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A new video series–Dyslexiaville— has come out developed by Academy Award winning director/producer Peggy Stern (Best Animated Short, 2006 – The Moon and the Son:  An Imagined Conversation), that is created by and for kids with a diagnosis of dyslexia and other learning differences.  I watched the first video and it was hilarious – lots of...
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This is a presentation I made at the 16th Encuentro Internacional de Educacion Inicial y Preescolar in Monterrey, Mexico on October 15th, 2016, which focused this year on inclusion and diversity.  The event was sponsored by an exemplary early childhood education program in Monterrey called CENDI (Los Centros de Desarrollo Infantil del Frente Popular “Tierra...
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Last week I had a one-hour video conversation with Elisheva Schwartz for her website ”Questing to Decode the Power of the Dyslexic Mind through Conversations About Intelligence, Neurodiversity, Optimized Learning Environments, Post-Traumatic Growth, and the Science of Flourishing.”   We talked about the problems with special education and how the emerging neurodiversity movement provides a...
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Today I had the great good fortune to work with fifty special educators, administrators, regular classroom teachers, parents, specialists, and others interested in helping students with special needs succeed in the classroom and in life. The workshop was held at the Regency Hotel in Portland, Maine, a beautiful setting (on a lovely day) for exploring a...
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On November 13, 2013, I did a webinar for the organization Dyslexic Advantage, founded by Drs. Fernette and Brock Eide.   As noted on their website, ”Dyslexic Advantage is a 501c3 non-profit charity that seeks to create a world where the strengths and talents of dyslexic people are celebrated and where every dyslexic child and adult can flourish...
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