Ikea and Dyslexia

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IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad passed away recently, and much has been said about his life and legacy. I want to highlight the positive impact his dyslexia had – as it has on many other entrepreneurs and high-achieving people across all sectors. I’m sure his dyslexia drove him to focus upon the things he was good at, and become expert at finding others who could excel in the areas he struggled.

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Early detection, a good story

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After Penny Lancaster’s revelation that she had only been diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 46, Eleni Crockard, from Belfast, tells Stephanie Bell how finding out she’d the condition at an early age meant she got the support she needed to attend university and now works helping young people with learning difficulties.

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Scholarship despite Dyslexia

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Benjamin Hamler, 18, of Rockford, a senior at Rockford High School, has been awarded a National Honor Society scholarship for college courses while studying Engineering at Kent County Technical Center.He received a letter in the mail and thought it would be recognition of the Student of the Month award, but instead it was notification of an $8,000 scholarship to Ferris State University. Benjamin has struggled to work through extreme dyslexia and has been in a special program since third grade, it has been very tough, and even the act of learning to read was a major process.

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Everything is going to be OK

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‘Everything Is Going To Be KO’ is a short film written and performed by Kaiya and produced by Canvas UK. In the film Kaiya explores how her late diagnosis made her reflect on her childhood.

Best quote: Disability does not mean Inability.

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Movie about the lack of dyslexia support

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WindRoc Media Group (WMG) and Identifying Dyslexia have just announced Ill-literacy: The Divided States of Dyslexia, the first film in the School Stories documentary series. The social impact documentary takes audiences through the school system in several states to reveal the single greatest cause of the current illiteracy crisis: unidentified and misidentified dyslexia. The film follows students and their families, exposing the systematic cover-up of decades of mismanagement and denial of the illiteracy problem behind increasing dropout rates and achievement gaps.

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Dyslexia education

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The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is investigating the Rapid City Area School District for allegedly discriminating against students, by failing to identify and conduct timely evaluations of students suspected of having dyslexia and other disabilities.

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She owns her Dyslexia

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Something as simple as writing a Facebook post can be tricky, let alone putting this thing together. Asking my friends and family, at 26, to proof-read my writing still makes me laugh. But it’s something I’ve accepted, and I’m okay with now.

It’s all about mindset. Dyslexia is a gift, not a burden.

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Does reading to your baby prevent dyslexia?

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Dear Dr. Linda,

I have a 3-month-old baby and have been reading to her from the day she was born. My husband has dyslexia and I’m concerned that she may have inherited it. Will this prevent it?

Madison

 

Dear Madison,

I wish there was a guarantee that your baby wouldn’t inherit her dad’s “reading gene” but there isn’t. Whether she has a genetic predisposition to dyslexia has no direct relationship to what you are doing.

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From a nobel prize winner about her dyslexia

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“I believe that learning to develop my compensatory skills also played a role in my success as a scientist because one has to intuit many different things that are going on at the same time and apply those to a particular problem”€”to not just concentrate on one of them, but to bring many in laterally. Perhaps my ability to pull more information out of context and to put together different ideas may have been affected by what I learned to do from dyslexia.”

Carol Greider

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Dyslexia Superpower

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“One of my superpowers is that I am good at knowing how people feel,” he says. “Everyone always says that I am very friendly and kind and good at caring for people. That might be something I have learned from having to think differently because of my dyslexia.”

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