mindsetWhether a person believes that intelligence is something that can develop and grow (growth mindset) vs. a trait that is fixed and unchanging can have profound effects on self-perception, motivation, and ultimately achievement. The pioneer of the psychology of mindsets is Dr Carol Dweck at Stanford Understanding the power of a positive and growth mindset can have dramatic consequences on dyslexic individuals’ approaches to challenges, setbacks, and academic efforts, especially in the K-12 years of education.

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Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset Dr Carol Dweck Nigel Holmes

Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset Dr Carol Dweck by Nigel Holmes

Like to hear more? Check out Dr Dan Peters’ wonderful webinar for Dyslexic Advantage. Dan has the added perspective that he and his wife are both dyslexic as are their wonderful children.  Dan Peters’ webinar on Resilience and Dyslexia.

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