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Mind Mapping for Dyslexic Teens

“For many years, I have been homeschooling with my (stealth) dyslexic son, who is now 17. Because of his profile and interests, very few standard approaches have worked, including things like Orton-Gillingham, and speech to text. We have had to make a lot up, and be flexible along our learning journey.

We recently completed Mindmap […]

COMICS AND DYSLEXIA: A Curious Connection…

“The first book I ever read was a comic book…”

“Comics were my lifeline…”

“The way I got through college, was comics…”

 

What is it about comics? So many kids and adults over the years have told us how important comics are to their reading. In fact, they have so much of importance to say, that we’ll […]

Visual Motion Perception and Dyslexia

From Jason Yeatman’s laboratory at the University of Washington comes a deeper understanding of the visual challenges associated with dyslexia. Full report HERE.

“It is well established that visual sensitivity to motion is correlated with reading skills. Yet, the causal relationship between motion sensitivity and reading skills has been debated for more than thirty years…Here […]

Michael Shainblum – World Photographer and Videographer [Premium]

We recently had a chance to catch up with Michael Shainblum, an extraordinary videographer and photographer who found a wonderful outlet for his creativity and expression. Michael first discovered photography in a summer class he took in middle school. He rediscovered it again in the summer before high school when he got a digital camera […]
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A CHAT WITH MATH AND VISUALIZATION EXPERT JENNIFER PLOSZ

Today, I had a great conversation with Jennifer Plosz, a math teacher currently at the University of Calgary School of Education who is also a talented visualization expert and is dyslexic.

She had recently been in touch with Dr. Manuel Casanova, the neuropathologist who made the interesting discovery that the minicolumn organization in the brain […]

Understanding Processing Speed and Dyslexia [Premium]

When families come together to discuss test scores, no group of scores surprises them as much as “Processing Speed.”

Processing Speed scores on psychometric exams might mean Coding and Symbol Search scores on the WISC intelligence exams or Visual Matching and Paired Cancellation on the Woodcock Johnson.

Processing Speed scores on these subtests are typically lower […]

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.

 

 

 

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