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New Education Secretary Answers Dyslexia Questions in Congress

Newly minted Department of Education Secretary John King answered questions about Dyslexia with Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) at Capitol Hill. King states that states and school districts must ensure at the IEP level that the educational needs of dyslexic students are being specifically met. He mentions Orton-Gillingham and Wilson method specifically by name.

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Advice for Actors – Especially Dyslexic Ones

 From accomplished actor Lloyd Everitt, the youngest actor to play Othello at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London:
1. Know yourself
Observe your sound and reactions from outside. Then, once you’ve found your essence, protect it. It’s what defines you as an actor. Or, to put that another way, a lot of actors pick on successful actors […]

Dyslexia and Academy Award Winning Actress Octavia Spencer

“When I was 6 and starting to pick books for myself, that’s when I found out I wasn’t a great reader and that it had a name…the words got jumbled up…dyslexia! I didn’t like reading, and then I was introduced to Encyclopedia Brown, my first boy friend…” – Octavia Spencer, Academy Award winning actress.

Octavia […]

Viral Dsxyliea is NOT What Dyslexia Looks Like

There’s a viral post making its rounds on the Internet. Now I know I don’t have to tell readers of this blog, this isn’t a perfect example for non-dyslexics to understand, but it’s easy to imagine that the potential good intentions behind the creation of this, especially if it might help a teacher or […]

Dyslexia and The Dyslexic Advantage Revolution

The World, Dyslexia and the Dyslexic Advantage Revolution
“The world has many complex problems that need to be solved and I believe the dyslexic mind is built for solving these problems. We need all of our minds — both dyslexic and non-dyslexic — to sustain and advance our world. Like Singapore teaches us, our society […]