This is video #5 of my 10-video series Introduction to Neurodiversity, a course I taught in 2021-2022 at Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education. In this video I discuss the gifts of dyslexia, including strong visual-spatial reasoning, three-dimensional thinking, entrepreneurial vision, and holistic perception. I look at famous people with dyslexia, how the 3-D capabilities of dyslexics are tailor-made for cutting edge science domains such as genetics, microbiology, and cosmology, and how technologies such as speech-to-text and text-to-speech apps help dyslexic individuals work around difficulties with reading and writing. Finally, I examine suitable careers for dyslexics, how a school environment can be modified for them, and how to develop learning strategies that use what dyslexics do well to help them do what is difficult.
For more information about neurodiversity, see my books The Power of Neurodiversity: Unleashing the Advantages of Your Differently Wired Brain, and Neurodiversity in the Classroom: Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Succeed in School and Life.
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