The True Gifts of a Dyslexic Mind – Dean Bragonier

In this inspiring talk, advocate and educator Dean Bragonier offers a different take on dyslexia. By looking at the unique mindset of students with dyslexia as a strength, Dean reframes a perceived weakness as a powerful tool and teaches us all a lesson about the importance of an open mind and an open heart.

Dean Bragonier is a social entrepreneur in the EdTech space. Shaped by the challenges associated with his dyslexia, Dean became an advocate for learning and disability equality and has founded, managed, and served on the boards of organizations working to create systemic change in this field. As the Founder and Executive Dyslexic of NoticeAbility Inc., Dean leads a collaborative team from Harvard University, Tufts University, and the Carroll School that is building curricula designed to offer authentic inquiry experiences in vocational subjects that cater to the neurological strengths of the dyslexic mind.

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  • Elizabeth Ross, M.A., SMARTS Media Manager