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Designing for Dyslexia

Despite the fact that dyslexics are over-represented in Art & Design, the field of User Design is surprisingly late to designing for dyslexia specifically in mind.

It may be that some design is as good as it is because there are already dyslexics in design teams leading the dominant tech companies such as Apple, Microsoft, […]

Dyslexia at Work: Say This, Not That

Academic studies of dyslexia in the workplace have all arrived at the same conclusion: the vast majority of adults with dyslexia choose not to disclose or ask for accommodations in the workplace. Of those who do disclose, they often disclose to some but not all of their co-workers.

The reasons are several – but include […]

By |September 19th, 2017|Categories: Accommodations, dyslexia, Executive Function, Internship, Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia at Work: Say This, Not That

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Q: What Help is Available for Adults with Dyslexia ?

A. Depending on what kind of help you are seeking and where you live, there are many different types of resources available to help adults with dyslexia. In the United States, it’s been estimated that 3 out of 4 children are not being identified in school; among adults, that number is probably higher.

Should I Be […]

By |January 20th, 2017|Categories: Accommodations, Being Dyslexic, Testing, Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Q: What Help is Available for Adults with Dyslexia ?

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University of Kansas – Penn State Dyslexia at Work in the US Research Opportunity

Can you help Niki?  Professor Niki den Nieuweboer is a management professor and member of the Dyslexic Advantage Community who is leading study of Dyslexia in the US Workplace. She is partnering also with Penn State University. Dr. Nieuweboer is dyslexic herself and is an expert in the area of organizational behavior. Research of […]

By |March 21st, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Organization, Professionals, Research, Work|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on University of Kansas – Penn State Dyslexia at Work in the US Research Opportunity

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Why Are So Many Dyslexic Student Good at Science? [Premium]

Nobel Prize winners, MacArthur Geniuses, Engineers of the Century, SiliconValley pioneers, and more. Why are so many dyslexic people exceptional at science and tech? Here are 5 Reasons (there are many more…):

Dyslexic Advantage Premium Magazine February 2016 is Out!

Feb 2016 Premium Magazine Highlights:

Secrets of Serial Dyslexic Entrepreneurs – MIND Strengths, Super Writing Strategies (Elaboration), Phonics and Auditory Processing (free teacher resources and videos), Research: Hearing Simulation, Seeing But Not Hearing, Interview with the College Board (extended time, reading options, 2016 ADA Guidelines, appeals, math, gifted homeschool), Dyscalculia Fast Facts, This is Your […]

Dyslexic Advantage Newsletter February 2016

NEWSLETTER CONTENTS – Click on Link to Read in Newsletter  (pdf below to download)

New ADA Guidelines, Free Teacher Stuff (Math Bar Models for Place Value and More, Top Dyslexia App One Note), February Premium Magazine Preview, Mark Ruffalo Avengers Incredible Hulk – “I am Dyslexic”, Dyslexia Empathy, Wildlife – Ben Kilham and His Black Bears, MIT Media Lab Inventor: Nicholas […]

Starbucks Loses Discrimination Case to Supervisor with Dyslexia

“Dyslexia should not be invisible in the workplace.” – Fernette Eide MD Co-Founder Dyslexic Advantage

Yesterday, the BBC reported that the global coffee giant Starbucks lost a discrimination lawsuit to a supervisor, Meseret Kumulchew.

Meseret had let her employer know that she was dyslexic, had difficulty with words and numbers, and learned best by being shown […]

Dyslexia and Success as a Serial Entrepreneur – Janis Mitchell

How do they do it?  Successful serial entrepreneurs are entrepreneurs that start and lead multiple successful businesses. They start up companies, sell them, and keep repeating the cycle. The diversity of their businesses can be mind-boggling but successful serial entrepreneur traits show a not surprising overlap with many dyslexic adult traits.

From 7 Signs You Might Be a Serial Entrepreneur:

1. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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Dyslexia | What Are the Super-Powers of Successful Dyslexic Entrepreneurs ?

What are the secrets of success for dyslexic business and non-profit leaders?

“I built up a great team of people around me. One of the major strengths if I look back was my ability to pick great people, to work with them and to create a wonderful environment where everyone wanted to succeed together.”

From this […]

By |August 17th, 2015|Categories: Being Dyslexic, MIND strengths, Work||Comments Off on Dyslexia | What Are the Super-Powers of Successful Dyslexic Entrepreneurs ?

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Because I’m Dyslexic – What About You?

Huge thanks to these amazing people who were willing to share about What They Do Because They’re Dyslexic. It’s because, not in spite of being dyslexic.

We spend so much time talking about, debating, and meticulously pouring over challenges, but what we should never forget to find a way for everyone to fly.

We need your help to create a […]

By |February 24th, 2015|Categories: Advocacy, Being Dyslexic, creativity, Dyslexic Advantages, Technology, Work|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Because I’m Dyslexic – What About You?

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The Perks of Being Dyslexic – Seeing a Different Way and Solving The World’s Big Problems

In a wonderful post from Seth Goldman at Inc.com:

“…dyslexics who manage to make it through high school will not only bring alternative

thinking to society’s problems, they also will have already proved their resilience because they’ll have overcome the academic and personal setbacks that many clerically talented students avoid.”

Goldman, Co-Founder and CEO of Honest Tea […]

Growth Mindsets and Dyslexia – Dr Carol Dweck

Whether a person believes that intelligence is something that can develop and grow (growth mindset) vs. a trait that is fixed and unchanging can have profound effects on self-perception, motivation, and ultimately achievement. The pioneer of the psychology of mindsets is Dr Carol Dweck at Stanford Understanding the power of a positive and growth mindset […]