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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 […]

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 […]

[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, […]

[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 […]

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 […]

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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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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How to Activate Read Aloud on Your Mac (Text-to-Speech) – Links Also for Windows and Android

The following instructions are for MacOS Sierra (10.12.16).

You can activate Read Aloud (or Text to Speech) on your Mac so that it reads documents (word, pdf, etc.) or websites when you select certain keys.

Apple Icon > System Preferences > Accessibility > Speech > Speak Selected Text When the Key is Pressed

You can also change […]

By |September 13th, 2017|Categories: Accessibility, Apps, dyslexia|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How to Activate Read Aloud on Your Mac (Text-to-Speech) – Links Also for Windows and Android

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Help Wanted: Translate Dyslexia Videos!

Are you fluent in another language? If so, we could use your help bringing the positive message of dyslexia to non-English speakers.

Here are the steps for translating videos on our Youtube Channel:

1. Go the video you want to contribute translations to.

2. Select the gear icon

3. Select Subtitles / CC > Add subtitles or […]

By |September 9th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Dyslexic Advantages, Foreign Language|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Help Wanted: Translate Dyslexia Videos!

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Interview with Dyslexic Master Montessori Teacher ALISON AWES [Premium]

I recently had a chance to talk with Master Montessori Teacher Alison Awes who is based at the Montessori Training Center of Minnesota. Alison is dyslexic herself and she has written about how Montessori instruction can support dyslexic students. Alison is also trained in Orton-Gillingham Level1. Like the Orton-Gillingham method, the Montessori approach was created […]

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By |September 8th, 2017|Categories: Accommodations, Advocacy, Assessment, Attention, creativity, Curriculum, dyslexia, Education, School, Teachers, Teaching|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Interview with Dyslexic Master Montessori Teacher ALISON AWES [Premium]

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Minecraft Reading and More

From a Wired Magazine article, How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Helps Kids to Read:

“Minecraft is the hot new videogame among teachers and parents. It’s considered genuinely educational: Like an infinite set of programmable Lego blocks, it’s a way to instill spatial reasoning, math, and logic—the skills beloved by science and technology educators. But from […]

By |September 4th, 2017|Categories: Attention, creativity, dyslexia, Education, Learning, Reading, Teaching|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Minecraft Reading and More

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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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