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Dyslexia: The Gift that is Considered a Problem



Dyslexia: The Gift that is Considered a Problem


Dyslexia is the most researched learning disability of all. Usually what we connect with dyslexia is reading, writing, spelling and math problems, which children develop in school. In today’s society, many people think if someone is dyslexic that he must be incapable of following lessons in class. That person is automatically branded as being learning disabled by the teacher. It is very frustrating to study for hours for a test, and then get a D grade. The student starts to think, if I study for hours and get a D grade anyway, then why should I study at all? It is like an avalanche: first your self-esteem starts to drop, frustration comes along and bad grades follow. Few people now see that dyslexia is a gift.

Although being dyslexic doesn’t automatically make you a genius, it is very important for yourself and your self-esteem to know how the mind of a dyslexic individual works. Some of the greatest scientists, inventors, actors, writers and painters were dyslexic, including Whoopi Goldberg, Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, Walt Disney, Leonardo da Vinci, and Thomas Edison (Ronald D. Davis, The Gift of Dyslexia, page. 4). All of those people utilized the brain’s ability to create multi-dimensional pictures. The mental function that causes dyslexia is a gift in the truest sense of the word, if it’s understood and worked with. A great way to overcome learning disabilities is by adopting the Davis® method; it will give you the tools for success in life.

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