52 episodes

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

    • Education
    • 4.6 • 11 Ratings

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

    Irene Buchine -052

    Irene Buchine -052

    Today we welcome author/educator/illustrator Irene Buchine. Her impactful book for children and adults is entitled, “Celia and the Little Boy.”  It is the story of two children trapped in the darkness of depression, and what it took to find their way out. From struggling with dyslexia to raising a child with depression, Irene knows what it feels like to be unseen, marginalized and helpless.  She hopes her book offers hope and encouragement to children and their families.  Judging by the positive response from readers, her work is making a difference!



    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 dyslexicswanted.org.

    • 20 min
    Judge Gustavo Gelpi -051

    Judge Gustavo Gelpi -051

    Today we welcome Judge Gustavo Gelpi, appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in October, 2021. Our podcast is a personal account of  a young college student who received much from one of this country’s pioneers in helping students with learning disabilities. Born in Puerto Rico, Gustavo received his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. There he met and spent considerable time with Dr. Gertrude Webb, her husband Chet and their children. Judge Gelpi  has gone on to have a stellar career as a jurist and credits  much of his success to the kindness and mentorship of the Webb family.



    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 dyslexicswanted.org.

    • 20 min
    Dr. Phil Hulbig -050

    Dr. Phil Hulbig -050

    Today we welcome Dr. Phil Hulbig, who  has thirty years of experience teaching students who present with neurological uniqueness. He has developed and designed specialized metacognitive programs for students in various public school settings. He also works as an advocate, crisis intervention specialist, tutor, social skills coach, and skateboarding instructor. He was certified a NCLB highly qualified teacher in the four main subject areas at the middle and elementary levels. Since 2016, he has been a professor at PAL and an adjunct faculty in the Graduate School of Education at Lesley University.    Dr. Hulbig has a lot to say about the learning process and how it can be improved.



    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 dyslexicswanted.org.

    • 43 min
    John Rinaldo -049

    John Rinaldo -049

    We’re proud to spotlight John Rinaldo, who as he admits, “has this thing called Dyslexia.”  Growing up in Canada, John struggled in school for many years until he finally got the help he needed to move forward in life. One of his ambitions was to write and publish a book,  something John and those who knew him once thought to be impossible.  But hard work, determination and resilience propelled him forward and his dream has become a reality.  The book is now available for sale on Amazon and John is donating proceeds from the Audible sales to help children with Dyslexia.     His book is entitled  Surviving Covid 19: Being Alone was the Best Covid 19 Medicine.  John has a hopeful story and is thrilled to share it with listeners to his podcast from around the globe.



    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 dyslexicswanted.org.

    • 21 min
    Rebecca Rolland – Art of Talking with Children -048

    Rebecca Rolland – Art of Talking with Children -048

    Today we invite you to enjoy a conversation with an expert in the art of communication.  Jordan welcomes Rebecca Rolland, EdD to discuss her wonderfully instructive new book The Art of Talking with Children: The Simple Keys to Nurturing Kindness, Creativity, and Confidence in Kids. Rebeca is a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and serves on the faculty at Harvard Medical School. There are significant applications for helping children with dyslexia and other learning challenges as we learn to better communicate while fostering relationships with less conflict and stress and more kindness.



    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 dyslexicswanted.org.

    • 19 min
    RS Mellette -047

    RS Mellette -047

    Jordan invites a super fun guest to the podcast, sci-fi writer R.S. Mellette.   R.S. shares his personal story of coping with dyslexia and overcoming it to successfully work on the hit television show Xena: Warrior Princess.  He has taken his experience in the TV and film industries to craft a female-led YA (young adult) sci-fi novel sure to captivate readers of all ages.  It is a space opera entitled, Kiya and the Morian Treasure  and the reviews from fans and critics have been impressive.  R.S. is a prime example of the creative force so alive in people with dyslexia.  We are thrilled to highlight him today on the podcast!



    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 dyslexicswanted.org.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

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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