SAISD 504/Dyslexia Newsletter

April 2021

Section 504

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A day in the life of a child with ADHD

Meet Kayla, a seventh grader with ADHD. She’s a smart kid, but it’s hard for her to stay focused. Hyperactivity and self-control are also major challenges. To understand some of the ways ADHD affects kids, take a look at a day in Kayla’s life.


https://www.understood.org/en/learning-thinking-differences/child-learning-disabilities/add-adhd/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-kid-with-adhd

Resources for ALL

19 Brain Breaks for Distance Learning and Socially Distanced Classrooms

Students have been learning in new ways this year. This can make it hard for students to pay attention and stay on track - especially for students who learn and think differently. Here are 19 breaks and games you can try both in school and at home. They help students clear their minds, move their bodies, and stay more engaged in distance learning or socially distanced classrooms.

Educandy

With Educandy, you can create interactive learning games in minutes. All you need is to enter the vocabulary or questions and answers and Educandy turns your content into cool interactive activities.


Once you’ve created an activity, a unique code is generated. Simply share that code with your students so they can play the game on their own device. Or you can embed the game into your own website.


Students can play the games you’ve created on their own device by visiting the Educandy website or downloading the Educandy app on their tablet. The games can also be played on the interactive whiteboard.

Dyslexia Characteristics

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Dyslexia Myths

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Famous Dyslexics

Stanley Cup Champ Brent Sopel on Hiding Reading Struggles “Behind His Stick”


When Brent Sopel was growing up, he hated school. That’s because he felt paralyzed by reading. His escape? Playing hockey.


Sopel was so talented on the ice that he was dismissed as a “dumb athlete.” His talents took him so far that he became a professional hockey player—and won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks. As Sopel’s career wound down, his daughter started struggling with reading the same way he had. He still struggled with reading, and he had no choice but to address his challenges head on.


Watch his inspiring story—from “hiding behind his stick” as a child to the work he’s doing now to help kids with dyslexia.

Stanley Cup Winner Brent Sopel on Growing Up With Undiagnosed Dyslexia
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