Effect of Strength-Based Coping on Children’s Stress and Coping

From Australia:

“Strength-based parenting is an approach where parents deliberately identify and cultivate positive states, processes and qualities in their children,” Professor Waters said. “This style of parenting adds a ‘positive filter’ to the way a child reacts to stress. It also limits the likelihood of children using avoidance or aggressive coping responses.”

Stress typically arises […]

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The Brilliant World of Tom Gates – Summer Read for Kids

  ‘Your book got my son reading!’

Dyslexic author and illustrator Liz Pichon got the idea to create her Tom Gates books after her son was also found to be dyslexic.

From Huffington Post,

“His diagnosis definitely played a part in remembering the kind of things both he and I loved when we were that age, struggling with words.

“I […]

By |June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, creativity, Literature|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The Brilliant World of Tom Gates – Summer Read for Kids

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The Belief of Fathers – Happy Father’s Day

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Dyslexia and Superhero Film Director Zack Snyder

With news that Batman vs. Superman just passed the $700 million globally, powerhouse film director Zack Snyder shares his story about dyslexia in Bloomberg.

Zack is known for a series of blockbuster movies, beginning with Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen, Legends of the Guardians: the Owls of Ga’Hoole, and more recently Man of Steel […]

By |April 6th, 2016|Categories: Art, Being Dyslexic, Careers, N Strengths|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia and Superhero Film Director Zack Snyder

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66 Positive Things to Say To Your Child – Love This

Read and Say!  Great list of positive things to say to your child – dyslexic or not!

Thanks Pop Sugar.

For those who read by text to speech:

I’m grateful for you.
You make me proud.
Your words are meaningful.
You have great ideas.
I love being your parent.
You don’t have to be perfect to be great.
Your opinions matter.
You are important.
You […]

By |March 28th, 2016|Categories: Parents, Psychology, Social and Emotional|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 66 Positive Things to Say To Your Child – Love This

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Thoughts on Dyslexia Take-Aways from KQED Mind Shift

On KQED’s MindShift Blog, their Dyslexia Take Aways include the following:

“1. Dyslexia isn’t a disease, disorder or flipping letters backwards; it’s a different brain. Experts agree that dyslexia isn’t a dysfunction of the brain, or lack of willpower in an unmotivated or lazy student, but a brain that’s wired in a different way…”
2. Technology has changed the game […]

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Mark Ruffalo – The Hulk – “I am Dyslexic”

In a brief Twitter exchange, Mark Ruffalo, aka The Hulk / Bruce Banner from the Avengers shared that he was dyslexic after being asked about why he mentioned in an interview that he had difficulty reading.

The multi-talented actor is an Oscar nominee, director, producer, and humanitarian activist. He also is the dad of three […]

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What Every Teacher Should Know – The Answer Might Surprise You

At this year’s Dyslexic Advantage Conference on Dyslexia and Innovation*, we had the pleasure of talking with Bill Mankins, an expert in military intelligence. That weekend we asked everyone what advice they would give to teachers, and Bill expressed his point especially well:

Bill has his own remarkable story about his career in military intelligence which we’ll […]

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 […]

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 Heart Melt of the Day : 9 Year Old and His ‘Tattoo’

Very cool, while her son was a sleep, this mom noticed her dyslexic son’s ‘tattoo’.

From Reddit.

Comments

“Mate, I’m a dyslexic studying for my PhD
Don’t you dare ever let him not believe in himself.”

“Ah dyslexia, seems like a curse but if you learn to use the new found abilities it makes you acquire… life is good.”

“Thank you for that! He had […]

Goldie Hawn and her Dyslexia – Throwback Thursday

Goldie and Her Dyslexia: “School was difficult for me. However, I was a happy child, so I always signed my papers, ‘Love, Goldie.’ ” – Goldie Hawn, Academy Award-Winning Actress, Film Director and Producer, and Founder of the Hawn Foundation

Today’s Throwback Thursday is Goldie Hawn, who some of us will remember go her start […]

By |June 18th, 2015|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Dyslexic Advantages|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Goldie Hawn and her Dyslexia – Throwback Thursday

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Strength-Based Parenting Reduces Children’s Stress

In a recent publication for researchers in Australia, psychologist found that strength-based parenting practices, like motivating “children to explore new situations, including stressful situations, through their strengths..adds a ‘positive filter’ to the way a child reacts to stress, meaning that they are likely to reap the benefits of positive stress, such as skill development […]

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The Perfect Road Trip Companion For People With Dyslexia

During the coming months many of us will be spending lots of time on road trips. If
you’re dyslexic yourself or have a dyslexic child, we’ve found something that can make those long drives a lot more interesting.

It’s the Roadside Geology Series from Mountain Press Publishing Company.

Since the first book in the series was published in 1972, […]

By |April 27th, 2015|Categories: Being Dyslexic, D Strengths, M Strengths, MIND strengths|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Perfect Road Trip Companion For People With Dyslexia

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Five Stages Of Developing A Positive Dyslexic Identity

The second great paper from the Frostig Center (here) focuses on self-awareness, one of the six ‘success attributes’ we described in our previous post. (If you missed that first post, it’s here.) The paper’s concept of ‘self-awareness’ is a lot like our term ‘identity’. So ultimately this paper is about how people with dyslexia […]

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 […]