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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 […]

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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[PREMIUM] Meet One of America’s Most Prolific Designers, CHUCK HARRISON

  Chuck Harrison’s designs are so ubiquitous that it’s said that every household in America has something designed by him. Growing up in rural Louisiana, Chuck’s first attempts at design involved the building of a “skate box” when he attached wheels to an old two-by-four, creating an early version of a skateboard. Chuck’s father was […]

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By |September 1st, 2017|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Careers, creativity, dyslexia, Famous People with Dyslexia, Premium, Premium Content|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on [PREMIUM] Meet One of America’s Most Prolific Designers, CHUCK HARRISON

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From There to Here with Richard Branson

 

Many people know that Richard Branson has talked about dyslexia being an advantage. He struggled in school, almost failing out at age 13. He was very near-sighted and someone only thought to suggest he get his eyes tested after a few terms not seeing the board. He was beaten once or twice a week […]

How To Become Invincible

Well, maybe not invincible, but you know what we mean.

There’s a new idea circulating among business leaders and entrepreneurs. It’s not mindset or grit, but of course those are important. It’s rejection therapy.

Some people think part of the reason for higher than average success of dyslexic people as CEOs and entrepreneurs is that they’re […]

Dyslexic National Geographic Photographer Michael Shainblum

Michael Shainblum is a photographer/filmmaker who specializes in a wide range of photography including night-cap, aerial, travel, adventure and more.

Michael: “As a kid, a lot of people would succeed in certain ways that I couldn’t. It took me a really long time to learn how to read and write. As a kid, school takes […]

By |February 21st, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, creativity, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexic National Geographic Photographer Michael Shainblum

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Leadership Skills of Dyslexic Entrepreneurs

 

“A better understanding is needed about how dyslexia affects adults in the workplace so that the organisations for which they work can help them to reach their full potential for mutual benefit. ”

Professor Julie Logan shares new research about successful entrepreneurs who are dyslexic. Several common patterns were noted:

enjoyment working in teams
communicate vision by […]

Dyslexia and Computer Programmers

“Many programmers, including some of the brightest and best, are dyslexic…”  Mike James, programmer extraordinaire, author of over 50 books, PhD MS – still admits to feeling embarrassed about his dyslexia.

In our practice, it seems as if we’ve found a high incidence of dyslexia or dyslexia traits among parents, and within this cluster, an […]

By |January 17th, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Research|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia and Computer Programmers

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Museum Director with Dyslexia Tinkerer Bill Brown

“Apprentices at the Eli Whitney Museum learn to work with their hands.”  – Bill Brown leads ‘tinkering’ workshops at the Eli Whitney Museum. Students ages 13-18 become apprentices where they receive a stipend and learn how to use master tools and conduct workshops for visitors. Experimentation is highly valued.

From a New York Times article […]

By |October 29th, 2015|Categories: Being Dyslexic, creativity, Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Museum Director with Dyslexia Tinkerer Bill Brown

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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 […]

The New Dyslexia 101- Teaching Students with Dyslexia

Thanks, Dr. Maryanne Wolf for this lovely quote in KQED’s Mind Shift Blog:

“It is never the fault of the child, but rather the responsibility of us who teach to find methods that work for that child.”

Teaching students with dyslexia is a lot like cultivating hothouse flowers – growing conditions are very specific if you want […]

By |October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Accommodations, Advocacy, creativity, Education, Parents, Social and Emotional, Teachers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The New Dyslexia 101- Teaching Students with Dyslexia

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Dyslexia, Literature, and Imagination

“From a very young age, emphasis was always on the visual…”  Andrew Green shares his experience in his graduate thesis of growing up visually and virtually print-free.

After he discovered audiobooks and it “opened up my eyes to an unknown pleasure…I am experiencing something completely new; ingesting information and imagining without any previous visual criteria; […]

By |October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Advocacy, Being Dyslexic, College, creativity, MIND strengths|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia, Literature, and Imagination

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Visual Spelling Strategy for Students with Dyslexia

Nice video example of how to teach spelling using color coding, visual clues for breaking down words into smaller parts, and picture images.

Excerpt: “Most dyslexics have problems with reading and spelling, specifically with phonics , decoding words and remembering how to spell them. But for many, visual aids are extremely important in all aspects […]

Spatial Learning: Dyslexics vs. Typical Readers

Visual Scientist Matthew Schneps of the Smithsonian finds ‘dyslexic advantage’ reading visual scenes.

Dr. Matthew Schneps, director of the Lab for Visual Learning at the Smithsonian has found a heightened ability to read visual scenes among severe life-long dyslexics vs. typical readers.

Excerpt: “People with dyslexia, who face lifelong struggles with reading, exhibit numerous associated low-level […]

Dyslexia: From Slow to Rocket Scientist – Dr Dave McComas

From Slow to the Interstellar Frontier. Unable to read until the age of 12, today Dr David McComas is the innovative principal investigator for the IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer) mission, a program that repeatedly shocked the scientific community by overturning theories in space energy and understanding of sun-earth-galaxy interactions. Dr. McComas is also a […]

By |October 13th, 2015|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia: From Slow to Rocket Scientist – Dr Dave McComas

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