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The Power of Different – Exclusive Interview

Dr. Gail Saltz has a hit book on her hands, and it’s called The Power of Different.

In addition to being a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University, she grew up with a brother who’d win a Nobel Prize. Gail was kind enough to talk to her about what she learned about the genius of […]

Dyslexia and Medical School – AMA Journal of Ethics [Premium]

In an important article published in the AMA Journal of Ethics, physicians call for mandatory dyslexia training for medical school faculty. The article presents the case of a 1st year dyslexic medical student who excelled in college and in clinical research, but who is conflicted about whether to disclose his dyslexia to faculty and fellow […]
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How Herd Aversion Helps Adult Dyslexics [Premium]

 “I have herd aversion to the point it’s ridiculous.” – Vince Flynn In our earliest interviews with adult dyslexics in research for our book, a recurring theme of “herd aversion” emerged. Herd aversion or tendency to avoid group think – seems to be a common feature among some of the most innovative and pioneering men […]
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Dyslexia Cybersecurity CEO Lior Div – Hacking the Hackers

“Dyslexic people process visual information differently than most people, so instead of starting with letters or sounds, I looked at sentences or even paragraphs as a whole, and then broke them down into parts. That process – starting with the big picture and breaking things down – worked much better than the “normal” word-by-word, […]

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…):
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Temple Grandin at SXSW – Teach to Strengths

Autism advocate Temple Grandin keynoted SXSW Edu, made a stirring appeal for teaching to strengths earlier this week.

As a child, Temple couldn’t speak and raged for unclear reasons, but the last decades of her life, she has been a leader in the neurodiversity movement, professor at Colorado State University, and world reknown autism spokesperson.

Although […]

Dyslexia and Discrimination – The Problem of Dyslexia as ‘Disease’

So the London Sperm Bank would reject individuals such as Richard Branson and Steven Spielberg?

Dyslexia discrimination and ignorant eugenicists reared their ugly heads today as a leading UK sperm bank was thrust in the spotlight for its policy of rejecting donors with dyslexia.

From The Guardian:

“In a practice branded “eugenics” by campaigners and a would-be donor, theLondon Sperm […]