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Creator of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad

Ingvar Kamprad grew up in poverty on a small farm in Sweden. His grandfather had killed himself after realizing he could no longer afford his mortgage. His grandmother was able to save the family farm.

Because Ingvar struggled in school because of his dyslexia and he shirked tasks like milking the cows, his father once […]

Douglas Abrams’ Quest to Change the World

Why is this guy smiling?

This is author and publisher Douglas Abrams who has an instant New York Times Bestseller on his hands – The Book of Joy – but that’s not all. He’s also founded Idea Architects, a company helping “visionaries create a wiser, healthier, and more just world.”

I had seen that Douglas had […]

[PREMIUM] Meet One of America’s Most Prolific Designers, CHUCK HARRISON

  Chuck Harrison’s designs are so ubiquitous that it’s said that every household in America has something designed by him. Growing up in rural Louisiana, Chuck’s first attempts at design involved the building of a “skate box” when he attached wheels to an old two-by-four, creating an early version of a skateboard. Chuck’s father was […]

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From There to Here with Richard Branson

 

Many people know that Richard Branson has talked about dyslexia being an advantage. He struggled in school, almost failing out at age 13. He was very near-sighted and someone only thought to suggest he get his eyes tested after a few terms not seeing the board. He was beaten once or twice a week […]

Precis Writing … or when less is more

“It will be particularly helpful if they give themselves practice in precis writing, paraphrasing, and note-taking. If one has to write a precis one is forced not only to think out carefully what are the key ideas in a particular passage but also to express them concisely, accurately, and clearly. Paraphrasing makes similar demands […]

By |August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Dysgraphia, dyslexia, Education, Learning, Strategies, Teaching, Uncategorized, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Precis Writing … or when less is more

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THE LD THAT WON’T BE NAMED

National Public Radio has an important article challenging the unofficial ‘Don’t Say’ policy about Dyslexia in the public school system.
From the article:

“Lordos says two parents had come in to talk with teachers and administrators about their son – Lordos’ student, an eighth-grader – who was struggling to read. Partway through the meeting, Lordos says […]

MATH: When Words Get In the Way

From Miles and Miles’ wonderful Dyslexia and Mathematics book:

Here is an example of a dyslexic student’s sharing of how she becomes confused by what a teacher is saying. The capital letters indicate words that required her to stop and think.

Teacher:

“We are going to TAKE 25 FROM 61. WRITE DOWN 61 first (I sometimes wrote […]

By |August 18th, 2017|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Dyscalculia, dyslexia, Education, Learning, Math, Teachers, Teaching|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on MATH: When Words Get In the Way

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[PREMIUM] Dyslexia: The Twenty-Something Years

“These are the years when it will be easiest to start the lives we want. And no matter what we do, the twenties are an inflection point- the great reorganization – a time when the experiences we have disproportionately influence the adult lives we will lead.” –  Meg Jay, author of The Defining Decade “Life for […]

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Dyslexic Entrepreneur’s Advice for the Road

  1. I prepare for every situation.

My learning disability has caused me to fear the unknown. Feeling prepared soothes my nerves. Before I attend a meeting, I make sure to have an agenda. I like knowing what is expected of me. Because I don’t like being caught off guard, I am constantly studying up — […]

50 States – Audio Driving Manuals – Department of Motor Vehicles

Check out the links below to audio versions of state drivers manuals OR pdf files of the manuals that can be read with our web-enabled text to speech program ReciteMe.

To have the manual read to you from the pdf, click on the “Reciteme” button in the upper left of this web page. To disable text to […]

By |July 1st, 2017|Categories: Accessibility, Being Dyslexic|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 50 States – Audio Driving Manuals – Department of Motor Vehicles

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Children’s Book Author Roald Dahl – Dear Lexdyslic Reader

“What I mean and what I say is two different things,” the BFG announced rather grandly.” – Roahl Dahl

 

Thanks fellow dyslexic author Jackie French for her lovely tribute to Roald Dahl (author of BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, and so many others) in this centenary year celebrating his […]

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 […]

The Dyslexic Pioneer Behind Wildlife Conservation – Sir Peter Scott

Peter Scott was just 2 years old when his father, the Naval officer and Antartic explorer Robert Falcon Scott died in the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition. In his father’s last letter to his mother, a talented sculptor (she had been a student of Rodin), he said: “make the boy interested in natural history if […]

By |May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Careers, D Strengths, Famous People with Dyslexia, N Strengths|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Dyslexic Pioneer Behind Wildlife Conservation – Sir Peter Scott

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The Three Dyslexic Guys Behind Dreamworks

Dreamworks is one of the most successful film studios in Hollywood history. It was started in 1994 by media moguls Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen (together SKG) to make a live action film and animation studio. Now we know it could also be called DyslexiaWorks.

It’s hard to even discuss the impact that […]

The Power of Different – Exclusive Interview

Dr. Gail Saltz has a hit book on her hands, and it’s called The Power of Different.

In addition to being a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, she grew up with a brother who’d win a Nobel Prize. Gail was kind enough to talk to her about what she learned about the genius of […]

What’s the Most Stressful Time for Dyslexic Students?

 

ANSWER: Grades 3-5 in Elementary School.

If we know this, are we doing everything we can to help students emotionally and socially in these grades?

There are many pressures that converge on the 3-5th grade (see The 3rd Grade Wall), and developmentally, it is a time when children are trying to develop competencies. It is also a […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Being Dyslexic, dyslexia, Education, Parents, Psychology, Social and Emotional, Teachers, Teaching|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on What’s the Most Stressful Time for Dyslexic Students?

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