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A New World Shaped by Dyslexics – Thomas G. West

By |July 1st, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, creativity, VIsual|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on A New World Shaped by Dyslexics – Thomas G. West

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The Brilliant World of Tom Gates – Summer Read for Kids

  ‘Your book got my son reading!’

Dyslexic author and illustrator Liz Pichon got the idea to create her Tom Gates books after her son was also found to be dyslexic.

From Huffington Post,

“His diagnosis definitely played a part in remembering the kind of things both he and I loved when we were that age, struggling with words.

“I […]

By |June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, creativity, Literature|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The Brilliant World of Tom Gates – Summer Read for Kids

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Harvard Genetics Professor George Church on Dyslexia and Failing

“If you’re not failing, You’re probably not trying as hard as you could be.” – Dyslexic Harvard Genetics Professor George Church

From Harvard’s Gazette:

Church had an erratic path through higher education like many dyslexic students, but his path shows a lot of ingenuity, passion, and dogged persistence in spite of not learning to read well.

As […]

By |May 18th, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, creativity, Science|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Harvard Genetics Professor George Church on Dyslexia and Failing

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Dyslexic Advantage Kids – Dinosaurs and Jack Horner

Dyslexic Advantage is happy to share with you our first Dyslexic Advantage Kids magazine in honor of dyslexic paleontologist Jack Horner, MacArthur Genius awardee who credits his dyslexia with giving him the creativity and imagination to revolutionize what we know about dinosaurs today.

After more than 30 amazing years at the Museum of the Rockies, […]

By |May 12th, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, creativity, D Strengths, I Strengths, M Strengths, MIND strengths, N Strengths|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexic Advantage Kids – Dinosaurs and Jack Horner

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The Astonishing Life of Dyslexic Ocean Explorer Robert Ballard [Premium]

“When I was a child, I wrote a letter to an oceanographic institution in California called Scripps (Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego). It was a Dear Santa Claus letter. “Dear Scripps, I want to be an oceanographer.” I’m sure I misspelled it, because I’m dyslexic. They gave me a scholarship. When I was 17, 56 years ago, […]

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Gwen Stefani The Voice and Dyslexia

 “It was such a turning point to find that I had a talent and I had something to contribute, somewhere.” – Gwen Stefani, singer, songwriter, fashion designer, actress

As a child, Gwen was very creative, performing puppet shows for friends and neighbors with her brother and creating her own fashions from scratch or thrift stores […]

Happy Anniversary Reyn Guyer – Inventor of Twister, Nerf, and Winsor Learning

 Happy Anniversary Reyn Guyer! It was 50 years ago today that Johnny Carson played Reyn’s game Twister with Eva Gabor on the Tonight Show, and he was launched into Toy Creation History.

Reyn, who is dyslexic, also invented the Nerf ball and was inducted into the toy and game inventors’ Hall of Fame in 1986.

After […]

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“I love to design.” – Tom Ford

Add leading American fashion designer Tom Ford to the list of accomplished dyslexic designers and film directors. Tom Ford is best known for his Tom Ford label of clothing and eyewear, but he was also film director for the Oscar-nominated film A Single Man, designer of clothing for the hit series Suits, and past creative […]

Shakespeare and Dyslexia – Making Words Physical [Premium]

Today is National Shakespeare Day, and dyslexia and Shakespeare have been on our minds. We recently mentioned that Lloyd Everitt (yes, he’s dyslexic) is the youngest actor to play Othello at Shakespeare’s own Globe Theater. But we’ve also been thinking about Shakespeare recently because, on our trip down to California, we had the pleasure of […]

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Higher Creativity of Dyslexic Children and Adolescents – New Research [Premium]

 “…dyslexic children around the age of 10 years old were found to be particularly creative in our study…” – Kapoula et al. University Paris PLOS One 2016: 11(3).
From creativity researchers in Europe, some striking new information about how well dyslexic students and adolescents performed on the Torrance Test of Creativity Thinking compared to non-dyslexic […]

By |March 25th, 2016|Categories: Art, Being Dyslexic, creativity, Dyslexic Advantages, Education, MIND strengths, Premium, Premium Content|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Higher Creativity of Dyslexic Children and Adolescents – New Research [Premium]

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Karina Eide Young Writers Award Winners 2016

We are proud to announce the 2016 Winners of the Karina Eide Young Writer Awards!

Please Read, Like, and Share!  The judges told us that had an extremely difficult time making their decisions this year because the quality of writing was so high. They also chose to recognize additional students for their distinctive voice and […]

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Beautiful Minds – What New Research Shows Dyslexia and Artists Have in Common [Premium]

 BBC Science:  “…artists had increased neural matter in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery.

The research, published in NeuroImage, suggests that an artist’s talent could be innate…these detailed scans revealed that the artist group had significantly more grey matter in the area of the brain called the precuneus in the parietal lobe.”

From Cerebral Cortex […]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Art, Brain, creativity, Dyslexic Advantages, Premium, Premium Content, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Beautiful Minds – What New Research Shows Dyslexia and Artists Have in Common [Premium]

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Dyslexic National Geographic Photographer Michael Shainblum

Michael Shainblum is a photographer/filmmaker who specializes in a wide range of photography including night-cap, aerial, travel, adventure and more.

Michael: “As a kid, a lot of people would succeed in certain ways that I couldn’t. It took me a really long time to learn how to read and write. As a kid, school takes […]

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Dyslexia and Casting Crowns Mark Hall Singer Songwriter

“…and I started realizing that I couldn’t read like anyone else…” – Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Mark Hall of Casting Crowns

Mark’s dyslexia story amazed me because Casting Crowns was our family’s musical lifeline as our daughter was battling cancer. We had Casting Crowns music playing in our frequent stays in the ICU.

I’m thankful […]

By |February 14th, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, creativity, D Strengths, I Strengths, Music, N Strengths|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia and Casting Crowns Mark Hall Singer Songwriter

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Advertising Agency – “Only Dyslexics Need Apply”

“We require people with a unique mind, so only dyslexics (like Steve) should apply.” – the Garage (advertising firm founded by former creative director for the world famous Saatchi and Saatchi), Chris Arnold.

From The Guardian, “Arnold said he does not care if the ad is seen as a discriminatory against non-dyslexics. “If you wanted […]

By |February 11th, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, creativity, MIND strengths|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Advertising Agency – “Only Dyslexics Need Apply”

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