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    One Student’s Dyslexia Changed How a Community Views Learning

One Student’s Dyslexia Changed How a Community Views Learning

When Liz Woody’s son Mason was in third grade, he struggled to read basic words. After Woody moved Mason to a specialized school, she set out to transform techniques to reach struggling readers.

Liz had heard about a school called Odyssey that promised to reach students with dyslexia through their physical senses.  It didn’t matter […]

By |September 8th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Brain exercises for your kids? Beware the claims.

Computerized “brain training” programs marketed at young children make impressive claims—that they can help children learn better, that they improve children’s focus and memory, and that they can help children succeed in school.
Scientific evidence suggests that these claims are premature. Read the full article.

For children with dyslexia that have issues with working memory, such programs are unlikely to […]

By |August 18th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Why It’s So Hard to Catch Your Own Typos

As with all high level tasks, your brain generalizes simple, component parts (like turning letters into words and words into sentences) so it can focus on more complex tasks (like combining sentences into complex ideas). “We don’t catch every detail, we’re not like computers or NSA databases,” said psychologist Tom Stafford, who studies typos of the University of Sheffield […]

By |August 18th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Author wants to fight shaming of dyslexia

You must try harder.

Growing up in Atlanta, David Flink heard those words repeatedly — from his teachers, his father and others — as he struggled with dyslexia and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Slowly he learned to embrace himself as a “different thinker” — and a new world opened.

Today, up to 1 in 5 children and adults […]

By |August 18th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Artist Overcomes Dyslexia: Creates Art to Inspire Everyone

These stories never get old: Artist Overcomes Dyslexia: Creates Art to Inspire Everyone. But how the media frames them is so old, it is moldy.

Time and time again, these inspirational stories try to tell us that great things happen despite dyslexia. We would like to suggest that great things happen because of dyslexia.

The brain difference that causes dyslexia […]

Jack Hatch: Early Dyslexia Identification Important

Jack Hatch, the Democratic candidate for governor in Iowa, speaks to the importance of proper identification, early intervention, and how dyslexia played into his own success.

“It’s really because I’m a product of early intervention and being a person that had an educator for a mother. I could tell you with absolutely certainty that if […]

By |August 14th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Successful Entrepreneurs Likely to be Dyslexic

According to a study by Dr. Julie Logan, Professor Emeritus of Entrepreneurship at Cass Business School, successful entrepreneurs are five times more likely to be dyslexic.

Some of those successes with the dyslexic brain difference include Sir Richard Branson, Charles Schwab, Kinko’s founder Paul Orfalea, and now joining them, teen dynamo, Ollie Forsyth.

Most kids with […]

By |August 13th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Understanding ‘attention deficit’ in dyslexics could help improve reading

Dyslexia is well known as a condition that impacts on visual language processing, but recently a number of studies have discovered that it is accompanied by deficits in attention and perception.

As part of the study, just published online via the journal Neurocase, researchers monitored how adults with and without dyslexia responded to an ‘interference […]

By |July 6th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

How To Press Reset On Dyslexia and Win

According to Yvelette Stines, published author, teacher and blogger, dyslexia is simply a different way of learning. “Many people call it a disability, I call it an ability to learn a different way and accept it. Being dyslexic means you have to be creative, because you learn and process differently with the mind. Some […]

By |July 6th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|

Dyslexia: What we think of as a learning disability could translate into real-life skills

This article previously linked to an article that contained an unauthorized image of Albert Einstein. The original link has since been removed and so has the content of the original article. The original post with the image of Albert Einstein was republished only for educational purposes and not for any commercial intent and was attributed […]

By |July 6th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments|