Great video on the gifts of Dyslexia from the Yale Center for Creativity and Dyslexia. She focuses on how smart dyslexic people often are
With 5% of the population being dyslexic and most not being diagnosed, we are fortunate when someone breaks the silence and talks about it. The video below is a Ted talk and one of the best I have see. What am amazing girl.
The Wall street Journal recently had a great article on Dyslexia, featuring many successful ones that wee able to "overcome" it through creativity and hard work.
According to the article:
Actor Henry Winkler was told he was stupid. A teacher labeled Dan Malloy, the future governor of Connecticut, "mentally retarded." Delos Cosgrove recalls "hanging on by my fingernails" in high school and college before becoming a thoracic surgeon and the Cleveland Clinic's chief executive officer.
Each has dyslexia, a condition that makes reading difficult but has little to do with intelligence. Mounting evidence shows that many people with dyslexia are highly creative, out-of-the-box thinkers, and neuroimaging studies demonstrate that their brains really do think differently.
For the complete article, a version of this article appeared April 2, 2013, on page D1 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Dyslexia Workarounds: Creativity Without a Lot of Reading.