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How Herd Aversion Helps Adult Dyslexics [Premium]

 “I have herd aversion to the point it’s ridiculous.” – Vince Flynn

In our earliest interviews with adult dyslexics in research for our book, a recurring theme of “herd aversion” emerged.

Herd aversion or tendency to avoid group think – seems to be a common feature among some of the most innovative and pioneering men and […]

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 […]

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A New World Shaped by Dyslexics – Thomas G. West

By |July 1st, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, creativity, VIsual|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on A New World Shaped by Dyslexics – Thomas G. West

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Unleash Dyslexic Writing with Dr. Nicole Swedberg [Premium]

In step-by-step fashion, learn how to unleash the dyslexic writing talent of students through Dr. Nicole Swedberg’s idea of Mini-Writes. The webinar is free for premium subscribers ($5 per month, cancel at any time). Dr. Nicole Swedberg has generously donated this 20-minute webinar on Teaching Writing to LD Kids as a fundraiser to support the […]

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By |June 16th, 2016|Categories: Dysgraphia, Dyslexic Advantages, Premium, Premium Content, Video, Writing|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Unleash Dyslexic Writing with Dr. Nicole Swedberg [Premium]

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Who’s the Real Dyslexic Mind Behind MacGyver?

MacGyver’s making a comeback and CBS just posted its first look below. If you grew up in the 80’s, you’ll know MacGyver as a secret agent who managed to engineer ingenious devices with simple homemade materials. If MacGyver reminded you of a dyslexic engineer in your home, you should be surprised that there was […]

Dyslexic Advantage Kids – Dinosaurs and Jack Horner

Dyslexic Advantage is happy to share with you our first Dyslexic Advantage Kids magazine in honor of dyslexic paleontologist Jack Horner, MacArthur Genius awardee who credits his dyslexia with giving him the creativity and imagination to revolutionize what we know about dinosaurs today.

After more than 30 amazing years at the Museum of the Rockies, […]

By |May 12th, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, creativity, D Strengths, I Strengths, M Strengths, MIND strengths, N Strengths|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexic Advantage Kids – Dinosaurs and Jack Horner

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Gwen Stefani The Voice and Dyslexia

 “It was such a turning point to find that I had a talent and I had something to contribute, somewhere.” – Gwen Stefani, singer, songwriter, fashion designer, actress

As a child, Gwen was very creative, performing puppet shows for friends and neighbors with her brother and creating her own fashions from scratch or thrift stores […]

Higher Creativity of Dyslexic Children and Adolescents – New Research [Premium]

 “…dyslexic children around the age of 10 years old were found to be particularly creative in our study…” – Kapoula et al. University Paris PLOS One 2016: 11(3).
From creativity researchers in Europe, some striking new information about how well dyslexic students and adolescents performed on the Torrance Test of Creativity Thinking compared to non-dyslexic […]

By |March 25th, 2016|Categories: Art, Being Dyslexic, creativity, Dyslexic Advantages, Education, MIND strengths, Premium, Premium Content|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Higher Creativity of Dyslexic Children and Adolescents – New Research [Premium]

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Why Are So Many Dyslexic Student Good at Science? [Premium]

Karina Eide Young Writers Award Winners 2016

We are proud to announce the 2016 Winners of the Karina Eide Young Writer Awards!

Please Read, Like, and Share!  The judges told us that had an extremely difficult time making their decisions this year because the quality of writing was so high. They also chose to recognize additional students for their distinctive voice and […]

By |March 9th, 2016|Categories: creativity, MIND strengths, N Strengths|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Karina Eide Young Writers Award Winners 2016

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Beautiful Minds – What New Research Shows Dyslexia and Artists Have in Common [Premium]

 BBC Science:  “…artists had increased neural matter in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery.

The research, published in NeuroImage, suggests that an artist’s talent could be innate…these detailed scans revealed that the artist group had significantly more grey matter in the area of the brain called the precuneus in the parietal lobe.”

From Cerebral Cortex […]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Art, Brain, creativity, Dyslexic Advantages, Premium, Premium Content, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Beautiful Minds – What New Research Shows Dyslexia and Artists Have in Common [Premium]

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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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MIT Dyslexia : Nicholas Negroponte on the Advantages of Dyslexic Thinkers

“Many people who are dyslexic are different kinds of thinkers… you learn by listening, you learn by doing, you learn by making…” – Dr. Nicholas Negroponte, Co-Founder of the MIT Media Lab

 

We came across this great flash from the past interview with Nicholas Negroponte on C-Span when researching an article on the Beautiful Minds […]

Dyslexia and Success as a Serial Entrepreneur – Janis Mitchell

How do they do it?  Successful serial entrepreneurs are entrepreneurs that start and lead multiple successful businesses. They start up companies, sell them, and keep repeating the cycle. The diversity of their businesses can be mind-boggling but successful serial entrepreneur traits show a not surprising overlap with many dyslexic adult traits.

From 7 Signs You Might Be a Serial Entrepreneur:

1. […]

Liz Miele – Dyslexia and Comedy

 
Dyslexia and Comedy with Liz Miele – Wonderfully funny and gutsy comedienne Liz Miele talks to Dyslexic Advantage about being dyslexic, its advantages, and advice for parents.

“Writing was such a huge part of my life, I didn’t know how to put it out there because I was scared to…so when I discovered stand-up, it was […]

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