How Differences In Attention Can lead to The Dyslexic Advantage

Schneps became increasingly frustrated that the majority of the conversation around dyslexia revolved around Phonological Awareness, when as an adult, Schneps felt like he had mastered the phonology of the english language, yet still continued to struggle.

Compelled with curiosity Schenps discovered an entire literature on the relationship between attention and dyslexia.

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Why Kids With LD and ADHD Hate School, And What You Can Do About It, with Dr. Jerome Schultz

In this podcast we discuss Dr. Jerome Schultz’s groundbreaking book ( audiobook available on on Learning Ally ),” Nowhere To Hide” . In it, Schultz addresses the consequences of the unabated stress associated with Learning disabilities and ADHD and the toxic, deleterious impact of this stress on kids’ academic learning, social skills and behavior,

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Retired NFL Player Jovan Haye says Dyslexia is a Blessing

According to the NCAA, only 9 in 10,000 high school senior football players eventually play for the National Football League. Jovan Haye achieved that rare dream, despite overwhelming odds.

Born in poverty, he immigrated to the U.S., lived in violent low-income neighborhoods, suffered abuse at home, and believed he was “a dumb kid” because of undiagnosed dyslexia and a host of dyslexia-related conditions.

Jovan then discovered his gift for athletics. His success in team sports gave him confidence to face other challenges and to overcome his biggest obstacle of all – severe dyslexia. He became an honor roll student, graduated from Vanderbilt and went on to play for seven years in the NFL.

Now Jovan Haye is a husband, proud father, and the owner of many successful businesses. He also has authored a book entitled “Bigger Than Me” where he tells how he accessed the power that pushed him forward and allowed him to triumph on and off the playing field

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David Flink- Thinking Differently in Life, Work and Love

The Subtitle of David Flink’s new book “Thinking Differently”, claims to be ” an inspiring guide for parents…”, But Davids exploration into Different Thinking goes far beyond parents– starting with his thriving for- purpose organization “Eye to Eye” which aims at creating a world in which people with LD / ADHD are fully accepted, valued, and respected — not just by society, but also by themselves .

In our chat , we continued to explore the implications of being a non -typical thinker, in a typical world, as we discuss topics ranging from ,the role that gender plays in gaining accommodations in the work place, to the motivating factors that have lead David to build one of the worlds largest mentoring organization for LD kids impacting thousands of students a year.

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