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Dyslexia and Medical School – AMA Journal of Ethics

In an important article published in the AMA Journal of Ethics, physicians call for mandatory dyslexia training for medical school faculty.

The article presents the case of a 1st year dyslexic medical student who excelled in college and in clinical research, but who is conflicted about whether to disclose his dyslexia to faculty and fellow […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Categories: Accessibility, Accommodations, Advocacy, Careers, Neurodiversity|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia and Medical School – AMA Journal of Ethics

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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 […]

Dyslexia Cybersecurity CEO Lior Div – Hacking the Hackers

“Dyslexic people process visual information differently than most people, so instead of starting with letters or sounds, I looked at sentences or even paragraphs as a whole, and then broke them down into parts. That process – starting with the big picture and breaking things down – worked much better than the “normal” word-by-word, […]

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Dyslexic Advantages, MIND strengths, Professionals, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia Cybersecurity CEO Lior Div – Hacking the Hackers

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

Temple Grandin at SXSW – Teach to Strengths

Autism advocate Temple Grandin keynoted SXSW Edu, made a stirring appeal for teaching to strengths earlier this week.

As a child, Temple couldn’t speak and raged for unclear reasons, but the last decades of her life, she has been a leader in the neurodiversity movement, professor at Colorado State University, and world reknown autism spokesperson.

Although […]

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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 […]

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 and The Dyslexic Advantage Revolution

The World, Dyslexia and the Dyslexic Advantage Revolution
“The world has many complex problems that need to be solved and I believe the dyslexic mind is built for solving these problems. We need all of our minds — both dyslexic and non-dyslexic — to sustain and advance our world. Like Singapore teaches us, our society […]

Dyslexia and the Myth of the Normal Brain

“The cumulative effect of these studies suggests that a more judicious approach to treating mental disorders would be to replace a “disability” or “illness” paradigm with a “diversity” perspective that takes into account both strengths and weaknesses and the idea that variation can be positive in and of itself. To this end, a new […]

Tech Venture Capitalist Scott Sandell on Dyslexia and Its Advantages

Don’t miss this riveting talk by Scott Sandell, one of the tech VC powerhouses of Silicon Valley. Scott only learned about his dyslexia as an adult when his daughter was identified in school.

“The advantage of the dyslexic brain is that you can understand complex things more quickly and you can synthesize the more difficult concepts […]

Dyslexia in the High Tech Workforce

“Dyslexia is probably pretty common in tech companies.” – Dr. Fernette Eide, Co-Founder, Dyslexic Advantage

After interviewing dyslexic executives, software engineers, designers from the leading cutting-edge technology companies in the world, I am convinced that dyslexia and innovation go hand-in-hand and that corporations whose business it is creating what the future will be need to learn how […]

By |June 9th, 2015|Categories: Advocacy, creativity, Dyslexic Advantages, MIND strengths|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia in the High Tech Workforce

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Dyslexia and Neurodiversity in the High Tech Workforce – Stu Shader Microsoft Silicon Valley

“I am here to start the discussion and effect change so that the future generations can and will have a better experience and not be held back…” – Stu Shader, Global Collaboration Specialist, Microsoft

Bravo to Microsoft’s Stu Shader for helping make the Neurodiversity in the High Tech Workforce Conference at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Conference a reality.

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Dyslexia and Work – How to Create Dyslexia-Friendly Workplaces

What does it take to have a dyslexia-friendly workplace? Check out our infographic and video from our Conference at Microsoft.

The card covers common strengths and challenges as well as considerations in the workplace (no hot desking, quiet workspaces, available assistive technology) that can help dyslexic employees do their work efficiently.

Strengths are important to be […]

May is “MIND-Strengths Month” at Dyslexic Advantage!

Dyslexic Advantage is thrilled to announce that May will officially be “MIND-Strengths Month” for our community!

What We’ll Provide: Up-To-The-Minute Information!

During May we’ll blog on the most up to date information about the key strengths of dyslexic minds. We’ll focus especially on how to understand, recognize, build, and use the four core strengths discussed in the […]

Fixing Or Building? Parents Of Dyslexic Children Respond

In this post we’ll discuss two especially interesting findings from the recent “Fixing Weaknesses versus Discovering and Building Strengths” survey relating to parents.

Dyslexic Parents View Sources Of Success Differently For Themselves And Others

First, we were intrigued by a difference we observed in the responses of dyslexic adults about ‘fixing challenges’ versus ‘developing strengths’ in the Adult […]