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Kids with Superpowers -Rick & Joey Nurmi 18-13
Kids With Super Powers – Joey and Rick Nurmi – A conversation between Jordan Rich and Joey and his dad Rick Nurmi. Joey is now attending college having successfully overcome the hurdles of Dyslexia. Hear his perspective on how Dyslexia has benefited him in many creative ways. Also, Joey’s dad Rick will share his story of pride and appreciation for what Joey has accomplished. Together this father and son team exemplifies what dedication, focus, hard work and love is all about. And if you’d...
Jodi-Tattiana Charles 18-12
A conversation between Jordan Rich and children’s book author Jodi Tattiana-Charles, who talk about how it wasn’t until Jodi was an adult that she learned she is dyslexic and therefore as a child she just thought she wasn’t that smart. Her Haitian immigrant parents placed a huge value on education but they also encouraged Jodi and gave her opportunities to learn in unconventional ways. Watching her parents overcome obstacles and persevere encouraged her to do the same thing. Most recently...
Deb Mallin 18-11
Educator and literacy specialist Deb Mallin is the founder and CEO of Literacy Matters. Deb had a thriving private practice helping students, one at a time, learn to read and write. The more success she had helping her students and student families, the more concerned she became about the vast numbers of those she couldn’t help. With the encouragement and support of her husband and three sons, she leveraged the most innovative technology and artificial intelligence (AI) to replicate her...
Alex Maclean 18-10
Alex Maclean- A conversation between Jordan Rich and pilot and photographer, Alex Maclean, who has flown his plane over much of the United States documenting the landscape. Alex is dyslexic, and in this interview he talks about his early diagnosis in the 1950’s and how his mother, recognizing the disparity between his curiosity and intelligence, and his reading ability, read to him so that he could keep up with his schoolwork; in fact he excelled in school, and graduated from Harvard...
Carey and Cliff Cort 18-09
Carey and Cliff Cort- A conversation between Jordan Rich and Carey and Cliff Cort, inspired and inspiring dyslexics married to each other, and the parents of two daughters one of whom is dyslexic. Cliff and Carey talk about the joys and difficulties they’ve experienced being dyslexic, and how it has challenged and enhanced their work and family life. To discover ways to support and become involved with Decoders, the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia’s groundbreaking film project...
Steve Wilkins 18-08
Steve Wilkins- A conversation between Jordan Rich and Steve Wilkins, Head of The Carroll School in Lincoln, Massachusetts, a school with a national reputation that celebrates and supports the unique learning styles of dyslexic students. Steve talks about The Carroll School as an outgrowth of the civil rights movement, a time when outliers began to assert their rights, as well as its current mission to apply state of the art research to teaching students. Steve says dyslexia is hard and he’s...
Kids with Superpowers -Charlie and Mary Worley 18-07
Kids With Super Powers- Charlie and Mary Worley- A conversation between Jordan Rich and Charlie and Mary Worley, a son and his mother discussing their perspectives on his experience being dyslexic. Unlike the others in his family, Charlie is dyslexic. Listen to him talk about his own perspective on dyslexia, and to his mother talk about the joys and challenges she’s experienced learning from and with him as he traveled an academic path unfamiliar to her. And if you’d like to discover ways to...
Tom West 18-06
Tom West- A conversation between Jordan Rich and Tom West, who is dyslexic and the author of Seeing What Others Cannot See (2017), Thinking Like Einstein (2004), and In the Mind’s Eye, which has been translated into Japanese, Chinese and Korean (1991 and 1997). In addition to being an author, Tom has worked with engineering and consulting firms where he co-managed a large international renewable energy research, design and training program in Egypt for USAID, participated in and led trade...
Kurt Carberry 18-05
Kurt Carberry- A conversation between Jordan Rich and Kurt Carberry, President of the North Star Media Group. Kurt is dyslexic, a former student of Dr. Gertrude Webb, and a graduate of the PAL program, which she founded at Curry College in 1969. Kurt credits having dyslexia with his ability to listen carefully and focus on other people’s needs. As his dad owned several radio stations throughout New England some of his first jobs included using his strong verbal skills by working on-air...
Kids with Super Powers -Chessy Singer 18-04
Kids With Super Powers- Chessy Singer- A conversation between Jordan Rich and Chessy Singer, granddaughter of Gertrude M. Webb. Like many others in her family, Chessy is dyslexic. Listen to her talk about her own perspective on dyslexia, and decide for yourself whether as a child and young adult her worldview was influenced by having had a grandmother who early on recognized and celebrated her strengths. And if you’d like to discover ways to support and become involved with Decoders, a...
John Finley 18-03
John Finley- A conversation between Jordan Rich and Rev. John Finley, IV, Founder and Head of Boston’s Epiphany School. John is dyslexic, and he credits having dyslexia with his ability to think outside the proverbial box, find his passion and through it his life’s work. John has created a school that supports and celebrates all kinds of learners, doing so with a population of students from under resourced families. The Epiphany School provides wrap around services so that students have...
Sally Taylor 18-02
Sally Taylor- A conversation between Jordan Rich and Sally Taylor, musician, teacher, artist, activist, wife and mother. Sally was born into a creative family of the first order, the daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon, and like many others in her family Sally is dyslexic. She credits having dyslexia with helping her find her voice, and in this interview she talks expansively and eloquently about the strengths of dyslexia, and about Consenses, an entity she created to use art as a lens...
Our Purpose and Passion 18-01
A conversation between Jordan Rich and Heidi Webb, daughter of dyslexia pioneer Gertrude Webb, discussing the growth in our understanding of dyslexia's strengths and gifts. Additionally, a discussion ensues about the creation of Decoders, a groundbreaking film exploring the history and science, and celebrating the strengths of dyslexia. Go to WICD.org to learn more about the film and the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia.