The Dyslexia Quest podcast

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The Dyslexia Quest is the fastest growing media platform in all of the special education genre, featuring interviews with the leading experts in the field of intelligence, learning, flourishing and neurodiversity, as well as profiling uber- successful dyslexics to share their story and wisdom . The Dyslexia Quest tackles the holistic experience of being a dyslexic( think: shame, struggles, and joys) with a secret( shhh) backdoor agenda of empowerment.

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Don't Label Me! The Art of the Sticker with Dyslexics
49:16

Join us for this episode with Holly Combs on the Art of the Sticker -- speaking about labels for people with learning differences, or other differences. Holly helps makes sense of labels and words that may have been hurtful, and helps many people find power and freedom apart from labels.

As Executive Director of the Department of Public Words, Holly Combs delights in using words and art to speak power into the lives of elementary students, juvenile offenders, government officials, church leaders, corporate executives, and everyone in between. Since 2014, she has led more than 10,000 people to new perspectives, including the audience at the TED conference in Indianapolis. Challenged by dyslexia all her life, Holly graduated from Herron School of Art in 2001 with a BFA in Visual Communications. She formerly published an internationally distributed street art magazine, PEEL, curated Alias Gallery in Indianapolis (featuring international street art), and co-authored the street art book, PEEL: The Art of the Sticker. A Tennessee native, Holly and her artist husband, Dave, along with their two beautiful children, reside in Indianapolis, where they together create powerful, positive, socially relevant messages through vibrant combinations of images and typography. Holly sums up her life and work well: “I practice the art of inspiration, and people are my canvas.”

May 19, 2019
Navigating the Parenting Path with your Dyslexic Child - with Darlynn Childress
59:54

Join us for this great discussion and resourced-filled episode with parenting coach Darlynn Childress of "The Parenting Path" where she outlines the Behavior Cycle and how to raise children with emotional connection, even through the hardest moments.

FROM CHAOS TO CALM

Become a Parenting Pathfinder today!

The Parenting Path is a parenting model, developed by Darlynn Childress, that helps parents become empowered to create lasting peace in their homes. Darlynn, a former middle and high school teacher and trained parent educator, created The Parenting Path because she was frustrated by the limited models available to parents; models that either focused solely on behavior modification or solely on emotional development. Darlynn wanted a complete toolbox to use in parenting her two sons. 

The Parenting Path is a 4-step model designed for handling tricky parenting moments. The steps in The Parenting Path are CALM, CONNECT, LIMIT SET, CORRECT.

CALM: Parents learn how to calm their mind when angry or overwhelmed.

CONNECT: They learn an easy way to access compassion and teach children about emotional regulation.

LIMIT SET: Parents learn how to set limits that work.

CORRECT: Parents know how to follow-up with correction that develops resilience.

Learn more: https://darlynnchildress.com

May 09, 2019
Understanding Your (and Your Child's) Unique Human Design - with Raquel Reyna
01:07:21

Join us for this episode on "Understanding Your (and Your Child's) Unique Human Design" with Raquel Reyna, spiritualized business coach. Elisheva talks with Raquel about tapping into strengths and weaknesses, particularly for people with non-traditional learning styles like dyslexia -- and how to understand it better via human design on a deeper, more personal level.
Raquel walks us through understanding these elements and knowing the wonderful ways that your weaknesses are connected to your strengths.

Go to www.mybodygraph.com to understand your human design type.

About Raquel Reyna -- Raquel is a spiritualized business coach and founder of The VIP BIZ Initiation.  She works with her partner Davidian Lyon and they advise conscious entrepreneurs on how to dive inside their genetic material and launch their unique genius online.

Raquel uses the system of Human Design and Law of Attraction to deep dive into her clients’ inner genetic blueprint, so they can discover their life purpose.  It is much more than just making money, Raquel leads her clients on the inspiring, mystical journey of online business transformational magic.  A newly published #1 bestselling author of, Thoth book of Magic, seen on several TV shows including Tyra Banks, The View, and shared stages with Marianne Williamson, Laura Hollick and other thought leaders.  She was recently featured on the cover of Spiritual Biz Magazine.  She is committed to bringing out this knowledge to assist humanity from the shackles of overworking, misguided careers, and assisting people to really live the life of their dreams.

May 03, 2019
How to Teach Children the Art of Perseverance
01:09:44

Join us for this insightful episode with Dr . Rebecca Resnik, therapist, speaker, and founder of the psychology group Resnik Associates. She discusses How to Teach Children the Art of Perseverance, an important topic in our parenting journey.

Dr. Resnik is an approved American Psychological Association Continuing Education Provider, which means that she provides advanced training to other psychologists. Dr. Resnik lectures and conducts continuing education for national, state, and local events. In Nov. of 2017, she and Dr. R Patrick Savage were selected to be the Featured Presenters at the Maryland Psychological Association’s Annual State Conference, and conducted a 6 hour Continuing Education Course for psychologists titled Neuropsychological Interpretation of Achievement Tests: The Search for Convergent Validity). She also looks forward to presenting twice this year at the International Conference on ADHD in Atlanta, Georgia, and twice at the Independent Education Consultant Association’s National Conference in DC. 

Apr 14, 2019
The World through My Dyslexic Eyes: Battling Learning Disabilities Depression and Finding Purpose
01:01:00

Join us for this powerful talk with author Peter Harrower who tells us about his dyslexia journey and his new book, "The World Through My Dyslexic Eyes."

A word from Peter Harrower:

"I have a Learning Disability and Dyslexia. Most of the time I felt like I wasn't normal. I don't think I’ll ever be normal.

Compared to everybody I felt like an outsider. Kids would always ask, "Why are you in those extra classes and getting extra help?" This led to a lot of unwanted attention. That led to more unwanted feelings, embarrassment, and a lack of confidence in myself, which still affects me to this day at 28. 

Join us to hear how Peter has persevered and found purpose and meaning throughout his dyslexia journey.

 

Apr 04, 2019
The Good News About Bad Behavior - and Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever
01:04:37

Join us for the great discussion with author Katherine Lewis on her book "The Good News About Bad Behavior -- Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever And What To Do About It."

A new and surprising problem has quietly been developing in the current generation of children: they are out of control. A recent study of first-graders found they could sit still for no more than three minutes, only a quarter of the time that their peers could in 1948. Government statistics show that half of all children will develop a mood or behavioral disorder or a substance addiction by age 18. In the era of the helicopter parent, children seem to have lost the ability to regulate their behavior and emotions.

Our time-honored methods of punishments and rewards haven't taught discipline--they've undermined it. Journalist Katherine Reynolds Lewis spent five years investigating this crisis: observing families at the dinner table, meeting educators who are transforming the school experience for kids with attention and mood disorders, studying psychological research, and looking introspectively at her own parenting habits. And in this unexpected and valuable book, she documents a new theory of discipline that could reverse the trend: "The Apprenticeship Model," which centers on listening and building children’s skills to address the root causes of misbehavior, rather than reactionary incentives and consequences. By strengthening their connection, communication and capability, we can raise children who are self-disciplined, confident, and better equipped to handle the challenges they'll face in life--and whose parents can finally stop wondering what they're doing wrong.

The book grows out of Lewis’ July 2015 article for Mother Jones magazine about school discipline. Within days of appearing on MotherJones.com, the article became the site’s most-read story ever, racking up more than 4 million views, 790,000 Facebook shares, 6,000 tweets and 980 comments. Parents and teachers around the world wrote in to say the piece changed their approach with children. It made its way into conference sessions and university curricula, and attracted interest in Sweden and Germany. Clearly, millions of people were facing the same fears, confronting the same problems, and looking for solutions.

Mar 28, 2019
Building Your Dyslexic Child's Confidence in Reading with Simple Word Tools
50:14

Join us for this useful and inspiring episode about how to build reading confidence for your dyslexic child with a tool called Simple Word Books for decoding simple words. Cigdem has a passion for helping children and it shows in her depth of work and beautiful resources. 

Want more on building your child's self-esteem? Join our 8-Week Parenting Course here: CLICK TO REGISTER.

 

About Simplewordbooks.com and Cigdem’s story:

From a very early age, my son had a passion for books. Unfortunately, reading did not come naturally to him. In 2015, at age six, he was diagnosed with Dyslexia. With training, he soon began reading simple words and sentences. One night, he picked up Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss. He read the entire 160+ words over and over, then asked for a chapter book.

I googled, talked to experts, teachers, tutors and parents to find low-level/high-interest books. Others were in search of these books, too, but they did not exist. So I began to write for my son; he began to read. And Project Simple Words was born.

In “Overcoming Dyslexia”, Sally Shaywitz, M.D., professor in Yale University School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, talks about many children whose childhood joys were extinguished by dyslexia. The story of Caitlyn’s seventh birthday party Shaywitz tells in her book is the one I will always remember.

All through the party, Caitlyn kept asking “When do I get to blow my candles out?” … [her mom] entered with a cake.. Caitlyn ran over to the table, climbed up on a chair, and bent over the cake. She closed her eyes tightly, concentrated very hard, and then blew out all the candles. Then she ran up the stairs to her bedroom and closed the door. [Her mom] found Caitlyn on her bed with her favorite storybook, Good Night Moon, on her lap. Tears streamed down her face. “You said I would get any wish I wanted, but you were wrong. My wish didn’t come true.” She still could not read any of the words on the page.”

Caitlyn’s story touched my heart and gave me the strength to bring Simple Words Books™ to life. Thank you, Dr. Shaywitz for sharing it.

Mar 21, 2019
Helping Dyslexic Kids with Math in Middle School and Beyond
01:12:09

Join us for this episode on Math for Dyslexic Children with Adrianne Meldrum, owner of "Math for Middles" - a multisensory math program available in online math tutoring and lessons. Her multisensory approach works with your child's inherent strengths. She walks us through how to approach math assistance specifically for children and middle schoolers with dyslexia.

She notes that all learning happens through connection and emotion - so that should always be our first step as often as possible.

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Mar 15, 2019
How to Help Your Child with Spelling via Structured Word Inquiry
01:00:31

Join us for this conversation about helping dyslexic children with Spelling via a method called Structured Word Inquiry. Spelling can be a tricky, frustrating area of school for dyslexic students. Our guest Emily O'Connor, M.A.T comes back for a second time to talk through specific methods for spelling. She is a dyslexic learner herself, and she shares her journey and background that helps her in practice of tutoring helping children with dyslexia.

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Mar 08, 2019
How this 5 Minute Technique of Tapping EFT Can Deal with Anxiety 7 Stress in Children
47:57

Join us for this interactive, helpful episode on how a 5 minute technique of Tapping, or EFT, can be a tangible, useful and easy method to help children with anxiety, stress, trauma, and big feelings -- with our guest Dr. Maria Ortner.

Tapping can be a great tool for parents to teach their children to manage anxiety with specific actions. We discuss helpful ideas on how to introduce this new method to your child to be more likely to get their buy-in and participation.

BIO: Dr. Maria Ortner served as a school psychologist in Danbury, CT for 27 years prior to beginning her work with The Tapping Solution Foundation. Dr. Ortner is committed to promoting Tapping as an effective technique for teachers and students to deal with anxiety, stress and trauma in the school setting and beyond. Dr. Ortner holds degrees in Clinical and School Psychology, as well as a Doctorate of Education. She has extensive experience in education in the United States and abroad. Dr. Ortner is the Director of the Tapping Solution Foundation and travels the world to bring EFT/Tapping to people of all ages.

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Mar 01, 2019
Understanding Twice Exceptional Children (2e) and Helping them Thrive
58:32

Join us for this conversation as we discuss how to better understand and support twice-exceptional children and adults (2e = twice exceptional) with Julie Skolnick, M.A., J.D., founder of With Understanding Comes Calm, LLC. She passionately guides parents of gifted and distractible children, mentors 2e adults, and collaborates with and advises educators and professionals on bringing out the best and raising self-esteem in their students and clients.

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Feb 22, 2019
How to Support your Highly Sensitive Child (HSP)
01:01:02

Join us for this episode as we delve into the world of Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP) and how to best support a highly sensitive child. This can go hand-in-hand with dyslexia, so it may be a topic that resonates with a specific group of our Dyslexia Quest audience. Julie specializes in the trait of high sensitivity and has helped thousands of highly sensitive people around the world.

As an HSP herself, Julie understands what it is like to live with high sensitivity and strong emotions. She is also mother to two highly sensitive children, and so she is well-equipped to help and support other parents of HSP children. She is recognized as an expert in sensory processing sensitivity and consult with companies and corporate leaders that want to harness the incredible gifts of the HSP in the workplace.

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Feb 16, 2019
The Sneaky Backdoor Secrets to Unlock Reading for The Dyslexic Mind
01:03:26

Join us for Part 2 of the Katie Garner interview as we uncover The Sneaky Backdoor Secrets to Unlock Reading for The Dyslexic Mind. Katie brings a wealth of knowledge on these secrets to help student access the sounds and recall them.

Katie Garner, M.Ed. (author of best-selling book, Secret Stories® Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind) is an internationally known keynote speaker, author and literacy consultant with twenty-five years of experience working in elementary classrooms across the country and a passion for infusing neuroscience into literacy and learning! Her “backdoor-to-the-brain” approach to fast-tracking phonics for reading and writing, via social-emotional learning channels, shifts the paradigms associated with traditional grade level instruction, and has gained national recognition with the No Child Left Behind, Reading First and RTI Initiatives. Katie is an annually featured and keynote speaker at education conferences across the United States and abroad, including an ongoing keynote series with North American literacy leaders, Dr. Richard Allington (What Really Matters for Struggling Readers) and Dr. Anne Cunningham (The National Early Literacy Panel “NELP” Report) at the Vulnerable Readers Summits. 

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Feb 08, 2019
Why Some Logical Thinkers Especially Have a Hard Time With Reading
44:20

Join us for a discussion on Why Some Logical Thinkers Especially Have a Hard Time With Reading --with Katie Garner, author of Secret Stories - Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind.

She is an internationally known educational speaker, author, and literacy consultant with 25 years of elementary classroom experience. Katie has a passion for infusing neuroscience into literacy and learning.

She shares brain-changing strategies for boosting existing reading curriculum and phonics instruction with the latest neural research showing how our brains learn best.

This is part one of my interview with Katie. Tune in to Part 2 as well!

Feb 02, 2019
Teaching your Child to Advocate for Themselves in Classrooms -- for Middle School, High School, College and Beyond
58:01

Join us for this empowering conversation where Delphine Rule talks with us about how to teach your child to advocate for themselves in the classroom. From first learning to speak up, to helping them persevere when the advocacy road gets challenging, Delphine guides and encourages us to help our kids find their voice and learn to get their needs met -- so they can succeed. Delphine brings an empowering message that will speak to middle schoolers, high schoolers, college students, and beyond -- and she encourages us to be honest with our children early about their learning differences and focus on their strengths. Delphine also reminds us to seek the support available to us through resources, agencies, support groups, tutors, and friend networks. Lastly, she encourages us to make sure that all the people in our circle are supportive and if not, be proactive to find those who are.

Jan 28, 2019
How to Negotiate for Dyslexia Services
01:17:25

In this episode, we talk with Rosa Berland and Helen Roussel about their journeys with their children and lessons learned on how to advocate fiercely and effectively for dyslexia services. They generously offer to help others, so stay tuned to the end to get their information.

They are passionate about the creative and transformative power of the dyslexic and differently wired mind. They are committed to creating equity in education for dyslexic children.

Jan 19, 2019
Successful Dyslexic CEO and Mom Entrepreneur Shares Inspiring Story
01:02:55

Successful mom and entrepreneur forged through her dyslexia and emerged as a successful CEO of the She-Compass organization, built to inspire girls and women. Join us for this fantastic episode. 

Jan 11, 2019
Navigating DyslexiaLand - Learning about and Advocating for your Dyslexic Child
55:47

Join us for this fantastically useful episode with author and parent advocate Cheri Rae, author of "DyslexiaLand." Cheri Rae gives us some great words of wisdom and encouragement as we search for resources to help our children, assess what schools are telling us, and devise our own plan suited for our children.

"The timetable is the one that YOU create. Not the one that is imposed on you. Be very sensitive to your child's needs. Support their strengths."

Dec 08, 2018
How to Succeed in School When You Struggle with Organization, Time management, Homework, Studying, Responsibility, Motivation, & Focus
01:02:09

How to Succeed in School When You Struggle with Organization, Time management, Homework, Studying, Responsibility, Motivation, & Focus -- with Seth Perler, Executive Function and 2E Coach (twice exceptional).

Join us for this great episode with Seth Perler, MeD Gifted Education. He walks us through the process of helping students function with some amazing, encouraging tips and advice. His work focuses on outside-the-box students to help them successfully navigate a baffling educational landscape so they can have a great future.

www.sethperler.com

Dec 01, 2018
This Successful Dyslexic Tech Leader Created Text-to-Speech App Solution, Speechify
49:56

Join us for this amazing episode with successful dyslexic and young tech entrepreneur, Cliff Weitzman on how he created a tech solution for dyslexics like himself to turn text into speech, and earned a spot on "Forbes 30 under 30."

A senior at Brown University and Google Student ambassador, Weitzman has come up with a solution to reading disorders and difficulties. His software program transfers text to speech, making reading more accessible for users who are dyslexic (like him) and hard of sight, or English as a second language readers. This TEDx speaker's resume also includes placing first at Stanford's ASES Summit competition.

Nov 23, 2018
Cooking for the Brain & Dyslexic Families: Easy Read Recipes
49:15

Food is fuel. Learn to cook with your child and and for your dyslexic child from author of "Easy Read Recipes Cookbook," Leanne Foreman, mother of dyslexic and ADHD children.

Join us for this episode with cookbook author Leanne Foreman who created "Easy Read Recipes" that make it as easy as possible to follow a recipe and eat healthy - specifically, for those with dyslexia and ADHD and as many people as possible.

Leanne's inspiration initially came from wanting to reduce frustration and save time in the kitchen. Then as her children got older, she used what she had learned from her training in Education and Computing, to refine her method so that her ASD/ADHD son and Dyslexic daughter could more easily cook nutritious meals from scratch.

Leanne hopes this new format works for you too; to help bring joy and satisfaction as you cook nourishing meals for yourself and your loved ones.

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https://easyreadrecipes.com/recipes/

Nov 16, 2018
Where Do I Start?: Navigating a new dyslexia diagnosis
01:01:53

Join us for this incredible talk, as Ashley Roberts, dyslexia advocate and IDA Houston Director (as of Jan 2019), talks with us about helping parents navigate the beginning of a dyslexia journey. It can be an overwhelming, stressful, confusing time for parents and their child, and she walks us through it with compassion and wisdom.

She works to build parent community and share information, to de-stigmatize dyslexia, and to celebrate it instead. 

Nov 09, 2018
How to Raise an Adult, While Also Being a Fierce Advocate for your LD Child
56:27

In this episode, Elisheva and Julie Lythcott-Haims discuss her book "How to Raise an Adult", and Julie draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Ms. Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success.

Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twenty-somethings--and of special value to parents of teens--this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

Nov 02, 2018
Encourage & Build Resilience in Your Struggling Child: "Not Just a Kid with an IEP"
01:08:46

Join us for this episode with Jordan Toma, a speaker and advocate for children with dyslexia and learning disabilities. Jordan's strong and inspiring message for young students with learning disabilities is geared towards 8th grade to high school students their parents and teachers. He is currently working as a Financial Advisor and started his own insurance business through Prudential -- but he wants to convey that “it hasn’t always been this easy.”

On this journey I believe it’s time to help young students that can relate to my story. My objective is to create the foundations of the belief, the confidence, the work ethic and everything that you need to become the best you can be now and not let anything ever get in your way.

"I NEEDED WHO I AM NOW TO WALK INTO MY SCHOOL WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. NOW I WILL BE THAT PERSON FOR SOMEONE ELSE."

Oct 26, 2018
Are Boys Adrift? And - Does Gender Even Matter?
01:06:49

Are boys adrift? Does gender even matter? Let's dive into how you can unleash your sons motivation and ambition, and raise an unanxious daughter. Join us for this incredible interview with Dr. Leonard Sax, MD Phd and author, as he guides us to help both boys and girls deal with motivation, societal pressures, and school pressures.

 
Dr. Leonard Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on more than twenty years of clinical experience to explain boys and girls achieve differently school and are disengaged at home. He shows how social, cultural, and biological factors have created an environment that is literally toxic to boys. He also presents practical solutions, sharing strategies which educators have found effective in re-engaging these children at school, as well as handy tips for parents about everything from homework, to videogames, to medication.
Oct 19, 2018
Building Reading Confidence with Simple Word Tools
50:14

Join us for this inspiring podcast episode about Cigdem Knebel's work on building your Dyslexic child's reading confidence with Simple Word Books and decoding simple words. She has a passion for helping children and it shows in her resources and all her work.

Cigdem's story:

From a very early age, my son had a passion for books. Unfortunately, reading did not come naturally to him. In 2015, at age six, he was diagnosed with Dyslexia. With training, he soon began reading simple words and sentences. One night, he picked up Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss. He read the entire 160+ words over and over, then asked for a chapter book.

I googled, talked to experts, teachers, tutors and parents to find low-level/high-interest books. Others were in search of these books, too, but they did not exist. So I began to write for my son; he began to read. And Project Simple Words was born.

Oct 12, 2018
How Children Thrive: Raising Independent, Resilient, Happy Kids
01:12:06

How do children thrive? As a parent, you probably think about this all the time. You want your children to have happy, healthy, and meaningful lives—but what’s the best way to support them? In this episode, developmental pediatrician and parent Dr. Mark Bertin provides a positive, simple, and empowering approach for raising children of all ages, and discusses his book How Children Thrive. Bringing together mindfulness, new science on brain development, and the messy reality of being a parent, Dr. Bertin has a created a breakthrough guide that will help children—and their parents—flourish.
Research has shown that the key to raising resilient, kind, and independent children lies in executive function, our mental capacity to manage just about everything in life. “Despite its wonky, overly scientific name, there is nothing complicated about building executive function,” Dr. Bertin writes. “It’s actually a lot more straightforward and less anxiety-provoking than most of the parenting advice out there.” Through concise, easily applied chapters, Dr. Bertin provides simple strategies for helping your children develop healthy EF while taking care of yourself and enjoying your family. 

“The pressure to be the perfect parent is overwhelming,” writes Dr. Bertin, “but the truth is the job is too challenging and varied to ever be done to perfection.” With compassion and reassurance, Dr. Bertin presents a relaxed, instinctual, and evidence-based approach to raising children who thrive.

Oct 05, 2018
Empowering your Son to Believe in Himself - "He's Not Lazy"
55:23

Join us for this episode with Dr. Adam Price, Ph.D., author of "He's Not Lazy."

Why are some teenage boys unmotivated? Why do they spend endless hours playing video games or glued to their phones and social media sites instead of studying? Is this a sign of laziness or something more troubling? As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Adam Price has found that teenage boys are extremely sensitive to the stress of our competitive achievement oriented culture—one that has created a pressure cooker for today’s adolescent and often leads to boys "opting out."

     In He’s Not Lazy, Dr. Price, a renowned expert on ADHD and learning disabilities, explains how to help a boy who is not lazy, but rather, is conflicted about trying his best. Dr. Price will guide you to discover hidden obstacles to your son’s success, set expectations, and empower him to accept responsibility for his own future.

     He’s Not Lazy will help you become your son’s ally, as he assumes greater self-confidence and becomes more self-reliant. Rather than reacting to pressure by shunning academic responsibilities altogether or propping up fear-based rebellion with justifications like “I am not going to be one of those nerds who have no life,” or “Tests don’t measure intelligence or help you learn, so what’s the point of studying for them?” your teenage son can work with you using the guidance in this book.

BIO: Dr. Price is a clinical psychologist with more than 20 years of experience working with children and teens. As the former Director of Outpatient Services at Newark Beth Israel Hospital and Associate Director at Family Connections, a mental health agency, he has supervised and trained numerous clinicians in family and child therapy. He maintains a private practice in New York City and Chatham, New Jersey.

Dr. Price has published articles on family and child therapy in publications including The Wall Street Journal and Family Circle, and is the author of the book He's Not Lazy: Empowering Your Son to Believe in Himself. Price has presented widely to both parents and educators on opting out, child development, and learning disabilities, and has appeared on “Good Day New York” and other programs to discuss topics ranging from discipline to the impact of video games on children.

Sep 28, 2018
"How to Support your Differently-Wired Dyslexic Child"
01:02:28

An expert on helping differntly-wired children, Debbie Reber is a parenting activist, New York Times bestselling author, podcast host, and speaker who, before creating TiLT, spent more than fifteen years writing inspiring books for women and teens and speaking about issues like media literacy, self-esteem, and confidence.

But when Debbie learned that her son Asher was differently-wired, she spent years figuring out how to best support him in school and in life, recognizing how incredibly difficult it was to find solid, reliable, useful, and most of all optimistic, information for parents like her. Many of the websites and organizations that did exist didn’t speak to her, nor did they help her figure out a plan for getting Asher what he needed while supporting herself in the process. Her best leads came from word-of-mouth from other parents who’d been down the road before her, but even then, figuring out what to do and where to turn next was like going geocaching without a GPS. She created TiLT so parents stuck in this place of not-knowing and frustration can feel connected and grounded as they move forward in figuring out what their child needs in a way that feels positive and hopeful for the whole family.

Since 2002, she’s written ten books, including Differently Wired: Raising an Extraordinary Child in a Conventional World, which was published by Workman Publishing in June 2018. Her most recent books for young adults include Doable: The Girls’ Guide to Accomplishing Just About Anything and Chill: Stress-Reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You.

 

 

Sep 21, 2018
At What Cost? Striving for Balance as we Enrich and Educate our Overscheduled Kids
01:10:28

Our guest Dr. David Gleason is a neuropsychologist and author of the book "At What Cost?: Defending Adolescent Development in Fiercely Competitive Schools." Students with dyslexia, ADHD, and reading difficulties are often at risk of feeling overwhelmed and stressed. Dr. Gleason walks parents through striving for balance as we raise children and through increasing resiliency of children and adolescents.

Anxiety, depression, and their dangerous manifestations-substance abuse, eating disorders, self-injury and suicide- are increasing student conditions at many competitive high schools. Paradoxically, most of these schools promote themselves as being committed to students' holistic development in academics, athletics and the arts, and in their personal, social, and emotional growth. So why are so many students struggling? Dr. Gleason has investigated these concerns in competitive high schools throughout the United States and around the world, and has found almost complete unanimity in how educators and parents have responded to his interviews. In sum, these caring and dedicated adults fully admit to overscheduling, overworking and, at times, overwhelming their students and teenaged children. This conflict - adults wanting to educate and parent adolescents in healthy and balanced ways, but simultaneously, overscheduling, overworking and, at times, overwhelming them - is at the heart of this book.

Dr. David Gleason is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Concord, Massachusetts.  For thirty years, Dr. Gleason has worked with children and adolescents in many public and independent schools, providing assessments as well as clinical and educational consultations to faculty members, school administrators and parents.

Join us for this amazing episode!

Sep 14, 2018
Amazing Dyslexics: Illustrated Guide to Understand Dyslexics & Boost their Confidence
47:38
Our guests Kate Power and Kathy Iwanczak Forsyth join us to discuss their new illustrated book on dyslexia. They both have dyslexia, they have dyslexic children, and they currently thrive in their creative design careers.
  
This uplifting episode reveals insights into amazing dyslexic people and will help you embrace the differences and strengths of dyslexia.
Through the journey, they help the audience weed out what dyslexia means for them and discover the tools needed to blossom.
 
They discuss their beautiful book that makes dyslexia come to life, with visual imagery and colorful text that presents what dyslexia means, how it feels, what to do about it, and how to learn to embrace it. There are advantages to being dyslexic, including an aptitude for design literacy and innovative thinking, although these can be obscured by its challenges.
 
They approach the subject of dyslexia in a simple and encouraging way for all age groups. By showing what dyslexia is in pictures, this book offers a fun and engaging means of working out how dyslexia affects the individual specifically, with a multitude of learning tools and tips, and a gallery of inspirational dyslexics who have used their particular skills to do amazing things with their lives.
 
Sep 07, 2018
How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child: "THE YES BRAIN" - with Dr. Dan Siegel
56:28

Dr. Dan Siegel has written over 20 books, including a variety of parenting books. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, the founding co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and the executive director of the Mindsight institute (his credentials go on!). His book, The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child is Dr. Dan’s newest book, co-authored with Tina Payne Bryson. You do not want to miss this engaging talk on this fascinating topic. Dr. Dan takes us through a meditation that brings me to tears… This profound experience is a special moment to share. Dr. Dan discusses how to get your child out of the NO brain state into and into a completely different nervous system - the YES brain. The YES brain is filled with courage, curiosity, balance, resilience, insight, and empathy -- all characteristics that are so important for dyslexic children. Please join us on this quest and share your own story on iTunes or Instagram.

 

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http://www.drdansiegel.com/

Other books by Dr. Dan:

The Mindsight Institute

Aug 31, 2018
Is your Child a Square Peg Being Pushed into a Round Hole? - with Jade Ann Rivera
01:03:28

Jade Rivera’s work will completely resonate with so many of us. With her unique experience working with neurodivergent children, we unpack what it means to be an alternative learner. We uncover what it means to have these needs that conventional education is not addressing.

This episode explores:

  • Microschools and Jade’s work developing these institutions with others,

  • Neurodivergent learners and how they can be supported,

  • Labels and the meaning or lack of meaning they offer,

  • Achievement and what that looks like for different learners,

  • Homework and testing- to do or not to do!,

  • Connecting with your child and the choices you can make to truly support them,

  • AND SO MUCH MORE!

At the end of this episode, Jade gives solid advice for parents on how to best support their children… so be sure to listen till the end!

 

Aug 24, 2018
How to Talk to Your Child's Teacher About Dyslexia with Barbara Sternberg
55:34

Barbara Steinberg, founder of PDF Reading Specialists, LLC, quests with us today and shares about her journey inspiring others. She is the founder of PDX Reading Specialist, LLC  and also offers teacher training on proper instruction for students with dyslexic type difficulties. She shares a template parents can use to structure conversations to have with teachers at the start of the year! This talk will help you be prepared and know how to talk to your child’s teacher about dyslexia at the start of the school year!

At the start of her career, Barbara started out as a teacher. She always worried about the children who struggled in her class—which she knows now were dyslexic. She headed off to grad school and learned more about teaching effectively. PDX Reading Specialist, LLC was created with a simple mission–to create CONFIDENT and CAPABLE learners. She inspires students to discover hidden gifts and become self-advocates.

You do not want to miss this episode. Grab your pencil and be ready to take notes!

Aug 17, 2018
Dyslexic Before It Was Cool - with Dean Bragonier
58:55

Our guest Dean Bragonier is Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAbility, an organization that helps you unlock dyslexic strengths. He asks:

What if you were in a classroom where you were understood? What if learning in school focused on the skills that came easy to you? How would that have changed the way you thought about school? How would that setting have shaped you? What could have been possible?

At some point, we have all wondered, "What if...?"

This episode features someone who has actually thought of a SOLUTION to the dilemma that many students like us or our children face. We know that dyslexia has many advantages and creative skills that sometimes go untapped… and those are THE DESIRED SKILLS by employers!

What would happen if these strengths were highlighted in classrooms instead of ignored?!

Innovative problem-solver, Dean Bragonier is the Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAbility. NoticeAbility is cutting-edge as it “unlocks the dyslexic potential” with “experiential, project-based courses grounded in social-emotional methodology and executive function research.” This unique curriculum enables learning for middle and high school aged learners through multiple modalities.

You do not want to miss this AMAZING conversation! You will feel so understood and encouraged by this message so be sure to listen to the end! ENJOY!

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Aug 10, 2018
Fierce Advocate This Dyslexic Woman Sued The New York State Bar Examination Changing Disability Law Forever
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This Dyslexic Woman Sued The New York State Bar Examination, Changing Disability Law Forever -- Interview with Dr. Marilyn Bartlett.

Dr. Marilyn Bartlett is a professor of Educational Leadership (school administration certification) and educational law at Texas A&M University Kingsville.

She is also a professor at the Institute for Special Educational Advocacy at The College of William & Mary, Wyeth Law School each summer with Pete and Pam Wright. Dr. Bartlett is a fierce educational advocate, helping teachers and students all over the US, utilize the rights she worked so hard to attain.

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Aug 03, 2018
Dyslexia and the Art of Rebirth with Scott Sonnon
01:02:58

Our guest Scott Sonnon has had an interesting, heartbreaking, and inspiring journey. Despite doctors and teachers claiming that he would “never amount to anything academically or athletically,” Scott Sonnon overcame childhood obesity, learning disabilities, and joint disease -- he's now a martial arts champion, author, and dyslexia advocate. Notably:

  • Men’s Health Magazine calls Scott the creator of the "World’s smartest workout,"
  • Men’s Fitness Magazine named Scott as one of the top trainers in the world, and
  • Black Belt Magazine lists him as one of the most influential martial artists of the century. 

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Jul 27, 2018
Dyslexia and Narrative Intelligence with American Storyteller Nelson Lauver
53:05

Nelson Lauver is a nationally syndicated radio broadcaster (150+ radio stations), a dyslexic, an award winning author, an entrepreneur, a storyteller and foundation founder.

Nelson’s inspiring journey of triumph, from an emotionally and physically abused illiterate boyhood, to an actualized adulthood–as an poignant agent of change,  has inspired thousands. Nelsons story is just as much an exploration on the many forms of intelligence as it is a study on the art of resilience.

“My parents... Like many parents of that time accepted, and many parents still today accept... that there are only three kind of children, the children that will be doctors, Lawyers and Indian Chiefs, …and then you have kids that are in the middle...  and then you have the kids like me, the dumb kids... the funny thing is, in many cases, those kids were the smartest kids in the room.”

Jul 20, 2018
The Relationship Between Creativity and Distractibility with Creativity Researcher Darya Zabelina
53:34

Are you easily distracted by the tapping of your co-workers pencil, by your family member talking loudly on the phone, or by a barking dog?

Researchers have been investigating the differences between people with different levels of distractibility, or levels of ” sensory gating”. Turns out people with low sensory gating or “leaky filters” are correlated with higher levels of real world creative achievement.

In this episode with creativity researcher Darya Zabelina we get into an in-depth conversation about what constitutes a creative processing style. We talk about the neurobiology of creativity, if you should force your self to focus more- and if so what are the possible trade-offs, the problem with many creativity tests used in psychology studies, how to make school and work environments more creativity friendly and more!

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Jul 13, 2018
How Schools Kill Motivation & How to Regain It with Dr. Peter Gray
57:36

Dr. Peter Gray is a research psychologist, viral TEDx presenter, professor at Boston college, author, and a brilliant and controversial learning theorist. Dr. Gray’s research specializes in the role and importance of play in learning, and how non traditional student-driven educational environments affect students in the long term, like the Unschooling and Sudbury movements.

In this episode, we discussed a range of topics and questions, including:

  • Do kids need school to become well educated? (Dr. Gray’s research indicates that they do not!)
  • What techniques can we use to infuse a sense of play and intrinsic motivation in your child and in every day adult life?

Listen and tell us what you think on Instagram @thedyslexiaquest! 


"When traditional schools kill a child’s motivation, you can help regain it by involving more play both in and out of the classroom, throughout all aspects of learning. Focus on the process of learning, not just the end goal.” — Dr. Peter Gray

Jul 06, 2018
How to Help Your Anxious Child with Renee Jain
48:32

Renee Jain is the founder and chief storyteller of Go Zen. She teaches skills of happiness and resilience through fun media that engages kids — and parents too! She is a mama herself and podcast host who believes feeling good is actually a skill we can practice and develop.

Renee discuss why we should practice things like gratitude, shift our mindset about stress, and parenting myths such as, “it’s not your job to reassure them.”

Curious? Want to know what you can do to help your child feel good? Listen as we discuss practical tips to use with your child to help them relieve anxiety and learn strategies to feel good. Tell us what works for your child! Reach out on instagram @thedyslexiaquest!

We are taking advantage of the summer months to re-air our "BEST OF..." episodes! (This episode originally aired Sept. 2017!) What do you think of this idea? Did you relate to this story? Share your thoughts – Rate and review on iTunes! We LOVE hearing from you as always- Connect with us on Instagram or Facebook!

Jun 29, 2018
Why Are Schools Still Struggling to Identify & Accommodate Dyslexia with Jessica Hamman
46:03

Jessica Hamman comes on to talk about why so many schools struggle to identify and properly accommodate dyslexia. You will love hearing her explain and give advice on what parents can say and do to support the schools and teachers in getting the proper resources they need to help your child.

Founder of Educator Learning Lab, Jessica started her advocacy journey over 30 years ago! She grew up in a family of education professionals with a deep interest in learning disabilities (her father was a special education attorney and child advocate-- and gathered the committee who helped develop the definition of dyslexia that's accepted in most states!! Her mom was an Orton Gillingham therapist, trainer and professor at the Center for Dyslexia Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University in NJ!) They embarked on a journey advocating for her brother, and two decades later, Jessica found herself in a similar situation advocating for her own son. During this time she found there was such a lack of understanding surrounding dyslexia (almost as much as before!). Why was there still such a disconnect between the research to practice?! It became her mission to help bridge this gap! Listen along as we chat with this fascinating, brilliant, creative mom!

Jun 22, 2018
Unlocking Career Success As a Dyslexic with Christopher Dedeyan
55:28

Are you the kind of dyslexic individual that knows you have skills, talents and abilities?  Do you want to manifest success and purpose in your life? Maybe you feel trapped because the traditional career paths don't seem right for you? Do you know you want to create something on your own terms but it seems so daunting or overwhelming  and you do not know where to start? If you are recently out of college, choosing not to go to college or you are transitioning careers and looking to do work that taps into your truest potential, then this episode will be a treat for you!

We jam out to the process of thriving in your work and manifesting success in your life. We discuss being a dyslexic in the workforce and the advantages of this processing style. Christopher is a powerful professional speaker who is passionate about demystifying the myth of dyslexia and teaching others how to become the best versions of themselves. He talks through personal growth, purpose, abundance and money and more. Listening to this episode will leave you with many practical tips and insight - so don't miss it!

Don't forget to share what you are grateful for and tag @thedyslexiaquest and @ChristopherDedeyan on Instagram or iTunes! 

 

Jun 09, 2018
Dyslexia is my Superpower (Most of the Time) with Margaret Rooke
54:08

Margaret Rooke is a mother to a daughter with dyslexia, and their own journey is what catapulted her to write two amazing books! The first was "Creative, Successful, Dyslexic: 23 High Achievers Share Their Stories" where she talked to prominent famous people (Like Richard Branson!). The latest is "Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time)", which features interviews with more than 100 children and young adults with dyslexia from across the world. The crazy thing about this book is that it is the first book that speaks from the narrative of the actual children that have dyslexia!

Doesn't that blow your mind?!

There is such a wealth of wisdom when we slow down and actually listen to the students and what they are experiencing. For a long time the only people talking about dyslexia were researchers and academics... but now the internet has given a platform and a voice to parents, so we started hearing about dyslexia from parents, and even adult dyslexics who share about their dyslexia .... It's fascinating that now we are able to hear from the perspective of the children themselves. We hope you enjoy this amazing talk. Let us know your thoughts on this one!

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May 30, 2018
What is the Strength Switch?! & Why it Can Help You Flourish with Lea Waters
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Easily a favorite episode — Listen as we get into the STRENGTH SWITCH with author, professor and psychologist, Lea Waters. Lea’s work inspires parents (and others) to shift to a strength based perspective of children. Her insight is extremely moving! Perhaps you remember the feeling as a child of not having the language to describe your strengths. Strengths seem to be categorized in the areas of academia, arts and athletics…. but what about the many other strengths which make us so unique? Perhaps this is what your child is going through now. If you are interested in knowing more about the specific strengths that make one a unique individual then this is the show for you!

Share your thoughts and experiences with us on iTunes or Instagram!

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Rate and review on iTunes! We LOVE hearing from you – as always- Meet us (and a community of over 10,000 questers! ) on Instagram or Facebook!

AND……Do you have a question for Lea? Send us your question for our mini series!

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The Strength Switch HOW THE NEW SCIENCE OF STRENGTH-BASED PARENTING CAN HELP YOUR CHILD AND YOUR TEEN TO FLOURISH by Lea Waters

https://www.leawaters.com/

Strength Switch Course

Visible Well-being Course

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May 19, 2018
How To Crush it In College with Kimberly Beaman
54:48

We often hear advice for younger students through high school....but there is another leap in development that happens when dyslexic students get to college! This episode is all about how to crush it in college as a dyslexic student. There are many different ways to support students at the college level- and Kim helps us discover them! We talk about tips, strategies, aps, and ways to gain accessibility and accommodations in this new life chapter!

Plus... we diverge into other interesting areas like our own experiences in college, mental health/ wellness... and Kim's new book for kids that was "written with accessibility in mind and uses multi-sensory learning!" You don't want to miss it!

May 07, 2018
Dyslexia was Jared Blank’s ‘Superpower’ in World Marathon Challenge!
01:01:30

7 marathons - on 7 continents - in 7 days! Our fascinating guest, Jared Blank, has accomplished this amazing feat- the World Marathon Challenge! Jared has been running for the IDA (international Dyslexia Association). Guess what he calls his superpower? Jared attributes his resilience and endurance to his childhood experience grappling with dyslexia. He shares with us how his mindset was developed by these experiences. We get into how childhood and school experiences have contributed to the person he is today.

We wrap up with advice for parents that you won't want to miss! Listen till the end to find out more!

https://www.instagram.com/thedyslexiaquest

Apr 28, 2018
Why Schools are Not Built for Learning with Will Richardson
56:32

Will Richardson is changing the way we think about education. He quests with us about the role of school. We unpack the unacknowledged truth about most schools today and how it's impacting our kids future.  

What is the purpose of sending kids to of school ANYWAYS?! We get into what we are REALLY trying to accomplish through schooling in the long run. What do we expect schools to do and what can we imagine schools to be...now and in the long run? 

Not only does he share something beautiful, he also gives interesting advice from a parent's point of view. Dive into this broader philosophical discussion with us- we hope it will inspire you too!

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Apr 16, 2018
How Your Failing & Disorganized Child Might be a Secret Perfectionist with Lisa Van Gemert
01:00:40

Surprisingly, perfectionism might manifest itself in various ways. Often times students with hidden perfectionistic ideals might go undetected because they seem messy, lazy, unorganized or seem like they are not trying (*hint*: this is risk avoidance! For example, they would rather take the 0 grade by not trying vs trying and getting an 80% grade because it did not turn out like they envision in their mind). But actually, students who are under-performing might be masking a fear that is actually the root of perfectionism. There might be an underlying belief of unreasonable expectations-- which may result in surprising behaviors that tie into perfectionism. You cannot really achieve perfectionism --It rarely leads to high achievement and might even effect their socialness! It may seem counterintutive but perfectionism is rarely helpful!

Internal scripts in perfectionist dyslexic students might sound like "OK - New semester! I am going to be EVEN BETTER than last time- this is the time when I know I will be so much better!"
Do you know if perfectionism is showing up in your child in ways you would not expect?

Sound familiar? Are you a perfectionist yourself?

 

 

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A step by step, 8 week online live course for parents and guardians of dyslexic students aged 7 – 15 years old. (STARTS April 9th!)

REGISTER HERE: https://the-dyslexia-quest.teachable.com/p/how-to-build-your-child-s-self-esteem-even-when-the-school-is-tearing-it-down

Apr 03, 2018
How to Handle Homework and Dyslexia? with Shawn Simon
50:20

 

What does homework look like at your home? Is your child stressed and overwhelmed with homework??Are you looking for advice on how to tackle the homework drama??!!

YES?!! This is the episode for you. Shawn Simon, an educational therapist, gives us real life tips and tools you can use today. Listen to learn how to engage your kids in this (sometimes) messy process.

Share your homework experience and tips with us on iTunes or Instagram!

 

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  • Do you feel isolated and alone navigating the school system for your child?
  • Are you secretly worried if your child will be able to make it in college or in a “real job”?
  • Are you unsure about the balance between “pushing” your child, and making their life/experience easier and more supportive? 

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COURSE CART NOW OPEN: How to Build Your Child's Self Esteem-- Even If The School Is Tearing It Down

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Mar 20, 2018
TIPS For a 6 Year Old Learning with Susan Schenk
30:28

We dive into this Q and A with Susan Schenk, author of Beyond Ok: From Invisible to Invincible. Here is our listener's question:

I am dyslexic and so is my husband, our daughter is 6 in yr 2 at school in the UK. She is really struggling and I can see exactly the way I did at school, my best friend at school was very bright and I pretty much copied her work the whole way through primary and high school and I want to be able to help as much as I can. My daughter is so wonderful and has many other amazing talents like they way she engages with people, she has never had a bad day in her life she is always happy, very creative and will find fun and game in everything. Unfortunately the English school system doesn’t seem to value these things and the emphasis is on reading and spelling and maths. I would love to hear your top 5 tips or strategies to help her retain what she is learning. Thank you I love the podcast and love the idea of these shorter episodes xxx

In this mini episode we get into specific examples of ways to help your child learn! Don't miss it! Quest along with us and share your own experience with working with your child on  iTunes or Instagram. What tip did you like best??

Mar 15, 2018
Love, Understanding and Other Best Practices in Education with Larry Davis
01:00:58

When we think of student advocacy, legal rights, 504 plans, emails, meetings and board rooms- how often do we think of love and understanding? In this episode, we explore the juxtaposition of love and understanding when we are advocating for students! Larry Davis is the author of Love, Understanding, and Other Best Practices: The New School of Thought on IEP & 504 Plans. He shares his experience and insight, helpful to parents and teachers alike. Larry has a caring approach to advocacy and does a tremendous amount in the field of education- listen for a refreshing perspective on education that reminds us why we are doing what we are doing to help these magnificent students! 

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For the past few years I have been fascinated with this question of how to support the emotional resilience for dyslexic children who are struggling emotionally in school. I’ve learned a lot, and feel very called to share these tools with whomever would be supported by them.

That’s why I am offering a free interactive online workshop on building your dyslexic child’s self esteem and resilience. If you feel alone and unsupported on your parenting journey, or if you are looking for more evidence based tools and strategies, or if you want to feel connected to community of other parents just like yourself- COME!!!

Because of our webinar software that we are using, there is a limited amount of free tickets available, if this feels like something that would be supportive, grab a ticket now or they’ll be “sold out”: 

https://elishevaschwartz.lpages.co/webinar-opt-in-feb-2018/

Mar 07, 2018
Will My Child's IEP Paper Trail Impact College Admissions?! with Larry Davis
19:24

In this Q & A mini episode we answer a pressing question for many parents at this time of year- will my child's IEP paper trail impact college admissions?! We answer a fellow listener's question:

"I have an 11 year old son in the 6th grade - now approaching middle school and high school. I am thinking about the future for my son. I heard that an IEP may prevent a child from getting a regular high school diploma. Will it affect a school scholarship - and college applications?"

The answer may surprise you!

We discuss the admissions process and the importance of entrance essays! We also share how to take control of the narrative when you have a learning difference. Framing your profile and highlighting your strengths are some examples given to help others see unique assets ( college or career wise! ).  Quest along with us and share your own experience with college admissions on  iTunes or Instagram.

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Mar 01, 2018
Why Mistakes Fuel Our Learning Potential with Diana Laufenberg
34:12

With over 20 years in education, our guest, Diana Laufenberg, shares her fascinating insight on how learning environments can influence learner "potential". Her work is rooted in innovative, cutting-edge learning practices which question what is education? What are we actually trying to accomplished by sending our kids to school when information is now at our fingertips? What happens if we never make mistakes?

Diana discusses more on INQUIRY, CURIOSITY, and project-based learning ... and why these practices benefit ALL learners! She is all about exploring classroom dynamics and challenging students to learn from their mistakes. Wonder how can we tinker learning environments to see a completely different "potential"? Quest along with us!

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For the past few years I have been fascinated with this question of how to support the emotional resilience for dyslexic children who are struggling emotionally in school. I’ve learned a lot, and feel very called to share these tools with whomever would be supported by them. 


That’s why I am offering a free interactive online workshop on building your dyslexic child’s self esteem and resilience. If you feel alone and unsupported on your parenting journey, or if you are looking for more evidence based tools and strategies, or if you want to feel connected to community of other parents just like yourself- COME!!! ⠀

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Because of our webinar software that we are using, there is a limited amount of free tickets available, if this feels like something that would be supportive, grab a ticket now or they’ll be “sold out”: https://elishevaschwartz.lpages.co/webinar-opt-in-feb-2018/

Feb 23, 2018
How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity and Resilience in Your Child: The Yes Brain with Dr. Dan Siegel
56:17

Dr.Dan Siegel has written over 20 books, including a variety of parenting books. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, the founding co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and the executive director of the Mindsight institute (his credentials go on!). The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child  is Dr. Dan's newest book, co-authored with Tina Payne Bryson. You do not want to miss this engaging talk on this fascinating topic- Dr.Dan takes us through a meditation that brings me to tears...This profound experience is a special moment to share. Dr.Dan discusses how to get your child out of the NO brain state into and into a completely different nervous system- the YES brain. The YES brain is filled with courage, curiosity, balance, resilience, insight, and empathy- all characteristics that are so important for dyslexic children. Please join us on this quest and share your own story on iTunes or Instagram.

Feb 14, 2018
How to Talk to Your Child’s Teacher About Dyslexia with Barbara Steinberg
55:30

Barbara quests with us today and shares about her journey inspiring others. She is the founder of PDX Reading Specialist, LLC  and also offers teacher training on proper instruction for students with dyslexic type difficulties. She shares a template  parents can use  to structure conversations to have with teachers at the start of the year! This talk will help you be prepared and know how to talk to your child's teacher about dyslexia at the start of the year!

At the start of her career, Barbara started out as a teacher. She always worried about the children who struggled in her class---which she knows now were dyslexic. She headed off to grad school and learned more about teaching effectively. PDX Reading Specialist, LLC was created with a simple mission--to create CONFIDENT and CAPABLE learners. She inspires students to discover hidden gifts and become self-advocates.

You do not want to miss this episode! Grab your pencil and be ready to take notes!

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Feb 06, 2018
Is Unschooling the Answer for My Dyslexic Child? with Becky Ogden
39:17
In our first Q and A mini series episode we answered a listener's question:
Tell us more about unschooling for dyslexic children.
To answer this we quest together with Self-Directed Homeschooling founder, Becky Ogden. Listen as Becky talks about everything self- directed learning, unschooling and nontraditional learning environments, like relaxed homeschooling. Do you think unschooling would work for your child? Let us know!

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Jan 30, 2018
What Every Person With Dyslexia Should Know with MIT Professor Cathy Drennan
48:58

When she was young, Cathy Drennan was told she would likely not graduate high school. Fast forward to today and we can find Cathy teaching and inspiring others as a chemistry and biology professor at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). “Wow you must be smart to do what you do!” What does it really mean to be SMART— especially when you struggled in school?! In this episode Cathy shares how she was determined to work hard and prove that she was more than “smart for someone with dyslexia.” Her experiences translate into meaningful advice for both parents of dyslexic children and dyslexics themselves. Cathy’s story will move you and show how are biggest weakness can become our greatest strength. You won’t want to miss it so listen now!

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Jan 23, 2018
What it Takes to Become a Dyslexic Success Story with CEO Stan Gloss
56:28

CEO Stan Gloss shares inspiring tales in this encouraging episode. Stan, a dyslexic himself, talks about what it's like to prove wrong those who thought he wouldn't get into college. From childhood to entering a doctoral program, Stan has firsthand experience on what it takes to become a dyslexic success story. He shares the "workarounds" he used to get ahead and why being dyslexic is an asset in the workplace. His advice to parents? Let your kids dabble in their interests... chances are those skills will lead them to success as adults. Listen for more useful advice from Stan himself! What resonated the most with you? Share with us! Meet us on Instagram or Facebook!

Jan 16, 2018
How to Become an Entrepreneur after High School with LD Start-Up Incubator Founder Rick Fiery
01:10:38

Our first guest of 2018, Rick Fiery, has created a one of a kind learning lab and start up incubator- with a twist-  Inventive Labs is a platform specifically designed for those with learning differences such as dyslexia. He provides a space to help individuals develop their passions and strengths. With mentoring and inspiration, Inventive Labs is helping others hone into their strengths to help change the world.

Listen as Rick details his own journey and how Inventive Labs was created. He shares how high school grads can peruse their goals through an Entrepreneurship program and why gap years are a good thing. This discussion is an inspiring talk to start the year off- you don't want to miss it!

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Jan 09, 2018
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Nov 27, 2017
The Dyslexic Advantage with Dr. Brock Eide
01:22:15

This week we re-air a very special episode! We end October, Dyslexia Awareness Month, with Dr. Brock Eide. He is the co-author of one of my absolute favorite books on dyslexia- The Dyslexic Advantage , as well as the co-founder of The Dyslexic Advantage organization, a non for profit, dedicated to unleashing the power of the dyslexic mind.

Enjoy this fascinating talk and let us know what you think!

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Oct 27, 2017
Homeschooling with Dyslexia with Marianne Sunderland
52:18

Are you curious about homeschooling your dyslexic child? Do you currently homeschool your child? Wondering how to start? This episode covers all the questions you have about homeschooling with Dyslexia as well as tips for parents who are already homeschooling their children. Marianne Sunderland is the creator of Homeschooling With Dyslexia, a site dedicated to educating and encouraging parents to successfully homeschool their children with dyslexia. Marianne is a veteran homeschool mother with over 20 years of experience teaching her 8 children, 7 of whom are dyslexic. Enjoy this fascinating talk and let us know what you think! 

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Oct 10, 2017
Susan Barton: A Strength Based Perspective on Dyslexia
57:00

Susan Barton is one of a handful of names which are automatically associated with Dyslexia education and advocacy. Susan’s dedication to, “fighting the craziness,” and educating teachers and parents about Dyslexia has landed Susan in the International Dyslexia Association’s Hall of Honor, where a plaque with her name now hangs next to those for Dr. Orton, Anna Gillingham, Reid Lyon, Beth Slingerland and other internationally recognized authorities in the field of dyslexia. Cool, huh?

“The giftedness in Dyslexia is so often overlooked it drives me crazy!…Another way to find dyslexics, is to stop looking at individuals who are terrible with spelling, and to start looking for individuals who excel in particular areas”- Susan Barton

We re-aired this episode (originally aired in 2014!). Let us know your thoughts! Enjoying these episodes?  You can Rate and review on iTunes! We LOVE hearing from you as always- You can connect with us on Instagram or Facebook!

Oct 01, 2017
The Trouble with Maths with Steve Chinn
59:00

This week we cover maths again! So often when we discuss dyslexia we talk about the language component but this processing style can also effect math skills and understanding. Sometimes these weakness (AND STRENGTHS) can spill over into the maths classroom. We uncover more on this and dyscalculia with guest, Steve Chinn.  He has over 30 years experience in work and research on dyslexia and dyscalculia. We uncover dyslexics who struggle with maths, how parents can support students who struggle with maths and the difference between inchworm and grasshopper thinkers and so much more! His fascinating insight helps us better understand "the trouble with maths," so stay tuned till the end!

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Sep 23, 2017
Bright Kids Who Can't Keep Up with Dr. Ellen Braaten
48:39

Our guest this week, Dr. Ellen Braaten, is an expert in the field of pediatric neuropsychological and psychological assessment, particularly in the areas of assessing learning disabilities and attention disorders. She co-authored the book, "Bright Kids Who Can't Keep Up: Help Your Child Overcome Slow Processing Speed and Succeed in a Fast-Paced World." This episode explores why sometimes really bright kids, for whatever reason, have a hard time with tasks like choosing what they want for breakfast, copying things off the board, and expediting these kind of tasks speedily. 

Do you have a child who has a hard time with these tasks?

Are you curious about why they may have a hard time keeping up?

Be sure to listen to this episode and share your thoughts with us! We really LOVE to hear from you– you can reach out on Instagram or Facebook! @thedyslexiaquest

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Sep 17, 2017
THE TOP 10 Ways to Advocate for a Child with Dyslexia with Dr.Kelli Sandman-Hurley
54:58

Do you wonder how to BEST ADVOCATE for your student or child with dyslexia? What are the right questions to ask at an IEP meeting? How do you even begin to navigate the complexities of advocating for your child within the school system?

If you wonder about these questions then you will want to listen till the end! Guest Dr.Kelli Sandman-Hurley, author and co-founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute, spills it all as we dive into these questions and more! She shares her TOP advice for parents and anyone who wants to ADVOCATE for a student with dyslexia! 

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Sep 10, 2017
How to Help Your ANXIOUS Child with Renee Jain
49:45

Renee Jain is the founder and chief storyteller of Go Zen. She teaches skills of happiness and resilience through fun media that engages kids -- and parents too! She is a mama herself and podcast host who believes feeling good is actually a skill we can practice and develop.

Jenee discuss why we should practice things like gratitude, shift our mindset about stress, and parenting myths such as, "it's not your job to reassure them."

Curious? Want to know what you can do to help your child feel good? Listen as we discuss practical tips to use with your child to help them relieve anxiety and learn strategies to feel good.

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Learn how to increase your child’s self esteem, regardless of how supportive your child’s school environment is, in this step by step live six week video course for mothers, dads and guardians of children 7-15 years old. THE COURSE WILL BEGIN SEPTEMBER 7TH, AND END OCTOBER 19TH. Questions? Contact us!

Sep 03, 2017
Raising Children with DYSLEXIA AND ADHD Successfully with Concheta Gladmon
31:47

Do you ever wonder what other parents experience when raising a child with dyslexia or ADHD? In this episode guest Concheta Gladmon shares her story! Concheta is a mama herself. She shares all about raising her son and the steps she took to support him successfully. She talks about experiences from school, life, and writing her book, Keys to Successfully Raising Children with Dyslexia and ADHD. Concheta shares the wisdom she has learned along the way- so stay tuned till the end!

Aug 26, 2017
Dyslexia 2:0 The Gift of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Mind with Tiffany Sunday
01:02:54

Guest Tiffany Sunday quests with us on the fascinating topic, "Dyslexia 2:0 The Gift of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Mind". We uncover dyslexic strengths and wonder why having these strengths can sometimes cause overwhelming pressure instead of motivation.

Tiffany is an author, innovator, entrepreneur and mom of a dyslexic child. She writes and speaks on multiple topics from the digital revolution, to the future of work to personal development and the relationship between dyslexia and entrepreneurship.

Tiffany reminds us that every one of us has a passion.... even our kids. It's what "makes our tail wag". We talk about dreaming big and innovation. Tiffany shares from her own unique experiences - you won't want to miss it so stay tuned till the end!

How to Strengthen Your Dyslexic Child’s Self-Esteem  Sign up now for the LAST free online workshop on dyslexia and self-esteem for children, ages 8-15… Limited spots available for the 21st of August 2017!

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Aug 19, 2017
HOW TO DEAL With Difficult Dyslexic Students with Kathryn Byrnes
58:10

We often hear more about how to provide a better, more hospitable experience for students with dyslexia in school.....but what are some tools that students can use to better manage themselves? Do you wonder what you can do to help your student or child learn to empower themselves? Our guest, Katie Byrnes, Ph.D., joins us on a quest to uncover more on mindfulness and meditation. We discuss HOW can we FULLY support dyslexic children. We quest more on how to help students build up internal resilience and deal with their own anger, anxiety or panic. She goes into the details of one's capacity for self-care, helping us better understand:

What is mindfulness??

What is meditation and how does this relate to my child??

How do mindfulness and meditation relate to each other??

And what does it look like to be a mindful educator??

Do you want to try some of these tools with your child? Katie gives insightful tips and examples you can use today, so be sure to listen till the end! 

How to Strengthen Your Dyslexic Child’s Self-Esteem  Sign up now for the free online workshop on dyslexia and self-esteem for children, ages 8-15... Limited spots available for the 14th and 21st of August 2017!

Aug 13, 2017
How To Help Dyslexic Kids With Math with Christopher Woodin
59:06

Do you think of yourself as a 'math person'? Do you have a child who is struggling with math? In this episode we discuss how to make math accessible to your dyslexic child. Our guest, Christopher Woodin, explains why developing number sense, part- to- whole understanding and multimodal learning are essential for transferring math skills to real life. We compare traditional teaching methods to alternative methods and why having the courage to think outside the box works! Be sure to listen to the end- this episode is packed with tons of helpful examples! Sign up for the free online workshop on How to Strengthen Your Dyslexic Child’s Self-Esteem! (Space is limited!) 

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Aug 06, 2017
From High School Drop Out to Harvard! With John Rodrigues
57:59

This episode features John Rodrigues, the founder of Thinklexic and author of High school Drop Out to Harvard. Listen as John shares interesting stories from his own experience as well as tips for supporting your dyslexic child. His passion is extremely contagious and motivating! We go into dyslexic strengths and how these translate to success.You won't want to miss it!

Sign up for the free online workshop on How to Strengthen Your Dyslexic Child's Self-Esteem! (Space is limited!)

Jul 29, 2017
Dyslexia Across Generations with Dr. Lena Carawan & Dr. Blace Nalavany
55:56

Come explore with us as Dr. Lena Carawan & Dr. Blace Nalavany make their second appearance on the show! Listen as we gush all about their latest cutting-edge research on inter-generational dyslexia. This dynamic duo is finding out what's it like for dyslexics in the later years.  

We know that Dyslexia doesn't go away. These growing pains are real and vary from generation to generation. Our talk gets into the family dynamics of dyslexic parents with and without dyslexic children. Can you relate? Let us know! Enjoy!

How to Strengthen Your Dyslexic Child's Self-Esteem Sign up now for the free online webinar on dyslexia and self-esteem for middle school children, on the 7th, 14th and 21st of August 2017!

Jul 22, 2017
HOW to Get a Proper Assessment with Dr. Michael Hart
56:59

Are you wondering about how to start the assessment process for your child? Have you gotten an assessment in the past but still feel like you have questions? YOU are NOT ALONE! Assessment is tricky and hard to navigate! This topic has gotten a lot of popularity due to the process parents go through to get a proper assessment. Parents often wonder:

How do you know where to go and who to talk to?

Is it worth the money, time, and effort?

How can we determine all of this?

To help us answer these pressing questions we quest with guest Dr. Michael Hart. He has over 25 years experience, "protecting and empowering children and adults who have led lives of confusion and sometimes even desperation due to learning issues." Together we go over the essentials for getting a proper assessment and what parents need to know about becoming "Enlightened Warriors" for their children.

"Parents can advocate like an Enlightened Warrior... By educating themselves with information and learning how to interpret test results and what they mean...They become fierce and powerful but not in the way people usually think. An Enlightened Warrior doesn’t want war or violence... But they are prepared to be fearless in the face of push-back or conflict."

You won't want to miss his unique insight and helpful tips. Be sure to listen to the end!

Jul 15, 2017
WHY Kids with LD & ADHD HATE SCHOOL and What You Can Do About It! with Dr. Jerome Schultz
56:41

 

In this podcast we discuss Dr. Jerome Schultz’s groundbreaking book, "Nowhere To Hide” . He addresses the consequences of the unabated stress associated with Learning disabilities/ADHD and the toxic, deleterious impact of this stress on kids’ academic learning, social skills, behavior, and efficient brain functioning.

He draws upon three decades of work as a neuropsychologist, teacher educator, and school consultant to address this gap. This book really can help change the way parents and teachers think about why kids with LD and ADHD find school and homework so toxic, while also offering abundant supply of practical, understandable strategies that have been shown to reduce stress at school and at home, such as Shultz’s SAVING FASE, and DE-STRESS models

Check us out on Instagram @thedyslexiaquest for more!

Jul 10, 2017
Exceptional Minds in the 21st Century with Marc Smolowitz
01:02:33

We are wrapping up our series on understanding giftedness and what it all means! This inspiring talk continues our quest into the evolution of our culture and society’s idea of neurodiverse learners! Join us as Marc Smolowitz, award winning director, dives in and gives his unique perspective on this theme. He shares all about his newest project, the G word, an unforgettable documentary that unravels the complex challenges of defining and meeting the needs of high intelligence in the 21st century.

"The continuum of intelligence has been up & down...we thought what if we turned it sideways so we are all on the same plane?"

The G word is a moving and enlightening film that features different lives and takes on the educational experience. In addition to exploring themes in education, giftedness, and intelligence, equity and justice are also explored.

“Who gets to be gifted in America and why?"

Did you listen through to the end? Now we want to know:

what’s your education story?

what’s your idea of a new term for giftedness?

 

 

Jul 01, 2017
Does the Term GIFTEDNESS TRIGGER YOU? with Dr. Edward Amend
01:03:46

Are you gifted? Is your child gifted? ...or NOT? Does the term GIFTED trigger certain feelings in you? Have you ever wondered why these terms carry such emotional baggage?

YES!? Then this is the episode for you!

Dr. Amend, our guest, is a Clinical Psychologist who focuses on the social, emotional, and educational needs of gifted, 2e (twice exceptionality) and talented individuals. We go into those labels and the struggles of those with or without these labels. We dissect WHY you can be gifted ... YET STILL FEEL BORED in class OR struggle with school!? AND how to go about understanding what it all MEANS!

This complex inquiry also goes into the INS-&-OUTS of:

  • effective evaluation of gifted and 2e needs,
  • appropriate assessment and identification of multi-exceptionalities and
  • how to choose the right professionals to work with you and your child.

This talk get really juicy and taps into our curiosity surrounding these complicated thoughts so be sure to join us! The advice in this episode is equally helpful for those just starting their quest as well as those who've been at it for years! ENJOY!

Be sure to tell us what you think!

Jun 24, 2017
Dyslexic Before It Was Cool! with Dean Bragonier
01:01:14

What if you were in a classroom where you were understood? What if the learning focused on the skills that came easy to you? How would that have changed the way you thought about school? How would that setting have shaped you? What could have been possible?

At some point we have all wondered …. What if…

This episode features someone who has actually thought of a SOLUTION to this dilemma, faced by many students, like us. We know that dyslexia has many advantages that sometimes go untapped...and are THE DESIRED SKILLS by employers! What would happen if these strengths were highlighted in classrooms instead of ignored?!

Our guest, Dean Bragonier, is the Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAbility. NoticeAbility is cutting-edge as it “unlocks the dyslexic potential” with “experiential, project-based courses grounded in social-emotional methodology and executive function research.” This unique curriculum enables learning for middle and high school aged learners through multiple modalities. You do not want to miss this AMAZING conversation! You will feel so understood and encouraged by this message so be sure to listen to the end! ENJOY!

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Jun 17, 2017
The Misunderstood Reality of Creative Learners with Kathryn Haydon
49:58

So many influential thinkers of our time had one thing in common- CREATIVITY! Yet they seemed to have struggled in school... Creativity is a key strength that can go underappreciated in some schools. But through creativity, so many other strengths can develop! This episode is an enlightening talk about how we can enable our students to flourish by encouraging them to use their creative strengths. Kathryn Haydon, founder of Sparkitivity, quests with me as we reveal why recognizing creativity is essential and what that means for students who have a hard time in school. You won’t want to miss her insight and advice so be sure to listen to the end!

Jun 10, 2017
One Man's Quest with Dyslexia as a Lifelong Companion with Taylor Beattie
50:10

Do you remember when you first knew you were dyslexic? Do you recall that feeling in class or maybe even at home when you let down a parent or teacher? What about that feeling you had once you  realized that you are actually really good at something? or SEVERAL things? Dyslexia is always with us and takes us on incredible rides.

In this episode we look at one man’s interesting journey with “dyslexia as a lifelong companion”. Taylor Beattie, US Army Special Forces Officer (retired Lieutenant Colonel), and I had a fascinating talk about his navigating through the military and getting his masters ... all the while understanding his dyslexia. We look into dyslexic strengths and weaknesses and how they play a vital role in understanding the dyslexic journey. We also dive into parenting and dyslexia as Taylor has a dyslexic daughter himself. You won’t want to miss the advice he gives so be sure to listen to this Dyslexia Quest until the end!

Jun 05, 2017
The Medicalization of Learning Differences as a Form of Structural Violence with Chad Baber
45:48

The work of Chad Baber is all about his own quest unraveling his experiences with dyslexia. Like so many of us questers, Chad went through testing, therapy and many programs geared to ‘fix’ him. He talks about how he found validation through his experiences and internalization of the reasons for his struggles. Rather than focusing on the labels and medicalization of dyslexia, Chad aims to focus on providing a unique picture on the experience of dyslexia. His work aims to help others understand that dyslexia is not a ‘problem to be fixed’ but rather a journey. Come along with us and listen to this Dyslexia Quest together!

May 26, 2017
Is Your Child a Square Being Pushed Into a Round Hole? With Jade Ann Rivera
01:02:00

Jade Rivera’s work will completely resonate with so many of us Questers. With her unique experience working with neurodivergent children, we unpack what it means to be an alternative learner. We uncover what it means to have these needs that conventional education is not addressing.

This episode explores:

Microschools and Jade’s work developing these institutions with others,

Neurodivergent learners and how they can be supported,

Labels and the meaning or lack of meaning they offer,

Achievement and what that looks like for different learners,

Homework and testing- to do or not to do!,

Connecting with your child and the choices you can make to truly support them,

AND SO MUCH MORE!

According to Jade, “if you’ve landed on my website, you’ve probably had some experience with neurodivergent children. Quirky children with brains that seem to work differently from the norm. Children who need an unusual amount of scaffolding to accomplish simple looking tasks yet inspire us with boundary pushing insights and creations. At best, you may have heard them described as gifted or as twice-exceptional. At worst, as weird or as trouble makers.”

At the end of this episode, Jade gives solid advice for parents on how to best support their children… be sure to listen till the end!

May 20, 2017
The Secret Weapon to UNLEASHING Your Learning Potential with Dr. Erica Warren
52:49

Do you ever wonder how can we improve our learning?

What if there was a secret weapon to education?

GOOD NEWS! There is a secret weapon that will UNLEASH this potential and change the way you learn! 

In this episode we dig deep into the concept of VISUALIZATION and *WHY* this skill is so important for understanding what we read. Dr. Erica Warren discusses the ins-and-outs of empowering your learning with this tool. She shares her strategies for helping you or your child visualize. Listen until the end for a list of 10 specific components. Like playing a movie in your head, the more details the better!

Dr. Warren is a Learning Specialist, Educational Therapist and ADHD/Executive Functioning Coach. Her doctorate from the University of Georgia focused on life-long issues in learning, the impact of learning difficulties across the lifespan, and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations. She earned a Masters degree in Educational Psychology, which covered life-span development, learning, and cognition. Dr. Warren often describes her bachelor's degree in fine arts as her secret weapon.

Dr. Warren’s diverse education has created a well-rounded expertise in the areas of mindful and multisensory learning, cognition and remediation. Much of her time remains devoted to working with students on an individualized basis where her unique, multisensory approach focuses on compensatory learning strategies, cognitive remediation, study strategies and remedial reading, writing and math methods. She founded Learning to Learn in 1999. She creates educational resources and materials sites: Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials. She also offers courses for learning specialists and educational therapists.

May 11, 2017
Unlocking Intrinsic Motivation: The Fuel For Learning with Dr. Gina Riley
01:04:04

Today's quest goes deep into the heart of motivation. We uncover what enables someone to be *really* motivated. We wonder what fuels that drive which allows someone to do something against all the impossible odds. THAT kind of motivation that turns barriers into frontiers. Parents and teachers often wonder how we can inspire unmotivated students to unlock within them this intrinsic motivation which is often so powerful.

Looking for this answer too? Our quest with Dr. Gina Riley is all about this intriguing topic so be sure to listen until the end as we talk about:

  • Learning environments that enable intrinsic motivation,
  • Giving your child time, space and love to develop their interests and a true love for learning,
  • The key ingredients needed to unlock intrinsic motivation,
  • Why we should be celebrating the competence and strengths every child has,
  • And the role that *learning how to learn* plays in their future.

Dr. Gina Riley is an educational psychologist and Clinical Professor of Adolescent Special Education at Hunter College. Dr. Riley has over fifteen years experience working with teens with learning disabilities and emotional and behavioral disorders. She is also a seasoned academic, with years of teaching, research, and supervisory experience within the fields of special education, psychology, school psychology, and mental health counseling. Her master’s thesis focused on intrinsic motivation within home education environments, and her doctoral dissertation compared levels of competence, autonomy, and relatedness in home educated and traditionally educated young adults. Dr. Riley also has extensive experience in online education and distance learning at the college/university level. She is a mom herself and home-schooled her son from kindergarten to 12th grade.


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May 06, 2017
Gifted AND Struggling in School?! with Dr. Melanie Hayes
01:05:46

Dr. Melanie Hayes, the founder and director of the Big Minds Unschool, shares her unique level of expertise in 2e. What is 2e? We dive right into this fascinating topic with an inspiring talk including how Melanie started her journey and what environment best suits the learning styles of 2e children. She also discusses why students should have the time and support to grow cognitively and creatively as they follow their interests. The passionate energy and attention she has brought to this alternative view of education is so inspiring! Melanie shares many bits of wisdom that you can bring into your own home to fortify your child’s resilience. If you would love to know more about how to channel this type of energy into your parenting style be sure to listen until the end!

Dr. Melanie Hayes is the founder and director of the Big Minds Unschool. Melanie is a 2e expert. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership, an MA in gifted education, a credential in elementary multiple subjects, and has 10 years experience teaching, mentoring, coaching, and advocating for 2e children. She also has a 2e son and daughter, so she experiences life with 2e children on an intensely personal level. She is intimately familiar with the joys and hardships of raising and educating exceptional children. You can read more about her work and family in her blog, “Life Among the Gifted."

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Apr 27, 2017
How Both Pain and Compassion Fuel High Performance With Emilia Lahti
01:07:23

Emilia has a master's degree in social psychology, and a master of applied positive psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a former student of Dr. Martin Seligman and pioneered the research on the Finnish construct of sisu (extraordinary determination in the face of adversity) under the mentorship Dr. Angela Duckworth.

She is a speaker and lecturer in both Finland and the United States and has given presentations at TEDx, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UPenn, the international world congress on positive psychology, as well as Accenture and Singularity University, among others. Her work has also been featured in Business Insider, Scientific American, Forbes and The New Yorker. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD at the Aalto University School of Science and Technology in Helsinki. In 2015 Emilia was selected for the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program at NASA AMES Research Center in Silicon Valley with full scholarship from Google.

Her life mission involves being a catalyst for human connection and compassion.

Apr 07, 2017
How To Let Go Of Limiting Beliefs: A Story of Transformation With Dyslexic Stuttering Stand-Up Comic Dr. Nina G
52:17

Nina G is America’s favorite female stuttering stand up comedian (granted she is the only one). She is also a disability activist, storyteller, children's book author and educator. She brings her humor to help people confront and understand social justice issues such as disability, diversity, and equity. 

When she isn’t performing at comedy clubs like the San Francisco Punchline or the Laugh Factory, she is playing colleges and presenting as a keynote speaker to children with disabilities and training professionals!  Nina is part of the comedy troupe The Comedians with Disabilities Act, which brings laughter and awareness to audiences across the country.    

She is the author of a children’s book titled, Once Upon An Accommodation: A Book About Learning Disabilities, that helps children and adults advocate for their rights as a person with a  Disability.  Nina's one person show, Going Beyond Inspirational, which is a comical exploration about growing up with Learning and Speech Disabilities debuted in 2015 and was featured CBS San Francisco Local.

Mar 30, 2017
Standardized Testing : The Good, The Bad and The *VERY* Ugly with Zachary Stein, Ed.D
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Dr. Stein has interests that range from social justice and philosophy to education, including specializations in developmental psychology and ethics.  He studied philosophy and religion at Hampshire College, and then educational neuroscience, human development, and the philosophy of education at Harvard University.

While a student at Harvard, He co-founded what would become Lectica, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to the research-based, justice-oriented reform of large-scale standardized testing in K-12, higher-education, and business.

Currently, He serves as Chair of the Education Program at Meridian University and as Academic Director of the activist think-tank at the Center for Integral Wisdom.

 

Mar 06, 2017
Beyond Ok: From Invisible to Invincible with Susan Schenk
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Susan Schenk is an Entrepreneur, Occupational Therapist, Speaker, Author and an advocate for Learning Differences such as Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, and ADHD.  In her book, Beyond Ok: From Invisible to Invincible she offers an insider's look at learning differences as a child, a parent and a professional. Her business, Technology & Tools for kids offers training and consultation to help parents support their children that learn differently with her online and face-to-face consultations. She is the co-creator of Shift Your Thinking LD Summit (Toronto, Ontario) which offers parents insight into the world of learning differently and strategies that can support both them and their children. She also trains Occupational

Jan 26, 2017
Is There an Environmental Component to Dyslexia?! A Neurophysiologist Weights In!
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Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD is a psychiatrist, neurophysiologist, and a developmental cognitive neuroscientist trained clinically at Keio Univ Sch of Med (Tokyo, Japan) and in research at Harvard, UCLA, Caltech and Stanford. She is Associate Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Weill Institute for Neurosciences and Dyslexia Center, and Director of UC Office of the President's Science-based Innovation in Learning Center (SILC), and UCSF Hoeft Laboratory for Educational Neuroscience (brainLENS.org). She is also Scientific Advisory / Executive Board Member of the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity (BADM’s CCC), Board Member of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and serves as Neuroscientist-in-residence at schools and organizations. Broadly speaking, our group examines brain development and skill acquisition in children at various time-scales and levels using various neuroimaging techniques such as TMS/tDCS, fNIRS, fMRI, aMRI, DI and MEG. We are interested in identifying how biology (gene) and environment influence the development of language, social and executive brain networks. We study healthy children and also children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as idiopathic autism, developmental dyslexia.

Jan 11, 2017
This Woman Sued The New York State Bar Examination Changing Disability Law Forever with Dr. Marilyn Bartlett
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This Woman Sued The New York State Bar Examination Changing Disability Law Forever with Dr. Marilyn Bartlett. 

Dr. Barlett is a professor of Educational Leadership (school administration certification) and educational law at Tx A&M University Kingsville.

She is also a professor at the Institute for Special Educational Advocacy at The College of Wm & Mary, Wyeth Law School each summer with Pete and Pam Wright.

Besides for her teaching she also does important educational advocacy work , helping teachers and students all over the US, utilize the rights she worked so hard to attain. 

Jan 04, 2017
How To Become Dyslexic And Unstoppable With Douglas and Lucie Curtiss
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Lucie M. Curtiss, RN, and Dr. Douglas C. Curtiss, FAAP, are the co-founders of Dyslexic AND UN-Stoppable, LLC. Their mission is to empower dyslexic children to become UN-Stoppable and overcome dyslexia by rediscovering their inner power. They are here to remind dyslexics that they are SMART!

Nov 28, 2016
What Is Intelligence Anyway? A Deep Dive with Scott Barry Kaufman
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Scott Barry Kaufman is Scientific Director of The Imagination Institute(link is external) in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Kaufman investigates the development and measurement of imagination, and the many paths to greatness . He has six books, including Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined and The Philosophy of Creativity(link is external)(with Elliot Samuel Paul). Kaufman is also co-founder of The Creativity Post Kaufman completed his doctorate in cognitive psychology from Yale University in 2009 and received his masters degree in experimental psychology from Cambridge University in 2005, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar

 

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Nov 21, 2016
The Role Of Emotions In Learning - A Neuroscientist Weighs In.
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Mary Helen Immordino-Yang is a neuroscientist and human development psychologist. In her work she studies the neural, psychophysiological and psychological bases of emotion, social interaction and culture and their implications for development and schools. A former junior high school teacher, Mary Helen earned her doctorate at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She is an Assistant Professor of Education at the USC's Rossier School of Education and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Brain and Creativity Institute. She's also the inaugural recipient of the Award for Transforming Education through Neuroscience.

Nov 13, 2016
How Your Children Can Become Mentally Tough with Renita Kalhorn
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Renita Kalhorn has been around the globe teaching about mental toughness. Her teaching, speaking, coaching and advocacy spans the gamete from working with the Navy SEALS to companies such as We Works and Goldman Sacks. In this episode learn how to help your children develop a mental six pack, so they can be super strong and resilient in the face of adversity.

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Nov 04, 2016
Transitioning From Dyslexic-Shame to Dyslexic- Pride with LeDerick Horne
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Labeled as neurologically impaired in third grade, LeDerick Horne defies any and all labels. He’s a dynamic spoken-word poet. A tireless advocate for all people with disabilities. An inspiring motivational speaker. A bridge-builder between learners and leaders across the U.S. and around the word. An African-American husband and father who serves as a role model for all races, genders, and generations.

The grandson of one of New Jersey’s most prominent civil rights leaders, LeDerick uses his gift for spoken-word poetry as the gateway to larger discussions on equal opportunity, pride, self-determination and hope for people with disabilities. His workshops, keynote speeches, and performances reach thousands of students, teachers, legislators, policy makers, business leaders, and service providers each year. He regularly addresses an array of academic, government, social, and business groups, including appearances at the White House, the United Nations, Harvard University, the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, and the Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Alabama State Departments of Education. His work addresses the challenges of all disabilities, uniting the efforts of diverse groups in order to achieve substantive, systemic change.

In 2015, he and co-author Margo Vreeburg Izzo, PhD, Ohio State, will release a book titled Hidden Disabilities, Hidden Potential—the definitive compendium on LD / ADHD and other hidden disabilities—to be published by Brookes Publishing Co.
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Jun 17, 2016
Everything You Need to Know About Getting Proper Dyslexia Testing with Emily O'Connor
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Emily
O'Connor, founder and owner of Advantage Math Clinic, is an educational therapist and dyslexia specialist who lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Emily specializes in working one-on-one with dyslexic children who need support in mathematics.  Her training in the Making Math Real Multisensory Structured Methods profoundly changed her life, and her greatest passion is sharing this method and helping kids and families holistically navigate dyslexia.

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May 27, 2016
Dyslexia and Heritability with Geneticist Dr. Silvia Paracchini
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Dr Silvia Paracchini aims to identify the genetic components of dyslexia and understand the underlying biology. Other disorders such as Specific Language Impairment or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are commonly linked to dyslexia. Dr Paracchini is looking for possible common genes for these clinically distinct disorders. Her research has the potential to uncover some of the biological mechanisms involved in human cognition.

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May 13, 2016
Turning The Tables Around! Stephen Anderson Interviews Me
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Stephan Anderson from "Luvin' My Dyslexia" Podcast Interviews me. Hope you enjoy. Feel free to share your thoughts on Facebook , and Instagram

May 06, 2016
Dyslexic Brains Are Really Good at "Other Things" with Thomas G West
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Thomas G. West is the author of In the Mind’s Eye — Creative Visual Thinkers, Gifted Dyslexics and the Rise of Visual Technologies, selected as one of the “best of the best” for the year by the American Library Association (one of only 13 books in their broad psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience category). A second edition was released in 2009 with Foreword by Oliver Sacks, MD, who states: “In the Mind’s Eye brings out the special problems of people with dyslexia, but also their strengths, which are so often overlooked.  Its accent is not so much on pathology as on how much human minds vary. It stands alongside Howard Gardner’s Frames of Mind as a testament to the range of human talent and possibility.”

In the Mind’s Eye was published in Japanese translation in as Geniuses Who Hated School. A Chinese translation was published in 2004 and a Korean translation was released in late 2011. In connection with In the Mind’s Eye and his other writings, Mr. West has been invited to provide presentations for scientific, medical, art, design, computer and business groups in the U.S. and overseas, including groups in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan and twelve European countries.
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Apr 15, 2016
A Neurobiologist Explains The Dyslexic Strengths with Dr. Manuel Casanova
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Manuel F. Casanova is the SmartState Endowed Chair in Childhood Neurotherapeutics and a professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville at Greenville Health System. He is a former Gottfried and Gisela Kolb Endowed Chair in Outpatient Psychiatry and a Professor of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology at the University of Louisville

Apr 01, 2016
Lower Working Memory linked to Higher Levels of Creative Thinking with Matthew Fugate, PhD
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Matthew received his doctorate in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies at Purdue University. Matthew worked as an elementary teacher in the Houston Independent School District where he also served as a Gifted Coordinator and Magnet Coordinator. During this time, he received his Masters in Educational Psychology, Gifted Education from the University of Connecticut. Matthew’s current research focus is twice exceptionality. Past research examined the relationship between working memory and levels of creativity in gifted students who also have characteristics related to ADHD.

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Mar 18, 2016
Are You Easily Distracted? Scientists State That May Be A Sign Of Creativity with Darya Zabelina
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Are You Easily Distracted? Scientists State That May Be A Sign Of Creativity  with Darya Darya Zabelina


Darya Zabelina, is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Northwestern University studying cognitive processes, affective processes, motivation, personality and neural aspects involved in creativity. 

Darya has a keen interest in exploring ways of enhancing and fostering the development of creative thinking and problem-solving ability. Darya has published a number of professional articles and book chapters, and presented at both national and international conferences. She serves as a reviewer for several professional journals. Her research has been covered by Scientific American, Scientific American Mind, National Public Radio (NPR), among others. Darya enjoys reading, traveling, and running. 

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Mar 04, 2016
How Differences In Attention Can lead to The Dyslexic Advantage with Dr. Matt Schneps
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Schneps received his PhD in Physics from MIT (’79), and is currently Research Professor at UMass Boston, Computer Science. Previously, Schneps was founding member of the Science Education Department at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. There, over a period of 35 years, he led major national initiatives fostering science learning through television and computer media. Work includes programs on children’s ideas in STEM (e.g., A Private Universe), and resources for students and teachers. Habitable Planet, an online resource produced in collaboration with Klopfer of STEP, received theScience Prize for Online Resources in Education from the AAAS. His work in neuroscience was honored with a Burch Fellowship in Theoretic Medicine and Affiliated Sciences.

This year, Schneps (with UMB collaborator Marc Pomplun) began work to establish the Institute for Compassionate Technology: Fostering technology with a heart.

Feb 04, 2016
Why Kids With LD and ADHD Hate School and What You Can Do About It with Dr. Jerome Schultz
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Dr. Jerome Schultz  is a clinical neuropsychologist and author of Nowhere to Hide : Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What You Can Do About It. 

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Jan 20, 2016
Retired NFL Player says "Dyslexia is a Blessing" .
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Jovan Haye is a retired NFL player, entrepreneur , author and Dyslexia Advocate. He is the author of "Bigger Than Me: How A Boy Conquered Dyslexia to Play in the NFL" .

This is my last episode of Season Two! Make sure you are subscribed to be in the loop when Season Three begins!

 

 

May 15, 2015
Thinking Differently in School, Work and Love with David Flink
47:41

David is the co- founder of Eye to Eye , one of the worlds largest mentoring organizations, pairing LD/ADHD  middle schoolers with like- thinking college mentors, as well as the author of new book, “Thinking Differently” .

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Apr 01, 2015
The Relationship Between Art, Entrepreneurship and the Dyslexic Brain with Eric McGehearty
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Eric McGehearty is the founder and CEO of Globerunner SEO, he is also an award winning artist and dyslexia advocate.

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Mar 18, 2015
Entrepreneurship and Learning Differences with Cameron Herold
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Entrepreneurship and Learning Differences with Cameron Herold

Throughout his career, Cameron Herold has been instrumental in the successful sale, branding and integration of a remarkable 500 business locations with three major companies.

He may be best known as a driving force behind 1-800-GOT-JUNK?'s spectacular growth from $2 Million to $106 Million in revenue in just six years. Yet, this dynamic leader has been a entrepreneurial innovator since launching his first company at the age of 21.

 

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Feb 20, 2015
Dr. Brock Eide: The Dyslexic Advantage
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Dr. Brock Eide, is the co-author of the book "The Dyslexic Advantage" and co-founder of The Dyslexic Advantage Organization, a not for profit organization dedicated to unleashing the power of the dyslexic mind.

Feb 02, 2015
Nelson Lauver : The Most Unlikely to Succeed.
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Nelson Lauver is a syndicated broadcaster, award- winning writer, speaker, dyslexic and advocate.

Jan 23, 2015
Aakash Odedra on how Dyslexia Impacts his Art
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Aakash is an award winning British dancer and choreographer and founder on the Aakash Odedra Dance Company. Aakash's aword winning dance "Murmur" describes his experiences of being a dyslexic. Murmur has been shown all over the world, including Ted Global.

Jan 08, 2015
Dr. Hazel Denhart: From High School Drop- Out to Professor, Doctor, Researcher and Activist.
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Dr. Hazel Denhart is a one of the few dyslexia researchers in the world who actually has dyslexia, or at least admits it. Her groundbreaking work appears among the most frequently read articles of the Journal of Learning Disabilities and is incorporated into college texts around the world. She sees dyslexia as a healthy part of the human experience and vital to human intellectual advancement.

Dec 15, 2014
Dr. Peter Gray on How Schools Kill, Motivation and how to Regain Some as an Adult
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Dr. Peter Gray is a professor at Boston College, author, psychologist and highly controversial learning theorist.

Nov 26, 2014
Brian Kinghorn Moving from Neuro-Diversity to Neuro-Harmony
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Brian Kinghorn. Neurodiversity advocate. Ted X Speaker . Statistician

I love a conversation that manages to be philosophical, cynical and hopeful all at once. In this thought provoking jam session with TED speaker Brian Kinghorn we get into an in wonderful chat which touches upon topics that range from, the nature of pathology and disorder to how "neurodiversity" can become another form of discriminatory elitism ,while touching upon both Brian's personal journey and his vision for the future.

Favorite Quote:

"We see differences , yet the whole problem is when we say which one is the correct one, which one is the order or the disorder. Because... we try to establish that whatever the "typical" majority does is right, which is not necessarily right. Typical means majority, that's all it means, we need to abandon the value judgement"

 

Oct 24, 2014
Lena Carawan +Blace Nalavany: Adult Dyslexia and Self Esteem
59:40

Lena Carawan and Blace Nalavany are both professors at East Carolina University. Lena and Blace are involved in inovative research on the adult experience of dyslexia. 

 

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Oct 01, 2014
Susan Barton : Dyslexic Strengths
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Susan Barton is one of a handful of names which are automatically associated with Dyslexia education and advocacy. Susan dedication to "fighting the craziness, and educating teachers and parents about Dyslexia has landed Susan in the International Dyslexia Association's Hall of Honor, where a plaque with her name now hangs next to those for Dr. Orton, Anna Gillingham, Reid Lyon, Beth Slingerland and other internationally recognized authorities in the field of dyslexia. Cool, hu?

Sep 19, 2014
Mark Leary: the science of self compassion
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Mark Leary is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Social Psychology Program at Duke University.

Aug 25, 2014
Scott Sonnon 2: How to Reclaim your Future and Catapult your Success with Scott
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Five-time martial arts World Champion Scott Sonnon, whose recent TEDx talk on learning disabilities has reached more than 50 million people, jamms with me about his new autobiography,  “A Mountain Stands: Confessions of a Suppressed Genius”.

Sonnon faced dyslexia so severe that he was hospitalized in a psychiatric institution for “disruptive classroom behavior", and yet went on to become a key note speaker at Mensa, teach in several universities , and crush it ( with a super guru following)  in the entrepreneurial space.

Scott has earned recognition as one of the Top 25 Trainers in the world by Men’s Fitness Magazine, “World's Smartest Workout” Coach by Men’s Health Magazine, and was named one of the most influential martial art teachers of the 21st century by Black Belt Magazine.

Basically Scott is badass, and here is how you can be too: Hint, get really, really uncomfortably, vulnerable, first with yourself, and then with others.

Aug 02, 2014
Larry Banks: Dyslexia's Hidden Talent
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Larry Banks Chair of Media Arts Department at LIU. Has worked with major badass brands such as Nike, Levi's and AT&T.  Larry is currently working on a documentary about Dyslexia called "Hidden Talents".

 

Jul 25, 2014
Scott Sonnon: Dyslexia and the Art of Rebirth
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Scott Sonnon is a dyslexic entrepreneur, martial art expert, fitness coach, and wellness speaker .Scott Sonnon was voted one of "The 6 Most Influential Martial Artists of the 21st Century" by Black Belt Magazine in 2010. As a dyslexic, institutionalized as a child, Scott Sonnon became a TED Fellow speaking on the nature of multiple learning styles being misdiagnosed as learning disabilities.

Jul 21, 2014
David Shenk: Talent, Genetics, and IQ
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David Shenk is the bestselling author of "The Genius in All of Us: Why Everything You've Been Told about Genetics, Talent, and IQ is Wrong." 

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Jul 21, 2014
Emilia Lahti: Sisu and the Science of Transforming Barriers into Frontiers
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Why are the Finnish schools so damn good, and the one psychological trait that can make you kinda badass too.

A new global league table, produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit for Pearson, has found Finland to be the best education system in the world!

For Emilia Elisabeth Lahti M.S.Sc., M.A.P.P, positive psychology researcher, that's no surprise. Lahti's research has identified the ONE psychological trait in Finnish culture which has contributed to it's astronomical success. Here I jam with Emilia as she defines the exact psychological trait of finnish success, and shares some insight on how we can incorporate some Finish stardom, sans skiing to work and a pet polar bear. Her research has captured the fascination of many, including writers from Scientific American, The Creativity Post and Business Insider.

Jul 21, 2014
Jill Valenti: How to Parent a Dyslexic Child
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Jill is a co-founder of TenMillionGreatParents.com

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Jul 21, 2014
Harvey Hubbell V:From An Underachieving Dyslexic Student to Four Emmy Awards
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Despite getting "kicked out" from several universities  dyslexic filmmaker Harvey Hubbel went on to have won more than 50 film and video festival awards, including four Emmys. Harvey's latest film "Dislecksia: The Movie" acts as a poignant advocate for educational reform and dyslexia awareness.  Ch-check out more here :http://www.dislecksiathemovie.com/

Jul 21, 2014
Lee Daniel Kravetz: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Successes
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"Over four billion people worldwide will survive a trauma during their lives. Some will experience severe post-traumatic stress. Most will eventually recover and return to life as normal. But sometimes, survivors do more than bounce back. Sometimes they bounce forward.

These are the Supersurvivors—individuals who not only rebuild their lives, but also thrive and grow in ways never previously imagined. Beginning where resilience ends."

Lee Daniel Kravetz has a master's degree in counseling psychology and is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. His writing focuses on hope, survivorship, and stories of resilience. Kravetz has held positions at the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, The National Center for PTSD, and Stanford University Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism, and has written for print and television, including The New York Times, Psychology Today, and The Huffington Post, as well as Frontline, NOVA, and Sesame Street. He is a resident of the San Francisco Writers Grotto and a founding board member of the LitCamp Writers Conference. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children. ( taken from amazon)

Jul 21, 2014
Philip Schultz:How Dyslexia Contributes to Philip Schultz's Pulitzer Prize Winning Writing Success
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Philip Schultz is a dyslexic Pulitzer Prize winning author, he also has a whole lot of other awards and fancy titles such as "Guggenheim Fellow". 

Schultz founded The Writers Studio http://www.writerstudio.com/pages/ . Today The Writers Studio features an online program on teaching literacy to Dyslexics, as well as workshops in New York City, San Francisco, Tucson, and Amsterdam, and a celebrated reading series in New York City.

Jul 21, 2014
Sherri Fisher:Utilizing Data to Build Strength Based Classrooms
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Sherri W. Fisher, MAPP, M.Ed is a founder of Flourishing Schools, Education Director of Learn & Flourish, creator of the POS-EDGE™ Model, and a private education management practitioner. Sherri studied at UPenn with Martin Seligman, founder of the Positive Psychology movement, and the late Christopher Peterson, a leader in Positive Psychology research and instruction, and author of the VIA Strengths Survey. Taken by millions of people, the VIA is the foundation of the SMART Strengths book which Sherri co-authored.

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Jul 21, 2014
Dan Hurley: The New Science of Building Brain Power
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Dan was called stupid by his third grade teacher, and then went on to do a heck of a lot of real smart things (writing for the New York Times, Wired, Atlantic and many others) and write a book on cognitive development "Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power".

Jul 21, 2014
Thomas Armstrong: Neurodiversiy
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Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, and an award-winning author and speaker who has been an educator for the past forty years. Over one million copies of his books are in print on issues related to learning and human development. 

Here we Jam about one of Dr. Armstrong's latest books "Neurodiversity"

Jul 21, 2014
Scott Barry Kaufman: Ungifted
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Scott Barry Kaufman is a cognitive psychologist. In his latest book, Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined, he presents a new theory of human intelligence that he hopes will help all people realize their dreams.

Jul 20, 2014