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Dyslexia and Rocket Scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock

“What I discovered is, I’m quite good at science…” – Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Maggie is a wonderful role model for where curiosity and passion can take a person.

” Aderin-Pocock’s interest in space began with The Clangers, the children’s show about those funny pink creatures who live on another planet. We sit in the dining room of her […]

Beautiful Minds – What New Research Shows Dyslexia and Artists Have in Common [Premium]

 BBC Science:  “…artists had increased neural matter in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery. The research, published in NeuroImage, suggests that an artist’s talent could be innate…these detailed scans revealed that the artist group had significantly more grey matter in the area of the brain called the precuneus in the parietal lobe.” From Cerebral […]
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Congrats – Dyslexia and Space Pioneer David McComas Named to Princeton Physics

Congratulations to Space Pioneer and Dyslexic Advantage Board member Dr. David McComas on his being named yesterday Vice President to the prestigious Princeton Plasma Physics laboratory. He will also be a Professor of Astrophysics at Princeton University.

Dave has had a remarkable journey from being dubbed “slow” as a 4th grader who had struggled to read, […]

MIT Professor: What Every Person with Dyslexia Should Know – The Full Story

Superstar MIT Professor Catherine Drennan (HHMI Scientist too – the top of the top in the world) shared her personal journey with dyslexia. She was in remedial classes and had to repeat a grade, and saw her self dropped lower and lower through all the reading groups, until her parents were pulled aside […]

How Harry Potter Taught Me to Read and Now I’m a Writer

“When I was 12 my older sister had recently discovered Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling. She started to read it to me once a day, however, the story was so gripping that once a day was just not enough for me. The exciting and alluring nature of Rowling’s writing drove me to pick up a […]