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Brilliant Actress Morfydd Clark [Premium]

Brilliant Actress Morfydd Clark [Premium]

“When on stage, I have good concentration. When I don’t find something interesting, I can’t concentrate.” — Morfydd Clark   Brilliant, beautiful, and brave actress Morfydd Clark is mesmerizing in Rings of Power as the Elven warrior Galadriel. “I wasn’t great in class and suffered from dyslexia and ADHD; still do. As a result I could […]

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Dyslexia and Math: Knowing Why [Premium]

Dyslexia and Math: Knowing Why [Premium]

It’s been estimated that almost half of dyslexic individuals will also be dyscalculic (Wilson et al., 2014), but dyscalculia is less likely to be assessed or formally identified in school, leaving students to flounder on their own.   WHY IS DYSLEXIA COMMONLY ASSOCIATED WITH MATH LD? Experts still debate why there is such significant overlap, […]

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Dyslexic Advantages in Electrical Engineering [Premium]

Dyslexic Advantages in Electrical Engineering [Premium]

A TALE OF TWO STORIES “At the beginning I can remember looking at blackboards or pages of text having no idea what other kids around me were seeing. For me the pages may have well as been blank for all I could glean from them. However I was lucky as when I started my secondary […]

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The Power of the List [Premium]

The Power of the List [Premium]

For many of us, hearing about a new technology, app, or software can result in mixed feelings. We may have hope about better organizing and simplifying our lives, but also have reasonable worry about a difficult learning curve, a complicated interface, or any number of problems that can prevent us from reaping the benefits of […]

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Finding Your Voice [Premium]

Finding Your Voice [Premium]

Finding one’s voice is an existential issue for many – but for dyslexic folks in particular, it can be a difficult because of the nature of their challenges early in life and, of course, the school business. From a practical perspective, dyslexia can create many obstacles in expression and people may be trapped not being […]

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Gifted with Dyslexia Middle School : Move Ahead or Fall Back? [Premium]

Gifted with Dyslexia Middle School : Move Ahead or Fall Back? [Premium]

Question: My daughter is in middle school and although she’s qualified for advanced programs, I’m not sure whether it is a good idea to keep her in those classes or move her back. What should she do? Answer: For gifted dyslexic students, decisions on whether to move ahead or hold back depends on several factors. […]

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Teen with Newly-Diagnosed Dysgraphia: Will It Get Better ? [Premium]

Teen with Newly-Diagnosed Dysgraphia: Will It Get Better ? [Premium]

Dysgraphia (writing disability) is commonly seen with dyslexia. It does improve over time and can be improved by different approaches and training depending on the source. Many aspects of dysgraphia remain lifelong, though, and it’s common for adults with dysgraphia to opt to use computers and assistive technology when they have to write extensively for […]

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Getting Started: Dyslexic Cognition – Procrastination, Daydreaming, Working Memory Overload [Premium]

Getting Started: Dyslexic Cognition – Procrastination, Daydreaming, Working Memory Overload [Premium]

“What is the best way to start working if you’re dyslexic? It’s not always what you think. For parents supervising homework, the “starting to work” process for their students can look maddening. You may clear away distractions, put them at an empty dining table, make sure they have everything they need – then peek in […]

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The Tricky Teen Numbers [Premium]

The Tricky Teen Numbers [Premium]

THE TRICKY TEEN NUMBERS Some of the difficulties that dyslexic individuals have learning math involve ambiguities or inconsistencies that other people don’t seem to notice. It’s a common finding that dyslexic students need to know why and not just that something is done in a specific way. But when the systems themselves are illogical or […]

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The Accessible Classroom [Premium]

The Accessible Classroom [Premium]

“Currently, I have a group of teachers in a principals’ training program taking my Dyslexia for Teachers course. In answer to my question about whether their classroom was accessible, one teacher answered that she was sad to say that her classroom was not as accessible as it should have been. She is not alone. More […]

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James Lovelock: Inventor, Polymath, Climate Pioneer 1919-2022 [Premium]

James Lovelock: Inventor, Polymath, Climate Pioneer 1919-2022 [Premium]

“I had this profound drawback which has hampered me all my life, of being dyslexic. And therefore, having problem with equations, I can never tell which side I’m on, and waste an awful lot of time checking.”    – James Lovelock The world said goodbye to Dr. James Lovelock, who passed away at the age […]

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Strategic Learning for Reading [Premium]

Strategic Learning for Reading [Premium]

Teaching and parenting dyslexic students are arts as well as science. To be strategic in your instruction, the long-term goals are as important to keep in mind as step-by-step instruction. HOW DO YOU CORRECT STUDENTS WHEN READING ERRORS HAPPEN? While correction is important, it’s also important not to overwhelm students when their first attempts at […]

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