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Nine Year Old Autistic Girl

has a higher iq than einstein or hawking

By Hip-Hop Vive

A young woman has defied the odds in a major way. This young lady was diagnosed with autism, so there were many who looked at what she was not able to do. However, at the age of nine years old, this young woman has already graduated high school. It turns out, she has a genius level IQ.

Because a person may have some kind of learning disorder, some people may write them off. At the same time, a person learning differently may just need things interpreted in a different way for their own understanding.



12 Famous People Who Struggled With Dyslexia

before changing the world

By Institute for Multi-Sensory Education

Without the proper support and education, dyslexia can often leave eager students feeling self-conscious and inadequate.  Despite difficulties in reading, there seems to be a theme that those with dyslexia are often destined for greatness.

  1. Cher
  2. Anderson Cooper
  3. Robin Williams
  4. Keira Knightley
  5. Albert Einstein
  6. Pablo Picasso
  7. Whoopi Goldberg
  8. Richard Branson
  9. George Washington
  10. Henry Winkler
  11. Caitlyn Jenner
  12. Octavia Spencer


The Dyslexia Foundation

For more than 30 years, TDF has been bringing together leading scientists from important fields in dyslexia research, while working to create a bridge between research and practice.



Dyslexia the Gift

By Davis Dyslexia Association International

Dyslexia and similar learning differences stem from innate patterns of thinking and learning that are tied to high levels of creativity and strong problem-solving and three-dimensional thinking abilities.

When adults and children learn how to harness and use their innate strengths, they have the capacity to excel in all realms.



Why Dyslexia Is a Gift

By Karl Leeuw — American Dyslexia Association

Dyslexic people in history:

Albert Einstein, Nikola Tesla, Michael Faraday, Stephen Hawking, Steve Jobs, Robin Williams, Henry Ford, Da Vinci, Newton, Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Picasso, John Lennon, Winston Churchill, Alexander Bell, Thomas Jefferson, John F Kennedy, Woodrow Wilson, George Washington, Andy Warhol, the Wright Brothers, Mohammed Ali and many more.

Famous dyslexic people who are alive:

Richard Branson, Cher, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Cruise, Anthony Hopkins, Ozzie Osborne, Steven Spielberg, Sylvester Stallone
and many more.

What do they all have in common?

They struggled at school. Yes, they did not get A’s or 10 out of 10 and yet they became a genius in their field.

So, why?

The reason why dyslexia is a gift is that we use the right side of our brains!



6 Ways Dyslexia Can Be a Gift

By Learning Lab

Dyslexia is a learning difference that affects how someone processes letters and words, which makes reading difficult. While children with dyslexia do face challenges, there are actually many gifts associated with this condition. We talk about how dyslexia can benefit your child and actually be a gift, including many successful people with dyslexia.

Kids with dyslexia have many gifts, including:
  • Enhanced right-brain skills
  • Think in pictures rather than words
  • Holistic thinking that sees the whole picture
  • Improved pattern recognition
  • Enhanced problem-solving ability
  • Brilliant spatial reasoning


The Gift of Dyslexia

Why Some of the Smartest People Can’t Read…and How They Can Learn

The Gift of Dyslexia, Revised and Expanded: Why Some of the Smartest People Can't Read...and How They Can Learn by [Ronald D. Davis, Eldon M. Braun]

By Ronald D. Davis and Eldon M. Braun

This book outlines a unique and revolutionary program with a phenomenally high success rate in helping dyslexics learn to read and to overcome other difficulties associated with it. This new edition is expanded to include new teaching techniques and revised throughout with up-to-date information on research, studies, and contacts.



Gift of Dyslexia Workshop

By Davis Training Worldwide

This 4-day (30 hour) professional workshop is an introduction to the basic theories, principles and application of all the procedures described in the book, The Gift of Dyslexia. Training is done with a combination of lectures, demonstrations, group practice, and question and answer sessions. Attendance is limited to ensure the highest quality of training.



Dyslexia: Wrestling with an Octopus

10 Tips to Help Your Child

DYSLEXIA. Wrestling with an Octopus. : 10 Tips to Help Your Child by [Beth  Beamish, Sarah Pitts]

By Beth Beamish

While helping my dyslexic son, I discovered I wasn’t a lousy speller – I also had dyslexia.

I’m a picture thinker. I imagine dyslexia as an octopus exhibiting eight areas of difficulty: reading, listening, spelling, writing, memory, motor control, spatial issues, and the frequently overlooked social challenges.

I will show you how to keep your child safe, improve their health, and help them develop their unique talents.



Dyslexia Outside-the-Box

Equipping Dyslexic Kids to Not Just Survive but Thrive

Dyslexia Outside-the-Box: Equipping Dyslexic Kids to Not Just Survive but Thrive by [Beth Ellen Nash]

By Beth Ellen Nash

Dyslexia Outside-the-Box helps you understand the mind of a child with dyslexia and explains what’s going on in their outside-the-box brain in a way that can help you make them feel much better about themselves.

Dyslexia Outside-the-Box offers a balanced perspective showing how a dyslexic child’s challenges are directly connected to the flip-side strengths of their brain’s unique wiring.



Developmental Dyslexia

essential to human adaptive success

By University of Cambridge — MedicalXpress

Cambridge researchers studying cognition, behavior and the brain have concluded that people with dyslexia are specialized to explore the unknown. This is likely to play a fundamental role in human adaptation to changing environments.

They think this ‘explorative bias’ has an evolutionary basis and plays a crucial role in our survival.



Dyslexia — A Writer’s Superpower


By P.J. Manney — Writer’s Digest

Dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia should not be viewed as impediments to becoming a writer. Rather, they should be viewed as writing superpowers, especially when paired with certain technologies.



Overlooked Strengths of Dyslexia

essential to human adaptive success

By University of Cambridge — SciTechDaily

Researchers say people with Developmental Dyslexia have specific strengths relating to exploring the unknown that have contributed to our species’ successful adaptation and survival.



7 Things Only Visual Thinkers Will Understand

By Elena Prokopets — LifeHack

Following the first time someone tried to explain why I had difficulty learning, I explored just what a visual thinker is – I fit the definition pretty handily! So, here’s a list of 7 things that all of us visual thinkers will understand, and most others probably won’t.

We visual thinkers are imaginative, creative, and divergent in our thinking processes. While we may frustrate others, and even ourselves at times, we are often the most valuable member a team can have!



Visual Thinking

The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions

Visual Thinking: The Hidden Gifts of People Who Think in Pictures, Patterns, and Abstractions by [Temple Grandin]

By Temple Grandin

Do you have a keen sense of direction, a love of puzzles, the ability to assemble furniture without crying? You are likely a visual thinker.

With her genius for demystifying science, Grandin draws on cutting-edge research to take us inside visual thinking. Visual thinkers constitute a far greater proportion of the population than previously believed, she reveals, and a more varied one, from the photo-realistic object visualizers like Grandin herself, with their intuitive knack for design and problem solving, to the abstract, mathematically inclined “visual spatial” thinkers who excel in pattern recognition and systemic thinking. 



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