“You didn’t go to an Ivy League school, your mom mortgaged your house to help get your start… You’ve talked about how you barely made it out of high school and you’re dyslexic. A lot of entrepreneurs have talked about that almost helping their rise. Do you think that played a role in your […]
“While my dyslexia prevented me from getting higher degrees, my sensitivity to emotion, extreme attention to detail capacity (which I long considered a drawback) to think in pictures rather than words have proven immensely useful in studying and understand the behavior of animals.” – Ben Kilham, one of the world’s authorities on black bears
For some, […]
Dyslexia as Difference, Not Disease.
Although 15-20% of the population are dyslexic and comprise among some of the most accomplished people in society, the British Dyslexia Association has had to make a statement of concern regarding The Guardian’s recent article regarding dyslexic donors.
“The British Dyslexia Association (B.D.A.) is certain that dyslexic individuals and the children […]
Dyslexic writers have what we described as the N-strength in our book, The Dyslexic Advantage. At our recent Conference on Dyslexia and Innovation, we caught up with Amber Banks who talked to us about what she felt was her dyslexic strength as a writer.
Amber told her that as a kid, she never developed a […]
Wonderfully talented Veronica Erb, Senior Action Designer for National Public Radio did a last minute stand-in for us at the Conference on Dyslexia and Innovation 2015 when one of our keynote speakers became ill. Veronica shared how she saw her dyslexia related strengths helped her day to day in her job conducting research with […]
“Being someone that has the dyslexia point-of-view, you’re not taking the normal highway, you’re taking the back roads. You tend to see a lot more and learn a lot more taking the back roads.” – Will Mayo, CEO of Spoken Layer
Dyslexic Advantage had a great opportunity to meet Will Mayo at our Conference on Dyslexia […]