The Dyslexic Shuffle: Deepening Your Understanding of Dyslexia

Presented at 2:15pm in Colorado F on Thursday, November 9, 2023.



  • Nina G

Session Details

  • Length of Session: 1-hr
  • Format: Lecture
  • Expertise Level: Beginner
  • Type of session: General Conference


Dyslexia impact 1 out of 5 people. Despite the large number of people with it, it remains misunderstood. In this presentation, comedian and educator Nina G will explore the biological underpinnings of dyslexia in a fun and interactive way to bring to life how differences in the brain can manifest and impact the learning experience. Be prepared to be active in this dynamic presentation. You might even be part of an interpretive dance ?!


Dyslexia is a prevalent learning disorder, impacting approximately 20% of the population. Despite its widespread occurrence, it remains largely misunderstood. This presentation aims to demystify dyslexia by exploring its biological underpinnings engagingly and interactively.

The core of the presentation will delve into the neuroscience behind dyslexia, elucidating how variations in brain structure and function can influence learning processes. By employing a lively and accessible approach, we will transform complex scientific concepts into relatable experiences, helping attendees to gain a deeper understanding of dyslexia.

Attendees should anticipate active participation in this dynamic presentation. The session will incorporate various interactive elements, including the potential for attendees to be part of an interpretive dance, to illustrate the impacts of dyslexia on learning. This unique approach promises to educate and entertain, challenging preconceived notions about dyslexia and fostering a more comprehensive understanding of this common learning disorder.


    Disability Areas


    Topic Areas

    Accessible Course Design, Accessible Educational Materials, Faculty Development & Support, Teaching about Accessibility in Curriculum, Uncategorized, Universal Design for Learning

    Speaker Bio(s)

    Nina G

    Nina G is a comedian, author, and professional speaker who stutters and has dyslexia. For over 20 years, she has also worked in the field of disability services in higher education. Nina will talk about her Disability experience spanning generations in her family and the impact of influential individuals, including her parents, teachers, and even those who doubted her abilities. Nina will also talk about how assistive technologies and self-advocacy skills were essential in her college education, which spanned community college to her doctorate. Nina’s humor helps to tell her story and help others explore the disability experience from a new perspective.