Brilliant Minds Who Learn Differently
What is dyslexia?
Dyslexia is a common condition that affects 1 in 5 kids. Even though the name is familiar, you may not know much about it, beyond a vague notion that dyslexia makes it difficult to read.
Let’s start with the basics and explain dyslexia in the most basic terms. It is a learning disorder that causes difficulty with spelling, speaking, writing, and rhyming.
Kids with dyslexia have trouble interpreting and processing written words and numbers. It is not a visual disorder, but rather a cognitive one. Meaning, it’s related to how the brain works.
It’s important to understand that dyslexia does not relate to intelligence in any way. Children with dyslexia often high IQs, and they are fully capable of going on to enjoy satisfying careers as adults.
They just need to teach their brains how to “interpret” words and numbers. Some of the most successful people who have influenced our world are dyslexic. The dyslexic brain often demonstrates many strengths such as; seeing the bigger picture, improved pattern recognition, good spatial knowledge, our of the box thinking, and most dyslexics are highly creative.