Category Archives: Books and Videos

This is a growing collection of books and videos that are useful to professionals in the LD community as well as children and adults with learning disabilities.

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Literate Nation Movie

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnbzVYFvNZY&feature=youtu.be Interesting collection of “facts.” Especially interesting the last third as it gets into specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia. Are we failing our kids and country? [via Carolyn D. Cowen]

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The D Word

Here’s a clip from a new documentary. What’s portrayed here is the balance of understanding the typical struggles and weaknesses of dyslexia and typically reported strengths. I like the way it’s shown here; even though all people with dyslexia are … Continue reading

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Journey into Dyslexia Documentary in CT.

Journey into Dyslexia, a documentary by Oscar winning filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond, will show on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 from 7-9 pm at Mark Twain Library, 439 Redding Road, Redding, CT 06896 Tel: 203-­?938-­?2545 Admission is free. Dr. Margie … Continue reading

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Pulitzer Prize Winner and Dyslexic, Philip Schultz Shares his Experience

Philip Schultz, Pulitzer prize winning poet will share his experiences growing up with dyslexia, at Elizabethtown College on February 22nd. I haven’t heard him speak, but have read his book, which pulls no punches when describing the difficulties faced in … Continue reading

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Apple’s Entrance into Digital Textbooks: revolutionary?

Apple’s Entrance into Digital Textbooks: revolutionary? Apple announced its entrance into digital textbooks, now selling through its iTunes and iBooks online. Though this has been somewhat expected, it’s exciting news. Believe me, this is not even the tip of the … Continue reading

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Understanding Profiles of Students with Learning Disabilities: Puzzles or Mysteries?

Photo by Evgeni Dinev   In his book “What the Dog Saw,” based on a collection of his essays and New Yorker articles, Malcolm Gladwell wrote about the notion of Puzzles and Mysteries. Gladwell encouraged us to discern whether a problem or … Continue reading

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Pulitzer Prize Poet with Dyslexia

Incredible. This opinion piece in the NY Times, Words Failed, Then Saved Me poignantly reminds us there are different facets of language. To become gifted and talented in one aspect (poetry) and struggle with another (reading) proves again that teachers … Continue reading

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This is a Must See: Letters and Essays from Dyslexic Writers

This is great stuff, well-worth looking over. Forgotten Letters, a collection of essays and articles by writers with dyslexia, aims to show that the condition makes one different, not ‘less’. From a recent interview via Gtalk, anthology editor Naomi Folb … Continue reading

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Emma Jefferies, Ph.D: Defining Dyslexia To Include Cognitive Distinctiveness

Emma Jefferies, is an award winning researcher, designer, educator, writer and more recently, a filmmaker. She also has dyslexia. In a series of videos, she speaks about the challenges and processes she went through while earning her Ph.D (in Design). … Continue reading

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Dyslexia and Entrepreneuring” Study

The study mentioned in this article in Bloomberg Business Week, is apparently given some mention and explanation in the new HBO documentary, “Journey Into Dyslexia.”. From the Cass Business School in London, the study draws a link between having dyslexia … Continue reading

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Are Dyslexics Better Visionaries?

Do people with dyslexia make better business visionaries? Apparently, one of the themes of the new HBO documentary, “Journey into Dyslexia” is the reported link between dyslexia and successful entrepreneurship. This opens up so many cans of worms to discuss. … Continue reading

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“Journey Into Dyslexia”

Academy and Emmy Award winning filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond’s soon to be released documentary “Journey Into Dyslexia” premieres May 11th on HBO. Here’s Ben Foss, one of the adults in the documentary, talking about it: I don’t currently get … Continue reading

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