Dyslexia affects approximately 20 percent of kids in school


The latest edition of Eye on Oshkosh is now online. In this edition, host Cheryl Hentz chats with Dr. Shawn Anthony Robinson. Robinson is not only a husband and father, but an Advocate, Author of numerous articles and three books of which he has either written or guest-edited, an Educator, and Researcher. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) with a Bachelor of Science degree, a Master’s in Education from DePaul University, and a Ph.D. in Language and Literacy from Cardinal Stritch University. Shawn is Director of Pure and Complete Phonics LLC and a director at-large for the International Dyslexia Association. He is also a researcher at the Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory, University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on the intersection of race, giftedness and dyslexia. He brings a wealth of academic experience, training and knowledge about the psychological development of dyslexia to the conversation.

All of this is very impressive under the best of life’s circumstances, but even more so because Shawn did not learn to read until the age of 18 and a senior in high school. And even then, he only had an elementary reading level.
Because of his own challenges, Dr. Robinson understands the hardships students face if they have not tapped into their gifts and face illiteracy. He is an emerging national speaker, and one of only a few scholars whose research focuses on the scholarship, theory and literature addressing theoretical or psychological frameworks investigating, once again, the intersectional of race, dyslexia, and giftedness (i.e., twice-exceptional).

He has written a children’s book that focuses on dyslexia, called “Doctor Dyslexia Dude,” which is available for $4.95 by contacting Shawn directly at drdyslexiadude@gmail.com. This is an hour-long program you won’t want to miss. Watch the program by following this link: https://youtu.be/b1qshi09fyM.


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Cheryl Hentz

Cheryl Hentz is a Wisconsin-based freelance writer with 30 years experience. Her articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines - both in Wisconsin and elsewhere in the country - and cover a wide range of topics, including business and economic development, women's and minority issues, family pets and animal rights, finance, education, government and politics. Cheryl also does corporate writing for public and private sector businesses, and personal writing for individuals. She has been producing and hosting the award-winning Eye on Oshkosh talk-show since 2002. The show covers a wide range of people and topics which affect or are of interest to people in the Oshkosh and surrounding area, as well as to viewers on You Tube (visit the Eye on Oshkosh channel). She can be reached at 920.426.4123 or 920.209.7387, or via email at eyeonoshkosh@gmail.com. More information and other samples of her written work can be found at www.cherylhentz.blogspot.com.

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