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Dyslexic Advantage Visits UW Brain Research Lab – Subjects Wanted

What fun! Brock and I had a chance to visit the University of Washington I-Labs and one of Seattle’s newest reading and dyslexia researchers, Jason Yeatman. Jason’s right hand man is Patrick Donnelly, who recently came out from Boston. Though new acquaintances, they seemed like old friend because of so many friends and colleagues in common.

Jason […]

Dyslexia and What We Know About Dyslexic Minds

Alan Alda talks with Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide, Dr. Fumiko Hoeft, and Dr. Manuel Casanova about recent advances in our understanding of the brain bases of Dyslexia as well as dyslexic strengths and advantages. This is the first in a series of videos from an event co-sponsored by Eye to Eye National and […]

HR 3033 Project READ Unanimously Passes the House!

H.R. 3033 Project READ unanimously passed the House of Representatives today!

Thank you Dyslexic Advantage members who contacted their Representatives to support H.R. 3033 Project READ which provides dedicated funding for dyslexic students in the areas of education and STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education.

The dyslexic community has extraordinary talents, many of them with the fields […]

Life Hacks for Dyslexia

Patience, Focus, Extra-time, External Review
• Force myself to spend that extra time on making text better, pass after pass, correcting mistakes and reworking things.
• Have someone review what I’ve written…
• Read emails to myself out loud which forces me to read slower and not skip words or read them in the wrong order.

Switching to […]

Testing Push Back – Caps on Standardized Tests in Public School

It’s unusual to find a topic on which virtually everyone agrees, but we may have finally reached the point where every agrees, there is too much testing in public school.

Today, even President Obama said it: “…smart, strategic tests can help us measure our kids’ progress in school, and it can help them learn. But […]

The New Dyslexia 101- Teaching Students with Dyslexia

Thanks, Dr. Maryanne Wolf for this lovely quote in KQED’s Mind Shift Blog:

“It is never the fault of the child, but rather the responsibility of us who teach to find methods that work for that child.”

Teaching students with dyslexia is a lot like cultivating hothouse flowers – growing conditions are very specific if you want […]

Dyslexia, Literature, and Imagination

“From a very young age, emphasis was always on the visual…”  Andrew Green shares his experience in his graduate thesis of growing up visually and virtually print-free.

After he discovered audiobooks and it “opened up my eyes to an unknown pleasure…I am experiencing something completely new; ingesting information and imagining without any previous visual criteria; […]