Dyslexia at College: Chat With Xinru at Brown [Premium]

Dyslexia at College: Chat With Xinru at Brown [Premium]

Recently I had the pleasure of talking to Xinru about dyslexia, college, and computer languages. Xinru's currently studying both music and computer sciences at Brown University, an Ivy League university that is known for its "Open Curriculum" - that allows students to...

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Real World Learning with Dr. Glenn Sterner

Real World Learning with Dr. Glenn Sterner

In our interview with CEO Brett Kopf, he told us that the experience of being part of the Bailey Scholar program at Michigan State University was life changing in terms of finding a positive future for himself. He told me that his advisor was a really inspirational and creative guy, so I thought it would be nice to interview him, too! The Bailey Scholars program is part of the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, but the curricula is entirely student-driven and not limited to either Agriculture or Natural Sciences. Here’s what the program says about itself: “At its core, BSP is a learning community where each student, graduate and faculty fellow design their own learning journey and achieve whole person development. In this program, […]

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Dyslexia at Work: Say This, Not That

Dyslexia at Work: Say This, Not That

Academic studies of dyslexia in the workplace have all arrived at the same conclusion: the vast majority of adults with dyslexia choose not to disclose or ask for accommodations in the workplace. Of those who do disclose, they often disclose to some but not all of their co-workers. The reasons are several – but include concerns that work would be taken away from them and concerns about job discrimination – whether subtle or not. There are signs that this may be changing and that work environments vary greatly in terms of their dyslexia-friendly or dyslexia-unfriendly policies – but regardless, interviews with adults experiencing success in the workplace share how they may get the accommodations they need in the workplace without formally disclosing.   “Could you […]

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