Locked Potential

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of students with dyslexia/LD drop out of high school or do not receive a regular diploma

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of youth in the juvenile justice system have dyslexia/LD.

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of adolescents in drug and alcohol rehabilitation have dyslexia/LD.

National Center for Learning Disabilities. (2013). Diplomas at Risk: A Critical Look at the Graduation Rate of Students with Learning Disabilities. New York, NY: Cortiella, C.
Kirk, J. & Reid, G. (2001). An Examination of the Relationship between Dyslexia and Offending in Young People and the Implications for the Training System. Dyslexia, 7:77–84.
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. (2000). Substance Abuse and Learning Disabilities: Peas in a Pod or Apples and Oranges. New York, NY: Columbia University.
*Note: Due to the lack of consistency in criteria, diagnostics, and clinical definitions, some statistics on dyslexia may be outdated or refutable.


Unlocked Potential

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of entrepreneurs have dyslexia.

Dyslexia is known as the “MIT disease”
at the nation’s top engineering university.

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of self-made millionaires have dyslexia.


Logan, J. (2009). Dyslexic Entrepreneurs: The Incidence; Their Coping Strategies and Their Business Skills. Dyslexia, 15:328–346.
West, T. G. (2004)Thinking Like Einstein: Returning to Our Visual Roots with the Emerging Revolution in Computer Information Visualization. Amherst, MA: Prometheus Books.
Tulip Financial Report. (2003). *This article is quoted frequently. We are pursuing the original source.
*Note: Due to the lack of consistency in criteria, diagnostics, and clinical definitions, some statistics on dyslexia may be outdated or refutable.


NoticeAbility equals No Disability

NoticeAbility is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students with dyslexia identify their unique strengths and build their self-esteem. We incorporate the neuroscience of dyslexia, the best practices of special education, and the technology of Silicon Valley to construct learning curricula and teacher training programs for global distribution.


Our Curricula

NoticeAbility designs experiential, project-based courses grounded in social-emotional learning and executive function research. Delivered through blended instruction (e-learning supported by a certified facilitator), NoticeAbility enables elementary, middle, and high school students to access academic content through multiple modalities (video instruction, graphics, illustrated aids, audio presentations and text).

Our unique curricula provide authentic inquiry experiences in professional subject matters that highlight the neurological strengths of students with dyslexia: entrepreneurship, engineering, architecture and the arts.


Engineering, Arts, Architecture, Entrepreneurship

Professional Development and Training

NoticeAbility provides professional development and capacity building to individuals who work with the dyslexic population. After completing our training, certified instructors are provided access to NoticeAbility’s curricula which focuses on professional subject matters catering to the neurological strengths of the dyslexic mind.​

NoticeAbility is a registered Professional Development Provider with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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NoticeAbility is advancing a new methodology to educate middle and high school students with dyslexia by offering professional training and capacity building to teachers, parents and instructors who work with this population. NoticeAbility provides access to its curricula to professionals in schools, afterschool organizations and Juvenile Justice Facilities as a practical tool to support its training methodology.

A map showing where Noticeability will be used: Homeschooling, Private Schools, Juvenile Detention Facilities, Public Schools, Youth Serving Nonprofit Organizations



Massachusetts Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools (Public)
Pepperrell (Homeschool Co-op)
Alabama Renaissance School of the Eastern Shore (Private School)
Wisconsin St Victor Elementary School (Private School)
Kentucky The Lexington School (Private School)
Utah Treasure Mountain Junior High (Public School)
South Carolina Trident Academy (Private School)
Virginia New Community School (Private School)
New York Empower Charter School / Explore Network (Public School)
New Jersey Laurel School of Princeton (Independent School)
Long Valley Homeschool (Homeschool Co-op)
Florida Educational Pathways (Private School)
Maryland Legacy School (Private School)
Timonium (Homeschool Co-op)
Minnesota Edina, (Homeschool Co-op)
Iowa Aspire Iowa (Private Tutor)


South Africa Capetown (Private Tutor)
Holland HOI Foundation (NoticeAbility International Partner)
Australia Perth (Private Tutor)
New Zealand Silverdale School (Public School)
New Zealand – Berkeley Middle School (Public School)
Kenya Shining Hope for Communities (NGO School)
Botswana Gabarone (Homeschool Co-op)
Nigeria One Word Africa (Homeschool Co-op)
Macedonia Skopje (NoticeAbility International Partner)
Brazil Ligamundos Educacao e Treinamento (NoticeAbility International Partner)



Dean Bragonier

The True Gifts of a Dyslexic Mind | Dean Bragonier | TEDxMarthasVineyard

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Dean Bragonier is the Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAbility. Shaped by the challenges associated with his dyslexia, Dean became a diligent and successful college student after struggling through the traditional secondary education system. It wasn’t until he enrolled at Bates College that he developed a true love of learning, fostered in large part by the institution’s unique approach to education and its support of students with learning differences. Upon graduation from Bates, Dean embraced his entrepreneurial instincts and acquired a small seasonal restaurant on Martha’s Vineyard Island that he transformed into a successful full-scale enterprise (see Boston Magazine, July 2001).  It was through this endeavor that he was able to contextualize his years of laborious academic learning and discover the true gifts of his dyslexic mind. As a social entrepreneur, Dean has founded his own nonprofit organizations and served as board member and advisor to a number of others.  NoticeAbility is the culmination of Dean’s passion for education and his conviction that the advantages of dyslexia far outweigh its associated challenges.

International Dyslexia Association, Board Member, Current
SPREAD the WORD, Council Member, Current
Power Launch Social Impact Fellow, 2016



Board Members

Bernard Chiu, Founder & Chairman, Upland Capital Corporation

Brad Marchand, Left Wing, Boston Bruins

Tom Israel, CEO, Ingleside Investors

James L. Ferraro, Chairman, The Ferraro Law Firm

Sarah Selden, Athena Health

Benton B. Bodamer, Counsel, Goodwin Procter LLP

Kai Cutter, Entrepreneur

Johnathan Schaech, Actor & Writer

Advisory Board

Gabrielle Rapport-Schlichtmann, Ed.D.; Executive Director & Chief Scientist, EdTogether Inc; Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Dr. Kriner Cash, Superintendent, Buffalo Public Schools

Dr. Brock Eide, Author and Co-Founder, The Dyslexic Advantage

Peter Marton, Lecturer, Strategy & Innovation, BU School of Business

David Flink, Founder & Chief Empowerment Officer, Eye to Eye

Chris Malloy, Professor of Financial Management, Harvard Business School

Deborah Lynam, Director of Partnerships & Engagement, AIM Institute of Learning & Research; Co-Founder, Decoding Dyslexia


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NoticeAbility has worked closely with leaders in neuroscience, education, and technology to build innovative, research-based curricula for students with dyslexia. To learn more about our methodology, the best practices we employ, and the metrics we collect, please download our organizational overview here.

Absolutely. But don't take our word for it. Download this document to see the metrics we have collected from our past students, their parents and their teachers.

Please watch the NoticeAbility Experience to see our course from a student's perspective.

NoticeAbility works with public and private schools, homeschoolers, nonprofit youth-serving organizations and juvenile justice facilities. If you are interested in becoming a certified NoticeAbility curriculum instructor in any of these environments, please contact us through the web form at the bottom of this page.

NoticeAbility has a growing network of certified curriculum instructors. If you are interested in becoming an instructor or would like this program at your facility, please contact us and we will send you information on our professional development and certification process.

NoticeAbility offers professional development seminars and an online certification process for teachers, caregivers, and volunteers. NoticeAbility is committed to working closely with you and your child's school to make our services available. Please contact us with the web form at the bottom of this page.

NoticeAbility does not offer reading remediation. Instead, our curriculum highlights the cognitive advantages of dyslexia and teaches students the executive functioning methodology and social emotional learning they need succeed in school. Please contact us through the web form at the bottom of this page if you have further questions.

NoticeAbility curriculum is designed for 4th through 7th grades (American).

NoticeAbility focuses on students with dyslexia. However, many state laws do not yet recognize dyslexia as a formal diagnosis. Instead, students receive either a Specific Learning Disability (SLD) or a Language-Based Learning Disability (LBLD)diagnosis.​
In an effort to bring our services to the appropriate students, NoticeAbility​ ​works with educators to identify which SLD or LBLD students are most likely dyslexic and would, therefore, benefit from our services.

The behavioral and academic presentations of undiagnosed dyslexia are addressed during NoticeAbility's Professional Development training. Teachers and administrators are encouraged to identify those students who may demonstrate undiagnosed dyslexia and speak with their families about NoticeAbility's course offerings. Please note that NoticeAbility does not diagnose students nor claim to do so.


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