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Dyslexia and Me: Celebrating Variety

One thing I have seen repeated on social media groups, Twitter feeds and blogs etc, has been that giving examples of famous dyslexic people can have a negative rather than a positive effect. Using the likes of Richard Branson as a ‘pin up’ for dyslexia can leave some dyslexics feeling down about themselves. So how can we promote the positives of dyslexia without isolating those of us who will never achieve what Richard Branson has?  Read the rest of this entry

Dyslexia and Me: Dyslexia, Self Esteem and Depression

Robin Williams as Mork Source: http://doyouremember.com/

Robin Williams as Mork
Source: http://doyouremember.com/

Mork calling Orson, come in Orson…

You will have had to be hiding under a rock for the last couple of weeks to have missed the extremely sad news on the passing of Robin Williams. Robin was one of my favourite actors from when I was a kid watching the reruns of Mork and Mindy with my older cousin who used to babysit for us on a Tuesday evening. I loved many of his films from Aladdin, Hook and Mrs Doubtfire to Good Morning Vietnam and Patch Adams. I think he was my first favourite actor!  Read the rest of this entry

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