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Anderson Cooper
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Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper is a well-known journalist and TV personality on CNN, but he struggled with dyslexia at a young age.

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Disney's Shake It Up
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Bella Thorne

Hear a young actress discuss her character's -- as well as her own -- life with dyslexia.

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Ben Foss
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Ben Foss

The invention of the Intel Reader was inspired by its creator's dyslexia.

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Businessman Charles Schwab
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Charles Schwab

Charles Schwab, the 67th richest man in America and one of the world’s most influential and esteemed businessmen, credits his success to his dyslexia.

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Jacob Meders
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Creative Interpretation — June 2012

Read our June 2012 e-newsletter to learn more about artist Jacob Meders, a new app developed at U of M, and dyslexia tests our clinicians recommend.

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Emma Jefferies
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Emma Jefferies

Creative thinker Emma Jefferies has caught our attention with her buzzworthy set of videos about living with dyslexia.

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Steve Jobs
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Inspirational Story: Steve Jobs

The late founder of the Apple Company shares his wisdom on how to achieve success in life.

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Jacob Meders
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Jacob Meders

One thing that didn’t stop artist Jacob Meders from living his dream was his dyslexia.

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Living & Learning — May 2013
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Living & Learning — May 2013

Watch and listen to this inspiring story from a dyslexic high school senior.

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Malcolm Alexander
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Malcolm Alexander

This renowned sculptor encourages fellow dyslexics to "find their gift and persevere."

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Nina G.
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More Content, More Social — July 2012

Read our July 2012 e-newsletter to learn about a stand-up comedian, working memory, and DyslexiaHelp's Pinterest page.

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New page added // Henry Winkler Talks Dyslexia // New Ask Dr. Pierson...and more
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New page added // Henry Winkler Talks Dyslexia // New Ask Dr. Pierson // New Blog from Dr. Ryan // and more! — March 2014

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Nina G.
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Nina G.

Usually, it's not polite to laugh at someone with a learning disability. But in the case of Nina G., she wants you to laugh.

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Orlando Bloom talking with Access Hollywood about dyslexia
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Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom talks with Access Hollywood about how dyslexia affected his education and his acting career.

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Patricia Polacco
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Patricia Polacco

Dyslexic author/illustrator and Michigan native Patricia Polacco talks about her work.

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Ron Davis
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Ron Davis

This successful engineer discusses how his struggles with dyslexia allowed him to notice his creativity.

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CEOs with Dyslexia
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Success Stories: CEOs with Dyslexia

Did you know that many of the world’s most successful CEOs turned their learning disabilities into learning opportunities?

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Carrie
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Success Story: Carrie

Despite not receiving help until her high school years, one of our former clients fought through her struggles in school because of her dyslexia.

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Chris
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Success Story: Chris

This UM student (and former client) learned the value of work ethic due to his dyslexia.

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I Sing Because I Feel Like It
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Success Story: Sarah

This dyslexic young girl has a flair for theater, singing, and helping others, and believes "if you’re dyslexic, you have a gift. You just have to find it."

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Success Story: Tim Tebow
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Tim Tebow

The former Denver Broncos quarterback gives talks about his dyslexia and reads "Green Eggs and Ham" aloud.

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Tom Dickson
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Tom Dickson

The man behind the development of the Will it Blend? video series and some of the world's most powerful home blenders reveals that he battles dyslexia.

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Informational

504 Plan Video - November 2012
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A Cornucopia of Resources — November 2012

What is a 504 plan? If you're unsure, be sure to check out this great video in our November 2012 eNewsletter.

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Videos Explaining Dyslexia
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Dyslexia Videos

Watch these videos to better understand dyslexia.

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How Do I Request an Evaluation?
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Innovation, Inspiration, & Intervention — February 2013

Watch this video on how to request an evaluation in our February 2013 eNewsletter.

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Learn about Dyslexia
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Learn about Dyslexia

Given the complexity of dyslexia, if you are new to the field it can be overwhelming to diagnose and treat. The goal of this section is to help you understand what dyslexia is and what it is not, and how to diagnose it.

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Neurofeedback Training and Dyslexia
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Neurofeedback Training and Dyslexia

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The IDA Conference & Read Me Differently
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The Annual IDA Conference and Read Me Differently

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Videos
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Videos

Watch these videos to better understand dyslexia.

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Videos: Dyslexia & Clay Models and a Dyslexic's Story
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Videos: Dyslexia & Clay Models and a Dyslexic's Story

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Success & Dyslexia
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With Flying {Autumn} Colors — November 2011

Success and Dyslexia is aimed at helping dyslexics manage their disability. Learn more by watching the video in our November 2011 eNewsletter.

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Universal Design

Universal Design Video Series
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Arts & Sciences — February 2012

This video series in our February 2012 eNewsletter explains UDL by informing advocates, families, and communities about professional development and policy initiatives.

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Testimonials/Inspirational

One student's life with dyslexia
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One student's life with dyslexia

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Progression-A Digital Story
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Progression-A Digital Story

Nick Damato shares his early classroom experiences through the eyes of a dyslexic, highlighting how some of us learn in a different way.

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Success & Dyslexia
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Success and Dyslexia

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Teens Talk About Dyslexia
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Teens Talk About Dyslexia

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Writing

Writing Videos
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Getting Help & Finding Answers — May 2012

In our May 2012 eNewsletter, we offer some helpful videos to explain the writing process further.

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Writing with Children
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Writing

We explain the writing process and why dyslexics struggle with it, and we offer some helpful videos to explain further.

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Strategies for Reading

"Reading Focus Card" to Help Students with Dyslexia & ADD/ADHD
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"Reading Focus Card" to Help Students with Dyslexia & ADD/ADHD

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Reading Fluency
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Reading Fluency

Fluency provides "a bridge between word recognition and comprehension" (National Institute for Literacy, 2001, p. 22).

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Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities
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Strategies for Teachers

We offer some tips for teachers on how to enrich spelling, reading, writing, and more.

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Reading Comprehension & Comprehension of Fiction
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Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension

Teaching reading comprehension has multiple steps, and the student must bring all of his or her knowledge to the process.

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Phonological Awareness

Phonemic Awareness
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Teaching Phonemic Awareness

Just like phonics skills, there is a developmental sequence to teaching phonological awareness skills. This short video explains phonemic awareness and provides ideas for ways to promote your child's learning of this skill.

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Phonemic Awareness & Phonics
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Teaching Phonological Awareness

Phonological awareness is different from phonics (and includes phonemic awareness) and is an essential skill to learn to read. Therefore, it is critical to make this concept explicit for all students with dyslexia. This page and video help explain further.

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Technology

Inquire: The New Revolution in Intelligent Textbooks
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Inquire: The New Revolution in Intelligent Textbooks

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LectureTools App
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LectureTools: An Innovative New App Developed at U of M

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AppWriter
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LingApps Releases Highly Robust New App for Learning Disabled Individuals

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Livescribe Smartpen
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Livescribe Smartpen: A Treat for Students with Dyslexia

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New Solutions for Dyslexia: Luz Rello at TEDx Madrid

The young and awarded Spanish researcher Luz Rello, a dyslexic herself, shares with the audience her advanced discoveries about this disability and some technological solutions that she has helped design and that are already used successfully by thousands of children worldwide.

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World's First "Lumpy" Tablet: Raises Keyboard Keys Right Off the Screen
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World's First "Lumpy" Tablet: Raises Keyboard Keys Right Off the Screen

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Other

NCLD's Laura Kaloi on the Importance of ESEA
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NCLD's Laura Kaloi on the Importance of ESEA

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Project-Based Learning (PBL) an Innovative Approach to Education
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Project-Based Learning (PBL) an Innovative Approach to Education

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