Updated: Dec 27, 2018
In the last video I talked about 2 important skills that are needed to fully comprehend the written word...either spoken or through the written text.
I mentioned that we would take a brief look at the fascinating brains of those with dyslexia which allows for them to have unique abilities.
Hi I’m Jean Harville, founder of Private Dyslexia Tutor.
I’m so glad you are here.
Because of the way the dyslexic brain works, some of these people have been classified as geniuses in their field of work.
I will be pulling the following information from the book “The Gift of Dyslexia” written by Ronald D. Davis.
The following are famous people who have/had Dyslexia:
*Hans Christian Andersen - a famous children’s literature writer
*Alexander Graham Bell - who invented the telegraph which later evolved into the telephone
*Cher - a master singing artist
*Leonardo da Vinci - famous painter
*Walt Disney - visionary for the Disney them parks and future communites, art
*Henry Ford - the inventor of the automobile
*Albert Einstein - gave us the laws of physics
*Nelson Rockefeller, Charles Schwab, Woodrow Wilson, W.B. Yeats, etc
Now having dyslexia won’t make every dyslexic a genius, but it is good for the self-esteem of all dyslexics to know their minds work in exactly the same way as the minds of great geniuses.
It is also important for them to know that having a problem with reading, writing, spelling or math doesn’t mean they are dumb or stupid.
The same mental function that produces a genius can also produce those problems.
This mental function that causes dyslexia is a gift: a natural ability, a talent. It is something special that enhances each dyslexic.
8 Basic Abilities Most Dyslexics Share:
1. Can use the brain’s ability to alter and create perceptions
2. Are highly aware of the environment
3. Are more curious than average
4. Think mainly in pictures instead of words
5. Are highly intuitive and insightful
6. Think and perceive using all the senses
7. Can experience thought as reality
8. Have vivid imaginations
So as you can see, these abilities can and often do result in these two characteristics:
*extraordinary creative abilities
Studies of the dyslexic brain has shown a larger visual spatial field where it allows for the ability to see the whole picture, the vision of where the project or thinking is going.
What a great gift for those who are in the field of surgery, architecture, or landscaping!
In my next article I will cover the Shoulder Shrug and the “I forgot” Statement....in other words, short-term memory and how we can have fun helping our kiddos develop stronger short-term memory.
Until then, stay well.
Private Dyslexia Tutor
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