Education is a fundamental right for everyone. It is imperative to ensure that students with dyslexia receive the appropriate accommodations and support to access and benefit from their education fully. 

Proper education can make a significant difference in the lives of dyslexic students by improving their self-confidence, academic skills, and chances of success in the workforce. In this episode, Mads Johan Øgaard, an award-winning artist and special education teacher from Norway, shares his insights on the landscape of dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia in Norway. He explains that students with dyslexia in Norway can access assistive technology, and the government strives to provide the best learning system. 

Mads also shares his struggles with dyslexia throughout his education, but despite his challenges, he pursued higher education and earned a degree. Through his experiences, he developed a deep understanding of dyslexia and the difficulties that individuals with dyslexia face in education and everyday life.

If you want to learn more about the landscape of dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia in Norway and Mads Johan's inspiring story, be sure to listen to this episode!

Highlights and Resources:

  • The landscape of  Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia in Norway
  • How the Norwegian education system supports it’s learners
  • Mads Johan’s story of his struggles dyslexia 
  • How he developed his understanding of dyslexia
  • About the project that he did about dyslexia

About Mads Johan Ogaard

Mads Johan Øgaard is an award-winning artist and special education teacher from Norway. He is a public speaker who shares his experiences about how it feels to have dyslexia and dyscalculia through the school system, how this affects mental health and how to find personal learning strategies. He is known for the multi-award-winning animated short film I AM DYSLEXIC. 

Mads shares his experience and knowledge with learning, neurodiversity and mental health through his art and public speaking. 

He studied BA (Hons) Animation and Visual Effects at Falmouth University (2013-16) Where he Co-directed and Co-produced the award-winning short film I AM DYSLEXIC together with a team of fellow students. The film is now being used all over the world as an educational tool to help students of all ages to explain how they feel. 

After his studies in Animation, he decided to study Master in Special Education and Teaching at the University of Exeter (2016-2017)

Since then Mads has worked as a freelancer and has worked with companies such as Dyslexia Norway, ADHD Norway, Lingit, Statped and more.

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