Weekly Roundup: Dyslexia

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Coming up on 9 October: the Slow Readers, Fast Thinkers: It Takes a Dyslexic Brain conference. Taking place at Yale, the conference seeks to raise awareness of dyslexia and features speakers from the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity as well as national leaders in various fields ranging from medicine to economics to film. One of the speakers, Diane Swonk, was just featured on the discuss: dyslexia, dyscalculia blog this week. To find out more details read more here.

There was a happy blog post over at DyslexicAdvantage.org this week. Jewell Loyd, both an international ambassador for Dyslexic Advantage and a spokesperson for Eye to Eye National, was named WNBA Rookie of the Year. Said Loyd:

I wanted to encourage kids with learning disabilities to be proud and dream big.”

Loyd currently plays for the Seattle Storm. Read more.

Resources

Cover of "Mr. Rosenblum´s List" by Natasha Solomons.

Cover of “Mr. Rosenblum´s List” by Natasha Solomons.

Friends of Quinn is a “resource and community for people living with learning differences and their families.” Founded by Quinn Bradlee, the site provides plenty of information on learning disabilities as well as a way to connect with others affected by these conditions. For a quick overview of dyslexia, have a look at the site section on Dyslexia.

While browsing around the web this week, we came across this article from 2010, written by novelist Natasha Solomons. We include the link here for its delightful tone and the encouragement it might bring to those with dyslexia. Solomons writes about her struggles as a dyslexic would-be novelist and storyteller and by the end of the article the reader is cheered and inspired by her success.

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