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Our Vision is a World Where Dyslexic Individuals are Known for their Strengths

How Hobbies of Dyslexic Children Can Point To Adult Careers

Over the next several weeks we’ll be sending out surveys on MIND Strengths in kids and adults. We’ll need your help to make this research a success, and  to whet your appetite we offer this post.
MIND strengths often reveal themselves in different, and more subtle, ways in dyslexic children than dyslexic adults. For some adult […]

Dyslexia, Development, and Chinese Bamboo

Here’s one of our favorite stories. It’s a perfect metaphor for the late blooming pattern of development that is characteristic of dyslexic people. It’s been told many times and in many ways. Here’s our version.

Long ago in China, a father saw his son sitting silently on a stool, hanging his head in dejection.

“Why so low?” […]

What If ‘Dyslexia’ Meant ‘Smart’?

We’ve been talking about stories, so here’s the story of a friend. It illustrates perfectly some of the challenges dyslexic people face in the current educational system. It also shows the huge impact our view of ‘dyslexia’ can have on how we see other people.

Our friend was highly verbal and curious as a child, so her […]

‘Dyslexia’ Is About Who, Not What: What We Can Learn From John Quincy Adams

One more thought on last week’s Senate hearings. This post was prompted by our recent viewing of the movie Amistad—directed, incidentally, by dyslexic filmmaker Steven Spielberg.
Amistad tells the story of a pre-Civil War legal battle involving a group of kidnapped Africans who escaped their chains and took over a slave ship before being recaptured.
An […]

The Dyslexic Advantage Mission II: Positive Community

Today we’ll discuss the second key aim in DA’s Mission Statement: promoting positive community.

At DA we envision a world where dyslexic people are:

known and valued for their strengths
proud of their identity
confident of their abilities
and routinely enabled to reach their full potential in school, work, and life.

To create this world, dyslexic people have to work together. This […]

Holiday Webinar with the Eides – Dyslexic MIND Strengths in Children and Young People

Coming next Monday Dec 15th:

Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide, authors of The Dyslexic Advantage, will be talking about Dyslexic MIND Strengths in Children and Young People. Don’t Miss It!  Like all of our webinars, this event is free, although donations are gratefully accepted. Sign up HERE.