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Sharing dyslexia stories from all stages and walks of life to help parents of Tween/Teenage Dyslexics find practical tips.

Dyslexia Explored Darius Namdaran

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    • 4.8, 11 Ratings

Sharing dyslexia stories from all stages and walks of life to help parents of Tween/Teenage Dyslexics find practical tips.

    #74 Getting Dyslexia research accessible to teachers and parents. Prof Sara Shunkwiler

    #74 Getting Dyslexia research accessible to teachers and parents. Prof Sara Shunkwiler

    As a trainer of teachers who train other teachers, Sara Shunkwiler, a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Education and tutor of dyslexia, finds it hard to access research about dyslexia and related subjects. Even with the professor's ID, she still gets blocked on a lot of research papers in the library. Research papers that could’ve helped teachers improve teaching non-linear thinking students. That is why she made it her goal to look for research papers, distill it down and share it in digestible chunks to make it accessible to fellow teachers and parents. Listen to the rest of the podcast episode to know more about the language of mathematics, how the school districts and the law is resisting dyslexia diagnosis, distance learning, and the COVID-slide.
    Links you might want to check:
    Sara website with more resources coming soon: https://empoweringlearningsolutions.com/
    Number Sense and Number Nonsense: Understanding the Challenges of Learning Math: https://www.amazon.com/dp/159857020X
    Marburn Academy, private school for students with dyslexia in Columbus, Ohio, but a great resource for parents everywhere: https://marburnacademy.org/
    Math Giraffe - Doodle Notes: visual notes for teaching math with creativity - My students love Doodle Notes, because they allow students to make connections between concepts and access their creativity.  Also for homeschoolers, because there are answer keys and Brigid Danziger, the author, is extremely helpful. https://www.mathgiraffe.com/
    Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com
    Doodle Club: https://bulletmapacademy.com/doodle/
    BulletMap Academy Workshop: https://bulletmapacademy.com/workshop/
    BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blogs/
    Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price
    Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/74/

    • 58 min
    #73 Learning support specialist talks about having a complete dyslexia support not just assistive tech

    #73 Learning support specialist talks about having a complete dyslexia support not just assistive tech

    Steve McCue stopped going to school at age 14 because he did not think he had the academic ability.  He worked different jobs and performed in festivals as a musician but at age 35 he went back to school and got identified with dyslexia. He was given a computer to work with and that helped him a lot. However, assistive technologies were pretty basic at that time and some even caused roadblocks for him. Now he is working with different kids who are struggling as a learning support specialist, he noticed that some schools see assistive technology as a panacea and neglects the emotional side of the problem.

    Links you might want to check:

    Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/unique.dyslexic/

    Steve’s Unique dyslexic eye blog: https://sdyslexia.blogspot.com/

    Gant charts: https://www.gantt.com/

    Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com

    Doodle Club: https://bulletmapacademy.com/doodle/

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

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

    Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price

    Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/73/

    • 58 min
    #72 12-year-old with dyslexia talks about writing your own story

    #72 12-year-old with dyslexia talks about writing your own story

    When Evie found out she was dyslexic she cried in the car saying “I don’t want to be different. Don’t tell anybody.” Now she and her mum, Janine, sat down with Darius to share about their dyslexia story. In this episode of the Dyslexia Explored, we learn how Evie, a 12-year-old child with dyslexia, got her self-written story chosen as top 5 out of 1,300 entries submitted. 

    Links you might want to check:

    Evie's Story on BBC Radio Ulster Two Minute Tales 2019: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/yrnTnFMbS8TmMlg6LL28Ss/the-13th-fairy-written-by-evie-martin

    Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com

    Doodle Club: https://bulletmapacademy.com/doodle/

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

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

    Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price

    Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/72/

    • 59 min
    #71 Ebola and Coronavirus doctor discusses her dyslexia. Dr. Janet Scott,

    #71 Ebola and Coronavirus doctor discusses her dyslexia. Dr. Janet Scott,

    How you can fail an easier multiple-choice medical exam and get 98% in a harder diagnostic exam! Discussing strategies she uses in medicine and research. Plus her COVID drug research trial in Glasgow and Care homes. 

    Links you might want to check:

    Dr. Janet's profile: https://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/iii/cvr/staff/groups/janetscott/ 

    Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com

    Doodle Club: https://bulletmapacademy.com/doodle/

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

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

    Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price

    Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/71/

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #70 Tip: Planning with dyslexia: 3 tips that can help

    #70 Tip: Planning with dyslexia: 3 tips that can help

    Want a few tips on planning with dyslexia? Here are my top 3 tips for helping children with dyslexia get things done:
    Tip #1: Tasks need to take less than 25 min to complete.
    Tip #2 “Tell them to return to the board!
    Tip #3: Make your ‘to do list’ feel physical

    This is our topic for today’s parent’s coffee.

    Links you might want to check:

    Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com

    Doodle Club: https://bulletmapacademy.com/doodle/

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

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

    Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price

    Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/70/

    • 18 min
    #69 Tip: Stop looking at spelling and start looking at content

    #69 Tip: Stop looking at spelling and start looking at content

    Today we are going to talk about the valuable connections the minds of dyslexic thinkers can make. The problem is that dyslexia can get in the way with poor spelling, grammar, and handwriting but once you find teachers that can look past that and help you wrestle with your thoughts then you can start to enjoy learning again.

    The dyslexic advantage chapter 10 Page 79-84

    Links you might want to check:

    Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com

    Doodle Club: https://bulletmapacademy.com/doodle/

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

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

    Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price

    Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/69/

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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.

Keep Calm Advocate ,

Focused and Informative

Provides dyslexia from different perspectives. Looking forward to listening!!!

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Practically helpful, enlightening

An exceptional resource for people who struggle with a language processing disorder. While geared for people with dyslexia, it offers insight and practical strategies for anyone who struggles with receptive or expressive language.

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