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Dyslexia and Movement: Master Dancer Aakash Odedra

“As a dyslexic I have always found written English difficult, but inside I always had something to say. By gesturing through hands and eyes, I found I could say things with my body that I could not say in any other way. – Aakash Odedra, master dancer

Aakash could not spell his name until the […]

Dyslexia and the Myth of the Normal Brain

“The cumulative effect of these studies suggests that a more judicious approach to treating mental disorders would be to replace a “disability” or “illness” paradigm with a “diversity” perspective that takes into account both strengths and weaknesses and the idea that variation can be positive in and of itself. To this end, a new […]

Dyslexia and Dr Toby Cosgrove: “Everyone Told Me Not to Become a Heart Surgeon. I Did It Anyway.”

Dyslexia in the OR – Toby Cosgrove was an innovative cardiac surgeon who pioneered multiple novel heart procedures (like minimally invasive mitral valve surgery) and technologies (over 30 patents) before he turned his innovative mind to creating the Cleveland Clinic’s Venture Capital Company.

Cosgrove is also dyslexic – and he joins the ranks of many […]

New Evidence for Dyslexic Strengths in 3D Spatial Reasoning

This week we’re discussing M-Strengths, or reasoning about the position, form, and movement of objects 3D space. M-Strengths are one of the four categories of MIND-Strengths, or abilities associated with dyslexic processing, that we discuss in our book, The Dyslexic Advantage.

Past Evidence For High 3D Spatial Ability In Dyslexia

Historically, many important dyslexia researchers, beginning […]

M-Strengths: 3D Spatial Reasoning and Dyslexia

 

Today we’ll focus on M-Strengths. M-Strengths is short for Material Reasoning, and it’s one of the four MIND-Strengths, or strengths associated with dyslexic processing. (We discussed the MIND-Strengths in yesterday’s post here if you missed it).

What Are M-Strengths Good For?

M-Strengths are the abilities to reason about the position, form, and movement of objects 3D […]

The Perfect Road Trip Companion For People With Dyslexia

During the coming months many of us will be spending lots of time on road trips. If
you’re dyslexic yourself or have a dyslexic child, we’ve found something that can make those long drives a lot more interesting.

It’s the Roadside Geology Series from Mountain Press Publishing Company.

Since the first book in the series was published in 1972, […]

New Angle for Research in Dyslexia

From researchers at Haskins Laboratories:

The focus of this study is different from those of previously conducted studies… Pugh also sees the importance of studying the advantages dyslexic individuals may have. He points out that many individuals with reading disabilities pursue careers in art, architecture, and engineering, which allow them to make use of their heightened […]