Dr. Sara Renzulli -026



A conversation between Jordan Rich and Sara Renzulli, visiting Assistant Professor, Counselor Education & Counseling Psychology Program with the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut.  Much of her time is dedicated to helping exceptional kids with learning differences navigate school and social life, helping them grow into confident, capable adults.     Sara shares her own story of childhood struggle and what she has learned in achieving balance and success.

If you have a story worth sharing on this podcast, write to jordan@chartproductions.com. If you’d like to discover ways to support and become involved with the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia, please visit our website at WICD.org.


Jonathan Mooney -025



Meet Jonathan Mooney, a dyslexic writer, speaker and self-described do-gooder who is speaking the truth about difference vs. deficiency and people are listening. As a young student battling low expectations and feelings of failure, Jonathan came close to ending his life. He ultimately overcame despair (thanks to meeting up with the right teachers and mentors) and fought his way to becoming a college grad from Brown University.  Jonathan earned an honors  degree in English lit and wrote his first book at the age of 23.  Since then he has been on the best-seller list often  and is frequently on the road, advocating for initiatives to help those with learning disabilities.

If you have a story worth sharing on this podcast, write to jordan@chartproductions.com. If you’d like to discover ways to support and become involved with the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia, please visit our website at WICD.org.


Heather Caska, Way to Grow -024



A conversation between Jordan Rich and Heather Caska, Dyslexia Specialist, Director of Speech-Language and Dyslexia services at the Way to Grow pediatric therapy practice in Arizona. Heather recently joined the team at WTG and she loves the work she is doing to help children.  She has experience working with a variety of communication disorders; however her passion lies in working with kids with dyslexia and helping their families.  She is totally dedicated to bringing more awareness to the community and increasing early identification of dyslexia.

If you have a story worth sharing on this podcast , write to jordan@chartproductions.com. If you’d like to discover ways to support and become involved with the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia, please visit our website at WICD.org.


Dr. Kathryn Garforth -023



A conversation between Jordan Rich and Dr. Kathryn Garforth who offers professional expertise in Educational Psychology and a personal understanding of the frustrations children and adults with learning difficulties experience.  Her story demands to be shared. As a child, Dr. Garforth struggled with reading and spelling in her primary years. A psychoeducational assessment in grade four helped her understand her strengths and gave her hope that with the right instruction and accommodations she could succeed in school. But it was a troubling time with many setbacks and challenges.  She ultimately overcame those challenges, went on to earn multiple post-secondary degrees and now offers professional help and lots of hope to those with learning disabilities.

If you have a story worth sharing on this podcast , write to jordan@chartproductions.com. If you’d like to discover ways to support and become involved with the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia, please visit our website at WICD.org.


Zachary Wingate -022



A conversation between Jordan Rich and Zachary Wingate.  Zachary’s mission is to take what he has learned about dyslexia and “pay it forward.”  He shares his experiences helping others with dyslexia understand that they are not alone and that there are steps they can take to succeed.  Zachary’s is a story of hard work, a vow to never give up and an acknowledgement of the power of humor and love in living a life with dyslexia.  If you have a story worth sharing on this podcast , write to jordan@chartproductions.com. If you’d like to discover ways to support and become involved with the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia, please visit our website at WICD.org.


Dan Fickes -021



A conversation between Jordan Rich and accomplished video producer Dan Fickes, owner of Boston based company Ocean One Productions.  Dan is an Emmy winning video shooter, director, editor and producer who also has an extensive background in broadcast television news.  Growing up with dyslexia made Dan’s school years very difficult.  He found help by the time he reached college and shares what he’s done to live with dyslexia and succeed at a very high level. If you’d like to discover ways to support and become involved with the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia, please visit our website at WICD.org.


Diamond Dallas Paige -020



A conversation between Jordan Rich and former pro wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer, Diamond Dallas Paige. Dallas is a best-selling author with his latest motivational book entitled, “Positively Unstoppable.”  He’s a world-renowned fitness instructor who recently launched his DDP Yoga program internationally.  Thousands have been getting into shape with the help of DDP.  As tough as he was in the ring, his most challenging competitor just might have been dyslexia. Hear his story of struggle, hard work and his eventual victory. If you’d like to discover ways to support and become involved with the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia, please visit our website at WICD.org.


Dr. Chris Menton -019



A conversation between Jordan Rich and Dr. Chris Menton, criminal justice professor and former program director at Roger Williams University School of Continuing Studies.  Jordan and Chris discuss the impact of dyslexia and other learning disabilities on members of the prison population.  It’s an under-reported problem but there are ways to help deal with it.  Professor Menton has published a number of research articles and has focused extensively on criminal justice, public safety, corrections and law enforcement training. Chris also discusses his experience as one of Dr. Gertrude Webb’s first students at Curry College’s PAL Program (Program for Advancement of Learning).  Chris is a shining example of someone who has dealt successfully with the challenges of dyslexia. If you’d like to discover ways to support and become involved with the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia, please visit our website at WICD.org.


Berkley Singer -018



Berkley Singer is an exemplary special education teacher, currently employed in Colorado.  Her work with students has been highly impactful.   Berkley shares her own story of coping with dyslexia as a student and reflects on the motivation and inspiration offered by her grandmother Dr. Gertrude Webb, a life long leader in the field who changed the way we think of learning disabilities. If you’d like to discover ways to support and become involved with the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia, please visit our website at WICD.org.


Kids with Superpowers -Bodhi Taylor Bragonier – 017



A conversation between Jordan Rich and Bodhi Bragonier, an 11-year old currently in the 5th grade, whose parents are also dyslexic. Bodhi has dealt with the challenges many children with dyslexia face and he shares perspectives on peer pressure, the impact of tutors, the sensitivity that adults sometimes lack when dealing with dyslexic kids and how he approaches solving problems in innovative ways. Bodhi is also a budding entrepreneur with several established online businesses and many more likely to come. If you’d like to discover ways to support and become involved with the Webb Innovation Center for Dyslexia, please visit our website at WICD.org.