Dyslexia and Resilience: The word resilience comes from the Latin word resilere, meaning to rebound. The first known use of the word resilience was when a person wanted to refer to a type of wood that would carry sudden and severe loads without break. Well, that’s exactly what we want to encourage in our […]
Welcome to MIND-Strengths May at Dyslexic Advantage! As we begin our month-long
exploration of the strengths associated with dyslexic “wiring”, we want to start by looking at an important point about strengths and how we should think about them.
Strengths Are The Ingredients, Not The Meal
Always remember. Strengths are potentials. Capacities. Raw Materials. They are gifts with the […]
The second great paper from the Frostig Center (here) focuses on self-awareness, one of the six ‘success attributes’ we described in our previous post. (If you missed that first post, it’s here.) The paper’s concept of ‘self-awareness’ is a lot like our term ‘identity’. So ultimately this paper is about how people with dyslexia […]
At Dyslexic Advantage our focus is on dyslexic people, not just dyslexia. And our focus is on helping dyslexic people find success in all aspects of life, not just school.
We’d like to discuss two classic research papers that deeply influenced our understanding of how to help dyslexic people succeed. Both were written by a […]
We wanted to make sure everyone saw the wonderful examples of ‘career foreshadowing’ you all submitted to the blog How Hobbies of Dyslexic Children Can Point to Adult Careers. Here a few great ones:
Adult Occupation Childhood Hobby
Teacher/Drama Teacher Playing with dolls/directing […]
Here’s one of our favorite stories. It’s a perfect metaphor for the late blooming pattern of development that is characteristic of dyslexic people. It’s been told many times and in many ways. Here’s our version.
Long ago in China, a father saw his son sitting silently on a stool, hanging his head in dejection.
“Why so low?” […]
We’ve been talking about stories, so here’s the story of a friend. It illustrates perfectly some of the challenges dyslexic people face in the current educational system. It also shows the huge impact our view of ‘dyslexia’ can have on how we see other people.
Our friend was highly verbal and curious as a child, so her […]
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