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Higher Creativity with Lower Working Memory – Surprises of ADHD, Dyslexia, Giftedness, and More [Premium]

Working memory is that short term memory that you use when we’re trying to keep information in mind just long enough to do something else, like writing down a telephone number, or the page numbers for a homework assignment. Working memory is often referred to as a mental juggler because it is what allows the brain to […]
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Dyslexia and Comics

“I’m dyslexic. I could have been one of those left behind, but Comic books pulled me out.” – novelist Jay Stringer

Thanks to Jay Stringer for a thoughtful piece about why comics can be empowering for dyslexic kids. He also provides an interesting insight into why comics are superior to film when learning to read.

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Sally Gardner, Gifted Writer, Artist, and Thinker

“For years I was called the dyslexic writer and dreamed of the day that would stop and now it has. I’m a writer who happens to be dyslexic. So to dyslexic children reading this I say, stand up, stick your head up. It’s taken me years to be proud of having dyslexia. So if […]

Artist of the Month: Michael Allen, Painter

The artist of the month is Michael Allen, a gifted painter who along with his remarkable family is a member of our community. Michael lives and works in Lebanon County, PA.

When I asked whether either of his parents were artists, Michael to us, “My dad’s an engineer. He draws and builds bridges in major cities.” But interestingly, […]

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Teaching Writing to Dyslexic Students [Premium]

Some great take-home points from Charley Haynes’ webinar on Teaching Writing to Dyslexic Students. Premium Subscribers, log into your Premium account for handouts and webinar video below. – Use multisensory instruction in the writing process (Listening, Speaking, Reading Writing) works well for most dyslexic students – Teach Vocabulary with Themes – Start discussions with an evocative picture or experience […]
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