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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 Visual Life of Photographer CLARK JAMES MISHLER

“I believe that not being able to read
has offered me some fabulous opportunities
to see the world differently. ”
Clark Mishler
Clark Mishler is one of the most sought-after photographers in Alaska and one of the top assignment photographers in the country. Thanks to him, we’re doubling our K-12 ART SHARE giveaway for the months […]

[PREMIUM] Troubleshooting Procrastination

IS IT PROCRASTINATION OR TROUBLE KNOWING HOW TO BEGIN? Go Through This List to Get to the Starting Block! DO I HAVE WHAT I NEED TO BEGIN? This may be one of the most common reasons why young dyslexic writers don’t start. They’re not sure what the prompt is asking for or they don’t know […]
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David Austin Roses

Once considered a ‘dud’ because of his dyslexia, David Austin of David Austin Roses became one of the most accomplished rose growers in the world. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire and Victoria Medal of Honor by the Royal Horticultural Society.
“Dyslexia helps make connections
that other people don’t.”
– David Austin
David […]

Response to Intervention RTI Hurts Students with Dyslexia

RTI or Response To Intervention is currently the dominant approach to reading instruction in public schools across the United States (over 70% of school districts), but in a just-released progress report funded by the Department of Education from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), there’s a big problem…it doesn’t work.

RTI was supported by vocal […]

Dyslexia and Firefighting [PREMIUM]

In some fire stations where members are outspoken about their dyslexia, an over-representation of dyslexia has been noted. Why is this? Firefighting is a intensely active profession where strengths of situational awareness, dynamic spatial problem solving, and teamwork all come together. Firefighting especially demands M-strengths (material reasoning), I-strengths (interconnected reasoning), and D-strengths (dynamic reasoning). In […]
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Dyslexic Innovation: GOOGLE (X) CAPTAIN Astro Teller [Premium]

Many of the world’s greatest innovators are dyslexic. These creators with a capital ‘C’, more often than not, arrive at their conclusions through wild leaps of their ideas rather than incremental, step-by-step invention. This pattern, which appears in so many accomplished people in every type of field and discipline, should be telling us what […]

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