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[Premium] Dyslexia and Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist Gareth Cook

How does a dyslexic writer become a Pulitzer Prize winning writer? Brock and I recently had the chance to talk with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Gareth Cook, writer and editor for the New York Times best-selling series Best American Infographics, as well as leading articles in the Boston Globe (Ideas section), New York Times Magazine, […]
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Dyslexia: Why Neil de Grasse Tyson Was Wrong

“This heartwarming exchange was shared widely on social media–populating hundreds of thousands of Facebook feeds with two minutes and forty-eight seconds of edifying inspiration.

The only problem: Dr. Tyson’s advice to ambitious dyslexics is terrible!” _ Todd Grindal and Laura Schifter, author of How Did You Get Here? Students with Disabilities and Their Journeys to […]

Amazing Jack Horner – Dyslexia and the Geniuses Behind Jurassic World

What do you get when you combine two visionaries with dyslexia?  Answer: A Movie Box Office Blockbuster! Jurassic World just smashed lifetime box office records by taking in over 1 billion dollars in the shortest time ever.

MacArthur Genius Dinosaur Hunter and very loud and proud dyslexic Jack Horner (yay) is the man behind the Jurassic World […]

Read This Font to Better Understand Reading with Dyslexia

A talented UK designer, Daniel Britton has designed a font to help people better understand what it’s like reading with dyslexia.

From Fast Company, “According to Britton, he’s not trying to recreate the visual experience of dyslexia, which he thinks is ridiculously mischaracterized in the media. “At least in the UK, awareness ads will represent text as seen […]

Got Science: Dyslexia and Dysgraphia ARE Different and Why SLD Should RIP

From the University of Washington: “Structural brain differences between children with dyslexia and dysgraphia and children who are typical language learners have been observed…Researchers say the findings prove that using a single category of learning disability to qualify for special education services is not scientifically supported.”

In a recent misplaced effort by the American Psychiatric […]

Dyslexic Differences in Brain Connectivity [Premium]

Recently there have been a flurry of papers in the popular press based on a research study that undertook a whole brain analysis of connectivity in the brains of dyslexic children and adults and non-dyslexic subjects as a control. Whole brain studies are of course important because they don’t narrow the study at the outset […]
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Dyslexia and Science – Amazing Presidential Teacher of Excellence Mark Fairbank

Imagine yourself as a recent college graduate, brand-new in the workforce, rejected from your first job interview – because you are dyslexic. Mark Fairbank asked to be able to use a dictionary during his work interview, but he was denied. Now imagine, years later, receiving an award from President Obama for Teaching Excellence in Math and Science. […]