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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

Navigating DyslexiaLand - Learning about and Advocating for your Dyslexic Child

12/8/2018
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Join us for this fantastically useful episode with author and parent advocate Cheri Rae, author of "DyslexiaLand." Cheri Rae gives us some great words of wisdom and encouragement as we search for resources to help our children, assess what schools are telling us, and devise our own plan suited for our children. "The timetable is the one that YOU create. Not the one that is imposed on you. Be very sensitive to your child's needs. Support their strengths."

Duration:00:55:45

How to Succeed in School When You Struggle with Organization, Time management, Homework, Studying, Responsibility, Motivation, & Focus

12/1/2018
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How to Succeed in School When You Struggle with Organization, Time management, Homework, Studying, Responsibility, Motivation, & Focus -- with Seth Perler, Executive Function and 2E Coach (twice exceptional). Join us for this great episode with Seth Perler, MeD Gifted Education. He walks us through the process of helping students function with some amazing, encouraging tips and advice. His work focuses on outside-the-box students to help them successfully navigate a baffling educational...

Duration:01:02:08

This Successful Dyslexic Tech Leader Created Text-to-Speech App Solution, Speechify

11/23/2018
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Join us for this amazing episode with successful dyslexic and young tech entrepreneur, Cliff Weitzman on how he created a tech solution for dyslexics like himself to turn text into speech, and earned a spot on "Forbes 30 under 30." A senior at Brown University and Google Student ambassador, Weitzman has come up with a solution to reading disorders and difficulties. His software program transfers text to speech, making reading more accessible for users who are dyslexic (like him) and hard of...

Cooking for the Brain & Dyslexic Families: Easy Read Recipes

11/16/2018
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Food is fuel. Learn to cook with your child and and for your dyslexic child from author of "Easy Read Recipes Cookbook," Leanne Foreman, mother of dyslexic and ADHD children. Join us for this episode with cookbook author Leanne Foreman who created "Easy Read Recipes" that make it as easy as possible to follow a recipe and eat healthy - specifically, for those with dyslexia and ADHD and as many people as possible. Leanne's inspiration initially came from wanting to reduce frustration and...

Duration:00:34:52

Where Do I Start?: Navigating a new dyslexia diagnosis

11/9/2018
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Join us for this incredible talk, as Ashley Roberts, dyslexia advocate and IDA Houston Director (as of Jan 2019), talks with us about helping parents navigate the beginning of a dyslexia journey. It can be an overwhelming, stressful, confusing time for parents and their child, and she walks us through it with compassion and wisdom. She works to build parent community and share information, to de-stigmatize dyslexia, and to celebrate it instead.

Duration:00:28:02

How to Raise an Adult, While Also Being a Fierce Advocate for your LD Child

11/2/2018
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In this episode, Elisheva and Julie Lythcott-Haims discuss her book "How to Raise an Adult", and Julie draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Ms. Lythcott-Haims offers practical...

Duration:00:15:58

Encourage & Build Resilience in Your Struggling Child: "Not Just a Kid with an IEP"

10/26/2018
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Join us for this episode with Jordan Toma, a speaker and advocate for children with dyslexia and learning disabilities. Jordan's strong and inspiring message for young students with learning disabilities is geared towards 8th grade to high school students their parents and teachers. He is currently working as a Financial Advisor and started his own insurance business through Prudential -- but he wants to convey that “it hasn’t always been this easy.” On this journey I believe it’s time to...

Duration:01:08:45

Are Boys Adrift? And - Does Gender Even Matter?

10/19/2018
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Are boys adrift? Does gender even matter? Let's dive into how you can unleash your sons motivation and ambition, and raise an unanxious daughter. Join us for this incredible interview with Dr. Leonard Sax, MD Phd and author, as he guides us to help both boys and girls deal with motivation, societal pressures, and school pressures. Dr. Leonard Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on more than twenty years of clinical experience to explain boys and girls achieve differently...

Duration:01:06:48

Building Reading Confidence with Simple Word Tools

10/12/2018
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Join us for this inspiring podcast episode about Cigdem Knebel's work on building your Dyslexic child's reading confidence with Simple Word Books and decoding simple words. She has a passion for helping children and it shows in her resources and all her work. Cigdem's story: From a very early age, my son had a passion for books. Unfortunately, reading did not come naturally to him. In 2015, at age six, he was diagnosed with Dyslexia. With training, he soon began reading simple words and...

Duration:00:50:13

How Children Thrive: Raising Independent, Resilient, Happy Kids

10/5/2018
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How do children thrive? As a parent, you probably think about this all the time. You want your children to have happy, healthy, and meaningful lives—but what’s the best way to support them? In this episode, developmental pediatrician and parent Dr. Mark Bertin provides a positive, simple, and empowering approach for raising children of all ages, and discusses his book How Children Thrive. Bringing together mindfulness, new science on brain development, and the messy reality of being a...

Duration:01:12:05

Empowering your Son to Believe in Himself - "He's Not Lazy"

9/28/2018
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Join us for this episode with Dr. Adam Price, Ph.D., author of "He's Not Lazy." Why are some teenage boys unmotivated? Why do they spend endless hours playing video games or glued to their phones and social media sites instead of studying? Is this a sign of laziness or something more troubling? As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Adam Price has found that teenage boys are extremely sensitive to the stress of our competitive achievement oriented culture—one that has created a pressure cooker for...

Duration:00:55:22

"How to Support your Differently-Wired Dyslexic Child"

9/21/2018
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An expert on helping differntly-wired children, Debbie Reber is a parenting activist, New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and speaker who, before creating TiLT, spent more than fifteen years writing inspiring books for women and teens and speaking about issues like media literacy, self-esteem, and confidence. But when Debbie learned that her son Asher was differently-wired, she spent years figuring out how to best support him in school and in life, recognizing how incredibly...

Duration:01:02:27

At What Cost? Striving for Balance as we Enrich and Educate our Overscheduled Kids

9/14/2018
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Our guest Dr. David Gleason is a neuropsychologist and author of the book "At What Cost?: Defending Adolescent Development in Fiercely Competitive Schools." Students with dyslexia, ADHD, and reading difficulties are often at risk of feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Dr. Gleason walks parents through striving for balance as we raise children and through increasing resiliency of children and adolescents. Anxiety, depression, and their dangerous manifestations-substance abuse, eating...

Duration:01:10:27

Amazing Dyslexics: Illustrated Guide to Understand Dyslexics & Boost their Confidence

9/7/2018
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Our guests Kate Power and Kathy Iwanczak Forsyth join us to discuss their new illustrated book on dyslexia. They both have dyslexia, they have dyslexic children, and they currently thrive in their creative design careers. This uplifting episode reveals insights into amazing dyslexic people and will help you embrace the differences and strengths of dyslexia. Through the journey, they help the audience weed out what dyslexia means for them and discover the tools needed to blossom. They...

Duration:00:47:37

How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child: "THE YES BRAIN" - with Dr. Dan Siegel

8/31/2018
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Dr. Dan Siegel has written over 20 books, including a variety of parenting books. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, the founding co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and the executive director of the Mindsight institute (his credentials go on!). His book, The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child is Dr. Dan’s newest book, co-authored with Tina Payne Bryson. You do not want to miss this...

Duration:00:56:30

Is your Child a Square Peg Being Pushed into a Round Hole? - with Jade Ann Rivera

8/24/2018
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Jade Rivera’s work will completely resonate with so many of us. With her unique experience working with neurodivergent children, we unpack what it means to be an alternative learner. We uncover what it means to have these needs that conventional education is not addressing. This episode explores: Microschools and Jade’s work developing these institutions with others, Neurodivergent learners and how they can be supported, Labels and the meaning or lack of meaning they offer, Achievement...

Duration:01:03:27

How to Talk to Your Child's Teacher About Dyslexia with Barbara Sternberg

8/17/2018
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Barbara Steinberg, founder of PDF Reading Specialists, LLC, quests with us today and shares about her journey inspiring others. She is the founder of PDX Reading Specialist, LLC and also offers teacher training on proper instruction for students with dyslexic type difficulties. She shares a template parents can use to structure conversations to have with teachers at the start of the year! This talk will help you be prepared and know how to talk to your child’s teacher about dyslexia at the...

Duration:00:55:33

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 who...

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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Our guest Scott Sonnon has had an interesting, heartbreaking, and inspiring journey. 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 -- he's now a martial arts champion, author, and dyslexia advocate. Notably: Men’s Health MagazineMen’s Fitness MagazineBlack Belt Magazine Join The Dyslexia Quest discussions on Instagram @thedyslexiaquest and...

Duration:01:02:57