Dyslexia and dyslexics are frequently in the news. Here are some links to a small selection of the articles published last month that feature dyslexia and dyslexics.
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Online job applications and dyslexia don’t mix
The rise of online job applications may be useful for recruiters but it can be a huge barrier for people with dyslexia.
Sam Allardyce: West Ham, dyslexia and the Premier League
Sam Allardyce: a big man with big ideas about how to get West Ham back up into the Premier League.
Foundation: Jamie Oliver On Food Truth And The Future
Dyslexic chef and entrepreneur Jamie Oliver discusses his lifelong passion for cooking and how technology can positively impact our food system. (Source: Techcrunch.com)
Unrecognised dyslexia is costing the UK economy in excess of £1 billion per year
When you say ‘dyslexia’ people instantly assume ‘kids’ and ‘school’ not ‘adults’ and ‘employment/unemployment’ or ‘prison’. A thought provoking article from DyslexiaAndMe.
The type designer tackling dyslexia and stereotypes
Christian Boer, who is dyslexic, began work on his typeface “dyslexie” for his final-year thesis at Utrecht Art Academy. He has since refined the font in various research, testing and survey scenarios.
Henry Winkler known to youngsters as author of ‘Hank’ books
I was lucky enough to be invited to the Foreign Office back in 2013 (I think!) to hear a talk by Henry Winkler. Packed house and perhaps 100+ stations also listening from around the world. He told what was an inspirational story of tenacity that ultimately led to self-belief. To me he is still the Fonz… but a new generation know him for another reason. (Source: dispatch.com)
A brain system that appears to compensate for autism, OCD, and dyslexia
Like most dyslexics I ever meet, I’m not sure that would ever want a “cure”. Clearly there are days (usually with a “y” in the name) where the disability aspect of dyslexia pulls the rug out from under me… non the less, possibilities are always interesting. (Source: Medical Express)
How to manage stress caused by dyslexia in the workplace
Dyslexic employees face particular challenges and often experience work-related
stress. Nancy Doyle, a psychologist looks at effective workplace adjustments to
support staff with the condition. (Source: Personnel Today)
Dyslexics and entrepreneurship… but what about those inside corporations?
We know the names of several dyslexic entrepreneurs… but is their success just a coincidence? And if it is not, what about those of us who work within a corporate environment?
Claremont resident to compete in World Ice Art Championships
The Claremont resident started as a struggling student who dropped out of school to travel the world as an ice sculptor when he found clarity and became a high school math teacher.
Other articles from Dyslexic Professional
- January 2015 Dyslexia News
- Mindmaps are the answer… what’s the question?
- Seriously, I have to fill in a timesheet?
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