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I, like many dyslexics, (sadly) grew up thinking I was stupid. I don’t want anyone else thinking they are dumb, less valued than those around them, or not good enough because their brain isn’t “normal.” That’s why I created the Dyslexia Is Our Superpower Podcast. Episode by episode a community of badass dyslexics has formed to show the world that dyslexia truly is a superpower. So whether you are a family member or educator of an awesome dyslexic or whether you have dyslexic superpowers your ...
 
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"Have fun with education. Please have some fun with it and don't think if they (students) are having fun they aren't learning."-Rebecca Ginger Click here to check out Becky's website for more information on the fun way of learning times tables.
 
"I had so much shame built around this (dyslexia). Even as a teacher I was scared to tell my kindergarteners that I struggled too because I was worried what if they tell their parents and then their parents are going to know and then I'm going to get in trouble or they will find me out." -Jillian Kaster Click here to check out the awesome article J…
 
"My stance about dyslexia is that it is not a learning difficulty. It's not a learning disability, it's a teaching disability." -Julie Salisbury Here is the link to get in touch with Julie and share your dyslexic story.
 
"You can't let people convince you that you are not smart, because you are very smart. You just learn a little bit differently." -Noelle Help make Queen Andrea's house a reality. Noelle needs 10,000 votes. To support her is quick and easy. Go to this link, click on Support then create an account and follow the steps :-)…
 
Dyslexic and autistic 14 year old Kai and his mum Jo chat about all things dyslexia and entrepreneur. Kai's website can be found here. I'm very excited to announce one of Kai's fidgets has been selected to be one of multiple items in our holiday box specifically for dyslexic superheros.
 
"What I'm not the best at doesn't take place of what I'm amazing at." -Zaida Jo, age 10 Check out Zaida Jo's short story: The Beautiful Brain of Zaida Jo I’m Zaida Jo and I am 10.9 years of age. I was born (or gifted as my mom says) with something called, Dyslexia! To me it’s a big word that most know little about-but it’s dyslexia awareness month,…
 
“I would try to find different ways to work around your problems. Don’t just try one way and then expect it work after trying hard. We like to think if you try hard you can do anything, but sometimes it doesn’t work that way and you have to find a different way to do things to succeed.” -15 year old Magnolia Rubinstein…
 
"We've all been lied to. We've been told by school that we've got to get good at everything to live a successful life. You've got to be good at spelling, math, history, chemistry and that is a lie. Successful human beings don't get good at everything. They get good at something. They build their life around their strengths, interests, and talents a…
 
"My advice (for parents) is to really support your kids and have a relationship outside of their dyslexia so it's not all about education so that they really feel like an important person." -Amy Noel Amy's Youtube channel can be found here.
 
Super D, the Dyslexic Superhero is back with a thrilling adventure. Georgina the troll is fed up from being teased for her size so she gets a potion from a friendly witch. Except it goes terribly wrong and only Georgina's legs shrink. Super D and his dyslexic friend Kinzie are called to see if they can reverse the magic. Will they be able to help G…
 
Super D is back with another adventure this time taking Gavin to a music festival. While there Gavin gets given an unusual opportunity, but will his self-doubt get in the way? For the second half of the episode Gibby chats with real life dyslexic superhero musician Ed Roman. As a very special honor Ed has given us permission to play Red Omen, his s…
 
The fourth episode in our series with Super D--the dyslexic superhero. While Jane is struggling with hours worth of homework Super D arrives desperately needing her help on a mission not even he knows much about. This episode also includes Gibby's chat with entrepreneur Jack Rolfe who shares his story and tells how dyslexia helped him find success …
 
We meet Christine and her best friend Debbie. Christine wants to tell Debbie she's dyslexic so she can stop hiding it, but is worried her friend will think she's stupid and no longer want to spend time with her. In comes Super D, the dyslexic superhero to help Christine with her conundrum (difficult problem). We also talk with real life dyslexic su…
 
The second episode in our series with Super D--the dyslexic superhero. We dive into what it's like to doubt yourself when those around you are able to do school so easily and you can't. This episode also includes Gibby's chat with Bio-dynamic Craniosacral therapist Alexander Fenn about how he discovered his passion and how he's using his dyslexic s…
 
"There will never be a better you than you. You cannot try to be like anyone else because you will always be coming up less than. There's always only been one real Elvis, one real Madonna, one real Michael Jackson--give me anybody else. But there's never been a YOU." -Maura Sweeney Check out Maura's website here.…
 
"Never be ashamed of what it is. The only reason dyslexia will ever be a problem in your life is if you don't tell people about it. Tell them about it as soon as you think you are, as soon as you are diagnosed tell people and start to wear it as your badge. It will always be who you are. Your decision is whether you try and hide it and hence hide w…
 
"You are a badass person if you are dyslexic." "I see dyslexia as an answer after a lifelong quest to find what was 'wrong' with me, but now I see what was right with me." -Will Manzanares To find Will online click here. His book is called I Can't Read.
 
"When my son was getting two hours of pull-out we moved to a small little town and when we first moved here he had tons of friends. But then a month or two later nobody was coming around anymore--he didn't have any friends. It's because kids viewed him as the special ed kid. So this past year we stopped the school intervention and did intervention …
 
"(My) college essay was about a gift of difference. I looked at it as because I'm different I do things differently. And when it comes to thinking about problems or talking with people about options and what's possible I had a much more vast understanding about what's possible because I wasn't pigeon holed into this one way of thinking. I was given…
 
"If you have dyslexia it's like you've been chosen to go to Hogwarts. You've been chosen to understand deep work at the age of 5,6,7,8,9,10 years old. Things aren't going to come easy to you. What a great lesson." -Lisa Wood Shapiro Lisa can be found online at her website. This episode is sponsored by our friends at Simple Words Books. Find the boo…
 
"I couldn't wait for school to finish to start my life. That's how I felt." "Knowing that school ends and there is a whole world out there is a bit of a life line. It's quite easy to feel really frustrated with the school system as it's a system that all kids of all abilities have to travel through and when you have vastly different abilities it's …
 
"It might take you twice as long to do something but that dedication over time will make you a stronger person." "When a wall gets put up in front of me, I just keep pushing on it until it falls over." -Paul Sawyer
 
"There's nothing to be ashamed of (being dyslexic). It's by no means degrading. It just means you may need a little bit of extra help and there's nothing wrong with that." -Myles Moye *Anatomy Correction: When Myles said dendrites he meant synaptic terminals :-)
 
"Even though sometimes we don't get something which is so easy for other people there are also times when we do get things which are really hard for other people. Hold onto those times. I think we've really loaded the education system against children who have the difficulties characteristic of dyslexia, but it is such a tiny aspect of what's impor…
 
He then tells us a bit about his adventures and why it was so important for him to write a book about it. "Anyone at school now that is suffering with dyslexia you can get past it. Don't let them bring you down. Some of the people who tried to bring me down are out there today doing nothing as a living and I've achieved something. And I would love …
 
"I always found that after I got diagnosed with a learning difference it really helped for me to read up on it and really understand the difference." -Siena Castellon Check out Siena's website, Quantum Leap Mentoring here. Get more details about Neurodiversity Celebration Week here.
 
"Reading as a measure of intelligence is a cultural phenomena. So this idea that there is something wrong with your child because they can't read is culturally dictated and nothing to do with their intelligence. So let go of that as a measure and think about all the strengths." -Krista Gauthier
 
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