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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’ Charles Schultz […]

[Premium] Teaching Chemistry to Students with Dyslexia

 Although high school Chemistry is required for many of the top 4 year liberal arts colleges and college Chemistry is a necessary requirement for many majors and careers that many dyslexic students excel in like engineering or medicine, there is a surprising lack of resources available to students having their first encounter with chemistry  – and […]
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Dyslexia and Dav Pilkey – Captain Underpants and More

Dav Pilkey is the prolific author and illustrator of the popular Captain Underpants series. Dav is both dyslexic and ADHD.

From The Guardian:

“How do you pronounce your name?

It’s Dave and the reason, I think, people get mixed up is because it’s spelt “Dav”, which is untraditional. I used to work at Pizza Hut – do […]

Goldie Hawn and her Dyslexia

Goldie and Her Dyslexia: “School was difficult for me. However, I was a happy child, so I always signed my papers, ‘Love, Goldie.’ ” – Goldie Hawn, Academy Award-Winning Actress, Film Director and Producer, and Founder of the Hawn Foundation

Goldie Hawn, who some of us will remember go her start on ‘Laugh-In’.
Playing a ‘dumb […]

Dyslexia in the Family – the Dyslexic Advantage Great Sibling Study

“My older sister told me that I’d like physics. She was right.” – compact disc inventor, James Russell (adult dyslexic)

Did you have a great brother or sister when you were growing up with dyslexia? What did they do?  What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a great sib?

Dyslexic Advantage is grateful to have […]

George Clooney and Dyslexia

“When George was 8 years old, he was diagnosed with dyslexia,” his mother said in 2006.

Like most bright dyslexics, she said, he learned to compensate. “George got through school by charming his teachers.” George’s 2nd grade teacher recalled, “I knew putting the Clooney kids at the front of the stage would attract some attention,” […]

Creativity, Smarts, and Life Insights with Dyslexic Comedian Liz Miele

Thanks to comedian Liz Miele and The Codpast (right-brained stories from interesting individuals) for a great listen. Listen to Liz talk about memory and different modes of creativity that she learned about from reading The Dyslexic Advantage (~ 8 min 27 sec in). “You start to get hints of what makes you special in a […]