Dyslexia News: Must Reads for This Week (Jan 31, 2018)

Amy Dempster


We love to gather information at Carroll School. That includes finding the latest news, interesting stories, and research about dyslexia. We also love sharing. If you're a data geek like us or just love a good story, here are some interesting dyslexia news and stories from around the web.

Dyslexia Illustration (on right)

From artist, Paddy Donnelly: I tried to capture the struggle a child feels when they suffer from dyslexia, when it seems like everyone else can assemble the letters with ease.

Dyslexia Is My SUPERPOWER

The folks at DyslexicAdvantage.org reviews Margaret Rooke's new book - Dyslexia Is My Superpower - which features messages and tips she gathered after interviewing 100 young people 8-18 years old about their dyslexia.

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3 Keys to a Winning Mind-set from the Brand Executive, Steve Canal

Sneak peek: one of the keys is leveraging your difference into an advantage (ahem - dyslexia!). “A lot of people view this as a negative thing,” Canal observes, “but we dig deep and talk about the positives of dyslexia, and how people who have it are big thinkers, and ways to take advantage of that.”

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Video: Inside a Dyslexia Evaluation

Are you wondering how psychologists test kids for dyslexia and other kinds of learning and attention issues? Get an inside look as Matthew M. Cruger, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and senior director of the Learning and Development Center at the Child Mind Institute, evaluates a child for reading issues.

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Ballplayer With Dyslexia Finds 'New Beginning' Chasing Baseball Dream

Read or listen to WBUR's "Only a Game" podcast about Pat McKenna, a former two-sport athlete at Landmark College in Vermont, who is pursuing a pro career in baseball after figuring out how to manage his dyslexia.

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