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Spatial Learning: Dyslexics vs. Typical Readers

Visual Scientist Matthew Schneps of the Smithsonian finds ‘dyslexic advantage’ reading visual scenes.

Dr. Matthew Schneps, director of the Lab for Visual Learning at the Smithsonian has found a heightened ability to read visual scenes among severe life-long dyslexics vs. typical readers.

Excerpt: “People with dyslexia, who face lifelong struggles with reading, exhibit numerous associated low-level […]

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 […]

[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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[Premium] Why Reading with Dyslexia is Easier on Your Phone

From Scientific American, “The reason I became interested in this field is because I have dyslexia, and reading was always a challenge. Reading for me was so painful and non-productive, in fact, that for a period of about 20 years I almost stopped reading altogether. But then, by chance, I discovered that when I used […]
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Reading Picture Books Aloud for Better Vocabulary

Reading picture books aloud to children has 2-3x higher likelihood of introducing new vocabulary words according to Dominic Massaro, Professor at University of California Santa Cruz.

From Edsource (HT: DD-CO)

“We talk with a lazy tongue,” Massaro said. “We tend to point at something or use a pronoun and the context tells you what it is. We […]