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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Dyslexia and IQ: What You Must Know [Premium]

Here are 4 of the Most Important Things You Should Know About Dyslexia & IQ: #1. It Can Be Used to Identify Strengths and Talents.  In our minds, one of the best reasons that dyslexic students benefit by IQ testing is that it can quickly establish their intelligence and strengths. There are many strengths that […]

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Remembering Heroes – Memorial Day

To the brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country free: Thank You.

For those who do not know, there are many dyslexic individuals who have and are currently serving their country throughout the armed forces. Some individuals may not have been formally identified, while others may have had to […]

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Dyslexia = Grit

A Penn Professor’s book is currently winging its way around the Internet: Grit – the Power of Passion and Perseverance – with its talented author Angela Duckworth making the rounds around popular media outlets.

With interest, I looked clicked on a link to a popular post where Dr. Duckworth was giving her Hard Thing Rules advice to […]

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 […]

Dyslexia and Audio Engineering – Chris Savill

 Recently, we connected with Chris (Savvy) Savill, an audio engineer based in Australia. He wrote a nice post on LinkedIn about being dyslexic. We’ve met a few dyslexic audio engineers over the years and of course, the many accomplished dyslexic individuals in music have this talent with sound that often wouldn’t get discovered in […]

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Class Act – Kobe Bryant 60 Points in Final NBA Career!

From Sports Illustrated: “One-thousand-three-hundred-forty-six regular-season games, but when future generations examine the oeuvre of Kobe Bean Bryant, let them start with the last one. With Snoop Dogg dancing and Jay Z grinning and Shaquille O’Neal shaking his giant head. With the man in the lower bowl who was crying and the woman in the […]

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Breaking Research : Dyslexia in Adolescents and Adults [Premium]

An important paper was published this month from the University of Washington, entitled “Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Assessment for Dyslexia in Adolescents and Young Adults.” The paper is especially important guiding testing professionals who assess teens and adults for dyslexia or see gifted or twice-exceptional students. This paper also takes a more systematic look at the […]

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Dyslexia and Mens Olympic Ski Head Coach Sasha Rearick

Olympic Mens Ski Head Coach Sasha Rearick is responsible for coaching the entire US Men’s Alpine Team, including downhill, giant slalom, slalom, and super g, and yes, he’s dyslexic.

Rearick coached his college’s downhill ski team in his junior and senior year before earning an internship at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. […]

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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 […]

My Dyslexic Strength as a Writer

Dyslexic writers have what we described as the N-strength in our book, The Dyslexic Advantage. At our recent Conference on Dyslexia and Innovation, we caught up with Amber Banks who talked to us about what she felt was her dyslexic strength as a writer.

Amber told her that as a kid, she never developed a […]

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Dyslexia and Discrimination – The Problem of Dyslexia as ‘Disease’

So the London Sperm Bank would reject individuals such as Richard Branson and Steven Spielberg?

Dyslexia discrimination and ignorant eugenicists reared their ugly heads today as a leading UK sperm bank was thrust in the spotlight for its policy of rejecting donors with dyslexia.

From The Guardian:

“In a practice branded “eugenics” by campaigners and a would-be donor, theLondon Sperm […]

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. […]

Dyslexia | Environmental Law Pioneer David Schoenbrod

David Schoenbrod is a pioneering environmental attorney on faculty at New York Law School. Since his start in doing anti-poverty community development under a program initiated by Bobbie Kennedy, he has used out-of-the-box dyslexic big picture thinking to trigger a cascade of changes at policy, corporate, and government levels that achieve  successes like removing the […]

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Amazing Kobe Bryant and Dyslexia – Farewell NBA

“Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” – Kobe Bryant

” I couldn’t spell, so the teacher told my mother that I was probably dyslexic,”It was like somebody took me and dropped me in a bucket … in a tub of ice cold water, because it shocked the […]

Dyslexia and Talented Spoken Layer Entrepreneur Will Mayo

“Being someone that has the dyslexia point-of-view, you’re not taking the normal highway, you’re taking the back roads. You tend to see a lot more and learn a lot more taking the back roads.” – Will Mayo, CEO of Spoken Layer

Dyslexic Advantage had a great opportunity to meet Will Mayo at our Conference on Dyslexia […]