‎”The Paradox of Dyslexia: Slow Reading, Fast Thinking,” an interesting article from Yale:

http://www.yalescientific.org/2011/04/the-paradox-of-dyslexia-slow-reading-fast-thinking/

A study to examine the link between dyslexia and creative ability at Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design finds that the typical dyslexic student is intellectually gifted - most of them doing well enough to put them in the top 10 percent of the population.  ”There does seem to be a ‘trade-off’ between being able to see the world in this wonderfully vivid and three-dimensional way, and an inability to cope with the written word either through reading or writing. Our educational system at the moment is based on words, books and lectures - and this has shaped our idea of intelligence. There is a whole new field of intelligence we just haven’t discovered among dyslexics who see the world visually.”  As a result of the study, the way that dyslexic students are taught at the college has now dramatically changed; concrete and visual ways of explaining are used wherever possible.  Read the complete article here:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/education-the-art-of-being-dyslexic-1280776.html

A study to examine the link between dyslexia and creative ability at Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design finds that the typical dyslexic student is intellectually gifted - most of them doing well enough to put them in the top 10 percent of the population.  ”There does seem to be a ‘trade-off’ between being able to see the world in this wonderfully vivid and three-dimensional way, and an inability to cope with the written word either through reading or writing. Our educational system at the moment is based on words, books and lectures - and this has shaped our idea of intelligence. There is a whole new field of intelligence we just haven’t discovered among dyslexics who see the world visually.”  As a result of the study, the way that dyslexic students are taught at the college has now dramatically changed; concrete and visual ways of explaining are used wherever possible.  Read the complete article here:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/education-the-art-of-being-dyslexic-1280776.html