34 episodes

Exploring themes around dyslexia. Each episode takes a theme and looks into how being dyslexic assist or affects a person in that situation. From dyslexia correction programs to being a lawyer and dyslexic, here is the place to find out what its like. For hacks, tip and tricks for dyslexics by dyslexics head over to the Dyslexia Life Hacks website.

The Dyslexia Life Hacks Show Matthew Head

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Exploring themes around dyslexia. Each episode takes a theme and looks into how being dyslexic assist or affects a person in that situation. From dyslexia correction programs to being a lawyer and dyslexic, here is the place to find out what its like. For hacks, tip and tricks for dyslexics by dyslexics head over to the Dyslexia Life Hacks website.

    Dr Helen Ross: From Engineer, to Teacher, To Special Educational Needs Specialist

    Dr Helen Ross: From Engineer, to Teacher, To Special Educational Needs Specialist

    In this episode of The Dyslexia Life Hacks Show, Matt is talking to Dr. Helen Ross who is a Special Educational Needs specialist and Dyslexia expert. She has founded Helen's Place where she delivers support for businesses, schools and families through research projects, professional development, and one-on-one tutoring. Alongside this she is a trustee for the British Dyslexia Association and Wilshire Dyslexia Association. She has also published and been featured in peer-reviewed papers and guest publications.  
    After staring her working life and an engineer but very quickly released that it was not the profession for her, she then transitioned into working in schools being a teacher and part of SENCO. Around all this she managed to find time to studying a PHD and publishing papers. 
    Helen has overcome some of the prejudices about dyslexia, depression, and anxiety to achieve what she has, new help and assess other people for dyslexia, a truly inspiring story. 
    ·        Helens Place
    ·        Helens Twitter

    For more hacks tip and tricks for dyslexia and full show notes please visit  Dyslexia Life Hacks.

    • 55 min
    Philip Burgin on Finding Out How People Think, While Training Assistive Technology

    Philip Burgin on Finding Out How People Think, While Training Assistive Technology

    In this episode of The Dyslexia Life Hacks Show, Matt is talking to Philip Burgin who is ClaroRead Product Specialist at Claro Software. He has had a varied life and career, starting as a brick later before heading back into the education. There are some fun stories about the early days of home computing and how the DSA were providing the new technology to people that need it. Phil really takes his time to get to know the individuals that he is training and coke up with various methods for them to get the most out of there equipment and education. 
    If you would like to understand how Claro develop their software, please listen to episode 10 with their Product Manager Stuart Marsden. 
    Claro SoftwareText HelpFor more hacks tip and tricks for dyslexia and full show notes please visit  Dyslexia Life Hacks.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Dekko Comics, Using Illustration to bring learning to life with Rossie Stone

    Dekko Comics, Using Illustration to bring learning to life with Rossie Stone

    In this episode of the dyslexia life hacks show Matt is talk to Rossie Stone, founder of Dekko Comics. They are educational comics the are aimed at 8 to 12 year olds, as you will hear in the podcast, Rossie inputs his Beano inspired style and humour lead stories that makes the comics and engaging read.
    Rossie was struggling with his school work during his early years and into his Scottish Highers, until one day with nothing to lose he used it love for art, illustration, and comic books, he put the whole subject down into a comic strip and to his surprise and delight got an A for that subject.
    During the podcast Matt and Rossie chart his struggles at school, through to setting up Dekko and how he makes the comics not only educational but engaging too.

    For more hacks tip and tricks for dyslexia and full show notes please visit  Dyslexia Life Hacks.

    • 45 min
    NoticeAbility Part 2 – Dean Bragonier, Using Lessons Learned from Your Son to Make a Difference

    NoticeAbility Part 2 – Dean Bragonier, Using Lessons Learned from Your Son to Make a Difference

    In this episode of The Dyslexia Life Hacks show is part 2 of a 2-part series with NoticeAbility. 
    In part 1 Matt spoke to Bodhi Bragonier who is a teenager and the inspiration behind NoticeAbility, and currently serves as there International Youth Ambassador. 
    Now in Part 2 Matt talks to Dean Bragonier the Founder & Executive Dyslexic, they talk about his younger life in the american school system and the differences they may or may not be from Bodhi’s experience. 
    Dean saw something in Bodhi when he came up with his idea of pocket change as a 6 year old and this sparked an idea in Dean’s head, hear how he took this idea to MIT and other educational institutions and uses entrepreneurship among other skill to empower dyslexics. 
    We cover what it is like to living in a house hold of full of dyslexics, it can be a crazy place.

    For more hacks tip and tricks for dyslexia and full show notes please visit  Dyslexia Life Hacks.

    • 54 min
    NoticeAbility Part 1 – A Teenagers Story with Bodhi Bragonier

    NoticeAbility Part 1 – A Teenagers Story with Bodhi Bragonier

    In this episode of The Dyslexia Life Hacks show is part 1 of a 2-part series with NoticeAbility. In part 1 Matt is talking to Bodhi Bragonier who is a teenager and the inspiration behind NoticeAbility, he currently serves as there International Youth Ambassador.  
    Hear how he came up with a business idea at 7 years old that with the help of his Dad Dean created a business plan, this help grow his self-esteem and Dean took this idea to start the company more on that in the next episode with Dean.
    Matt and Bodhi talk about him being embarrassed in the class and how the lesions from his dyslexic mum and dad help he get through this. They found that finding his strengths helped him through the harder times at school. He now is going round the world with NoticeAbility speaking about and promoting the advantages of being dyslexic. 
    We also talk about the what its like to be home schooled while travelling and does it help him as a dyslexic.
    Stay tuned for part 2 where we talk to Dean Bragonier.

    For more hacks tip and tricks for dyslexia and full show notes please visit  Dyslexia Life Hacks.

    • 39 min
    Handy Spelling – Clever Stationery with Maggie Souter and Sally Ashcroft

    Handy Spelling – Clever Stationery with Maggie Souter and Sally Ashcroft

    In this episode of The Dyslexia Life Hacks show Matt is talking to Maggie Souter and Sally Ashcroft who run Handy Spelling, a company which produces ingenious stationery to help children with dyslexia. There products include, pencils and rulers which help you remember tricky spellings and write the date. Tattoos and stickers to help you remember left/ right and b/d reversals. Bookmarks to explain homophones/ verbs/ adjectives/ nouns/ adverbs.
    In this podcast we talk about how as mothers’ mothers of dyslexic boys, in Maggie’s 3 dyslexic children, and have seen first-hand how self-esteem can be affected by difficulties with writing and spelling, this led them to develop Handy Spelling so other child could have some support right there in their pencil case. We cover both there backgrounds and how they found the school system when their children were going through it and how that feed into the creation of heady spelling. We talk at length about the process and thinking behind it and how kids can use it and then transition away from using handy spelling as the age.

    For more hacks tip and tricks for dyslexia and full show notes please visit  Dyslexia Life Hacks.

    • 1 hr 3 min

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