Teen tip no.1 #26

Dyslexia is like a Ferrari not a People Carrier

Dyslexia Explored #26

Tip no. 1

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“Teen Tip no. 1” Dyslexia is like a Ferrari not a People Carrier. These episodes are directed towards children and teenagers to help them learn how to harness their dyslexia. We will pepper the podcast with regular “Teen Tips” designed to be listened to in the car on the way to school as a discussion starter. They are less than 10 min long so you can listen and chat about it before you get there.

This time, I try to explain what “Working Memory” and “Low Processing Speed” mean in an understandable way to a child so they can use it to make smart decisions about how they learn to drive their “Ferrari”.

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Links you might like to check out:

Dyslexia Explored episodes: bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexia-explored-podcast/

Mindmapping course: www.bulletmapstudio.com/mindmap-full/

And www.bulletmapstudio.com/26/

Darius Namdaran

Darius Namdaran

Darius is a teacher and MD of BulletMap™ Studio. He's passionate about helping dyslexic children, and their parents, get through High School with their confidence intact. From his own experience with dyslexia and raising children with dyslexia he has developed an online training business designed to equip and encourage dyslexic teenagers in their journey through High School.
His company produces Mindmap videos full of tips and encouragement to help understand dyslexia and to thrive in High School.
He is the designer and senior tutor of the first Mind mapping course for Dyslexic Teenagers called the BulletMap Method.

We’d really love to hear from you so please take a moment to share your thoughts or any ways we could help you on your journey with dyslexia.

Did you enjoy the video? Watch more animated Mind Map videos and find out more about Mindmapping and Dyslexia at our Blogs

John Hicks #25

The dyslexia test for his daughter brought an unexpected personal challenge

Dyslexia Explored #25

John Hicks

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Dyslexia in Adults is often found when your child is identified. John Hicks shares that his biggest challenge when he read his daughters assessment was what it threw up for him, memories from the past and certain behaviours in work that started to make sense.

In this story we touch on:
Life Coaching
How being asked for a favour to read a bible passage out loud led to an unexpected breakdown.
How his daughter didn’t seem dyslexic enough for help
Getting an independent assessment
The report reads like it’s about John not just Jess
Finding a purpose in helping struggling teens and parents in school
The value of assistive technology.
Message to teenage self: Stand up for yourself
Message to parent self: Look at the Big Picture. Look beyond the behaviour.
And a lot more…

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Links you might like to check out:

Website: www.parentingdyslexia.co.uk/

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/DyslexiaBlogs/

Twitter @DyslexiaBlogger page: twitter.com/DyslexiaBlogger

10 ways to successfully negotiate support in Schools for Dyslexia ebook: www.getdrip.com

‘Taking stress out of writing’ article: www.dyslexia-codebreakers.co.uk/2018/

Youtube profile: www.youtube.com/channel/

Linkedin profile: uk.linkedin.com/in/dyslexiablogger

Webinar : www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/events

SprintPlus: www.sprintplus.be/en

MindView: www.matchware.com/mind-mapping-software

Microsoft OneNote: www.onenote.com/

Dyslexia Explored episodes: bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexia-explored-podcast/

Mindmapping course: https://bulletmapstudio.com/bulletmap/

And www.bulletmapstudio.com/25/

Darius Namdaran

Darius Namdaran

Darius is a teacher and MD of BulletMap™ Studio. He's passionate about helping dyslexic children, and their parents, get through High School with their confidence intact. From his own experience with dyslexia and raising children with dyslexia he has developed an online training business designed to equip and encourage dyslexic teenagers in their journey through High School.
His company produces Mindmap videos full of tips and encouragement to help understand dyslexia and to thrive in High School.
He is the designer and senior tutor of the first Mind mapping course for Dyslexic Teenagers called the BulletMap Method.

We’d really love to hear from you so please take a moment to share your thoughts or any ways we could help you on your journey with dyslexia.

Did you enjoy the video? Watch more animated Mind Map videos and find out more about Mindmapping and Dyslexia at our Blogs

Iain Mckinnon #24

Becoming a SciFi Author with dyslexia? It makes sense with the right tools

Dyslexia Explored #24

Iain McKinnon

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Becoming a SciFi Author with dyslexia makes more sense than you think. Iain McKinnon shares his story of how writing on a computer released his writing capability. He started with a short fun DIY film then was encouraged by his friends to write a screenplay for the story. It became a self-published book picked up by a publishing house specializing in Sci-fi zombie films!

If your child is really good at making up stories then this will give practical everyday inspiration for you and your child’s future.

Its a facinating story of how Iain descovered tech as a way to release his creative potential.

“With a degree in Psychology, qualifications in Neuro Linguistic Programming and profoundly dyslexic Iain’s writing is approachable, fast paced and visceral.”

If you want to listen to it play while you read the page click here:

Darius Namdaran

Darius Namdaran

Darius is a teacher and MD of BulletMap™ Studio. He's passionate about helping dyslexic children, and their parents, get through High School with their confidence intact. From his own experience with dyslexia and raising children with dyslexia he has developed an online training business designed to equip and encourage dyslexic teenagers in their journey through High School.
His company produces Mindmap videos full of tips and encouragement to help understand dyslexia and to thrive in High School.
He is the designer and senior tutor of the first Mind mapping course for Dyslexic Teenagers called the BulletMap Method.

We’d really love to hear from you so please take a moment to share your thoughts or any ways we could help you on your journey with dyslexia.

Did you enjoy the video? Watch more animated Mind Map videos and find out more about Mindmapping and Dyslexia at our Blogs

Dyslexic Advantage Chapter 4

Dyslexia Explored Podcast #23 Show Notes.
The Dyslexic Advantage CHAPTER 4 Review.

Chapter 4: Differences in Brain Structure

Join us on the journey as we read it, map it, review it and draw out practical applications from the perspective of life and study skills for children facing High School. It may turn into a book review/book club over time! We will take a chapter per podcast episode and incorporate your questions and comments too. This book is a treasure trove of 26 chapters packed with helpful information for parents and tutors. I’m recording these episodes for people to listen on the go via our podcast. We will also Facebook Live the episodes as they are being recorded.

This is the format of each episode:

1. Summary of the chapter (3 minutes)
2. Favorite quotes (5 minutes)
3. Expand a theme or two (5 minutes)
4. Reflect on what I’ve learnt and experienced from the chapter.
5. Practical applications for parents and tutors of teens.

Is Dyslexia the other end of the spectrum to Autism? Research from Dr Manuel Casanova quoted in The Dyslexic Advantage seems to point to this. Caused by how close or far our brain neurons are structured. “The brains of individuals with autism are biased toward short connections at the expense of long connections- just the opposite of dyslexia.” p.41.

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In addition to the interviews that we do on our podcast: Dyslexia Explored I’m really excited to do an in depth book review of The Dyslexic Advantage by Brock L. Eide, M.D., and Fernette F. Eide, M.D. This book is highly recommended and really powerful and affirming. I’m going dig deep into ‘The Dyslexic Advantage‘ with one podcast episode per chapter where I’ll review the content and share my experiences.

The Dyslexic Advantage” is one of the most highly recommended books on dyslexia for good reason. For example, just over two years ago I read only five selected chapters of the book and it significantly contributed to inspiring the motivation behind creating the mission and company of ‘BulletMap Studio‘. My wife and I were inspired to find a way to systematically teach dyslexic teens and entrepreneurs to use mind mapping as a tool that can be used to find creative order out of chaotic thoughts. The insights from the book helped me, as an adult, to identify and harness my dyslexic advantages and, as a teacher, to find methods to teach visual study skills effectively. This is just one example of how this book has catalysed new ways to recognise and harness people’s creative gifts.

This is a well known book and I meet a lot of people who are planning to read it.  My hope is that these podcast episodes will help you find a chapter to get stuck into and find valuable knowledge and inspiration.

We’d really love to hear from you so please take a moment to share your thoughts or any ways we could help you on your journey with dyslexia.

Did you enjoy the video? Watch more animated Mind Map videos and find out more about Mindmapping and Dyslexia at our Blogs

 

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Keziah Nicolas #22

She Dreamed Of Becoming A Midwife And Dyslexia Could Not Stop Her

Dyslexia Explored #22

Keziah Nicolas

Listen to the talk while on the go from your favorite podcast app or click here to listen to this episode from i.tunes. 

What would you do if you were 20 and dreamed of being a midwife since your teens but your dyslexia meant that you didn’t get the grades you needed at high school? 

Well, this is the story of a young lady who is choosing to work full time while going to college and studying in night classes to get the grades she needs to go to a university to fulfill her dream. May I introduce you to the dyslexia story so far of Keziah Nicolas.

If you want to listen to it play while you read the page click here:

Links you might like to check out:

Dyslexia Explored episodes: bulletmapstudio.com/dyslexia-explored-podcast/

Mindmapping course: https://bulletmapstudio.com/bulletmap/

And www.bulletmapstudio.com/22/

Darius Namdaran

Darius Namdaran

Darius is a teacher and MD of BulletMap™ Studio. He's passionate about helping dyslexic children, and their parents, get through High School with their confidence intact. From his own experience with dyslexia and raising children with dyslexia he has developed an online training business designed to equip and encourage dyslexic teenagers in their journey through High School.
His company produces Mindmap videos full of tips and encouragement to help understand dyslexia and to thrive in High School.
He is the designer and senior tutor of the first Mind mapping course for Dyslexic Teenagers called the BulletMap Method.

We’d really love to hear from you so please take a moment to share your thoughts or any ways we could help you on your journey with dyslexia.

Did you enjoy the video? Watch more animated Mind Map videos and find out more about Mindmapping and Dyslexia at our Blogs