A learning disability or a gift?
Dyslexia is most often viewed as a learning disability affecting an individual’s ability to read and write. It is considered incurable and life-long.
BUT WAIT! There is another way to think about dyslexia?
Individuals who are dyslexic are intelligent, talented, and creative. Most significantly they are “picture thinkers” who have the mental ability to think in 3-D images – an ability only possessed by about 10-15% of our population world-wide. Being a 3-D picture thinker is a great gift – except when one is viewing and thinking about 2-D symbols like letters, words, and numbers.
Some Common Traits
- Appears intelligent but unable to read, write, or spell at grade level
- Excels in areas such as art, music, people-skills, athletics, drama, design, building or mechanical skills
- Feels dumb; has poor self-esteem; hides weaknesses with coping mechanisms
- Learns best through hands-on experience, observation, or demonstrations
- Easily frustrated and emotional about school, reading, math, or testing
- Seems to “zone out” or daydreams often
- Labelled unmotivated, lazy, careless, immature, or a behavior problem
If you want to learn how to harness this amazing gift and have the talents without the disabilities, contact us for an evaluation: