“…He explained that there is a Tibetan saying that it is the painful experiences that shine the light on the nature of happiness… The Archbishop added that that “nothing beautiful comes without some suffering,” and he mentioned how our muscles need resistance to grow. So it seems our spirit requires the same. The Archbishop […]
Nice post by Elizabeth Lee Snell on Additude.
Excerpt: “At eight, I didn’t know what dyslexia was. All I knew was that it had left me desperately hooked on phonics while the rest of my friends had platinum memberships in the Troll Book Club. My teachers were shocked at my diagnosis, because I had perfected the art […]
“When I was 6 and starting to pick books for myself, that’s when I found out I wasn’t a great reader and that it had a name…the words got jumbled up…dyslexia! I didn’t like reading, and then I was introduced to Encyclopedia Brown, my first boy friend…” – Octavia Spencer, Academy Award winning actress.
Dyslexic writers have what we described as the N-strength in our book, The Dyslexic Advantage. At our recent Conference on Dyslexia and Innovation, we caught up with Amber Banks who talked to us about what she felt was her dyslexic strength as a writer.
Amber told her that as a kid, she never developed a […]
Imagine this. You’re a student in a creative writing class, and you submit a story to your teacher.
It’s about a young man from the UK. For the 8 years since he finished college he’s been working as an engineer, designing parts for oilrigs and water purification systems. Then he decides to move to the […]