Broadcast journalism junior Maria Mendoza has dealt with Dyslexia her entire life, but through journalism, she propelled herself to success and earned the Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence Award.
Protocall Communications Inc. will settle an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuit with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for $31,000 after an employee with dyslexia filed a complaint alleging its director of human resources stopped her training, denied her an accommodation and fired her when she learned of her disability
In 2011, McGraw-Hill published One Simple Idea, my 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 Entrepreneur, Inc. and Forbes and spoken multiple times internationally, as well as begun teaching my first college course.
The former Spice Girl, now fashion supremo, helps to spread the message that, if you have support and can find your niche, success for dyslexics can come after school. Academic achievement isn’t everything.
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
“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.”
Hunches and gut feelings didn’t count for much in the more rigid world of public education, Ms. Bullock found over six long, frustrating years of watching her daughter flounder and then almost lose hope because of her condition. It was only this fall, at age 11, that Emma finally found a school that could provide the necessary amount of specialized instruction dyslexic kids like her need to learn to read, she said.
Booton has spatial dyslexia, a form of the learning disorder in which Booton not only sees letters backward but upside down. Despite the confusing condition, Booton made the Conference USA honor roll and is working toward a degree in sports marketing.