Dyslexia | Dyslexic Advantage https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org Promoting the Positive Identity, Community, and Achievement of Dyslexic People Thu, 02 Dec 2021 11:32:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/cropped-da-logo-32x32.png Dyslexia | Dyslexic Advantage https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org 32 32 Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) and Its Impact on Dyslexia [Premium] https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/rapid-automatized-naming-ran-and-its-impact-on-dyslexia-premium/ https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/rapid-automatized-naming-ran-and-its-impact-on-dyslexia-premium/#respond Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:56:06 +0000 https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/?p=210127 “Substantial evidence shows that dyslexic readers have problems with rapid naming of visual items. Early research assumed that this was a consequence of phonological processing deficits, but recent findings suggest that non-phonological processes may lie at the root of the association between slow naming speed and poor reading. The hypothesis that rapid naming reflects an […]

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Dyslexic Mathematicians: Paradoxes and Insights [Premium] https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/dyslexic-mathematicians-paradoxes-and-insights-premium/ https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/dyslexic-mathematicians-paradoxes-and-insights-premium/#respond Wed, 01 Dec 2021 23:46:47 +0000 https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/?p=210113 “The life narratives of these research mathematicians describe a non-direct pathway to becoming a research mathematician. They describe barriers that could have limited their process, such as calculus focused on memorization, or classes such as organic chemistry focused on memorization. All participants noted that they moved forward in mathematics once they reached a place in […]

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George Church: Genomics Pioneer [Premium] https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/george-church-genomics-pioneer-premium/ https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/george-church-genomics-pioneer-premium/#respond Wed, 01 Dec 2021 22:48:10 +0000 https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/?p=210104 “Your genetics is not your destiny.” – George Church   Harvard Professor George Church was shaking things up 3 decades ago when he fathered the human genome project and put himself first in line to have his genome sequenced. The world knows a lot about him, including his dyslexia, narcolepsy, blood type, and even colonoscopy. […]

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Congratulations Steven! Season 2 Lego Masters https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/congratulations-steven-season-2-lego-masters/ https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/congratulations-steven-season-2-lego-masters/#respond Thu, 18 Nov 2021 02:28:01 +0000 https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/?p=209994 Congratulations to Steven Erickson and his brother Mark for winning the title of Lego Masters!   We previously interviewed Steven in our June 2021 issue where he talked about his dyslexia and how making things always came easy to him although reading and spelling were more difficult. In truth, many people predicted Steven and Mark […]

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Master Storyteller and Teacher Caldecott Winner Jerry Pinkney https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/master-storyteller-and-teacher-caldecott-winner-jerry-pinkney/ https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/master-storyteller-and-teacher-caldecott-winner-jerry-pinkney/#respond Thu, 18 Nov 2021 01:41:34 +0000 https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/?p=209984 “I truly believe dyslexia made me the achiever I am in my art, and it made me who I am as a person…” – Jerry Pinkney   It is with great sadness that we learned that Jerry Pinkney, one of the greats of children illustration passed away in October at the age of 81. Our […]

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Finding Dyslexia: Don’t Delay https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/finding-dyslexia-dont-delay/ https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/finding-dyslexia-dont-delay/#respond Thu, 18 Nov 2021 00:44:15 +0000 https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/?p=209973 “When I first heard that I had dyslexia, I was overwhelmed by emotions; I was angry, sad, and very confused. With time, I began to see my diagnosis as a self-affirmation. I had been correct in suspecting that I had a problem with learning, when many of the adults around me said that the only […]

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Dyslexia and Dyscalculia https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/dyslexia-and-dyscalculia/ https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/dyslexia-and-dyscalculia/#respond Wed, 17 Nov 2021 23:12:22 +0000 https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/?p=209963 How often do individuals with dyslexia also have dyscalculia, a specific disability in math? As many as 60% of of dyslexic students may also be dyscalculic, but math difficulties are rarely tested for in schools, so specific needs for a particular student are rarely recognized or addressed. It does not help that like dyslexia itself, […]

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