Monday, May 20 2013 7:22 PM EDT2013-05-20 23:22:22 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains are mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:57:46 GMT
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning. According to Pascagoula Police Lt. James DeShannon Massey, motorists are asked to avoidMore >>
Police say a train derailed near a crossing south of Highway 90 on Industrial Road in east Pascagoula this morning.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 12:19 PM EDT2013-05-20 16:19:41 GMT
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, James Decker III, 32, of GeorgeMore >>
On Saturday, the George County Sheriff's Department arrested a man wanted for failure to pay thousands in child support.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:35:23 GMT
COLUMBUS, MS (AP) - Authorities have resumed the search for two young brothers who were passengers in an all-terrain vehicle that overturned in a Mississippi creek. Columbus Fire Chief Kenneth MooreMore >>
Authorities have recovered the body of a 6-year-old boy who apparently drowned after an all-terrain vehicle overturned in a Mississippi creek, while the search for his brother continued.
Imagine trying to read, but the words jumble together or even appear to wiggle on the page.
"They were all squished up together and it seem like most of them were together when they weren't," said senior student Jonathan Mitchell.
That is the experience for students suffering from dyslexia.
"People think that I'm not in the grade that I am because of that. It's just annoying," said senior student Stephen Kober.
"It's very frustrating for me to have someone as bright as Stephen is struggling, and getting frustrated and wanting to give up," said English teacher Karen Canella.
Brighton Schools in Baton Rouge is a K-12 school specializing in helping students with dyslexia and dyslexia-related learning disorders.
To help these students overcome the disorder, a company called ChromaGen Vision has come to their aid.
The company makes glasses with colored lens. The lenses were developed to correct colorblindness by David Harris at the Corneal Laser Center for Color Blindness at Clatterbridge Hospital in England. However, feedback from patients revealed that the same lenses also help relieve dyslexia.
"Basically, this technology slows down the neurological transmission that goes through the eye to the brain so that when students see words that are moving in some way, left or right, up or down, if it's blurry, wiggly we make these words stop moving," said ChromaGen CEO Ted Edwards.
ChromaGen bought the technology and is now bringing it to students in the United States, including those at Brighton High School.
Students were tested and fitted for glasses. In the case of Mitchell, his reading speed and accuracy improved 25 percent with the glasses.
"It definitely helps. I read a lot faster and it was easy," said Mitchell.
The best news is that students receive their exam, frames and lenses for free thanks to a program called Ten to One. For every ten pairs of glasses ChromaGen sales, they are able to give away a pair for free.
Many of the teachers said it was emotional to watch their students who had struggled, instantly improved.
"To kind of be able to put it in words and then explain what's happening and then to have the glasses just fix it for them. That's an amazing thing," said Canella.
For more information on ChromaGen Vision, click here.
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