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Rock Drumming Legend Mick Fleetwood and Dyslexia

“I had dyslexia which I still have to this day…I’d be hard pushed to tell you the alphabet in straight order.” – Mick Fleetwood, co-founder of Fleetwood Mac

Mick Fleetwood is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and recipient of the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. His band sold over 100 million […]

Essential Dyslexia Accommodations for the Common Core

It’s absolutely essential that dyslexic students (as well as other LD students) have access to learning supports and accommodations in the classrooms instituting the Common Core, but as the curriculum is still in the process of rolling out, student and parents may need to educate and advocate to ensure they learning is accessible and […]

Great Free App for Dyslexia and Dyslexics – Photo Text to Speech with Foreign Languages

This is a great app for dyslexics – it’s Free now, but don’t know how long the promotion will last. See it in the iTunes store HERE.  The paid app is $4.99

Take a picture of anything – menu, street signs, word problems, even a foreign language – and have it read back to you in […]

Higher Creativity with Lower Working Memory – Surprises of ADHD, Dyslexia, Giftedness, and More [Premium]

Working memory is that short term memory that you use when we’re trying to keep information in mind just long enough to do something else, like writing down a telephone number, or the page numbers for a homework assignment. Working memory is often referred to as a mental juggler because it is what allows the brain to […]
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Dyslexia and Comics

“I’m dyslexic. I could have been one of those left behind, but Comic books pulled me out.” – novelist Jay Stringer

Thanks to Jay Stringer for a thoughtful piece about why comics can be empowering for dyslexic kids. He also provides an interesting insight into why comics are superior to film when learning to read.

Excerpt: “There is […]