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Hobbies of Dyslexic Children Part 2

We wanted to make sure everyone saw the wonderful examples of ‘career foreshadowing’ you all submitted to the blog How Hobbies of Dyslexic Children Can Point to Adult Careers. Here a few great ones:

Adult Occupation                              Childhood Hobby

Teacher/Drama Teacher                 Playing with dolls/directing […]

Defining Dyslexia: Difference Not Deficit

Dyslexia has traditionally been defined as a brain-based condition that causes difficulty mastering reading-related skills, such as:

identifying and manipulating the component sounds in words (phonological processing)
sounding out words (decoding), recognizing printed words by sight, and spelling words (encoding)
reading sentences and passages quickly and accurately (fluently), and with comprehension in line with […]

Dyslexia and Science – Amazing Presidential Teacher of Excellence Mark Fairbank

Imagine yourself as a recent college graduate, brand-new in the workforce, rejected from your first job interview – because you are dyslexic. Mark Fairbank asked to be able to use a dictionary during his work interview, but he was denied. Now imagine, years later, receiving an award from President Obama for Teaching Excellence in Math and Science. […]

Dyslexia Wow – Diagnosing Dyslexia From Its Strengths

Want to know one of the first things that made us question whether dyslexia was really “just a disorder”? It was when we realized we could often spot a dyslexic person based on something they did really well, not just from their problems. We’d see an invention, or a building, or a movie, or […]

Dyslexia and Talent in the Family Father-Daughter Artists Michael and Elena Orwick

Quite commonly both dyslexia and talent run in the same family. We recently had the pleasure of talking to Michael and  precocious 10 year-old Elena Orwick, a father and daughter from Oregon who share both dyslexia and artistic sensibility. In fact, The duo have had the pleasure of sharing a few art gallery showings together […]

Dyslexic Geochemist and Father of Global Warming Dr. Wally Broecker

” I was not a reader. I was dyslexic and I still am…I didn’t know it at the time. All I knew is I could never read out loud. That was always a disaster because I’d miss too many words, make too many mistakes. And the more nervous you get the worse you are.” […]

The Wonderful Art of Dyslexic Artist Jim McCarthy

“Thinking primarily with images, dyslexic people also tend to develop very strong imaginations. They use a picture or feeling based reasoning process to solve problems rather than a verbal one. If they are at first confused (or intrigued), they will mentally move around an object and look at it from different viewpoints or angles. […]