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United States

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English


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Episode 25: Golf professional Shane LeBaron shares how golf was his escape from the difficulties he was facing in school.

2/20/2018
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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.

Duration:00:34:39

Episode 24: Kaiya Stone talks about her experience getting diagnosed at 19 while at Oxford University and what followed.

2/13/2018
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Unable to find the support she was looking for led Kaiya to create the Everything is Going to be KO project which is a show aimed at supporting fellow dyslexics and creating a community for them.

Duration:00:33:14

Episode 23: I chat with siblings Alana, Jacob, & Reuben Blumenstein about the organization they started to help kids just like themselves, discover the magic of getting lost in a book.

2/7/2018
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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.

Duration:00:22:10

Episode 22: Christian Boer explains how a school project led him to develop a font for dyslexics called Dyslexie.

1/30/2018
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Dyslexie is designed to make reading easier for dyslexics. Here is the story of how it came to be.

Duration:00:27:53

Episode 21: Jeff Pike explains how a computer program changed his life.

1/23/2018
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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.

Duration:00:37:35

Episode 20: Jarryn Avery discusses the elaborate plan he carried out in order to reach his dream of playing football in college.

1/16/2018
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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.

Duration:00:34:24

Episode 19: Dyslexia expert Susan Barton discusses the personal reason she was drawn to the dyslexic community and how she came to supporting dyslexics and their families.

1/8/2018
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Susan's journey led her to opening Bright Solutions for Dyslexia which offers free support to dyslexics.

Duration:00:34:32

Episode 18: Peggy Stern shares her story of becoming a documentary film maker and how her dyslexia led her to create Dyslexiaville.

1/3/2018
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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.

Duration:00:28:36

Episode 16: Reg Henderson talks about how he focused on his strengths and interests so that they would define him rather than his inability to read and write.

12/20/2017
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Despite minimal support Reg got through grade school by building tree houses and a log cabin and working in the school's machine shop. After graduating his outstanding hands on work spoke for itself enabling him to find success in a variety of fields.

Duration:00:33:46

Episode 15: Simon Rumney tells us how writing a book saved his life.

12/12/2017
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Simon explains what it was like to grow up without a dyslexia diagnosis and how one therapy session in his 40s opened the doors to writing.

Duration:00:40:00

Episode 14: Cigdem Knebel talks about her dyslexic son and the journey she went on to help him enjoy reading.

11/29/2017
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What started out as a problem turned into a project they worked on together which then led to published books written predominately with decodable words.

Duration:00:34:32

Episode 13: Allen Weinstein tells his dyslexic story while giving us nuggets of wisdom that he picked up along the way.

11/21/2017
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Despite numerous major setbacks Allen explains how he was able to stay positive and motivated and gives advice on how you can do the same.

Duration:00:33:50

Laura Cavalleri tells how she went from feeling she couldn't have kids for fear of passing down dyslexia to being a dyslexic advoate.

11/14/2017
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Laura explains how her negative connotations with dyslexia have turned positive and how she now sees it as an asset.

Duration:00:34:08

Episode 11: I chat with mother daughter pair Ayelet & Leia Schwartz about what being dyslexic is like for both of them.

11/7/2017
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From everything from writing a book to legal battles with school Ayelet and Leia tell me from their own perspective their experiences with dyslexia.

Duration:00:38:14

Episode 10: After recently discovering she's dyslexic, nutritionist JoAnna Hazard talks about coming out of the dyslexic closet at age 34.

10/31/2017
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JoAnna tells us about figuring out she has dyslexia and what that means for the struggles with math and numbers she's dealt with her entire life.

Duration:00:34:09

Episode 9: Filmmaker Mark Ashmore talks about his personal experience as well as his project to inspire and help fellow dyslexics.

10/25/2017
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Mark talks about how his project, Dyslexia and the Creative Mindset which is a combined film and book product aimed at flipping dyslexia on its head and viewing it from a positive angle came to be and why he feels so strongly about offering it for free to the community. Email your dyslexic stories to Mark here: faprojects17@gmail.com

Duration:00:38:14

Episode 7: Darius Namdaran talks about the positive outcomes that have come from using mind maps.

10/13/2017
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From both the point of view of a dyslexic and parent of dyslexic, Darius shares with us his story and his mission to teach one million youth how to mind map.

Duration:00:38:28

Episode 6: Husband and wife Don and Elizabeth Winn talk about what they have discovered about the role dyslexia plays in their relationship.

10/3/2017
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Full of honesty and advice Don and Elizabeth open up about the difficulties they faced in their marriage and how discovering more about Don's dyslexia brought them closer.

Duration:00:50:52

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