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Way to Go, California! Committee passes Early Dyslexia ID Bill

Way to go, California and Decoding Dyslexia-CA!
Yesterday, the CA Assembly Education Committee passed AB-1369 with a unanimous 7-0 vote!
This bill would provide more information to teachers and school administrators statewide to aid in the early identification of dyslexia. Studies have shown that the earlier dyslexia is recognized in a student, the easier it is […]

Fixing Weaknesses Or Building Strengths–Part 2: Dyslexic Adults

In this post and perhaps one or two more, we’ll look at several other interesting and important findings from the recent survey of dyslexic adults, parents of dyslexic children, and teachers. If you missed it, the overview is here. In this post we’ll look at an interesting finding from the survey of dyslexic adults.
The Effects […]

Fixing Weaknesses Or Building Strengths–Part I: Overview

The results of our survey are in, and there’s lots to share! This post will be an overview.

Let us start by saying, “Thank you!” All told you provided over 900 responses in under 2 days! With this kind of involvement we can truly do great things together in crowdsourcing dyslexia!

In this post, we’ll give an overview […]

How Hobbies of Dyslexic Children Can Point To Adult Careers

Over the next several weeks we’ll be sending out surveys on MIND Strengths in kids and adults. We’ll need your help to make this research a success, and  to whet your appetite we offer this post.
MIND strengths often reveal themselves in different, and more subtle, ways in dyslexic children than dyslexic adults. For some adult […]

Dyslexia, Development, and Chinese Bamboo

Here’s one of our favorite stories. It’s a perfect metaphor for the late blooming pattern of development that is characteristic of dyslexic people. It’s been told many times and in many ways. Here’s our version.

Long ago in China, a father saw his son sitting silently on a stool, hanging his head in dejection.

“Why so low?” […]

Crowdsourcing Dyslexia

Two years ago we created the founding documents for Dyslexic Advantage. One of those documents was a Statement of Values and Core Beliefs. It contained nine points, two of which are as follows:

Dyslexic individuals and their families, by virtue of their experience, possess an expert knowledge of the meaning and nature of dyslexia […]

What If ‘Dyslexia’ Meant ‘Smart’?

We’ve been talking about stories, so here’s the story of a friend. It illustrates perfectly some of the challenges dyslexic people face in the current educational system. It also shows the huge impact our view of ‘dyslexia’ can have on how we see other people.

Our friend was highly verbal and curious as a child, so her […]