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Your Brain on Math Anxiety

This is your brain with math anxiety.

In children as young as 7 years old, researchers found that activation in areas such as the amygdala and hippocampus were seen in children who had high math anxiety. The amydala and hippocampus are areas of the brain associated with fear condition and negative emotions.

The children were given […]

Leadership Skills of Dyslexic Entrepreneurs

 

“A better understanding is needed about how dyslexia affects adults in the workplace so that the organisations for which they work can help them to reach their full potential for mutual benefit. ”

Professor Julie Logan shares new research about successful entrepreneurs who are dyslexic. Several common patterns were noted:

enjoyment working in teams
communicate vision by […]

Congratulations READ Act Signed by President Obama TODAY!

Woo Hoo!  Congratulations to all who worked tirelessly to pass the READ Act. Just moments ago, President Obama signed the READ Act into law.

The READ Act or Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act requires the National Science Foundation  to fund research into “the early identification of children and students with dyslexia, professional development for […]

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Dyslexic Advantage Premium Magazine February 2016 is Out!

Feb 2016 Premium Magazine Highlights: Secrets of Serial Dyslexic Entrepreneurs – MIND Strengths, Super Writing Strategies (Elaboration), Phonics and Auditory Processing (free teacher resources and videos), Research: Hearing Simulation, Seeing But Not Hearing, Interview with the College Board (extended time, reading options, 2016 ADA Guidelines, appeals, math, gifted homeschool), Dyscalculia Fast Facts, This is Your […]
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Top Dyslexia App: Grammarly

Congratulations to Grammarly, a free-premium software that adds directly onto the Safari, Chrome, and the Firefox browser and can be downloaded HERE. I’ve been using it on my Mac and it’s already caught a number of errors.

If you use Microsoft Word or Outlook on Windows, install Grammarly for MS Office here.

This app is great […]

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Dyslexia and Casting Crowns Mark Hall Singer Songwriter

“…and I started realizing that I couldn’t read like anyone else…” – Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Mark Hall of Casting Crowns

Mark’s dyslexia story amazed me because Casting Crowns was our family’s musical lifeline as our daughter was battling cancer. We had Casting Crowns music playing in our frequent stays in the ICU.

I’m thankful […]

Dyslexia and the Multi-Talented Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne, one of Disney’s most famous stars, has been an outspoken advocate for dyslexia. Bella is an actress, singer, dancer, writer, and social activist. Bella is bilingual with mixed Cuban, Irish, and Italian heritage.

Bella was able to play a character for Disney that had dyslexia and now she also has written a series […]