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

Six Things People With Dyslexia Need To Succeed

At Dyslexic Advantage our focus is on dyslexic people, not just dyslexia. And our focus is on helping dyslexic people find success in all aspects of life, not just school.

We’d like to discuss two classic research papers that deeply influenced our understanding of how to help dyslexic people succeed. Both were written by a […]

Way to Go, California! Committee passes Early Dyslexia ID Bill

Way to go, California and Decoding Dyslexia-CA!
Yesterday, the CA Assembly Education Committee passed AB-1369 with a unanimous 7-0 vote!
This bill would provide more information to teachers and school administrators statewide to aid in the early identification of dyslexia. Studies have shown that the earlier dyslexia is recognized in a student, the easier it is […]

Fixing Weaknesses Or Building Strengths–Part 2: Dyslexic Adults

In this post and perhaps one or two more, we’ll look at several other interesting and important findings from the recent survey of dyslexic adults, parents of dyslexic children, and teachers. If you missed it, the overview is here. In this post we’ll look at an interesting finding from the survey of dyslexic adults.
The Effects […]

Fixing Weaknesses Or Building Strengths–Part I: Overview

The results of our survey are in, and there’s lots to share! This post will be an overview.

Let us start by saying, “Thank you!” All told you provided over 900 responses in under 2 days! With this kind of involvement we can truly do great things together in crowdsourcing dyslexia!

In this post, we’ll give an overview […]

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 […]