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Dyslexia: From Slow to Rocket Scientist – Dr Dave McComas

From Slow to the Interstellar Frontier. Unable to read until the age of 12, today Dr David McComas is the innovative principal investigator for the IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer) mission, a program that repeatedly shocked the scientific community by overturning theories in space energy and understanding of sun-earth-galaxy interactions. Dr. McComas is also a […]

Visual Perception Art from Oakes Twins with Dyslexia

Amazing visual perceptual art work from Trevor and Ryan Oakes, two extremely talented New York Artists who are profoundly dyslexic. Their work hangs in many art museums and has been called “one of the most original breakthroughs in the rendering of visual space since the Renaissance.” 

“In the old days, the dyslexic boys had taken […]

Dyslexia Accommodations | First Days of School – What to Say [Premium]

At the start of every term, students all over the world have to get  ready for the spiel they need to say to their teachers in order to get accommodations in place. It seems especially tough to expect elementary school students to do the talking, but if a parent or friend help coaches, it can be  a positive experience […]
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Dyslexia and the Myth of the Normal Brain

“The cumulative effect of these studies suggests that a more judicious approach to treating mental disorders would be to replace a “disability” or “illness” paradigm with a “diversity” perspective that takes into account both strengths and weaknesses and the idea that variation can be positive in and of itself. To this end, a new […]

Got Science: Dyslexia and Dysgraphia ARE Different and Why SLD Should RIP

From the University of Washington: “Structural brain differences between children with dyslexia and dysgraphia and children who are typical language learners have been observed…Researchers say the findings prove that using a single category of learning disability to qualify for special education services is not scientifically supported.”

In a recent misplaced effort by the American Psychiatric […]

Dyslexic Differences in Brain Connectivity [Premium]

Recently there have been a flurry of papers in the popular press based on a research study that undertook a whole brain analysis of connectivity in the brains of dyslexic children and adults and non-dyslexic subjects as a control. Whole brain studies are of course important because they don’t narrow the study at the outset […]
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New Angle for Research in Dyslexia

From researchers at Haskins Laboratories:

The focus of this study is different from those of previously conducted studies… Pugh also sees the importance of studying the advantages dyslexic individuals may have. He points out that many individuals with reading disabilities pursue careers in art, architecture, and engineering, which allow them to make use of their heightened […]