Q: Can I Be Software Developer with Dyslexia ? A: YES!

This question comes up surprisingly often, although dyslexic computer programmers or software developers are probably on every team and startup.

Some of the big picture reasons dyslexics made do well in programming:

Strong Problem Solving
Systems Thinking – Big Picture
Flexible Thinking
Analytical and Logical

But for the details of why dyslexics do well in software development, lets […]

Tips for Supporting a Student with Dyscalculia – Steve Chinn

Thanks Steve Chinn of Maths Explained for this post.

Steve also has several books with practical strategies to help with math and dyscalculia. There’s The Trouble with Maths and an eagerly awaited Mathematics for Dyslexics and Dyscalculics – 4th Edition which is now available on pre-order! Thanks, Steve!

Tip 1. Watch and listen.

Tip 2. Be empathetic (especially […]

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Rhode Island has a Dyslexia Teacher Training Law!

Congratulations Rhode Island!  Rhode Island Governor Gina Riamondo signed the state’s first dyslexia teacher training law yesterday! From Providence Journal:

“Rhode Island joins the 15 other states that define dyslexia in state statute and the five states (emphasis, ours) that offer professional training to educators. Prior to the legislation, sponsored by Rep. O’Brien, D-North Providence, Rhode […]

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Dyslexia Journal Club – Spelling Strategies – What Does Research Say? [Premium]

In a recent paper from Montreal, research tested dyslexic students ages 9-11 to see which spelling strategies were more effective. The most common strategy children use to spell is phonological, whether they are  or aren’t dyslexic. The other common strategies children use for spelling are visuol-orthographic, analogy, and backup. The phonological strategy used phoneme-grapheme correspondence. […]

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Teen’s New Book: Looking for Heroes – Dyslexia and Success

Congrats Aidan Colvin, a dyslexic teen who wrote 100 letters to dyslexic men and women to ask them how they achieved success.

From WRAL:

“…we were standing in my room and my mom looked over at a poster we had made years ago with pictures of successful dyslexics. She wondered aloud, “How did they ‘make’ it?” […]

Best Early Dyslexia Screeners for Schools – Elementary

With new legislation moving schools toward early identification of students with dyslexia, teachers, classrooms, and districts are having to decide on which screener would be best for identifying students “at-risk.”

For dyslexic students, presence of a reading gap has been detected as early as the first grade and early intervention is well-recognized to be beneficial. […]

Math Tips: Teaching Place Value [Premium]

“Many problems that appear in later numeracy can be traced back to a lack of understanding of place value. It therefore needs careful attention, particularly when zeros are involved.” – Chinn & Ashcroft, Mathematics for Dyslexics

Place value may be covered quite quickly in a student’s first math lessons, but for the dyslexic student, who […]

New Research: Dyslexia Gene and Auditory Processing [Premium]

New research from the University of Texas – Dallas, connects dyslexia with impaired auditory processing. Dr. Michael Kilgard: “We now have evidence that strongly suggests that people with dyslexia don’t actually hear all of the sounds they need to hear,” said Kilgard, who is the Margaret Fonde Jonsson Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain […]

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Individual Differences: How Do You Remember ?

How do you remember what happened?  As depersonalized facts and happenings? Or detailed sensory scenes and experiences?

In one of the clearest demonstrations studies so far, researchers showed striking differences between how different people told them how they remembered and brain connectivity patterns.

The research is relevant to everyone, of course, whether parents, teachers, or team leaders.

From Science Daily,

“For […]

Learn More with Less: Working Memory Hacks [Premium]

“Divida et Impera.” – Julius Caesar There’s an old military strategy of Divide and Conquer that’s been in operation even before Julius Caesar’s Divida et Impera (Divide and Rule), and it turns out divide and conquer can be helpful if you’re dyslexic too.  Recently, we were asked  by a professional colleague about the most […]

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A New World Shaped by Dyslexics – Thomas G. West

Dyslexic MIND Issue 7 – Dyslexic Advantage Premium

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The Dyslexic MIND Issue has exclusive articles, videos, and a webinar this month for Premium Members. Not a member? Go HERE.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Dyslexic MINDS Wired for Innovation
Exclusive Webinar – Unleash Writing with Dr. Nicole Swedberg
Ocean Explorer Robert Ballard
Dyslexia and IQ – What You Need to Know
Executive Function
Dyslexia and College Videos
Could Dyslexia and Dysgraphia […]

Forbes Interviews Dyslexic BioTeam Tech CEO Stan Gloss

Congrats to Dyslexic Advantage member and supporter CEO Stan Gloss who through sheer grit and determination and dyslexic smarts went from being fired to successful CEO of a $3.6 million dollar bioinformatics company (Bioteam). Bioteam client list is impressive: Harvard University’s Bauer Center for Genomics Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and more recently Google […]

Missouri Has a New Dyslexia Law

Congratulations to Missouri for its new Dyslexia bill signed into law by Governor Jay Nixon. From St. Louis Today:

The new law “requires the screening of every public school student for dyslexia starting in the 2018-19 school year. Screenings would be informal and brief, leading to earlier detection. The measure also mandates that teachers receive […]

Dyslexic Visionary Lord Richard Rogers [Premium]

“Richard Rogers’ late entry into the 4th Year was not successful. He has a genuine interest in and a feeling for architecture but surely lacks the intellectual equipment to translate these feelings into sound building. His designs will continue to suffer while his drawing is so bad, his method of work so chaotic and his […]

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Q & A: School Psychologist Asks: How Do I Identify Dyslexia? [Premium]

A School Psychologist asks: Q: How Do I Identify Dyslexia? You may be surprised to learn that psychologists may not know how to identify dyslexia in the school setting. You may be even more surprised to learn that a NASP consensus statement recommended school psychologists avoid the term “dyslexia” all together. Thankfully, not all school psychologists agree with […]

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