the Dyslexia quest

How To Crush it In College with Kimberly Beaman

We often hear advice for younger students through high school….but there is another leap in development that happens when dyslexic students get to college! This episode is all about how to crush it in college as a dyslexic student. There are many different ways to support students at the college level- and Kim helps us discover them all! We talk about tips, strategies, apps, and other ways to gain accessibility and accommodations in this new chapter! Plus we diverge into other interesting areas like our own experiences in college, mental health/ wellness… and Kim’s new book for kids that was “written with accessibility in mind and uses multi-sensory learning!” You don’t want to miss it!

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Additional resources:

note-taking software (ask your college or university for any student licenses they may have available) (text to speech)

Dragon  (speech to text)

Dragon Dication

Learning Ally (speech to text)

ear plugs/ noise canceling headphones/ magnifiers

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Kim Beaman

Kimberly Beaman was born and raised in Winter Park, Florida. She is a devoted wife and mom of two kids. At a very young age Kimberly was diagnosed with Dyslexia and ADD. Her determined mother used alternative teaching methods through music and tactile experiences to support her during the formative years. She went on to earn her BA in Psychology and MA in Counselor of Education; Community Mental Health. She is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has worked with children of all ages as well as adults. Kimberly thoroughly enjoyed additional experience as an Accessibility Consultant supporting people with accommodations at the University of Central Florida. Kimberly’s passion for the Liberal Arts has led her to professional acting gigs, singing, songwriting and now the creation of Accessible Books for Children, LLC. Her main objective is to provide character based books that support young learners by creating an optimal learning experience through story and song. The inspiration to create My Little Cupcake came from her vivacious and sweet daughter Olivia Daisy who absolutely loves storytelling and books.

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