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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

    Wes Hamilton -031

    Wes Hamilton -031

    Jordan had a chance to connect with Wes Hamilton, who shared his incredible story of how he’s living his best life after being paralyzed in a shooting.  Wes reminds us that within our uniqueness lies our greatness---an inspiring message shared by all of us at the Webb Center.



    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 WICD.org.

    • 18 min
    Curry College PAL Program -030

    Curry College PAL Program -030

    Jordan Rich, recently sat down with Laura Vanderberg, Director, and Lori Lubeski, Professor, of Curry College's PAL Program to hear about how it continues to grow while fulfilling Dr. Webb's mission of helping students "challenge strengths and strengthen challenges.” 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 WICD.org.

    • 31 min
    Kids with Superpowers -Christianna Alexander -029

    Kids with Superpowers -Christianna Alexander -029

    Today Jordan meets a remarkable young entrepreneur named Christianna Alexander. She’s the oldest of three children and faced many learning challenges early on in school. Struggles continued into the 2nd grade and she was forced to repeat the year. But, it didn’t take long for Christi to develop more confidence and better grades when she transferred to a school that focused on helping kids with learning disabilities. She not only did well in school, she caught the business bug early and after lots of trial and error she created “Sweet Christi’s” a successful company focused on making all natural-handmade soaps that resemble delectable treats like donuts and cupcakes. Christianna views her disability as a blessing and her mission in life is to be an ambassador for children everywhere who suffer with learning disabilities. 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 WICD.org.

    • 10 min
    Andy Magdanz -028

    Andy Magdanz -028

    A conversation between Jordan Rich and master glass blower Andy Magdanz of Almost Perfect Glass, a hot glass studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Powered by solar energy, the studio is home to a fantastic array of glass artists, sculptors, and jewelers. Because of his dyslexia which resulted in poor reading and writing skills in school, Andy was ridiculed by some and often told he wouldn’t have the stuff to succeed. But like so many featured on these podcasts he gravitated toward his calling an passion for art and design to became one of the most sought-after craftsmen in his field. 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 WICD.org.

    • 13 min
    Dr. Rhoda Bernard & Larry Rothstein -027

    Dr. Rhoda Bernard & Larry Rothstein -027

    A conversation between Jordan Rich and Dr. Rhoda Bernard, managing director of the Berklee College of Music Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs and Larry Rothstein of No Limits Media.  Both guests  focus on the impact of art, music, theatre and dance on people  of all ages with special needs and learning disabilities. Neuro-diversity is now being recognized understood and promoted  with the help of caring educators and advocates like Rhoda and Larry. 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 WICD.org.

    • 28 min
    Dr. Sara Renzulli -026

    Dr. Sara Renzulli -026

    A conversation between Jordan Rich and Sara Renzulli, visiting Assistant Professor, Counselor Education & Counseling Psychology Program with the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut.  Much of her time is dedicated to helping exceptional kids with learning differences navigate school and social life, helping them grow into confident, capable adults.     Sara shares her own story of childhood struggle and what she has learned in achieving balance and success.



    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 WICD.org.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

Nathaly Granja ,

So Grateful for the Podcast

Great Host! He really goes straight to the point and shows so much Empathy and understanding with his guests. So glad there is a show like this for Dyslexics to find!!

MoreFoodForThought ,

Outstanding - so glad you created this!

This is an inspired and inspiring program- thank you!

FastTwitchMedia ,

Language is a psychological construct . . .

. . . that doesn't define the human ability to learn. This is a facinating look at the obstacles that people with dyslexia face and how their experience in getting past them makes them strong, creative and resilient, often far beyond us "normal" folks. A great podcast that I highly recommend for everyone.

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