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The Dyslexic Experience

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Gavin Newsom, CA Lt. Governor

Watch as Ryan, a 13-year-old who also has dyslexia, asks Newsom questions about growing up with a reading challenge. Hear Newsom share some surprising tidbits about how he found out about his dyslexia (his mother tried to hide it from him) and what his experience in special education was like. Plus, watch as Newsom shares some personal stories about how his dyslexia still affects him today, and what he does to compensate.

Gavin Newsom, CA Lt. Governor

Watch as Ryan, a 13-year-old who also has dyslexia, asks Newsom questions about growing up with a reading challenge. Hear Newsom share some surprising tidbits about how he found out about his dyslexia (his mother tried to hide it from him) and what his experience in special education was like. Plus, watch as Newsom shares some personal stories about how his dyslexia still affects him today, and what he does to compensate.

This is an extended version.

The True Gifts of a Dyslexic Mind
Dean Bragonier

TEDxMarthasVineyard
Published on Nov 24, 2015

In this inspiring talk, advocate and educator Dean Bragonier offers a different take on Dyslexia. By looking at the unique mindset of Dyslexics as a strength, Dean reframes a perceived weakness as a powerful tool and teaches us all an important lesson about the power of an open mind and an open heart.

The Creative Brilliance of Dyslexia
Kate Griggs

TEDx Brighton
Published on Jan 23, 2018

Kate Griggs helps us to re-think our perception in dyslexia and to change the way we approach learning differences in our day-to-day lives. Kate is passionate about helping the world understand dyslexia as a different way of thinking, not a disadvantage. In 2005 Kate founded dyslexia charity Xtraordinary People, uniting the UK dyslexia charities and devising and leading a high-profile campaign, which culminated in the UK government’s Dyslexia Review.

The Big Picture Movie, You May Be Dyslexic
Dr. Sally Shaywitz, MD

Published on Jul 23, 2012

The Big Picture Movie “You May Be Dyslexic”. For more information, please visit us at www.thebigpicturemovie.com or dyslexia.yale.edu/.

Dyslexia Struggles Give Way to Success
Learning Ally

Published on May 8, 2015

Children who struggle with Dyslexia respond especially well to peers who know first hand what it’s like to be dyslexic. Young ambassadors and members of YES! — a remarkable peer-to-peer youth initiative within the Learning Ally community — share what their dyslexia struggles feel like, and a little about the resources that have helped them find success. Founded in Denver, YES! stands for Youth Examples of Self-Advocacy, and is a rapidly growing movement powered by young people who are self aware, confident and persuasive in front of any audience.

#LikeDyslexic

A collection of famous people.

Think Different

Another collection of famous people.

The Dyslexic Brain and Processes

The Reading Process

Reading is a constellation of complex processes, which can be tough to manage for a beginning reader. G. Reid Lyon identifies the processes involved in reading and describes how each is crucial for reading success. Two commonly confused terms, phonics and phonemic awareness, are defined and exemplified. Lyon also emphasizes the emotion involved in success and failure for beginning readers.

How the Brain Works
How the Dyslexic Brain Stores Information

A simple, yet effective demonstration.

Embracing Dyslexia
Maryanne Wolf, Ed.D.

Published on Aug 29, 2014

Embracing Dyslexia. Maryanne Wolf, Ed.D. is the director of the Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University. She is best known for her research on reading interventions and her book Proust and the Squid on the science of the reading brain.

In this informative video, Dr. Wolf speaks about the reading circuit, the dyslexic brain, and what steps need to be taken to ensure that we don’t lose the contributions to society of which dyslexics are capable.

See Dyslexia Differently
British Dyslexia Association

Published on Feb 11, 2018

This animation seeks to preempt misconceptions among young audiences by shedding light on the real challenges dyslexic children face whilst also acknowledging their strengths and potential.

A supporting teaching resource can be found here: http://bit.ly/2ovAKnw

It was created by the British Dyslexia Association with funding from the DfE alongside the dyslex.io mobile first website to support dyslexic people and to encourage people to ‘See dyslexia differently’.

There Is More Than One Kind Of Intelligence

This video is dedicated to anyone who thought they weren’t intelligent because their mind did not work the way that school wanted.

Teaching Methods

Dr.Susan Nolan teaching an Orton Gillingham Lesson

An excellent example of the OG approach in teaching to dyslexic students.

What Multi-sensory Really Means when Teaching
Dr. Susan Nolan

An excellent video which explains exactly what multi-sensory instruction looks like.

Phonemic Awareness
Ambleside Ocala

Published on Jul 30, 2013

Introduction to teaching phonemic awareness utilizing the LIPS program.

What We Should Be Teaching In Our Schools

Avnish Sir Classes
Published on Jun 4, 2018

We are never taught the single most important lesson in school: self-awareness.
If you want such a powerful foundation and self-awareness for your child and the children of other, watch this very carefully.

Middle-Schooler Teaches Future Teachers About Dyslexia
Ella Griffith-Tager

Ella Griffith-Tager is only 11 years old. But she’s already making an impact on the lives of future students with dyslexia.

Ella’s mom, Miriam Tager, is a professor who teaches graduate students in education. Watching Ella struggle gave Tager a new understanding of reading challenges. That’s when she realized that Ella could help make her students better future teachers. Watch as Ella and her parents tell her story, and as Ella teaches Tager’s graduate students about dyslexia.

Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out
The Hechinger Report
Emily Hanford

Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out
Schools too often leave out a key piece of the reading puzzle because teachers aren’t trained to teach phonics

There are comments regarding Dyslexia about 50 minutes into the program.

See Blog Article

There’s a science to teaching children to read
Kerri Miller , Jeffrey Bissoy-Mattis · Sep 25, 2018

Roughly two-thirds of American fourth-graders cannot read at their expected grade level. Children struggling to read in the third grade are likely to be poor readers for their entire lives.

There is a scientifically-backed method to teaching children how to read, but the latest research on reading suggests this practice is not being implemented in most American Schools.

See Blog Article

Advocates

The Full Conversation
The Reading League

Published on Jun 3, 2018, 1 hr 38 min

This video features the full conversation of everyone who participated in The Reading League’s Roundtable Discussion video. If you’re interested in hearing more of what was said, here it is.

Sheila’s Story
The Reading League

Published on Jun 3, 2018

This video features the footage of Sheila, one of the people who participated in The Reading League’s Roundtable Discussion video. If you’re interested in hearing more of what she said, here it is.

Pat’s Story
The Reading League

Published on Jun 3, 2018

This video features the footage of Pat, one of the people who participated in The Reading League’s Roundtable Discussion video. If you’re interested in hearing more of what she said, here it is.

Steve’s Story
The Reading League

Published on Jun 3, 2018

This video features the footage of Steve, one of the people who participated in The Reading League’s Roundtable Discussion video. If you’re interested in hearing more of what he said, here it is.

Stephanie’s Story
The Reading League

Published on Jun 3, 2018

This video features the footage of Stephanie, one of the people who participated in The Reading League’s Roundtable Discussion video. If you’re interested in hearing more of what she said, here it is.

Peggy’s Story
The Reading League

Published on Jun 3, 2018

This video features the footage of Peggy, one of the people who participated in The Reading League’s Roundtable Discussion video. If you’re interested in hearing more of what she said, here it is.