S2, E9: Difference Maker – Avi

Avi-KWarde

As part of a family that produced writers since the 19th century, you might say Avi was born to write. Unless you knew him in grade school, where Avi struggled with spelling, sloppiness, and reversing letters on his school work as a result of dysgraphia, a learning disability characterized by problems with writing. Yet, his Read More…

S2, E9: All in the (Neurodiverse) Family

On this episode, you’ll meet a mom with learning differences who is walking the neurodiverse journey hand-in-hand with her neurodiverse son. Next, our panel of experts will share wise counsel and helpful tips for multi-generational neurodiverse families. Later, you’ll meet Avi, our latest “Difference Maker,” who turned the page on a writing-focused learning disability by Read More…

S2, E8: Difference Maker – Dr. Shawn Anthony Robinson

Dr. Dyslexia Dude

Perhaps you’ve heard of dyslexia described as a superpower. Well, Dr. Shawn Anthony Robinson took that literarily. By day, Robinson serves as a senior research associate in Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. But whenever ignorance and confusion regarding dyslexia rears their ugly heads, Robinson abandons his guise as a mild-mannered, Read More…

S2, E8: Bolstering Executive Function for Kids who Learn Differently

On this episode, you’ll learn the basics of executive function in our “In the Know” segment. Next, our national panel of experts will provide a deeper understanding and actionable strategies for enhancing executive function during our “Ask the Experts” conversation. Later, you’ll meet our latest “Difference Maker,” Dr. Shawn Anthony (Dr. Dyslexia Dude) Robinson, once Read More…

S2, E7: Difference Maker – Jennifer Ford Knopf

Jen Knopf

Jennifer Ford Knopf knew her son Reed was curious and bright. But she also knew he wasn’t thriving in school as she’d expected. The answer why came four years ago with a dyslexia diagnosis. That diagnosis fueled the Orlando mother and practicing attorney’s passion to help her son, a passion that mushroomed into a mission Read More…

S2, E7: Empowering Children With Dyslexia

In this episode, you’ll hear about dyslexia from individuals and families from around the country who’ve learned to thrive with it during our “In the Know” segment. Next, our national panel of experts will provide advice on how families can empower children who have dyslexia during our “Ask the Experts” conversation. Later, you’ll met our latest “Difference Maker,” a Florida mother whose advocacy for her son with dyslexia morphed into a worldwide mission to equip parents and educators to decode dyslexia.