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This animation seeks to preempt misconceptions among young audiences by shedding light on the real challenges dyslexic children face whilst also acknowledging their strengths and potential.

What is dyslexia? What’s it like being dyslexic? This video is based on the real life story of Nessy creator, Mike Jones.

For Adults & Older Kids

Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn’t always the same. This difficulty in processing language exists along a spectrum — one that doesn’t necessarily fit with labels like “normal” and “defective.” Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain function and to celebrate the neurodiversity of the human brain.

The Dyslexia Buddy Network & Embracing Dyslexia Present: What I Wish Teachers Knew About Dyslexia.

Hope reveals the fact that you, your child or your colleague could be Dyslexic without easily being noticed. The danger is; if not attended to with special attention, the effects are quite devastating.

Do you suffer from dyslexia? Don’t let it hold you back – use it in your favor! Today we’re going to learn how successful people refused to let dyslexia stop them from realizing their dreams, and instead, they turned it into their superpower!

A professor of child and adolescent psychiatry, Fumiko Hoeft’s current research program focuses on brain development, and brain mechanisms underlying skill acquisition such as language and reading, and educationally relevant concepts such as motivation, mindset, grit, and stereotype threat. She is particularly passionate about her research in dyslexia and autism.

What is dyslexia? Antoinette identifies some dyslexic geniuses and works to change our perspective on dyslexia. At the time of this talk, Antoinette is a 9th grader at Treasure Mountain Junior High in Park City, Utah.

Katie Willsey offers a touching account of how she, as a dyslexic person, experiences her world.

Most dyslexics have problems with reading and spelling, specifically with phonics , decoding words and remembering how to spell them. But for many, visual aids are extremely important in all aspects of learning. This technique uses visual cues within the words to help the child recognize the word and remember how to spell it.

Coexisting Conditions

In Headstrong’s first film, we provide an overview of dyslexia and attention deficit disorder while exploring the brave lives of diverse individuals persevering in a world not designed with them in mind. Please visit us at for additional information, inspiration, and support.

The thesaurus might equate “disabled” with synonyms like “useless” and “mutilated,” but ground-breaking runner Aimee Mullins is out to redefine the word. Defying these associations, she hows how adversity — in her case, being born without shinbones — actually opens the door for human potential.

Dyslexia is prevalent in approximately 10% of the population of the Western world and it has a severe impact on an individual’s entire life. This talk highlights research that has challenged Dyslexia with the use of modern methods of computer science.

Kate Griggs helps us to re-think our perception of dyslexia and to change the way we approach learning differences in our day-to-day lives. Kate is passionate about helping the world understand dyslexia as a different way of thinking, not a disadvantage.

Famous Dyslexics

Famous people with dyslexia who found school difficult, but succeeded in the game of life.