Are Dyslexic Gifted?

Special Education in Schools always cater students with Special Educational needs in their learning. Teach the way they learn.

“If anyone ever puts you down for having dyslexia, don’t believe them. The advantage of dyslexia is that  brain puts information in  head in a different way.”

-Richard Branson, Virgin CEO. 

Ron Davis believes that all dyslexics have certain talents – also check, How to find kids talents? Let’s Spark the young minds, which are shared by many famous dyslexics who are considered to be geniuses. These are: They can utilize the brain’s ability to alter and create perceptions (the primary ability). They are highly aware of the environment.

Out-of-the box thinkers and problem-solvers

“High-performing dyslexics are very intelligent, often out-of-the box thinkers and problem-solvers,” she said. “The neural signature for dyslexia is seen in children and adults. You don’t outgrow dyslexia. … People with dyslexia take a long time to retrieve words, so they might not speak or read as fluidly as others. We often define dyslexia as an “unexpected difficulty in reading”; however, a dyslexic student may also have difficulty with math facts although they are often able to understand and do higher level math quite well.

Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft at the age of twenty, suffered from dyslexia. Today, he is the wealthiest man in the world with a net worth of about sixty billion dollars. Some teachers and parents can mistake a dyslexic child for someone who is lacking intelligence. But the truth is dyslexia has nothing to do with a child’s level of intelligence. Now a days Special Education in Schools make learning possible and easy to cope up.

  • Most people with dyslexia are, at least, average or above-average intelligence.
  • Often children who fail to read and spell don’t think of themselves as bright.
  • It’s very important that “dyslexic” students develop all their strengths.
  • Technology is making life easier for children who struggle to read and write.
9 Strengths of Dyslexia
  • Seeing the bigger picture. People with dyslexia often see things more holistically. …
  • Finding the odd one out. …
  • Improved pattern recognition. …
  • Good spatial knowledge. …
  • Picture Thinkers. …
  • Sharper peripheral vision. …
  • Business entrepreneurs. …
  • Highly creative.
  • Thinking out of the box

Unawareness brings uneasiness, a sense of being lost, and one has the tendency to focus on the negative side of the story. Furthermore, if we don’t understand how a person functions we can’t help him. 

Why not bring more awareness of the different learning styles in common and use all our energy on positive matters by focusing our attention on somebody’s strengths and uniqueness so they can fully develop in the person they really are.

“The universe is not going to see someone like you again in the entire history of creation” – Vartan Gregorian

Dyslexia has some disadvantages but also positive characteristics

Having a learning disability doesn’t need to be a disadvantage; it’s just a different learning style. Why not approach learning disabilities from their advantages instead of their disadvantages. For instant dyslexia has a nice collection of strengths. There are many famous people with dyslexia, like Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Walt Disney, Winston Churchill, George Patton, Jackie Stewart, etc. They are a living proof that learning differences can be a serious advantage. Indeed true! Special Education in Schools make it possible. Furthermore, those advantages are in demand in the information age, and this trend will grow further.

To name a few creativity, being holistic … There is already a great demand for creative and problem solving abilities, and the demand will become even bigger in the future. We can provide humanity with all those important abilities who are already there. We only need to be nurturing them, so they have the opportunity to shine and to serve humanity.

“In the year 2000 an illiterate person will not be someone who can’t read or write, but someone who is not able to learn, unlearn and learn again.”

– Alvin Toffler.

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