Boca Raton Dyslexia — Famous people with dyslexia include …
Einstein, Edison, Disney, Schwab, Branson and Steve Jobs.
This is an interesting article on Why Dyslexics Make Great Entrepreneurs
Dr.. Sally Shaywitz, a dyslexia expert who has previously focused on the problems people with dyslexia have, now is exploring the question:
Do dyslexics develop their special talents by learning to negotiate their disability or whether such skills are the genetic inheritance of being dyslexic.
The thousands of people we have met with dyslexia tend to struggle with the written word and yet have the ability to both think in 3 dimensions and to solve problems in creative ways — while compensating skills may help, we suspect people with dyslexia often think differently from birth. This means dyslexics often:
– Struggle in school, especially with understanding what they read and
– Often do well in business if they are allowed to utilize their skills
The challenge is that schools tend to teach everyone the same way — for a student with dyslexia, they will use the same approach, whether the child learns best with a phonics-based approach or with a visual-experiential or 3D Learner approach
The good news first — most students with dyslexia do far better in business than in school
I was once interviewing a group of engineers, and was told to interview three people, but not to interview the fourth, because he was lazy, unmotivated and dyslexic.
I interviewed the first three — all good candidates.
I gave the dyslexic engineer a problem to solve and in 5 minutes he had solved something that our engineers had been struggling for months.
This engineer had 12 patents within 4 years
I hired him, but the results were not what I expected, until I paired him with a great finisher — someone who could capitalize on his strengths and compensate for his challenges.
The key skills he had were that he learned differently and was a very effective problem solver.
People with dyslexia often have both gifts they are born with and compensating skills they develop.
They may need extra help too — and the payoff can be huge.
Students with Dyslexia who are visual learners, can succeed with strength-based training
Schools neither test for a learning difference nor do they differentiate how they teach based on how a student learns best. They also neither identify nor do they address the attention, eye-teaming, processing speed and/or working memory issues that often impact a student with dyslexia. The mage below describes many of our students.
Our approach is to focus first and foremost on strength-based training to teach the visual learner how to leverage their related skills. Strength-based training both engages the student and leads to faster gains.
Our Boca Raton Dyslexia Center leverages strength-based training.
We recognize the need to identify and address the attention, eye-teaming and related issues, but have found strength-based training to be the best way to engage the child and to show gains.
Do you have a child who may have dyslexia, learns differently and has related challenge?
To make this easy for you, we have developed a no cost assessment you can take and get more information when you …
visit 3D Learner and Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities or call us at 561-361-7495.