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Dyslexia, Empathy, Wildlife – Ben Kilham and His Black Bears

“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 : Difference Not Disease – Response

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 […]

My Dyslexic Strength as a Writer

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 […]

Dyslexia and NPR Designer Veronica Erb

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 […]

[Premium] Helping Severe Dyslexia – Part 2 Word Learning and Vocabulary

 In our previous post on Severe Dyslexia, we talked about 6 steps required to read: 1. Seeing 2. Visual Recognition of Words 3. Matching Letters and Words to Sounds – Phonemic Awareness 4. Matching Words to Word Meaning 5. Saying Words 6. Comprehending Text In the premium material on that post, we talked about how different readers […]
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