127 episodes

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

Dyslexia Explored Darius Namdaran

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

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

    #126 Other Ways to Teach Reading Nora Chahbazi

    #126 Other Ways to Teach Reading Nora Chahbazi

    If you’ve ever tried teaching your child to read, you’ll know that it's not as easy as it looks, especially for a child with a learning difference. I had a great conversation with Nora Chahbazi, the founder of Evidence-Based Literacy Instruction or EBLI. She has been training and coaching teachers, parents, and educators for over 20 years to help them teach students how to read.

    Nora shares her experience of how EBLI started and what made her pursue the field. Her daughter was having trouble reading but the school didn’t think it was anything unusual. She began researching ways to help her child and found a revolutionary book that really made a difference for her child. Shortly after, Nora founded EBLI and now, they have trained thousands of teachers from around the world.

    Nora also sheds light on the different approaches to teaching reading, like balance literacy and phonics-based, and where her approach falls into the mix.



    Check out the video podcast on Youtube. Skip to 1:06:52 if you want to see Nora's Demonstration: https://youtu.be/jgiHvHc0rhQ



    EBLI Links:

    For Parents : https://tinyurl.com/3rwfyjw4

    For Teachers: https://tinyurl.com/mvwrhv4b



    Abeka Reading System: https://tinyurl.com/3aejncyz

    Whole Language: https://tinyurl.com/3upupcpd

    Phonics: https://tinyurl.com/rjrnfez9

    Reading Recovery: https://tinyurl.com/3vhz4mpa

    “Why Our Children Can’t Read” book: https://tinyurl.com/yxenca5f

    Phono-graphix program: https://www.phono-graphix.com/

    Rudolf Steiner school: https://www.steiner.edu/

    The truth about reading documentary trailer: https://youtu.be/XEdMaUbdx_g

    Sold a Story Podcast: https://tinyurl.com/4ec3zh8p



    Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com

    Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blog/126/

    Interested in being a guest? Email us at info@bulletmapacademy.com

    • 1 hr 44 min
    #125 Hypercreative: What it’s like and how to make the most of it. Karen Daniels

    #125 Hypercreative: What it’s like and how to make the most of it. Karen Daniels

    Do you constantly receive ideas and inspiration from various sources? Do you start countless hobbies or artistic pursuits with crazy ideas on a whim? You might be hypercreative.

    I had a very interesting conversation with Karen Daniels about hypercreativity. Karen has a Masters's degree in Education Psychology. She has also written 9 books of both fiction and non-fiction. She does content writing and ghostwriting for all sorts of people. She also teaches Martial Arts apart from being a full-time mum.

    In the episode, Karen talked about the difference between hypercreativity and creativity, her being a writer and her journey through her creative path. She also shared about the limit of creativity and how to make the most out of it.



    Links you might want to check:

    Website: https://karendaniels.com/

    Books: https://kdbooksandpublishing.com/

    Email: karen@karendaniels.com

    Hypercreative manifesto: https://karendaniels.com/hypercreativity-manifesto/

    Dyslexia Quiz: https://bulletmapacademy.com/dyslexia-quiz/

    Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com

    Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blog/125/

    Interested in being a guest? Email us at info@bulletmapacademy.com

    • 1 hr 14 min
    #124 Discovering Dyslexia in Adulthood. Sanjay Kapoor

    #124 Discovering Dyslexia in Adulthood. Sanjay Kapoor

    This week, I had an interesting conversation with Sanjay Kapoor, a director for proposals for a huge company in the US. He just recently discovered that he has dyslexia and ADHD by looking at materials from Made by Dyslexia and other dyslexia organizations. He also listened to several podcasts where he found us and reached out to us. Listen to the episode and learn how Sanjay discovered his dyslexia. Sanjay shared his work and how dyslexia has been a major part of it. He was also very open about struggling with his mental health and asking for help and finding ways to counter his weaknesses. Links: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sanjay-kapoor1/ Dyslexia Quiz: https://bulletmapacademy.com/dyslexia-quiz/ Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://www.bulletmapacademy.com/prices/ Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blog/124/ Interested in being a guest? Email us at info@bulletmapacademy.com

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #123 Influencing Decision Makers, How Salvesen Mindroom Centre does it. CEO Alan Thornburrow

    #123 Influencing Decision Makers, How Salvesen Mindroom Centre does it. CEO Alan Thornburrow

    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 continuously supporting people living with learning differences.
    Alan Thornburrow disengaged from school at 16. He struggled to find his place in the world until he managed to find a career in finance. Learning on the job, he realised he was learning more at work than at school and thought there might be others like him who weren’t successful at school but can do well in the real world.
    Alan has spent 20 years advocating for people that might see themselves as ‘other’ in the world. Alan’s job is to influence decision-makers, policymakers and funders into making the right decisions on inclusion and diversity in schools, the workplace and society more generally.
    SMC will host a global conference in March with over 50 speakers that include neuroscientists and nutrition experts; campaigners, clinicians, comedians; actors, artists and activists to provide insights into understanding our differences. Find out more and Register for the conference now.
    Links you might want to check:
    Website: https://www.mindroom.org/
    ITAKOM (Conference) website: https://itakom.org/
    Dyslexia Quiz: https://bulletmapacademy.com/dyslexia-quiz/
    Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com
    Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/prices/
    Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blog/123/
    Interested in being a guest? Email us at info@bulletmapacademy.com

    • 58 min
    #122 How “Xena” Scriptwriter and Author writes with Dyslexia, R.S. Mellette

    #122 How “Xena” Scriptwriter and Author writes with Dyslexia, R.S. Mellette

    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 worked and blogged for the film festival Dances With Films as well as the novelist collective, From The Write Angle, and he is on the board of the L.A. region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.
    In this episode, we are going to explore how R.S. Mellette came to know about dyslexia and how it helped him in being a screenwriter and, later on, being an author. He’s just about to publish the first book of a series called Kiya and the Morian Treasure which actually takes him more than 20 years to publish.
    Links you might want to check:
    Kiya and the Morian Treasure: https://www.amazon.com/Kiya-Morian-Treasure-R-S-Mellette/dp/1940180260/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1652370994&sr=8-1
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rsmellette/
    Twitter: @RSMellette
    Instagram: @rsmellette/
    Website RSMellette.com
    Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com
    BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blogs/
    Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/
    Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/122/
    Interested in being a guest? Email us at info@bulletmapacademy.com

    • 1 hr 22 min
    #121 How Dyslexia and ADHD relate. Lauri Peterson and Dr. Abbey Weinstein

    #121 How Dyslexia and ADHD relate. Lauri Peterson and Dr. Abbey Weinstein

    This week, I sat down with not just one but two educational diagnosticians. Dr. Abbey Weinstein and Lauri Peterson assess people with specific learning difficulties in the US. As of today, they have tested more than 1200 people with SPLD both adult and children. Combined, they have over 40 years of experience in identifying people with dyslexia and ADHD.
    In this episode, we are going to explore more about the dynamic relationship between ADHD and Dyslexia with Dr. Abbey Weinstein and Lauri Peterson.
    Links you might want to check:
    Dr. Abbey and Lauri’s podcast - https://ediagnosticlearning.com/podcast-by-ediagnosticlearning/ (new website coming soon)
    Contact email for the podcast - letstalklearningdisabilities@gmail.com
    Website - https://ediagnosticlearning.com
    FB - https://www.facebook.com/eDiaglearning
    Twitter - @Lets_Learning
    Dyslexia Quiz: https://bulletmapacademy.com/dyslexia-quiz/
    Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com
    Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/
    Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/121/
    Interested in being a guest? Email us at darius@bulletmapacademy.com

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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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