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Teaching Math – No Need for Speed

Math Teaching: What do teachers need to know about teaching math? Strategy over speed, and math thinking over rote memorization. Check out Stanford professor Dr Jo Boaler tips from her new article, Speed and Time Pressure Block Working Memory.

“I was always deeply uncertain about my own intellectual capacity; I thought I was unintelligent. And it […]

The New Dyslexia 101- Teaching Students with Dyslexia

Thanks, Dr. Maryanne Wolf for this lovely quote in KQED’s Mind Shift Blog:

“It is never the fault of the child, but rather the responsibility of us who teach to find methods that work for that child.”

Teaching students with dyslexia is a lot like cultivating hothouse flowers – growing conditions are very specific if you want […]

Dyslexia: From Slow to Rocket Scientist – Dr Dave McComas

From Slow to the Interstellar Frontier. Unable to read until the age of 12, today Dr David McComas is the innovative principal investigator for the IBEX (Interstellar Boundary Explorer) mission, a program that repeatedly shocked the scientific community by overturning theories in space energy and understanding of sun-earth-galaxy interactions. Dr. McComas is also a […]

Visual Perception Art from Oakes Twins with Dyslexia

Amazing visual perceptual art work from Trevor and Ryan Oakes, two extremely talented New York Artists who are profoundly dyslexic. Their work hangs in many art museums and has been called “one of the most original breakthroughs in the rendering of visual space since the Renaissance.” 

“In the old days, the dyslexic boys had taken […]

[Premium] Stealth Dyslexia and Reading

Whereas dyslexia is usually characterized in part by challenges in fluent reading and spelling (in addition to strengths), stealth dyslexia’s relationship to reading is more complex. As young children, some stealth dyslexics may have some early difficult mastering the code of reading, but most silently read with good comprehension in the upper elementary or middle […]
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[Premium] Stealth Dyslexia – Gifted Students with Dyslexia

Stealth dyslexia is a term that we coined years ago to identify students who flew under the radar for detection because of their other higher order thinking strengths. Stealth dyslexic students may be able compensate for problems decoding words on the basis of sound (phonological awareness) by skipping words they don’t know or filling-in the gaps by guessing […]
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Dyslexia Stories from Amazing Silicon Valley Tech Investor David Hornik

MUST Watch dyslexia stories from brilliant storyteller and Top Silicon Valley VC David Hornik (give this man a talk show) shares his personal story of being dyslexic, ‘ungifted’, wending his way through Stanford creating his major, surviving an early law job to read everything that had ever been legally about Ticketmaster, to a triumph using […]