The gift of dyslexia

The gift of dyslexia

Children with reading disability finally feeling good about themselves – By Mia Stainsby February 2001 “I really, really, really love reptiles – snakes, turtles, everything. When I grow up, I want to become famous and save the tuatara – they’re almost extinct and they’ve been here for about 200 million years...

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I Can See Clearly Now: Beating Dyslexia With Clay

I Can See Clearly Now: Beating Dyslexia With Clay

By Brigid McConville As all too many parents know, the quest for “solutions” to dyslexia can be a long and frustrating one. But now a new teaching method – in which dyslexics model key words in clay – promises to put an end to the problems of dyslexia once and for all. The Davis Dyslexia

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Dyslexia: Learning disorder or gift?

Dyslexia: Learning disorder or gift?

By Jennifer Moreau, Burnaby Now Published: March 27, 2010 Imagine you’re struggling to read the words on this page, and the letters get flipped backwards, spun upside down and turned into an incomprehensible mess. That’s a bit what it’s like to have dyslexia. But is it a learning disorder or a special gift? For...

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It’s not always as easy as 1-2-3

It’s not always as easy as 1-2-3

By Tralee Pearce – Published in Globe and Mail – September 2008 Kids with dyscalculia have trouble deciphering numbers, in the same way dyslexics have trouble with letters, researchers say. It may look like arts and crafts, but when Nicolas Lafreniere plays with balls of clay, he’s actually learning the basics of math. As the...

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Dyslexia is not a disability – it’s a gift

Dyslexia is not a disability – it’s a gift

by Sally Gardner – theguardian.com, Monday 24 June 2013 So much has changed since I was an undiagnosed dyslexic at school, but its wonders and contradictions remain hard to convey. Steve Jobs, a famous dyslexic. Photograph: James Leynse/Corbis At school I was the outsider, the odd one, the word-blind child who didn’t fit in. I...

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TedXGastownWomen – October 29

TedXGastownWomen – October 29

I am delighted to share that, Julie Salisbury, Founder and President of Influence Publishing Inc. and InspireABook® Publishing Coaching, is talking about her ‘Gift of Dyslexia’ at this event. Julie circumnavigated the world by sail boat, train, plane and bus, taking seven years to complete the journey and has been featured on...

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The Goodlife Fitness Family Autism Hub

The Goodlife Fitness Family Autism Hub

Also excited to be invited to the Grand Opening of the Pacific Autism Family Centre, November 9, 2016, and to be able to take Carol Taljeh who is now a licenced Davis Autism Approach Facilitator.. wonderful achievements all round! Learn more about the clinic: http://pacificautismfamily.com/  

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“Fish Don’t Climb Trees” Interview on CJSF 90.1FM

“Fish Don’t Climb Trees” Interview on CJSF 90.1FM

The Imagination in Education Research Group at Simon Fraser University held an International Conference in July. Elaine Harder, aka Annie Roach, an SFU Graduate Student in Arts Education is the Radio Host / Producer of “The Arts Edge”. She attended my session, “Fish Don’t Climb Trees”. She was interested in how I came to be

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