I have known many bright, insightful, inspired and successful people who suffer from dyslexia, and that information is important for teachers - especially English and literacy instructors - to remember.
" Interestingly a study by Charlotte Gill called Dyslexics Bank of Disability found that "self-made millionaires are four times more likely than the rest of the population to be dyslexic." The reason, of course, is that dyslexics struggle with basic linear sequential reasoning that is the foundation of standard literacy. Instead - and perhaps because of their "disability" - dyslexics are big picture thinkers who thrive in the challenge of creation and innovation and synthesis. In other words, because they can't read, they have adapted in other ways to simply "figure it out on their own."