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Issue 19: January 2024

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ON THE COVER

On the cover are sisters Hayden and Kaya Miskinis. Hayden Miskinis shares her journey as a dyslexic learner and ballet dancer, highlighting how the structured approach to overcoming dyslexia has informed her teaching of dance to young children and led her to advocate for effective learning methods while finding solace in the art of ballet. Kaya Miskinis reflects on her journey, from facing challenges in early education to developing a love for reading and a passion for Shakespeare, showcasing her determination and growth as a learner.

 


 

THANK YOU - CONTRIBUTORS

  • Brock Eide | Leading expert in the fields of dyslexia and cofounder of the nonprofit Dyslexic Advantage and the social-purpose corporation Neurolearning.com
  • Eamon Charles | Academic Staff at Science of Language and Reading SOLAR Lab, Latrobe University
  • Elaine Miskinis | English teacher, Writer, and Mother of two dyslexic children
  • Erica Kaufmann | Literacy Specialist | @erica_kaufmann2
  • Hayden Miskinis | dyslexic learner and ballet dancer
  • Kaya Miskinis
  • Melissa Robison | Co-founder of Link Advocacy linkadvocacy.com
  • Nathaniel Swain | Senior Lecturer in Learning Sciences and Director of Undergraduate Academic Programs, Science of Language and Reading SOLAR Lab, Latrobe University | nathanielswain.com | thinkforwardeducators.org
  • Pamela Snow | Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Science of Language and Reading SOLAR Lab, Latrobe University | pamelasnow.blogspot.com
  • Sara Alston |
  • Tanya Serry | Professor (Literacy and Reading), Science of Language and Reading SOLAR Lab, Latrobe University | scholars.latrobe.edu.au/tserry
  • Tessa Weadman | Academic Staff at Science of Language and Reading SOLAR Lab, Latrobe University

 


 

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Start Reading Dystinct magazine

Issue 19: January 2024

ON THE COVER

On the cover are sisters Hayden and Kaya Miskinis. Hayden Miskinis shares her journey as a dyslexic learner and ballet dancer, highlighting how the structured approach to overcoming dyslexia has informed her teaching of dance to young children and led her to advocate for effective learning methods while finding solace in the art of ballet. Kaya Miskinis reflects on her journey, from facing challenges in early education to developing a love for reading and a passion for Shakespeare, showcasing her determination and growth as a learner.

 


 

THANK YOU - CONTRIBUTORS

  • Brock Eide | Leading expert in the fields of dyslexia and cofounder of the nonprofit Dyslexic Advantage and the social-purpose corporation Neurolearning.com
  • Eamon Charles | Academic Staff at Science of Language and Reading SOLAR Lab, Latrobe University
  • Elaine Miskinis | English teacher, Writer, and Mother of two dyslexic children
  • Erica Kaufmann | Literacy Specialist | @erica_kaufmann2
  • Hayden Miskinis | dyslexic learner and ballet dancer
  • Kaya Miskinis
  • Melissa Robison | Co-founder of Link Advocacy linkadvocacy.com
  • Nathaniel Swain | Senior Lecturer in Learning Sciences and Director of Undergraduate Academic Programs, Science of Language and Reading SOLAR Lab, Latrobe University | nathanielswain.com | thinkforwardeducators.org
  • Pamela Snow | Professor of Cognitive Psychology, Science of Language and Reading SOLAR Lab, Latrobe University | pamelasnow.blogspot.com
  • Sara Alston |
  • Tanya Serry | Professor (Literacy and Reading), Science of Language and Reading SOLAR Lab, Latrobe University | scholars.latrobe.edu.au/tserry
  • Tessa Weadman | Academic Staff at Science of Language and Reading SOLAR Lab, Latrobe University

 


 

THANK YOU - DYSTINCT CONTRIBUTORS

TOPICS COVERED IN THIS ISSUE

Terminology in the education landscape: Some key terms explained
- by Pamela Snow, Tanya Serry, Nathaniel Swain, Tessa Weadman, Eamon Charles [Click here to read]

This article, authored by Pamela Snow, Tanya Serry, Nathaniel Swain, Tessa Weadman, and Eamon Charles, academic staff at the La Trobe University's Science of Language and Reading (SOLAR) Lab, explores some key terminology in education. It offers detailed explanations and insights into various educational terms, highlighting the importance of evidence-based approaches and advocating for a critical evaluation of educational practices and trends.

Focus on SOLAR Lab
- by Eamon Charles [Click here to read]

An interview with Eamon Charles, academic staff at La Trobe University’s SOLAR Lab, which is revolutionizing education in Australia and overseas by helping educators adopt well-established, scientific approaches to improve how they teach children to read. Dive into the transformative work shaping the future of reading instruction.

Dystinct Report – Flynn & Ava Eldridge’s Interview with Professor Pamela Snow
- by Flynn & Ava Eldridge [Click here to read]

Young journalists Flynn and Ava Eldridge have a chat with Dr Pamela Snow, Professor of Cognitive Psychology in the School of Education at La Trobe University, Australia, about her work at the SOLAR Lab and her life.

Changing Lives - How a father on a mission changed the Ohio Education System
- by Erica Kaufmann [Click here to read]

Erica Kaufmann elaborates on the profound impact of "Connor's Odyssey: The Right to Read Law" and the Ohio Dyslexia Guidebook on Ohio's education system, detailing the dedicated efforts of father and advocate Mike McGovern in explaining the transformative change these initiatives have brought about.

Working with Teaching Assistants to support children with Special educational needs
- by Sara Alston [Click here to read]

Sara Alston emphasizes the importance of training and collaboration between teachers and Teaching Assistants (TAs) to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) effectively, promoting their inclusion and learning success.

Top 10 Important Reasons Behind Keeping Proper Documentation of School Records
- by Melissa Robinson [Click here to read]

Melissa Robison highlights the crucial importance of proper documentation of a child's educational journey, emphasizing how it can play a pivotal role in advocating for students with diverse needs, ensuring their rights are upheld, and addressing various educational challenges through a systematic approach.

Dystinct Report – Flynn & Blake Eldridge’s Interview with Dr Brock Eide
- by Flynn & Blake Eldridge [Click here to read]

Dystinct reporters Flynn and Blake Eldridge have a chat with Dr Brock Eide, an international authority on dyslexia and learning differences and co-author of the acclaimed books "The Dyslexic Advantage" and "The Mislabeled Child" about his work and life.

A Tale of Two Daughters
- by Elaine Miskinis [Click here to read]

Elaine Miskinis shares a poignant account of her two daughters, Kaya and Hayden, and their unique journeys with dyslexia. The story emphasizes the critical role of early intervention and advocacy in overcoming the challenges of dyslexia and highlights the girls' determination to thrive academically despite obstacles.

The Gift of Learning How to Learn
- by Hayden Miskinis [Click here to read]

Hayden Miskinis shares her journey as a dyslexic learner and ballet dancer, highlighting how the structured approach to overcoming dyslexia has informed her teaching of dance to young children and led her to advocate for effective learning methods while finding solace in the art of ballet.

Embracing the magic of Shakespeare
- by Kaya Miskinis [Click here to read]

Kaya Miskinis reflects on her journey, from facing challenges in early education to developing a love for reading and a passion for Shakespeare, showcasing her determination and growth as a learner.

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