One day her daughter came home from school and said they’d been working on the Battle of Hastings. She went on to say that although they’d worked on this topic for weeks she couldn’t remember a single thing and they had an exam next week! That night Bambi Gardiner recreated the Battle of Hastings on her kitchen table. The next morning her daughter remembered most of it! Bambi realised that it’s not enough for kids with dyslexia to rely on plain text to learn. So she found a lot of creative ways to help her child, like turning her notes into cartoon characters and creating colorful science flashcards that she can carry with her. All this helped her gain an A in her exam.
This was the birth of Oaka Books, an award-winning book company that publishes interactive books for children with dyslexia. This week, Darius sat down with the founder, Bambi Gardiner, and talked about how it all started, what it’s like being a parent of a child with dyslexia and what’s next for Oaka Books.
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Podcast #103 Dyslexia, confidence and an alter ego who turned into a dynamic character of a novel. Ed Calkins
We have a very special and mind-bending episode this week. It’s all about a man with dyslexia who worked 34 years as a driver for a newspaper company and recently published a book with himself as the main character.
We talked about constantly reinventing yourself, a trait that most dyslexics have. We continuously find ways to change something in ourselves and what we do.