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Dyslexia (INACTIVE)

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  • Orland Park church to hold presentation on dyslexia

    Orland Park church to hold presentation on dyslexia
    Helping kids with an all-too-common reading disorder has been a rewarding experience for Lynn Luetgert, who points to the many talents of individuals with dyslexia. So Luetgert wanted to bring that important message to Christ Lutheran Church in Orland...
  • Readers offer up their hard-earned wisdom

    Readers offer up their hard-earned wisdom
    If you read this column with any regularity, you know I frequently call on authors, academics and other experts for guidance on the big stuff: parenting, marriage, friendships. I learn even more from you. Your notes have lifted my spirits and shaped...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: All's fair in politics and marriage

    Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition — the moratorium is over! After two months of staying mum due to the school board elections, I can finally write my wife's name, Kaitzer. I write these columns looking for the yin and yang of an issue; it...
  • Oscar-winning actress speaks to Aurora students about new book

     Oscar-winning actress speaks to Aurora students about new book
    Just a week after her first book hit the shelves, actress Octavia Spencer told suburban students penning it required some of the same skills as appearing in movies. "When we don't have all the details about our characters, we have to make it up to...
  • Lake County parents, lawmakers target dyslexia

    Lake County parents, lawmakers target dyslexia
    Kathi Keane of Grayslake says she's been fighting for years to get help for her 10-year-old daughter Grace's dyslexia. By the end of the third grade, Grace was placed on an individualized education plan, but Keane said the interventions didn't work....
  • Apodaca: Is cursive cursed to end?

    An unlikely controversy has erupted in education regarding, of all things, cursive writing. The debate over cursive is reaching full throttle courtesy of the new Common Core State Standards and its top-to-bottom overhaul of K-12 curriculum, which is now...
  • Film Review: 'Dislecksia: The Movie'

    Harvey Hubbell's documentary covers the topic of dyslexia from multiple angles: the filmmaker's personal experience, historical overview, interviews with famous dyslexics, scientific theories and experimental methodology. Hubbell paints in a wide range of...
  • What you can learn from Sir Richard Branson's rags-to-billionaire success

    Brazen Careerist In 1966, a dyslexic 16-year-old boy dropped out of school. With the help of a friend, he founded a magazine for students and made money selling advertisements to local businesses. With only a little money to get started, he ran the...
  • Free lemons!

    I asked some players at my club what to do when life hands you lemons. Rose recommended handing them back and asking for chocolate. Unlucky Louie advised making grape juice out of them and then letting life try to figure out how you did it. My friend the...
  • Personal snapshots construct a bigger picture of China

    Personal snapshots construct a bigger picture of China
    Some brittle and warped, others as smooth and flat as the day they left the processing shop, the 35-millimeter negatives trickle in to Xiao Ma's dank recycling depot in north Beijing, collected by a network of trash pickers. Stuffed into old rice bags and...
  • For the record

    Brain scans: An article in the July 15 Section A about brain scans of prison inmates said Owen D. Jones, a Vanderbilt University professor of law and biology, had come to view the lack of empathy displayed by psychopaths as a missing skill, akin to a...
  • Unexpected enlightenment follows first texting session with my son

    Unexpected enlightenment follows first texting session with my son
    Yesterday I had my first texting session with my son. This may not seem like a big deal for most parents, but it was a hugely enlightening experience for me. My son, 10, has reading and writing learning disabilities, including dyslexia and dysgraphia,...