Dyslexia Latest News Updates: How Dyslexic Students Survive University Life

Overcome Dyslexia With Confidence

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Dyslexia may have literary mean “difficulty in reading and learning,” however, the meaning varies with its cognitive functions and environmental factors. With that said, stepping into a university might be exciting yet challenging but those with dyslexia need not worry.

Dyslexic persons are not much different from non-dyslexic peers in understanding their subjects. Even though dyslexic individuals may find it harder to read and comprehend the academic stuff but they could be tough competitors in other activities.

There are, however, some biological and environmental factors that do play a major role in dyslexia. As a matter of fact, dyslexic kids do not often find their learning environments friendly as they tend to be distracted while their peers understand the academic subject.

Even though university life could be pretty tough to those persons with dyslexia, fret not as nothing is called “impossible” in the world of technology. According to The Conversation, teens can overcome it by using learning aids such as speech-to-text software, mind-mapping applications and “read and write text help.”

Dyslexic students may feel they are not as fast their peers but the usage of aids or supplementary learning materials could help them cope up in class. Self-esteem is all about facing difficulties and overcoming them and not about losing in front of your peers. Taylor & Francis Online even pointed out that you have to “just deal with it.”

So, are you thinking of peer support? It can be good as well as bad! But, remember all your peers too have some or other difficulty in life. Dyslexic teens should also accept the fact that they are solely responsible for the difficulty they are facing and go around with confidence, explaining people “what is dyslexia.” Take note, self-declaration is all that matters.

Finally, dyslexia is not the deciding factor of anyone’s future. It will not decide how “smart” or “clever” a person is. Dyslexia is not a disease and not a part of any individual instead, it is a part of the education system that defines “a person with reading disability.”

Meanwhile, a person with dyslexia could be a rockstar, athlete, politician etc. But despite the challenges, a dyslexic person could still survive university life and emerge successful.

The Latest: Education for refugee children starts in Greece

Greece’s education minister says a program to provide schooling for refugee children will start Monday and will include those whose families are due to be deported under an agreement between Turkey and the European Union

The Associated Press

A rescue boat is filled with migrants taken from a vessel in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya in this Tuesday Oct. 4, 2016 image taken from video. At least 33 people died on Tuesday trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea from Libya. (AP Photo) The Associated Press

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — The Latest on the migration flow in Europe (all times local):

7:45 p.m.

Greece’s education minister says a program to provide schooling for refugee children will start Monday and will include those whose families are due to be deported under an agreement between Turkey and the European Union.

Minister Nikos Filis said Wednesday that the EU-funded initiative would start at six schools in Athens and three other towns, before being expanded to the rest of the country through October. Classes will take place at state schools in the afternoon, he said.

More than 60,000 refugees are stranded in Greece due to European border closures, including some 10,000 confined to islands facing the Turkish coast.

Parent associations at several schools around Greece, as well as the country’s extreme right Golden Dawn party, have expressed objections to the refugee integration plan.

But Filis described the objections as “marginal.”

“As long as they are in this country, refugee children will play with Greek children,” he said. “Regardless of the circumstances any child is in, we are obliged to look after them and provide them with an education. It’s a legal obligation and a moral obligation.”


3:15 p.m.

An Italian coast guard ship has come ashore with three more passengers than it picked up at sea after three rescued mothers gave birth on board.

Datillo’s commander, Capt. Alessio Morelli, said the mothers were among the 1,004 migrants — most of them Eritrean and Nigerian — rescued north of Sabratha, Libya. Once aboard, they gave birth “so we went from 1,004 to 1,007, two baby boys and one baby girl.”

The Datillo pulled into port in Catania, Sicily on Wednesday.

Also Wednesday, Italy’s coast guard reported that another 28 bodies were recovered during rescue operations a day earlier that saved 4,655 people. The operations followed the recovery of 10 bodies when more than 6,000 would-be refugees were picked up on Monday, according to the International Organization of Migration.


3 p.m.

Serbia’s police say they have caught 71 migrants and arrested two people smugglers who transported them in vans.

A police statement said Wednesday one vehicle carried 34 migrants from Afghanistan and Pakistan, and another had 37 people from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Iran. The two drivers were detained and face criminal charges.

Serbian officials have vowed to step up military and police patrols on the borders with Bulgaria and Macedonia to stem the continuing influx of migrants.

The Balkan route, used by nearly 1 million migrants last year to cross to mainland Europe, was closed in March. Since then, hundreds still try to enter illegally daily in an attempt to reach the EU. An estimated 6,000 migrants are stranded in Serbia after Hungary further tightened its borders this summer.


2:35 p.m.

More than 100 migrants who set off on foot toward Hungary to protest EU’s closed borders have agreed to end their march and return to the Serbian capital of Belgrade after spending the night out in the open.

The migrants on Wednesday boarded two buses in the town of Indjija, about 40 kilometers (24 miles) north of Belgrade, where they camped overnight at a local gas station. Serbian authorities say some will be taken to centers for asylum-seekers.

Hundreds initially took off Tuesday from Belgrade toward the border with EU member Hungary 200 kilometers (120 miles) away to demand that the border open for people fleeing war and poverty.

More than 6,000 migrants remain stuck in Serbia after Hungary this summer introduced strict limits for asylum-seekers.


2 p.m.

Police in northern Greece say 214 Syrian refugees have been detained after crossing a river that forms a natural border with Turkey.

Wednesday’s announcement marked the second recent mass crossing of the Evros River — 107 refugees were detained in the same border area last week.

A police official told The Associated Press that refugees and other migrants were taking advantage of current low river levels near the border town of Orestiada. The official was not authorized to speak to the news media and asked not to be identified.

Migrants are seeking alternative routes to the European Union after a crackdown on crossings to the Greek islands started in March, as part of an agreement between the EU and Turkey to stop the flow of migrants and refugees to Europe.

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Who would be the buyers of Nigeria’s assets? – Ex-CBN director

– Dr Titus Okunronmu, a former Director in the Budgetary Department, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has said that selling the country’s assets to boost the econo my will further restrict income. Okunronmu in Ota, Ogun, said that rather than restrict income the government should redistribute income through untapped resources.
According to him, selling the assets to those in government means that income has further been restricted instead of redistributing income. He said that to sell the nation’s asset was not a problem but who would be the buyers and who would manage the proceeds from it? Besides, Okunronmu said that the sales would yield little because the assets would be poorly prized since the country was in need of scare forex. “What should be done, in my own opinion, is that the Federal Government should utilise untapped resources to boost the economy.Caption this photo “There should be the immediate fixing of the four refineries at optimal capacity to check the use of scare forex on importation of petroleum products. “This and other untapped resources will create the platform for our products to be sold to other West African countries as well as generating various employment opportunities,” he said. He said that the country was endowed with many untapped resources which urgently needed to be used to return the country to path of growth. He said that Nigeria had all it takes to become one of the top 10 economies in the world if adequate political will was applied. Caption this photo According to him, this is the right time for the government to look inward in solving the economic challenges of the country. The former CBN director added that fixing foreign exchange issues was not a problem but depending less on imported goods was the issue. ‘`We need to be less import-orientated country and nationally our love for imported goods must change because the demand for dollars for such goods was exerting heavy pressure on the nation’s currency,” he said.

US Election………..Advice for second debate


Donald Trump scored a gentleman’s “C” in his first debate with Hillary Clinton. She was programmed, like one of those androids from the film “Westworld,” spewing out well-rehearsed sound bites, smiling (sometimes condescendingly), and even tossing in a few wiggles. It was all designed to make her look warm and wonderful.

The First Trump Clinton Debate Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington TimesAs the saying goes, if you can fake sincerity, you can fake anything.

Mr. Trump did best when he didn’t focus on himself and this is the pattern he should follow in the next two debates.

As a seasoned debater, who has taken on professors and liberal thinkers on campuses from Harvard, Dartmouth and Yale in the east, to the University of California, Davis in the west, I think I can say without too much hubris that I know how to destroy a bad argument.

Let’s start with the race issue. Hillary Clinton slammed Mr. Trump for comments she regards as racist. If she tries that again, Mr. Trump should extend the road he began to walk down Monday night. He was right to say that his opponent and her party have had decades to repair the racial divide (which President Obama suggested he would do), but that chasm has only widened over the last eight years. Real racism, Mr. Trump should say, is refusing to allow minority children in failing public schools to escape them in favor of better ones simply because many teachers’ unions oppose school choice and contribute significantly to the Democratic Party.

Mr. Trump should take on the issue of poverty and propose a public-private partnership with churches and religious institutions that would be assigned an individual in need of help. These churches then would do all that was necessary to help that person escape poverty, including offering financial advice, access to education or even babysitting services so this person could go to school. Retiring baby boomers could find new purpose in life by helping someone become independent of government programs, which have cost a lot, but have done little to reduce the number of poor.