The Dyslexia Quest Podcast

With over 20 years in education, our guest, Diana Laufenberg, shares her fascinating insight on how learning environments can influence learner "potential". Her work is rooted in innovative, cutting-edge learning practices which question what is education? What are we actually trying to accomplished by sending our kids to school when information is now at our fingertips? What happens if we never make mistakes?

Diana discusses more on INQUIRY, CURIOSITY, and project-based learning ... and why these practices benefit ALL learners! She is all about exploring classroom dynamics and challenging students to learn from their mistakes. Wonder how can we tinker learning environments to see a completely different "potential"? Quest along with us!


For the past few years I have been fascinated with this question of how to support the emotional resilience for dyslexic children who are struggling emotionally in school. I’ve learned a lot, and feel very called to share these tools with whomever would be supported by them. 

That’s why I am offering a free interactive online workshop on building your dyslexic child’s self esteem and resilience. If you feel alone and unsupported on your parenting journey, or if you are looking for more evidence based tools and strategies, or if you want to feel connected to community of other parents just like yourself- COME!!! ⠀

Because of our webinar software that we are using, there is a limited amount of free tickets available, if this feels like something that would be supportive, grab a ticket now or they’ll be “sold out”:

Direct download: Diana_Laufenberg_mixdown.mp3
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Dr.Dan Siegel has written over 20 books, including a variety of parenting books. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, the founding co-director of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, and the executive director of the Mindsight institute (his credentials go on!). The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity, and Resilience in Your Child  is Dr. Dan's newest book, co-authored with Tina Payne Bryson. You do not want to miss this engaging talk on this fascinating topic- Dr.Dan takes us through a meditation that brings me to tears...This profound experience is a special moment to share. Dr.Dan discusses how to get your child out of the NO brain state into and into a completely different nervous system- the YES brain. The YES brain is filled with courage, curiosity, balance, resilience, insight, and empathy- all characteristics that are so important for dyslexic children. Please join us on this quest and share your own story on iTunes or Instagram.

Direct download: dr_dan_mixdown.mp3
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Barbara quests with us today and shares about her journey inspiring others. She is the founder of PDX Reading Specialist, LLC  and also offers teacher training on proper instruction for students with dyslexic type difficulties. She shares a template  parents can use  to structure conversations to have with teachers at the start of the year! This talk will help you be prepared and know how to talk to your child's teacher about dyslexia at the start of the year!

At the start of her career, Barbara started out as a teacher. She always worried about the children who struggled in her class---which she knows now were dyslexic. She headed off to grad school and learned more about teaching effectively. PDX Reading Specialist, LLC was created with a simple mission--to create CONFIDENT and CAPABLE learners. She inspires students to discover hidden gifts and become self-advocates.

You do not want to miss this episode! Grab your pencil and be ready to take notes!

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Direct download: Barbara_Steinberg_mixdown.mp3
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