Dyslexia | Dyslexic Advantage https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org Promoting the Positive Identity, Community, and Achievement of Dyslexic People Sun, 25 Jul 2021 15:36:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/cropped-da-logo-32x32.png Dyslexia | Dyslexic Advantage https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org 32 32 Music And Dyslexia: Chat with Sally Daunt, Chair of the Music Committee of the BDA https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/music-and-dyslexia-chat-with-sally-daunt-chair-of-the-music-committee-of-the-bda/ https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/music-and-dyslexia-chat-with-sally-daunt-chair-of-the-music-committee-of-the-bda/#respond Sun, 25 Jul 2021 15:36:56 +0000 https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/?p=208114 Recently, I had a wonderful opportunity to chat with Sally Daunt, Chairwoman of the Music Committee of the British Dyslexia Association.   We had been corresponding about dyslexia and choral groups and Sally had asked about how dyslexic strengths can manifest themselves in choral groups where singers had to fit into tightly controlled schedules of […]

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Careers Advice: From Fellow Dyslexics https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/careers-advice-from-fellow-dyslexics/ https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/careers-advice-from-fellow-dyslexics/#respond Sun, 25 Jul 2021 14:47:31 +0000 https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/?p=208107 As things are opening up again, many will consider what they really want from their careers.           If you haven’t taken our job survey before, please consider doing it HERE. It is for dyslexic adults only. Here is the sampling of jobs from this survey:     Highest sectors included “something […]

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Mind Wandering, Reading, and Dyslexia https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/mind-wandering-reading-and-dyslexia/ https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/mind-wandering-reading-and-dyslexia/#respond Sun, 25 Jul 2021 13:36:23 +0000 https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/?p=208095 “My mind is very visual: I can see anything in pictures, and I always visualize things. I can’t help it. It’s how I’m wired. So whatever you talk about, I’ll see pictures in my head. Very vivid, colorful, lifelike pictures. They aren’t still pictures. I can make them move. Reality, fiction, whatever. I really have […]

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Apps for Productivity and Organization [Premium] https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/apps-for-productivity-and-organization-premium/ https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/apps-for-productivity-and-organization-premium/#respond Sun, 18 Jul 2021 16:16:20 +0000 https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/?p=208046 How about apps for productivity and organization? Here are useful ones you can try.       ToDoist is a popular to do list that is integrated with email, IFTTT, Dropbox, and Slack. It is free – premium and available on iOS and Android.   For some people, free Google Calendar is sufficient. Just remember […]

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Best Writing Apps [Premium] https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/best-writing-apps-premium/ https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/best-writing-apps-premium/#respond Sun, 18 Jul 2021 15:31:18 +0000 https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/?p=207899 We’ve talked a bit about speech to text for writing, but over time, many dyslexic students may prefer to write by typing or by hand.   Technology can help dyslexic writers in many different ways, depending on their needs.     For young children with little or no eideitic (snapshot picture) memory for letters may […]

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Best Apps for Subject Knowledge [Premium] https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/best-apps-for-subject-knowledge-premium/ https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/best-apps-for-subject-knowledge-premium/#respond Sun, 18 Jul 2021 14:50:56 +0000 https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/?p=208004 Because of the work of reading dense text and the fact that skimming can be difficult (if not impossible) for students, reading and re-reading alone are often not the most efficient ways for students to study for exams or file information into their long-term memories.         FLASHCARD APPS Many students know that […]

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Multisensory Learning – Listen, Watch, and Do [Premium] https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/multisensory-learning-listen-watch-and-do-premium/ https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/multisensory-learning-listen-watch-and-do-premium/#respond Sun, 18 Jul 2021 13:45:09 +0000 https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/?p=207973 Multisensory learning is often considered the gold standard for dyslexic students. Technology can help by converting text to speech, adding pictures, or adding some action to what otherwise might be a passive task.       READING When it comes to reading, early readers need to reliably hear sounds and associate them with letters, letter […]

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