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This week we re-air a very special episode! We end October, Dyslexia Awareness Month, with Dr. Brock Eide. He is the co-author of one of my absolute favorite books on dyslexia- The Dyslexic Advantage , as well as the co-founder of The Dyslexic Advantage organization, a non for profit, dedicated to unleashing the power of the dyslexic mind.

Enjoy this fascinating talk and let us know what you think!

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Are you curious about homeschooling your dyslexic child? Do you currently homeschool your child? Wondering how to start? This episode covers all the questions you have about homeschooling with Dyslexia as well as tips for parents who are already homeschooling their children. Marianne Sunderland is the creator of Homeschooling With Dyslexia, a site dedicated to educating and encouraging parents to successfully homeschool their children with dyslexia. Marianne is a veteran homeschool mother with over 20 years of experience teaching her 8 children, 7 of whom are dyslexic. Enjoy this fascinating talk and let us know what you think! 

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Susan Barton is one of a handful of names which are automatically associated with Dyslexia education and advocacy. Susan’s dedication to, “fighting the craziness,” and educating teachers and parents about Dyslexia has landed Susan in the International Dyslexia Association’s Hall of Honor, where a plaque with her name now hangs next to those for Dr. Orton, Anna Gillingham, Reid Lyon, Beth Slingerland and other internationally recognized authorities in the field of dyslexia. Cool, huh?

“The giftedness in Dyslexia is so often overlooked it drives me crazy!…Another way to find dyslexics, is to stop looking at individuals who are terrible with spelling, and to start looking for individuals who excel in particular areas”- Susan Barton

We re-aired this episode (originally aired in 2014!). Let us know your thoughts! Enjoying these episodes?  You can Rate and review on iTunes! We LOVE hearing from you as always- You can connect with us on Instagram or Facebook!

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This week we cover maths again! So often when we discuss dyslexia we talk about the language component but this processing style can also effect math skills and understanding. Sometimes these weakness (AND STRENGTHS) can spill over into the maths classroom. We uncover more on this and dyscalculia with guest, Steve Chinn.  He has over 30 years experience in work and research on dyslexia and dyscalculia. We uncover dyslexics who struggle with maths, how parents can support students who struggle with maths and the difference between inchworm and grasshopper thinkers and so much more! His fascinating insight helps us better understand "the trouble with maths," so stay tuned till the end!

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Our guest this week, Dr. Ellen Braaten, is an expert in the field of pediatric neuropsychological and psychological assessment, particularly in the areas of assessing learning disabilities and attention disorders. She co-authored the book, "Bright Kids Who Can't Keep Up: Help Your Child Overcome Slow Processing Speed and Succeed in a Fast-Paced World." This episode explores why sometimes really bright kids, for whatever reason, have a hard time with tasks like choosing what they want for breakfast, copying things off the board, and expediting these kind of tasks speedily. 

Do you have a child who has a hard time with these tasks?

Are you curious about why they may have a hard time keeping up?

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Do you wonder how to BEST ADVOCATE for your student or child with dyslexia? What are the right questions to ask at an IEP meeting? How do you even begin to navigate the complexities of advocating for your child within the school system?

If you wonder about these questions then you will want to listen till the end! Guest Dr.Kelli Sandman-Hurley, author and co-founder of the Dyslexia Training Institute, spills it all as we dive into these questions and more! She shares her TOP advice for parents and anyone who wants to ADVOCATE for a student with dyslexia! 

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Renee Jain is the founder and chief storyteller of Go Zen. She teaches skills of happiness and resilience through fun media that engages kids -- and parents too! She is a mama herself and podcast host who believes feeling good is actually a skill we can practice and develop.

Jenee discuss why we should practice things like gratitude, shift our mindset about stress, and parenting myths such as, "it's not your job to reassure them."

Curious? Want to know what you can do to help your child feel good? Listen as we discuss practical tips to use with your child to help them relieve anxiety and learn strategies to feel good.



How to Build Your Child’s Self Esteem– Even If The School Is Tearing It Down : A step by step, 6 week online live course for parents and guardians of dyslexic students aged 7 – 15 years old.  

Learn how to increase your child’s self esteem, regardless of how supportive your child’s school environment is, in this step by step live six week video course for mothers, dads and guardians of children 7-15 years old. THE COURSE WILL BEGIN SEPTEMBER 7TH, AND END OCTOBER 19TH. Questions? Contact us!

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Do you ever wonder what other parents experience when raising a child with dyslexia or ADHD? In this episode guest Concheta Gladmon shares her story! Concheta is a mama herself. She shares all about raising her son and the steps she took to support him successfully. She talks about experiences from school, life, and writing her book, Keys to Successfully Raising Children with Dyslexia and ADHD. Concheta shares the wisdom she has learned along the way- so stay tuned till the end!

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Guest Tiffany Sunday quests with us on the fascinating topic, "Dyslexia 2:0 The Gift of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Mind". We uncover dyslexic strengths and wonder why having these strengths can sometimes cause overwhelming pressure instead of motivation.

Tiffany is an author, innovator, entrepreneur and mom of a dyslexic child. She writes and speaks on multiple topics from the digital revolution, to the future of work to personal development and the relationship between dyslexia and entrepreneurship.

Tiffany reminds us that every one of us has a passion.... even our kids. It's what "makes our tail wag". We talk about dreaming big and innovation. Tiffany shares from her own unique experiences - you won't want to miss it so stay tuned till the end!

How to Strengthen Your Dyslexic Child’s Self-Esteem  Sign up now for the LAST free online workshop on dyslexia and self-esteem for children, ages 8-15… Limited spots available for the 21st of August 2017!

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We often hear more about how to provide a better, more hospitable experience for students with dyslexia in school.....but what are some tools that students can use to better manage themselves? Do you wonder what you can do to help your student or child learn to empower themselves? Our guest, Katie Byrnes, Ph.D., joins us on a quest to uncover more on mindfulness and meditation. We discuss HOW can we FULLY support dyslexic children. We quest more on how to help students build up internal resilience and deal with their own anger, anxiety or panic. She goes into the details of one's capacity for self-care, helping us better understand:

What is mindfulness??

What is meditation and how does this relate to my child??

How do mindfulness and meditation relate to each other??

And what does it look like to be a mindful educator??

Do you want to try some of these tools with your child? Katie gives insightful tips and examples you can use today, so be sure to listen till the end! 

How to Strengthen Your Dyslexic Child’s Self-Esteem  Sign up now for the free online workshop on dyslexia and self-esteem for children, ages 8-15... Limited spots available for the 14th and 21st of August 2017!

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Do you think of yourself as a 'math person'? Do you have a child who is struggling with math? In this episode we discuss how to make math accessible to your dyslexic child. Our guest, Christopher Woodin, explains why developing number sense, part- to- whole understanding and multimodal learning are essential for transferring math skills to real life. We compare traditional teaching methods to alternative methods and why having the courage to think outside the box works! Be sure to listen to the end- this episode is packed with tons of helpful examples! Sign up for the free online workshop on How to Strengthen Your Dyslexic Child’s Self-Esteem! (Space is limited!)

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This episode features John Rodrigues, the founder of Thinklexic and author of High school Drop Out to Harvard. Listen as John shares interesting stories from his own experience as well as tips for supporting your dyslexic child. His passion is extremely contagious and motivating! We go into dyslexic strengths and how these translate to success.You won't want to miss it!

Sign up for the free online workshop on How to Strengthen Your Dyslexic Child's Self-Esteem! (Space is limited!)

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Come explore with us as Dr. Lena Carawan & Dr. Blace Nalavany make their second appearance on the show! Listen as we gush all about their latest cutting-edge research on inter-generational dyslexia. This dynamic duo is finding out what's it like for dyslexics in the later years.  

We know that Dyslexia doesn't go away. These growing pains are real and vary from generation to generation. Our talk gets into the family dynamics of dyslexic parents with and without dyslexic children. Can you relate? Let us know! Enjoy!

How to Strengthen Your Dyslexic Child's Self-Esteem Sign up now for the free online webinar on dyslexia and self-esteem for middle school children, on the 7th, 14th and 21st of August 2017!

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Are you wondering about how to start the assessment process for your child? Have you gotten an assessment in the past but still feel like you have questions? YOU are NOT ALONE! Assessment is tricky and hard to navigate! This topic has gotten a lot of popularity due to the process parents go through to get a proper assessment. Parents often wonder:

How do you know where to go and who to talk to?

Is it worth the money, time, and effort?

How can we determine all of this?

To help us answer these pressing questions we quest with guest Dr. Michael Hart. He has over 25 years experience, "protecting and empowering children and adults who have led lives of confusion and sometimes even desperation due to learning issues." Together we go over the essentials for getting a proper assessment and what parents need to know about becoming "Enlightened Warriors" for their children.

"Parents can advocate like an Enlightened Warrior... By educating themselves with information and learning how to interpret test results and what they mean...They become fierce and powerful but not in the way people usually think. An Enlightened Warrior doesn’t want war or violence... But they are prepared to be fearless in the face of push-back or conflict."

You won't want to miss his unique insight and helpful tips. Be sure to listen to the end!

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In this podcast we discuss Dr. Jerome Schultz’s groundbreaking book, "Nowhere To Hide” . He addresses the consequences of the unabated stress associated with Learning disabilities/ADHD and the toxic, deleterious impact of this stress on kids’ academic learning, social skills, behavior, and efficient brain functioning.

He draws upon three decades of work as a neuropsychologist, teacher educator, and school consultant to address this gap. This book really can help change the way parents and teachers think about why kids with LD and ADHD find school and homework so toxic, while also offering abundant supply of practical, understandable strategies that have been shown to reduce stress at school and at home, such as Shultz’s SAVING FASE, and DE-STRESS models

Check us out on Instagram @thedyslexiaquest for more!

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We are wrapping up our series on understanding giftedness and what it all means! This inspiring talk continues our quest into the evolution of our culture and society’s idea of neurodiverse learners! Join us as Marc Smolowitz, award winning director, dives in and gives his unique perspective on this theme. He shares all about his newest project, the G word, an unforgettable documentary that unravels the complex challenges of defining and meeting the needs of high intelligence in the 21st century.

"The continuum of intelligence has been up & down...we thought what if we turned it sideways so we are all on the same plane?"

The G word is a moving and enlightening film that features different lives and takes on the educational experience. In addition to exploring themes in education, giftedness, and intelligence, equity and justice are also explored.

“Who gets to be gifted in America and why?"

Did you listen through to the end? Now we want to know:

what’s your education story?

what’s your idea of a new term for giftedness?



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Are you gifted? Is your child gifted? ...or NOT? Does the term GIFTED trigger certain feelings in you? Have you ever wondered why these terms carry such emotional baggage?

YES!? Then this is the episode for you!

Dr. Amend, our guest, is a Clinical Psychologist who focuses on the social, emotional, and educational needs of gifted, 2e (twice exceptionality) and talented individuals. We go into those labels and the struggles of those with or without these labels. We dissect WHY you can be gifted ... YET STILL FEEL BORED in class OR struggle with school!? AND how to go about understanding what it all MEANS!

This complex inquiry also goes into the INS-&-OUTS of:

  • effective evaluation of gifted and 2e needs,
  • appropriate assessment and identification of multi-exceptionalities and
  • how to choose the right professionals to work with you and your child.

This talk get really juicy and taps into our curiosity surrounding these complicated thoughts so be sure to join us! The advice in this episode is equally helpful for those just starting their quest as well as those who've been at it for years! ENJOY!

Be sure to tell us what you think!

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What if you were in a classroom where you were understood? What if the learning focused on the skills that came easy to you? How would that have changed the way you thought about school? How would that setting have shaped you? What could have been possible?

At some point we have all wondered …. What if…

This episode features someone who has actually thought of a SOLUTION to this dilemma, faced by many students, like us. We know that dyslexia has many advantages that sometimes go untapped...and are THE DESIRED SKILLS by employers! What would happen if these strengths were highlighted in classrooms instead of ignored?!

Our guest, Dean Bragonier, is the Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAbility. NoticeAbility is cutting-edge as it “unlocks the dyslexic potential” with “experiential, project-based courses grounded in social-emotional methodology and executive function research.” This unique curriculum enables learning for middle and high school aged learners through multiple modalities. You do not want to miss this AMAZING conversation! You will feel so understood and encouraged by this message so be sure to listen to the end! ENJOY!

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So many influential thinkers of our time had one thing in common- CREATIVITY! Yet they seemed to have struggled in school... Creativity is a key strength that can go underappreciated in some schools. But through creativity, so many other strengths can develop! This episode is an enlightening talk about how we can enable our students to flourish by encouraging them to use their creative strengths. Kathryn Haydon, founder of Sparkitivity, quests with me as we reveal why recognizing creativity is essential and what that means for students who have a hard time in school. You won’t want to miss her insight and advice so be sure to listen to the end!

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Do you remember when you first knew you were dyslexic? Do you recall that feeling in class or maybe even at home when you let down a parent or teacher? What about that feeling you had once you  realized that you are actually really good at something? or SEVERAL things? Dyslexia is always with us and takes us on incredible rides.

In this episode we look at one man’s interesting journey with “dyslexia as a lifelong companion”. Taylor Beattie, US Army Special Forces Officer (retired Lieutenant Colonel), and I had a fascinating talk about his navigating through the military and getting his masters ... all the while understanding his dyslexia. We look into dyslexic strengths and weaknesses and how they play a vital role in understanding the dyslexic journey. We also dive into parenting and dyslexia as Taylor has a dyslexic daughter himself. You won’t want to miss the advice he gives so be sure to listen to this Dyslexia Quest until the end!

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The work of Chad Baber is all about his own quest unraveling his experiences with dyslexia. Like so many of us questers, Chad went through testing, therapy and many programs geared to ‘fix’ him. He talks about how he found validation through his experiences and internalization of the reasons for his struggles. Rather than focusing on the labels and medicalization of dyslexia, Chad aims to focus on providing a unique picture on the experience of dyslexia. His work aims to help others understand that dyslexia is not a ‘problem to be fixed’ but rather a journey. Come along with us and listen to this Dyslexia Quest together!

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Jade Rivera’s work will completely resonate with so many of us Questers. With her unique experience working with neurodivergent children, we unpack what it means to be an alternative learner. We uncover what it means to have these needs that conventional education is not addressing.

This episode explores:

Microschools and Jade’s work developing these institutions with others,

Neurodivergent learners and how they can be supported,

Labels and the meaning or lack of meaning they offer,

Achievement and what that looks like for different learners,

Homework and testing- to do or not to do!,

Connecting with your child and the choices you can make to truly support them,


According to Jade, “if you’ve landed on my website, you’ve probably had some experience with neurodivergent children. Quirky children with brains that seem to work differently from the norm. Children who need an unusual amount of scaffolding to accomplish simple looking tasks yet inspire us with boundary pushing insights and creations. At best, you may have heard them described as gifted or as twice-exceptional. At worst, as weird or as trouble makers.”

At the end of this episode, Jade gives solid advice for parents on how to best support their children… be sure to listen till the end!

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Do you ever wonder how can we improve our learning?

What if there was a secret weapon to education?

GOOD NEWS! There is a secret weapon that will UNLEASH this potential and change the way you learn! 

In this episode we dig deep into the concept of VISUALIZATION and *WHY* this skill is so important for understanding what we read. Dr. Erica Warren discusses the ins-and-outs of empowering your learning with this tool. She shares her strategies for helping you or your child visualize. Listen until the end for a list of 10 specific components. Like playing a movie in your head, the more details the better!

Dr. Warren is a Learning Specialist, Educational Therapist and ADHD/Executive Functioning Coach. Her doctorate from the University of Georgia focused on life-long issues in learning, the impact of learning difficulties across the lifespan, and comprehensive diagnostic evaluations. She earned a Masters degree in Educational Psychology, which covered life-span development, learning, and cognition. Dr. Warren often describes her bachelor's degree in fine arts as her secret weapon.

Dr. Warren’s diverse education has created a well-rounded expertise in the areas of mindful and multisensory learning, cognition and remediation. Much of her time remains devoted to working with students on an individualized basis where her unique, multisensory approach focuses on compensatory learning strategies, cognitive remediation, study strategies and remedial reading, writing and math methods. She founded Learning to Learn in 1999. She creates educational resources and materials sites: Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials. She also offers courses for learning specialists and educational therapists.

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Today's quest goes deep into the heart of motivation. We uncover what enables someone to be *really* motivated. We wonder what fuels that drive which allows someone to do something against all the impossible odds. THAT kind of motivation that turns barriers into frontiers. Parents and teachers often wonder how we can inspire unmotivated students to unlock within them this intrinsic motivation which is often so powerful.

Looking for this answer too? Our quest with Dr. Gina Riley is all about this intriguing topic so be sure to listen until the end as we talk about:

  • Learning environments that enable intrinsic motivation,
  • Giving your child time, space and love to develop their interests and a true love for learning,
  • The key ingredients needed to unlock intrinsic motivation,
  • Why we should be celebrating the competence and strengths every child has,
  • And the role that *learning how to learn* plays in their future.

Dr. Gina Riley is an educational psychologist and Clinical Professor of Adolescent Special Education at Hunter College. Dr. Riley has over fifteen years experience working with teens with learning disabilities and emotional and behavioral disorders. She is also a seasoned academic, with years of teaching, research, and supervisory experience within the fields of special education, psychology, school psychology, and mental health counseling. Her master’s thesis focused on intrinsic motivation within home education environments, and her doctoral dissertation compared levels of competence, autonomy, and relatedness in home educated and traditionally educated young adults. Dr. Riley also has extensive experience in online education and distance learning at the college/university level. She is a mom herself and home-schooled her son from kindergarten to 12th grade.

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Dr. Melanie Hayes, the founder and director of the Big Minds Unschool, shares her unique level of expertise in 2e. What is 2e? We dive right into this fascinating topic with an inspiring talk including how Melanie started her journey and what environment best suits the learning styles of 2e children. She also discusses why students should have the time and support to grow cognitively and creatively as they follow their interests. The passionate energy and attention she has brought to this alternative view of education is so inspiring! Melanie shares many bits of wisdom that you can bring into your own home to fortify your child’s resilience. If you would love to know more about how to channel this type of energy into your parenting style be sure to listen until the end!

Dr. Melanie Hayes is the founder and director of the Big Minds Unschool. Melanie is a 2e expert. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership, an MA in gifted education, a credential in elementary multiple subjects, and has 10 years experience teaching, mentoring, coaching, and advocating for 2e children. She also has a 2e son and daughter, so she experiences life with 2e children on an intensely personal level. She is intimately familiar with the joys and hardships of raising and educating exceptional children. You can read more about her work and family in her blog, “Life Among the Gifted."

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Emilia has a master's degree in social psychology, and a master of applied positive psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a former student of Dr. Martin Seligman and pioneered the research on the Finnish construct of sisu (extraordinary determination in the face of adversity) under the mentorship Dr. Angela Duckworth.

She is a speaker and lecturer in both Finland and the United States and has given presentations at TEDx, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UPenn, the international world congress on positive psychology, as well as Accenture and Singularity University, among others. Her work has also been featured in Business Insider, Scientific American, Forbes and The New Yorker. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD at the Aalto University School of Science and Technology in Helsinki. In 2015 Emilia was selected for the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program at NASA AMES Research Center in Silicon Valley with full scholarship from Google.

Her life mission involves being a catalyst for human connection and compassion.

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Nina G is America’s favorite female stuttering stand up comedian (granted she is the only one). She is also a disability activist, storyteller, children's book author and educator. She brings her humor to help people confront and understand social justice issues such as disability, diversity, and equity. 

When she isn’t performing at comedy clubs like the San Francisco Punchline or the Laugh Factory, she is playing colleges and presenting as a keynote speaker to children with disabilities and training professionals!  Nina is part of the comedy troupe The Comedians with Disabilities Act, which brings laughter and awareness to audiences across the country.    

She is the author of a children’s book titled, Once Upon An Accommodation: A Book About Learning Disabilities, that helps children and adults advocate for their rights as a person with a  Disability.  Nina's one person show, Going Beyond Inspirational, which is a comical exploration about growing up with Learning and Speech Disabilities debuted in 2015 and was featured CBS San Francisco Local.

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Dr. Stein has interests that range from social justice and philosophy to education, including specializations in developmental psychology and ethics.  He studied philosophy and religion at Hampshire College, and then educational neuroscience, human development, and the philosophy of education at Harvard University.

While a student at Harvard, He co-founded what would become Lectica, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to the research-based, justice-oriented reform of large-scale standardized testing in K-12, higher-education, and business.

Currently, He serves as Chair of the Education Program at Meridian University and as Academic Director of the activist think-tank at the Center for Integral Wisdom.


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Susan Schenk is an Entrepreneur, Occupational Therapist, Speaker, Author and an advocate for Learning Differences such as Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, and ADHD.  In her book, Beyond Ok: From Invisible to Invincible she offers an insider's look at learning differences as a child, a parent and a professional. Her business, Technology & Tools for kids offers training and consultation to help parents support their children that learn differently with her online and face-to-face consultations. She is the co-creator of Shift Your Thinking LD Summit (Toronto, Ontario) which offers parents insight into the world of learning differently and strategies that can support both them and their children. She also trains Occupational

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Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD is a psychiatrist, neurophysiologist, and a developmental cognitive neuroscientist trained clinically at Keio Univ Sch of Med (Tokyo, Japan) and in research at Harvard, UCLA, Caltech and Stanford. She is Associate Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Weill Institute for Neurosciences and Dyslexia Center, and Director of UC Office of the President's Science-based Innovation in Learning Center (SILC), and UCSF Hoeft Laboratory for Educational Neuroscience ( She is also Scientific Advisory / Executive Board Member of the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s Center for Childhood Creativity (BADM’s CCC), Board Member of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), and serves as Neuroscientist-in-residence at schools and organizations. Broadly speaking, our group examines brain development and skill acquisition in children at various time-scales and levels using various neuroimaging techniques such as TMS/tDCS, fNIRS, fMRI, aMRI, DI and MEG. We are interested in identifying how biology (gene) and environment influence the development of language, social and executive brain networks. We study healthy children and also children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as idiopathic autism, developmental dyslexia.

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This Woman Sued The New York State Bar Examination Changing Disability Law Forever with Dr. Marilyn Bartlett. 

Dr. Barlett is a professor of Educational Leadership (school administration certification) and educational law at Tx A&M University Kingsville.

She is also a professor at the Institute for Special Educational Advocacy at The College of Wm & Mary, Wyeth Law School each summer with Pete and Pam Wright.

Besides for her teaching she also does important educational advocacy work , helping teachers and students all over the US, utilize the rights she worked so hard to attain. 

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