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Beautiful Minds – What New Research Shows Dyslexia and Artists Have in Common [Premium]

 BBC Science:  “…artists had increased neural matter in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery. The research, published in NeuroImage, suggests that an artist’s talent could be innate…these detailed scans revealed that the artist group had significantly more grey matter in the area of the brain called the precuneus in the parietal lobe.” From Cerebral […]
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Connecting the Dots

“It’s refreshing to read about someone else so successful that thinks like me because of how their brain is wired, which has often only been seen as a learning disability. I’ve always known I had a different way of seeing the world which became more apparent when I started working. I’ve often been able […]

Individual Differences: How Do You Remember ? [Premium]

How do you remember what happened?  As depersonalized facts and happenings? Or detailed sensory scenes and experiences? In one of the clearest demonstrations studies so far, researchers showed striking differences between how different people told them how they remembered and brain connectivity patterns. The research is relevant to everyone, of course, whether parents, teachers, or team leaders. From […]
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Q: Why Doesn’t My Dyslexic Student Like Audiobooks?

You’re not alone. Some dyslexic students may prefer to read silently rather than ‘read’ all their books by ear. Reasons for this vary, but usually these students have significant auditory processing weakness or trouble with sustained auditory attention. At younger ages (7-10 years), boys tend have weaker auditory attention compared to girls, so some […]

HOW THEY DO IT! University Students with Dyslexia [Premium]

Fortunately, there’s been growing interest from educational and scientific researchers for understanding how people can compensate for some of the academic challenges of dyslexia.
POSITIVE FACTORS AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA
A recent study by Drs. Rebecca Wiseheart and Lori Altmann (Int J Lang Comm Dis 2017) had a nice review of compensating factors as well […]

How to Help With the Social and Emotional Side of Dyslexia

Dr. Michael Ryan is a Michigan Clinical Psychologist who developed one of the first clinical programs for LD students at Colorado State University and he spoke at our first Dyslexic Advantage conference.

From his writing at LDOnline and the IDA:
How can parents and teachers help with the social and emotional side of dyslexia?
During the past […]

From the Community: Difficulty at Work

Q: I’m trying to help a friend who’s having some difficulties at work. What resources are available for adults?
 

A: As you may already know, there are many more resources for children than adults when it comes to dyslexia testing and support. Not all assessment professionals will have the training or materials to test adults, […]

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