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This collection of inspiring stories, articles, and accounts from and about people with dyslexia reminds us that although these folks typically struggle with academic challenges, they also have strengths—sometimes exceptional strengths—that can enrich all our lives. (See my other Scoop.it! pages: http://www.scoop.it/t/dyslexia-literacy)
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Dyslexia spurred Tommy Hilfiger to build brand

Dyslexia spurred Tommy Hilfiger to build brand | Dyslexia Undaunted® (Dyslexia DiaBlogue®) | Scoop.it
Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger says that his dyslexia inspired him to build his fashion brand. The 65-year-old fashion designer, who launched his clothing range in 1985, said his inability to read we
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Oscars for Science! Genius Gala Honors Jack Horner, Kip Thorne

Oscars for Science! Genius Gala Honors Jack Horner, Kip Thorne | Dyslexia Undaunted® (Dyslexia DiaBlogue®) | Scoop.it
The fifth annual Genius Gala at the Liberty Science Center will honor scientists who were ahead of their time.
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WNBA Star Shares Dyslexia Story on Times Square Billboard

WNBA Star Shares Dyslexia Story on Times Square Billboard | Dyslexia Undaunted® (Dyslexia DiaBlogue®) | Scoop.it
WNBA star Julie Loyd shares dyslexia story in Eye to Eye Share Ability campaign in Times Square billboard.
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Debbie Macomber overcame dyslexia to become international best-selling author

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'Shark Tank' investor Daymond John explains how his dyslexia helped shape him into an entrepreneur

'Shark Tank' investor Daymond John explains how his dyslexia helped shape him into an entrepreneur | Dyslexia Undaunted® (Dyslexia DiaBlogue®) | Scoop.it
John was once ashamed of his learning disability but now says he's "blessed with dyslexia."
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This 17-Year-Old With Dyslexia Says Being Bullied Pushed Him to Become a Millionaire

This 17-Year-Old With Dyslexia Says Being Bullied Pushed Him to Become a Millionaire | Dyslexia Undaunted® (Dyslexia DiaBlogue®) | Scoop.it
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Google's former CIO was deaf and dyslexic as a kid — now he’s helping millions of Americans get emergency loans

Google's former CIO was deaf and dyslexic as a kid — now he’s helping millions of Americans get emergency loans | Dyslexia Undaunted® (Dyslexia DiaBlogue®) | Scoop.it
By any measure, Douglas Merrill’s had a successful career. He has a Princeton PhD and...
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New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed @lawrenceschool

New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed @lawrenceschool | Dyslexia Undaunted® (Dyslexia DiaBlogue®) | Scoop.it
Even a one-time, 30-minute online intervention can spur academic gains for many students, particularly those with poor grades. The premise is that these positive effects can stick over years, leading for example to higher graduation rates; but long-term data is still needed to confirm that.

Earlier, well-designed tests of simple and relatively inexpensive growth-mindset interventions had surprisingly shown improvements in students’ grades over weeks or months. For instance, promising results from one famous experiment – an eight-session workshop in 91 seventh graders in a New York City school – led psychology researchers Carol Dweck and Lisa Blackwell to start up Mindset Works, a company that offers a computer-based program called Brainology.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, May 20, 2015 3:41 PM

I recommend Dweck's book - Lou

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, May 20, 2015 7:13 PM

We already know that a positive attitude can change accomplishment.  This article makes intuitive sense that ability can increase with proper exposure to a positive mindset.  -Lon

Rowe Young- Kaple's curator insight, May 22, 2015 10:33 PM
Good information for bright students who are not doing well
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Watch Neil DeGrasse Tyson Talk To This Little Girl About Dyslexia

Watch Neil DeGrasse Tyson Talk To This Little Girl About Dyslexia | Dyslexia Undaunted® (Dyslexia DiaBlogue®) | Scoop.it
Even though he's busy with 'StarTalk' and 'Cosmos', Tyson's always willing to keep it real with little scientists.
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ReImagine School: Nicole's Story - Lawrence School @lawrenceschool @cdcowen @ryan_masa @bnpowers @LeapofReason

We are excited to share two new Lawrence School videos we believe present a clear picture of the important work we do and the families we serve in a distinctive and, we hope, memorable way. Each acknowledges and explains the concerns and worries of our parents and students. Nicole's story describes and presents Lawrence's purpose (why we serve); our students and families (who we serve); a bit about our program (how we serve) and our unique place in the constellation of educational services in northeast Ohio (the Lawrence Advantage).  


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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 25, 2015 12:12 PM

In an effort to educate our community about our students and our school, we have embarked on a communications campaign to highlight the experience of students with dyslexia ( Nicole) and students with ADHD ( Nick) before and after they arrive at Lawrence. ReImagine School!--Lou  

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Songwriter Marc Jordan opens up about overcoming dyslexia | Toronto Star

Songwriter Marc Jordan opens up about overcoming dyslexia  | Toronto Star | Dyslexia Undaunted® (Dyslexia DiaBlogue®) | Scoop.it
Songwriter Marc Jordan has written hit songs for stars ranging from Cher and Rod Stewart to Diana Ross while dealing with dyslexia.
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Dyslexia Does Not Mean Dumb

Dyslexia Does Not Mean Dumb | Dyslexia Undaunted® (Dyslexia DiaBlogue®) | Scoop.it
Brockovich talks about growing up with dyslexia, her challenges in school and how her mother stood by her side.
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ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder: Stephen Tonti at TEDxCMU - YouTube

Stephen is a Senior Directing major at Carnegie Mellon. He is also the current President of Carnegie Mellon's Film Club. He recently completed his Thesis Pro...
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ADHD Isn’t My Disorder, It’s More Like My Superpower | NOISEY

ADHD Isn’t My Disorder, It’s More Like My Superpower | NOISEY | Dyslexia Undaunted® (Dyslexia DiaBlogue®) | Scoop.it
ADHD is so often shrouded in negativity, but by utilising it in the right way, British rapper Loyle Carner says it can be turned into an advantage.
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Cher on Kitsch - Blank on Blank

Cher on Kitsch - Blank on Blank | Dyslexia Undaunted® (Dyslexia DiaBlogue®) | Scoop.it
“I’m a cookie-decorating mom. I don’t bake them. I decorate them.“ Cher speaks candidly in the late 90s about her ups and downs, fame, and Sonny Bono.
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Adventurer tells Wheeler students she grappled with dyslexia long before braving polar expeditions

Adventurer tells Wheeler students she grappled with dyslexia long before braving polar expeditions | Dyslexia Undaunted® (Dyslexia DiaBlogue®) | Scoop.it
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — When she was 10, Ann Bancroft found a book about the ill-fated Shackleton expedition of 1914, a group of British explorers whose plan to cross the continent of Antarctica turned into a brutal 20-month ordeal simply to survive.
She promised herself that someday she’d do what Ernest Shackleton tried: Cross Antarctica.
On Friday, she recounted for the students at Wheeler School how, 37 years after she opened that book, she went on her own
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Conquering dyslexia, Vietnam War veteran has always found a way to help others - The Buffalo News

Conquering dyslexia, Vietnam War veteran has always found a way to help others  - The Buffalo News | Dyslexia Undaunted® (Dyslexia DiaBlogue®) | Scoop.it
Hometown: BuffaloResidence: Friendship, formerly Grand IslandBranch: Army... - The Buffalo News
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Debbie Macomber speaks at St. Andrews Village

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Before best-selling author Debbie Macomber wrote 136 books and 14 novels, she was a struggling writer raising four kids with her husband in Port Orchard, Washington. Macomber told 40 women at St. Andrews Village on Aug.
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Dyslexia could have defined my life. It didn't.

Dyslexia could have defined my life. It didn't. | Dyslexia Undaunted® (Dyslexia DiaBlogue®) | Scoop.it
At the age of six, I was diagnosed with dyslexia. It was 1976, and awareness was so poor that my mother asked, "Is it contagious?"
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Absolutely bummed that I can't read the full article. 

 

Please note: If you click the link, you must be a Houston Chronicle subscriber to read this.

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Baltimore County teen helps passage of Dyslexia education task force bill

Baltimore County teen helps passage of Dyslexia education task force bill | Dyslexia Undaunted® (Dyslexia DiaBlogue®) | Scoop.it
Remington Ziegler, 15, says she has been mistreated and misunderstood by teachers her entire life because of her dyslexia. She's hopeful that a task force established to study dyslexia education in Maryland will help other students get the resources they deserve. 
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Terry Doherty's curator insight, May 15, 2015 9:49 AM
Thank you, Remington. It is so important for us to hear the voices of those who are 'victimized' by something that should neither create victims or stigmatize.
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Richard Branson explains why he considers dyslexia his greatest business advantage

Richard Branson explains why he considers dyslexia his greatest business advantage | Dyslexia Undaunted® (Dyslexia DiaBlogue®) | Scoop.it
Adapting to the learning disability has made him a more efficient leader.
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When Struggling With Dyslexia Makes You A Better Entrepreneur @cdcowen @lawrenceschool

When Struggling With Dyslexia Makes You A Better Entrepreneur @cdcowen @lawrenceschool | Dyslexia Undaunted® (Dyslexia DiaBlogue®) | Scoop.it
In addition to having Jaybird Bluetooth earbuds around his neck at all times, Keiser employs Voice Dream to read his emails and news articles, along with Evernote for retaining information and Audible for consuming books. "The speed at which I’m now reading through my ears, which felt like cheating at times, is transformational," says Keiser. "I used to give up most of Sunday to read the things I couldn’t read the rest of the week. I’m so thankful, because what I got back was time with my children."

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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 20, 2015 12:09 AM

News flash: in School at least it is not dyslexia we  struggle with exclusively but with the poor, anachronistic, one size fits all  design of school practices and requirements. Later in life away from school we are liberated and we convince ourselves that the struggle bestowed gifts. If dyslexia is a gift,  every student in our fourth grade and I want to return it.  --Just sayin'- Lou

 

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Because I'm Dyslexic - YouTube

http://DyslexicAdvantage.org What Can You Do Because You're Dyslexic? David Hornik, Venture Capitalist, Peggy Stern, an Academy Award Winning Filmmaker, Larr...
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Watch: a Special Interview with Dyslexic Emily West, Runner Up on America’s Got Talent!

Watch: a Special Interview with Dyslexic Emily West, Runner Up on America’s Got Talent! | Dyslexia Undaunted® (Dyslexia DiaBlogue®) | Scoop.it


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