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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 and parents need to be sleuths of talent as much as they focus on deficits. [...]

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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 said: “I think that people assume you have a really hard time and that you [...]

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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). Watch this first of a few videos posted on the Innovation Investment Journal website. At [...]

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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 and business success. I met the author of the study a couple of years ago [...]

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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. I’ll weigh in more later.

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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 HBO, but am thinking about ordering the DVD. Would love to hear from anyone who [...]

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I’ve been looking forward to seeing Harvey Hubbell’s Movie about growing up with Dyslexia ever since I first heard about it on this site.  It opens this week at the Connecticut Film Festival.  From the production clips I’ve seen, the film has humor and insight and after the opening,  Hubbell — who has dyslexia — [...]

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