29 minutes | Jan 23, 2017
LMD 047: Timed Exams & Handwriting with Bill Hansberry
Welcome to The Luvin My Dyslexia Podcast: Today it is all about me! Actually, it is something that I am going through that many of our kids is going to face again and again this year and next year. I am going to be... in a three weeks time or maybe less to be sitting down for two hours and I am going to pick up that implement you use to write with, put my head down, bum up as far as I can do without lifting it from the chair and write! Now, just lifting it from a chair is interesting enough for me, I work at a stand-up desk so I am not even sure of the comfortability side of being able to sit for 2 hours. But that's a totally different story. Now, I don't think this is just a concern for dyslexic kids. I think it is also a concern for all kids because I guarantee you that there were many senior students three months ago sitting down to their exams pen and hand who actually hadn't picked up a pen for three or four years. They've been using their devices to work with. So what I did, I called a good mate of mine, Bill Hansberry from South Australia, a specialist dyslexic teacher to have a bit of a whinge or maybe I was just crying over his shoulder; I don't know but this is our conversation and I hope it helps you because really it was like a therapy session for me. Take Aways from this Episode: Stephen: I am currently a university student working to become a teacher because I wanted to. I am in a language and literacy course this year. At the end of this year, I am going to sit down for 2 hours in a room and handwrite an examination and the examination is going to be marked with my spelling and grammar. Based on my research these are ways to help me on my spelling and grammar: 1. visual - does it look right? 2. phonological - does saying it slowly help? 3. morphemic - does breaking it into parts help? 4. etymological - does the word's history help? Bill: Sally Shaywitz and Bennet Shaywitz - researchers based at the Center for Dyslexia and Creativity at Yale University. Sally wrote a great book called "Overcoming Dyslexia" and she is a very vocal advocate for giving people with dyslexia special provisions during timed exams. She says, when you have dyslexia, your dyslexia robs you of time because you have these subtle differences on how you process language because your brain uses different and less efficient circuits for the proce
28 minutes | Jan 9, 2017
LMD 046: Kate Bertoncello & Sarah Asome – Camp Dyslexia
Welcome to The Luvin My Dyslexia Podcast: Welcome to the Luvin my Dyslexia Podcast. I am Stephen Anderson and this is session 46. Today I am speaking with two seriously sensational ladies. Specialist dyslexic teacher and the Victorian teacher of the year for 2015 is Sarah Asome and the incredible Kate Bertoncello is someone who I guess you can say new to the dyslexic community but has "taken the bull by the horns" and created the very first holiday camp for dyslexic kids in Victoria and that is next week where 96 kids and 39 tutors and teachers will invade St. John of Arc School ( January 16-19, 2017) for 4 days of intensive work and fun. One of the things I love about this job is, I meet some great people and the two ladies you're gonna hear me speak to today are great people. I hope you enjoy it. Take Aways from this Episode: Kate: A primary school teacher Helped other dyslexic students Her child felt that he was the only dyslexic when he was 7, so she started thinking of something where her child will be involved together with other dyslexic children. She attended an activity in Perth in January timeslot and realized it wasn't going to happen for her and a lot of people in the Eastcoast, so she decided to do it herself and organized everything. Thought of how to manage the children, profile them and put them in groups, since she doesn't know these tutors and not aware of that time, so she introduced herself to Sarah and thank goodness Sarah jumped in. First Holiday Camp for Dyslexic Kids in Victoria The big part is to be able to provide family an opportunity to meet other children that are dyslexic and to make them feel like they are in the majority rather than in the minority. To be surrounded by other kids that have lots of fabulous talents and creativity and positive elements. The ideal is to have a half day of intensive MSL (Multisensory Structured Language) intervention whereas: 1. they feel their improvement 2. sitting in groups with other kids that learn the same way 3. create more intensive groups with 2 or 4 students in a group and personalized In the afternoon, 1. give them a whole lot of exciting activities 2. encourage them to build their self-esteem 3. make connections with each other Hope that they could take away at least one friendship from this experience so they could go home, exchange emails and phone num
36 minutes | Jan 2, 2017
LMD 045 : Dr Erica Warren – How to Remember Someones’ Name
Welcome to The Luvin My Dyslexia Podcast: Welcome to the Luvin my Dyslexia Podcast. I am Stephen Anderson and this is session 45. Today I am speaking with a specialist Dr. Erica Warren. Erica will walk me today through the methods on how to remember someone's name that seem to work for me. I hope you will enjoy this episode as I did! "Aspiring to empower learners of all abilities, Dr. Warren created a degree program that united coursework and research in Special Education, Educational Psychology, School Psychology, and Adult Education. Her doctorate from the University of Georgia focused on life-long issues in learning, the impact of learning difficulties across the lifespan, and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations. In addition, she earned a Masters degree in Educational Psychology, which covered life-span development, learning, and cognition. Dr. Warren often describes her bachelor's degree in fine arts as her secret weapon. Dr. Warren’s diverse education has created a well-rounded expertise in the areas of mindful and multisensory learning, cognition and remediation. Much of Dr. Warren’s time remains devoted to working with students on an individualized basis where her unique, multisensory approach focuses on compensatory learning strategies, cognitive remediation, study strategies and remedial reading, writing and math methods. Dr. Warren founded Learning to Learn, her private practice, in 1999 and later created her educational resources and materials sites: Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials." source: https://www.learningtolearn.biz/about-dr.-erica-warren.html Take Aways from this Episode: Methods of Remembering Someones' Name 1. Change your negative self-talk Instead, say: I can remember names! I can do this! I am open to learning strategies that are going to make me successful! 2. Associate image to remember someone's name Use visual recognition and then the memory strategy 3. When you look at the person try to find something that jumps out at you about them that will help you remember them 4. Visualize a specific story when you see that person It is more memorable when you self-generate the story 5. Collect images of the people with their name and create your own memory strategy 6. Attach your strategy on something that is per
29 minutes | Dec 5, 2016
LMD 044 : Bill Hansberry – What to expect from a Psycho Educational Report.
Welcome to The Luvin My Dyslexia Podcast: Welcome to the Luvin my Dyslexia Podcast. I am Stephen Anderson and this is session 44. Today I am speaking with a specialist dyslexic teacher Bill Hansberry. Bill has come in today to help me talk about a very important day in the year for any parent of a dyslexic student. The day you get your Psyco educational report. The day you head to your child's school, the report in hand. Many people expect a miraculous change in the way things go at school. But the truth is ... many of the teachers you are going to speak to do not have the knowledge to understand the report you are about to hand them. I fear that this year I have left it too late, but this episode I hope will be a great help for many in the produce a tool box episode on how to find the right school for your dyslexic child. Take Aways from this Episode: When you got that Psycho-educational assessment in hand of your child have someone who can decode it and explain it and out of the recommendation sections, boil it down to 3 or 4 things that teacher can do or stop doing that can make the life of your child's life at school less hellish and make it easier for the teacher to deal with it. What to do with the Psycho-educational Assessment? 1. Find a great psychologist Someone who uses the word dyslexia, open to having a conversation with you and if necessary with the school. Some psychologist will use the word dyslexia in their report while others will use the broader term which is specific learning difficulty in reading or writing. Parents should find a psychologist that will use the word dyslexia then we'll know what we are talking about. If you are looking for a great psychologist, here is a psychologist suggested to me by a close friend:"Great podcast with Bill, he's amazing!!! Here's a brilliant psychologist that is on the Central Coast, Close enough that people from Sydney don't mind driving to see him. His reports are the best I've seen." Alistair Howitt-Mashall Psychologist MAPPsych (Ed&Dev), BA (Hons) Psychology & Sociology Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAOS) Australian Dyslexia Association-Allied Professional (ADA) m: 0408 105 304 e: email@example.com f: www.facebook.com/dyslexiaperspective 2. Ask around which one are g
30 minutes | Nov 21, 2016
LMD 043 : Howard Tinker – A Successful Dyslexic Entrepreneur
Welcome to The Luvin My Dyslexia Podcast: Welcome to the Luvin my Dyslexia Podcast. I am Stephen Anderson and this is session 43. Today I am speaking with a dyslexic entrepreneur Howard Tinker. I enjoy these chats with successful people and today have been just a great experience. Howard has a story similar to many of the people I have talked with on the show; He struggled through school and then blossomed when he moved past. Like many dyslexics, he loves learning and returns to it over and over and over again. Not being good at writing has not stopped him from authoring two books and several newsletters and volumes of advertising and marketing material. And one light bulb I got from Howard today is about writing. You see one of the genres of writing is copywriting where it is your job to write stuff to promote and sell stuff. This is a type of writing where you do not have to follow the grade school rules. Some of the best copywriters write like they talk and the people that are doing the reading feel like they are in a conversation with the author. I hope you enjoy our chat today. Take Aways from this Episode: Howard says he loves learning and growing and applying what he learned. No wonder he got so many accomplishments and still counting.... Run a marketing company Employ people both in domestic and overseas Written 2 books the industry on marketing for restaurants Speaks to audiences and to all over the world Educates people through online learning programs that he put up Spoken to 700 people at once Worked as a social worker in psychotherapist in the past Got a social work certificate Has Masters degree in Social Studies in Education, MA in education Ended up being a social worker and worked in children home Qualified as psychotherapist: - 4 years working with children with danger of going to prison - 2 years for children who tried to commit suicide Set up a marketing company; marketing psychology products such as personal development, accelerated learning and hypnotherapy Howard says: I wanted to improve myself to be of service to other people that are my driving force, how can I be of more help to people. I am not an expert I am just someone who adapted myself in the world around me so I could thrive with the gift of dyslexia. In the late 60's and early 70's, Dyslexia didn't really exist as a phenomenon that people knew about
28 minutes | Nov 7, 2016
LMD 042 : Bill Hansberry – How To Find The Right School For Your Dyslexic Child
Welcome to The Luvin My Dyslexia Podcast: Welcome to the Luvin my Dyslexia Podcast. I am Stephen Anderson and this is session 42. Today I am speaking with a specialist dyslexia teacher Bill Hansberry. Bill has come in today to help me produce a tool box episode on how to find the right school for your dyslexic child. It began with a Facebook post that he wrote and finished with several light bulb moments. First, you are on a quest here and it is your job to interview the school to make sure it is suitable. In this chat you will find the questions to ask and the warning signs to be wary off and how soon you should start talking to about accommodations for your child. I truly hope this will be a resource and please let me know what you think and most importantly if there is more that you would like to know. Before we start I would call out to Cigdem Knebel from simplewordbooks.com who like Judy Keen writes decodeable novels. Thanks for letting us know that you are out there. Take Aways from this Episode: He was a primary school teacher Was a product consultant and at the same time a consultant to schools in Behavioral Management He had to learn quickly about dyslexia He uses a multi-sensory program in teaching based on Kathleen Hickeys Program He is currently on the journey to make other teachers teach the same way Here is Bill's guide on how to find the right school for your dyslexic child: You should go and have a chat to the schools before you consider your student in there. When meeting with the school, you're asking about what supports they have in place for students with dyslexia. You want to hear them talking about specific supports straight away. I've listed some of these specifics below. If they look threatened and start going on about generalized fluff like 'supporting all students to reach their full potential' and you think 'this is like listening to a politician', it's bad news I'm afraid. It's good news if they can talk straight away about things like: - The school having a special education / adaptive education (names will vary) centre or room with a skilled educator running it who communicates with all teachin
35 minutes | Oct 24, 2016
LMD 041 : Judy Keen – Decodable Books Building Confidence
Welcome to The Luvin My Dyslexia Podcast: Welcome to the Luvin my Dyslexia Podcast. I am Stephen Anderson and this is session 41. Today I am speaking with a rather unique author. Judy Keen is a Tasmanian student psychologist who has written over 30 books and at least two dozen of them are specifically designed to be decodeable. What that means is that they are set to the level of the student reading them. One of the major problems our kids have is when they run into a word that they can’t decode they are stopped from continuing through the passage. Judy’s books have been written with a finite vocabulary that only allows words that are decodeable to the reader, therefore no stumbling blocks and pages get finished, then books do too and in the process, confidence grows. I think the incredible thing is that even with these constraints she writes books that are being set for the whole class and even the good readers are enjoying them. Enjoy! Take Aways from this Episode: She is both a school psychologist and a teacher. Students were referred to her by teachers and parents for a variety of reasons and the most common reason is that the students just aren't getting the reading and writing thing. Unlocking terminologies: Digraph a group of two successive letters whose phonetic value is a single sound (as ea in bread or ng in sing) or whose value is not the sum of a value borne by each in other occurrences (as ch in chin where the value is \t\ + \sh\) a group of two successive letters ~ Meriam Dictionary Decodeables In reading instruction, the term ‘decodable’ refers to words containing only the phonetic code the child or student has already learned. To determine if text is decodable you need to evaluate the phonetic structure of the vocabulary and compare it to the code knowledge the child has already acquired. We often think of ‘decodable’ text as phonetically simple words and text. Although decodable text is simple in the beginning when the child has limited knowledge of the phonemic code, decodable text expands as the child learns more of the phonemic code. ~ http://www.righttrackreading.com/ Sounds and their corresponding symbols are taught in phonics lessons that are systematically organized, use direct and explicit instruction, provide blending and segmenting practice, and provide word manipulation
30 minutes | Oct 16, 2016
LMD : 040 – Nelson Lauver – A Professional Speaker and a Dyslexia Advocate
Welcome to The Luvin My Dyslexia Podcast:Today, I am speaking to Nelson Lauver, the American storyteller, professional speaker and advocate for kids with dyslexia. This bloke is one of the primary inspirations for this podcast. Reading his book terrified and at the same time left me in total awe. The things that he went through were outstanding and if you are a parent of a dyslexic or if you are a dyslexic, his memoir "The Most Unlikely to Succeed" is a must read. I hope you enjoy my chat with Nelson and if I sound a little bit starstruck that is because I was. In my eyes this guy is sensational and I was tingling inside just talking to him. Takeaways From This Episode: Who has suffered more (I believe) than most dyslexics out there and he is out there telling people all about it and leading the way of making dyslexia something that is known all over the world. A writer and does a lot of advocacy on behalf of other people with dyslexia He considers himself a semi-retired, so he could spend more time for his advocacy for dyslexia During his high school days, he suffered under corporal punishment in school which gave him both physical and mental injuries with him until today. The dyslexic brain is tailor-made for entrepreneurship and we have seen this over and over again. 35 % of American entrepreneurs are dyslexic. The dyslexic mind is so good at problem solving. The dyslexic mind's nature and nurture solve the problem. For one year he was an AccuWeather in State College Pennsylvania which was the largest privately owned weather forecasting center in the world. Created and hosted the American story teller radio journal which reached 150 stations here in the states before he retired and wrote all of the stories. The world started to realize that he was dyslexic and wanted to know his backstory People started to ask Nelson to come out and speak and that speaking turned into quite of a career and one that he continues to pursue today. Nelson believes that: I believe in my advocacy that the number one most important thing is that we get dyslexic kids to bed every night with their self-esteem intact. Sparing them from soul-crushing, self-esteem killing anxiety that so often comes with dyslexia and that ignorance and that being misunderstood. I am not an expert, I am not a doctor , a scientist nor a clinician but
31 minutes | Oct 10, 2016
LMD : 039 – Lauren Clemett – Authority Rocket and Digital Nomad
Welcome to The Luvin My Dyslexia Podcast:Today, I am speaking to Lauren Clemett, the owner of a digital company called Authority Rocket where she works with people all over the world creating a personal brand and a personal brand is something that as we move more and more into the digital age is becoming vital. We really didn't talk about in our chat or at least not until the last moment, she is also a best-selling author with the book called " Selling You" which I've read, which I enjoyed and which I recommend . It is a personal growth type of book so if you are a fiction reader it might not be for you but I found it really entertaining and some definite Ahah! moments. I was listening to another podcast this morning called "Unmistakable Creative" where the guy being interviewed pointed out that he knows of no studies that show, dyslexics to be smarter or more creative than the average person. But there is plenty said about dyslexics having to work harder and having to find different ways to do things. Lauren, our guest today is doing things differently. Being pretty successful at doing them and when you hear her what she got there you will see lots of hard work and having to find lots of different ways, one person who challenged her and a very supportive family. Enjoy! Takeaways From This Episode: Lauren is a professional sales person. She teaches people how to sell, how to market and how to do lots of really exciting stuff. When she was 10 years old, she was told she was word blind by her teacher. She said , "Whatever you told Lauren she couldn't do, she was gonna prove you wrong." Lauren had to find her own way of forming words through: forming an image or a shape of the word in her mind closing her eyes and actually seeing them on her brain before she can spell them She further believes that: She found the way of dealing it (dyslexia) and embracing it rather than running away from it. It all comes down to embracing every part of your personality including your dyslexia. The spelling thing will never be easy but it doesn't matter anymore because the content that's behind the spelling is far more important. We should not panic with kids having dyslexia because these kids have amazingly creative skills to be able to deal with this, they just need to have the confidence! “Word-blindness that could have quite
26 minutes | Oct 3, 2016
LMD : 038 – Brad Everton – Psychologist at Synergy Mind Solutions
Welcome to The Luvin My Dyslexia Podcast: Today, I am speaking to Brad Everton, the principal psychologist at Synergy Mind Solutions and they are based on the beautiful sunshine coast. I met Brad at the conference a while ago and was excited to find out that he works predominantly with parents of kids who are having a bit of a hard time and I think there a good number of parents just like that in our dyslexia community. Enjoy! Takeaways From This Episode: Brad has been a psychologist for 15 odd years, working with people including parents in terms of helping people impel themselves. What brought him to psychology was his love in the power of the brain. "I have always been fascinated with human nature and the power of the mind." ~ Brad He specialized as a sports psychologist and worked with particularly athletes with disabilities. "The connection between the mind in terms of performance is still somewhat new but a lot of lead athletes and a lot of sports are finding that are definite benefits associated with working on the mind and conditioning the mind just like we condition our physical muscles. It is important to condition our mental muscles as well." ~ Brad He believes that particularly when it comes to the parents: it is about modeling good behavior be able to work on their mental skills pass that on and share that to their children so it can also help their children to be successful in life as well. "I am a big believer in modeling and when it comes to kids as well, essentially in the concept of "what you see is what you do." ~ Brad "I am a big believer in terms of perception and often share a concept with people, if you maintain your current perception, you will maintain your current reality; if you change your perception, you will change your reality." ~ Brad Brad is also a big believer in lifelong learning and the KISS principle, Keep it simple! Resources Mentioned: www.synergymindsolutions.com
27 minutes | Sep 28, 2016
LMD : 037 – Geoff Roberts – General Manager Power FM Radio Toowoomba
Welcome to The Luvin My Dyslexia Podcast: Today I am speaking to Geoff Roberts, the general manager of Power FM radio Toowoomba. Many of the people I have spoken to on this show have been simply exceptional people from multi millionaires to university professors, authors and business owners. My aim is to show you that this dyslexia thing can be gift and to introduce you to people who have lived their lives with it. Now Marianne Wolff, somewhere in her book says that not all dyslexic people are extraordinary and putting that idea into their minds like I am doing is not always the best thing to do. I think Geoff is pretty exceptional, but in the same breath he is just a normal bloke and though owning a radio station sounds very impressive it is a small businesslike many small businesses with an owner works way to hard for probably way to little like most small business owners. So I would love to know what you think, would you like to hear more people like Geoff? Takeaways From This Episode: Geoff feels that his reading speed has stunted his chances working for someone else in the radio industry So many dyslexics feel like Geoff when he says you can overcome anything if you put your mind to it. Resources Mentioned: http://www.powerfmradio.com.au/
29 minutes | Sep 13, 2016
LMD : 036 – Dr Lorraine Hammond. Leader in the Dyslexia Community.
Welcome to The Luvin My Dyslexia Podcast: Welcome to the Luvin my Dyslexia Podcast. I am Stephen Anderson and this is session 35. Today I am speaking to Dr Lorraine Hammond, Professor at the school of education at Edith Cowan University, President of learning difficulties Australia, on the board of several independent public schools and quite frankly the go to girl if you want to know about explicit learning. Virtually all of the experts I have spoken to so far on this show have pointed me to this lady. This day I got the chance to sit at her feet and drink in a fountain of knowledge that left me completely overwhelmed. Takeaways From This Episode: Lorraine is working with schools in lower socioeconomic areas that are out performing schools from the "leafy suburbs" Prevent the problems before they begin When she first started teaching she had the assumption that all kids could read they just had to try harder Instructional casualties She was taught to reject explicit instruction. As little as 50 schools across Australia are doing it right teaching our children to read there is an enormous research to practice gap we have an ideological discussion happening about reading that is largely based on ignorance to learn something new kids need 24 to 70 repetitions Some teachers can advance students 1 and a half years in one year and some just six months Change a teachers practice not their belief Resources Mentioned: Noel Pearson: List of media reports
27 minutes | Aug 8, 2016
LMD : 035 – Jason Anderson. What it feels like to be dyslexic part 2
Welcome to The Luvin My Dyslexia Podcast: Today I am speaking to Jason Anderson. Jason went from being the dumb kid at school to the national manager in charge of architecture for Australias leading Paint supplier then, to University where he studied Architecture and landscape design and achieved the very highest marks, High distinctions in fact for every class he took. Jason, of course, is dyslexic I was told coined the term Dyslexic superpower. Since starting this show I have been telling myself that I needed to produce a kind of toolkit for parents of dyslexic kids who are just starting out. To help them along. And as I was getting deeper into the conversation with Jason the smile on my face just got wider and wider. If you want an understanding as to what your kid is going through this is a must listen. So please enjoy the first of my toolbox episodes. What does it feel like to be dyslexic? This is the second part of my interview with Jason Anderson. Takeaways from this episode: They have learnt to get around their education issues and that is something that smart people do My parents didn't talk to me like I was a child. They spoke to me like I was an adult The way Shakespear played with words and the way they danced was magical Simon is seriously successful and seriously smart and when he talked about the three different types of where he forgot the third one. Give them a tool and let us see what they can do with the right tool It is finding the thing that you are good at that helps you grow that confidence English is three different languages. spoken, written and read. A word about Makayla our opening speaker. Makayla will be opening the Learning Differences Conference in Sydney on the 25th and 26th of August. This is the Youtube video Makayla and I spoke about.
28 minutes | Aug 1, 2016
LMD : 034 – Jason Anderson. What it feels like to be dyslexic
Welcome to The Luvin My Dyslexia Podcast: Today I am speaking to Jason Anderson. Jason went from being the dumb kid at school to the national manager in charge of architecture for Australias leading Paint supplier then, to University where he studied Architecture and landscape design and achieved the very highest marks, High distinctions in fact for every class he took. Jason, of course, is dyslexic I was told coined the term Dyslexic superpower. Since starting this show I have been telling myself that I needed to produce a kind of toolkit for parents of dyslexic kids who are just starting out. To help them along. And as I was getting deeper into the conversation with Jason the smile on my face just got wider and wider. If you want an understanding as to what your kid is going through this is a must listen. So please enjoy the first of my toolbox episodes. What does it feel like to be dyslexic? This is the first part of my interview with Jason Anderson part 1. Takeaways from this episode: They have learnt to get around their education issues and that is something that smart people do My parents didn't talk to me like I was a child. They spoke to me like I was an adult The way Shakespear played with words and the way they danced was magical Simon is seriously successful and seriously smart and when he talked about the three different types of where he forgot the third one. Give them a tool and let us see what they can do with the right tool It is finding the thing that you are good at that helps you grow that confidence But really I work in shops and I am a person who sells things.
30 minutes | Jul 25, 2016
LMD : 033 – Investigating Proust & the Squid part 2
Welcome to The Luvin My Dyslexia Podcast: Today I am speaking to 2 sensational ladies. Leaders of two of the Dyslexia support groups from the east coast, Tanya Forbes and Julie Mavlian. Both parents of dyslexic kids, both very vocal on the topic and chatting with them today made me think of a quote a mentor of mine used often. “If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room.” and this day I was in the right room. This is the second part of a two-part show, so I was with these girls for over an hour and by the end my head was just spinning. The reason we got together was because internationally renowned researcher, a teacher and an author Marianne Wolf is coming to Australia In September 2016 for three presentations. This 2 part series is to dive right into two chapters of her book and try sometimes successfully to bring it back to a language I could understand and with that I hope you enjoy as much as I do Takeaways from this episode: These are Tanya’s notes for Chapter 8: Proust and the Squid Chapter 8: Genes, Gifts, and Dyslexia Talks about genetics and how it could potentially relate to dyslexia Dyslexia is not influenced by one particular gene but a combination of genes that leads to a difference in the brain’s structure Potentially our right brain’s hemisphere dominates as well as giving people with dyslexia particular challenges but may also give them certain strengths Genetics is a hereditary thing and so is dyslexia Numerous studies such as the Colorado Twin Studies in Yale University prove that: There is that genetic relationship but also looking at what chromosomes responsible that could lead to dyslexia One gene cannot cause the reading difficulty alone In reading we use so many parts of the brain, one single gene doesn’t control all of that and cannot control all of that. Dyslexia profile is overrepresented in the world of entrepreneurs and many of them are very successful because: They are able to delegate They are able problem solve They are able to find ways around the things that they might not be able to do so well They are able to find ways around that problem Problems are solved in ways that make them successful Such as:
27 minutes | Jul 19, 2016
LMD : 032 Lucienne Flavell Award Winning Poet & Slammer
Welcome to The Luvin My Dyslexia Podcast: Today I am speaking to Lucienne Flavelle award winning Poet and prized poet slammer. Today is a chat with a terrific young lady who is thriving and growing every day. And in Time Ferris's mode Lucienne is doing that growing very loudly. As a Facebook videographer and a Poetry slammer. I am just breaking in, before the interview begins to tell you a story about this episode. I love to talk to normal people doing fairly extraordinary things. Not super extraordinary like the Richard Branson or Keira Knightly. Ok, all right I would love to talk to them too, but they are only a minute part of our community. Lucienne is very successful in her own right. You will hear in the show that she has won an international poetry competition ant to my mind that makes her a 1 %er. If you think I am overstating it try this. Go and ask 100 of your friends if they have won an internationally recognized award and I am sure you will find 1 or less that say yes. And this is where it gets interesting. After the interview Lucienne contacted me and asked me not to post the interview on her Facebook wall. and something in the way she wrote felt wrong and when I questioned her about it She was concerned about a part of the chat about a new job she has at work and what might happen if her employer should hear it. I offered to remove the section and she said she would like that. Then I listened to it. What you will hear at about minute 17 is a young lady a dozen or so years after school that still has an awful lot of demons, doubting herself, doubting he capabilities and doubting her employers belief in her. She didn't think she could do the job. When I spoke to her 4 or 5 weeks after this show was recorded I asked how this new job was going. She told me that it was going surprisingly well and I got the distinct impression that she was greatly understating just how well. So I offer you today an interview with a hidden or not so hidden moral. One that I hope you will have your kids listen to so that they can see that even an award winning poet can have doubts about herself. Having doubts about yourself is not something you have to suffer alone. you can be comforted by the thousands, maybe millions of people out there right now who are also having those doubts yet still move forward and succ
31 minutes | Jul 12, 2016
LMD : 031 – Investigating Proust & the Squid part 1
Welcome to The Luvin My Dyslexia Podcast: . Today I am speaking to 2 sensational ladies. Leaders of two of the Dyslexia support groups from the east coast. Tanya Forbes and Julie Mavlian. Both parents of dyslexic kids, both very vocal on the topic and chatting with them today made me think of a qoute a mentor of mine used often. If you are the smartest person in the room you are in the wrong room and this day I was in the right room. This is the first part of a two part show, so I was with these girls for over an hour and by the end my head was just spinning. The reason we got together was because Internationally renouned researcher, teacher and author Marianne Wolf is coming to Australia In September 2016 for three presentations. This 2 part series is to dive right into two chapters of her book and try sometimes successfully to bring it back to a language I could understand and with that I hope you enjoy as much as I do Takeaways from this episode: These are Tanya's notes for Chapter 7: Proust and the SquidChapter 7- Dyslexia’s puzzle and the brain design Social-emotional impact Humiliation and shame – not trying hard enough, believe they are stupid Some are lucky to discover an unexpected talent Many experience tragedy as a result of failure in learning to read. Many currently unidentified – late diagnosis when children are assessed The importance of early identification before children experience failure Many carry lifelong scars The D-word Lack of agreement on a definition of dyslexia between academics and educators – many are reluctant to use the term and some argue it does not exist. Learning to read is not a natural process (unlike learning to speak) – it is acquired. When we learn to read, the brain is required to make new circuits connecting older regions–that are used for recognising objects and retrieval of names. Neurons within these structure become specialised for representing information. Pyramid of Reading behaviours Behavioural – the act of reading Perceptual, motor, conceptual, linguistic –psychology Neurons and circuits form representations of graphemes and phonemes – neurology Genetic foundation – no genes unique to reading circuits, it is developed What causes reading failure? A flaw in the older structures Visual/ perceptual theory, auditor
26 minutes | Jul 4, 2016
LMD : 030 – Chris “Savvy” Savill. – Audio Guru, Award Winning Podcaster.
Welcome to The Luvin My Dyslexia Podcast: . Today I am speaking to a pretty spectacular young bloke. Chris Savill, he calls himself "Savvy" makes his living as an audio technician which means he has an in build ability to work with sound. Now I am having a bit of trouble vocalizing what I am trying to say here but Chris fits the mould. He is a dyslexic who has found his super power and in using it. Not all dyslexics will wind up being wildly rich or famous but I believe most can aspire to living a very full and exciting life. Chris has a skill and has done some pretty impressive things using his super power but other than that he is just a normal bloke. Normal people doing exciting things. This is what I am finding more and more in our dyslexia community. I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoyed making it. Resources Mentioned: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.savill Linkedin post: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-did-start-chris-savvy-savill-1?trk=mp-reader-card Live Wire Podcast Radio: http://livewire.podomatic.com/ Musicians Thanks: http://livewire.podomatic.com/ Savvy: "Your are going to face a lot of challenges, but that is not a bad thing. It is a good thing because it makes you a stronger person when you face these challenges"
29 minutes | Jun 27, 2016
LMD : 029 – Light It Red For Dyslexia
Welcome to The Luvin My Dyslexia Podcast: . Today I am speaking to 4 sensational ladies from all over Australia. Jen Cross from the Australian Capital Territory, Vikki Hipkin, from western Australia, Tanya Forbes comes from Queensland and Julie Hermansen is from new south wales. They each play a pivotal role in the support group from their own area and today we talk about a very big day for dyslexia each year. October 15th is International Dyslexia Day and these girls lead a very committed movement called light it red for dyslexia. Monuments and buildings all over this country and many parts of the world will be bathed in red light and the people of our community will get out there to meet and be social and generally just have a great time. Takeaways from this episode: The red in light it red depicts the curse of the red pen October the 15th represents the one in five of us who have a dyslexic advantage Resources Mentioned: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lightitredfordyslexia/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lightitredfordyslexia/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiRed4Dyslexia Twibbon: http://twibbon.com/support/light-it-red-for-dyslexia #lightitredfordyslexia Spruik Design: http://spruikdesign.com.au/ (Graphic designers for Light it Red for Dyslexia) Scott Sonnon, martial arts world champion and author “I didn’t succeed despite my dyslexia, but because of it. It wasn’t my deficit, but my advantage. Although there are neurological trade-offs that require that I work creatively [and] smarter in reading, writing and speaking, I would never wish to be any other way than my awesome self. I love being me, regardless of the early challenges I had faced.”
35 minutes | Jun 18, 2016
LMD : 028 WordWizz – Product Review & how to give their writing the Wow Factor.
Welcome to The Luvin My Dyslexia Podcast: Welcome to the Luvin my Dyslexia Podcast. I am Stephen Anderson and this is session 27. Today I am speaking to The creators of Wordwizz and Wordwizz is an application for the I pad to give your kids access to a way to find the words they need for creating a story or a report or just a sentence. Cathy and Kay are in the schools at the workface. This interview began as product review and I think you will see turned into a chat with two professionals who are thinking differently when it come teaching and learning. Takeaways from this episode: Ava's Sentence went from : My hair looks nice to My light brown hair is beautifully braided diagonally across my head and cascades over my left shoulder:-) Resources Mentioned: http://www.wordwizz.com.au/ https://vimeo.com/152259355 Kay: "Gives their writing the wow factor".