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Dyslexia is a gift

‘Don’t call me stupid’ – is the title of the BBC series with actress Kara Tointon who talks about her experiences with dyslexia and how she has learnt to deal with it.

She openly talks about her struggles throughout her schooling and later in her career. The following link is to Kara Tointon’s story .

When I watched her story a few years ago, she made me want to look deeper into dyslexia. I then made the decision to make sure that the pupils that I work with will always remember that dyslexia is a gift. I hope the following text will encourage you to learn more about Dyslexia and to perceive it as a gift, just as I do. 

What is Dyslexia and why is it a GIFT?

Dyslexia is a hidden learning difficulty that may run in the family and it does not affect intelligence. It is linked to the way that information is learnt, processed, stored and retrieved. Sometimes it affects working speed, time perception, sequencing, memory or organisational skills. Others might experience additional difficulties like dyspraxia (disorder affecting fine and/or gross motor skills like: self-care, planning, time management, handwriting, typing, riding a bike, losing things etc.), dyscalculia (learning difficulties in mathematics or arithmetic) or attention deficit disorder (inattention, restlessness, impulsiveness, not paying attention). No two people experience exactly the same difficulties and dyslexia occurs in people of all races, backgrounds and abilities.

During a course run by The British Dyslexia Association, I met a middle-aged man with dyslexia who said from his own experience that it is a gift because it gives you talents that others do not have. He stated that dyslexic children and adults often see things in 4D which other people perceive in 2D.

Another positive aspect is that they develop strong problem solving and visual skills. They see things from a different perspective which gives them an advantage over others because they can see the problem from a different angle and can find alternative solutions.  This skill makes them prominent among entrepreneurs, architects, actors, inventors, etc. He named a large number of famous people who did not let their dyslexia stop them from achieving their goals, including Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Sir Richard Branson, Henry Ford, Albert Einstein, George Washington, Agatha Christie and Leonardo Da Vinci.

 

Please take a moment to look through the useful links below about Dyslexia.

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Agnieszka Dymerska

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