Dyslexics think differently - New: First movie in English on dyslexia

Hurray! We have made our first English movie. It's an explanation of how our brain works, how different dyslexics think. We hope you like it.


Note: Please focus on our message, not on our bad English :) 

English Podcasts

Do you want to hear stories from other dyslexics? Stories about labels, their different way of thinking, their setbacks, the benefits of conceptual thinking and their success stories?

In this  initiative of Dynamika you can listen to podcasts in which Sjan Verhoeven and Gertrudie Boersen share their knowledge or Sjan interviews people with dyslexia who want to tell their own story.

Our second podcast is by Gertrudie and Sjan themselves. They talk about labels and perspectives on dyslexia and how dyslexia and stress are connected. What is dyslexia exactly? According to them it is no disorder, but a natural combination of features that has its disadvantages AND its benefits! It's time to change the perspective on dyslexia and value dyslexics more. That doesn't mean they don't need help in a society in which their way of processing information forms a minority. Sjan and Gertrudie tell you the why's and how's.

Learn more about our podcasts!

New course: "Working effectively for dyslexics"

sjan-gives-courseIn Modena (Italy) we have launched our new course in 2016 for dyslexics during 4 whole days. In 2018 another English one started in Amsterdam. We organize these courses every month, but mainly in Dutch. When we have enough English speaking participants (at least three and max four), we can organize it in Amsterdam or at your home town.

The course is an intensive skill training for (young) adults - employees and students - with dyslexia. Maximum 4 participants. 

Content of the course:

Street of Genes - Daring conference in Italy

In 2017 Sjan Verhoeven was asked to give a lecture on an Italian international conference on dyslexia in Modena. It has taken place at the end of November 2017. The conference was organized by Vittorio Melotti, a biologist and dyslexic, an enthusiastic organizer who does his own things outside the existing frameworks and thus shows great courage. This can also be seen in the diversity of speakers on these days of 'Street of Genes', as the organization of Vittorio is called. 

We can't deny it, we also went to Italy for the superb food!


Johanna Blom, Gertrudie Boersen, Giacomo Guaraldi, Vittorio Melotti and Sjan Verhoeven on the evening after the first day of the conference before having a really good Italian meal.

Sjan is a Knight!

Sjan-awarded-knight-2017Sjan has been honoured for her work with adult dyslexics. During the 2017 annual honours list, Sjan Verhoeven has been appointed Knight in the Order of Orange-Nassau. She received this award from the Mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan, for her tireless efforts in reaching and helping adults with dyslexia. "The target group derives a lot of support from your efforts, it gives them self-confidence and practical tools. But perhaps more importantly you are helping the emancipation process of people with dyslexia in such a positive manner so that dyslexia is no longer considered a disorder," said Van Der laan. (Photo taken by Jitske Schols.)

Dynamika goes international!

Modena-conference-lezing-sjan-verhoevenOnce again Sjan Verhoeven is asked to give two lectures on an Italian International Conference in Modena. It will take place at the end of November. Would you like to join the conference or even better: follow a 4-Day Course for Dyslexics called "Working Effectively for dyslexics"? 

Please click here for more information on the course.

Kindle version of the book available!


The Kindle edition of our book is available at Amazon since March 29, 2016.

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