When I made the mental shift to look for the good things, my research started turning up some pretty amazing information and statistics! It allowed me to help my son in a much more productive way. I began gathering all I could, I put it altogether and gave a presentation to my fellow teachers (which were his teachers too). It felt quite rewarding to hear so many of them say how important this information was and that they had learned so much about looking for the strengths in their students. It's been about a year and a half, and teachers still talk about that presentation, they tell me how they are reaching more students and continuing to help them find successes and build on those.
So.... What is the beauty in dyslexia? Beauty is the good stuff....the benefits of thinking differently.....eeking out an individual's strengths. Sure, dyslexics have difficulty reading, spelling, writing, math, organizing, recalling names, etc., but what about the good stuff? What are the benefits of being dyslexic?
There are plenty of benefits!! , Here's a list of several, not all by any means, but many....
out-of-the-box thinkers--see patterns & connections that others don't see
talents in music, arts, sports
see the bigger picture, not lost in the details
excellent long-term memory
make great entreprenuers
My dad is a very wise man who taught me every good thing I know. In raising my own 4 children, I've tried hard to incorporate his wisdom in their lives. The reason the title of my webpage is Seeing the Beauty in Dyslexia is because my children "get it" and while we were discussing the possible names for the website and the reasons I wanted to create it, my oldest offered up the name, it encompasses my life philospophy as well as my passion for dyslexia...perfection!