"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...
"Love your brain. You've been given a gift. It's easy for us to think it's a curse because there are so many things that 'normal brain' people can do that we can't, but there's way more things we can do."
To check out Christopher's podcast, Legends & Losers click here.
As well as telling us about the events leading up to finding her current job Krista talks about the short film, Partially Compensated that she created to depict her childhood struggles in school.
To see Krista's short film, Partially Compensated go to:
John explains how at age 40 he discovered he had dyslexia through his daughter's diagnosis. He saw his daughter's dyslexia as a challenge and took it head on to help her succeed in school. He recounts this journey with us.
As Shane grew up golf evolved into a career in which he had to carve out his own path. However, with the challenges dyslexia brought it also gave him strengths and advantages which Shane uses to this day to teach people how to improve their golf.
Having each struggled with reading the Blumensteins know how challenging reading with dyslexia can be. They discovered the joys of reading and the benefits that come with it and so created Kids Read 2 Kids so that any kid, anywhere in the world can be read to and supported by fellow kids in the process.
By finding something he was really good at Jeff was able to let his strengths lead the way into an amazing career in the field of aviation engineering without having the formal education his colleagues had.
Since he was placed in special education classes when he graduated high school Jarryn was missing some academic requirements so couldn't choose one of the football scholarships he was being offered. As a result, with the help of his friend John and his mentor who goes by Underworld they made the impossible possible and Jarryn went to play for Kansas State. This is his story about how he did that.
Peggy explains how invaluable the tools she was given as a child to focus on her strengths and not dwell on what she wasn't good at were and how they enabled her to succeed both at Harvard and after graduation.