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The Adverse Effect

Oct 1, 2019

Winifred A. Winston is a dyslexia consultant, author, speaker and coach.  

She is on a mission to educate, empower and equip African American parents with the tools to successfully advocate for their children with dyslexia and other learning difficulties. 

On today's episode, Winifred talks about how she used her steely determination to obtain a diagnosis for her daughter and find a way to get her the support she needed.  

She also shares an insightful look into dyslexia, shattering some of the myths about this learning difficulty.  

Outside of work, Winifred is a volunteer state leader with Decoding Dyslexia MD, and co-founder of the Baltimore City Chapter, a grassroots parent advocacy and support group for parents and children. 

She is also an administrator of a special education school and founder of Dyslexia Advocation™. 


“Go to meetings, call, research, read. I fell asleep listening to podcasts, listening to webinars about dyslexia just so I could learn, because at the end of the day, you are your child's first advocate.” Winifred A. Winston 


Today on The Adverse Effect: 

  • From New York to North Carolina, Winifred describes life growing up. 


  • Winifred discusses how she spotted the signs of her daughters learning difficulties.  


  • Listen to Winifred describe her struggle to get a diagnosis for her daughter. 


  • Discover some misconceptions about learning difficulties.  


  • Hear some great tips for parents and caregivers in regards to learning difficulties and getting the right help.  


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