sobrato Center, Shoreway Conference Room, 350 Twin Dolphin Dr., Redwood City, CA Dr. Judy Willis, M.D., M.Ed. The last part of the human brain to “mature” is the prefrontal cortex. It is in this brain region in which the neuronal networks... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2016 at Demystify Dyslexia
Check out this cool kid's Mug with a Hoop! He is a young entrepreneur who has dyslexia. His story has been featured in Boston Business Journal and Woman's Day. He supports charities and non profits like Understood.org by donating 5% of his profits. Check out his website to learn more.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2016 at Demystify Dyslexia
Education Revolution Saturday April 16, 2016 | AT&T Park, San Francisco Brought to you by Parents Education Network and in partnership with Understood.org Keynote Speaker will be our CA Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, who in 5th grade found out he was a dyslexic. He now speaks openly about his experience... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2016 at Demystify Dyslexia
Sir Ken Robinson's TED TALK appears as one of the top 20 TED TALKS on record. No surprise if you have ever had the opportunity to listen to him. He is a gifted speaker, hilariously insightful, and very knowledgeable about education. He shares in this particular TED TALK some of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Demystify Dyslexia
Ben Foss, an author, activist, entrepreneur, and dyslexic shares his story about being a dyslexic and what he learned about feeling shame in school and throughout his life. He encourages others to focus on their strengths instead of their challenges. His advice to young kids is to carry something of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Demystify Dyslexia
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Every Student Succeeds Act A United States Bill signed into Law by President Obama on December 10, 2015. This Law will provide the resources for every student to succeed and ultimately go to college. Last month President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law, a bipartisan bill... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at Demystify Dyslexia
I find that the Wilson Reading Corperation has very helpful information on their website and they partner with Understood.org as well to provide updated research and panel discussions. Please take a look at this panel discussion and watch the video Here to learn more about the latest brain research and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Demystify Dyslexia
TDF’s January 2016 West Coast Conference – “Dyslexia & Literacy in High-Risk and Diverse Populations” Mar 4, 2015 | Featured Stories, Foundation Events The Dyslexia Foundation(TDF) is pleased to announce that the January 2016 conference topic will be "Dyslexia and Literacy in High-Risk and Diverse Populations". This conference will be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at Demystify Dyslexia
The Power of Dyslexia by http://www.thepowerofdyslexia.com The Power of Dyslexia Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at Demystify Dyslexia
Dyslexia Advocate! How to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia within the Public Education System Kelli Sandman-Hurley This book is an accessible and straightforward guide to helping parents understand the law around their dyslexic child's education. It offers a thorough guide to gaining an IEP for a child and also... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at Demystify Dyslexia
I have found Decoding Dyslexia to be an amazing resource when it comes to teaching families how to advocate for their child and the services they need to be successful. Because I receive regular emails from them about the trainings and conferences they host around the country, I will be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at Demystify Dyslexia
Tonight I had the opportunity to learn about the Tattum Reading Program-also known as F.A.S.T., which started in 1998. This program incorporates many of the methodologies that many learning and reading specialists use in private practice or in the classroom setting. Steve Tattum has been a teacher since 1972. He... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at Demystify Dyslexia