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The Dyslexia Quest is the fastest growing media platform in all of the special education genre, featuring interviews with the leading experts in the field of intelligence, learning, flourishing and neurodiversity, as well as profiling uber- successful dyslexics to share their story and wisdom . The Dyslexia Quest tackles the holistic experience of being a dyslexic( think: shame, struggles, and joys) with a secret( shhh) backdoor agenda of empowerment.

The Dyslexia Quest is the fastest growing media platform in all of the special education genre, featuring interviews with the leading experts in the field of intelligence, learning, flourishing and neurodiversity, as well as profiling uber- successful dyslexics to share their story and wisdom . The Dyslexia Quest tackles the holistic experience of being a dyslexic( think: shame, struggles, and joys) with a secret( shhh) backdoor agenda of empowerment.
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The Dyslexia Quest is the fastest growing media platform in all of the special education genre, featuring interviews with the leading experts in the field of intelligence, learning, flourishing and neurodiversity, as well as profiling uber- successful dyslexics to share their story and wisdom . The Dyslexia Quest tackles the holistic experience of being a dyslexic( think: shame, struggles, and joys) with a secret( shhh) backdoor agenda of empowerment.

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Episodes

Dyslexic Before It Was Cool - with Dean Bragonier

8/10/2018
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Our guest Dean Bragonier is Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAbility, an organization that helps you unlock dyslexic strengths. He asks: What if you were in a classroom where you were understood? What if learning in school focused on the skills that came easy to you? How would that have changed the way you thought about school? How would that setting have shaped you? What could have been possible? At some point, we have all wondered, "What if...?" This episode features someone...

Duration:00:58:53

Fierce Advocate This Dyslexic Woman Sued The New York State Bar Examination Changing Disability Law Forever

8/3/2018
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This Dyslexic Woman Sued The New York State Bar Examination, Changing Disability Law Forever -- Interview with Dr. Marilyn Bartlett. Dr. Marilyn Bartlett is a professor of Educational Leadership (school administration certification) and educational law at Texas A&M University Kingsville. She is also a professor at the Institute for Special Educational Advocacy at The College of William & Mary, Wyeth Law School each summer with Pete and Pam Wright. Dr. Bartlett is a fierce educational...

Duration:01:15:05

Dyslexia and the Art of Rebirth with Scott Sonnon

7/27/2018
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Despite doctors and teachers claiming that he would “never amount to anything academically or athletically,” Scott Sonnon overcame childhood obesity, learning disabilities, and joint disease, to be named by Men’s Health Magazine as the creator of the world’s smartest workout, Men’s Fitness Magazine, one of the top trainers in the world, and by Black Belt Magazine as one of the most influential martial artists of the century.

Duration:01:02:57

Dyslexia and Narrative Intelligence with American Storyteller Nelson Lauver

7/20/2018
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Nelson Lauver is a nationally syndicated radio broadcaster (150+ radio stations), a dyslexic, an award winning author, an entrepreneur, a storyteller and foundation founder. Nelson’s inspiring journey of triumph, from an emotionally and physically abused illiterate boyhood, to an actualized adulthood–as an poignant agent of change, has inspired thousands. Nelsons story is just as much an exploration on the many forms of intelligence as it is a study on the art of resilience. “My...

Duration:00:53:04

The Relationship Between Creativity and Distractibility with Creativity Researcher Darya Zabelina

7/13/2018
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Are you easily distracted by the tapping of your co-workers pencil, by your family member talking loudly on the phone, or by a barking dog? Researchers have been investigating the differences between people with different levels of distractibility, or levels of ” sensory gating”. Turns out people with low sensory gating or “leaky filters” are correlated with higher levels of real world creative achievement. In this episode with creativity researcher Darya Zabelina we get into an in-depth...

Duration:00:53:33

How Schools Kill Motivation & How to Regain It with Dr. Peter Gray

7/6/2018
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Dr. Peter Gray is a research psychologist, viral TEDx presenter, professor at Boston college, author, and a brilliant and controversial learning theorist. Dr. Gray’s research specializes in the role and importance of play in learning, and how non traditional student-driven educational environments affect students in the long term, like the Unschooling and Sudbury movements. In this episode, we discussed a range of topics and questions, including: Listen and tell us what you think on...

Duration:00:57:35

How to Help Your Anxious Child with Renee Jain

6/29/2018
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Renee Jain is the founder and chief storyteller of Go Zen. She teaches skills of happiness and resilience through fun media that engages kids — and parents too! She is a mama herself and podcast host who believes feeling good is actually a skill we can practice and develop. Renee discuss why we should practice things like gratitude, shift our mindset about stress, and parenting myths such as, “it’s not your job to reassure them.” Curious? Want to know what you can do to help your child...

Duration:00:48:31

Why Are Schools Still Struggling to Identify & Accommodate Dyslexia with Jessica Hamman

6/22/2018
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Jessica Hamman comes on to talk about why so many schools struggle to identify and properly accommodate dyslexia. You will love hearing her explain and give advice on what parents can say and do to support the schools and teachers in getting the proper resources they need to help your child. Founder of Educator Learning Lab, Jessica started her advocacy journey over 30 years ago! She grew up in a family of education professionals with a deep interest in learning disabilities (her father...

Duration:00:46:02

Unlocking Career Success As a Dyslexic with Christopher Dedeyan

6/9/2018
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Are you the kind of dyslexic individual that knows you have skills, talents and abilities? Do you want to manifest success and purpose in your life? Maybe you feel trapped because the traditional career paths don't seem right for you? Do you know you want to create something on your own terms but it seems so daunting or overwhelming and you do not know where to start? If you are recently out of college, choosing not to go to college or you are transitioning careers and looking to do work...

Duration:00:55:27

Dyslexia is my Superpower (Most of the Time) with Margaret Rooke

5/29/2018
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Margaret Rooke is a mother to a daughter with dyslexia, and their own journey is what catapulted her to write two amazing books! The first was "Creative, Successful, Dyslexic: 23 High Achievers Share Their Stories" where she talked to prominent famous people (Like Richard Branson!). The latest is "Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time)", which features interviews with more than 100 children and young adults with dyslexia from across the world. The crazy thing about this book is that...

Duration:00:54:07

What is the Strength Switch?! & Why it Can Help You Flourish with Lea Waters

5/18/2018
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Easily a favorite episode — Listen as we get into the STRENGTH SWITCH with author, professor and psychologist, Lea Waters. Lea’s work inspires parents (and others) to shift to a strength based perspective of children. Her insight is extremely moving! Perhaps you remember the feeling as a child of not having the language to describe your strengths. Strengths seem to be categorized in the areas of academia, arts and athletics…. but what about the many other strengths which make us so...

Duration:01:02:13

How To Crush it In College with Kimberly Beaman

5/7/2018
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We often hear advice for younger students through high school....but there is another leap in development that happens when dyslexic students get to college! This episode is all about how to crush it in college as a dyslexic student. There are many different ways to support students at the college level- and Kim helps us discover them! We talk about tips, strategies, aps, and ways to gain accessibility and accommodations in this new life chapter! Plus... we diverge into other interesting...

Duration:00:54:47

Dyslexia was Jared Blank’s ‘Superpower’ in World Marathon Challenge!

4/27/2018
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7 marathons - on 7 continents - in 7 days! Our fascinating guest, Jared Blank, has accomplished this amazing feat- the World Marathon Challenge! Jared has been running for the IDA (international Dyslexia Association). Guess what he calls his superpower? Jared attributes his resilience and endurance to his childhood experience grappling with dyslexia. He shares with us how his mindset was developed by these experiences. We get into how childhood and school experiences have contributed to...

Duration:01:01:28

Why Schools are Not Built for Learning with Will Richardson

4/15/2018
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Will Richardson is changing the way we think about education. He quests with us about the role of school. We unpack the unacknowledged truth about most schools today and how it's impacting our kids future. What is the purpose of sending kids to of school ANYWAYS?! We get into what we are REALLY trying to accomplish through schooling in the long run. What do we expect schools to do and what can we imagine schools to be...now and in the long run? Not only does he share something beautiful,...

Duration:00:56:31

How Your Failing & Disorganized Child Might be a Secret Perfectionist with Lisa Van Gemert

4/2/2018
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Surprisingly, perfectionism might manifest itself in various ways. Often times students with hidden perfectionistic ideals might go undetected because they seem messy, lazy, unorganized or seem like they are not trying (*hint*: this is risk avoidance! For example, they would rather take the 0 grade by not trying vs trying and getting an 80% grade because it did not turn out like they envision in their mind). But actually, students who are under-performing might be masking a fear that is...

Duration:01:00:38

How to Handle Homework and Dyslexia? with Shawn Simon

3/20/2018
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What does homework look like at your home? Is your child stressed and overwhelmed with homework??Are you looking for advice on how to tackle the homework drama??!! YES?!! This is the episode for you. Shawn Simon, an educational therapist, gives us real life tips and tools you can use today. Listen to learn how to engage your kids in this (sometimes) messy process. Share your homework experience and tips with us on iTunes or Instagram! (READ BELOW)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If...

Duration:00:50:18

TIPS For a 6 Year Old Learning with Susan Schenk

3/14/2018
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We dive into this Q and A with Susan Schenk, author of Beyond Ok: From Invisible to Invincible. Here is our listener's question: I am dyslexic and so is my husband, our daughter is 6 in yr 2 at school in the UK. She is really struggling and I can see exactly the way I did at school, my best friend at school was very bright and I pretty much copied her work the whole way through primary and high school and I want to be able to help as much as I can. My daughter is so wonderful and has many...

Duration:00:30:27

Love, Understanding and Other Best Practices in Education with Larry Davis

3/6/2018
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When we think of student advocacy, legal rights, 504 plans, emails, meetings and board rooms- how often do we think of love and understanding? In this episode, we explore the juxtaposition of love and understanding when we are advocating for students! Larry Davis is the author of Love, Understanding, and Other Best Practices: The New School of Thought on IEP & 504 Plans. He shares his experience and insight, helpful to parents and teachers alike. Larry has a caring approach to advocacy and...

Duration:01:00:56

Will My Child's IEP Paper Trail Impact College Admissions?! with Larry Davis

2/28/2018
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In this Q & A mini episode we answer a pressing question for many parents at this time of year- will my child's IEP paper trail impact college admissions?! We answer a fellow listener's question: "I have an 11 year old son in the 6th grade - now approaching middle school and high school. I am thinking about the future for my son. I heard that an IEP may prevent a child from getting a regular high school diploma. Will it affect a school scholarship - and college applications?" The answer...

Duration:00:19:23

Why Mistakes Fuel Our Learning Potential with Diana Laufenberg

2/22/2018
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With over 20 years in education, our guest, Diana Laufenberg, shares her fascinating insight on how learning environments can influence learner "potential". Her work is rooted in innovative, cutting-edge learning practices which question what is education? What are we actually trying to accomplished by sending our kids to school when information is now at our fingertips? What happens if we never make mistakes? Diana discusses more on INQUIRY, CURIOSITY, and project-based learning ... and...

Duration:00:34:11