123 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

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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.

    #122 “Xena” Scriptwriter and Author, R.S. Mellette, Shares How He Writes As Slowly As He Pleased

    #122 “Xena” Scriptwriter and Author, R.S. Mellette, Shares How He Writes As Slowly As He Pleased

    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

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    Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/122/

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

    #121 Relationship Between Dyslexia and ADHD. 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

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    Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/121/

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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #120 Chartered Psychologist, Author and Executive Coach Shared on Adult Dyslexia. Cheryl Isaacs

    #120 Chartered Psychologist, Author and Executive Coach Shared on Adult Dyslexia. Cheryl Isaacs

    Cheryl Isaacs is a Chartered/Registered Occupational Psychologist, Author and accredited Executive Coach with over 20 years of experience within the areas of neurodiversity assessment, cognitive ability and attainment assessment, workplace behavioural training and psychometric profiling. To date, Cheryl has worked with over five thousand clients.

    Cheryl is the Director of OPM Consulting Ltd which specialises in behavioural and performance psychology and has developed a number of bespoke development programmes for a range of clients in the U.K, Europe, Middle East, Asia, USA and Africa.

    Cheryl is also a regular Guest Speaker at various industry events including the British Psychological Society annual conference and the Health & Wellbeing Symposium at the Birmingham NEC.  Cheryl is a regular contributor to industry journals and newspapers such as The Evening Standard, The Telegraph, BBC and The Training Journal.  Cheryl is the Author of Adult Dyslexia and Confidence Shmonfidence.

    Cheryl’s clients include: BP, Metropolitan Police, HSBC, London Business School, UKBA, University of Law, UCL, Scottish Government, Royal Marines, The Home Office, Mace Construction, UAL, Department for International Development, Capita, PWC, KPMG, NS&I, Financial Ombudsman, Dubai Ministry of Health and Transport for London, FCA, Nord Anglia and Compliancy Services.

    Links you might want to check:

    Adult Dyslexia by Cheryl Isaacs - https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07W8V51YF?ref_=k4w_oembed_Swn1Hhb4NycKM9&tag=kpembed-20&linkCode=kpd

    Confidence Shmonfidence by Cheryl Isaacs - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Confidence-Shmonfidence-Super-Successful-Without/dp/B09MYXVP5F/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1646238652&sr=1-1

    Website - www.opmconsulting.co.uk

    Audible- https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Adult-Dyslexia-Audiobook/B09HFDQYXM?qid=1632991533&sr=1-5&ref=a_search_c3_lProduct_1_5&pf_rd_p=c6e316b8-14da-418d-8f91-b3cad83c5183&pf_rd_r=A8AJE3AAQRXK6WQ0QYBK

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    BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blogs/

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    Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/120/

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    #119 Education Technology and Closing the Gap with Dyslexia. Avi Warshavsky

    #119 Education Technology and Closing the Gap with Dyslexia. Avi Warshavsky

    This week, I sat down with Avi Warshavsky, the Founder and CEO of MindCET. They gather groups of entrepreneurs in an incubator environment and help them establish their businesses. He’s also the founder of Global Education Technology Startups Awards or GESAwards, one of the biggest awarding bodies for Ed-Tech Startups in the world. He is also the father of 5 children and 4 of them have dyslexia.

    Avi Warshavsky shared his background on how he came to be in the startup world and how his father’s dyslexia helped him observe his children’s dyslexia. Avi also talked about closing the gap with dyslexia and the future of technology in terms of assisting dyslexia.

    Links you might want to check:

    MindCET’s Website: https://www.mindcet.org/en/

    GESAwards Website: https://www.globaledtechawards.org/

    Avi’s LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/avi-warshavsky/

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

    Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com

    Enrol in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/

    Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/119/

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

    • 52 min
    #118 Orton-Gillingham Tutor shared about homeschooling, IEP, self-efficacy and learning to teach differently. Ash Voisine

    #118 Orton-Gillingham Tutor shared about homeschooling, IEP, self-efficacy and learning to teach differently. Ash Voisine

    Ash Voisine was a business and entrepreneurship graduate but when a teacher of her child admitted that they can’t help the child, she decided to homeschool her kids. She looked for other ways to teach with programs like the Orton-Gillingham system. She’s now finishing her master’s degree in special education.

    This week, we talked to Ash Voisine about how she found out she’s dyslexic when she was studying to be an Orton-Gillingham tutor for her children. She also talked about the IEP and the red tape parents may encounter when fighting for their child's rights at school. Listen to her story now.

    Links you might want to check:

    Orton-Gillingham: https://www.ortonacademy.org/resources/what-is-the-orton-gillingham-approach/

    Not Bound Living Website: https://notboundliving.com/

    Hippy dyslexic homestead Podcast: https://anchor.fm/hippydyslexichomestead 

    Red tape episode: https://bulletmapacademy.com/82/

    Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com

    BulletMap Academy Workshop: https://bulletmapacademy.com/workshop/

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    Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/118/

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    #117 Writing Story Essay Using the Story Star Method

    #117 Writing Story Essay Using the Story Star Method

    Children with dyslexia often have brilliant and incredible stories to share in their heads but always struggle to get them out and put them into words. A lot of the time, their imagination and creativity go beyond what was required in the question and they get so overwhelmed halfway that they ended up leaving it unfinished. Going off-topic is a common occurrence and the lack of cohesiveness forces the teachers to mark it as failed.

    It’s in every exam in the world they ask students to “Write a Short Story”. It sounds easy but for a child with dyslexia, it’s not. We, dyslexics, have no shortage of mind-bending theories and hyper-realistic worlds to share but how to share it is the problem. How do you make sure you have a beginning, middle, and end in your story? How do you make sure your teachers get what you wanted to say? And most importantly, how do you finish the story on time?

    Links you might want to check:

    GCSE English - Story Star (Nov 24 at 730pm)

    https://bulletmap-gcse.eventbrite.co.uk

    NAT 5 - Persuasive Essay (Nov 25 at 730pm)

    https://bulletmap-nat5.eventbrite.co.uk

    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/117/

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

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 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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