The Dyslexia Quest Podcast

Margaret Rooke is a mother to a daughter with dyslexia, and their own journey is what catapulted her to write two amazing books! The first was "Creative, Successful, Dyslexic: 23 High Achievers Share Their Stories" where she talked to prominent famous people (Like Richard Branson!). The latest is "Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time)", which features interviews with more than 100 children and young adults with dyslexia from across the world. The crazy thing about this book is that it is the first book that speaks from the narrative of the actual children that have dyslexia!

Doesn't that blow your mind?!

There is such a wealth of wisdom when we slow down and actually listen to the students and what they are experiencing. For a long time the only people talking about dyslexia were researchers and academics... but now the internet has given a platform and a voice to parents, so we started hearing about dyslexia from parents, and even adult dyslexics who share about their dyslexia .... It's fascinating that now we are able to hear from the perspective of the children themselves. We hope you enjoy this amazing talk. Let us know your thoughts on this one!

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Direct download: Margaret_Rooke_podcast_mixdown.mp3
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Easily a favorite episode — Listen as we get into the STRENGTH SWITCH with author, professor and psychologist, Lea Waters. Lea’s work inspires parents (and others) to shift to a strength based perspective of children. Her insight is extremely moving! Perhaps you remember the feeling as a child of not having the language to describe your strengths. Strengths seem to be categorized in the areas of academia, arts and athletics…. but what about the many other strengths which make us so unique? Perhaps this is what your child is going through now. If you are interested in knowing more about the specific strengths that make one a unique individual then this is the show for you!

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Direct download: Lea_Waters_mixdown.mp3
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We often hear advice for younger students through high school....but there is another leap in development that happens when dyslexic students get to college! This episode is all about how to crush it in college as a dyslexic student. There are many different ways to support students at the college level- and Kim helps us discover them! We talk about tips, strategies, aps, and ways to gain accessibility and accommodations in this new life chapter!

Plus... we diverge into other interesting areas like our own experiences in college, mental health/ wellness... and Kim's new book for kids that was "written with accessibility in mind and uses multi-sensory learning!" You don't want to miss it!

Direct download: Kim_Beaman_mixdown.mp3
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