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    Jonathan Taylor, known as ‘Odd Jonathan’ due to his profound dyslexia and learning difficulties has been awarded the prestigious ‘Best Folk Song December 2015’ by top record industry executives of the Akademia Awards, Los Angeles, with the comment that judges considered it to be: “Odd Jonathan, despite the name, offers one of the most lucid […]

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  • What is dyslexia, dyslexia, reading, writing, brain, creativity
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    Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn’t always the same. This difficulty in processing language exists along a spectrum — one that doesn’t necessarily fit with labels like “normal” and “defective.” Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain function and to celebrate the neurodiversity of […]

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  • EasyReading™: A Dyslexia-Dedicated Font with a "Design for All"
    EasyReading™: A Dyslexia-Dedicated Font with a “Design for All”

    Dyslexia-dedicated fonts usually feature an extreme design, which renders them “exclusive”, making reading harder for all other readers. The EasyReading™ font has been created through the “Design for All” technology, whereby diversity is not considered an obstacle, rather an asset improving word comprehension for all readers. This feature renders EasyReading™ an effective offsetting tool for […]

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  • CBeebies Star Launches New App To Help Children Learn to Read: Moftail and the Colour Thief
    CBeebies Star Launches New App To Help Children Learn to Read: Moftail and the Colour Thief

    Cbeebies Joseph Elliott – who plays Cook in the Bafta-nominated show Swashbuckle – has written a children’s story designed to help children who are learning to read. The app is a joint venture between Joseph and his brother, Tom Elliott, who is a software engineer at Facebook. Moftail and the Colour Thief tells the tale […]

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  • Math Shake: An Engaging, Playful App for Solving Word Problems
    Math Shake: An Engaging, Playful App for Solving Word Problems

    Math Shake is an engaging, playful app that helps students learn to effectively solve word problems. Math Shake contains thousands of unique questions which students turn into an equation by looking for key words and clues in the problem. Math Shake was created by elementary teachers with years of experience in helping students with dyslexia […]

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  • If Only by Jonathan Taylor - What will you be doing to commemorate 9/11 this year?
    If Only by Jonathan Taylor – What will you be doing to commemorate 9/11 this year?

    Jonathan Taylor is a Profound Dyslexic. An English singer / songwriter born Warwick 1966. “Taylor’s music urges us to question why atrocities happen, whether they are individual or collective. He takes tragedy, seemingly internalising the pain and then slowly from his depths comes something beautiful, skilful, deeply memorable and strangely- immensely listenable. “ As an […]

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Beautiful Minds: Stephen Wiltshire

| 02/01/2011

Stephen is able to do this because of his autism. He is able to devote more of his brain power to visual memorization because he is not processing the thousands of other stimuli that ordinary people both acknowledge and must process. In this instance, being autistic is what allows Stephen to have this extraordinary ability. It’s similar to how speed talkers cannot comprehend the words they are reading when they approach a certain speed.

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