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PREMIUM ISSUE TWENTY SEVEN 2018

Dyslexic Advantage PREMIUM MAGAZINE

LEGENDARY MUSIC PRODUCER

JIMMY IOVINE

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ALSO IN THIS INISSUE: THIS ISSUE:

DYSLEXIA & WRITING

JIMMY IOVINE AND DYSLEXICS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY HOW I WORK: DOCTORS WITH DYSLEXIA WRITING: HOW TO START FROM DICTATION TO INDEPENDENT WRITING

BETTER IN GRAD SCHOOL? GRAD SCHOOL STRATEGIES APPS AND TECH FOR WRITING MATH STRATEGIES and MORE!


CONTENTS

DYSLEXIC ADVANTAGE PREMIUM MAGAZINE ISSUE 027 - 2018

HOW I DO IT

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DOCTORS WITH DYSLEXIA

JIMMY IOVINE and other Dyslexics in the Music Industry

MULTISENSORY WRITING IN UNIVERSITY

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BETTER IN GRAD SCHOOL?

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WRITING:

WHERE TO START

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TIPS TO SURVIVE GRAD SCHOOL

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4 24 4 VISUALIZING 26 DECIMALS

Q & A: DYSLEXIA AT WORK

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Q & A: SIGN LANGUAGE


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INSPIRATION

JIMMY IOVINE and other Dyslexics in the Music Industry

Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine first broke the news that he is dyslexic in HBO's 4-part documentary The Defiant Ones. Jimmy called his early education "complicated" because his dyslexia caused him to struggle in a traditional school environment. Jimmy's father worked as a longshoreman and his mother was a secretary. At 19, Jimmy enrolled in New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice, but he dropped out. His break in the music business came when he got a job sweeping floors at a Manhattan recording studio. His father gave him an ultimatum - make something of himself or go back to school. Fortunately, a friend helped him get him a job as an assistant engineer at the New York studio Record Plant.

"That was my college education, those six albums and those five years. Everything I am today is because of those years. I had no feel for culture before. I had no information. I had nothing." Today, Jimmy has reflected, "Musicians taught me everything. Without them, I'm working on the docks." It was 10 am Easter Sunday, 1974, when Jimmy the gopher who would always do anything he was asked, was asked by John Lennon's engineer Roy Cicala if he could come into the studio to man the phones. His mother was upset that he wouldn't be attending church that morning. When he arrived at the studio, Cicala and Lennon were laughing - this had been a test. He was now John Lennon's new Assistant Engineer.


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DYSLEXIA SCREENING

Jimmy Iovine shares his management lessons in an interview at UCLA. His breakthough came in his 20's when he realized that he could be successful thinking and managing people for the "big picture."


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INSPIRATION That became a turning point for Jimmy. Instead of toiling on the docks, he worked on albums for John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, and many more. He co-created Interscope Records in 1989 and helped open the way for Dr. Dre, Eminem, Lady Gaga...and you probably know the rest. Interscope Records operated like different labels because music people, not the lawyers, held the top jobs. Interscope became the home of West Coast hip hop when it signed onto a deal to distribute Death Row Records. When Dr. Dre left Death Row Records, he launched his own imprint through Interscope. Iovine could see trouble on the horizon with the digitization of music and with file-sharing sites like Napster. When he met with Steve Jobs, he said he and Steve hit it off immediately, but Steve couldn't see the future in subscription services. Today Apple Music has over 30 million paid subscribers. In 2006, Jimmy and Dr. Dre teamed up to form Beat Electronics, to make better headphones than the free white earbuds that came with iPods. When asked why anyone should pay hundreds of dollars for headphones when Apple's earbuds were free, Jimmy answered, "Bad audio is free." In 2014, Apple announced its $3 billion dollar purchase of Beats and the hiring of Jimmy to head Apple Music. Today, many credit Jimmy with saving the music industry because he recommended investing heavily in video and also held the line at not offering music for free. He said musicians deserved to be paid for their

"There was nobody better equipped than Iovine to meet the challenge. Doug Morris, the chairman of Sony Music Entertainment, told Variety magazine in 2017 that, on first meeting Iovine back in 1979, it was clear even then that he had a 'very unique quality to be able to see around corners'."


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DYSLEXIA SCREENING There are many dyslexics in the music industry, but Jimmy Iovine is a good reminder that their success is not just due to musical performance ability (although there are many talented performers). In 1999, Jimmy's Interscope Records became Interscope Geffen A & M after a merger. As some of you may remember from our previous newsletter covering Dreamworks, David Geffen is also dyslexic. John Lennon was thought to be dyslexic as well. We think it's no accident that so many musicians, sound engineers, and music producers are dyslexic. They are all part of the proud legacy of being dyslexic. One of Jimmy's latest examples of philanthropy is the USC Iovine and Young Academy. Check it out below! Their slogan is "The Degree is in Disruption"!


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LIFE / WORK

HOW I DO IT DOCTORS WITH DYSLEXIA Many doctors have dyslexia, although some prefer not to disclose it in the workplace. Certain periods during training and career are likely to be difficult, such as internship or foundation year or the need to pass Board exams.


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Educational researchers recently studied newly-graduated physicians in the UK (now foundation year 1) to identify pressure points, task-related difficulties, and also strategies that could be helpful to others. Challenges include taking phone messages, writing and reading handwritten notes, time management and sequencing, spelling drug names, signing out patients (also called handover), and speed of work on ward rounds. The big picture with these challenges is that while there is no doubt that the reading, writing, and spelling demands of medicine are more difficult for many physicians with dyslexia, clinical diagnosis and management, problem solving, and surgery can be strengths.


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LIFE / WORK

Helpful strategies included checking and rechecking, using search engines to help with spelling, asking for help, and even having a buddy scribe on the weekends. Additional strategies to help with organization included making lists with bullet points, mind mapping, printed patient lists, Excel sheets, and using the SBAR template for organizing data. SBAR stands for Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendations. Because the study was conducted in the UK, the British National Formulary was recommended. Apps recommended include Mediquations (see opposite page). Here in the U.S., many medical schools and hospitals have learning specialists who can provide helpful strategies for study and work.

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