Christian Boer was always drawing in class: reading aloud was a disaster. After he became a graphic designer, he decided to alter the alphabet to suit himself. The dyslexic-friendly result is making i...
"I am dyslexic. I am also a writer with a PhD in English literature...I had overheard senior figures in the university asserting that there are no dyslexics at Oxford...Having completed my doctoral research, I decided to find out more about dyslexia in the graduate community, and I discovered that there are many dyslexic students undertaking graduate work in universities across the UK, at both masters and doctoral levels. I have met dyslexic graduates who are doing research across a range of subjects, including English literature, theology, history of art, business studies, real estate management and anthropology. I have also met a number of dyslexic undergraduates who are going on to do masters in sociology, music therapy, business studies and English literature."
"One of the most frustrating things about being dyslexic in the graduate community is that most people do not understand that my academic strengths are drawn from the same place, as it were, as my weaknesses. The strengths of my doctoral thesis were born out of my lateral thinking abilities and visual perceptiveness, which are typical strengths in the pattern of cognitive strengths and weaknesses that characterises dyslexia. My thesis looked at the relationship between image and text in early 20th-century New York newspapers. My visual and three-dimensional way of thinking enabled me to produce original insights into the symbiotic relationship between 20th-century urban development and the growth of newspapers..." - Rebecca Loncraine, PhD
Dr. Loncraine is a freelance writer who also recently wrote a popular biography on Frank Baum, author of The Wizard of Oz.
As we know, Dyslexia is characterised as a pattern of strengths and weaknesses. More often than not the pattern is as follows: Strengths: Verbal Comprehension & Perceptual Reasoning. Weaknesses: Working Memory ...
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