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Re-evaluating Dyslexia
Where We Live - with John Dankosky
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02/14/2008
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A recent study shows that 35% of entrepreneurs in the United States show signs of dyslexia

 

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Sally ShaywitzDr. Sally Shaywitz
People who struggle with so-called "learning disabilities" often walk a tightrope between success and failure. Their non-traditional way of looking at the world, language, numbers, and strucutre can be a hindrance in the classroom. But, it can also be a window into a more creative world, one where they can see new ways to solve problems, that other more traditional learners cannot.

A new study by the Cass Business School in London points to a startling fact that some 35% of US entrepreneurs are dyslexic. What does this mean? Are dyslexics naturally better at business? Have they developed new ideas that others just can't see?

Today, a conversation about Dyslexia both as a disability and an asset. We'll talk about it's causes, how to see signs of dyslexia in children, and how it can be channeled for success.


 
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a caller during last nights program talked about a volunteer-based organization in New Haven that has to do with reading for the blind and dyslexic. Can you provide the name of and contact information for this organization please?

RECORDING for the Blind & Dyslexic

Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic is a national nonprofit organization that records schoolbooks for kindergarten through post-graduate students who strive to succeed despite learning disabilities, blindness or other physical disabilities. Our Connecticut headquarters is located at 209 Orange Street in New Haven. Contact [email protected] or (203) 624-4334 to learn more or to schedule a visit. Parents, students, teachers, volunteers, supporters and word-spreaders welcome!