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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; […]

[Premium] Visual Spelling Strategy for Students with Dyslexia

Nice video example of how to teach spelling using color coding, visual clues for breaking down words into smaller parts, and picture images. Excerpt: “Most dyslexics have problems with reading and spelling, specifically with phonics , decoding words and remembering how to spell them. But for many, visual aids are extremely important in all aspects […]
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Spatial Learning: Dyslexics vs. Typical Readers

Visual Scientist Matthew Schneps of the Smithsonian finds ‘dyslexic advantage’ reading visual scenes.

Dr. Matthew Schneps, director of the Lab for Visual Learning at the Smithsonian has found a heightened ability to read visual scenes among severe life-long dyslexics vs. typical readers.

Excerpt: “People with dyslexia, who face lifelong struggles with reading, exhibit numerous associated low-level […]

Dyslexia: Internet Security and Visualization

If Barrett Lyon’s life reads like incredible cyberthriller, it’s because it is one – after struggling in school because of dyslexia, he discovered expertise at computers in middle school, and  soon was managing his schools’ computer network. When investigating a vulnerability in Network Solutions, he accidentally caused AOL to go down for 3 days […]

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 […]