MIT Professor Catherine Drennan on Her Dyslexia and Its Advantages

MIT Professor Catherine Drennan on Her Dyslexia and Its Advantages

[Dr. Drennan] “Wow…you must be smart!” That’s what people say to me when the conversation comes around, and they find out what I do for a living. So, I am a professor of Chemistry and Biology in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology known as M.I.T. They say, “Wow…M.I.T., wow…professor…You must be smart!” Sometimes they say…

The IDEA’s Special Education Categories: Autism

The IDEA’s Special Education Categories: Autism

There are 13 eligibility categories under the IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and it’s important for parents to remember that an eligibility category is different than a diagnosis. Just because a child has a diagnosed disability does not necessarily mean that that child meets the eligibility criteria under the federal statute. So these…

What is Different Brains? Advocating for Neurodiversity From Autism to Alzheimer | EDB 100

What is Different Brains? Advocating for Neurodiversity From Autism to Alzheimer | EDB 100

Hi I’m Dr. Hackie Reitman. Welcome to the 100th episode of Exploring Different Brains–the interview show that advocates for neurodiversity. Since we started this interview show, we have had the honor of speaking with brilliant minds and international leaders from the world of neurodiversity. I’ve interviewed almost 100 of the world’s neurodiversity leaders, many of…

Dyscalculia – Numberphile

Dyscalculia – Numberphile

PROFESSOR BRIAN BUTTERWORTH: These are the famous dots. So you just have to say how many dots there are. BRADY HARAN: Two. PROFESSOR BRIAN BUTTERWORTH: Two. That’s very good. And you’re quite quick. Now the next one. BRADY HARAN: Six. PROFESSOR BRIAN BUTTERWORTH: OK, you’re accurate there, but you’re a bit slower. Well, I’ve been…

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Excellent Education for Kids with ADHD, Dyslexia and More… [2E, Parents]

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Excellent Education for Kids with ADHD, Dyslexia and More… [2E, Parents]

Do you know about 2E or twice exceptional schools for kids with learning challenges? 2E simply means a child is gifted and talented with learning disabilities. 2E schools take a strength-based approach to education most of the time they have one-on-one academic instruction either for part of the day or all of the day with…