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[PREMIUM] How to Encourage Dyslexic Students in Engineering

How to Encourage Dyslexic Students in Engineering 1. PROTECT THEIR TIME. The best time to introduce students to engineering and technology is when they’re young – but young dyslexic students are often overwhelmed by academics which may leave them with little energy or time for building and making. Often active efforts must be taken to […]
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Who’s the Real Dyslexic Mind Behind MacGyver?

MacGyver’s making a comeback and CBS just posted its first look below. If you grew up in the 80’s, you’ll know MacGyver as a secret agent who managed to engineer ingenious devices with simple homemade materials. If MacGyver reminded you of a dyslexic engineer in your home, you should be surprised that there was […]

The Astonishing Life of Dyslexic Ocean Explorer Robert Ballard [Premium]

“When I was a child, I wrote a letter to an oceanographic institution in California called Scripps (Scripps Institution of Oceanography UC San Diego). It was a Dear Santa Claus letter. “Dear Scripps, I want to be an oceanographer.” I’m sure I misspelled it, because I’m dyslexic. They gave me a scholarship. When I was 17, 56 years ago, […]
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Dyslexia and Rocket Scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

“What I discovered is, I’m quite good at science…” – Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Maggie is a wonderful role model for where curiosity and passion can take a person.

” Aderin-Pocock’s interest in space began with The Clangers, the children’s show about those funny pink creatures who live on another planet. We sit in the dining room of her […]

Museum Director with Dyslexia Tinkerer Bill Brown

“Apprentices at the Eli Whitney Museum learn to work with their hands.”  – Bill Brown leads ‘tinkering’ workshops at the Eli Whitney Museum. Students ages 13-18 become apprentices where they receive a stipend and learn how to use master tools and conduct workshops for visitors. Experimentation is highly valued.

From a New York Times article […]

HR 3033 Project READ Unanimously Passes the House!

H.R. 3033 Project READ unanimously passed the House of Representatives today!

Thank you Dyslexic Advantage members who contacted their Representatives to support H.R. 3033 Project READ which provides dedicated funding for dyslexic students in the areas of education and STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education.

The dyslexic community has extraordinary talents, many of them with the fields […]

Artist of the Month: Michael Allen, Painter

The artist of the month is Michael Allen, a gifted painter who along with his remarkable family is a member of our community. Michael lives and works in Lebanon County, PA.

When I asked whether either of his parents were artists, Michael to us, “My dad’s an engineer. He draws and builds bridges in major cities.” But interestingly, […]