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Dyslexia superpower: Moving from disability through learning difference to advantage

May 6, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Another chance to see…

Professor Nigel Lockett is The Dyslexic Professor – not a professor of dyslexia or an expert on dyslexia. He will share his personal insights from being a dyslexia survivor; how his experiences at school shaped his career and how his decision to disclose his disability has reshaped his understanding of dyslexia as a superpower. Nigel will discuss how his 52 weekly blogs enabled this journey of self-discovery … A Year in the Life of a Dyslexic Professor.

Nigel states, “this journey continues in my work as an academic – including my research, teaching and engagement activities. I do think my dyslexic thinking helps me in all aspects of my work and disclosing I have dyslexia enables me and others to acknowledge the challenges and promote the advantages. In my experience, successful modern academics increasingly work in teams and disclosure provides the opportunity to build neurodiversity into any team from the outset.”

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