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[PREMIUM] The Curious History of Mirror Writing

“As a researcher, working over two decades with hundreds of children and adults with dyslexia, I’m convinced that Leonard Da Vinci was dyslexic.” – Dr Maryann Wolf, author Proust and the Squid Mirror writing occurs commonly in dyslexic and non-dyslexic children between the ages of 3 and 7 years, however a subset of children will […]

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Zoe Saldana’s Busy Life

Actress-dancer Zoe Saldana is starring as Gamora in Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2, and forthcoming Avengers Infinity War (coming in 2018). She is also mom of 3 boys.

It’s no accident that Zoe has found her groove in so many science fiction movies:

“If I could have anything in life, I’d want tons of […]

Dyslexic Advantage Newsletter October 2017

Contents: Jacques Dubochet – Dyslexic Scientist Nobel Prize
Film Director Matthew Vaughn
Dyslexia Is My Superpower
Dyslexic Classics Professor Calls for Change
Prevent Learned Helplessness at the Beginning of the School Year
More Research: Dyslexia As a Difference
Screen Children with Reading Problems for Hearing Problems
Bossy R Words Resources
Algebra: Positive and Negative Numbers
Note Taking On a Laptop: Good or Bad?
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A Chat with “BECOMING LEONARDO” Author Mike Lankford

I recently had a fascinating chat with author of Becoming Leonardo, Mike Lankford. Lankford, who may also have the ‘advantage’ himself, became interested in the back story of Leonardo Da Vinci, a man who at one time was so backward he couldn’t properly learn Latin or Greek or hope to gain a conventional apprentice, […]

Meet Yvette Blaess

I recently had a chance to chat with Yvette Blaess, a lovely young woman who is a model and actress and recent finalist in the Miss World America Pageant. She has also been an advocate for dyslexia and ADD and her personal story is one of gutsiness, perserverance, and reslience.

Yvette told me that […]

Gifted with Dysgraphia [Premium]

For many, the most frustrating aspect of dyslexia is writing. Writing gets better over time, but it may remain effortful and some will find non-verbal outlets for expression such as drawing, film, building physical objects or managing teams more expressive. Because dyslexic thinkers often have strong associational minds and personal memories, writing difficulties are more likely […]

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[PREMIUM] How to Teach Dyslexic Students Geography

Many people may not know that a dyslexic scientist (Dr. Wally Broeker) led the first research team characterizing the Great Ocean Conveyor Belt – a massive cycling that takes place in the world’s oceans that circulates the sun’s heat around the globe and also has profound effects on marine animal migration and climate. Although the […]

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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, […]

California Dyslexia Guidelines

We are posting the California Dyslexia Guideline here as a convenience to our members who would like to use ReciteMe to listen to the document.

FYI: the document uses ‘disability’ framework of dyslexia and reflects the particular orientation of the authors.

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[PREMIUM] Music and Dyslexia

For our last book, it was when we were getting ready to wrap up our interview with compact disk inventor James Russell, when the question “But when are you going to ask me about music?” came up. Music, we learned was a huge part of Jim Russell’s life (and still is) and interest in inventing […]

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This Secondary School Developed a Comprehensive Plan to Help All DYSLEXIC Students

Here’s one remarkable school decided to go ‘all in’ to help a dyslexic high school student who seemed to be slipping away. Matthew was a rising 10th grader at a non-selective high school. The majority of students at the school were described as being of low socioeconomic status with some 40% of students identifed […]

The Back Story of Dolch and Fry Word Lists [Premium]

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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 […]

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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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Dyslexic Advantage Newsletter September 2017

September 2017 Dyslexic Advantage newsletter includes:
Weta Workshop Creative Director Sir Richard Taylor
Ptahra Helps New York’s Dyslexia Bill Become Law
Sabrina Brazzo, Dyslexic Ballerina
How to Respond to Negative Self-Talk
Best Practices for Dyslexia
Calculator Use: Accommodation or No?
When Spelling Words Don’t Stick
National Association of School Psychologists Speaks Out on Dyslexia Screeners
Beyond Combination Locks
Microsoft Updates Immersive Reader
How Can I […]

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 […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Categories: Being Dyslexic, dyslexia, Famous People with Dyslexia, Literature|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Douglas Abrams’ Quest to Change the World

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