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Episode 9: Lauren Crystal

Ask A Speechy Episode 9 Click here to learn more about Ask A Speechy Lauren Crystal Lauren Crystal, Dyslexic & Dyspraxic, is the Managing Director of award-winning agency Your Creative and co-founder of project productivity tool Hassl. Lauren was named the 2019 Telstra Business Women’s Victorian Emerging Leader of the Year and her business was named […]

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How to Teach a Child With Dyslexia: 5 Essential Things Every Teacher Must Know

Approximately one out of every ten people in Australia are dyslexic. Teachers are likely to have 1-3 children with Dyslexia in every class. Dyslexia is an invisible disability, a lifelong neurological problem that has no negative impact on the child’s intelligence. Many people with Dyslexia are gifted. Knowing how to teach a child with Dyslexia is essential […]

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Episode 8: Dean Bragonier

Ask A Speechy Episode 8 Click here to learn more about Ask A Speechy Dean Bragnonier Dean Bragonier is the Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAbility Inc, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students with dyslexia identify their unique strengths and build self-esteem. Shaped by the challenges associated with his dyslexia and after struggling through the […]

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Episode 7: Cigdem Knebel

Ask A Speechy Episode 7 Click here to learn more about Ask A Speechy Cigdem Knebel When Cigdem struggled to find high-interest/low-level decodable chapter books a dyslexic child could painlessly read, she began to write one herself for her 7-year-old son.  Cigdem is the founder of Simple Words Books, which are high-interest /low-level decodable children’s […]

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The Benefits of Self-Education

Economist Ludwig von Mises famously said, “Innovators and geniuses cannot be reared in schools. They are precisely the men who defy what school has taught them.” What we learn in school is important, of course, as it lays the foundation for our future. But learning shouldn’t end after we graduate from formal studies—it should be a […]

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6 Online Schooling Practical Tips for Parents

The second-grade teacher’s computer is frozen, and your bored seven-year-old has left the room to play with the dog. Your fifth-grader is staring into space instead of working on math. You feel like you should do something but it’s time for your Zoom meeting.  You can help your kids with online schooling without losing your […]

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Episode 6: Ashraf Samsudin

Ask A Speechy Episode 6 Click here to learn more about Ask A Speechy In this episode, Ashraf is answering the following questions: As a school principal, what can I do to make my school more dyslexic friendly? What teaching approach should a teacher learn to support students with dyslexia? At what age can we […]

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How Do I Get a Dyslexia Test?

It’s estimated that up to 20% of Australians have some degree of dyslexia. While it may not be a serious disease, this disorder can certainly have a detrimental impact on people’s lives. Thankfully, there are ways to find out if you have dyslexia and ways to accommodate this learning disorder. Do you think you or your child might […]

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The Economic Impact of Dyslexia: Education for a Stronger Society

According to a 2017 report on school quality, a 5% increase in cognitive capacity could contribute $12-26 billion to Australia’s GDP.  Increasing cognitive capacity by any measure requires improving school quality. Furthermore, maximising the societal benefits of improved school quality means ensuring all segments of society enjoy those improvements. This includes students with learning disabilities, like […]

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Episode 5: Yvette Blaess

Ask A Speechy Episode 5 Click here to learn more about Ask A Speechy In this episode, Yvette is answering the following questions: Why did you decide to advocate for children with dyslexia? What are challenges you still have as an adult? Do you think we should stop calling Dyslexia a disability and use a […]