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Dyslexia & related topics in literacy, learning differences, and neuroscience. (Find me on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/cdcowen. See my other Scoop-It pages: http://www.scoop.it/t/dyslexia-diablogue-ida-examiner AND http://www.scoop.it/t/dyslexia-literacy-and-new-media-literacy)
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Malcolm Gladwell Explains How 'Strategic Disadvantages' Can Make You A Great Leader - Business insider

Malcolm Gladwell Explains How 'Strategic Disadvantages' Can Make You A Great Leader - Business insider | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it
Pop!Tech/FlickrPopular author Malcolm GladwellDo some disadvantages come with a hidden upside? Malcolm Gladwell, popular author of books like "Outliers" and
Carolyn D Cowen's insight:

Gladwell gets props for helping to bring attention to dyslexia and the abilities many people with dyslexia often have. This is fertile ground for further exploration that may open doors of hope and possibility. But many (most?) people with dyslexia do not climb to the lofty heights of a Richard Branson and empirical research is a bit more cautious on the subject of a dyslexia-talent link. (See "Dyslexia and Visuospatial Processing Strengths: New Research Sheds Light"—http://www.interdys.org/DyslexiaAndVisuospatialProcessing.htm . Also see http://lawrenceschool.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/rethinking-dyslexia/ for deeper discussion about "dyslexia as a gift" and the need to rethink priorities.

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, February 22, 7:05 AM

I love Gladwell!  Here he talks about how our disadvantages become advantages--often later in life.  For example, "the dyslexic  who compensates from a young age: If you can't complete your first-grade reading assignment, you get a friend to do it for you. That's delegating."

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Dyslexia at MIT

Dyslexia at MIT | Dyslexia DiaBlogue® | Scoop.it

“Everything that happens has a silver lining. Dyslexia’s is often a predisposition for creativity and big-picture thinking...(dyslexics are) among the most creative, exciting innovating people I've ever met.” 

 

MIT student has a nice review of dyslexia, including some of the latest dyslexia research, living with dyslexia, and the benefits of dyslexia. The only thing amiss was a researcher's suggestion that phonology accounts for even the visual perceptual challenges in dyslexia.


Via Drs Fernette and Brock Eide at DyslexicAdvantage.com, Tina Marie DeLong
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