A more direct link between effort and success

Psychiatric comorbidity in children and adolescents with reading disability.
J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2000 Nov;41(8):1039-48.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11099120
Willcutt EG, Pennington BF.
This study investigated the association between reading disability (RD) and internalizing and externalizing psychopathology in a large community sample of twins with (N = 209) and without RD (N = 192).
In contrast, relations between RD and symptoms of anxiety and depression remained significant even after controlling for comorbid ADHD, suggesting that internalizing difficulties may be specifically associated with RD.

Raising A Child With Dyslexia: 3 Things Parents Can Do
November 29, 2016
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/11/29/503766818/raising-a-child-with-dyslexia-3-things-parents-can-do
Experts say that children with dyslexia are at a higher risk for depression. And having another passion — where there’s a more direct link between effort and success – is helpful.

What’s this word? … Of course that’s what it is!

Millions Have Dyslexia, Few Understand It
November 28, 2016·
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/11/28/502601662/millions-have-dyslexia-few-understand-it

Over the years, I survived by memorizing words. It started with boxes and boxes of index cards. I’d practice each night, looking at a word and saying its sound as quickly as I could. I memorized hundreds and hundreds — maybe a few thousand — words this way.

I’ve never been able to sound out unfamiliar words. And I still can’t.

However, most estimates in the United States put it at somewhere between 5 and 17 percent of the population.

… “What’s this word?” And as she answers, he almost always has the same response: “Of course that’s what it is!”

related:

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/11/29/503693391/researchers-study-what-makes-dyslexic-brains-different

Samuel R. Delany: poetic form & prose form

Samuel R. Delany on “The Jewel-Hinged Jaw: Notes on the Language of Science Fiction”
September 9, 2012 (originally: 09.25.2011)
http://www.ttbook.org/book/samuel-r-delany-jewel-hinged-jaw-notes-language-science-fiction-0

Samuel R. Delany has been described as “American science fiction’s most consistently brilliant and inventive writer.”  Delany’s non-fiction includes the essay collection, “The Jewel-Hinged Jaw: Notes on the Language of Science Fiction.”

2:00 “when the words are put together in poetic form, you listen to them differently. You pay attention to them differently. When they’re put together in a prose form, again you pay a different kind of attention to them. And it’s the same thing with science fiction.”

2:33 “Then her world exploded”

3:35 dyslexia

related:

Junot Diaz on Samuel R. Delany
April 13, 2014
http://www.ttbook.org/book/bookmark-junot-diaz-samuel-r-delany
Writer Junot Diaz tells us why he’s a big fan of Samuel R. Delany’s novel, “Dark Reflections”.
http://www.ttbook.org/junot-diaz

Richard Branson

Virgin’s Richard Branson Bares His Business ‘Secrets’
October 10, 2012
http://www.npr.org/2012/10/10/162587389/virgins-richard-branson-bares-his-business-secrets

Richard Branson is not your average entrepreneur. He dropped out of school at 15 and, despite suffering from dyslexia and attention deficit disorder, went on to found Virgin Group, a business empire that includes airlines, cellphone companies, banks, hotels, health clubs and even a space travel business.

In his new book, Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School, Branson reflects on his dyslexia as well as some frequently asked questions about his success.

http://www.npr.org/2016/10/30/499646519/in-thanks-for-the-money-comedian-joel-mchale-lampoons-celebrity-memoirs

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The Language of Science Fiction

September 9, 2012 (originally: 09.25.2011)
http://ttbook.org/book/language-science-fiction

China Miéville on “Embassytown”
China Miéville´s new novel is called “Embassytown.”  It features aliens that speak a strange language in a strange way — with two voices simultaneously.  Miéville spoke with Anne Strainchamps about “Embassytown.”

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A Case Against The Phrase ‘No Problem’
February 01, 2015
http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2015/02/01/383060338/a-case-against-the-phrase-no-problem

http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/06/26/325803580/what-burritos-and-sandwiches-can-teach-us-about-innovation

Boston Globe language columnist Ben Zimmer

http://arts.gov/partnerships/poetry-out-loud-national-recitation-contest/webcast-national-semifinals-and-finals

http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/phenomenal-woman

Blessed Sheriff: HOPE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HV29e0apQ0

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