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#011 ‘Trust Yourself’ And Other Tips About Facing Diagnosis Difficulties
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#011 ‘Trust Yourself’ And Other Tips About Facing Diagnosis Difficulties

In this episode, Rebecca and Nanci chat with Careen Brash Elsner, about professionals listening to parents, the importance finding an empathetic community, and the struggles many families face in finding an accurate diagnosis for their child. Careen was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child. Now, as an adult, she is the mother of a son...

#010 Positive Dyslexic Dad
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#010 Positive Dyslexic Dad

This week, Nanci and Rebecca talk to positive dyslexic dad, Simon. Like many dyslexic adults, Simon faced significant challenges in school because of dyslexia but found opportunities to really flourish when given autonomy and a sense of the positive expectations of others. One of the key advantages he attributes for his success came from the...

#009 From Stickmen To Da Vinci
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#009 From Stickmen To Da Vinci

This week, Rebecca’s mother, Stephanie Hewitt, joins The Literate Child to talk about how she was diagnosed with dyslexia in adulthood. Stephanie’s experience with diagnoses was positive, because it enabled her to understand her neuro-difference, and learn more about her own compensatory strategies. As a child, Stephanie found it difficult to learn at school. The...

#006 Incidental Learning: Finding opportunities to read and learn through living life.
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#006 Incidental Learning: Finding opportunities to read and learn through living life.

Originally we titled this episode Incidental Literacy but we really broaden that reach to the many varied learning opportunities that are available in the world around us so I decided to call it Incidental Learning. This week, Nanci and Rebecca share their experiences with opportunities to read and learn that occur simply by living a...

#005 eBooks for Children: Motivate resistant readers with eBooks
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#005 eBooks for Children: Motivate resistant readers with eBooks

This week we look at the advantages and disadvantages of using ebooks for children and developing readers. Parents and teachers can be resistant to what is considered “screen time” which can be a significant factor inhibiting experiences with eBooks for children. And yet the evidence indicates significant benefits to offering eBook reading opportunities to children....

#004 Dyslexia and Music
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#004 Dyslexia and Music

This week, Nanci and Rebecca talk about dyslexia and music. We discuss the challenges dyslexics can face with working memory, processing speed, sheet music, and organisation. We also consider some of the natural strengths dyslexics may have with many having a natural instinct for rhythm and patterns. Some dyslexics may have an ear for music...

#003 Homeschooling and Dyslexia
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#003 Homeschooling and Dyslexia

This week, Nanci and Rebecca talk about their experiences with homeschooling and dyslexia. Both came to homeschooling for very different reasons and both have experienced the traditional school environment for their children and now choose an eclectic unschooling approach. They’re passionate about giving their uniquely-abled children the tools and skills to be adaptive, creative, self-directed,...