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Dyslexia: Why Neil de Grasse Tyson Was Wrong

“This heartwarming exchange was shared widely on social media–populating hundreds of thousands of Facebook feeds with two minutes and forty-eight seconds of edifying inspiration.

The only problem: Dr. Tyson’s advice to ambitious dyslexics is terrible!” _ Todd Grindal and Laura Schifter, author of How Did You Get Here? Students with Disabilities and Their Journeys to […]

Dyslexia and the Myth of the Normal Brain

“The cumulative effect of these studies suggests that a more judicious approach to treating mental disorders would be to replace a “disability” or “illness” paradigm with a “diversity” perspective that takes into account both strengths and weaknesses and the idea that variation can be positive in and of itself. To this end, a new […]

Richard Branson’s Advice to Dyslexics

“If anyone ever puts you down for having dyslexia, don’t believe them. Being dyslexic can actually be a big advantage, and it has certainly helped me.” – Sir Richard Branson, Virgin.com

Kudos Sir Richard Branson for sharing his advice to a 9 year old girl today on his blog about being dyslexic.

He continued: “Don’t let it […]

Tech Venture Capitalist Scott Sandell on Dyslexia and Its Advantages

Don’t miss this riveting talk by Scott Sandell, one of the tech VC powerhouses of Silicon Valley. Scott only learned about his dyslexia as an adult when his daughter was identified in school.

“The advantage of the dyslexic brain is that you can understand complex things more quickly and you can synthesize the more difficult concepts […]

Redefining Dyslexia Based On Strengths

We’ve often expressed our view that the true core features associated with dyslexic minds are their strengths. In other words, the reading, spelling, and other academic challenges that people usually think of as the essence of dyslexia are really “side effects” of having a mind that’s wired to be good at other things.

 

Identifying Dyslexic […]

New Evidence for Dyslexic Strengths in 3D Spatial Reasoning

This week we’re discussing M-Strengths, or reasoning about the position, form, and movement of objects 3D space. M-Strengths are one of the four categories of MIND-Strengths, or abilities associated with dyslexic processing, that we discuss in our book, The Dyslexic Advantage.

Past Evidence For High 3D Spatial Ability In Dyslexia

Historically, many important dyslexia researchers, beginning […]

M-Strengths: 3D Spatial Reasoning and Dyslexia

 

Today we’ll focus on M-Strengths. M-Strengths is short for Material Reasoning, and it’s one of the four MIND-Strengths, or strengths associated with dyslexic processing. (We discussed the MIND-Strengths in yesterday’s post here if you missed it).

What Are M-Strengths Good For?

M-Strengths are the abilities to reason about the position, form, and movement of objects 3D […]