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Dyslexia and the Brain

Dyslexia and the Brain with Dr Fumiko Hoeft Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UCSF. The Conference on Dyslexia and Talent was a landmark event that brought together from accomplished dyslexics from diverse fields, including a MacArthur Genius award winner, Pulitzer-prize winning poet, CEOs, artists, doctors, lawyers, and leaders in the dyslexia […]

Dyslexia Accommodations | First Days of School – What to Say [Premium]

At the start of every term, students all over the world have to get  ready for the spiel they need to say to their teachers in order to get accommodations in place. It seems especially tough to expect elementary school students to do the talking, but if a parent or friend help coaches, it can be  a positive experience […]
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Cognitive Diversity and Dyslexia in Today’s Workplace

“…Traditional approaches to educating and selecting, and employing workers, have deprived our companies of many of those who are best equipped with the kind of skills and innovation and problem solving that are needed in places like Silicon Valley.”  – Dr Brock Eide, Co-Founder, Dyslexic Advantage

Listen to Brock’s Keynote Speech to Neurodiversity in the High Tech […]

Dyslexia and Talent in the Family Father-Daughter Artists Michael and Elena Orwick

Quite commonly both dyslexia and talent run in the same family. We recently had the pleasure of talking to Michael and  precocious 10 year-old Elena Orwick, a father and daughter from Oregon who share both dyslexia and artistic sensibility. In fact, The duo have had the pleasure of sharing a few art gallery showings together […]

[PREMIUM] Students with Dyslexia Solve Math Differently

Interesting finding from the brain research lab at Georgetown. “The brains of children with dyslexia rely on unusual strategies to solve certain kinds of math problems, researchers report in NeuroImage..(also HERE). Usually, people use regions on the right side of the brain to solve math problems that require a step-by-step process, such as subtraction and […]
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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, […]