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Sharing dyslexia stories from all stages and walks of life to help parents of Tween/Teens with Dyslexia find practical and helpful tips.
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We have a very special and mind-bending episode this week. It’s all about a man with dyslexia who worked 34 years as a driver for a newspaper company and recently published a book with himself as the main character. Let’s follow the story of Ed Calkins who had troubles with self-confidence all his life. As a hobby, he created fascinating stories with characters based on real-life people and shared them with his colleagues and friends. One of his friends is an author, Denise Unland, who decided to include Ed, as one of the characters in her trilogy. The character, Ed, ended up being a fan favourite that fans of the trilogy wanted to know more about his back story. Ed Calkins took on that challenge and wrote a novel based on the character with the same name. At first, Ed wasn’t confident about his story but after hearing positive feedback about the character, he was motivated to finish his novel. Listen to his story now. Links you might want to check: Denise’s Thrilogy - Bryony series: https://www.bryonyseries.com/ Ed’s Book - Ruthless: https://www.amazon.com/Ruthless-Edward-Calkins/dp/1949777421 Ruthless Ebook: https://www.amazon.com/Ruthless-Edward-Calkins-ebook/dp/B08VZCD1V2/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ruthless+kindle+edward+calkins&qid=1614121750&s=books&sr=1-1 Evie's Story on BBC Radio Ulster Two Minute Tales 2019: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/yrnTnFMbS8TmMlg6LL28Ss/the-13th-fairy-written-by-evie-martin Evie’s Book - The Garden of Love: https://www.amazon.com/Little-Fish-Garden-Love-Martin-ebook/dp/B08MZ6FLQX/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+garden+of+love+evie+martin&qid=1614263167&sr=8-1 William Butler Yeats: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._B._Yeats Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com BulletMap Academy Workshop: https://bulletmapacademy.com/story/ BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blogs/ Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/103/
Karen Font, the host of ‘You Are More Than Your Labels’ podcast, sat down with me and shared her dyslexia story. Just like many of us, Karen Font discovered she has dyslexia later in life. She didn’t know her struggles in school were because of her dyslexia until she was tested. Karen created a podcast, sharing experiences of everyday people with dyslexia. In this episode, we talked about constantly reinventing yourself, a trait that most dyslexics have. We constantly find ways to change something in ourselves and what we do. She also talked about how you are more than just your label. Listen to her story now. Here are some links: Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/labels121?_rdc=1&_rdr Website: https://youaremorethanyourlabels.libsyn.com/ Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com BulletMap Academy Workshop: https://bulletmapacademy.com/story/ BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blogs/ Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/102/
In podcast episode 99, we discussed the ‘Access to Work’ scheme by the United Kingdom government which grants disabled students/professionals allowance to the workplace. It is the government’s way to get disabled people into work and become a productive member of society. This time we are going to discuss how employers can help their employees have access to this grant, why it is advantageous for employers to let their employees have access to this grant, and other practicalities on getting the grant. We invited Kerry Pace again to share her expertise on the matter as she has helped other dyslexics get access to the “access to work” grant. We also invited people to join us and ask questions to Kerry. Listen to the episode to find out more. Links you might want to check: Kerry Pace email: Kerry@Diverse-Learners.co.uk Kerry Pace Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/DiverseLearners/featured @DiverseLearners Phone, text and WhatsApp 07947 325 849 Access to Work info - https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work Access to Work “apply” - https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work/apply Phone 0800 121 7479 Text     0800 121 7579 Dragon - https://www.nuance.com/en-gb/dragon.html Mindview - https://www.matchware.com/mind-mapping-software Claro - https://www.clarosoftware.com/ Audio notetaker - https://sonocent.com/audio-notetaker/ Inspiration - https://www.inspiration-at.com/ C scan pen - https://www.scanningpens.co.uk/ Website www.Diverse-Learners.co.uk Show notes and resources: https://bulletmapacademy.com/101/
A lot of dyslexics excel in sports. Some professional athletes even attribute their success to dyslexia. This week we are going to talk about this fascinating subject with Sophia Gomma, a licensed Davis facilitator who helps dyslexic students in school and sports. People with dyslexia are naturally very good at dynamic reasoning which can be very helpful in competitive games.  However, there can be underlying roadblocks. Executing set plays and following the coach's instructions can sometimes be difficult for people with dyslexia.  The coach may misinterpret this as the athlete being lazy. We invited Sophia Gomma to our podcast this week to talk about dyslexia in sports and the factors that may affect athletes with dyslexia. Sophia also shares a lot of insights on coaching dyslexics and knowing what they need to maximise their capabilities in sports. Here are some links: Website:  www.LearningToolsForLife.com Sophia’s email:  info@LeanringToolsForLife.com Live podcast recording on 2nd of Feb: https://bulletmapacademy.com/access-to-work/ Or email: darius@bulletmapacademy.com Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com BulletMap Academy Workshop: https://bulletmapacademy.com/story/ BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blogs/ Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/100/
We have a practical but exciting podcast this week. We invited Kerry Pace again as a guest on dyslexia explored. This is part 3 of our series with her. In episode 80, she talks about her dyslexia story and the journey she embarked on which enabled her to tutor university students online, mostly nursing students, with dyslexia. In episode 81, she talks about the importance of learning support through online videos for students and professionals. Today, we talked about a very interesting and very helpful program that the United Kingdom implements but only a few know about. In the UK, we have a scheme called “Access to Work” which is basically giving disabled student allowance to the workplace. It is the government's way to get disabled people into work and become a productive member of society. This ensures companies will build ramps and other infrastructure that allows persons with disabilities to have access to the workplace. Why do we have to know about this? In the UK, dyslexia is considered a disability so people with dyslexia have the right to avail of this. This opens up so many opportunities for people with dyslexia. Listen to the episode to find out more. Links you might want to check: Kerry Pace email: Kerry@Diverse-Learners.co.uk Kerry Pace Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/DiverseLearners/featured @DiverseLearners Phone, text and WhatsApp 07947 325 849 Access to Work info - https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work Access to Work “apply” - https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work/apply Phone 0800 121 7479 Text     0800 121 7579 Dragon - https://www.nuance.com/en-gb/dragon.html Mindview - https://www.matchware.com/mind-mapping-software Claro - https://www.clarosoftware.com/ Audio notetaker - https://sonocent.com/audio-notetaker/ Inspiration - https://www.inspiration-at.com/ C scan pen - https://www.scanningpens.co.uk/ Website www.Diverse-Learners.co.uk BulletMap Academy Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/99/
In the Dyslexia Explored Podcast, we usually talk to people with dyslexia and hear about their personal challenges.    You might have heard from our previous episodes, we are interested in the challenges that people with dyslexia face and how they overcome them. This week we are going to hear from someone who has written a dyslexia story. Reyna Marder Gentin was a criminal defense attorney who became a full-time writer. In her second book, ‘My Name is Layla’, the main character has dyslexia and it is one of the main parts of her story. Let us discover why Reyna chose dyslexia, what were the struggles her character faced, and what are the points we can learn from this story. Here are some links: Website: https://reynamardergentin.com Curriculum guide: https://reynamardergentin.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/My-Name-Is-Layla-curriculum-guide.pdf Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/reynamardergentin Twitter: https://twitter.com/reynagentin Buy links: From the Publisher: https://touchpointpress.ecwid.com/My-Name-is-Layla-p217000791 E-book edition from Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Name-Layla-Reyna-Marder-Gentin-ebook/dp/B08D1ZM4FW/ref=sr_1_15?dchild=1&keywords=my+name+is+layla&qid=1610124854&quartzVehicle=842-813&replacementKeywords=my+name+layla&sr=8-15 US paperback: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1952816084?pf_rd_r=4WE1PG1EQ6BRR3KR888N&pf_rd_p=5ae2c7f8-e0c6-4f35-9071-dc3240e894a8 Publisher: https://www.bronxriverbooks.com/my-name-is-layla. More buy links for the paperback edition should be available upon on-sale. Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com BulletMap Academy Workshop: https://bulletmapacademy.com/story/ BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blogs/ Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/98/
Sarah Kesty is a SPED Teacher and Executive Function coach. She teaches children with learning difficulties to manage their executive function skills. She also has her own podcast called ‘The Executive Function Podcast’ where she shares helpful, fun, and effective strategies to support kids with executive function. This week, I had the pleasure of having Sarah Kesty as our guest. Sarah talks about the three pillars of executive function; emotional regulation, attention, and focus, and managing your own learning. She also shares how she empathizes with being an outcast among peers because of her condition. Lastly, Sarah shares valuable tips on how to deal with your child being stressed at home when tackling remote learning. Links: Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/executivefunctionpodcast Website: sarahkesty.com Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-executive-function-podcast/id1489096143 Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com BulletMap Academy Workshop: https://bulletmapacademy.com/story/ BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blogs/ Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/97/
This week we had the opportunity of meeting Dean Bragonier as our podcast guest. He is the founder of Noticeability.org, a non-profit organisation that focuses on introducing middle school-aged children to the cognitive advantages associated with dyslexia. Dean has presented quite a few talks about dyslexia, including a TEDx talk on the true gifts of the dyslexic mind. In this episode, Dean talks about his dyslexia story and his struggle for acceptance from himself and from society. Dean considers himself privileged, being from a family that had enough resources to get him a diagnosis and give him proper accommodations, yet he still felt that he was alone and not accepted from his peer group. That is why he created Noticeability, to help children with dyslexia understand how their mind works and rebuild their self-worth. Links: Noticeability Homepage: https://noticeability1.teachable.com/ Videos: TEDx talk: The true gift of dyslexia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dPyzFFcG7A Noticeability Impact: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmKrZhLG_XA&feature=youtu.be "From classroom to boardroom": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7THx2Ybyr30 Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com BulletMap Academy Workshop: https://bulletmapacademy.com/story/ BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blogs/ Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/96/
Dr. Susie Nyman is one of those teachers you’d want your children to have. She is very passionate about how students learn differently using multi-sensory learning. When she was a child she noticed she learnt better using textbooks that incorporated cartoon images.  When she had her son she noticed he couldn't remember his spellings when he wrote on blue paper, so she tried different colored paper instead. That’s when her son started to remember his spellings! In school, where she taught biology she used props such as a giant heart, where students could go and put sticky notes on. These notes were colour-coded to differentiate between the deoxygenated and oxygenated parts. She used auditory learning by singing the keywords to a popular song and sometimes they shaped coloured playdough to identify different parts.  Multi-sensory teaching stimulates the brain in many ways and can improve the learning process. This week, we discover the dyslexia story of Dr. Susie Nyman and her unconventional ways of teaching science. She also shared a lot of tips for students, parents and teachers Links you may like: Website: https://www.drnymanconsultancy.co.uk/ Twitter: @DrSusieNyman Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DSNConsultancy Books Eastap, L. et al. (2018). Dyslexia Friendly Schools Good Practice Guide - 2nd Edition. British Dyslexia Association. https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/shop/books/dyslexia-friendly-schools-good-practice-guide-2nd-edition Nyman, S. (2019). The Multi-sensory Teaching Toolkit. Chichester: Oaka Books: https://www.oakabooks.co.uk/products/dr-susie-nymans-multi-sensory-teaching-toollkit Nyman, S. (2020). How to become a Grade Riser. Chichester: Oaka Books: https://www.oakabooks.co.uk/collections/revision-extras/products/how-to-be-a-grade-riser-by-dr-susie-nyman-teacher-must-have Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com BulletMap Academy Workshop: https://bulletmapacademy.com/story/ BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blogs/ Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/95/
One day her daughter came home from school and said they’d been working on the Battle of Hastings. She went on to say that although they’d worked on this topic for weeks she couldn’t remember a single thing and they had an exam next week! That night Bambi Gardiner recreated the Battle of Hastings on her kitchen table. The next morning her daughter remembered most of it! Bambi realised that it's not enough for kids with dyslexia to rely on plain text to learn. So she found a lot of creative ways to help her child, like turning her notes into cartoon characters and creating colorful science flashcards that she can carry with her.  All this helped her gain an A in her exam. This was the birth of Oaka Books, an award-winning book company that publishes interactive books for children with dyslexia. This week, Darius sat down with the founder, Bambi Gardiner, and talked about how it all started, what it’s like being a parent of a child with dyslexia and what’s next for Oaka Books. Links you might like: The link to their website: https://www.oakabooks.co.uk/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/oakabooks Twitter: Oaka Books (@OakaBooks) / https://twitter.com/OakaBooks Instagram: Bambi Gardiner, Oaka Founder (@oakabooks1) •  https://www.instagram.com/oakabooks1/  Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com BulletMap Academy Workshop: https://bulletmapacademy.com/story/ BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blogs/ Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/94/
We have a fascinating case study for you about tackling common entrance exams or GCSEs with dyslexia. Denise Goulding, a parent of a child with dyslexia, agreed to share their story about how her daughter managed to get A’s and B’s in her entrance exam. Denise had been with us in the BulletMap Academy for 2 years now and in fact, we already featured her in the podcast a couple of times. You can go back and listen to their dyslexia story if you want. Today, however, we focus on her daughter’s entrance exams and what are the strategies she did to prepare for it. This will be a visual-heavy episode as Denise was sharing the maps that they did so we recorded a video of the conversation which you’ll see in the shownotes. Links you might want to go: Show notes with a recorded video of the conversation: https://bulletmapacademy.com/93/ Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com BulletMap Academy Workshop: https://bulletmapacademy.com/story/ BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blogs/ Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price
Stephen Martin thought his dyslexia would just disappear after finishing school. He was diagnosed early in his life and had the same struggles that most kids with dyslexia had. But he recently just realized what dyslexia really means when he talked to a dyslexia practitioner. He then realized all the things and decisions that he had made were, in one way or another, affected by his dyslexia. He’s now sharing this realization in a podcast called “Truth About Dyslexia”, which is out on iTunes, Spotify, or any other channels. This week, we talked to Stephen Martin, an entrepreneur in the digital marketing space and business coach, where he shared about his dyslexia story, the moment of realization with the dyslexia practitioner, and how it reshaped his way of life and way of thinking about dyslexia. Listen to the podcast now. Join their Free 'private' Adult Dyslexia Support Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/adult... Truth About Dyslexia Podcast On iTunes - https://apple.co/3hQF4HS On Spotify - https://spoti.fi/3iOOYec On Anchor - https://anchor.fm/truth-about-dyslexia Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com BulletMap Academy Workshop: https://bulletmapacademy.com/story/ BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blogs/ Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/92/
This week, we have an interesting conversation with Harriet Kelsall, one of the most respected designers and business trailblazers in the UK jewellery industry. She was the 2016 HSBC Forward Ladies “Retail Business Woman of the year”, was Everywoman’s “Retail Woman of the Year” in 2011, one of The Institute of Directors magazine’s six “women who have most changed the business world” in 2014 and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and of the City of London. She was the Chair of the National Association of Jewellers (now deputy chair) and is a non executive director for the British Hallmarking Council.  She has also been a non executive director for the Responsible Jewellery Council. Harriet is passionate about helping creative business flourish and her book on the subject called “The Creative's Guide to Starting a Business: How to turn your talent into a career” which won at the 2019 Business Book of the Year Awards. In this episode, Harriet shares her story of growing up with dyslexia and how she developed strategies to overcome it. She also talks about focusing on the positive side of dyslexia and celebrating the things that you are good at instead of the things you are not. Twitter handle @HarrietKelsall and @HKJewellery Instagram @Harriet-Alice-Kelsall Facebook @HarrietKelsall The book – The book “The Creative’s Guide to Starting a Business” is available on Amazon as a book or as an audiobook (via Audible) and via usual sellers and also if you’d like a signed copy you can get one here:- https://www.hkjewellery.co.uk/other-18353-the-creatives-guide Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com BulletMap Academy Workshop: https://bulletmapacademy.com/workshop/ BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blogs/ Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/91/
In this week’s episode, we have a very special guest. She and her husband are very well known in the dyslexia community. Their works have inspired thousands of dyslexics around the world to accept their dyslexia, own it, and be proud of it. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Fernette Eide, the co-author of “The Dyslexia Advantage”, with us on our 90th episode of the podcast. The Dyslexia Explored podcast and the BulletMap Academy have been heavily influenced by the book. We even covered the chapters of the book here in the podcast. If you haven’t read the book yet, we highly recommend you should. As with a lot of people, Dr. Fernette and Dr. Brock were first exposed to dyslexia when their first child showed signs of trouble at preschool. They’ve observed a huge disconnect between what they see with their kid at home as opposed to what they see at school. They observed that the support available for kids is poor but it took them a little while to realize what was really happening and that led them to write a book called “The Mislabelled Child”. Listen to the podcast and find out what led them to the dyslexic advantage book. Links you might want to check: Website: https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org FaceBook: facebook.com/dyslexicadvantage Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/dyslexicadvantage Newsletter: https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/newsletters/ Book: https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/about-us/2-the-book-the-dyslexic-advantage/ Our library of articles: https://www.dyslexicadvantage.org/dyslexia-dyslexic-advantage-library/ Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com BulletMap Academy Workshop: https://bulletmapacademy.com/workshop/ BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blogs/ Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/90/
In this week's episode, we had an interesting conversation with Rosie Bissett, the CEO of Dyslexia Association Ireland and the Chair of the European Dyslexia Association. Rosie shared about what got her into dyslexia and eventually why she fell into the dyslexia cause. We also learn more about the Dyslexia Association of Ireland and Online Dyslexia Assessment. Online Dyslexia Assessments have been gaining popularity nowadays especially with the COVID situation. Before, people came to the clinic to have their testing done but now that it’s not practical to do that, associations like the Dyslexia Association of Ireland made online assessments possible. Learn more about it by listening to the podcast. Links you might like to check out: Dyslexia Association Ireland Website: www.dyslexia.ie European Dyslexia Association Website: https://eda-info.eu/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DyslexiaIreland Dys&Dat Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/user-580121665 Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbySl72M3zig6qxZRWTNw0w Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DyslexiaIreland/ Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com BulletMap Academy Workshop: https://bulletmapacademy.com/workshop/ BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blogs/ Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/89/
This week on the Dyslexia Explored, we explore the story of Nigel Lockett. Nigel, only recently, disclosed to the public his dyslexia. He was already a successful businessman turned professor at Entrepreneurship and Head of the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship at the University of Strathclyde before he officially “came out”. We’ll discuss why he was reluctant to share his dyslexia with his peers and coworkers before and what made him go public with his dyslexia. He is now raising awareness of dyslexia with his blog “The Dyslexic Professor”, which is now very popular with the dyslexia community. Listen to his dyslexia story now. Links you might want to check: Website: https://nigellockett.com/ Blog: https://nigellockett.com/blog/ Book: https://nigellockett.com/exploring_entrepreneurship/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUGf9pJUvdkL1QL959Hi7Dw Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com BulletMap Academy Workshop: https://bulletmapacademy.com/workshop/ BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blogs/ Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/88/
Dr. Erica Warren, a learning specialist, an educational therapist, instructor, artist, and advocate, had created hundreds or more publications, instructional courses, enriching podcasts, informative blogs, and youtube channels, all to spread awareness on dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties. In this week’s dyslexia explored episode, we had a great conversation with Dr. Warren about her dyslexia story where she shared how she developed medical issues that she says were probably stress-related and what she did to overcome it. When she was a child, she felt bullied at school and at home that it started to affect her body in a form of ulcer. She also, later on, had mysterious muscle pain in the groin, knee, or feet but immediately went away when they wanted to have an operation. She learned how to compensate and develop a lot of learning strategies that helped her along the way. Listen to her story now. Links you might want to check: Blog: www.learningspecialistmaterials.blogspot.com Store: www.goodsensorylearning.com Practice: www.learningtolearn.biz/ Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/warrenerica1 Courses: www.learningspecialistcourses.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goodsensorylearning/?view_public_for=183959055038875 Newsletter: https://app.convertkit.com/landing_pages/69400 Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com BulletMap Academy Workshop: https://bulletmapacademy.com/workshop/ BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blogs/ Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/87/
This week, we had a very interesting conversation with Theo Gough, Author of the Conquering Dyslexia Book and host of the Conquering Dyslexia podcast. When he was in year three, Theo was diagnosed with dyslexia and was said to be one of the worst dyslexics in England. He loved talking but his parents couldn’t understand what he was saying. He mispronounced his name every time and it took him 6 years to learn how to pronounce it correctly. All this and more has affected his confidence and self-esteem. His life changed almost instantly when he watched a video on youtube. He started viewing his life differently. He started to believe that he can achieve anything instead of just waiting for other people to help him. Now, he wrote a book called “conquering dyslexia” to share his experience of building his confidence in living with dyslexia. He also has a podcast and youtube channel of the same name. Listen to the podcast now and learn what made the difference. Links you might want to check: Website: https://www.conqueringdyslexia.com/ Book: https://www.amazon.com/Conquering-Dyslexia-Theo-Gough/dp/178955585X Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkWjUPsiBziPcR71l60dQew Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/471079 Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/conquering-dyslexia-podcast/id1493079348 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theogoughconqueringdyslexia/ Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com BulletMap Academy Workshop: https://bulletmapacademy.com/workshop/ BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blogs/ Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/86/
We have a very special guest in this episode. He’s a dyslexic venture capitalist from California, who has been open about his dyslexia story and how it helps and, in turn, affects him. He’s been featured in a TEDtalk where he shared why he can’t remember names and has appeared in podcasts and blogs too. Let’s find out more about the dyslexia story of David Hornik. In this episode, David shares a lot of experiences throughout his life but one thing that he emphasized is the importance of building strong, long term relationships with people. At school, you don’t just read a book that the teacher gives you. It’s also important to work with people around. Appreciate what the teachers are doing and understand what they are expecting from you. He said if the teacher likes you, he most likely wants to see you succeed. These values stayed with him after school and now he treasures deep, meaningful connections with people more than money. Listen to the episode now. Links you might want to check: Website: www.augustcap.com Dyslexia Conferences: www.thelobbyconference.com Social Media Handle: @davidhornik Why givers win: https://learningleader.com/episode-218-david-hornik-givers-win/ David's Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIg-cK6FOVA Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com BulletMap Academy Workshop: https://bulletmapacademy.com/workshop/ BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blogs/ Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/84/
Rossie Stone was the very first guest we featured here in Dyslexia Explored. In that episode, he shared how he came up with creating a company, Dekko Comics, that takes real school subjects and makes it easy to absorb for kids through fun and visually engaging comics. Listen to the first episode to learn more. This time, Rossie came to the show to share more of what happened after. A continuation of our conversation, Rossie talked about the things he learned at art school and how it changed his perspective on turning his dream into reality. He also shared what they went through as a company and what he learned from it. And finally, seeing the results of students who used their resources, not only with children with dyslexia but also children without it.  Links you might want to check: Website: https://dekkocomics.com/ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dekkocomics Children's confidence boosted thanks to dyslexic artist's reading and learning resource: https://dekkocomics.com/blog/improving-confidence-through-comics BUY COMICS: https://dekkocomics.com/buy/comics READ ONLINE: https://dekkocomics.com/issue-list-home Dominic Short film Trailer: https://youtu.be/PFqvrqG_AFc  Bulletmap Academy Page: https://bulletmapacademy.com BulletMap Academy Workshop: https://bulletmapacademy.com/workshop/ BulletMap Academy Blogs: https://bulletmapacademy.com/blogs/ Enroll in BulletMap Academy: https://bulletmapacademy.com/sales-page/#price Show notes: https://bulletmapacademy.com/83/
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