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Beyond the Headlines with Cheryl Jennings: Dyslexia

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As many as 8.5 million American school children may have dyslexia so ABC7 takes a look at how students are coping with it. (KGO)

BEYOND THE HEADLINES WITH CHERYL JENNINGS
February 21, 2016 at 4:30PM
Dyslexia


You may not know this stunning statistic... one in five kids has dyslexia, which is a brain processing disorder that makes it hard for them to read.

Just in California, there are more than six million children in school, so 20% means more than 1.2 million students with dyslexia. Many of those cases have gone undiagnosed, but a new law is aimed at changing that situation.

Today's powerful show shares the stories of people who live with dyslexia and the movement led by families, educators, and experts concerned with the limited access to educational interventions for the disorder.

WATCH VIDEO: Lt. Gov. Newsom talks about dyslexia with ABC7's Cheryl Jennings

WATCH FULL VIDEO: Lt. Gov. talks to ABC7 about challenges with dyslexia

Studio Guests

The Honorable Gavin Newsom
California Lieutenant Governor
www.twitter.com/GavinNewsom
www.facebook.com/GavinNewsom
www.gavinnewsom.com

Sophia Granucci
Lives with Dyslexia
Sophia's Dyslexia Fight Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LwCLPQzhqE

Lisa Granucci
Sophia's Mother

Sally Shaywitz, M.D.
Author, Overcoming Dyslexia
Founder/Co-Director, The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity
http://dyslexia.yale.edu
https://www.facebook.com/YaleDyslexia
https://twitter.com/YCDC

Tobie Meyer
Decoding Dyslexia California
http://decodingdyslexiaca.org/
https://www.facebook.com/DecodingDyslexiaCA/
https://twitter.com/DDCalifornia
https://www.instagram.com/decoding_dyslexia_ca/


Fumiko Hoeft, M.D. Ph.D.
UCSF Dyslexia Center
Director, brainLENS (Laboratory for Educational NeuroScience)
http://dyslexia.ucsf.edu
http://brainlens.org
https://www.facebook.com/UCSFdyslexia/
https://twitter.com/FumikoHoeft

Other Resources:

The Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act

Click here to print up the following list of Dyslexia resources (3 page PDF)

Northern California (Bay Area) Resources:

Decoding Dyslexia CA
www.DecodingDyslexiaCA.org

Northern California Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
www.dyslexia-ncbida.org

Bright Solutions for Dyslexia
www.dys-add.com

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

Parent Training & Information Center for Contra Costa, San Joaquin & Alameda Counties
Parents Helping Parents (PHP)
www.php.com

Parent Training & Information Center for Santa Clara, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, San Benito & Monterey
Counties
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities
www.supportforfamilies.org

Parent Training & Information Center for San Francisco County
Matrix Parent Network & Resource Center
www.matrixparents.org

Parent Training & Information Center for Marin, Napa & Solano Counties
Disability Rights of California
www.disabilityrightsca.org

Community Alliance for Special Education
www.caseadvocacy.org

PEN (Parents Education Network)
www.parentseducationnetwork.org

Project Second Chance - Adult Literacy Program for Contra Costa County
www.ccclib.org/psc

UCSF Dyslexia Center
http://dyslexia.ucsf.edu

Office of Civil Rights CA
www.oag.ca.gov/civil

Southern California Resources:

Dyslexia Training Institute
www.dyslexiatraininginstitute.org

CSUN's Special Education Literacy Clinic
www.csun.edu/teaching-learning-counseling-consortium/special-education-reading-clinic

International Dyslexia Association - Los Angeles Branch
www.dyslexiala.org

Tri-Counties International Dyslexia Association
www.dyslexia-ca.org

International Dyslexia Association - San Diego Branch
www.dyslexiasd.org

University of San Diego Legal Clinic
www.sandiego.edu/law/free-legal-assistance/

National Resources:

Decoding Dyslexia
www.decodingdyslexia.net

Find the grassroots movement in your state
Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity
www.dyslexia.yale.edu

International Dyslexia Association
www.eida.org

Learning Ally
www.learningally.org

Dyslexic Advantage
www.dyslexicadvantage.org

Parent Center Hub
www.parentcenterhub.org

Find your Parent Training & Information Center for your area
Understood
www.understood.org

Association of Educational Therapists
www.aetonline.org

Eye to Eye
www.eyetoeyenational.org

Learning Disabilities Association of America
www.ldaamerica.org

Dyslexia Help at the University of Michigan
www.dyslexiahelp.umich.edu

National Center for Learning Disabilities
www.ncld.org

Bookshare
www.bookshare.com

Wrightslaw
www.wrightslaw.com

Click here to see all the Beyond the Headlines with Cheryl Jennings episodes.

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