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Angelina Jolie – Different is Good

Thanks Angelina Jolie for her “Different is Good” speech. at the Kids’ Choice awards this past week.

Jolie: “When I was little…I was told I was different and I felt out of place, and the one day I realized something…something I hope you all realize…different is good.

So… don’t fit in, don’t sit still, don’t ever try to […]

Dyslexia and Science – Amazing Presidential Teacher of Excellence Mark Fairbank

Imagine yourself as a recent college graduate, brand-new in the workforce, rejected from your first job interview – because you are dyslexic. Mark Fairbank asked to be able to use a dictionary during his work interview, but he was denied. Now imagine, years later, receiving an award from President Obama for Teaching Excellence in Math and Science. […]

Dyslexia Wow – Diagnosing Dyslexia From Its Strengths

Want to know one of the first things that made us question whether dyslexia was really “just a disorder”? It was when we realized we could often spot a dyslexic person based on something they did really well, not just from their problems. We’d see an invention, or a building, or a movie, or […]

Dyslexia and Talent in the Family Father-Daughter Artists Michael and Elena Orwick

Quite commonly both dyslexia and talent run in the same family. We recently had the pleasure of talking to Michael and  precocious 10 year-old Elena Orwick, a father and daughter from Oregon who share both dyslexia and artistic sensibility. In fact, The duo have had the pleasure of sharing a few art gallery showings together […]

What About a Gap Year? Pros and Cons for Students with Dyslexia

For many, taking a gap year after formal schooling (high school, college, or graduate school) is important to make a successful step into life – whether it’s more school or the workplace. For dyslexic students, the pros of a gap year include an opportunity to build on strengths in real world abilities that […]

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