Weston teen with dyslexia thriving after creating million-dollar mug business

BOSTON – We first got to know Max Ash six years ago. He was an 11-year-old from Weston with dyslexia and he was just starting his mug business. Now Max and Max’is Creations are thriving. Max said even he was surprised to see how big his idea has gotten. “I thought we were going to sell maybe a […]

20 Things to Remember If You Love a Person With Dyslexia

It’s hard to understand it, isn’t it? If you’re not one of the ten to fifteen percent of the population with dyslexia, it’s really hard to understand what it’s like. It’s easy to think that it’s a bit of a scam. That if people with dyslexia worked harder, and really applied themselves, they could “get over it.” But […]

5 reasons dyslexics make skilled communicators

We need the creatives, we need imagination, we need people telling stories. – Maggie Aderin-Pocock , Space Scientist and Science Communicator Here’s a fact: nine out of ten dyslexics have poor spelling, punctuation and grammar, but many are amazing communicators. From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists to respected CNN news anchors, high-profile bishops to gifted space communicators, […]

Teachers don’t understand the depth of dyslexia

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that most of us know for causing problems with writing, reading and spelling. But it is more than this, and can affect people in many different ways. It is generally accepted that underlying neurological aspects, such as slight differences in brain structure, can change the way that dyslexic people […]

What it’s like to live with dyscalculia, the little-known ‘mathematical dyslexia’ that often goes undiagnosed

Do you add up using your fingers and leave bill splitting responsibilities to others at the table? Is your watch always digital and never analogue? Is punctuality an issue for you? Are bus timetables difficult for you to read? If you answered yes to these questions, there’s a chance you have a mathematical disability that […]

Dyslexia linked to 42 genetic variants in biggest study of its kind

Better understanding the genetic variants associated with dyslexia could lead to a test that assesses whether a child is predisposed to have it In the largest genetic study of dyslexia to date, scientists have identified 42 genetic variants that may influence a person’s chance of having it. Dyslexia, which affects up to 1 in 10 […]

People with dyslexia have skills that we need, says GCHQ

Apprentices on GCHQ’s scheme are four times more likely to have dyslexia than those on other organisations’ programmes, the agency has said, the result of a drive to recruit those whose brains process information differently. GCHQ says those with dyslexia have valuable skills spotting patterns that others miss – a key area the spy agency […]

Speech-disrupting brain disease reflects patients’ native tongue

English and Italian speakers with dementia-related language impairment experience distinct kinds of speech and reading difficulties based on features of their native languages, according to new research by scientists at the UC San Francisco Memory and Aging Center and colleagues at the Neuroimaging Research Unit and Neurology Unit at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in […]

20 Things Only Parents Of Children With Dyslexia Would Understand

Dyslexia. It’s a word many parents dread when they hear it in reference to their own children. What their “lay” minds take in is that they have a child who will face struggles throughout his/her schooling and in life. Dyslexia never goes away. There is no medication to mitigate the symptoms; worse, it is an […]

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