The Dyslexia Quest Podcast

Join us for this amazing episode with successful dyslexic and young tech entrepreneur, Cliff Weitzman on how he created a tech solution for dyslexics like himself to turn text into speech, and earned a spot on "Forbes 30 under 30."

A senior at Brown University and Google Student ambassador, Weitzman has come up with a solution to reading disorders and difficulties. His software program transfers text to speech, making reading more accessible for users who are dyslexic (like him) and hard of sight, or English as a second language readers. This TEDx speaker's resume also includes placing first at Stanford's ASES Summit competition.

Direct download: Cliff_Weitzman_mixdown.mp3
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Food is fuel. Learn to cook with your child and and for your dyslexic child from author of "Easy Read Recipes Cookbook," Leanne Foreman, mother of dyslexic and ADHD children.

Join us for this episode with cookbook author Leanne Foreman who created "Easy Read Recipes" that make it as easy as possible to follow a recipe and eat healthy - specifically, for those with dyslexia and ADHD and as many people as possible.

Leanne's inspiration initially came from wanting to reduce frustration and save time in the kitchen. Then as her children got older, she used what she had learned from her training in Education and Computing, to refine her method so that her ASD/ADHD son and Dyslexic daughter could more easily cook nutritious meals from scratch.

Leanne hopes this new format works for you too; to help bring joy and satisfaction as you cook nourishing meals for yourself and your loved ones.


Direct download: Leanne_Foreman.mp3
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Join us for this incredible talk, as Ashley Roberts, dyslexia advocate and IDA Houston Director (as of Jan 2019), talks with us about helping parents navigate the beginning of a dyslexia journey. It can be an overwhelming, stressful, confusing time for parents and their child, and she walks us through it with compassion and wisdom.

She works to build parent community and share information, to de-stigmatize dyslexia, and to celebrate it instead. 

Direct download: Ashley_Roberts_Multitrack.mp3
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In this episode, Elisheva and Julie Lythcott-Haims discuss her book "How to Raise an Adult", and Julie draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Ms. Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success.

Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twenty-somethings--and of special value to parents of teens--this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

Direct download: Julie_Lythcott_Haims.mp3
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