Famous People with Dyslexia Often Have Right-Brain Dyslexia
This article on Famous People with Dyslexia from the Huffington Post highlights the case of Orlando Bloom.
Like Einstein, Edison, Disney, Branson and possibly your child, most people with dyslexia are right-brain learners who learn differently and they are incredibly talented. We believe their ability to be so successful is in large part a result of their being right-brain learners who are creative, great problem solvers, and who can create new and innovative products and solutions.
We believe these famous people with dyslexia have right-brain dyslexia and are bright right-brain learners.
We believe there is a sharp difference between dyslexia and right-brain dyslexia. To see if your child is a right-brain learner, visit 3D Learner and take our Success Assessment
Dyslexia is often defined as:
Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. (Lyon, Shaywitz, & Shaywitz, 2003, p. 2)
We would define right-brain dyslexia as…
a condition with the person learns best when he or she sees and experiences information and has problems with reading fluency and reading comprehension. These challenges are often a combination of phonics challenges, and difficulty understanding sight words (e.g. but, what, if, except etc.), remembering words the person has seen and not mastered, and not using their visualization skills to create a picture for what they have read.
The Right Dyslexia Treatment Depends on Whether Your Child Has Dyslexia or Right-Brain Dyslexia
Dyslexia Treatments often focus on phonics and phonemic awareness — with a sharp focus on mastering decoding — which is a critical skill.
Let’s take the most common student with right-brain dyslexia we see. Lisa has problems with phonics, sight words, recognizing words she had seen, attention, visual processing and not being able to visualize what she read.
After two dyslexia treatments and $40,000 later, her reading comprehension was at the 1st grade level and her reading speed was 115 words per minute as she was entering 5th grade.
With the 3D Learner Program (R), Lisa was able to improve her
- Reading comprehension by 4 grade levels within 7 months
- Reading speed from 115 to 229 words per minute
- Ability to get her homework done more independently and to decrease homework time from 2.5 hours to 70 minutes.
With our own child. we made the mistake of focusing on traditional dyslexia treatments, until we realized she was a bright right-brain learner with right-brain dyslexia.
If you suspect your child has dyslexia or a reading comprehension issue, we recommend you consider the following question:
Is Your Child a Bright Right-Brain Learner with Right-Brain Dyslexia?
who would benefit from a program that plays to their strengths and identifies the visual processing, attention and related challenges that often co-exist in this population.
We offer a no cost Success Assessment that screens for a learning difference and attention and visual processing challenges