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Dyslexia Advocacy Week 2014: Dyslexic Advantage – Blake Charlton Physician and Fantasy Author

Blake Charlton discusses another side (‘the Dark Side’) of dyslexia and helps to conclude the videos I have shared for Dyslexia Advocacy Week 2014.

Hopefully through all the videos I have shared with you this week from various sources available through Youtube I have shown the positives that exist even with the diagnosis of dyslexia.

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Dyslexia Advocacy Week 2014: Dyslexic Advantage – Dinosaur Hunter Jack Horner

This presentation by Professor Jack Horner is inspiring, interesting and funny. Now where did I put my hammer?

Dyslexia Advocacy Week 2014: Orlando Bloom on what he did to overcome his dyslexia as a young actor

Orlando Bloom discussing how he overcame dyslexia as a youngster.

Dyslexia Advocacy Week 2014: Steven Spielberg discusses his dyslexia for the first time ever, on 12 September, 2012 – Interview by Quinn Bradlee

Another inspirational interview by Quinn Bradlee, this time with director Steven Spielberg and finding the missing piece of the puzzle, dyslexia.

Dyslexia Advocacy Week 2014: Overcoming Dyslexia, Finding Passion: Piper Otterbein at TEDxYouth@CEHS

This TEDxYouth Talk with Piper Otterbein is another inspiring story from a young woman overcoming her dyslexia!

Dyslexia Advocacy Week 2014: Sir Richard Branson on Dyslexia – Interview by Quinn Bradlee

To continue the theme of inspiration during Dyslexia Advocacy Week 2014, Quinn Bradlee has an excellent interview with Sir Richard Branson about embracing his dyslexia!

Dyslexia Advocacy Week 2014: Stop Climbing, Start Swimming: The hidden advantages of dyslexia – Jonathan Buchanan at TEDxWarwickED

I found this TEDx Talk very inspiring by Jonathan Buchanan about dyslexia and thought it was worth sharing on the first day of Dyslexia Advocacy Week 2014!

Dyslexia and Me: Doing it for the Grown Ups (and women?)

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

In the last month or so, I have been becoming far more active within the online community trying to raise awareness of dyslexia. It’s something that I was passionate about before I was diagnosed myself. When I was growing up we had a couple of family friends who suffered with dyslexia. Both have gone on to do amazing things, but there was always a struggle in reaching their goals. I had a poster of Albert Einstein on my wall as a teenager amongst all my posters of metal bands. It said on it, “Imagination is more important than knowledge”, a quote which I still live by to this day. Before I knew I was dyslexic I already had a number of people I admired due to their achievements despite struggling through school and the academic life to get to where they were. They were people I knew personally as well as the usual list of famous dyslexics that you can find on Google, Wikipedia etc. Read the rest of this entry

March 15th – #showme1in5

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My selfie for #showme1in5

On March 15 Decoding Dyslexia are raising awareness on dyslexia through the hashtag #showme1in5. 1 in 5 American’s are believed to have dyslexia. Although I am outside of the USA, I wanted to show solidarity with dyslexics around the world by creating my own 1 in 5 photo! Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia and Me: A Month of Blogging

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So I’ve been blogging on Dyslexia and Me for over a month now! It really doesn’t feel that long at all! It has been very exciting so far. I’ve had a lot of positive feedback and it has encouraged me to look into a career in learning support (though I am still searching for answers on where and what to do next, but my dissertation is my main priority the next month or so). Read the rest of this entry

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