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My Dyslexic Strength as a Writer

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 […]

Karina Eide Young Writers Award – Enter By Jan 21st

We’re pleased to announce the opening of the 2nd Annual Dyslexic Advantage – Writers Studio Karina Eide Young Writers Awards. All US students with dyslexia ages 7-17 are encouraged to apply!  Over $1000 will be awarded to students showing creativity and excellence in creative writing. All creative fiction is welcomed, including fan fiction, poetry, […]

What is Dysgraphia Video | Dyslexic Advantage

What is Dysgraphia? Dysgraphia is a specific disability that affects writing.

The National Institues of Health (NIH) defines it like this: “Dysgraphia is a neurological disorder characterized by writing disabilities. Specifically, the disorder causes a person’s writing to be distorted or incorrect. In children, the disorder generally emerges when they are first introduced to writing. They […]

[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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Dyslexia Accommodations | First Days of School – What to Say

At the start of every term, students all over the world have to get  ready for the spiel they need to say to their teachers in order to get accommodations in place.

It seems especially tough to expect elementary school students to do the talking, but if a parent or friend help coaches, it can be  a positive experience […]