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Why It’s Hard to Proofread and Read Fluently

It can be maddening. You look and look you just don’t see it. Later you pass your work along, you see all the thing you hadn’t seen the first time round.

What’s going on ?  You’ve experienced a ‘trick’ of perception. In our clinic, when trying to explain the phenomenon to children, we often use […]

A New World Shaped by Dyslexics – Thomas G. West

Thanks, Founding Dyslexic Advantage Board Member Tom West for this presentation “A New World Shaped by
Dyslexics.” Tom is the author of In the Mind’s Eye and Thinking Like Einstein for  A New World Shaped by Dyslexics for Embrace Dyslexia Symposium in Singapore.

 

 

 

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates – Summer Read for Kids

  ‘Your book got my son reading!’

Dyslexic author and illustrator Liz Pichon got the idea to create her Tom Gates books after her son was also found to be dyslexic.

From Huffington Post,

“His diagnosis definitely played a part in remembering the kind of things both he and I loved when we were that age, struggling with words.

“I […]

Dyslexia, Storyboarding, and Film Director Martin Scorsese [Premium]

“That’s the way it is with art. It’s not that you want to do it, it’s that you have to do it. You have no choice.” – Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese is an Academy award winning American director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and film historian with over 50 years in the movie industry, and he is dyslexic. […]
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Read on the Web with Less Clutter- Chrome Readability

To read articles on the web with less visual distraction, try the free Readability extension for
the Google Chrome browser (also free). There are also Android, iPhone, and iPad versions.

Readability is a web and mobile app that reduces distraction while reading on the internet.

It also has Read Now, Read Later, and Send to Kindle functions.

 

 

 

Advice for Actors – Especially Dyslexic Ones

 From accomplished actor Lloyd Everitt, the youngest actor to play Othello at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London:
1. Know yourself
Observe your sound and reactions from outside. Then, once you’ve found your essence, protect it. It’s what defines you as an actor. Or, to put that another way, a lot of actors pick on successful actors […]

Temple Grandin at SXSW – Teach to Strengths

Autism advocate Temple Grandin keynoted SXSW Edu, made a stirring appeal for teaching to strengths earlier this week.

As a child, Temple couldn’t speak and raged for unclear reasons, but the last decades of her life, she has been a leader in the neurodiversity movement, professor at Colorado State University, and world reknown autism spokesperson.

Although […]