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"Increase Opportunities for Brighter Futures"

May 5, 2017

 

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Think dyslexia is a roadblock? Think again. Ask Steven Spielberg. Or Richard Branson. Or Anderson Cooper. All of them have dyslexia, and all tapped the special talents common to people with dyslexia to build successful careers. Reading and writing is often difficult for people with dyslexia, but the majority can compensate by using special equipment or other strategies. Recent research has shown that people with dyslexia likely have other talents that can turn them into the world’s leading thinkers and doers.

Don’t let a potential star slip through your fingers. Know the common misconceptions about people with dyslexia so you can look beyond an applicant’s reading and writing limitations. You may find someone who can help take your business to new heights.

Moving Forward:  

Please do not hesitate to let us know how we may be of assistance to you or how we may facilitate outreach and advocacy efforts you would like to see take place.

Together, we can build on successes and seek brand new heights in creating a brighter future for dyslexics in the workplace in the years to come.

Strengths:

  • People with dyslexia often have a better sense of spatial relationships and better use of their right brain.
  • People with dyslexia have excellent thinking skills in the areas of conceptualization, reason, imagination, and abstraction.
  • People with dyslexia have a strong ability to see concepts from a “big picture” perspective.
  • People with dyslexia are adept to excellent in areas that do not depend on reading.
  • People with dyslexia typically have a large spoken vocabulary.
  • People with dyslexia tend to be more curious, creative, and intuitive than average.
  • People with dyslexia have good comprehension of stories read or told them.
  • Dyslexia is not related to low intelligence.

Source: readinghorizons.com

"I was dyslexic. I had no understanding of school work whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests ... what definitely was true was that I seemed to think in a different way than my classmates."

... Richard Branson

 

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