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On episode 172, Alexis Avila speaks to to dyslexia expert and host of the Dyslexia Quest podcast, Elisheva Schwartz.

Elisheva is a dyslexia researcher, mother, wife , intelligence re- define -er and podcast host. She’s on a mission to decode the dyslexic mind, and empower the dyslexic community to fully understand both the strengths and the difficulties of the processing style.

These days Elisheva travels the world to talk about learning differences, dyslexia, and self esteem, has a podcast ranked number 29 on the iTunes category in Education, and a thriving online business ( as well as two adorable children and a husband), but life was not always this full of ease.

By third grade Elisheva was being kicked out of class and into the hallway of the principal’s office, by fifth grade she was getting suspended and by the time she was a junior in High School, Elisheva had dropped out school all together for half of the year, unsure if the classroom was the place for her.

Eventually Elisheva did find her way to university studying psychology, cognitive science and education, but her tumultuous past stayed with her, propelling her into her quest to understand Dyslexia, Learning Differences, Self Actualization and Holistic Human Flourishing; culminating in her live online community course for parents of dyslexic students on Dyslexia and Self Esteem, titled  “ How To Build Your Child’s Self Esteem, Even If The School Is Tearing It Down” .

On today’s episode Elisheva talks about her struggles as a school kid with dyslexia, and how she used her experiences to empower students with dyslexia.

Study tips for students with dyslexia: 1. Study with youtube 2. Listen to audio books and get exercise while listening to them

Advice for dyslexic teens? Go to YouTube and educate yourself about your learning challenge.

Advice for parents? Be compassionate and listen to your dyslexic child

Advice for dyslexic teens getting ready for college: Sign up for the most interesting classes, challenge yourself but put a little less on your calendar than you think you want to!

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Course info: “How to Build Your Child’s Self Esteem– Even If The School Is Tearing It Down: Sep. 2017” A step by step, 6 week online live course for parents of dyslexic students aged 7 – 15 years old:

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