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RESEARCH: Dyslexic Brain – WRITING: More Connectivity, Not Less!

In research that was just published last month, investigators at the University of Washington were surprised to find when investigating pathways involved with writing – that brain connections of dyslexic subjects were more extensive and more far ranging than the connection patterns of their non-dyslexic controls.

To my reading, the finding is concordant with the […]

Calculator Use: Accommodation or No?

A teacher writes, “I have a new student who transferred from a public charter school. She has an IEP accommodation for a calculator use for anything involving math calculations. But I’m wondering whether providing a calculator is changing standards? Is she learning how to use a calculator rather than learning how to do […]

How to Respond to Negative Self-talk

From Imperfect Families:
Empathize: Put yourself in their shoes and try to understand what they may be feeling. “That writing assignment’s pretty challenging, eh?”

Rewrite the script: Instead of “Writing is hard. I’m stupid,” your child could say, “I’m working hard on writing” or “Making mistakes is part of learning.” Or even, “Mom, I’m so frustrated […]

CATH KIDSTON, Dyslexic Fashion Designer and Businesswoman

Cath Kidston was eager to earn money at the age of 17, so she left school and had a series of jobs that ranged from dog walker, Laura Ashley model, and chocolate packer. Things changed dramatically for her when her father and mother died in quick succession due to cancer. She had to decide […]

[PREMIUM] The Curious History of Mirror Writing

“As a researcher, working over two decades with hundreds of children and adults with dyslexia, I’m convinced that Leonard Da Vinci was dyslexic.” – Dr Maryann Wolf, author Proust and the Squid Mirror writing occurs commonly in dyslexic and non-dyslexic children between the ages of 3 and 7 years, however a subset of children will […]

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Designing for Dyslexia

Despite the fact that dyslexics are over-represented in Art & Design, the field of User Design is surprisingly late to designing for dyslexia specifically in mind.

It may be that some design is as good as it is because there are already dyslexics in design teams leading the dominant tech companies such as Apple, Microsoft, […]

[PREMIUM] Music and Dyslexia

For our last book, it was when we were getting ready to wrap up our interview with compact disk inventor James Russell, when the question “But when are you going to ask me about music?” came up. Music, we learned was a huge part of Jim Russell’s life (and still is) and interest in inventing […]

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Dyslexia at Work: Say This, Not That

Academic studies of dyslexia in the workplace have all arrived at the same conclusion: the vast majority of adults with dyslexia choose not to disclose or ask for accommodations in the workplace. Of those who do disclose, they often disclose to some but not all of their co-workers.

The reasons are several – but include […]

THE LD THAT WON’T BE NAMED

National Public Radio has an important article challenging the unofficial ‘Don’t Say’ policy about Dyslexia in the public school system.
From the article:

“Lordos says two parents had come in to talk with teachers and administrators about their son – Lordos’ student, an eighth-grader – who was struggling to read. Partway through the meeting, Lordos says […]

MATH: When Words Get In the Way

From Miles and Miles’ wonderful Dyslexia and Mathematics book:

Here is an example of a dyslexic student’s sharing of how she becomes confused by what a teacher is saying. The capital letters indicate words that required her to stop and think.

Teacher:

“We are going to TAKE 25 FROM 61. WRITE DOWN 61 first (I sometimes wrote […]

Children’s Book Author Roald Dahl – Dear Lexdyslic Reader

“What I mean and what I say is two different things,” the BFG announced rather grandly.” – Roahl Dahl

 

Thanks fellow dyslexic author Jackie French for her lovely tribute to Roald Dahl (author of BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, and so many others) in this centenary year celebrating his […]

The Guardians of the Galaxy 2 are Dyslexic !

 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has cruised to over $730 million global earnings this past week with both Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista) sharing their dyslexia with fans.

It’s becoming increasingly common for Hollywood headliners to share their back story and include details about being dyslexic. Zoe mentioned her dyslexia to the New York […]

Dyslexia and Foreign Language Learning [Premium]

 “…reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in foreign languages are all significantly affected by weaknesses in linguistic coding skills even when the native language has been been well-mastered…” – Elike Schneider and Margaret Crombie in Dyslexia and Foreign Language Learning Because of the significant challenges that dyslexic individuals face with the matching sounds and letters […]

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Karina Eide College Scholarship for Students with Dyslexia $40,000 in 2017

LEARN MORE HERE.   APPLY HERE. 

US Students only. 4-year, 2-year (community college), vocational / technical college applicants welcome. No minimum GPA. Apply by March 1st. Applicants must have successfull completed at least one term in college.

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Q & A: Can Someone Be Both Dyslexic and Autistic ? [Premium]

QUESTION: Is it Possible to Have Both Dyslexia and Autism?

The short answer is yes, but it’s likely not very common and in general many of the features of dyslexia and autism are opposite. By strict criteria, low IQ and autism are excluded from the diagnosis of dyslexia. However, it is not difficult to speculate […]

Why Dyslexics Excel in Real Estate

“When I see a property I can instantly construct a new house on it. I can see exactly how that house is going to look, and I can walk through every room in that house, and out into the garden, and everywhere. I can turn my thoughts into reality…I can do a detailed walkthrough […]