George’s Dyslexic Advantage

A dyslexic has a special gift to see things in a different but creative way. George has a dyslexic perspective, and although he finds it challenging, he also knows he’s in excellent company.

When the famous late-night TV host Jay Leno publicly identified hemself as dyslexic, it gave George the courage to be open about his own gift. He was further emboldened by the success of UK’s dyslexic business mogul Sir Richard Branson. History is rich with examples of dyslexics who made extraordinary contributions to society and culture: Leonardo da Vinci, Winston Churchill, Picasso, Albert Einstein, Walt Disney, Agatha Christie, Muhammad Ali, Henry Winkler, Steven Spielberg…the list is long and impressive.

He’s also been encouraged by authors and educators alike:

“George, The world needs you! We need you! Never, never give up!”

-Harvey Hubble author and filmmaker: Dislecksia the Movie and the Book

“George you should say to other dyslexics, ‘I’m dyslexic – I wrote and produced this book – and so can you.’”

-Dr. Gillian Barclay-Smith, Head Mistress of The Barclay School at Magnolia Farm


George personally reviewed and recommends following resources:

Film from the UK:

Books:

  • Thinking Differently by David Flink
  • The Dyslexic Advantage by Brock L. Edie, M.D., M. A. and Fernette F. Edie, M.D.
  • Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz, M.D.
  • The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan by Ben Foss

Instructional for Continuing Education Credits for Educators utilizing the Orton-Gillingham Approach, for Teachers, Parents, Homeschoolers, Kids and Dyslexics:

Dyslexic Camp teaching the Orton-Gillingham system:

Organizations and Websites:

  • Decoding Dyslexia – (parent driven organization) – www.decodingdyslexia.net (This is their national website. You can find your state’s branch on this site.)
  • International Dyslexia Association (IDA) – www.interdys.org  (This is their national site. Check their site for a chapter in your state.)