Co-founder Brett Kopf’s Journey to Success with Remind and Omella

Co-founder Brett Kopf’s Journey to Success with Remind and Omella

"...Can I just start off by making a blanket statement that I think dyslexia can be such a gift?" — Brett Kopf   Brett Kopf is co-founder of Remind and Omella, two companies that grew out of his interest in solving problems that mission-driven organizations and...

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Actor Stephen Graham [Premium]

Actor Stephen Graham [Premium]

Actor Stephen Graham has been described as one of the most talented actors the United Kingdom has ever seen. Yet, he almost didn’t get a chance at his breakthrough role in Snatch when the director Guy Ritchie, asked whether he had come to read for the part. Stephen had just come along to support his friend who was trying to get the job, but when Guy found out that he was also an actor, he encouraged him to give it a try. Stephen told him that because he was dyslexic, he couldn’t do a cold read. I don’t know whether he knew that Guy Ritchie is also dyslexic – but fortunately for Stephen, Guy asked him to improvise the scene instead and he completely smashed […]

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Dyslexic National Geographic Photographer Michael Shainblum

Dyslexic National Geographic Photographer Michael Shainblum

Michael Shainblum is a photographer/filmmaker who specializes in a wide range of photography including night-cap, aerial, travel, adventure and more. Michael: “As a kid, a lot of people would succeed in certain ways that I couldn’t. It took me a really long time to learn how to read and write. As a kid, school takes up a good portion of your life. And I wasn’t very good at most academics or sports or athletics. So I was stuck trying to find something that I could be good at or be proud of.  That’s where art came in. I was always interested in art. That’s always been something that’s been with me, and it’s grown over time. It was the thing that allowed me to escape, […]

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Unleash Dyslexic Writing with Dr. Nicole Swedberg [Premium]

Unleash Dyslexic Writing with Dr. Nicole Swedberg [Premium]

In step-by-step fashion, learn how to unleash the dyslexic writing talent of students through Dr. Nicole Swedberg’s idea of Mini-Writes. In her talk, Dr. Swedberg talks about short writing assignments can help students master small achievable goals. She describes how she can take a student through the writing process in 1-3 sessions. Some strategies include using wordless picture books, a word bank, and afterwards a routine involving spellcheck and finally use of text-to-speech for each sentence. Other topics include strategies for overcoming a report meltdown and strategies for note taking using assistive technology. Dr. Nicole Swedberg has generously donated this 20-minute webinar on Teaching Writing to LD Kids as a fundraiser to support the programs here at Dyslexic Advantage and we are very grateful.  

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