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Engage, Inspire, Empower with Asset-Based Thinking

Odyssey School promotes a forward thinking, progressive, and positive atmosphere. In keeping with this spirit, last year we began implementing Asset-Based ThinkingTM (ABT) in our school. ABT principles and practices allow us to direct attention toward what is strong and best, what is working and valuable, as well as what is possible in every situation. [blockquote] “Asset-based...
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Is Your Dyslexic Student Visually Talented?

New studies out of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics suggest that people with dyslexia exhibit visual talents that may far outweigh the visual talents of their non-dyslexic counterparts. These visual talents are heightened even though people with dyslexia typically struggle with visual focus activities like reading. Researchers believe that people with dyslexia may be “better...
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Understanding Dyslexia and Helping Children Succeed

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability characterized by difficulties with decoding, spelling, word recognition, and sometimes speaking. These lifelong challenges typically result in issues with reading comprehension, reading fluency, and vocabulary growth. Dyslexia is not caused by poor instruction or lack of engagement, motivation, or intelligence – it is a neurological disorder, and most people with...
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Understanding ADHD and Helping Children Succeed

Students who have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to struggle in school more than their counterparts. Students with ADHD have daily struggles with organization and forgetfulness, time management and procrastination. All of these lead to assignments not being turned in on time and, sometimes, lower grades than the student is capable...
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