A brief history of dyslexia and the role women played in getting it recognised

A brief history of dyslexia and the role women played in getting it recognised

Dyslexia affects up to 10% of the population and is widely accepted as a learning difficulty that can cause problems with (among other things) reading, writing and spelling. But it hasn’t always been this way. In fact, it wasn’t until…
“Born Different, That’s All” - Dyslexia
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“Born Different, That’s All”

When Anthony Raneri—lead singer, guitarist, and lyricist for the punk band Bayside—was doing a Facebook Live chat with some of the band’s more than 200,000 followers on the social media site, he could finally, publicly, put a name…
DYSLEXIA’S SILVER LINING
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Dyslexia’s Silver Lining

When I was in third grade, I was diagnosed with dyslexia and dysgraphia. Few teachers were aware of dyslexia, and even fewer had training on how to help dyslexic students. I did not receive accommodations until my sophomore year of college. My…
Should we do away with ‘dyslexia’?

Should we do away with ‘dyslexia’?

In their recently published book, The Dyslexia Debate, Joe Elliott and Elena Grigorenko controversially call for the term “dyslexia” to be abandoned. They argue it is an imprecise label that does nothing to assist the children to whom…
Here’s what you need to know about starting university with dyslexia

Here’s what you need to know about starting university with dyslexia

Going to university can be a test for anyone, fresh, or not-so-fresh from school. Students are not only expected to adapt to independent study and increased reading loads, but they also have to learn as soon as possible how to “do” the…
TEACHERS DON’T UNDERSTAND THE DEPTH OF DYSLEXIA

Teachers don’t understand the depth of dyslexia

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that most of us know for causing problems with writing, reading and spelling. But it is more than this, and can affect people in many different ways. It is generally accepted that underlying neurological…
Seven myths about dyslexia put to rest

Seven myths about dyslexia put to rest

As researchers who study dyslexia, we often read articles or overhear conversations that completely misunderstand what dyslexia is – or how it can be treated. Dyslexia is the term used to describe someone with reading difficulties –…
Reflections from the Trenches

Reflections from the Trenches

What makes a person a champion? Is it when a person gets an A+ on a tough exam, or is it always knowing the answer when the teacher asks a question, or is it when an athlete scores a touchdown to win the big football game? If these are what…
Hidden Intelligence: How I leveraged dyslexia to help me discover my inner genius.

Hidden Intelligence: How I leveraged dyslexia to help me discover my inner genius

Dyslexia is a neurobiological condition that is genetic. You can manage it but you cannot cure it, without altering your genes. A dyslexic’s mind is different from those who do not have this disorder and can* be viewed as a gift by those…
I'm dyslexic and have a Maths PhD.

I'm dyslexic and have a Maths PhD

My experience was that it's like being an eagle in a school for wolves. So some things they asked me to do, like digging or searching in a forest were really hard. Whereas things like getting a good overview of material or seeing the big…