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A CHAT WITH MATH AND VISUALIZATION EXPERT JENNIFER PLOSZ

Today, I had a great conversation with Jennifer Plosz, a math teacher currently at the University of Calgary School of Education who is also a talented visualization expert and is dyslexic.

She had recently been in touch with Dr. Manuel Casanova, the neuropathologist who made the interesting discovery that the minicolumn organization in the brain […]

Q & A: Can Someone Be Both Dyslexic and Autistic ? [Premium]

QUESTION: Is it Possible to Have Both Dyslexia and Autism?

The short answer is yes, but it’s likely not very common and in general many of the features of dyslexia and autism are opposite. By strict criteria, low IQ and autism are excluded from the diagnosis of dyslexia. However, it is not difficult to speculate […]

By |September 6th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Autism, Being Dyslexic, Brain, Dysgraphia, dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Gifted|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Q & A: Can Someone Be Both Dyslexic and Autistic ? [Premium]

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Temple Grandin at SXSW – Teach to Strengths

Autism advocate Temple Grandin keynoted SXSW Edu, made a stirring appeal for teaching to strengths earlier this week.

As a child, Temple couldn’t speak and raged for unclear reasons, but the last decades of her life, she has been a leader in the neurodiversity movement, professor at Colorado State University, and world reknown autism spokesperson.

Although […]

By |March 10th, 2016|Categories: Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Temple Grandin at SXSW – Teach to Strengths

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Tech Venture Capitalist Scott Sandell on Dyslexia and Its Advantages

Don’t miss this riveting talk by Scott Sandell, one of the tech VC powerhouses of Silicon Valley. Scott only learned about his dyslexia as an adult when his daughter was identified in school.

“The advantage of the dyslexic brain is that you can understand complex things more quickly and you can synthesize the more difficult concepts […]

Dyslexia in the High Tech Workforce

“Dyslexia is probably pretty common in tech companies.” – Dr. Fernette Eide, Co-Founder, Dyslexic Advantage

After interviewing dyslexic executives, software engineers, designers from the leading cutting-edge technology companies in the world, I am convinced that dyslexia and innovation go hand-in-hand and that corporations whose business it is creating what the future will be need to learn how […]

By |June 9th, 2015|Categories: Advocacy, creativity, Dyslexic Advantages, MIND strengths|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia in the High Tech Workforce

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