Dyslexic Talents in STEM: Chemistry [Premium]

Dyslexic Talents in STEM: Chemistry [Premium]

"Through most of high school, I hated math and science. It wasn’t until my senior year when I took AP statistics and AP chemistry that I discovered that I enjoyed solving challenging analytical problems. After I graduate in May, I plan to pursue a graduate degree in...

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Dyslexia and Perfectionism [Premium]

Dyslexia and Perfectionism [Premium]

For many, college is a "perfect storm" for personal stress. Reading and writing workloads may be astronomical, student and family expectations are high, and many students for the first time may be without personal and academic supports that allowed them to enter...

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Dyslexia at College: Chat With Xinru at Brown [Premium]

Dyslexia at College: Chat With Xinru at Brown [Premium]

Recently I had the pleasure of talking to Xinru about dyslexia, college, and computer languages. Xinru's currently studying both music and computer sciences at Brown University, an Ivy League university that is known for its "Open Curriculum" - that allows students to...

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Tips From Hannah: College Junior with a 4.0 [Premium]

Tips From Hannah: College Junior with a 4.0 [Premium]

KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS – SELF-ADVOCATE – Early in group work, let your fellow students know that you’re dyslexic. Say, “I’m dyslexic, so I can’t read or write well, but I’m creative and can come up with ideas.” – Don’t be afraid of asking students to read things for you. You can help more if people […]

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Prepared for College: What High Schooler Students Should Know [Premium]

Prepared for College: What High Schooler Students Should Know [Premium]

There are many changes impacting high school students because of the pandemic, but it’s never too early to look ahead and prepare for your higher education journey. Many colleges are back in session, but numerous students are also opting to take gap years. For the most part, colleges and universities are waiving their requirements for […]

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Covid College: What About Fall Semester? [Premium]

Covid College: What About Fall Semester? [Premium]

The outlook for the fall semester remains unpredictable. What does it mean for this community? The situation about the pandemic remains very fluid as does the state of public and private schools at all levels, therefore complex and individualized decisions are being made at homes all across the country. Many colleges and universities, secondary schools, […]

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[PREMIUM] SURVIVING COLLEGE: Gifted Dyslexic Students Share Tips

When we had a clinic, some of the best study strategy advice came through talking to our gifted students…especially as we saw them over the course of years. Recently, I noticed a research paper by Reis et al. in Gifted Child Quarterly that had a number of great student insights that I thought would be […]

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[PREMIUM] IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Gifted Dyslexic Students in High School and University

[PREMIUM] IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Gifted Dyslexic Students in High School and University

A research project recently interviewed gifted dyslexic students in high school and college and asked them about the ways they did and didn’t learn best. WHAT DIDN’T WORK – SCHOOL Copying Copying things over and over didn’t help with memorization. Reading Aloud Reading aloud in class was unhelpful and stressful. Reading Silently Class time to […]

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Breaking Research : Dyslexia in Adolescents and Adults [Premium]

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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