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July 2021 Issue

Callout #8 (Deadline 25-Apr-2021)

Article Topic: Love your difference

This article discusses keeping an eye on the human aspect of dyslexia while focusing on the technical parts. It talks of how to develop understanding and empathy in the process of empowering parents, teachers, and community members while improving children’s self-esteem.

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Dyslexia is more than understanding the brain, it is also about protecting the heart!
 
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The power comes from one’s ability to adapt
 
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Mistakes and eraser marks in your work are part of being human.

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, you can use this guide:

An illustration of a happy child holding a colorful powerful brain in one hand and a glowing heart in another hand”

OR

“A person with a colourful brain in the head and heart in the chest that are radiating power.”

Callout #7 (Deadline 5-July-2021)

Article Topic: My motivation change

This article discusses the different components of the structured literacy approach to teaching reading.

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Teaching a dyslexic child literacy is ‘a marathon NOT a sprint race

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, you can use this guide: ”A high mountain with a book on the top and a long winding path around the mountain with a parent and child running to reach the top.”

Callout #6 (Deadline 5-July-2021)

Article Topic: Understanding School Psychologist/Neuropsychologist Test Scores and Reports

This article discusses the various aspects of an assessment report and gives pointers on how parents can interpret it.

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Psychologist Assessment and report

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, you can draw:

  • A child seated at a table with a psychologist who is running an assessment on them. OR
  • A child sitting at a psychologist’s office and the parent discussing a lengthy report with the psychologist.

Callout #5 (Deadline 5-July-2021)

Article Topic: Writing Tips for Dyslexic and Dysgraphic Students

This article discusses the process of creating skilled writers.

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Writing feels like an octopus, full of many arms of subskills and mental demands.

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, you can use this guide: ”An octopus sitting in front of a computer holding loose sheets of paper, pencils, pens, iPads, and books in each of its arms.”

Callout #4 (Deadline 5-July-2021)

Article Topic: Writing Tips for Dyslexic and Dysgraphic Students

This article discusses the process of creating skilled writers.

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big boulder rolling across a narrow road

The author of this article has requested a big boulder rolling across a narrow road.

Callout #3 (Deadline 5-July-2021)

Article Topic: The THREE "E's – Experience, Emotion, & Expertise

This article discusses how learning happens through the complex interplay of overlapping experience, emotion, and expertise domains

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Reading mastery is a complex process

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, you can use this guide: A stable stool with three legs. The words Experience, Emotion and Expertise are written on one leg each of the stool.”

Callout #2 (Deadline 5-July-2021)

Article Topic: Equity and Culturally Responsive Teaching

This article discusses the difference between equality and equity in education and the importance of providing culturally responsive instruction to children.

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Equality is different to equity
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The importance of placing student’s voices and identity at the forefront.

You can feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

If you require a guideline, you can use this guide: A group of children in a classroom who are from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Callout #1 (Deadline 5-July-2021)

Article Topic: The Importance of Evaluating the Whole Child

This article discusses how just observing some of the reading markers of a child that is struggling and simply providing intervention is insufficient.  It stresses the importance of  evaluating the whole child and getting to know their unique profile, strengths and weaknesses before providing them with individualised intervention. 

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Illustration Guidelines

Each individual with dyslexia is different

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A dyslexic person has unique strengths and weaknesses

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Having dyslexia is more than just an issue with reading and spelling.

You can create the illustration of

The Scarborough’s rope

OR 

Draw a few children each with a differently coloured brain

 

You can also feel free to create an illustration as per your creativity.

INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO SUBMIT

Instructions for CREATING illustrations

  • If your child can create digital drawings, that would be preferred. If not, illustrations on paper will suffice. (If your child can create a digital illustration please let me know about the software/platform that they will be using to create the file).
  • Please create/draw/colour on an A4 sheet of WHITE paper.
  • Scan the image and send us a clear image of the illustration without shadows. Please do not take a photograph using flash on your mobile device).

Instructions for SUBMITTING illustrations

Subscribe to the news callout newsletter to submit your illustrations with the below info:

  • Short bio- 25-50 words
  • Name of Child
  • Age
  • Location (City/Country)
  • Diagnosis/suspected diagnosis
  • 1-2 high-resolution headshots/ photos of the child