The Dyslexia Quest Podcast


Lucie M. Curtiss, RN, and Dr. Douglas C. Curtiss, FAAP, are the co-founders of Dyslexic AND UN-Stoppable, LLC. Their mission is to empower dyslexic children to become UN-Stoppable and overcome dyslexia by rediscovering their inner power. They are here to remind dyslexics that they are SMART!

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Scott Barry Kaufman is Scientific Director of The Imagination Institute(link is external) in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Kaufman investigates the development and measurement of imagination, and the many paths to greatness . He has six books, including Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined and The Philosophy of Creativity(link is external)(with Elliot Samuel Paul). Kaufman is also co-founder of The Creativity Post Kaufman completed his doctorate in cognitive psychology from Yale University in 2009 and received his masters degree in experimental psychology from Cambridge University in 2005, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar




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Mary Helen Immordino-Yang is a neuroscientist and human development psychologist. In her work she studies the neural, psychophysiological and psychological bases of emotion, social interaction and culture and their implications for development and schools. A former junior high school teacher, Mary Helen earned her doctorate at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She is an Assistant Professor of Education at the USC's Rossier School of Education and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Brain and Creativity Institute. She's also the inaugural recipient of the Award for Transforming Education through Neuroscience.

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Renita Kalhorn has been around the globe teaching about mental toughness. Her teaching, speaking, coaching and advocacy spans the gamete from working with the Navy SEALS to companies such as We Works and Goldman Sacks. In this episode learn how to help your children develop a mental six pack, so they can be super strong and resilient in the face of adversity.


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Labeled as neurologically impaired in third grade, LeDerick Horne defies any and all labels. He’s a dynamic spoken-word poet. A tireless advocate for all people with disabilities. An inspiring motivational speaker. A bridge-builder between learners and leaders across the U.S. and around the word. An African-American husband and father who serves as a role model for all races, genders, and generations.

The grandson of one of New Jersey’s most prominent civil rights leaders, LeDerick uses his gift for spoken-word poetry as the gateway to larger discussions on equal opportunity, pride, self-determination and hope for people with disabilities. His workshops, keynote speeches, and performances reach thousands of students, teachers, legislators, policy makers, business leaders, and service providers each year. He regularly addresses an array of academic, government, social, and business groups, including appearances at the White House, the United Nations, Harvard University, the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, and the Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Alabama State Departments of Education. His work addresses the challenges of all disabilities, uniting the efforts of diverse groups in order to achieve substantive, systemic change.

In 2015, he and co-author Margo Vreeburg Izzo, PhD, Ohio State, will release a book titled Hidden Disabilities, Hidden Potential—the definitive compendium on LD / ADHD and other hidden disabilities—to be published by Brookes Publishing Co.


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O'Connor, founder and owner of Advantage Math Clinic, is an educational therapist and dyslexia specialist who lives and works in Portland, Oregon. Emily specializes in working one-on-one with dyslexic children who need support in mathematics.  Her training in the Making Math Real Multisensory Structured Methods profoundly changed her life, and her greatest passion is sharing this method and helping kids and families holistically navigate dyslexia.




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Dr Silvia Paracchini aims to identify the genetic components of dyslexia and understand the underlying biology. Other disorders such as Specific Language Impairment or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are commonly linked to dyslexia. Dr Paracchini is looking for possible common genes for these clinically distinct disorders. Her research has the potential to uncover some of the biological mechanisms involved in human cognition.

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Stephan Anderson from "Luvin' My Dyslexia" Podcast Interviews me. Hope you enjoy. Feel free to share your thoughts on Facebook , and Instagram

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Thomas G. West is the author of In the Mind’s Eye — Creative Visual Thinkers, Gifted Dyslexics and the Rise of Visual Technologies, selected as one of the “best of the best” for the year by the American Library Association (one of only 13 books in their broad psychology, psychiatry and neuroscience category). A second edition was released in 2009 with Foreword by Oliver Sacks, MD, who states: “In the Mind’s Eye brings out the special problems of people with dyslexia, but also their strengths, which are so often overlooked.  Its accent is not so much on pathology as on how much human minds vary. It stands alongside Howard Gardner’s Frames of Mind as a testament to the range of human talent and possibility.”

In the Mind’s Eye was published in Japanese translation in as Geniuses Who Hated School. A Chinese translation was published in 2004 and a Korean translation was released in late 2011. In connection with In the Mind’s Eye and his other writings, Mr. West has been invited to provide presentations for scientific, medical, art, design, computer and business groups in the U.S. and overseas, including groups in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan and twelve European countries.



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Manuel F. Casanova is the SmartState Endowed Chair in Childhood Neurotherapeutics and a professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville at Greenville Health System. He is a former Gottfried and Gisela Kolb Endowed Chair in Outpatient Psychiatry and a Professor of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology at the University of Louisville

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Matthew received his doctorate in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies at Purdue University. Matthew worked as an elementary teacher in the Houston Independent School District where he also served as a Gifted Coordinator and Magnet Coordinator. During this time, he received his Masters in Educational Psychology, Gifted Education from the University of Connecticut. Matthew’s current research focus is twice exceptionality. Past research examined the relationship between working memory and levels of creativity in gifted students who also have characteristics related to ADHD.

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Are You Easily Distracted? Scientists State That May Be A Sign Of Creativity  with Darya Darya Zabelina

Darya Zabelina, is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Northwestern University studying cognitive processes, affective processes, motivation, personality and neural aspects involved in creativity. 

Darya has a keen interest in exploring ways of enhancing and fostering the development of creative thinking and problem-solving ability. Darya has published a number of professional articles and book chapters, and presented at both national and international conferences. She serves as a reviewer for several professional journals. Her research has been covered by Scientific American, Scientific American Mind, National Public Radio (NPR), among others. Darya enjoys reading, traveling, and running. 

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Schneps received his PhD in Physics from MIT (’79), and is currently Research Professor at UMass Boston, Computer Science. Previously, Schneps was founding member of the Science Education Department at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. There, over a period of 35 years, he led major national initiatives fostering science learning through television and computer media. Work includes programs on children’s ideas in STEM (e.g., A Private Universe), and resources for students and teachers. Habitable Planet, an online resource produced in collaboration with Klopfer of STEP, received theScience Prize for Online Resources in Education from the AAAS. His work in neuroscience was honored with a Burch Fellowship in Theoretic Medicine and Affiliated Sciences.

This year, Schneps (with UMB collaborator Marc Pomplun) began work to establish the Institute for Compassionate Technology: Fostering technology with a heart.

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Dr. Jerome Schultz  is a clinical neuropsychologist and author of Nowhere to Hide : Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What You Can Do About It. 

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