"If it wasn't for being outside and swimming, riding, and dancing then it would have been tough for me. That was my way to express myself. Find whatever it is that makes you happy and do it." -Sharon Taylor
"I wear dyslexia as a badge of honor."
"When we label somebody in our society it's a stigma for weakness. Dyslexia is not a weakness, it's just a different way of learning. The weakness is the system that hasn't been brought forward to teach people that are individuals." -Marcus Rhatigan
"What people say you can't do may be the very thing you are destined to do. I'm very grateful for my challenges because they were the gifts that I needed to be where I am today."
"How does whatever happened now serve you? How is it on the way not in the way? And how do you use it to your greatest advantage?"
"I'm interested in helping people become masters of destiny." -Dr. John Demartini
Click here for the Huffington Post article Dr. Demartini mentioned on bullying.
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"Small effort has really changed my life, of just saying let's just do this everyday for like 15 minutes. If we do it for even 5 minutes every day it's on a miracle level the results you can have." -Drew Ackerman
Check out the Sleep With Me Podcast website here.
"Parents and teachers point out the strengths that these LD students have because they are so obsessed with their weaknesses and so focused on it that when they are good at something they don't necessarily recognize it." -Marcus Soutra
Check out Eye to Eye's website here.
"As a parent (of a dyslexic child) you shouldn't feel alone. There are lots of resources out there now." -Mede Dunn
Resources Mede talked about:
Here is the simulation classroom of Dr. Richard Lavoie "How Difficult Can This Be".
Learning Ally (audio books) If you have a diagnoses of some sort you get access to the audio books for free.
Understood: Organization that support parents of children with learning and attention issues.
SnapType: App to complete any school worksheet on...
"I think finding those different ways to look at things and different ways to view things is really important because that's what accommodations are. It's just the audio version of the text. It's the same text, it's just a different application of the same information." -Bryan Perla
To check out the Little Elf campaign on Kickstarter click here.
"Don't listen to anyone who says things like they just aren't trying hard enough or they aren't motivated. Trust me, if a kid could read they would. I've never met a kid who was excited that they couldn't read while letting down their parents and teachers. Know that they are trying." -Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley
To visit the Dyslexia Training Institute click here.
Here are the facts that Dean and Notice Ability are working to improve:
-32% of students with dyslexia/LD drop out of high school or do not receive a regular diploma
-50% of youth in the juvenile justice system have dyslexia/LD.
-60% of adolescents in drug and alcohol rehabilitation have dyslexia/LD.
-35% of entrepreneurs have dyslexia.
-Dyslexia is known as the “MIT disease” at the nation’s top engineering university.
-40% of self-made...