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Dyslexia Explored

124 EpisodesProduced by Darius NamdaranWebsite

Sharing dyslexia stories from all stages and walks of life to help parents of Tween/Teens with Dyslexia find practical and helpful tips.

124 Episodes | 2018 - 2022

#123 Salvesen Mindroom Centre CEO on Influencing Decision Makers for Dyslexia. Alan Thornburrow

June 22nd, 2022


I talked to Alan Thornburrow, the CEO of Salvesen Mindroom Centre and a parent of children with dyslexia. Salvesen Mindroom Centre or SMC has been working with dyslexia and neurodiversity for over 21 years and is …

#122 “Xena” Scriptwriter and Author, R.S. Mellette, Shares How He Writes As Slowly As He Pleased

May 13th, 2022


This week I had an interesting conversation with R.S. Mellette, a scriptwriter and author with dyslexia. He was the script coordinator for Xena the Warrior Princess, Nutty Professor 2 and Blue Crush. Mellette has also …

#121 Relationship Between Dyslexia and ADHD. Lauri Peterson and Dr. Abbey Weinstein

March 9th, 2022


This week, I sat down with not just one but two educational diagnosticians. Dr. Abbey Weinstein and Lauri Peterson assess people with specific …

#120 Chartered Psychologist, Author and Executive Coach Shared on Adult Dyslexia. Cheryl Isaacs

March 4th, 2022


Cheryl Isaacs is a Chartered/Registered Occupational Psychologist, Author and accredited Executive Coach with over 20 years of experience within the …

#119 Education Technology and Closing the Gap with Dyslexia. Avi Warshavsky

February 16th, 2022


This week, I sat down with Avi Warshavsky, the Founder and CEO of MindCET. They gather groups of entrepreneurs in an incubator environment and help them establish their businesses. He’s also the founder of Global …

#118 Orton-Gillingham Tutor shared about homeschooling, IEP, self-efficacy and learning to teach differently. Ash Voisine

December 1st, 2021


Ash Voisine was a business and entrepreneurship graduate but when a teacher of her child admitted that they can’t help the child, she decided to …

#117 Writing Story Essay Using the Story Star Method

November 19th, 2021


Children with dyslexia often have brilliant and incredible stories to share in their heads but always struggle to get them out and put them into words. A lot of the time, their imagination and creativity go beyond what …

#116 Dyslexia in the Workplace with Katrina Cochrane

November 10th, 2021


This week, we had a lovely conversation with Katrina Cochrane, the head of education and policy for the British Dyslexia Association. Katrina has had …

#115 Beyond Word Decoding and the Struggle of Understanding Pronouns. Lois Letchford

August 31st, 2021


This week, I have invited Lois Letchford, a returning guest here in Dyslexia Explored, to talk about her recently published research paper through the International Literacy Association titled “Moving beyond Decoding: …

#114 Bilingual and Dyslexia by Aimee Kyffin

July 6th, 2021


Have you tried studying another language? We all know it can be extremely hard to learn something you are not used to. Now, imagine what a child with dyslexia feels after moving to a country with a very different …

#113 Brilliantly Dyslexic; A Children’s Book that Builds Confidence. Elizabeth Trudeau

June 30th, 2021


This week, I had an interesting conversation with Elizabeth Trudeau, a mother of a daughter with dyslexia. Elizabeth wants to share her passion, a project she just completed which initially started when she wanted to …

#112 Stave House; Music in a Visual and Creative Language. Ruth Travers

May 18th, 2021


This week, I had a very interesting and musical conversation with Ruth Travers, the founder of Stave House. Ruth has developed a process for children to master music theory through visual and creative language. As we …

#111 Reading Music and Dyslexia Group. Discussion on How Dyslexia Affects Learning to Read Music

May 17th, 2021


This week, we invited children with dyslexia, parents and educators to ask them about their experiences with learning music. It surprises me that people are amazed when they hear that dyslexia might affect reading music …

#110 Dungeons & Dragons, Photographic Memory and Dyslexia with Andrew Nehring

May 12th, 2021


We have a very fascinating story we’d like to share this week. It’s about Andrew Nehring who has a photographic memory, excellent auditory memory and dyslexia. It is a very interesting combination because people tend to …

#109 Reading Specialist Sharing Her Passion for Transforming Literacy Instruction. Lois Letchford

May 4th, 2021


Let’s listen to the story of Lois Letchford, a physical education teacher who became a reading specialist when she discovered her son has dyslexia. She’s written a book called “Reversed: A Memoir”, where she shares her …

#108 Head of Happiness and Founder of Laughology Talks About Humour and its Impact on Learning. Stephanie Davies

April 28th, 2021


Have you ever heard of the job title Head of Happiness? That’s exactly the job title of our guest for today. She’s a stand-up comedian who thought of …

#107 Mum Wrote a Book Based on Her Daughter’s Dyslexia Journey. Aarian Daniels

April 21st, 2021


This week, I had a great conversation with Aarian Daniels, a mum who has written a book based on her daughter’s dyslexia struggles. Aarian found out about dyslexia when her youngest daughter was diagnosed and fought the …

#106 How dyslexia is like swimming, surfing or sailing on the sea, with Mike Guest

April 6th, 2021


This week, I had a great conversation with Mike Guest, a dyslexic, who has been self-employed his whole life. We talked about the dynamic aspect of …

#105 A Mum Wrote and Self-Published Books For Her Child With Dyslexia. Cigdem Knebel

March 23rd, 2021


This week, we had a great conversation with Cigdem Knebel, a mum who wrote stories for her child with dyslexia. She is now the owner of a publishing company that publishes decodable storybooks for children with dyslexia.

#104 Designing Cars With Dyslexia: From Mechanic To Engineer. Matt Head

March 10th, 2021


This week we are going to talk about designing cars with dyslexia. I sat down with Matthew Head, a dyslexic car designer who started out as a …

#103 Dyslexia, confidence and an alter ego who turned into a dynamic character of a novel. Ed Calkins

February 25th, 2021


We have a very special and mind-bending episode this week. It’s all about a man with dyslexia who worked 34 years as a driver for a newspaper company and recently published a book with himself as the main character.

#102 Constantly Reinventing Yourself With Karen Font

February 9th, 2021


Karen Font, the host of ‘You Are More Than Your Labels’ podcast, sat down with me and shared her dyslexia story. Just like many of us, Karen Font discovered she has dyslexia later in life. She didn’t know her struggles …

#101 Access To Work: How And Why For Employers With Kerry Pace Part 4

February 3rd, 2021


In podcast episode 99, we discussed the ‘Access to Work’ scheme by the United Kingdom government which grants disabled students/professionals allowance to the workplace. It is the government’s way to get disabled people …

#100 Coaching Athletes with Dyslexia with Sophia Gomma

January 27th, 2021


A lot of dyslexics excel in sports. Some professional athletes even attribute their success to dyslexia. This week we are going to talk about this fascinating subject with Sophia Gomma, a licensed Davis facilitator who …

#99 Access to Work: What is it and how can you get it with Kerry Pace Part 3

January 21st, 2021


We have a practical but exciting podcast this week. We invited Kerry Pace again as a guest on dyslexia explored. This is part 3 of our series with her. In episode 80, she talks about her dyslexia story and the journey …

#98 ‘My Name is Layla’ Author Shares Why She Chose Dyslexia As Key Part Of Her Story. Reyna Marder Gentin

January 19th, 2021


In the Dyslexia Explored Podcast, we usually talk to people with dyslexia and hear about their personal challenges. You might have heard from our previous episodes, we are interested in the challenges that people with …

#97 Executive Function Coach and SPED Teacher Talks About Managing Your Executive Function Skills. Sara Kesty

January 8th, 2021


Sarah Kesty is a SPED Teacher and Executive Function coach. She teaches children with learning difficulties to manage their executive function …

#96 Social Emotional Learning: Noticeability founder talks about struggling with acceptance. Dean Bragonier

January 5th, 2021


This week we had the opportunity of meeting Dean Bragonier as our podcast guest. He is the founder of, a non-profit organisation …

#95 Biology and Multi-sensory Learning with Susie Nyman

December 15th, 2020


Dr. Susie Nyman is one of those teachers you’d want your children to have. She is very passionate about how students learn differently using …

#94 Oaka Books Founder Recreated the Battle of Hastings on her Kitchen Table! Bambi Gardiner

December 8th, 2020


One day her daughter came home from school and said they’d been working on the Battle of Hastings. She went on to say that although they’d worked on …

#93 Tackling Common Entrance Exams with a Child with Dyslexia. Denise Goulding

December 1st, 2020


We have a fascinating case study for you about tackling common entrance exams or GCSEs with dyslexia. Denise Goulding, a parent of a child with …

#92 Entrepreneur and Business Coach Understanding Dyslexia the Second Time, Stephen Martin

November 25th, 2020


Stephen Martin thought his dyslexia would just disappear after finishing school. He was diagnosed early in his life and had the same struggles that …

#91 Award Winning Jewellery Designer On Celebrating Things That You Do Well

November 17th, 2020


This week, we have an interesting conversation with Harriet Kelsall, one of the most respected designers and business trailblazers in the UK jewellery industry. She was the 2016 HSBC Forward Ladies “Retail Business …

#90 The Dyslexic Advantage Author (Dr. Fernette Eide) Shares Experience As A Parent Of Child With Dyslexia

November 10th, 2020


In this week’s episode, we have a very special guest. She and her husband are very well known in the dyslexia community. Their works have inspired thousands of dyslexics around the world to accept their dyslexia, own …

#89 Dyslexia Association Ireland on Making Dyslexia Assessment Accessible Online

November 3rd, 2020


In this week's episode, we had an interesting conversation with Rosie Bissett, the CEO of Dyslexia Association Ireland and the Chair of the European Dyslexia Association. Rosie shared about what got her into dyslexia …

#88 The Dyslexic Professor Disclosing His Learning Advantage. Nigel Lockett

October 27th, 2020


This week on the Dyslexia Explored, we explore the story of Nigel Lockett. Nigel, only recently, disclosed to the public his dyslexia. He was already …

#87 Anxiety-Triggered Medical Issues with Dr. Erica Warren

October 20th, 2020


Dr. Erica Warren, a learning specialist, an educational therapist, instructor, artist, and advocate, had created hundreds or more publications, instructional courses, enriching podcasts, informative blogs, and youtube …

#86 Conquering Dyslexia: Why Your Belief Matters. Theo Gough

October 13th, 2020


This week, we had a very interesting conversation with Theo Gough, Author of the Conquering Dyslexia Book and host of the Conquering Dyslexia podcast. When he was in year three, Theo was diagnosed with dyslexia and was …

#85 Scanning Pens on Independent Reading with Confidence

October 6th, 2020


Scanning Pens is spearheading the Go Red for Dyslexia campaign for this year's international dyslexia week which is on the 5th to 9th of October, 2020. This episode of Dyslexia Explored, we talked to the CEO and …

#84 Venture Capitalist on the Importance of Building Longterm Relationships

September 29th, 2020


We have a very special guest in this episode. He’s a dyslexic venture capitalist from California, who has been open about his dyslexia story and how it helps and, in turn, affects him. He’s been featured in a TEDtalk …

#83 Dekko Comics: Reading and Learning in a Different Format

September 22nd, 2020


Rossie Stone was the very first guest we featured here in Dyslexia Explored. In that episode, he shared how he came up with creating a company, Dekko …

#82 Cutting the Invisible Red Tape of Dyslexia with Author Micki Boas

September 1st, 2020


This is the story of Micki Boas, a mom of 2 children with dyslexia, who legally fought the school for 4 years just for her child to have access to …

#81 Special Learning Support Through Online Video with Kerry Pace Part 2

August 25th, 2020


This is Part 2 of our interview with Kerry Pace, the founder of Diverse Learners, a tutoring service where they support students and workers with …

#80 Dyspraxia, Nursing, and Online Tutoring with Kerry Pace

August 18th, 2020


After relating to a dyspraxia report of someone else, she asks her colleague, who is an occupational therapist, if she thinks she might be dyspraxic. …

#79 Shame, Dyslexia and the Power of Empathy with Stan Gloss

August 11th, 2020


A conversation about shame and dyslexia and the power of empathy with Stan Gloss, inspired by Brene Brown’s books on shame. Two years ago we made a mind map animation video of the story of Stan Gloss based on an article …

#78 Dyslexic Author and Interpreter: dyslexia traits other than reading

August 4th, 2020


Karen Murdarasi said she had no difficulty in reading. She was doing well at school and didn’t remember having trouble school. She remembered being …

#77 Headteacher of Specialist Dyslexia School hopes for more dyslexia schools

July 28th, 2020


Driven by the growing frustration that she didn’t have enough skills to help dyslexic children, she trained for the Level 5 specific learning …

#76 Adjustments to the Arrangements; Is it worth it? Moira Thomson, MBE part 2

July 21st, 2020


This is the 2nd part of our talk with Moira Thomson, MBE. In this episode, she talked about accommodations. Is it really worth it to have young people have adjustments to the arrangements? Is it not considered cheating …

#75 Five decades of Dyslexia provision devlopment in Scotland with Moira Thomson, MBE part 1

July 14th, 2020


In this episode, we have a special guest. Moira Thomson, who got an MBE from the Queen, the sovereign of the UK – Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland, for her service to children and families with dyslexia for …

#74 Getting Dyslexia research accessible to teachers and parents. Prof Sara Shunkwiler

July 7th, 2020


As a trainer of teachers who train other teachers, Sara Shunkwiler, a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Education and tutor of …

#73 Learning support specialist talks about having a complete dyslexia support not just assistive tech

June 30th, 2020


Steve McCue stopped going to school at age 14 because he did not think he had the academic ability.  He worked different jobs and performed in …

#72 12-year-old with dyslexia talks about writing your own story

June 23rd, 2020


When Evie found out she was dyslexic she cried in the car saying “I don’t want to be different. Don’t tell anybody.” Now she and her mum, Janine, sat down with Darius to share about their dyslexia story. In this episode …

#71 Ebola and Coronavirus doctor discusses her dyslexia. Dr. Janet Scott,

June 16th, 2020


How you can fail an easier multiple-choice medical exam and get 98% in a harder diagnostic exam! Discussing strategies she uses in medicine and …

#70 Tip: Planning with dyslexia: 3 tips that can help

June 11th, 2020


Want a few tips on planning with dyslexia? Here are my top 3 tips for helping children with dyslexia get things done:
Tip #1: Tasks need to take less than 25 min to complete.
Tip #2 “Tell them to return to the board!

#69 Tip: Stop looking at spelling and start looking at content

June 10th, 2020


Today we are going to talk about the valuable connections the minds of dyslexic thinkers can make. The problem is that dyslexia can get in the way with poor spelling, grammar, and handwriting but once you find teachers …

#68 Tip:The Importance of Toys for Dyslexia

June 9th, 2020


How Einstein was an uncooperative child and had a bad temper. Also Isaac Newton was regarded as a “simpleton” who only knew how to make toys

Let’s talk about how toys aren’t just toys in the hands of children with …

#67 Tip:Why putting thoughts into words can be hard with dyslexia? (Dyslexic Advantage Ch 7 P 64-67)

June 8th, 2020


In today's coffee time, we are going to talk about how often it’s puzzling to teachers why bright students with dyslexia find it so hard to answer open-ended questions. Einstein, a famous dyslexic, once complained that …

#66 Tip:Is reversing letters a sign of dyslexia? (Dyslexic Advantage Ch7 P 61-63)

June 5th, 2020


You might be surprised to hear that flipping letters while you read or write isn't a common trait of dyslexia. But it is often a sign of extreme dyslexia like Leonardo da Vinci.

I used to think I wasn't dyslexic because …

#65 Tip:Becoming an Effective Contributor with Dyslexia

June 4th, 2020


How it’s helpful to take a school project all the way to its full completion in the real world. For example, turning a school essay into a blog or a …

#64 Tip:Dyslexia and the importance of fast feedback when they learn.

June 3rd, 2020


In today's live podcast/parent's coffee time, let's explore how critical verbal or visual feedback is to people with the dyslexic mind. For example, …

#63 Tip:How prototyping ideas with children can help their dyslexia

June 2nd, 2020


In today's podcast/parent's coffee time, we're going to explore the story of Stan Gloss and some advice he gave in an interview with

#62 Tip:Feynman Technique: A technique we use to help children with dyslexia learn faster

June 1st, 2020


I want to share with you a cool little technique that helps children with dyslexia learn things faster. We use it a lot with the children that we …

#61 Tip:How to explain to a child how their brain works

May 29th, 2020


The "zero-gravity workshop" of a dyslexic thinker's mind. Get a preview of podcast episode 61 where we explain how a dyslexic mind is like working in a zero-gravity workshop and what we can do about it. Children really …

#60 Tip:How working memory affects the five stumbling blocks of dyslexia

May 28th, 2020


There's a term commonly encountered when we talk about dyslexia. It is the working memory. We've talked about it in most of the episodes in dyslexia explored but we haven't really explained what it is and how is it …

#59 Tip:The Origins of BulletMap Academy

May 27th, 2020


As always it starts with a parent discovering their child is dyslexic and realizing they need to do something about it because no one else is going to. Find out how Darius developed his own way of Mind Mapping to teach …

#58 Tip:Darius' Dyslexia Assessment

May 26th, 2020


Darius' dyslexia assessment and how it unexpectedly changed the direction of his life for the better. Darius shares 3 things that his dyslexia …

#57 Tip:Thomas Edison: What lessons can we learn from his life?

May 22nd, 2020


All evidence points out that Thomas Edison might be dyslexic. We know this from the way he wrote and his struggles in his early years of reading. He …

#56 Tip:Biology, Dyslexia and Notes from audio

May 21st, 2020


We continue on with our Parent coffee time live on Facebook with parents of dyslexia. This time we talk about the tendency of students to pursue courses that lean towards their M-strengths or Material Reasoning.  In our …

#55 Tip:Cooking and dyslexia: Creating innovative meals. Then forgetting the recipe?

May 20th, 2020


We continue on talking about the Dyslexic Advantage Chapter 6 part 3 (p.56-59). This time we talk about Material reasoning and how it affects dyslexics when learning procedural processes like cooking. Teaching a …

#54 Tip:The real world implications of 3D thinking for dyslexia (Dyslexic Advantage Ch 6 p.53-56)

May 19th, 2020


In this episode, we are going to do another part of the Dyslexic Advantage book club with another 4 pages of the book together with our parents at the parent coffee time. We've been talking about the strength of …

#53 Tip:How dyslexia can enhance 3D reasoning at the cost of 2D (Dyslexic Advantage Ch 6 p.51-53)

May 15th, 2020


We continue on talking about the Dyslexic Advantage Chapter 6 part 1 (p.51-53). It has been a while now since we discussed a chapter of the book. Now we have dyslexic parents to help us and they can also share their …

#52 Tip:Five Gears of Dyslexia: Reading, Writing, Remembering, Results and Organization

May 14th, 2020


We are meeting with parents again in our usual parents' coffee time via Zoom. This time, we discuss what I call the 5 gears of dyslexia; Reading, …

#51 Tip:Homeschoolers' advice to adjusting to remote schooling with dyslexia

May 13th, 2020


With the current situation right now due to COVID- 19, a lot of our students are thrust into new territory. Schools are now looking for other ways to …

#50 Tip:How the USA lockdown experience, remote schooling is affecting children with dyslexia

May 12th, 2020


We brought to you an unusual episode of the Dyslexia Explored podcast. We talked to parents with dyslexia from the UK and the US via Zoom, about what …

#49 Co-occurring visual problems that go along with dyslexia. Dr. Bhavin Shah

May 7th, 2020


We explore the story of Dr. Bhavin Shah, a Behavioural Optometrist, and the co-occurring visual problems that go along with dyslexia. Dyslexia itself is not a visual problem but there are a lot of misconceptions …

#48 The Potential impacts of eye-tracking technology - Lexplore Analytics part 2

May 5th, 2020


Stephen Mattias joins us after their presentation to discuss more about Lexplore Analytics and its huge potential impact on identifying dyslexia. We talked about how the company started, what were their challenges and …

#47 Eye-tracking technology detects reading difficulty - Lexplore Analytics Presentation part 1

April 28th, 2020


Gustaf and Mattias of Lexplore Analytics, shared their exciting technology that can really help identify students with difficulties in reading. Using …

#46 Exploring Self-Compassion with Dr. Joanne Scott

February 25th, 2020


Exploring Self-Compassion. Dr. Joanne Scott originally believed you’re either smart or stupid. She was told that she’s not that clever by a career …

#45 Learning To Drive With Dyslexia. Hannah Kelly Part 2

February 18th, 2020


Learning To Drive With Dyslexia. Hannah shares how she learned to drive using some unusual techniques with a dyslexia friendly driving instructor. Listen to her story.

Links you might want to go:

Hannah Kelly’s website:

#44 Being Afraid of Jumping the Chasm of Studying. Hannah Kelly Part 1

February 11th, 2020


Hannah shares how she was afraid of jumping the chasm of studying because the tools other students used weren’t working for her. So she found another …

#43 Study Skills Author Shares Tips For Dyslexia with Ann-Marie McNicholas

February 5th, 2020


We explore the story of Ann-Marie McNicholas, a psychology lecturer who became a specialist teacher for dyslexia and later on writes books on tips …

#42 How a Tax inspector Identified Dyslexia for Pamela

February 2nd, 2020


We explore a funny story of Pamela who discovered she has dyslexia while filing for her Value Added Tax. We then explore the questions on what to do after being identified. Then she shared what she had in store after …

#41 Parent learns the law on dyslexia to make son’s childhood as normal as possible: Parent Advocacy

November 20th, 2019


Ashley Roberts knew something big was going on when her son started to beat his head on the kitchen counter screaming “I’m stupid”. Listen to a parent-advocate from Dyslexia Houston talk about how she constantly …

#40 Dyslexia, Late-Bloomers and Mind Mapping. Mother discusses experience with the Mind Mapping. Maria Roth

November 19th, 2019


We explore: Mum from Vancouver who homeschooled her child identifies the biggest challenge was not having faith in herself as a teacher at home …

#39 Award-winning Dentist takes a dyslexia assessment and shares the before and after the experience

May 14th, 2019


Award-winning Dentist who takes a dyslexia assessment but agrees to compare his feelings before and after the test in this podcast recorded in two parts. We explore:

Bad advice from a career adviser: “...I don't think …

#38 Parents new to dyslexia deal with information overwhelm and the shock of discovering under resourced teachers with Caron Trout

May 10th, 2019


We go deep in this podcast about how parents new to dyslexia have to deal with the overwhelm of information. Then the shock of how under informed teachers are in educating dyslexics. The need to find outside help and …

#37 Study Strategies of a Dyslexic who just finished his Masters degree from Oxford. William Stone

April 2nd, 2019


 His dyslexia assessor advised his parents that he couldn’t manage the state school due to his dyslexia but his parents found ways for him to adapt …

#36 Distinction at Oxford University with Dyslexia. Writing History of Art Essays! William Stone Part 1

March 28th, 2019


 When Williams dyslexia assessor advised his parents that he probably couldn’t manage state school due to his dyslexia his parents decided to do …

#35 Autism: A mum determined to unlock her son so he can live an independent life. Stephanie Hill

March 26th, 2019


What do you do when you discover your autistic child's gibberish means "Please be happy. I'm so sorry."? When a therapist records your 5-yr old …

#34 The education system and dyslexia: A view from the inside and outside. Chrissie Grant

March 6th, 2019


 And this episode Chrissie Grant shares how she began as a support worker and then branched out into becoming a private education mentor.

We cover …

#33 Physical therapist finds how dyslexia helps + hinders: Through her son. Christine Robenalt

February 6th, 2019


#33. Physical therapist finds how dyslexia helps + hinders: Through her son. Christine Robenalt

Links you might like to check out 



#32 How Dyslexia impacts Adults and children. Insights from CEO of Dyslexia Scotland Cathy Magee

January 10th, 2019


If your Scottish and involved in Dyslexia, this is one to listen to! Also, if your involved in a dyslexia group, there is a lot to learn from how …

#31 3D thinking or Material Reasoning. What the Dyslexic Advantage book, Ch5 has to say. A review.

December 17th, 2018


This episode does a quick overview of chapter 5 of us dyslexic advantage and it also has my top five quotes from it with some thoughts and …

#30 Facebook groups and Dyslexia, How they are a powerful force for change. Heidi Gregory. Australia

December 13th, 2018


Links you might like to check out: 

Dyslexia Support Victoria Forum Website: 

Dyslexia Support Victoria Forum FB Group:

#29 How to defuse a dyslexic stress bomb on a Sunday night with a #SundayMap

December 12th, 2018


The SundayMap is a reliable way to defuse it. Parents are loving it and so are the children. The child gets to mind dump and parents actually see what’s swirling around in there. No more interrogating them to find out …

#28 How a #SundayMap helped transform Denise Goulding's insights into her daughters week.

December 7th, 2018


How a #SundayMap. How it transformed Denise Goulding's insights into her daughters week. 

Links you might like to check out: Squeeble:

#27 Tip:Why are you doing exams? Choosing your grade? Count the cost.

December 5th, 2018


Parents, this is the kind of chat I gave my daughter when she faced exams with dyslexia. It's also what my students hear from me. Its tough love, but …

#26 Tip:Dyslexia is like a Ferrari not a People Carrier.

November 27th, 2018


#26 "Teen Tip 1" Dyslexia is like a Ferrari not a People Carrier. These episodes are directed towards children and teenagers to help them learn how …

#25 The dyslexia test for his daughter brought an unexpected personal challenge for John Hicks

November 16th, 2018


#25 Dyslexia in Adults is often found when your child is identified. John Hicks shares that his biggest challenge when he read his daughters …

#24 Becoming a SciFi Author with dyslexia? It makes sense with the right tools. Iain McKinnon.

November 13th, 2018


#24 Becoming a SciFi Author with dyslexia makes more sense than you think. Iain McKinnon shares his story of how writing on a computer released his writing capability. He started with a short fun DIY film then was …

#23 Dyslexic Advantage" CH4 Review: Are Dyslexia and Autism opposite ends of the spectrum? "

November 12th, 2018


Is Dyslexia the other end of the spectrum to Autism? Research from Dr Manuel Casanova quoted in The Dyslexic Advantage seems to point to this. Caused by how close or far our brain neurons are structured. "The brains of …

#22 Dreaming of Being a Midwife. Dyslexia got in the way, but it hasn’t stopped Keziah Nicolas.

November 7th, 2018


#22 Dreaming of Being a Midwife, Dyslexia got in the way, but hasn’t stopped Keziah Nicolas. What would you do if you were 20 and dreamt of being a …

#21 Teenager and Mum reflect on One Year of Mind Mapping High School.

November 6th, 2018


Teenager and Mum share the results of One Year of Mind Mapping High school. I grabbed a rare opportunity to meet with a student at the lunch break of …

#20 "Dyslexic Advantage" CH.3. Review of “Differences in Information Processing” Dyslexia Memory

November 5th, 2018


"Poor automaticity in routine skills makes many individuals with dyslexia...experiment with routine procedures, and in the process find new and better ways of doing things." p23 of Dyslexic Advantage. In this summary …

#19 ‘From dyslexia to success: how one teacher can make all the difference’. Andrew Jenkins

November 2nd, 2018


Andrew Jenkins, Leadership Consultant, ‘From dyslexia to success: how one teacher can make all the difference’ Third Keynote at the Dyslexia Scotland …

#18 A Mother and Daughter's study strategy explained. Rachel explains how she uses mind mapping

November 1st, 2018


After Rachel Millers Keynote speech she explains to me the system that she uses with her mother to keep on top of the workload leading up to her …

#17 Teenage Ambassador Keynote: ‘Positive about dyslexia’. Dyslexia Scotland. Rachael Miller

October 31st, 2018


Welcome to Dyslexia Explored where we explore Dyslexia in the Teenage and Tweenage years from lots of different perspectives by asking people what their story is and what they can share that might help parents, tutors …

#16 Dyscalculia, Traits and practical ways to help. Judy Hornigold Keynote 1: Dyslexia Scotland 2018

October 30th, 2018


#16 Explores Dyscalculia, Traits and practical ways to help. Independent Education Consultant Judy Hornigold gave the first Keynote at the Dyslexia …

#15 “Dyslexic Advantage” Ch.2. Dyslexia from two perspectives” Review of Chapter 2.

October 23rd, 2018


“We are claiming that certain talents are as much a part of dyslexic processing as are the better known challenges- that the strengths and the …

#14 Insights from 10 years as a Special Education Needs Coordinator in a school. Helen Wells.

October 22nd, 2018


Helen Wells shares her perspective as a Special Education Needs Coordiator in a school for 10 years. Shares her story of how she began as an art …

#13 "Dyslexic Advantage" Ch 1. Book review Journey Begins! DxA #1 Chapter 1.

October 19th, 2018


"The Dyslexic Advantage" is one of the most highly recommended books on dyslexia for good reason. The team and I are going to go on a journey where we read it, map it, review it and draw out practical applications …

#12 Benedict Phillips, 6/6 LDS, 3D Thinkers in a 2D world.

October 6th, 2018


#12 Benedict Phillips, Artist, and Consultant. 3D Thinkers in a 2D world. Wonderfully creative and gently humerous Benedict Phillips shares about his …

#11 Darius Namdaran, 5/6 How Mind mapping can help dyslexics in High School.

October 5th, 2018


#11 Darius Namdaran, LDF 5/6 How Mind mapping can help dyslexics in High School. Darius Namdaran. M.D. of Mindmap Studio gives a talk to help …

#10 Dr. Paula Clarke, 4/6 LDF. Effective Reading Approaches

October 4th, 2018


#10 Dr. Paula Clarke, 4/6 Leeds Dyslexia Festival. Effective Reading approaches. Dr. Paula Clarke, Associate Professor at the University of Leeds …

#9 Prof. Jonathan Glazzard. 3/6 LDF Impact Of Dyslexia

October 3rd, 2018


Episode #9 Keynote speaker; Professor Jonathan Glazzard, Leeds Beckett University. The Impact of Dyslexia on Students’ Sense of Self. He tells the …

#8 Lynn Greenwold O.B.E. 2/6 PATOSS +Leeds Dyslexia Festival

October 2nd, 2018


To celebrate International Dyslexia Week 2018 we are going to do a Leeds Dyslexia Festival 'Series' Day 2/6. We will publish one of the main talks …

#7 British Dyslexia Association open Leeds Dyslexia Festival

October 1st, 2018


To celebrate International Dyslexia Week 2018 we are going to do a Leeds Dyslexia Festival 'Series'. Each day we will publish one of the main talks given at the festival. Episode #7 CEO of The British Dyslexia …

#6 Psychologist on why Mindmapping helps teen dyslexic

September 28th, 2018


Part 2 Of Dr Sionah Lannan and Colin Lannan talking about their experience starting a dyslexia school. They talk about practical things they found …

#5. How a publicly funded UK Dyslexia High School began.

September 26th, 2018


This is a story about how a child psychologists dream of a dyslexia school happened. It ended up being one of the few publicly funded UK Dyslexia …

#4. Dyslexia in Sydney + Australia. Lee: A Teachers tale

September 21st, 2018


Lee shares her story as a teacher who discovered the impact of dyslexia the hard way, through her child. She tells her story of how she started as the accommodating mum, then became a 'bossy parent', found breakthrough …

#3. 31yrs answering a Dyslexia Helpline. Pat Payne

September 14th, 2018


31yrs answering a Dyslexia Helpline. Pat Payne shares her story so far. Talking about her sons experience, the solutions they found, teachers and …

#2 Dyslexia, Languages and Edinburgh University. Maggie Hunt

September 6th, 2018


Maggie Hunt tells her story on the podcast this week. Her teachers thought she 'cant be dyslexic' because she was doing well at school and had good …

#1 Studying, Comics and Dyslexia: Rossie Stone

August 31st, 2018


How two teachers and comics helped a Dyslexic teenager ace an exam, get into art school, and start a business. Rossie Stone tells his story of …

Introduction to Dyslexia Stories

May 21st, 2018


"Dyslexia Stories" is here to encourage parents through the turbulent teenage years. Launching August 2018. In June/July we will be recording many …

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