Category: Dyslexic advantages

2019 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry also taught himself to read and write

Not only is American professor John B. Goodenough a Nobel Prize recipient for chemistry, he […]

Everything you ever wanted to know about being dyslexic in 20 Peanuts cartoons

When I was young, I was a voracious reader of Peanuts comics. I loved the comic so much that I collected the books, wrote Peanuts creator Charles Schultz a fan letter and adopted a beagle. Hating school, feeling different, being bullied — Schultz laid it bare in his comic strip with humour and compassion. He […]

Monday motivation: Summer edition

When I started this feature, I wasn’t sure how much content I’d have to share. […]

Monday motivation: The Fonz, a Beatle and a pig(sy)

What does the Fonz, a Beatle and a Pig(sy) have in common? They’re all incredibly […]

Monday motivation for dyslexics and those who love us

Need a shot of positivity with your Monday coffee? Keep reading! For dyslexics and our […]

Using neuroscience to design effective reading programs: An interview with Dr. Devin Kearns

Education researchers like Dr. Devin Kearns are using neuroscience to design reading programs that work specifically for the dyslexic brain.

My brain on dyslexia

When I was little, I spent many happy hours inside my head. I was the […]

Book review: Looking for heroes–One boy, one year, 100 letters

Like many dyslexic teenagers, Aidan Colvin can clearly identify his weaknesses. Yet everyone keeps telling him to “find his strengths.” Annoying, right? Aidan rightly asks: “how do you do that?” Looking for an answer to that question, he wrote letters to 100 dyslexic heroes to find out how they achieved success. He didn’t expect anyone to write back. Lucky for us–many of them did, and he shared them with the world in the book “Looking for heroes.”

Paul Dewar: Great Canadian Dyslexic

As a child, Paul Dewar sometimes felt like an outsider, but his experience with dyslexia ultimately helped him to become an effective advocate for others. And for a decade, he served as as one of Canada’s most respected MPs.

Top 18 in 2018: The year dyslexia pride was born

2018. It was a banner year for dyslexia awareness. The trend towards “neurodiversity”, “inclusion” and […]