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

Dyslexia: From Slow to Rocket Scientist – Dr Dave McComas

From Slow to the Interstellar Frontier. Unable to read until the age of 12, today Dr David McComas is the innovative principal investigator for the IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer) mission, a program that repeatedly shocked the scientific community by overturning theories in space energy and understanding of sun-earth-galaxy interactions. Dr. McComas is also a […]

October National Dyslexia Month Passes U.S. Senate – Strengths

Huge thanks to Senators Bill Cassidy and Barbara Mikulski for creating Senate Resolution 275 establishing October as National Dyslexia Awareness Month. The resolution passed unanimously by voice in the Senate on Friday. Dyslexic Advantage is proud to be included among the supporters of this resolution (Decoding Dyslexia, International Dyslexia Association, Learning Ally, Louisiana Key Academy, National […]

Visual Perception Art from Oakes Twins with Dyslexia

Amazing visual perceptual art work from Trevor and Ryan Oakes, two extremely talented New York Artists who are profoundly dyslexic. Their work hangs in many art museums and has been called “one of the most original breakthroughs in the rendering of visual space since the Renaissance.” 

“In the old days, the dyslexic boys had taken […]

California Has a New Dyslexia Law!

Huge Congratulations to California and Governor Jerry Brown for signing A.B. 1369 into law  October 8.

The law requires California Superintendent to develop program guidelines for students with dyslexia to improve dyslexia identification, strategies for remediation, and educational services for students. Educational services are defined as being evidence-based, multi sensory, direct, explicit, structured, and sequential. […]

Dyslexia and the Brain

Dyslexia and the Brain with Dr Fumiko Hoeft Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UCSF. The Conference on Dyslexia and Talent was a landmark event that brought together from accomplished dyslexics from diverse fields, including a MacArthur Genius award winner, Pulitzer-prize winning poet, CEOs, artists, doctors, lawyers, and leaders in the dyslexia […]

3 Technology Must-Do’s for Dyslexia at School

From a recent article: “My teachers won’t let me take a photo of the Whiteboard…(are you serious?)” and the post has been shared over 1000 times. Yes, this is common. Yes this shouldn’t happen to students with dyslexia or dysgraphia.

We are still gathering data from our Dyslexia at School Study (if you haven’t taken it, […]

Cancer Researcher with Dyslexia – Dr. Don Coffey

One of Johns Hopkins’ greatest scientists and mentors, Dr. Don Coffey failed 3rd grade, took 5 years to graduate high school, and at one time worked full time in a bakery.

“Despite his mediocre grades, he impressed people everywhere he worked and studied with his uncanny ability to look into the heart of the most […]