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[PREMIUM] ACTING WITH SYMPATHY – Actress Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water

In an other-worldly movie, The Shape of Water, Sally Hawkins plays an isolated and mute cleaning lady who develops an unusually empathetic relationship to an Amazonian Fish-Man. It’s definitely an Oscar-worthy performance and the film has already won a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Sally, who has dyslexia, may have been a natural […]

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Speaking of POSITIVE Dyslexia: A New Nobel Prize Winner

There’s no better reminder that awareness needs to include the positive side of dyslexia than a recent Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry sharing that he is dyslexic.

In Jacques’ tongue-in-cheek University of Lausanne resume, he begins by saying that he was conceived by optimistic parents. He began his career in experimental science by experimenting with […]

[PREMIUM] Dyslexia and Sailing

Paul Elvstrom is often recognized by many in the racing world as the greatest sailor who ever lived. Severely dyslexic, Elvstrom struggled greatly in school, but found sailing intuitive. His success in winning four consecutive Olympic gold medals involved not only intuition, but also strategic thinking, serial innovation, and intense physical training. In the beginning, […]

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ACTING WITH DYSLEXIA

There are some dyslexic children who seem to be natural actors and actresses at early ages and their talent and imitating the gestures, voices, and personalities of others seems almost from birth. What are the strengths and talents that make so many dyslexic people talented actresses and actors? For some it may be emotional […]

Holiday Reads: Great Children’s Books by Dyslexics

In this holiday season, check out these wonderful books by dyslexic authors and illustrators.  If you use THIS LINK, Dyslexic Advantage will benefit from the referral.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dav Pilkey: Dragon’s Merry Christmas (series)
Patricia Polacco: Christmas Tapestry and The Trees of the Dancing Goats
Charlie Brown Piano Song Book and Complete Peanuts (link is to 1965-66; many in the series) [Peanuts’ […]

DEAN KAMEN INVENTOR

Dean Kamen is one of the world’s most prolific inventors with over 440 patents to his name – including the Segway, the Luke Arm (robotic prosthesis), a programmable insulin pump and portable water purifier for Third World Countries. He also created the FIRST LEGO league to encourage young people to build and engineer, and […]

Teen’s New Book: Looking for Heroes – Dyslexia and Success

Congrats Aidan Colvin, a dyslexic teen who wrote 100 letters to dyslexic men and women to ask them how they achieved success.

From WRAL:

“…we were standing in my room and my mom looked over at a poster we had made years ago with pictures of successful dyslexics. She wondered aloud, “How did they ‘make’ it?” […]

June Dyslexic Advantage Magazine

Check out our latest Dyslexic Advantage Magazine:
Highlights include Fathers, Visual Storyboarding with Film Director Scorsese, Visual Talent of Dyslexics, Math Insights, Encouraging Writing, Latest Research and News, and Free Resources for parents, teachers, and tutors.

We’ll attach the pdf file below, but because the digital magazine is interactive, it’s easier to watch with all the […]

Q & A: Can I be a Doctor if I am Dyslexic?

Answer: Yes. Absolutely.

There have been many famous physicians who were dyslexic, and many today that you might not know who are dyslexic because many don’t identify in the workplace and many more weren’t formally identified.

The typical profile of a dyslexic physician is to have had early troubles in elementary school, then a jump in […]

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 […]

Gwen Stefani The Voice and Dyslexia

 “It was such a turning point to find that I had a talent and I had something to contribute, somewhere.” – Gwen Stefani, singer, songwriter, fashion designer, actress

As a child, Gwen was very creative, performing puppet shows for friends and neighbors with her brother and creating her own fashions from scratch or thrift stores […]

“I love to design.” – Tom Ford

Add leading American fashion designer Tom Ford to the list of accomplished dyslexic designers and film directors. Tom Ford is best known for his Tom Ford label of clothing and eyewear, but he was also film director for the Oscar-nominated film A Single Man, designer of clothing for the hit series Suits, and past creative […]

Why Are So Many Dyslexic Student Good at Science? [Premium]

Nobel Prize winners, MacArthur Geniuses, Engineers of the Century, SiliconValley pioneers, and more. Why are so many dyslexic people exceptional at science and tech? Here are 5 Reasons (there are many more…):

Dyslexia as Rocket Fuel – Sir Anthony Hopkins at 74

“When you’re a certain age and becoming conscious that you’re inadequate in school — which I was — it’s a lonely feeling…You feel isolated and bullied and all the rest of it. I was pretty strong, so nobody bullied me, but I did feel isolated. And I look back on it all now as […]

Happy Fathers Day – Dyslexia Dads!

“My father had, however, got interested in teaching me, and only shifted the lesson to a weekday till he had conquered my wandering mind.

My father read out poetry, for the first time, when I was eight or nine years old Between Sligo and Rosses Point, there is a tongue of land covered with coarse […]