Dyslexia Explored

Dyslexia Explored

By Darius Namdaran
Sharing dyslexia stories from all stages and walks of life to help parents of Tween/Teenage Dyslexics find practical tips.
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#32 How Dyslexia impacts Adults and children. Insights from CEO of Dyslexia Scotland Cathy Magee
If your Scottish and involved in Dyslexia, this is one to listen to! Also, if your involved in a dyslexia group, there is a lot to learn from how Dyslexia Scotland has grown over the last 50 yrs. In this episode we explore the story of Dyslexia Scotland and all the things it can teach us about dyslexia itself and also other groups who help with dyslexia. It all began in 1968 with parent support groups and volunteers. Two main dyslexia organizations developed. The Scottish dyslexia trust, which gave grants and the other “Dyslexia in Scotland” which was about volunteer parents. Cathy explains how in 2002 Jackie Stewart the famous formula 1 racing champion, helped pull together both these organizations into one, called Dyslexia Scotland in 2004. Jackie Stewart found he was dyslexic through his teenage son being identified and is the President of Dyslexia Scotland and Vice President Of the British Dyslexia Association. Cathy explains how the biggest challenge that Dyslexia Scotland faced was how to raise the awareness and solutions to the 500,000 adults and children with dyslexia in Scotland and maintaining that wide scope. We go into depth on the huge range of different things that are available through dyslexia Scotland and also some of the interesting challenges that are unexpected with dyslexia for adults in the workplace doing driving tests and so much more. Here are the links you might want to check out: Dyslexia Scotland leaflets (there are 38 in total, all free to download and arranged in categories for different groups): https://www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/our-leaflets Their 3 websites: www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk (general about all our services, support, information, for anyone with dyslexia and those who support/employ dyslexic people) www.addressingdyslexia.org (Toolkit for teachers) www.unwrapped.dyslexiascotland.org.uk (website for dyslexic children and young people aged 8-18) Social Media channels: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DyslexiaScotland/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DyslexiaScotlan Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1aSDfa8h-3IooqEvownR7A Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dyslexiaunwrapped/ Their Blog, A Life less ordinary: https://alifelessordinaryds.wordpress.com/ Our Helpline: https://www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/helpline Monday to Thursday 10am to 4:30pm Friday 10am to 4pm How to contact the Helpline: Telephone: 0344 800 84 84 Email: helpline@dyslexiascotland.org.uk Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/cathy-magee-06b63a58 Dyslexia Explored episodes: bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexia-explored-podcast/ Mindmapping course: www.bulletmapstudio.com/bulletmap/ Free SundayMap course: www.bulletmapstudio.com/sundaymap/ And www.bulletmapstudio.com/32/
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January 10, 2019
#31 3D thinking or Material Reasoning. What the Dyslexic Advantage book, Ch5 has to say. A review.
This episode does a quick overview of chapter 5 of us dyslexic advantage and it also has my top five quotes from it with some thoughts and reflections on it. 3-D thinking or material reasoning are really useful skills in the real world and often aren’t tested in school. This short chapter summarizes what that is, what jobs they are really useful for and some of the practical impacts of it. Links you might want to check: Dyslexic Advantage Website: https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/about-us/the-book-the-dyslexic-advantage/ Purchase the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0452297923/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0452297923&linkCode=as2&tag=dyslexadvan02-20&linkId=NJBWX47H7FO4JXIX Dyslexia Explored episodes: bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexia-explored-podcast/ Mindmapping course: www.bulletmapstudio.com/mindmap-full/ Free SundayMap course: www.bulletmapstudio.com/sundaymap/ And www.bulletmapstudio.com/31/
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December 17, 2018
#30 Facebook groups and Dyslexia, How they are a powerful force for change. Heidi Gregory. Australia
Links you might like to check out: Dyslexia Support Victoria Forum Website: http://dyslexiavictoriasupport.com Dyslexia Support Victoria Forum FB Group: www.facebook.com/groups/dyslexiavictoriasupport/?ref=group_header Say YES to Decodable Books in Victoria FB page: www.facebook.com/dyslexiavictoriasupport/ Dyslexia Support Australia Website: https://dyslexiaassociation.org.au/ Dyslexia Support Australia FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DyslexiaSupportAustralia/ Understood website: https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/dyslexia/understanding-dyslexia Dyslexia Explored episodes: bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexia-explored-podcast/ Mindmapping course: www.bulletmapstudio.com/mindmap-full/ Free SundayMap course: www.bulletmapstudio.com/sundaymap/ And www.bulletmapstudio.com/30/
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December 13, 2018
#29 How to defuse a dyslexic stress bomb on a Sunday night with a #SundayMap
The SundayMap is a reliable way to defuse it. Parents are loving it and so are the children. The child gets to mind dump and parents actually see what’s swirling around in there. No more interrogating them to find out what’s happening at school! No more Sunday night arguments and stress bomb explosions. Its a form of mind mapping we have developed. It works like this: 1. Mind dump into a bullet point list on the left of the page. 2. Sort it by mind mapping the keywords. 3. Decide what the next step is. We call this a Bulletmap. There’s lots of them. This one’s name is SundayMap. You can learn it in 20 min. The result? A happier child who appreciates how you helped them cut through the overwhelm and confusion. To access the course https://bulletmapstudio.com/sundaymap/
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December 12, 2018
#28 How a #SundayMap helped transform Denise Goulding's insights into her daughters week.
How a #SundayMap. How it transformed Denise Goulding's insights into her daughters week. Links you might like to check out: Squeeble: https://keystagefun.co.uk/ Dyslexia Explored episodes: bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexia-explored-podcast/ Mindmapping course: www.bulletmapstudio.com/mindmap-full/ Free SundayMap course: www.bulletmapstudio.com/sundaymap/ And www.bulletmapstudio.com/28/
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December 7, 2018
#27 Teen Tip 2. Why are you doing exams? Choosing your grade? Count the cost.
Parents, this is the kind of chat I gave my daughter when she faced exams with dyslexia. It's also what my students hear from me. Its tough love, but they are thankful. This little episode is packed with a punch. Three punches to be precise. 1. What is your why? 2. What grade will you choose? 3. What price are you willing to pay? With dyslexia these often become joint decisions because if you or your child are willing to listen to an episode like this, then you are serious about getting some serious grades. Its going to involve making these three decisions. The earlier the better. Buckle up. Get ready for a pep talk. Darius p.s. This has also been turned into an animated mind map video go to www.bulletmapstudio.com/27 to see it. You may want to learn some visual study tips. The first step is to learn how to create some 'headspace' by dumping all those random thoughts and worries onto paper with a 'SundayMap'. Sundays can often be a night where ideas and stress builds up. Relieve that with this simple step by step BulletMap technique. I have a free course with everything you need. Its at www.BulletMapStudio.com/SundayMap Enjoy.
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December 5, 2018
#26 "Teen Tip 1" Dyslexia is like a Ferrari not a People Carrier.
#26 "Teen Tip 1" Dyslexia is like a Ferrari not a People Carrier. These episodes are directed towards children and teenagers to help them learn how to harness their dyslexia. We will pepper the podcast with regular "Teen Tips" designed to be listened to in the car on the way to school as a discussion starter. They are less than 10 min long so you can listen and chat about it before you get there. Today I try to explain what "Working Memory" and "Low Processing Speed" mean in an understandable way to a child so they can use it to make smart decisions about how they learn to drive their "Ferrari". Hope you enjoy. Darius Links you might like to check out: Dyslexia Explored episodes: bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexia-explored-podcast/ Mindmapping course: www.bulletmapstudio.com/mindmap-full/ And www.bulletmapstudio.com/26/
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November 27, 2018
#25 The dyslexia test for his daughter brought an unexpected personal challenge for John Hicks
#25 Dyslexia in Adults is often found when your child is identified. John Hicks shares that his biggest challenge when he read his daughters assessment was what it threw up for him, memories from the past and certain behaviours in work that started to make sense. In this story we touch on: Life Coaching How being asked for a favour to read a bible passage out loud led to an unexpected breakdown. How his daughter didn't seem dyslexic enough for help Getting an independent assessment The report reads like it's about John not just Jess Finding a purpose in helping struggling teens and parents in school The value of assistive technology. Message to teenage self: Stand up for yourself Message to parent self: Look at the Big Picture. Look beyond the behaviour. And a lot more... Links Website: www.parentingdyslexia.co.uk/ Facebook page: www.facebook.com/DyslexiaBlogs/ Twitter @DyslexiaBlogger page: twitter.com/DyslexiaBlogger 10 ways to successfully negotiate support in Schools for Dyslexia ebook: https://www.getdrip.com/forms/70746034/submissions/new ‘Taking stress out of writing’ article: http://www.dyslexia-codebreakers.co.uk/2018/01/22/taking-stress-essay-writing-john-hicks-sen-jigsaw-2018/ Youtube profile: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5B4fPVsrmE_QSPdHXp0JOw Linkedin profile: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/dyslexiablogger Webinar : https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/events/view/name/webinar-how-does-my-child-s-dyslexia-affect-me SprintPlus: www.sprintplus.be/en MindView: www.matchware.com/mind-mapping-software Microsoft OneNote: www.onenote.com/ Dyslexia Explored episodes: bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexia-explored-podcast/ Mindmapping course: www.bulletmapstudio.com/mindmap-full/ Show Notes https://bulletmapstudio.com/25
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November 16, 2018
#24 Becoming a SciFi Author with dyslexia? It makes sense with the right tools. Iain McKinnon.
#24 Becoming a SciFi Author with dyslexia makes more sense than you think. Iain McKinnon shares his story of how writing on a computer released his writing capability. He started with a short fun DIY film then was encouraged by his friends to write a screenplay for the story. It became a self-published book picked up by a publishing house specializing in Sci-fi zombie films! If your child is really good at making up stories then this will give practical everyday inspiration for you and your child's future. Its a facinating story of how Iain descovered tech as a way to release his creative potential. "With a degree in Psychology, qualifications in Neuro Linguistic Programming and profoundly dyslexic Iain’s writing is approachable, fast paced and visceral." http://iainmckinnon.weebly.com/author-profile.html Amazon link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Iain-McKinnon/e/B0034P0OGI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1541086990&sr=8-1 Author Profile: http://iainmckinnon.weebly.com/author-profile.html Website: iain-mckinnon.co.uk Few of his books: Denying Thanatos - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Denying-Thanatos-Iain-McKinnon-ebook/dp/B00R8802S2/ref=la_B0034P0OGI_1_2/259-3375701-3715025?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1542180111&sr=1-2 , Domain of the Dead- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Domain-Dead-Iain-McKinnon-ebook/dp/B003V1WJ2W/ref=la_B0034P0OGI_1_1/259-3375701-3715025?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1542180111&sr=1-1 Mindmap programs he used: www.mindgenius.com/mind-mapping.aspx, www.xmind.net/download/xmind8/, https://simplemind.eu/ Dyslexia Explored episodes: bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexia-explored-podcast/ Mindmapping course: www.bulletmapstudio.com/mindmap-full/ And www.bulletmapstudio.com/24/
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November 13, 2018
#23 Dyslexic Advantage" CH4 Review: Are Dyslexia and Autism opposite ends of the spectrum? "
Is Dyslexia the other end of the spectrum to Autism? Research from Dr Manuel Casanova quoted in The Dyslexic Advantage seems to point to this. Caused by how close or far our brain neurons are structured. "The brains of individuals with autism are biased toward short connections at the expense of long connections- just the opposite of dyslexia." p.41. Here’s a review of chapter 4 of The Dyslexic Advantage being recorded for the podcast. I give: 1. Summary of the chapter 2. Top 5 quotes. 3. Personal reflections on how this might be relevent to parents or tutors of dyslexic teens. #DyslexiaExplored Dyslexic advantage website: https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/about-us/the-book-the-dyslexic-advantage/ BulletMap Studio book review page: https://bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexic-advantage-book-review/ Show Notes: bulletmapstudio.com/23/
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November 12, 2018
#22 Dreaming of Being a Midwife. Dyslexia got in the way, but it hasn’t stopped Keziah Nicolas.
#22 Dreaming of Being a Midwife, Dyslexia got in the way, but hasn’t stopped Keziah Nicolas. What would you do if you were 20 and dreamt of being a midwife since your teens but your dyslexia meant that you didn’t get the grades you needed at high school? Well, this is the story of a young lady who is choosing to work full time while going to college and studying in night classes to get the grades she needs to go to a university to fulfill her dream. May I introduce you to the dyslexia story so far of Keziah Nicolas. Dyslexia Explored episodes: bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexia-explored-podcast/ Mindmapping course: www.bulletmapstudio.com/mindmap-full/ And www.bulletmapstudio.com/22/
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November 7, 2018
#21 Teenager and Mum reflect on One Year of Mind Mapping High School.
Teenager and Mum share the results of One Year of Mind Mapping High school. I grabbed a rare opportunity to meet with a student at the lunch break of Dyslexia Scotland Conference 2018. They helped me test the original Study group and "Mind Mapping High School" Course. Yasmin shares how she learned to apply her visual and creative way of doing school work and the results she got from it. Suzette also explains what its like from a parents perspective. She covers: -Talk about the course -How systematically breakdown a book and map it -Letting go of too many words -Learning to let go of beautiful notes -Suzette saw the growth and independence of her daughter -Yasmin use mindmapping to give presentations -The effects of setting goals -Mindmapping hasn’t worked yet (areas to improve) Dyslexia Scotland Conference Website: https://www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/education-conference Young Ambassadors website: https://unwrapped.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/create-and-share/videos/young-ambassadors-an-interview-with-yasmine Making Sense – Dyslexia Review: http://addressingdyslexia.org/making-sense-dyslexia-review Call Scotland Website: http://www.callscotland.org.uk/home/ Show notes of Rachel Miller’s podcast episode: bulletmapstudio.com/17/ Dyslexia Explored episodes: bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexia-explored-podcast/ Mindmapping course: www.bulletmapstudio.com/mindmap-full/ And www.bulletmapstudio.com/21/
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November 6, 2018
#20 "Dyslexic Advantage" CH.3. Review of “Differences in Information Processing” Dyslexia Memory
"Poor automaticity in routine skills makes many individuals with dyslexia...experiment with routine procedures, and in the process find new and better ways of doing things." p23 of Dyslexic Advantage. In this summary and review of Chapter 3 of The Dyslexic Advantage by Dr Brock Eide and Dr Fernette Eide they explore two of the four theories of Dyslexia. This chapter is all about the two main theories of what causes dyslexia and how it affects us. Phonological Impairment Theory and Procedural Learning Theory. I try to simplify it so I can understand it and explain it to my teenage students in the future. There is so much practical stuff to learn from understanding these theories. Its not just theoretical stuff. It helps in everyday decision making. Things covered: The Traits: - Late talking - Mispronouncing words - Getting tenses wrong - Following grammar rules - Spelling - Reading - Arithmetic - Coordination - Routines - Memory - Organizing - Following instructions - Keeping focus - Following rules Theories of Dyslexia: 1. Phonological Impairment Theory 2. Procedural Learning Theory 3. Right Brain Dominance 4. Mini Columns Phonological Processing Theory - Recognising little sounds phonemes - 80-90% dyslexics have - Decoding and Encoding - Levels of impact - Link with Working Memory - Phonological Loop - Executive Function - 3 Peaks of Challenge Procedural Learning Theory - Learning to automatically do things - Slow to master procedures - Explicit Learning - Compensations by being on 'Manual' - Explains the innovation of new processes - Creative and Innovations from Dyslexia Dyslexic advantage website: www.dyslexicadvantage.org/about-us/the-book-the-dyslexic-advantage/ BulletMap Studio book review page: bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexic-advantage-book-review/ Show Notes: mindmapstudio.com/20
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November 5, 2018
#19 ‘From dyslexia to success: how one teacher can make all the difference’. Andrew Jenkins
Andrew Jenkins, Leadership Consultant, ‘From dyslexia to success: how one teacher can make all the difference’ Third Keynote at the Dyslexia Scotland Education Conference 2018. Andrew Shares: - A family of three grown up children all with Dyslexia and Him - How nurturing a mindset is very important. - One teachers input can make a lifetime of difference - Lessons from the professional world as a business consultant - How as a dyslexic he's also an author - The world is changing - Dyslexics have the skill set most suited to the future changes - The difference between 'Fox Thinking' and 'Dolphin Thinking'. - His story going from 'dummy' to art. - Rejecting art as a career - How an interview with "Dr. Heinz" was the turning point. - How he came top of his class because of his new motivation. - Going to university - Choosing Fate or your own destiny - The coming of AI and dyslexia combining. Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pdxconsulting/ Dyslexia Scotland: https://www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/events/education-conference-1 Interview: https://www.activia.co.uk/expert-insights/interview-with-management-development-consultant-andrew-jenkins ‘You are more than you think’ book: http://youaremorethanyouthink.co.uk/ Website: www.pdx-consulting.com/ Linkedin account: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/andrewjenkinspdxconsulting Dyslexia Explored episodes: bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexia-explored-podcast/ mindmapping course: www.bulletmapstudio.com/mindmap-full/ And www.bulletmapstudio.com/19 And alot more...
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November 2, 2018
#18 A Mother and Daughter's study strategy explained. Rachel explains how she uses mind mapping
After Rachel Millers Keynote speech she explains to me the system that she uses with her mother to keep on top of the workload leading up to her final high school exams. They just completed a 4-week online mind mapping course with Mindmap Studio. I got the rare opportunity to ask them how it has affected life at home and school in person at the Dyslexia Scotland Education Conference. Rachel gave a storming keynote speech to 150+ educators, see episode #17. She covers: - Now converting 50 class handouts into maps a week! - How mum reads the handout and she highlights - She takes the highlights and goes to create a map - Writing English essays with a map. - Using phone to dictate - Mum talking about the reduction in stress and pressure - Verbally processing by using a map - Saving time - Mum using a map to test Rachel - How to do the revision on the go! - Reviewing maps before doing a class - Advice to other parents when to learn to map - How two different children use the map - Using a map in a class to brainstorm in a class - How teachers respond to mind mapping in the class - "I love being dyslexic" - How teams and tools are essential - How Dyslexics help teams operate. - Seeing the big picture from multiple points of view. - How Rachel started a mind mapping club for 10 yr olds. Dyslexia Scotland Conference Website: https://www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/education-conference Young Ambassadors website: https://unwrapped.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/create-and-share/videos/young-ambassadors-an-interview-with-rachel Making Sense – Dyslexia Review: http://addressingdyslexia.org/making-sense-dyslexia-review Call Scotland Website: http://www.callscotland.org.uk/home/ Dylsexia Explored episodes: bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexia-explored-podcast/ Mindmapping course: www.bulletmapstudio.com/mindmap-full/ Show Notes: https://mindmapstudio.com/18/
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November 1, 2018
#17 Teenage Ambassador Keynote: ‘Positive about dyslexia’. Dyslexia Scotland. Rachael Miller
Welcome to Dyslexia Explored where we explore Dyslexia in the Teenage and Tweenage years from lots of different perspectives by asking people what their story is and what they can share that might help parents, tutors or even teenagers themselves with the challenges and opportunities of being Dyslexic and Hyper creative. This week we have a sixteen-year-old ambassador of Dyslexia Scotland present the second Keynote speech to the Dyslexia Scotland Conference 2018. Rachael Miller addresses 150+ educators in the room. She has given this presentation to Schools and Universities. Covering: - Her Journey from not managing to being identified. - Her Mission to change the perception of Dyslexia to a learning style - How she started a mind mapping club for 10 yr olds. - Her aspiration to be a teacher and pay it forward. - The smartness and skills of Dyslexic thinkers - What she has found has helped - Teacher attitudes - Tech - Skills - Dyslexia's effect in unexpected areas: Maths, Organisation etc. - Things teachers should never say to dyslexic thinkers - A list of helpful resources. Dyslexia Scotland Conference Website: www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/education-conference Young Ambassadors website: unwrapped.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/create-and-share/videos/young-ambassadors-an-interview-with-rachel Making Sense – Dyslexia Review: addressingdyslexia.org/making-sense-dyslexia-review Call Scotland Website: www.callscotland.org.uk/home/ Dylsexia Explored episodes: bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexia-explored-podcast/ Mindmapping course: www.bulletmapstudio.com/mindmap-full/ Show notes: https://mindmapstudio.com/17/
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October 31, 2018
#16 Dyscalculia, Traits and practical ways to help. Judy Hornigold Keynote 1: Dyslexia Scotland 2018
#16 Explores Dyscalculia, Traits and practical ways to help. Independent Education Consultant Judy Hornigold gave the first Keynote at the Dyslexia Scotland Education Conference 2018. Entitled ‘Practical ways to support dyslexic and dyscalculic learners with maths’. With thanks to Dyslexia Scotland and Judy Hornigold to broadcast this talk on the podcast. You will learn a lot, very quickly. Its helpful for parents and tutors of children with dyslexia to be aware of this potential aspect or related challenge. I hope you enjoy it. _ This broadcast is brought to you by BulletMap Studio where we are passionate about training hyper-creative (Dyslexic) families bring creative order to chaos with the BulletMap™ Method of mind mapping. And now, the fascinating presentation by Judy Hornigold on Dyscalculia. Website: judyhornigold.co.uk/ Dyscalculia page on website: judyhornigold.co.uk/dyscalculia Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) : https://mathsnoproblem.com/en/mastery/concrete-pictorial-abstract/ Bar Modeling Method: https://mathsnoproblem.com/en/mastery/bar-modelling/ Twitter handle: twitter.com/dyscalculia Judy speaks at SPELD NZ’s 2016 conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8IcX2iMJow&feature=youtu.be Linkedin account: https://www.linkedin.com/in/judy-hornigold-11295b72 Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Judy-Hornigold-DyslexiaDyscalculia Dyslexia Explored episodes: bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexia-explored-podcast/ mindmapping course: www.bullletmapstudio.com/mindmap-full/ Show notes: https://mindmapstudio.com/16
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October 30, 2018
#15 “Dyslexic Advantage” Ch.2. Dyslexia from two perspectives” Review of Chapter 2.
“We are claiming that certain talents are as much a part of dyslexic processing as are the better known challenges- that the strengths and the challenges are simply two sides of the same neurological coin.” P.17 The Dyslexic Advantage. Eide 2011. Great little intro chapter where they take a Grandpa, Mum and grandchild and show how you could view their Dyslexia story so differently depending on the perspective you take. Firstly from the narrow one which most children and dyslexia is viewed through. Then through a second wider view of dyslexia. The difference is surprising. I do a quick summary of the chapter. Share some quotes and my personal reflections and lessons learnt. Dyslexic advantage website: www.dyslexicadvantage.org/about-us/the-book-the-dyslexic-advantage/ BulletMap Studio book review page: bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexic-advantage-book-review/ Show notes: www.mindmapstudio.com/15
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October 23, 2018
#14 Insights from 10 years as a Special Education Needs Coordinator in a school. Helen Wells.
Helen Wells shares her perspective as a Special Education Needs Coordiator in a school for 10 years. Shares her story of how she began as an art school graduate and became a primary school teacher by primarily learning on the job with a special program for teachers. How her head teacher inspired, and pushed her, into the job of SENCO in the school. Her rapid learning of the field and how she has found the key thing is managing the communications between the family and school well. How she found ways to help the child and family feel heard and understood. Her reflections on those 10 years for teachers and tutors who work with the tension of providing tailored solutions within school restrictions. Also advice to parents navigating it. She discusses the success of the Leeds Dyslexia Festival a month ago with 1000 people attending. All volunteers and 8 months of planning from a standing start! She goes on to describe how she learns so much stuff so effectively via audio and podcasts as a working mum. Her view on how note-taking is taught in schools and what it takes to learn an effective way, including her views on mindmapping and why it features in nearly every report recommendation. There’s a lovely moment when she shares her advice to her self as a teenager and as a parent. Finishing with a whole range of very useful advice for organising and planning as a dyslexic and parent of a dyslexic. Including, apps and lots of great stuff. Hope you enjoy. Darius Send Solutions website: www.send-solutions.co.uk Linkedin account: https://www.linkedin.com/in/helen-leuty-wells-5a6a5ba3 Website: www.dyslexiaresults.com Dyslexia Results’ facebook page: www.facebook.com/dyslexiaresults/ SENCo website: www.gov.uk/children-with-special-educational-needs OFSTED website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted Dyslexia Explored episodes: bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexia-explored-podcast/ mindmapping course: www.bulletmapstudio.com/mindmap-full/ And www.mindmapstudio.com/14
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October 22, 2018
#13 "Dyslexic Advantage" Ch 1. Book review Journey Begins! DxA #1 Chapter 1.
"The Dyslexic Advantage" is one of the most highly recommended books on dyslexia for good reason. The team and I are going to go on a journey where we read it, map it, review it and draw out practical applications chapter by chapter, incorporating your questions and comments too. It's a treasure trove of 26 chapters packed with helpful info for parents and tutors. I’m recording this for people to listen on the go via our podcast. “Dyslexia Explored”. This is Chapter 1. My Favorite quote of the chapter: “Unlike most books on dyslexia this book (The Dyslexic Advantage) won’t focus solely on making individuals with dyslexia into better readers. Instead, it will focus on helping them become better at “being dyslexic”. “ (P xvii) I hope to be able to do one Chapter each week. The format will be: 1. Summary of the chapter (3 min) 2. Favorite quotes (5 min) 3. Expand a theme or two (5 min) 4. Reflect on what I've learnt and experienced from the chapter. 5. Practical applications for parents and tutors of teens. The book reference if you want to buy it is: "The Dyslexic Advantage. Dr Brock L. Eide & Dr Fernette F. Eide." Dyslexic advantage website: www.dyslexicadvantage.org/about-us/the-book-the-dyslexic-advantage/ BulletMap Studio book review page: bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexic-advantage-book-review/ Show notes: https://mindmapstudio.com/13/
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October 19, 2018
#12 Benedict Phillips, 6/6 LDS, 3D Thinkers in a 2D world.
#12 Benedict Phillips, Artist, and Consultant. 3D Thinkers in a 2D world. Wonderfully creative and gently humerous Benedict Phillips shares about his severe dyslexia. A whistle stop tour of his story: - His school years. - 6 years of special educational lessons in a regular school. - Being illiterate at 16 - Excelling at Art School. - His ranting years. - The creation of the ‘Benedictionary’ to help Lexics translate their words into Dyslexic spelling. - Then his plan to help people learn to be Dyslexic with his ‘Exam’ as performance art. - His years of working in schools. So much more. This episode is composed of extracts of this one hour talk. There were 5min sections that were randomly dropped. So there will be some jumps. This talk is published to celebrate International Dyslexia Week 2018 with a "Leeds Dyslexia Festival Series". Where we publish one of the main talks given each day. This is 6/6: 1. Opening address from Helen Boden CEO of British Dyslexia Association 2. Address from Lynn Greenwold O.B.E., CEO of PATOSS 3. Keynote speaker; Professor Jonathan Glazzard 4. Dr Paula Clarke, Associate Professor. 5. Darius Namdaran, M.D. Mindmap Studio 6. Benedict Phillips, Artist, and Consultant. https://bulletmapstudio.com/leeds-dyslexia-festival/
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October 6, 2018
#11 Darius Namdaran, 5/6 How Mind mapping can help dyslexics in High School.
#11 Darius Namdaran, LDF 5/6 How Mind mapping can help dyslexics in High School. Darius Namdaran. M.D. of Mindmap Studio gives a talk to help teenagers understand the power of mind mapping. He describes dyslexia from the outside, the inside and how you can use mind mapping in a certain way to bring order to the creative chaos of a dyslexics mind! This talk is published to celebrate International Dyslexia Week 2018 with a "Leeds Dyslexia Festival Series". Where we publish one of the main talks given each day. This is 5/6: 1. Opening address from Helen Boden CEO of British Dyslexia Association 2. Address from Lynn Greenwold O.B.E., CEO of PATOSS 3. Keynote speaker; Professor Jonathan Glazzard 4. Dr Paula Clarke, Associate Professor. 5. Darius Namdaran, M.D. Mindmap Studio 6. Benedict Phillips, Artist, and Consultant. https://bulletmapstudio.com/leeds-dyslexia-festival/
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October 5, 2018
#10 Dr. Paula Clarke, 4/6 LDF. Effective Reading Approaches
#10 Dr. Paula Clarke, 4/6 Leeds Dyslexia Festival. Effective Reading approaches. Dr. Paula Clarke, Associate Professor at the University of Leeds presented " Making meaning from what we read: Effective approaches for supporting learners to understand the text." Dr Clarke explains some of the reading approach models and how they can be helpful as a framework to understand how to help people read especially Dyslexic children. Taking things further than Phonics into the realm of how we understand text within our own frames of reference. She explains her research into ways to make it all practical in the second section. This talk has also been live mapped at the conference and is available on our Facebook page. Search 'Mindmap Studio'. This talk is published to celebrate International Dyslexia Week 2018 with a "Leeds Dyslexia Festival Series". Where we publish one of the main talks given. This is 4/6: https://bulletmapstudio.com/leeds-dyslexia-festival/
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October 4, 2018
#9 Prof. Jonathan Glazzard. 3/6 LDF Impact Of Dyslexia
Episode #9 Keynote speaker; Professor Jonathan Glazzard, Leeds Beckett University. The Impact of Dyslexia on Students’ Sense of Self. He tells the story of a School inspection sunk by Headteacher fighting for 4 Dyslexics. How a school inspection felt like from a head teachers perspective. Half of his students had strong dyslexic traits. It was unusual. The head teacher had a hard choice that echoes what a lot of parents feel. He goes onto share his study on the “Phonics reading Check” in UK. And the results of his research interviews with dyslexic teens and teachers. The most unexpected is how helpful children find the label ‘dyslexia’. To celebrate International Dyslexia Week 2018 we are going to do a Leeds Dyslexia Festival 'Series' 3/6. We will publish one of the main talks given. This is the second of six talks: 1. Opening address from Helen Boden CEO of British Dyslexia Association 2. Address from Lynn Greenwold O.B.E., CEO of PATOSS 3. Keynote speaker; Professor Jonathan Glaz https://bulletmapstudio.com/leeds-dyslexia-festival/
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October 3, 2018
#8 Lynn Greenwold O.B.E. 2/6 PATOSS +Leeds Dyslexia Festival
To celebrate International Dyslexia Week 2018 we are going to do a Leeds Dyslexia Festival 'Series' Day 2/6. We will publish one of the main talks given. Episode #8 Address from Lynn Greenwold O.B.E., CEO of PATOSS, a network of 1800+ private assessors and tutors, explains how this Festival grew from one of their local professional development groups. Originally conceived as a local training session, rapidly grew to a regional festival with 700+ attendees, professionals, parents and children. This is the second of six talks: 1. Opening address from Helen Boden CEO of British Dyslexia Association 2. Address from Lynn Greenwold O.B.E., CEO of PATOSS 3. Keynote speaker; Professor Jonathan Glazzard 4. Dr Paula Clarke, Associate Professor. 5. Darius Namdaran, M.D. Mindmap Studio 6. Benedict Phillips, Artist, and Consultant. https://bulletmapstudio.com/leeds-dyslexia-festival/
12:36
October 2, 2018
#7 British Dyslexia Association open Leeds Dyslexia Festival
To celebrate International Dyslexia Week 2018 we are going to do a Leeds Dyslexia Festival 'Series'. Each day we will publish one of the main talks given at the festival. Episode #7 CEO of The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) gives the opening address and tells the story of the BDA from 1972. One of the first dyslexia associations in the world. The UK has often been at the forefront of Dyslexia awareness with the BDA leading the way. These talks have universal appeal. The festival had 600 adults and 100 children attend. A mixture of parents and educators. This is one of six talks: 1. Opening address from Helen Boden CEO of British Dyslexia Association 2. Address from Lynn Greenwold O.B.E., CEO of PATOSS 3. Keynote speaker; Professor Jonathan Glazzard 4. Dr Paula Clarke, Associate Professor. 5. Darius Namdaran, M.D. Mindmap Studio 6. Benedict Phillips, Artist and Consultant. https://bulletmapstudio.com/leeds-dyslexia-festival/
07:50
October 1, 2018
#6 Psychologist on why Mindmapping helps teen dyslexic
Part 2 Of Dr Sionah Lannan and Colin Lannan talking about their experience starting a dyslexia school. They talk about practical things they found working in the Highschool for Dyslexics including Mindmapping, desk arrangements, music and tech.
20:08
September 28, 2018
#5. How a publicly funded UK Dyslexia High School began.
This is a story about how a child psychologists dream of a dyslexia school happened. It ended up being one of the few publicly funded UK Dyslexia High Schools. It began in 1997 with Dr Sionah Lannan and Colin Lannan. There is so much useful information in this story.
43:11
September 26, 2018
#4. Dyslexia in Sydney + Australia. Lee: A Teachers tale
Lee shares her story as a teacher who discovered the impact of dyslexia the hard way, through her child. She tells her story of how she started as the accommodating mum, then became a 'bossy parent', found breakthrough with phonics in Newcastle Australia, then brought it to Sydney and now runs a service from a medical practice helping 60-70 children a week to read and deal with dyslexia in school.
1:05:56
September 21, 2018
#3. 31yrs answering a Dyslexia Helpline. Pat Payne
31yrs answering a Dyslexia Helpline. Pat Payne shares her story so far. Talking about her sons experience, the solutions they found, teachers and professionals they met. The creation of Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia (Formerly Leeds and Bradford Dyslexia Association). Her experiences on the help line. How things have changed (or not changed). And the unexpected huge interest in the Leeds Dyslexia Festival 2018. 800+ people registered to come.
1:08:08
September 14, 2018
#2 Dyslexia, Languages and Edinburgh University. Maggie Hunt
Maggie Hunt tells her story on the podcast this week. Her teachers thought she 'cant be dyslexic' because she was doing well at school and had good reading and writing. She tells an interesting story of how her Dyslexia didn't really start tripping her up until the exams, and it wasn't until she had enrolled in Languages and History at University that her tutors helped her identify her Dyslexia. The funny thing was that her little sister had been identified much earlier. Here's the podcast. Its on your favourite player under "Dyslexia Explored", Episode #2 Exploring Dyslexia, Launguages, History and University with Maggie Hunt.
1:06:59
September 6, 2018
#1 Studying, Comics and Dyslexia: Rossie Stone
How two teachers and comics helped a Dyslexic teenager ace an exam, get into art school and start a business. Rossie Stone tells his story of dyslexia through his childhood and High School. How he was inspired to start a business creating comics for children in school to both entertain them and educate them in their school subjects, like he did for himself when it came to exams.
1:10:45
August 31, 2018
Introduction to Dyslexia Stories
"Dyslexia Stories" is here to encourage parents through the turbulent teenage years. Launching August 2018. In June/July we will be recording many people from all walks of life sharing their Dyslexia story. Dentists, Artists, Teachers, Tutors, Business people, Parents, Assessors, Oil Riggers, Jewellers etc. All sorts, with a whole range of Dyslexia, some identified and some self identified. We will ask them what it was like through early school, High school and how they found their path to where they are now. What lessons they learnt and what advice they would give their teenage self.
02:49
May 21, 2018
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