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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

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

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

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

    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: Teaching Pronoun Resolution to Develop Reading Comprehension”.

    In her paper, Lois Letchford and her co-author, Timothy Rasinski, identified that less proficient readers like people with dyslexia often are not as proficient in resolving pronouns. It is another comprehension task that teachers often dismiss as the student being lazy or dumb.

    Lois shared with us how pronouns such as; he, she, they, it, etc., confuse people with dyslexia. They often find it difficult to remember which noun was the pronoun replacing. She also offered strategies on how we, as parents and teachers, can help our students overcome this challenge. Listen to her story now.

    Links you might want to check:

    International Literacy Association: https://www.literacyworldwide.org/

    Website: https://www.loisletchford.com/

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    Twitter: @LoisLetchford

    YouTube:https://studio.youtube.com/channel/UCW-eC1bd7uZBizY-rzWhrQQ

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    • 57 min
    #114 Bilingual and Dyslexia by Aimee Kyffin

    #114 Bilingual and Dyslexia by Aimee Kyffin

    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 language. Learning a language is hard enough, but to learn another language while you are still learning to read with dyslexia is daunting. That is what our guest for today has experienced, when she and her family transferred to another country. Aimee Kyffin was not yet diagnosed with dyslexia when they moved to the Netherlands. Early on, she was having difficulty reading and understanding her lessons but people were just shrugging it off as they suspected it was just because she wasn’t used to the language.

    This week, I had a great conversation with Aimee Kyffin as she talked about her dyslexia story. She also shared a new technology they developed where children can learn in a multi-sensory way. It basically lets you use colour to visualise spelling. It’s a very interesting technology which they plan on publishing in 2022. Listen to the podcast and hear her story.

    Links you might want to check:

    Website: https://aemkyffin.wixsite.com/design

    Aimee’s click-it project which will be published in 2022: https://clickit-learn.co.uk

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

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

    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 help her child understand her dyslexia. She noticed that her child responded greatly to stories about other professionals with dyslexia who have made it through school and life.

    Seeing that other children also responded well to these success stories, Elizabeth wrote and published a children’s story book about real life people with dyslexia. In this podcast, Elizabeth shared what she realised while writing and researching the book about the social and emotional aspect of dyslexia and what we, as parents, can do about it. Listen to her story now.

    Links you might want to check:

    Website:  www.brilliantlydyslexic.com

    Elizabeth Trudeau’s email: hello@brilliantlydyslexic.com

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

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

    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 learnt from the previous episode, dyslexia is affecting children to learn and read music just as it is affecting them to read words.

    Through Ruth’s fun and engaging program, children use their imagination and creativity to make sense of what they are seeing in the music sheet. Listen to the episode and discover Ruth Travers’ story as she explains how her process helped her students.

    Links you might want to check:

    Website:       www.stavehouse.co.uk 

    Stave House Online Course: https://stavehouse.co.uk/product/complete-childrens-home-course-level-1/ 

    Facebook:     www.facebook.com/stavehouse

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    #111 Reading Music and Dyslexia Group. Discussion on How Dyslexia Affects Learning to Read Music

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

    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 when it definitely affects reading words.

    In this episode, we want to start a conversation about dyslexia and music because there aren’t many people who are talking about this. The group talked about the struggles they or their children have encountered and some of the techniques that helped them cope. Music educators shared some common challenges that children with learning differences can be tripped up with, when learning music. This discussion barely scratched the surface but hopefully this will spark a new wave of conversations about learning music in a different more dyslexia-friendly way.

    Links you might want to check:

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    #110 Dungeons & Dragons, Photographic Memory and Dyslexia with Andrew Nehring

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

    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 correlate dyslexia with poor memory. Some of Andrew’s teachers didn’t believe he has dyslexia because he could relay what the teachers told him.

    In this episode of Dyslexia Explored, I talked to Andrew Nehring as he shared his dyslexia story and how playing dungeons and dragons as a child helped him write stories for his books. Andrew has written 2 science fiction novels while he was in college. Now, he’s going to publish his 3rd book “David Massie and the Quantum Flux” this July 2021.

    Links you might want to check:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/NehringAndrew

    Website: https://www.andrewmnehring.com/

    Pre-order David's 3rd Book. Out on the 13th of July: https://www.amazon.com/David-Massie-Quantum-Andrew-Nehring-ebook/dp/B0945HKQ9J/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=andrew+nehring+david+massie&qid=1620739916&sr=8-1

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    • 59 min

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16 Ratings

andrew nehring ,

Wonderful podcast

This is a great podcast! I really enjoy it and it’s very insightful as well!

cameljoy ,

Insightful podcast

Darius, thank you for your work, I really enjoy listening to everyone’s stories as well as hearing about all the wonderful work going on for dyslexics around the world.

SunCoKid ,

Insights, advocacy for teens and parents

Great, from the heart conversations about real life with teens and adolescents with dyslexia. The issues that families face, and shared challenges and main themes that families experience during the long journey from Kinder to High school graduation. Darius does a great job of asking insightful questions and facilitating connecting conversations.

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