David Flink on How We Can All Think Differently About Learning
Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda
How do you learn? It may be different from how I learn. David Flink knows about learning differences. Dave was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD in grade school, but with the right support he got into an Ivy League college. There, he helped start a program for kids with a diagnosis of dyslexia or ADHD to be mentored by college students with the same diagnosis. Dave's program, "Eye to Eye," is now entering its 20th year and Dave has written a book, titled "Thinking Differently," recounting his experience and that of hundreds of others. In this episode, Dave talks with Alan Alda about how we all learn differently. And that’s something we can all learn from.Support the show: https://www.aldacommunicationtraining.com/podcasts/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Ep 35. David Flink: Empowering Those Who Learn Differently
Work and Life with Stew Friedman
David Flink is Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer at Eye to Eye, a non-profit that empowers young people with learning disabilities by giving them a mentor who shares that experience. He struggled with dyslexia and ADHD all the way through his pre-college education, lacking the support of an educator who could directly relate to him. In addition to his work at Eye to Eye, David sits on the boards of several national nonprofit and speaks regularly on campuses and at conferences. He is the author of Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities. In this conversation, David tells the story of how he developed not just acceptance but pride in his identity as someone who learns and processes information differently. He strives to instill this pride in all of those now reached by Eye to Eye, which includes students in every state in the union. It’s a real social movement, with ever-increasing impact on helping all of us understand and embrace neurodiversity. David recalls the founding of Eye to Eye almost 20 years ago, during his undergraduate days at Brown University with his roommate, who he was shocked to find out, long after they had known each other, also had dyslexia. Mutually inspired to help each other and those with similarly different brains, they walked into a local school in Providence, RI and asked to teach the learning disabled students. Listen to this inspiring story and hear David’s sage advice for what parents and others can do to support people who learn differently. Bonus content: Stew talks to a listener who called in to the radio show to share his story as someone who learns differently. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
TPP 030: 12-year-old Asher Talks with David Flink, a Leader in the Learning Rights Movement
TILT Parenting: Raising Differently Wired Kids
In this special kid’s POV edition, 12-year-old Asher interviews David Flink, author of "Thinking Differently" and founder of Eye to Eye, a mentoring organization for kids with learning and attention issues.To see the show notes for this episode, visit: http://www.tiltparenting.com/session30
Thinking Differently in School, Work and Love with David Flink
The Dyslexia Quest Podcast
David is the co- founder of Eye to Eye , one of the worlds largest mentoring organizations, pairing LD/ADHD middle schoolers with like- thinking college mentors, as well as the author of new book, “Thinking Differently” . Become a VIP quester here ( backstage video footage )
In a scholastic milieu where the odds were stacked against him from even before his early diagnosis of dyslexia and ADHD (in 5th grade), David has faced a new Goliath so often, so calmly, and with such inevitable success, it’s no wonder he has taken his place as a true leader on the front lines of the learning rights movement.David, like so many of the kids on whose behalf he serves today, struggled through much of his pre-college education, feeling marginalized by his education as a whole. Although his parents and teachers frequently reassured him that college was in the cards, he would have found that message more actionable, and useful, if it had come from a peer, a person with a learning difference (LD) who had finished college. With that in mind, David co-founded Eye to Eye in 1998 while a student at Brown University. Eye to Eye is the only national mentoring movement that is empowering young people with LD by giving them a mentor who shares that experience.