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

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 […]

‘Dyslexia’ Is About Who, Not What: What We Can Learn From John Quincy Adams

One more thought on last week’s Senate hearings. This post was prompted by our recent viewing of the movie Amistad—directed, incidentally, by dyslexic filmmaker Steven Spielberg.
Amistad tells the story of a pre-Civil War legal battle involving a group of kidnapped Africans who escaped their chains and took over a slave ship before being recaptured.
An […]