129 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 • 23 Ratings

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

    #128 Autistic Author of Visual Thinking Book Talks about Taking Skills Back into Schools - Temple Grandin

    #128 Autistic Author of Visual Thinking Book Talks about Taking Skills Back into Schools - Temple Grandin

    Do you consider yourself a visual thinker? When Temple was interviewing people about how they think, she was shocked to know that some people are not thinking in pictures. She thought everybody thinks in pictures.

    I got the honour to talk to Temple Grandin, who is an autistic author, professor, inventor, and many more. She did not talk until she was 3 years old. Fortunately, she had a speech therapist early. She was bullied for being weird but she loved flying things like airplanes and kites. Today Temple is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University and half of the cattle in the US are handled in facilities that Temple designed. She even has an Emmy Award-winning movie about her life produced by HBO and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016.

    In this podcast, Temple shared how she came up with the idea of writing the book Visual Thinking during the lockdown. She also shared her concern about the diminishing high-end trade jobs in the United States because of the change in the Education system.



    Websites:

    Autism: Templegrandin.com

    Livestock: Grandin.com

    Beef Plant Farm Video:

    Calling All Minds Book: https://tinyurl.com/calling-all-minds-book

    Visual Thinking Book: https://tinyurl.com/visual-thinking-book

    Dyslexia Explored Mechanic to Engineer Episode 104: https://www.bulletmapacademy.com/blog/104/

    Dyslexie Explored Prototyping Episode: https://www.bulletmapacademy.com/blog/79

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

    Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com

    Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blog/128/

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

    • 47 min
    #127 Starting a Clothing Brand with Dyslexia - Jake Posner

    #127 Starting a Clothing Brand with Dyslexia - Jake Posner

    I had an interesting conversation with one of the ambassadors for the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) about his start-up business journey and how dyslexia somewhat paved the way for creating a sustainable clothing company.
    As a leader in the dyslexia community, Jake seeks to challenge people's notions about dyslexia and enable neurodivergent individuals to showcase their talents. Jake hopes that “No One True Anything” will lead to a community of people united in their support for the brand's concept and belief that no dream is impossible. Jake is deeply passionate about this issue. He left school with just one GCSE after spending years feeling overlooked and under-supported in the classroom.

    Links you might want to check:
    Website: https://noonetrueanything.com/
    Instagram: https://noonetrueanything.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NoOneTrueAnything
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-posner-4b829b191/
    Dyslexia Quiz: https://bulletmapacademy.com/dyslexia-quiz/
    Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com
    Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blog/127/
    Interested in being a guest? Email us at info@bulletmapacademy.com

    • 43 min
    #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

Customer Reviews

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23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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Inspirational and Encouraging

Found this podcast shorty after my daughters dyslexia diagnosis and it has helped me to discover resources and develop new insights. Thank you for this show!

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Wonderful podcast

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

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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.

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