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Breaking Research : Dyslexia in Adolescents and Adults [Premium]

An important paper was published this month from the University of Washington, entitled “Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Assessment for Dyslexia in Adolescents and Young Adults.” The paper is especially important guiding testing professionals who assess teens and adults for dyslexia or see gifted or twice-exceptional students. This paper also takes a more systematic look at the […]
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The Belief of Fathers

This post is for all those great fathers who never lost sight of the young men or women their children could become.

Here’s a story from the past – some of the experiences will sound familiar:

“Several of my uncles and aunts had tried to teach me to read, and because they could not, and because […]

Dyslexia and Christian Ministry

“In my first year at theological college, aged 33, I discovered I was dyslexic. I guess I had known it since my mid twenties when my then fiancée’s house mate, a special needs teacher in Cambridge, told me she thought I was dyslexic.

As an engineer, with a good degree from a Scottish University, I […]

Children’s Book Author Roald Dahl – Dear Lexdyslic Reader

“What I mean and what I say is two different things,” the BFG announced rather grandly.” – Roahl Dahl
 

Thanks fellow dyslexic author Jackie French for her lovely tribute to Roald Dahl (author of BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, and so many others) in this centenary year celebrating his […]

Discoverer of the Titanic – Dyslexic Ocean Explorer Robert Ballard [Premium]

“When I was a child, I wrote a letter to an oceanographic institution in California called Scripps (Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego). It was a Dear Santa Claus letter. “Dear Scripps, I want to be an oceanographer.” I’m sure I misspelled it, because I’m dyslexic. They gave me a scholarship.” – Robert Ballard When I was seventeen, […]
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Shakespeare and Dyslexia – Making Words Physical [Premium]

Today is National Shakespeare Day, and dyslexia and Shakespeare have been on our minds. We recently mentioned that Lloyd Everitt (yes, he’s dyslexic) is the youngest actor to play Othello at Shakespeare’s own Globe Theater. But we’ve also been thinking about Shakespeare recently because, on our trip down to California, we had the pleasure of […]
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Dyslexia and Superhero Film Director Zack Snyder

With news that Batman vs. Superman just passed the $700 million globally, powerhouse film director Zack Snyder shares his story about dyslexia in Bloomberg.

Zack is known for a series of blockbuster movies, beginning with Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen, Legends of the Guardians: the Owls of Ga’Hoole, and more recently Man of Steel […]

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