Dyslexia Brain Talk with Dr. Christodoulou and Jared Blank – Audio

Please enjoy our audio of the April 6, 2019 Dyslexia Brain Talk with Dr. Joanna Christodoulou and Jared Blank.

Ever ask yourself why your brain works the way it does or why it does not work the way you want it to? Listen to this audio for a candid conversation into how our brains work with dyslexia. This is an opportunity to understand ourselves and loved ones better.

  • Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin
  • There are differences in the brain between people with and without dyslexia
  • Dyslexic brains are different in how they sequence sounds
  • You are not alone – Dyslexia affects about 15-20 percent of Americans, and represents 85 percent of those with learning disabilities.


Joanna A. Christodoulou, EdD is an Assistant Professor at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, teaches at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and is a Research Affiliate at the MIT.  She leads the Brain, Education, and Mind (BEAM) Team to study the brain and behavior links underlying reading development and difficulty.

Jared Blank is an advocate, mentor, and motivational speaker on dyslexia across the country.  He kept his dyslexia secret for a very long time, afraid that the stigma of a learning challenge would alter how people saw him.  Now, he is sharing his story; Jared is proof that dyslexia is not a limiting factor, it’s his resilient energy.

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