Look at our survey of skills and strengths that were reported by adult dyslexics in the workplace. The top 4:
- seeing from multiple perspectives
- ability to visualize
- problem solving, reasoning
- able to to see the 'big picture' and what happens next
These are a fantastic set of strengths that would cross all disciplines and fields - from science and engineering, to art and multimedia, humanities and entrepreneurship.
But this gifts and talents are not even on the radar for most students. They don't easily fall into one of the 'multiple intelligences' or most gifted checklists. And these are strengths better suited to real life beyond the K-12 classroom.
Shouldn't we make sure that the educational process for dyslexic students is helping expand these strengths and abilities?
Via Drs Fernette and Brock Eide at DyslexicAdvantage.com, Antonia Clare