Top 5 Dyslexia Ted Talks

1. Aditi Shankardass – A Second Opinion On Learning Disorders

Aditi Shankardass looks at developmental disorders in children, which are typically diagnosed through the observation of the child’s behaviour. She suggests that it is necessary to not stop there and also study brain reactions. She tells a story of misdiagnosis and how correcting these have transformed children’s lives.

2. Dean Bragonier – The True Gifts Of A Dyslexic Mind

Advocate and educator Dean Bragonier offers a refreshing take on dyslexia by looking at the unique strengths dyslexics tend to possess. Dean is a dyslexic and highly successful social entrepreneur in EdTech. He became an advocate for learning and disability equality.

3. Aakash Odedra – A Dance In A Hurricane Of Paper, Wind And Light

Choreographer Aakash Odedra created a dance about dyslexia titled “Murmur”. Aakash always felt that movement was his strongest form of communication and expression. This video takes you through his physical emotional reaction to the learning difficulty.

4. Kelli Sandman-Hurley – What is dyslexia?

This video by Kelli Sandman-Hurley animated by Marc Christoforidis. It is a brilliant and easy way to understand how dyslexic brains function and celebrates neurodiversity.

5. Nathan Dicks – My lyrical education 

When Nathan was young he was told that he would never amount to much because of his dyslexia. He describes how tackling these obstacles lead him to his success in business today and how he is helping many others.

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