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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 […]

[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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FREE SILICON VALLEY CODER SCHOOL 42

A gifted dyslexic high school student from the East Coast told me about a school that he was heading out to join in the Silicon Valley instead of college. He was incredibly bright and resourceful, and had been bringing in pretty good income from setting up his own server for games. Like many bright […]

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 — […]

By |July 17th, 2017|Categories: Attention, Being Dyslexic, Careers, creativity, dyslexia, Entrepreneur, Executive Function, Parents, Strategies, Teaching|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexic Entrepreneur’s Advice for the Road

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Dyslexic Advantage July 2017 Newsletter

To Listen to the Magazine – Activate ReciteMe (top left red button in your web browser) and click HERE.

You will have to wait until ReciteMe translates the magazine in the docReader. To close ReciteMe, click the X button at upper left. Choose the X button again when the pop-up appears.

 

 

By |July 14th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |2 Comments

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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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Bridging the Gap: Help for Dyslexic Professionals in Higher Education

It’s not uncommon for dyslexic students performing at the highest levels to thrive in higher education, but then be surprised by obstacles either in the workplace or in professional licensing exams – when they encounter something they haven’t ever had to do before. Dyslexics tend to excel at acting and making decisions in real-life […]

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Surviving IEP Season

IEP season usually runs from late March through early June, and it’s a time when parents and teachers meet with the IEP team to assess the past year’s progress and also plan for changes that should take place for the upcoming year.

Be aware, too, that we have a new Supreme Court decision that is […]

The Guardians of the Galaxy 2 are Dyslexic !

 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has cruised to over $730 million global earnings this past week with both Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista) sharing their dyslexia with fans.

It’s becoming increasingly common for Hollywood headliners to share their back story and include details about being dyslexic. Zoe mentioned her dyslexia to the New York […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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GREAT Supreme Court Decision – Schools Must Provide More Support for Students with Disabilities

A GREAT Supreme Court Unanimous (8-0) was handed down today that states that public schools must provide more than ‘de minimus’ or the bare minimum to benefit students with disabilities.

The fact that some school systems (in this case, Douglas County) were fighting the case all the way to the Supreme Court tells you that […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|Categories: 504, Accommodations, dyslexia, Dyslexia Laws, Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on GREAT Supreme Court Decision – Schools Must Provide More Support for Students with Disabilities

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Tips for Engaging with Books – From an Anonymous Adult

This article is aimed at anyone who…

is dyslexic, or thinks they might be
wishes to help dyslexic adults to engage with books
is interested in ways to engage with books

 

What are these tips?

7 things that help me to engage with any book;
3 things that help me to engage with non-fiction […]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Categories: dyslexia, Education, Learning, Reading, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Tips for Engaging with Books – From an Anonymous Adult

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