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September 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
 
OR
 
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-September-2021)

Article Topic Asking for Help

This article speaks about the barriers to asking for help in a classroom and how we can help children through these issues, and come up with relevant plans to address them and empower children to get the help they need.

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Seeking help

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 child raising his/her hand in a classroom full of seated students to ask for help from the educator.”

Callout #4 (Deadline 5-September-2021)

Article Topic
Disengaged learners

This article discusses about engaging disengaged learners.

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Disengaged learners

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 child reluctant to go to school

Callout #3 (Deadline 5-September-2021)

Article Topic
Essay Planning And Writing For High School Students With Learning Difficulties

This article provides useful strategies and tips to explicitly teach high school students to plan and write essays.

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essay writing

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 teen holding a very long piece of paper in one hand and a pen in another hand

Callout #2 (Deadline 5-September-2021)

Article Topic
Immunizing your Child from Reading Failure: Seven Recent Studies

This article discusses the findings of seven scientifically-based reading research studies involving early literacy in an easy-to-understand format so parents can be equipped with evidence to advocate for their children.

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The right instruction can immunize students from reading failure

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

If you require a guideline, you can use this guide: ‘A picture of a syringe with a few vials marked ‘multisensory’, ‘structured’ and ‘explicit’ and an ugly microorganism marked as ‘reading failure’.

Callout #1 (Deadline 5-September-2021)

Article Topic
Can Music Help those with Dyslexia?

This article examines the commonalities between acquiring musical and literacy skills and provides useful tips on helping children with learning difficulties learn to play an instrument.

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Music education can open doors to support literacy skills

You can create the illustration of

A picture of a child playing a musical instrument

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