46 episodes

Sharing dyslexia stories from all stages and walks of life to help parents of Tween/Teenage Dyslexics find practical tips.

Dyslexia Explored Darius Namdaran

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Sharing dyslexia stories from all stages and walks of life to help parents of Tween/Teenage Dyslexics find practical tips.

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

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

    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: https://www.hannahkelly.co.uk/

    The busy project website: http://www.thebusyproject.org.uk/

    BulletMap Academy webinar: https://bulletmapacademy.com/webinar

    driving instructor: http://the-smart-way.co.uk/

    https://www.theguardian.com/small-business-network/2015/jan/15/dyslexic-entrepreneurs-competitive-edge-business-leaders

    https://www.amanet.org/articles/new-research-reveals-many-entrepreneurs-are-dyslexic/

    Transcripts and Quotes in Shownotes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/45

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #44 Being Afraid of Jumping the Chasm of Studying. Hannah Kelly Part 1

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

    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 way to jump using her creativity.

    Links you might want to go:

    Hannah Kelly’s website: https://www.hannahkelly.co.uk/

    The busy project website: http://www.thebusyproject.org.uk/

    Instagram: @hannahkellyillustration

    https://www.visitscotland.com/info/see-do/scottish-national-gallery-p246151 - Scottish national galleries - Edinburgh

    https://quickbooks.intuit.com/ph/oa/online-accounting-software-for-small-business/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6dOd6fe74gIVBWoqCh1WdQx0EAAYASAAEgKF4fD_BwE&cid=ppc_G_Exact_ph_QBO_ph_B_QuickBooks_Exact_G_S_quickbooks-app_txt&ef_id=EAIaIQobChMI6dOd6fe74gIVBWoqCh1WdQx0EAAYASAAEgKF4fD_BwE:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!2419!3!351920107354!e!!g!!quickbooks%20app

    driving instructor: http://the-smart-way.co.uk/

    photos credited to @darklightphotography

    Shownotes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/44

    What is dyslexia: https://bulletmapacademy.com/what-is-dyslexia/

    BulletMap Academy webinar: https://bulletmapacademy.com/webinar

    https://bulletmapstudio.com/32/ - CEO of Dyslexia Scotland

    https://bulletmapstudio.com/24/ - Scifi author

    • 55 min
    #43 Study Skills Author Shares Tips For Dyslexia

    #43 Study Skills Author Shares Tips For Dyslexia

    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 and strategies for teens with Dyslexia. Before the release of her new book, I sat down with her to talk about her experience as a tutor and how she came up with the book. You can pre-order her book, ‘The Dyslexia, ADHD, and DCD-Friendly Study Skills Guide” on Amazon Now. To download the tips Links below

    Links:

    Ann-Marie Email: amdys.lancs@gmail.com

    Website: http://talkingdyslexia.com/

    LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-ann-marie-mcnicholas-31057182/

    Pre-order “The Dyslexia, ADHD, and DCD-Friendly Study Skills Guide: Tips and Strategies for Exam Success” on Amazon now:

    https://www.amazon.com/Dyslexia-DCD-Friendly-Study-Skills-Guide-ebook/dp/B07WDF36QF

    Or here: https://www.jkp.com/uk/the-dyslexia-adhd-and-dcd-friendly-study-skills-guide.html

    Her other book “Dyslexia Next Steps for Teens” is on Amazon too: https://www.amazon.com/Dyslexia-Next-Steps-Teens-Everything-ebook/dp/B07JW8HQB9/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Dyslexia+Next+Steps+for+Teens&qid=1579178332&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

    Or here: https://www.jkp.com/uk/dyslexia-next-steps-for-teens-1.html

    Tools:

    Orato text-to-speech: https://orato.software.informer.com/

    Istudiez: https://istudentpro.com/ios.php

    Download the Weekly Work Planner and Tips PDF in the Shownotes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/43

    Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/pricing

    • 47 min
    #42 How a Tax inspector Identified Dyslexia for Pamela

    #42 How a Tax inspector Identified Dyslexia for Pamela

    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 knowing her advantages and disadvantages.
    Links you might like to visit:
    Show Notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/42/
    Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com
    BulletMap Academy Webinar: https://bulletmapacademy.com/webinar/
    BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blog/
    Join the BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/pricing/

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

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

    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 advocates for her dyslexic son’s rights at school.
    Links you might want to visit:
    The Dyslexia Initiative Website: www.TheDyslexiaInitiative.org
    Ashley’s Blog: https://amomsjourney-mydyslexiclife.com/
    Orton-Gillingham: https://www.ortonacademy.org/resources/what-is-the-orton-gillingham-approach/
    Dyslexia Houston Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/DyslexicHouston/
    Linda Mood Bell Website: https://lindamoodbell.com/
    Dyslexiaida website: https://dyslexiaida.org/
    Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates: https://www.copaa.org/
    American’s Disability Act: https://adata.org/learn-about-ada
    Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Individuals_with_Disabilities_Education_Act
    Learn more about BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/webinar/

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

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

    We explore: Mum from Vancouver who homeschooled her child identifies the biggest challenge was not having faith in herself as a teacher at home especially noticing that her child was learning things later than his peers. Then she discussed the biggest piece of advice that she got from a consultant. Then she discussed how she had to be creative in finding more ways to help his child due to a lack of professional help. She also shared their experience with the Mind Mapping course.
    Links you might want to visit:
    Stealth dyslexia: kids who read at or above grade level, and are dyslexic
    Missed diagnosis/misdiagnosis is not uncommon in the stealth dyslexia subset of kids
    https://www.understood.org/en/community-events/blogs/the-inside-track/2015/03/04/stealth-dyslexia-how-some-dyslexic-students-escape-detection
    Facebook groups:
    Dyslexia, dyscalculia and LD parent support group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/161135210754731/
    Twice-exceptional / 2E network international
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/2E.Network.LA/
    Gifted homeschoolers forum: supporting parents of gifted / twice-exceptional children who are partially or fully learning at home
    GHF: Gifted Homeschoolers Forum New.0
    Visual processing, developmental optometry, and vision therapy
    College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)
    Canadian Association of Optometrists statement in support of vision therapy
    Vision Therapy

    COVD signs and symptoms of visual processing disorders
    Signs & Symptoms of Learning-Related Vision Problems - College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD
    Visual-spatial learners: many approaches recommended for VS learners have been helpful for us

    Gifted development center / visual-spatial resource
    http://www.gifteddevelopment.com/resources/visual-spatial-resource

    Upside-down brilliance (Linda Silverman), goodreads reviews here:
    Upside-Down Brilliance

    Upside-down brilliance available new through the Gifted Development Center website:
    GDC Store
    Dyslexic Advantage https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/
    In the Mind's Eye (Thomas West) https://www.amazon.com/Minds-Eye-Thinkers-Difficulties-Creativity/dp/1573921556
    A little bit more about Ethan's homeschooling, and those of two of our friends:
    Voices of GHF
    To know more about BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/webinar/

    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

WRStone ,

I wish I had it growing up with dyslexia!

I was a recent guest on the podcast and I cannot recommend it highly enough! Darius is a brilliant host. The strategies and systematic apporaches that Dyslexia Exlpored looks at really demystify a lot of the confusion caused by dyslexia. It is so important for children and parents to understand that dyslexia is not a death sentence. So much can be done to help dyslexics cope and this is exactly what the podcast does.

Lol it's me ,

The best podcast on dyslexia for parents of ‘Tweens’

Ok, So I’m biased because I’m the host of the show :) But there really is nothing out there like this for parents of 10-15yr olds. This podcast fills the gap between those that very effectively cover the early years or adult hood.

I am so impressed by all the guests who share their stories of how they navigated the teens. And where they have found their feet.

It’s fascinating to connect with peoples stories.

Highly recommend this for parents and tutors.

The other podcasts are great too. Especially “Dyslexia Quest”, “Dyslexia’s my Superpower” and “Codpast”.

SalCle ,

Really good podcast

I am learning so much from this podcast as a parent in the understanding of dyslexia. I would welcome some notes detailing recommended books, apps etc throughout the podcast as I am often multitasking and don’t have pen and paper to hand.
Thanks

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