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Having dyslexia is cool

Having dyslexia is cool
My son wrote this note and gave it to his mom without any apparent reason other than sharing.  His mom and I thought is was something others would appreciate too so we asked him if we could take a picture and share it. Justin is sounding more positive about dyslexia and the Barton Reading Program .  Justin likes to go to the library every ch [...]

Picture My Interest

Picture My Interest
Lot’s of boards and pins on Pinterest for and about dyslexia.  Here’s a great one called Dyslexic Diamonds .  Lead with an image then added supportive words.  Pinterest is great for the visual thinkers. Check out: Four Things All Educators Should Understand About the Dyslexic Brain  -edutopia.org The Gift of Being a Dyslexic Teach [...]

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Gifted Hands:  The Ben Carson Story
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story The was a TV Movie made about Ben Carson who was a successful pediatric brain surgeon.  Click on the above picture to go to the YouTube movie.  I found the movie interesting because it depicted a young but smart boy who was called dummy.  Ben’s own words can be found in the Achievement.org website.  [...]

Gift-Lexia: no blame or shame

Gift-Lexia: no blame or shame
John 9: 1-3 1 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. I was recently discussing wi [...]

Hearing but not listening

Hearing but not listening
Hearing is simply the act of perceiving sound by the ear. If you are not hearing-impaired, hearing simply happens. Listening, however, is something you consciously choose to do. Listening requires concentration so that your brain processes meaning from words and sentences. Listening leads to learning. As a child In kindergarten and first grad [...]

Dyslexia Not As Bad As Being A Werewo...

Recently, I had a revealing conversation with my 35 year old son since he is now investigating his own dyslexia and how it has affected his whole learning experience and some of his world views.  He talked about 3D processing verses 1D or linear processors.  We talked about genetics and I shared with him my new passion to share what I’m [...]