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The Three Dyslexic Guys Behind Dreamworks

Dreamworks is one of the most successful film studios in Hollywood history. It was started in 1994 by media moguls Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen (together SKG) to make a live action film and animation studio. Now we know it could also be called DyslexiaWorks.

It’s hard to even discuss the impact that […]

The Power of Different – Exclusive Interview

Dr. Gail Saltz has a hit book on her hands, and it’s called The Power of Different.

In addition to being a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, she grew up with a brother who’d win a Nobel Prize. Gail was kind enough to talk to her about what she learned about the genius of […]

DEAN KAMEN INVENTOR

Dean Kamen is one of the world’s most prolific inventors with over 440 patents to his name – including the Segway, the Luke Arm (robotic prosthesis), a programmable insulin pump and portable water purifier for Third World Countries. He also created the FIRST LEGO league to encourage young people to build and engineer, and […]

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 […]

Harvard Genetics Professor George Church on Dyslexia and Failing

“If you’re not failing, You’re probably not trying as hard as you could be.” – Dyslexic Harvard Genetics Professor George Church

From Harvard’s Gazette:

Church had an erratic path through higher education like many dyslexic students, but his path shows a lot of ingenuity, passion, and dogged persistence in spite of not learning to read well.

As […]

By |July 28th, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, creativity, Science|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Harvard Genetics Professor George Church on Dyslexia and Failing

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Dyslexic MIND Issue 7 – Dyslexic Advantage Premium

 It’s HERE!

The Dyslexic MIND Issue has exclusive articles, videos, and a webinar this month for Premium Members. Not a member? Go HERE.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Dyslexic MINDS Wired for Innovation
Exclusive Webinar – Unleash Writing with Dr. Nicole Swedberg
Ocean Explorer Robert Ballard
Dyslexia and IQ – What You Need to Know
Executive Function
Dyslexia and College Videos
Could Dyslexia and Dysgraphia […]

Forbes Interviews Dyslexic BioTeam Tech CEO Stan Gloss

Congrats to Dyslexic Advantage member and supporter CEO Stan Gloss who through sheer grit and determination and dyslexic smarts went from being fired to successful CEO of a $3.6 million dollar bioinformatics company (Bioteam). Bioteam client list is impressive: Harvard University’s Bauer Center for Genomics Research, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and more recently Google […]

By |June 30th, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Careers, Dyslexic Advantages, Entrepreneur, MIND strengths|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Forbes Interviews Dyslexic BioTeam Tech CEO Stan Gloss

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Dyslexia, Thomas Watson Jr, and IBM

“While my father was achieving phenomenal success at IBM, I barely made it through high school. It took me three schools and six years before I finally graduated at 19.… He knew I was drifting, but never gave up.”
– Thomas Watson Jr, President of IBM, President Medal of Freedom Winner, US Ambassador to the […]

By |May 31st, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia, Thomas Watson Jr, and IBM

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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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Happy Anniversary Reyn Guyer – Inventor of Twister, Nerf, and Winsor Learning

 Happy Anniversary Reyn Guyer! It was 50 years ago today that Johnny Carson played Reyn’s game Twister with Eva Gabor on the Tonight Show, and he was launched into Toy Creation History.

Reyn, who is dyslexic, also invented the Nerf ball and was inducted into the toy and game inventors’ Hall of Fame in 1986.

After […]

By |May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, creativity|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Happy Anniversary Reyn Guyer – Inventor of Twister, Nerf, and Winsor Learning

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

Nobel Prize winners, MacArthur Geniuses, Engineers of the Century, SiliconValley pioneers, and more. Why are so many dyslexic people exceptional at science and tech? Here are 5 Reasons (there are many more…):

MIT Professor: What Every Person with Dyslexia Should Know – The Full Story

Superstar MIT Professor Catherine Drennan (HHMI Scientist too – the top of the top in the world) shared her personal journey with dyslexia. She was in remedial classes and had to repeat a grade, and saw her self dropped lower and lower through all the reading groups, until her parents were pulled aside […]

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 | 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 […]

By |December 16th, 2015|Categories: Being Dyslexic, creativity, D Strengths, Dyslexic Advantages, Education|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia | Environmental Law Pioneer David Schoenbrod

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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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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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