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More Research: High Reading Masks Dyslexia in Gifted Children (Stealth Dyslexia) [Premium]

In the Journal of Learning Disabilities, a study in Dutch students confirmed a similar pattern of Stealth Dyslexia in the Netherlands. The paper also discussed the discrepancy that exists between students challenges (perceptual and memory deficits in visual and auditory discrimination, sequencing, decoding, short-term auditory memory, certain spatial abilities) and greater than average abilities in […]

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Dyslexia in the Military MIND Advantages in Special Ops

A career in the military can be difficult enough, but try throwing dyslexia into the mix. Near impossible?

No. Probably just the opposite when it comes to elite special forces like the Green Berets.

Although a teacher once thought to hold him back in the 2nd grade, as an adult, he would be the go-to person to secure […]

Daymond John and How He Sees His Dyslexia as an Advantage

“I see the world in a different way than most people and for me that’s been a positive thing.” – Daymond John, FUBU CEO, investor on TV Shark Tank

Kudos to Daymond John who shares that he is “Blessed with Dyslexia” in his Twitter page. As October National Dyslexia Awareness Month, the community gives a huge […]

Dyslexic Advantage Visits UW Brain Research Lab – Subjects Wanted

What fun! Brock and I had a chance to visit the University of Washington I-Labs and one of Seattle’s newest reading and dyslexia researchers, Jason Yeatman. Jason’s right hand man is Patrick Donnelly, who recently came out from Boston. Though new acquaintances, they seemed like old friend because of so many friends and colleagues in common.

Jason […]

By |October 29th, 2015|Categories: Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexic Advantage Visits UW Brain Research Lab – Subjects Wanted

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Museum Director with Dyslexia Tinkerer Bill Brown

“Apprentices at the Eli Whitney Museum learn to work with their hands.”  – Bill Brown leads ‘tinkering’ workshops at the Eli Whitney Museum. Students ages 13-18 become apprentices where they receive a stipend and learn how to use master tools and conduct workshops for visitors. Experimentation is highly valued.

From a New York Times article […]

By |October 29th, 2015|Categories: Being Dyslexic, creativity, Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Museum Director with Dyslexia Tinkerer Bill Brown

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Dyslexia and What We Know About Dyslexic Minds

Alan Alda talks with Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide, Dr. Fumiko Hoeft, and Dr. Manuel Casanova about recent advances in our understanding of the brain bases of Dyslexia as well as dyslexic strengths and advantages. This is the first in a series of videos from an event co-sponsored by Eye to Eye National and […]

HR 3033 Project READ Unanimously Passes the House!

H.R. 3033 Project READ unanimously passed the House of Representatives today!

Thank you Dyslexic Advantage members who contacted their Representatives to support H.R. 3033 Project READ which provides dedicated funding for dyslexic students in the areas of education and STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education.

The dyslexic community has extraordinary talents, many of them with the fields […]

My Dyslexia – Actor Screenwriter Justin Theroux

“I think we need to tell stories that reflect our world.” – Justin Theroux

Justin Theroux is an actor, director, and Hollywood screenwriter of top grossing movies such as Iron Man 2 and Rock of Ages to his credit. He is also dyslexic and talking about it along with his fellow multi-talented actress, producer, businesswoman wife, Jennifer […]

By |October 27th, 2015|Categories: Being Dyslexic, creativity, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on My Dyslexia – Actor Screenwriter Justin Theroux

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Life Hacks for Dyslexia

Patience, Focus, Extra-time, External Review
• Force myself to spend that extra time on making text better, pass after pass, correcting mistakes and reworking things.
• Have someone review what I’ve written…
• Read emails to myself out loud which forces me to read slower and not skip words or read them in the wrong order.

Switching to […]

Testing Push Back – Caps on Standardized Tests in Public School

It’s unusual to find a topic on which virtually everyone agrees, but we may have finally reached the point where every agrees, there is too much testing in public school.

Today, even President Obama said it: “…smart, strategic tests can help us measure our kids’ progress in school, and it can help them learn. But […]

By |October 24th, 2015|Categories: Accommodations, Education|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Testing Push Back – Caps on Standardized Tests in Public School

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The New Dyslexia 101- Teaching Students with Dyslexia

Thanks, Dr. Maryanne Wolf for this lovely quote in KQED’s Mind Shift Blog:

“It is never the fault of the child, but rather the responsibility of us who teach to find methods that work for that child.”

Teaching students with dyslexia is a lot like cultivating hothouse flowers – growing conditions are very specific if you want […]

By |October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Accommodations, Advocacy, creativity, Education, Parents, Social and Emotional, Teachers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The New Dyslexia 101- Teaching Students with Dyslexia

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Dyslexia, Literature, and Imagination

“From a very young age, emphasis was always on the visual…”  Andrew Green shares his experience in his graduate thesis of growing up visually and virtually print-free.

After he discovered audiobooks and it “opened up my eyes to an unknown pleasure…I am experiencing something completely new; ingesting information and imagining without any previous visual criteria; […]

By |October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Advocacy, Being Dyslexic, College, creativity, MIND strengths|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia, Literature, and Imagination

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Dyslexic Advantage Halloween Creativity Contest

Because of the well-established link between dyslexia and creativity, Dyslexic Advantage is celebrating Dyslexia Awareness Month with a creative Halloween-themed contest. Please share your costumes, artwork, and spooky inventions! Prizes will include small gifts, children’s choices from the Dyslexic Advantage store, and free one-year Premium Subscriptions to the Dyslexic Advantage blog. Winners will be chosen […]

By |October 20th, 2015|Categories: Being Dyslexic, creativity, M Strengths|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexic Advantage Halloween Creativity Contest

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Visual Spelling Strategy for Students with Dyslexia

Nice video example of how to teach spelling using color coding, visual clues for breaking down words into smaller parts, and picture images.

Excerpt: “Most dyslexics have problems with reading and spelling, specifically with phonics , decoding words and remembering how to spell them. But for many, visual aids are extremely important in all aspects […]

Spatial Learning: Dyslexics vs. Typical Readers

Visual Scientist Matthew Schneps of the Smithsonian finds ‘dyslexic advantage’ reading visual scenes.

Dr. Matthew Schneps, director of the Lab for Visual Learning at the Smithsonian has found a heightened ability to read visual scenes among severe life-long dyslexics vs. typical readers.

Excerpt: “People with dyslexia, who face lifelong struggles with reading, exhibit numerous associated low-level […]

Dyslexia: Internet Security and Visualization

If Barrett Lyon’s life reads like incredible cyberthriller, it’s because it is one – after struggling in school because of dyslexia, he discovered expertise at computers in middle school, and  soon was managing his schools’ computer network. When investigating a vulnerability in Network Solutions, he accidentally caused AOL to go down for 3 days […]

By |October 15th, 2015|Categories: Advocacy, Being Dyslexic, creativity, M Strengths, MIND strengths, Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia: Internet Security and Visualization

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