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Episode 12: Michal Ricca

Ask A Speechy Episode 12 Michal Ricca With research validated practice and over twenty years of experience, Michal G. Ricca, M.Ed. has supported over 1,000 students gain 2-5 grade levels in their reading and writing skills. Michal is the Founder & CEO of NowICANread and her new and exciting venture of ReaDefy Learning. She holds […]

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Episode 11: Dr Lutza Ireland

Ask A Speechy Episode 11 Click here to learn more about Ask A Speechy A reference discussed in this episode: Correlation with stress and academic performance (Link) Dr Lutza Ireland Lutza is a psychologist, designer and author of the multi-award-winning “Stress and Anxiety during COVID” graphic field guide.  She uses design thinking and co-design methods to […]

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Episode 10: Carol Blumenstein

Ask A Speechy Episode 10 Click here to learn more about Ask A Speechy Carol Blumenstein Carol Stein Blumenstein struggled to learn to read in school. An undiagnosed Dyslexic, Carol was labelled stupid by her teachers. With her mother’s guidance, Carol went on to study computer coding at 13 years old and, at age 16, was […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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Episode 4: Shae Wissell

Ask A Speechy Episode 4 Click here to learn more about Ask A Speechy Some of the questions Shae answered I have dyslexia, should I tell my boss? Is there any kind of support for dyslexic adults in Australia? As a manager, how can I support dyslexic staff? How challenging is writing a book while […]

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Episode 3: Jay Hobbs

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