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A CHAT WITH MATH AND VISUALIZATION EXPERT JENNIFER PLOSZ

Today, I had a great conversation with Jennifer Plosz, a math teacher currently at the University of Calgary School of Education who is also a talented visualization expert and is dyslexic.

She had recently been in touch with Dr. Manuel Casanova, the neuropathologist who made the interesting discovery that the minicolumn organization in the brain […]

Latest Research: Dyslexia, Sequential Memory, and Seeing the Big Picture (Free with Premium Extras)

 “My mind doesn’t work like a train track. It’s more like a web page with lots of hyperlinks.” – dyslexic honors college student.

It’s refreshing to see that more researchers take an interest on dyslexia beyond reading. In this recent paper from Belgium and Missouri, the challenges of remembering sequential information  for dyslexics and non-dyslexics was […]

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Why Dyslexics Excel in Real Estate

“When I see a property I can instantly construct a new house on it. I can see exactly how that house is going to look, and I can walk through every room in that house, and out into the garden, and everywhere. I can turn my thoughts into reality…I can do a detailed walkthrough […]

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 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 Top Architectural Digest and HGTV Designer Vincente Wolf

“I had to depend on my mind’s eye,” he remembers. “At home I’d spend hours playing in my room with imaginary friends and moving the furniture around…”

Cuban-born Designer Vincente Wolf has been named to Top 10 Influential Interior Designers in  the US as well as Architectural Digest’s Top 100. He designs hotels, restaurants, and […]

By |February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Being Dyslexic, I Strengths, M Strengths, N Strengths|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia and Top Architectural Digest and HGTV Designer Vincente Wolf

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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 […]

Dyslexia and Movement: Master Dancer Aakash Odedra

“As a dyslexic I have always found written English difficult, but inside I always had something to say. By gesturing through hands and eyes, I found I could say things with my body that I could not say in any other way. – Aakash Odedra, master dancer

Aakash could not spell his name until the […]

By |September 22nd, 2015|Categories: Being Dyslexic, creativity, M Strengths|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia and Movement: Master Dancer Aakash Odedra

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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 […]

Dyslexia and Dr Toby Cosgrove: “Everyone Told Me Not to Become a Heart Surgeon. I Did It Anyway.”

Dyslexia in the OR – Toby Cosgrove was an innovative cardiac surgeon who pioneered multiple novel heart procedures (like minimally invasive mitral valve surgery) and technologies (over 30 patents) before he turned his innovative mind to creating the Cleveland Clinic’s Venture Capital Company.

Cosgrove is also dyslexic – and he joins the ranks of many […]

New Evidence for Dyslexic Strengths in 3D Spatial Reasoning

This week we’re discussing M-Strengths, or reasoning about the position, form, and movement of objects 3D space. M-Strengths are one of the four categories of MIND-Strengths, or abilities associated with dyslexic processing, that we discuss in our book, The Dyslexic Advantage.

Past Evidence For High 3D Spatial Ability In Dyslexia

Historically, many important dyslexia researchers, beginning […]

By |May 6th, 2015|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Dyslexic Advantages, M Strengths, MIND strengths|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on New Evidence for Dyslexic Strengths in 3D Spatial Reasoning

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M-Strengths: 3D Spatial Reasoning and Dyslexia

 

Today we’ll focus on M-Strengths. M-Strengths is short for Material Reasoning, and it’s one of the four MIND-Strengths, or strengths associated with dyslexic processing. (We discussed the MIND-Strengths in yesterday’s post here if you missed it).

What Are M-Strengths Good For?

M-Strengths are the abilities to reason about the position, form, and movement of objects 3D […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Categories: Being Dyslexic, Dyslexic Advantages, M Strengths, MIND strengths|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on M-Strengths: 3D Spatial Reasoning and Dyslexia

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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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New Angle for Research in Dyslexia

From researchers at Haskins Laboratories:

The focus of this study is different from those of previously conducted studies… Pugh also sees the importance of studying the advantages dyslexic individuals may have. He points out that many individuals with reading disabilities pursue careers in art, architecture, and engineering, which allow them to make use of their heightened […]

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Cybersecurity Expert on His Dyslexia

“From an early age I had a talent for pattern recognition…(but) it wasn’t until I took the armed forces aptitude tests at age 18 that I started to understand my dyslexia induced gift for spatial recognition. The recruiter was more than a little surprised that a student with a 2.0 grade average maxed out […]

Multi-Talented Artist Colin Poole Talks About His Dyslexia

“When I was in school I wondered why I didn’t understand; now I wonder why “they” don’t understand. My life and my viewpoint are distinct, and I love it this way. Dyslexies are often the inventors, the artists, and the creators. We are the different people who make a difference.”

And: “How I create, think, […]