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Dyslexic Advantage at the Capitol!

Dyslexic Advantage meets in Washington DC! Huge thanks to newly appointed Manager of Legislative Action and Advocacy, attorney Leila Leoncavallo!

Dyslexic Advantage participated in #DyslexiaHillDay July 14th, an event co-sponsored by Decoding Dyslexia and NCLD.

The event a good opportunity to get the broader LD community, but also sobering with presentations from various groups explaining why […]

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Dyslexia: Why Neil de Grasse Tyson Was Wrong

“This heartwarming exchange was shared widely on social media–populating hundreds of thousands of Facebook feeds with two minutes and forty-eight seconds of edifying inspiration.

The only problem: Dr. Tyson’s advice to ambitious dyslexics is terrible!” _ Todd Grindal and Laura Schifter, author of How Did You Get Here? Students with Disabilities and Their Journeys to […]

[Premium] Stealth Dyslexia – Gifted Students with Dyslexia

Stealth dyslexia is a term that we coined years ago to identify students who flew under the radar for detection because of their other higher order thinking strengths. Stealth dyslexic students may be able compensate for problems decoding words on the basis of sound (phonological awareness) by skipping words they don’t know or filling-in the gaps by guessing […]
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Pirate Tales with Dyslexic Author Stacey Campbell – July 21st

Ahoy Mateys! Join Us July 21st for a rollicking good piratey time with dyslexic children’s book author Stacey Campbell, the author of Mom’s Choice Award-Winning Book, Arrgh! (children 6 and up!).

Stacey lives in the San Juan islands and I had the pleasure of meeting with her and found her enthusiasm for writing and discovering absolutely contagious. […]

Dyslexia and the Myth of the Normal Brain

“The cumulative effect of these studies suggests that a more judicious approach to treating mental disorders would be to replace a “disability” or “illness” paradigm with a “diversity” perspective that takes into account both strengths and weaknesses and the idea that variation can be positive in and of itself. To this end, a new […]