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2013-09-04 11:59:44 PM
it's the letters within a word subby, not the words within a sentence.
 
2013-09-05 12:05:09 AM
Thank dog
 
2013-09-05 12:50:58 AM
More Sci-Fi coming true, they had these on Seaquest back in 1994

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-09-05 01:09:54 AM
FTA:

ChromaGen lenses are available as prescription eyeglasses or contacts, and have been cleared by the FDA in the United States. They are not covered by insurance, costing between $700 and $1,000.

Oh, I'm sure Obamacare will fix that...
 
2013-09-05 02:01:27 AM

Gig103: Seaquest


Seaquest had a kind of farked up dystopian feel to it.
Lots of overpowering companies, experimentation, violent outposts, terrorists, etc

Piccolo was an experimental ex con, let out from prison on an early release program where they conducted science experiments on volunteers. Piccolo offered and was then received a pair of genetically altered gills, allowing him to breathe underwater like a fish.
 
2013-09-05 04:06:01 AM
awseome
 
2013-09-05 05:13:03 AM
i915.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-05 05:26:21 AM
Satan has come early this year
 
2013-09-05 05:33:37 AM
It's called 'education'. We're so busy giving gold star stickers and trophies to the kids, there isn't any time to teach them how to read.
 
2013-09-05 05:37:01 AM
What if your problem isn't reading? Mine is writing - by hand. I can read and type just peachy. But, give me pen and paper and it comes out gobbledegook.

Maybe I need a special glove.  ;-)
 
2013-09-05 05:37:31 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: It's called 'education'. We're so busy giving gold star stickers and trophies to the kids, there isn't any time to teach them how to read.


is your entire worldview based on a hypothetical reality?
 
2013-09-05 05:38:24 AM

thamike: AverageAmericanGuy: It's called 'education'. We're so busy giving gold star stickers and trophies to the kids, there isn't any time to teach them how to read.

is your entire worldview based on a hypothetical reality?


More on a realistic hypothetical, but who's counting?
 
2013-09-05 05:45:07 AM

Snotnose: Thank dog


You're welcome.
 
2013-09-05 05:56:26 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: thamike: AverageAmericanGuy: It's called 'education'. We're so busy giving gold star stickers and trophies to the kids, there isn't any time to teach them how to read.

is your entire worldview based on a hypothetical reality?

More on a realistic hypothetical, but who's counting?


So dyslexia doesn't exist? It's really just teachers giving out too many participation trophies?

What are your thoughts on vaccination? Leeches?

If someone could change the station with just a flick of their wrist, would they be a witch?

And do try and feed the little talking people in your television?
 
2013-09-05 06:07:46 AM
TFA: "The speed of transmission of the image between the two eyes is slightly different"

Is this really the cause of dyslexia? Because
www.moviecatcher.net
 
2013-09-05 06:07:53 AM

calbert: it's the letters within a word subby, not the words within a sentence.


Haer, haer!!!
 
2013-09-05 06:09:58 AM
sith si taerg!
 
2013-09-05 06:10:56 AM
williamoconnor.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-05 06:18:44 AM
I've always wondered if it would be an effective anti-dyslexia technique to actually de-focus the page and teach kids to learn words as shapes.  In other words, stop trying to make dyslexic kids sound out individual letters.  Instead have them treat words like Chinese pictographs.  The shape IS the word.

Try this experiment: open MS Word and then paste some text into the document.  Then go into the font dialog and choose "text effects."  One of the effects is "glow and soft edges."  Set the glow size to 7pts or so, and then see if you can still read the text.  Then gradually increase the glow size until individual letters are just barely legible.  You'll still be able to read the words, because over time you've learned to identify them from their shapes.  Maybe it would help dyslexic kids to skip the sounding-out of letters and go straight to the shapes.  That way, focusing on the individual letters would be less important.
 
2013-09-05 06:19:23 AM

thamike: AverageAmericanGuy: It's called 'education'. We're so busy giving gold star stickers and trophies to the kids, there isn't any time to teach them how to read.

is your entire worldview based on a hypothetical reality?


Why not? Space Nutters do it all the time.
 
2013-09-05 06:24:20 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: It's called 'education'. We're so busy giving gold star stickers and trophies to the kids, there isn't any time to teach them how to read.



Did you not read TFA, or is it just that all the letters were dancing around and jumping off the screen?
 
2013-09-05 06:25:48 AM

common sense is an oxymoron: AverageAmericanGuy: It's called 'education'. We're so busy giving gold star stickers and trophies to the kids, there isn't any time to teach them how to read.


Did you not read TFA, or is it just that all the letters were dancing around and jumping off the screen?


Some guy invented Blu-Blockers for people who never learned to read.

Thumbs up, optometrist guy!
 
2013-09-05 06:26:50 AM

tillerman35: I've always wondered if it would be an effective anti-dyslexia technique to actually de-focus the page and teach kids to learn words as shapes.  In other words, stop trying to make dyslexic kids sound out individual letters.  Instead have them treat words like Chinese pictographs.  The shape IS the word.

Try this experiment: open MS Word and then paste some text into the document.  Then go into the font dialog and choose "text effects."  One of the effects is "glow and soft edges."  Set the glow size to 7pts or so, and then see if you can still read the text.  Then gradually increase the glow size until individual letters are just barely legible.  You'll still be able to read the words, because over time you've learned to identify them from their shapes.  Maybe it would help dyslexic kids to skip the sounding-out of letters and go straight to the shapes.  That way, focusing on the individual letters would be less important.


That's a fair approximation of how I re-taught myself how to read as a kid. The usual method of learning was frustrating, so I decided to adopt a different strategy on my own. New words were carefully examined, sounded out to be sure of accuracy in pronunciation, added to my working memory, and then subsequently recognized by shape only.

Worked great and nobody knew the difference. I ended up being the fastest and most competent reader in my classes. I hid it so well that I was never diagnosed with dyslexia. Rather, my mother is known to have profound dyslexia and I found out much later that she reads via shapes as well.
 
2013-09-05 06:29:27 AM

ManifestDestiny: tillerman35: I've always wondered if it would be an effective anti-dyslexia technique to actually de-focus the page and teach kids to learn words as shapes.  In other words, stop trying to make dyslexic kids sound out individual letters.  Instead have them treat words like Chinese pictographs.  The shape IS the word.

Try this experiment: open MS Word and then paste some text into the document.  Then go into the font dialog and choose "text effects."  One of the effects is "glow and soft edges."  Set the glow size to 7pts or so, and then see if you can still read the text.  Then gradually increase the glow size until individual letters are just barely legible.  You'll still be able to read the words, because over time you've learned to identify them from their shapes.  Maybe it would help dyslexic kids to skip the sounding-out of letters and go straight to the shapes.  That way, focusing on the individual letters would be less important.

That's a fair approximation of how I re-taught myself how to read as a kid. The usual method of learning was frustrating, so I decided to adopt a different strategy on my own. New words were carefully examined, sounded out to be sure of accuracy in pronunciation, added to my working memory, and then subsequently recognized by shape only.

Worked great and nobody knew the difference. I ended up being the fastest and most competent reader in my classes. I hid it so well that I was never diagnosed with dyslexia. Rather, my mother is known to have profound dyslexia and I found out much later that she reads via shapes as well.


You've reinvented Whole Word reading.

http://wik.ed.uiuc.edu/articles/w/h/o/Whole_word_approach.html

And that's good. A lot of common words should be possible to sight-read. Such as all the words I've used in this comment.
 
2013-09-05 06:29:51 AM
You know what they say, : "If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. If life gives you melons, you may be dyslexic."
 
2013-09-05 06:30:21 AM
I reckon some fart smeller came up with the cure.
 
2013-09-05 06:31:01 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: thamike: AverageAmericanGuy: It's called 'education'. We're so busy giving gold star stickers and trophies to the kids, there isn't any time to teach them how to read.

is your entire worldview based on a hypothetical reality?

Why not? Space Nutters do it all the time.



Where the fark does all this space hate come from?

Can you show us on the dolly where the bad space alien probed you?
 
2013-09-05 06:32:59 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: common sense is an oxymoron: AverageAmericanGuy: It's called 'education'. We're so busy giving gold star stickers and trophies to the kids, there isn't any time to teach them how to read.


Did you not read TFA, or is it just that all the letters were dancing around and jumping off the screen?

Some guy invented Blu-Blockers for people who never learned to read.

Thumbs up, optometrist guy!



Colored glasses are a substitute for learning to read? How does that work?
 
2013-09-05 06:34:05 AM
What do you call the disorder that people have that don't know what dyslexia is?
 
2013-09-05 06:34:16 AM

common sense is an oxymoron: AverageAmericanGuy: common sense is an oxymoron: AverageAmericanGuy: It's called 'education'. We're so busy giving gold star stickers and trophies to the kids, there isn't any time to teach them how to read.


Did you not read TFA, or is it just that all the letters were dancing around and jumping off the screen?

Some guy invented Blu-Blockers for people who never learned to read.

Thumbs up, optometrist guy!


Colored glasses are a substitute for learning to read? How does that work?


I dunno, but it costs between $700 and $1,000. That's the amazing part.
 
2013-09-05 06:35:14 AM

common sense is an oxymoron: Quantum Apostrophe: thamike: AverageAmericanGuy: It's called 'education'. We're so busy giving gold star stickers and trophies to the kids, there isn't any time to teach them how to read.

is your entire worldview based on a hypothetical reality?

Why not? Space Nutters do it all the time.


Where the fark does all this space hate come from?

Can you show us on the dolly where the bad space alien probed you?



armzrace.com
 
2013-09-05 06:37:45 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: You've reinvented Whole Word reading.

http://wik.ed.uiuc.edu/articles/w/h/o/Whole_word_approach.html

And that's good. A lot of common words should be possible to sight-read. Such as all the words I've used in this comment.


Interesting. I didn't realize that it was actually A Thing.  Some of the criticisms in the article you linked are ludicrous. I never had any issue with prefixes, suffixes, and so forth.  I treated them as bolt-ons to the core word with their own independent meanings. The meanings were never an issue for me; but I ended up a bookworm and later took three years of high school Latin because it was far more interesting than the other options.
 
2013-09-05 06:40:27 AM

common sense is an oxymoron: AverageAmericanGuy: common sense is an oxymoron: AverageAmericanGuy: It's called 'education'. We're so busy giving gold star stickers and trophies to the kids, there isn't any time to teach them how to read.


Did you not read TFA, or is it just that all the letters were dancing around and jumping off the screen?

Some guy invented Blu-Blockers for people who never learned to read.

Thumbs up, optometrist guy!


Colored glasses are a substitute for learning to read? How does that work?


That's what the professor at Glenn Beck University said.
 
2013-09-05 06:44:52 AM
YAY

/notice i said that backwards
 
2013-09-05 06:47:46 AM

ManifestDestiny: tillerman35: I've always wondered if it would be an effective anti-dyslexia technique to actually de-focus the page and teach kids to learn words as shapes.  In other words, stop trying to make dyslexic kids sound out individual letters.  Instead have them treat words like Chinese pictographs.  The shape IS the word.

Try this experiment: open MS Word and then paste some text into the document.  Then go into the font dialog and choose "text effects."  One of the effects is "glow and soft edges."  Set the glow size to 7pts or so, and then see if you can still read the text.  Then gradually increase the glow size until individual letters are just barely legible.  You'll still be able to read the words, because over time you've learned to identify them from their shapes.  Maybe it would help dyslexic kids to skip the sounding-out of letters and go straight to the shapes.  That way, focusing on the individual letters would be less important.

That's a fair approximation of how I re-taught myself how to read as a kid. The usual method of learning was frustrating, so I decided to adopt a different strategy on my own. New words were carefully examined, sounded out to be sure of accuracy in pronunciation, added to my working memory, and then subsequently recognized by shape only.

Worked great and nobody knew the difference. I ended up being the fastest and most competent reader in my classes. I hid it so well that I was never diagnosed with dyslexia. Rather, my mother is known to have profound dyslexia and I found out much later that she reads via shapes as well.



That's very clever of you.
 
2013-09-05 06:49:44 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: common sense is an oxymoron: AverageAmericanGuy: It's called 'education'. We're so busy giving gold star stickers and trophies to the kids, there isn't any time to teach them how to read.


Did you not read TFA, or is it just that all the letters were dancing around and jumping off the screen?

Some guy invented Blu-Blockers for people who never learned to read.

Thumbs up, optometrist guy!



Actually, I can see the benefit if used in conjunction with that Whole Word approach to teaching. I have very different prescriptions for my right and left eyes and it does cause me some trouble. And, incidentally, I use Blu-Blockers for extended computer work because otherwise my eyes go insane from all the reading

Now that I've read how the special lenses work, I can totally imagine that working like gangbusters for me.
 
2013-09-05 06:52:14 AM

aerojockey: That's very clever of you.


Lulz. Nice try, but I just slow down the scanning speed of my eyes and take in the individual letter shapes rather than the word as a whole. Slightly slower, but not enough to be a serious handicap.
 
2013-09-05 06:54:36 AM
dyslexia gets all the damn attention. still no cure for synesthesia...
 
2013-09-05 06:57:31 AM
Is this another take on "Irlen Syndrome"? If so, it's been around for a while now.
 
2013-09-05 06:58:06 AM

diaphoresis: dyslexia gets all the damn attention. still no cure for synesthesia...


Why would you want one?
 
2013-09-05 07:05:27 AM
Without reading the article... I hope the answer is WEED!
 
2013-09-05 07:05:34 AM
Using colored glasses of some sort was in the "news" as a dyslexia treatment quite a while back.

Any else miss KMOD Phil and Brent's weatherman Dick Lexia?

"Got yer fore-day fivecast and it's gonna be one fot hucker."
 
2013-09-05 07:07:09 AM

namegoeshere: diaphoresis: dyslexia gets all the damn attention. still no cure for synesthesia...

Why would you want one?



If sky-blue smelled like shiat, I could see wanting a cure.
 
2013-09-05 07:07:32 AM

diaphoresis: dyslexia gets all the damn attention. still no cure for synesthesia...


I feel you.
 
2013-09-05 07:12:32 AM

danielscissorhands: diaphoresis: dyslexia gets all the damn attention. still no cure for synesthesia...

I feel you.


Mobile Fark has no Smart and Funny buttons. Pretend I pressed both for this comment of yours.
 
2013-09-05 07:15:25 AM

namegoeshere: Is this another take on "Irlen Syndrome"? If so, it's been around for a while now.


Also interesting. It seems I've perhaps been 'self-medicating' with the blu-blockers. Since there are no screening facilities for either lens type anywhere near me, I wonder if there is some way I could figure out what kind of lens filters would work best for me and then home-brew a solution.
 
2013-09-05 07:19:04 AM
 pool.theinfosphere.org

Still no cure for Sexlexia...

/a very sexy learning difficulty
 
2013-09-05 07:20:57 AM

ManifestDestiny: namegoeshere: Is this another take on "Irlen Syndrome"? If so, it's been around for a while now.

Also interesting. It seems I've perhaps been 'self-medicating' with the blu-blockers. Since there are no screening facilities for either lens type anywhere near me, I wonder if there is some way I could figure out what kind of lens filters would work best for me and then home-brew a solution.


Highly unscientific, but you could go out and buy clear plastic sheets in a bunch of colors and lay them over print. See what one makes you feel best. I am not dyslexic but black on white screen makes me batty. I would LOVE drew if someday he gave us the power to choose our background color.

I have a dyslexic kid, and printing on non-white paper actually does help her. It's in her IEP, although she doesn't always take advantage of it.
 
2013-09-05 07:25:12 AM
"New" discovery, colored glasses that cost $1000...my wife works with such kids, and for years, some of them benefit from this, but they use a $3 piece of colored clear gel that they lay over the page.

www.adorama.com
 
2013-09-05 07:35:57 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: danielscissorhands: diaphoresis: dyslexia gets all the damn attention. still no cure for synesthesia...

I feel you.

Mobile Fark has no Smart and Funny buttons. Pretend I pressed both for this comment of yours.


Aww, thanks.
 
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