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Q: Why Doesn’t My Dyslexic Student Like Audiobooks?

You’re not alone. Some dyslexic students may prefer to read silently rather than ‘read’ all their books by ear. Reasons for this vary, but usually these students have significant auditory processing weakness or trouble with sustained auditory attention. At younger ages (7-10 years), boys tend have weaker auditory attention compared to girls, so some […]

Blooming in Middle School

In our one of our Premium magazine issue, we wrote about the scientific basis of late blooming and why dyslexics students – and gifted dyslexic students in particular are likely to be this way.

Shelley Wear, a long-time Dyslexic Advantage volunteer and teacher of dyslexic students shared this note in which we thought we’d share […]

Could Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Affect IQ Scores? [Premium]

From our Community: Can Dyslexia and Dysgraphia Affect IQ Scores? My son got officially diagnosed with both dyslexia and dysgraphia this week. I suspected he would come back with the diagnosis. What surprised me a bit were his IQ scores. The scenario is a common one – one sibling is dyslexic while the other is not. […]
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The Darkest Hour: A Dyslexic Tour De Force

WOW! Joe Wright’s The Darkest Hour was rightly been nominated for 6 Academy Awards winning top Oscars for Gary Oldman (Best Actor) and Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski, and Lucy Sibbick for Best MakeUp and Hair Styling).

Look at Gary Oldman’s transformation into Winston Churchill below.

 

Apparently, Gary only agreed to take the role if he could […]

[PREMIUM] Verbalizers and Verbally-Gifted Dyslexics

Not all dyslexics are “visualizers.” In our survey, about 7% did not agree with the statement that they primarily processed information in a nonverbal way. Strong verbalizer dyslexics may need to talk about issues in order to understand and remember them. Even if they learn from pictures or experiences, they have a running commentary in […]
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Breaking the Cycle of Shame

“How do you not to feel stupid when everyone else is learning something that you can’t grasp at the same pace? The shame of not being able to read out loud without stuttering or misspelling something on the blackboard in front of the class was almost unbearable. The fear of being called on by […]

DIFFERING OPINIONS: Dyslexic or Person with Dyslexia?

If you’re not aware, there are new voices calling for changes in how we refer to individuals in groups such as ours. In the 1980’s, various advocacy groups called for changes in how we refer to people in order to avoid stigmatizing or dehumanizing people. For instance, people suggested referring to a person who […]

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