Entrepreneur with Dyslexia

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In 2011, McGraw-Hill published One Simple Ideamy best-selling book, which has more than 500 five-star reviews on Amazon. I have 20 patents in my name. And, since 2013, I’ve written online about inventing for EntrepreneurInc. and Forbes and spoken multiple times internationally, as well as begun teaching my first college course.

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Dyslexia in the movies

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Mumbai, Mar 17 Darsheel Safary, the breakout star of “Taare Zameen Par”, says director of the film and superstar Aamir Khan has been his guiding force.

Darsheel was applauded by both the audience and critics for his moving portrayal of a child with dyslexia Ishaan Awasthi in the film.

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Teenager develops a reading aloud app

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A Coeur d’Alene High School junior has created a text-to-audio app that started as a way to help his brother pass organic chemistry.

Morgan Dixon, 17, launched Outloud Reader a month ago. About 10 students in fourth and fifth grades who have dyslexia are now using it for studies at Sorensen Magnet School for the Arts and Humanities in Coeur d’Alene.

“My brother was at WSU and working 60 hours a week at a winery with a bunch of hard classes like organic chemistry,” Dixon said. “He wanted to make his book into an audio version, or just any of his books, so he told me that idea, and it started growing from that.”

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neural mechanisms of developmental dyslexia

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Neuroscientist Prof. Katharina von Kriegstein from TU Dresden and an international team of experts now show in a recently published study that people with dyslexia have a weakly developed structure that is not located in the cerebral cortex, but at a subcortical processing stage; namely the white matter connectivity between the left auditory motion-sensitive planum temporale (mPT) and the left auditory thalamus (medial geniculate body. MGB).


Original publication: “Reduced structural connectivity between left auditory thalamus and the motion-sensitive planum temporale in developmental dyslexia” Nadja Tschentscher, Anja Ruisinger, Helen Blank, Begoña Díaz and Katharina von Kriegstein: Journal of Neuroscience 14 January 2019, 1435-18; DOI:

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C-Pen Reader Pen

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The Reader Pen has a simple premise: scan the line of text you are trying to read and it will read it aloud for you, in a human-sounding voice. It uses optical character recognition (OCR). A small OLED display shows the text the device has recognised before storing it in the pen’s memory.

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Does telling and re-telling improve writing?

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In new research conducted by Trina Spencer and Douglas Petersen, the hypothesis being tested is if an improvement in oral narration and language would lead to an improvement of writing skills.

The results support the claim that progress in writing can be made in the absence of typical transcription instruction.

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