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Episode Info: Defying Dyslexia Guest: Barbara Dianis, MA, ED, CEO and Founder of Dianis Educational Systems, 214-213-3015,,, developing learning systems for schools, counseled parents for 21 years and tutored numerous students. She is the author of Don't Count Me Out! and Grade Transformer for the Modern Student Early High School Edition. Barbara explained what dyslexia is, that about 10-15% of the population have it, and without inadequate intervention how it can harm a students self-confidence. She explained how she overcame her own dyslexia and the approaches she uses to help retrain the brain through understanding the student's strengths and weaknesses and encourage a lot of work on the part of the student so the student can achieve normally in academics.

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