He then tells us a bit about his adventures and why it was so important for him to write a book about it.
"Anyone at school now that is suffering with dyslexia you can get past it. Don't let them bring you down. Some of the people who tried to bring me down are out there today doing nothing as a living and I've achieved something. And I would love other people in my position to do the same." -John Gordon
To purchase John's book click here.
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"I always found that after I got diagnosed with a learning difference it really helped for me to read up on it and really understand the difference." -Siena Castellon
Check out Siena's website, Quantum Leap Mentoring here.
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"Reading as a measure of intelligence is a cultural phenomena. So this idea that there is something wrong with your child because they can't read is culturally dictated and nothing to do with their intelligence. So let go of that as a measure and think about all the strengths." -Krista Gauthier
"I think it really helps not being too serious about things. Being able to, in the moment especially while teaching if I forget a word or something happens just laugh it off. Like when you are talking and you're holding a white board marker and it goes flying across the room. Just laugh and move on. Don't forget we all are human and make mistakes and yes maybe you are maybe further along in your career or your life and have more experience, but that doesn't change the fact you are are still...
"Reading doesn't equal being smart. We need to uncouple those two things." -Cheri Rae
Cheri's book is called DyslexiaLand, A field guide for parents of children with Dyslexia. Click here to go to her website.
The cycles a dyslexia parent goes through: "At first you are in the crying in your pillow phrase saying 'what the heck'? and then I call it the epiphany which is stage two where you are like 'wow Dyslexia'. And then the third bit is coffee where you talking to everybody and you are so excited. The last stage is you are just pissed. You are just like 'really?' Once you know this information, you know how to train people, it's evidence based, it's not shocking and we just simply need to do...
"I feel fortunate having a dyslexic child. It's taught me patience. It's taught me perseverance. It's taught our daughter resilience and strategies on life. I see dyslexia now as a gift." -Dannielle Small
"Dyslexia is not a stop sign. It's a road block. You can do it---it may just take a bit longer." -Yvette Blaess
*And yes the beginning is meant to be that way! I decided not to edit out the mistakes I made. Here's why: I make dyslexic mistakes all the time. I say the wrong word or I almost stutter and can't come up with any word. There's nothing wrong with these moments and that's why I left the beginning of this episode unedited. My wish is for the world to recognize and understand what...