Last February, NoticeAbility was contacted by Aparna Rajesh, co-captain of Prototype G, a 9-person, all-female robotics team from New Jersey (ages 13-17 years old). Aparna had seen Dean’s Ted Talk and contacted NoticeAbility for advice: How could members of Prototype G teach their dyslexic friend about robotics (a field that, after all, caters to the dyslexic advantage)?Read More
Excited to announce that Thomas West, the pioneer author in the dyslexic advantage field, will join Dean at his talk at the Field Club in Edgartown on 7/25 at 6:30. Having penned landmark books like In the Mind's Eye and Thinking like Einstein, Tom will be signing his newest release Seeing What Others Cannot See. The proceeds of all book sales will benefit NoticeAbility.Read More
How do you protect important papers from an unfortunate coffee spill? What’s the most effective and convenient way to use technology to find lost items? How do you make man’s best friend available on demand? On Thursday, Dec. 22, three teams of students from Dean Bragonier’s innovative educational curriculum for students with dyslexia — Noticeability (NA) — gave their sales pitches for these ideas to a packed audience at Alex’s Place.Read More
It was like a musical comedy … Starring the Simons. That’s how legendary singer/songwriter Carly Simon describes life growing up with her sisters and her mother. But there was a reason why they communicated in song: Carly was dyslexic, and had trouble speaking. Music made the words flow easier.Read More
I first met Dean Bragonier, the founder of NoticeAbility — a nonprofit changing the world for students with dyslexia — after I saw him pitch at a Power Launch‘s Pitch InEvent in Boston. Pitch In is essentially a Shark Tank for Nonprofits and I love attending these events because you can learn a lot by watching executive directors pitch their organizations to the judges and audience. It’s fun to get a glimpse into how donors decide where to invest their funding and it’s interesting to see the way in which people use stories to demonstrate both their impact and their need.Read More
That damn Industrial Revolution.
If you were a dyslexic before then, you could kind of fly under the radar, but then it happened: the invention of the printing press. And along with it came the insistence that text-based learning be the standard for the transmission of education. Because right there, 20 percent of the population had a collective brain freeze. The one out of five people in the world who were dyslexic could make little to no sense of a printed page, and to them, technology became the enemy.Read More
We’re 20% of the population. One in five individuals that you pass on the street today have dyslexia, but we represent 50% of all incarcerated youth. We also represent 60% of adolescents involved in drug and alcohol rehabilitation.
And yet, 35% of entrepreneurs are dyslexic. Through countless hours of dedication, they were able to persevere, but the ones that we’re reading about and know about represent a fraction of those who could be equally successful.Read More
Through the generous support of The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation and the hospitality of The Martha's Vineyard Public School District, the Martha's Vineyard Charter School and the Island Wide Youth Collaborative, NoticeAbility is proud to announce the launch of The Martha’s Vineyard Learning Differences Community Enrichment Project.Read More
DYSLEXIA ADVOCACY / Dyslexia: Making Learning Relevant / From the Landmark360 blog found here on May 25th, 2016.
Recently, we spoke to Dean Bragonier, founder of Noticeability, a non profit enabling students with dyslexia to cultivate their strengths and providing tools to the adults that serve them. Dean will also be addressing our graduates and families at Landmark’s 2016 commencement.Read More