Putting mind over language matters. Follow and learn from my experience of turning dyslexia into gift-lexia

Posts in category Media Blog

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.  [...]

I Had A Secret

I Had A Secret
Why do we keep certain things personal and private.  Is it because we are afraid of judgement or embarassment?  The Boston Globe staff writer,  Gareth Cook, said in his article on ‘Life with Dyslexia’ , “For more that 15 years, I have had a secret”. Cook spoke with Dr. Shaywitz, the co-founder of The Yale Center for D [...]

Can word usage rules be any harder?

Can word usage rules be any harder?
If you want to be perfectly accurate, listening and memorizing how to say words isn’t enough.  Because often what people say isn’t always accurate.  Sometimes non-dyslexic learn from hearing what is popularly spoken whether it is right or wrong.   Trained dyslexics learn rules to speak more correctly because they can’t just [...]

Utopia or Dystopia

Utopia or Dystopia
Why are there so many books and movies about overcoming the post apocalyptic world order?  There’s the “Hunger Games” and  the “Divergent” series.  I’ve got two kids reading the quartet that starts with “The Giver”.  It’s seems like the future leaders are going to want to fit people into 4 [...]