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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 […]

The Astonishing Life of Dyslexic Ocean Explorer Robert Ballard [Premium]

“When I was a child, I wrote a letter to an oceanographic institution in California called Scripps (Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego). It was a Dear Santa Claus letter. “Dear Scripps, I want to be an oceanographer.” I’m sure I misspelled it, because I’m dyslexic. They gave me a scholarship. When I was 17, 56 years ago, […]

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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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Dyslexia: Internet Security and Visualization

If Barrett Lyon’s life reads like incredible cyberthriller, it’s because it is one – after struggling in school because of dyslexia, he discovered expertise at computers in middle school, and  soon was managing his schools’ computer network. When investigating a vulnerability in Network Solutions, he accidentally caused AOL to go down for 3 days […]

By |October 15th, 2015|Categories: Advocacy, Being Dyslexic, creativity, M Strengths, MIND strengths, Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dyslexia: Internet Security and Visualization

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Strength-Based Strategies for Teaching Math | Dyslexia

Many students with dyslexia love Mind Maps. It might be because mind maps convey information more spatially, with color, relationships, and associations (Dyslexic MIND Strengths). At right is a great mind map by Frank Santos. There are many ‘pearls’ in Frank’s mind maps, from deceptively easy ones (quadratic equation formula, substituting  clip art honey […]

By |April 27th, 2015|Categories: Education, Math, Teachers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Strength-Based Strategies for Teaching Math | Dyslexia

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