The Gift Of Dyslexia
Use Your Imagination
To be dyslexic is to be intelligent, creative and individual. More than often dyslexics are imaginative and highly visually stimulated. Some people consider Dyslexia to be synonymous with a low IQ or some kind of backward learning process. People that recognise Dyslexia for what it is know that it is in thelearning process that a dyslexic has trouble rather than the ability or capacity for that individual to learn.
Dyslexic Memory Champion?
I found this web site talking about a guy named Dominic 'O' Brien, one of the greatist memory champions on the planet.
He looked very familiar and I realised I’d seen him before. I had seen him memorise a deck of
cards on television when I was young boy.
Doing a little bit of research I found out not only was he diagnosed with Dyslexia as a young boy, but also he didn't gain his skill for memorizing until he was 30. Here's a video of him in action:
Problems with Voice Recognition
A recent study shows that dylexics have trouble with recognising voices A graduate student in Gabrieli's lab wondered if dyslexia would impair voice recognition as well. .
Dyslexia Friendly Font
Dutch Graphic Designer Christian Boer has come up with a Dyslexia friendly font called Dyslexie.
With the help of research done by the University of Twente in the Netherlands he was able to make a font that helps
dyslexics read easier when viewingonline content.
To read more visit: www.cbsnews.com
What hemisphere do you use?
Research suggest that dyslexics use theirright hemisphere to associate words with their meanings,
whereas non-dyslexics use the left. The right side of the brain is also whereimaginative and
creative thoughts takes place.
Henry Winkler receives OBE
Henry Winkler, made famous for his role as 'Fonzie' in the popular TV show 'Happy Days', has received an
OBE from the Queen for his work focused on children with Dyslexia. Having realised he himself was a sufferer of Dyslexia, only in later life, was
ecstatic to be honoured with such a prestigious acclaim. He has devoted much of his time to helping kids suffering with this
neurological disorder providing a stepping stone for many youngsters and showing them Dyslexia won't hold you back.