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In 2003, the Tulip Financial Group conducted a study of 300 millionaires and discovered that 40% of them had been diagnosed with dyslexia.
Often, when people hear “dyslexia,” they assume this to be a sign of low intelligence. And when parents compare their children who have dyslexia with fellow students who are performing well, they worry that their child is lazy, unfocused, or maybe just slow. Unfortunately, it’s easy for many of us to assume that a dyslexia diagnosis is a sign of not being smart or having no interest in learning.
But did you know that people with dyslexia are often high in intelligence? Many successful entrepreneurs and business leaders, such as Richard Branson, received a dyslexia diagnosis.
If we take a student with dyslexia out of the traditional paper and pencil environment of public school and place them in a more hands-on environment, they can thrive. When teaching and testing is tailored to their point of need, they can become who they are meant to be, unlocking their full potential. And in that interest, Anita Burch has compiled years of teaching literacy to struggling students into her book, The Brilliance of Dyslexia.
Over the course of her career, Anita worked with professionals such as Albert Galaberta and Will Baker, and the McNichols Learning Foundation. While some teachers may have accepted a student’s dyslexia diagnosis as an indicator of poor performance, Anita found answers and insight that changed her methods of providing education. Today, this is available in her first publication.
In The Brilliance of Dyslexia, you will find:
Insights and inspiration from Anita’s educational journey.Stories of past students who overcame the challenges of their dyslexic symptoms.Important concepts and ideas from Albert Galaberta’s vital research.How the brain of a student with dyslexia is structured differently and why its functions contrast with the brain of a typical student.The inner workings of multisensory education (teaching to a student’s intellect through visual, auditory, and kinesthetic modalities simultaneously rather than rote memory) and how it benefits students with dyslexia.Examples of multisensory lessons, complete with visuals and walkthroughs for auditory interactions.Information and experiences of allies in improving education for students with learning challenges.How you can get involved with the McNichols Learning Foundation (www.mcnicholslearningfoundation.org), whose mission is changing the course of literacy as we know it.
Students with dyslexia and dyscalculia can become trapped in even the best school-centered education. Fortunately, the McNichols Learning Foundation works with reading and math specialists who can now expand beyond their four walls to your community centers, schools, and libraries. Their learning specialists can help children discover joys and successes in reading and math, using their physical, multisensory materials currently unavailable in schools. They want to not only coach children in different ways of learning but also train parents and teachers in the use of these materials. This will expand, excite, and develop minds and communities.
Anita and the McNichols Learning Foundation are confident that, by using their concrete materials, children will begin filling in the gaps in their education — how things fit together and what that means. These future leaders will start applying reason instead of repeating answers they really do not understand. For more information on the foundation, you can visit their website at www.mcnicholslearningfoundation.org.
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