” I was not a reader. I was dyslexic and I still am…I didn’t know it at the time. All I knew is I could never read out loud. That was always a disaster because I’d miss too many words, make too many mistakes. And the more nervous you get the worse you are.” […]
This week’s New Yorker has a wonderful article How Children Read about the pioneering work of Dr. Fumiko Hoeft in the area of Stealth Dyslexia, a term Brock and I coined years ago to describe individuals who ‘fly under the radar’ of detection of dyslexia because they may achieve high levels of reading comprehension although single word […]
It’s our pleasure to introduce Dr Doresa Jennings to our worldwide community. Doresa is an adult dyslexic herself, but also popular full-time professor and homeschooling mom of 3 adorable and brilliant kids.
In the past, she shared her rich, inventive, but yet oh-so-practical educational plan for homeschooling her dyslexic children. She has also generously shared her […]
“I survived the stigma of my shortcomings by living an imaginative life as a dinosaur hunter, both in the Cretaceous, and in my back yard. Based on the fossils I discovered near my hometown I recreated miniature ecosystems using weeds for trees, and a long ditch for the inland sea. To this day I […]
Great to see Scientific American covering the advantages of dyslexia…
Excerpt: “Dyslexia is often called a “learning disability.” And it can indeed present learning challenges. Although its effects vary widely, children with dyslexia read so slowly that it would typically take them a half a year to read the same number of words other children might read in […]
Pomona College student in Cognitive Sciences, Melissa was named America’s Top Young Scientist by Discovery 3M, in addition to receiving the Smart Kids with LD Youth Achievement Award and Buick Achievers Scholarship ($25,000 per year for college). Melissa also designed and co-organized Summer Science Camp for Girls which is now in its 3rd year.