Dyslexic writers have what we described as the N-strength in our book, The Dyslexic Advantage. At our recent Conference on Dyslexia and Innovation, we caught up with Amber Banks who talked to us about what she felt was her dyslexic strength as a writer.
Amber told her that as a kid, she never developed a negative association with books because she read with audiobooks.
Sally Gardner is an accomplished writer and illustrator who didn’t learn to write until she was fourteen, although as a girl she enjoyed “collecting words” as if they were bon bons. These words were to flower in her adulthood when she became an award winning writer.