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Podcast #40 Dyslexia, Late-Bloomers and Mind Mapping. A mother discusses the experience with the Mind Mapping

We explore: Mum from Vancouver who homeschooled her child identifies the biggest challenge was not having faith in herself as a teacher at home especially noticing that her child was learning things later than his peers. Then she discussed the biggest piece of advice that she got from a consultant. Then she discussed how she had to be creative in finding more ways to help his child due to a lack of professional help. She also shared their experience with the Mind Mapping course.

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Links you might like to check out:

Orton-Gillingham: canadian optometrist association developmantal optometry 

Useful for positively framing dyslexia / dyslexic thinkers

Dyslexic Advantage (Fernette and Brock Eide)

In the Mind’s Eye (Thomas West) 

Dyslexic Advantage website (blog posts, short reviews, extensive videos)


Stealth dyslexia: kids who read read at or above grade level, and are dyslexic

Missed diagnosis / misdiagnosis is not uncommon in the stealth dyslexia subset of kids

Facebook groups:

Dyslexia, dyscalculia and LD parent support group

Twice exceptional / 2E network international

Gifted homeschoolers forum: supporting parents of gifted / twice exceptional children who are partially or fully learning at home

GHF: Gifted Homeschoolers Forum New.0

Visual processing, developmental optometry and vision therapy

Some kids have invisible, visual processing issues, or which can present as adhd- or dyslexia-like. A child can have all three issues,but an exam by a developmental optometrist (not an optometrist or opthalmologist) is key to specifically identifying visual processing issues (such as convergence insufficiency) creating reading, writing and copying difficulties that may be treatable through simple vision therapy exercises. For some children, a visual processing exam is an important step prior to or alongside effective dyslexia remediation and tutoring.

COVD (College of Optometrists in Vision Development)

College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD)

Canadian Association of Optometrists statement in support of vision therapy

Vision Therapy

COVD signs and symptoms of visual processing disorders

Signs & Symptoms of Learning-Related Vision Problems – College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD

Visual-spatial learners: many approaches recommended for VS learners have been helpful for us

Gifted development center / visual-spatial resource

Upside-down brilliance (Linda Silverman), goodreads reviews here:

Upside-Down Brilliance

Upside-down brilliance available new through the Gifted Development Center website:

GDC Store

A little bit more about Ethan’s homeschooling, and those of two of our friends:

Voices of GHF

Bulletmap Academy Page:

BulletMap Academy Workshop:

BulletMap Academy Blogs:

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The BulletMap Acadmey

BulletMap Academy is the only online dyslexia study skills club in the world. We help parents get their kids high school ready; fusing innovative e-learning with 1-to-1 coaching, a motivational community, and seal the deal with the rewards and recognition dyslexic kids deserve. 

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