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Dyslexics Wanted is the podcast of the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia (WICD.org). WICD is dedicated to helping people understand that dyslexia is a strength (albeit one that comes with some challenges), a different kind of thinking, an ability not a disability, and the podcast celebrates dyslexics and their Super Powers. In the words of our founder, Gertrude Webb, dyslexia is a “teaching disability” not a “learning disability”. Learn more at: WICD.org

Dyslexics Wanted Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia

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Dyslexics Wanted is the podcast of the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia (WICD.org). WICD is dedicated to helping people understand that dyslexia is a strength (albeit one that comes with some challenges), a different kind of thinking, an ability not a disability, and the podcast celebrates dyslexics and their Super Powers. In the words of our founder, Gertrude Webb, dyslexia is a “teaching disability” not a “learning disability”. Learn more at: WICD.org

    Micki Boas -037

    Micki Boas -037

    On today’s episode, meet the author of a groundbreaking book that is a must-read for parents, educators and anyone concerned with the education of children with dyslexia. Micki Boas has written, “ One in Five:  How We’re Fighting for our Dyslexic Kids in a System That’s Failing Them.”  Micki talks with Jordan about battling the system that was neglecting her own children and she shares some of what she has learned about cutting through “the invisible red tape” that can be so frustrating. If you have a story worth sharing on this podcast, write to jordan@chartproductions.com. If you’d like to discover ways to support and become involved with the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia, please visit our website at dyslexicswanted.org.

    • 20 min
    Rosalin Abigail Kyere-Nartey -036

    Rosalin Abigail Kyere-Nartey -036

    Dyslexics Wanted goes international once again and welcomes Rosalin Abigail Kyere-Nartey, a trailblazing woman from Ghana who was diagnosed as a young adult with dyslexia.  Since then she has worked tirelessly to help her country recognize and help those with dyslexia. She recently started the Africa Dyslexia Organization to champion awareness and advocacy in Ghana and across Africa. Hers is a tale of overcoming adversity while offering hope to others. If you have a story worth sharing on this podcast, write to jordan@chartproductions.com. If you’d like to discover ways to support and become involved with the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia, please visit our website at dyslexicswanted.org

    • 21 min
    Jeff Tackett -035

    Jeff Tackett -035

    Today’s guest is a dyslexic father of a daughter who also has dyslexia. Jeff never knew he had it until his daughter was diagnosed.  Since then he and his wife have lobbied for legislation in California to recognize learning difficulties. He  is also a teacher for the state of California and work as a counselor for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Jeff is also a dedicated soccer coach for youth, high school, college and pro teams. He is a great help and inspiration  to young players who exhibit dyslexia. If you have a story worth sharing on this podcast, write to jordan@chartproductions.com. If you’d like to discover ways to support and become involved with the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia, please visit our website at dyslexicswanted.org

    • 22 min
    Sandra Carter -034

    Sandra Carter -034

    Today, Jordan introduces us to Sandra Carter from Birmingham, England.  She shares her wonderful story of meeting the challenges of dyslexia during her lifetime, finally being tested and diagnosed at age 40.  By age 50 she realizes her dream of becoming a published science fiction novelist.  She currently has three books available with more on the way. Sandra also gives back, mentoring others while using many creative arts to explore and maximize her “gift of dyslexia.”  If you have a story worth sharing on this podcast, write to jordan@chartproductions.com. If you’d like to discover ways to support and become involved with the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia, please visit our website at dyslexicswanted.org.

    • 20 min
    Kids with Superpowers -Abigail Steeves -033

    Kids with Superpowers -Abigail Steeves -033

    Today Jordan introduces you to another remarkable young person.  Abigail Steeves lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  The 14-year old 9th grader has dealt with dyslexia for years, but only recently received her diagnosis.  She hasn’t let it stop her or even slow her down.  Abigail is a leading climate change and environmental activist who has led large rallies and organized events to bring attention to the causes she is passionate about.  Like so many of the students we feature, Abigail focuses on the strengths that have emerged from having dyslexia  She is a born leader. If you have a story worth sharing on this podcast, write to jordan@chartproductions.com. If you’d like to discover ways to support and become involved with the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia, please visit our website at dyslexicswanted.org.

    • 14 min
    Steve Wilkins, Remote Learning -032

    Steve Wilkins, Remote Learning -032

    On this special edition, Jordan welcomes back to the podcast Steve Wilkins, Head of School at the Carroll School in Lincoln, an independent day school for elementary and middle school students in grades 1 – 9 who have been diagnosed with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia.   Steve addresses the quick transition to remote learning, the impact of Covid-19 on the educational and emotional well-being of the students and creative ways the faculty is connecting and helping  students. If you have a story worth sharing on this podcast, write to jordan@chartproductions.com. If you’d like to discover ways to support and become involved with the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia, please visit our website at dyslexicswanted.org.

    • 12 min

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