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Dyslexia is My SUPERPOWER

Margaret Rooke has a new book that interviews over 100 young people 8-18 years old about their dyslexia. Not only is the book filled with many messages from the heart, it also shares practical tips that will help many feel like they’re not alone. You may recognize Margaret from her other book, Creative Successful […]

[PREMIUM] Michael Shainblum – World Photographer and Videographer

We recently had a chance to catch up with Michael Shainblum, an extraordinary videographer and photographer who found a wonderful outlet for his creativity and expression. Michael first discovered photography in a summer class he took in middle school. He rediscovered it again in the summer before high school when he got a digital camera […]

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[PREMIUM] Dyslexia and Sailing

Paul Elvstrom is often recognized by many in the racing world as the greatest sailor who ever lived. Severely dyslexic, Elvstrom struggled greatly in school, but found sailing intuitive. His success in winning four consecutive Olympic gold medals involved not only intuition, but also strategic thinking, serial innovation, and intense physical training. In the beginning, […]

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Meet Jill of All Trades: KRISTA WELTNER

I had a great chance to catch up with uber-talented Krista Weltner yesterday. If you haven’t watched her recent Master’s work Partially Compensated, check it out now.

When we posted it to our Facebook feed, here are some of the comments:

“Ok, that made me cry. Wonderful piece.”

“I was watching myself in this and my […]

A Chat with “BECOMING LEONARDO” Author Mike Lankford

I recently had a interesting chat with author of Becoming Leonardo, Mike Lankford. Lankford, who may be dyslexic himself. Mike became interested in the back story of Leonardo Da Vinci, a man who at one time was so backward he couldn’t properly learn Latin or Greek or hope to gain a conventional apprentice, […]

Creator of IKEA, Ingvar Kamprad

Ingvar Kamprad grew up in poverty on a small farm in Sweden. His grandfather had killed himself after realizing he could no longer afford his mortgage. His grandmother was able to save the family farm.

Because Ingvar struggled in school because of his dyslexia and he shirked tasks like milking the cows, his father once […]

From There to Here with Richard Branson

 

Many people know that Richard Branson has talked about dyslexia being an advantage. He struggled in school, almost failing out at age 13. He was very near-sighted and someone only thought to suggest he get his eyes tested after a few terms not seeing the board. He was beaten once or twice a week […]

[PREMIUM] Dyslexia: The Twenty-Something Years

“These are the years when it will be easiest to start the lives we want. And no matter what we do, the twenties are an inflection point- the great reorganization – a time when the experiences we have disproportionately influence the adult lives we will lead.” –  Meg Jay, author of The Defining Decade “Life for […]

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How They Did It: Dyslexia, Gifted Ed, and SAT and ACT Accommodations [Premium]

Today I had a chance to catch up with a member of our Dyslexic Advantage community who had just heard the great news that her 17 year old son had been granted accommodations for both the SAT and ACT, including the calculator-free section of the new SAT.

This family navigated several difficult transitions: private school […]

Response to Intervention RTI Hurts Students with Dyslexia

RTI or Response To Intervention is currently the dominant approach to reading instruction in public schools across the United States (over 70% of school districts), but in a just-released progress report funded by the Department of Education from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), there’s a big problem…it doesn’t work.

RTI was supported by vocal […]

University of Kansas – Penn State Dyslexia at Work in the US Research Opportunity

Can you help Niki?  Professor Niki den Nieuweboer is a management professor and member of the Dyslexic Advantage Community who is leading study of Dyslexia in the US Workplace. She is partnering also with Penn State University. Dr. Nieuweboer is dyslexic herself and is an expert in the area of organizational behavior. Research of […]

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, […]

Ignite the Change – Dyslexia – Call to Action

 It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires in the minds of men. — Samuel Adams

The last few months have seen tremendous progress in Dyslexia-Specific Legislation, but of course we need much more. We are grateful to Earl Oremus for his impassioned support of Dyslexic Advantage’s […]

Breaking Research : Dyslexia in Adolescents and Adults [Premium]

An important paper was published this month from the University of Washington, entitled “Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Assessment for Dyslexia in Adolescents and Young Adults.” The paper is especially important guiding testing professionals who assess teens and adults for dyslexia or see gifted or twice-exceptional students. This paper also takes a more systematic look at the […]

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