coding-dyslexiaThis question comes up surprisingly often, although dyslexic computer programmers or software developers are probably on every team and startup.

Some of the big picture reasons dyslexics made do well in programming:

  • Strong Problem Solving
  • Systems Thinking – Big Picture
  • Flexible Thinking
  • Analytical and Logical

But for the details of why dyslexics do well in software development, lets hear from developers themselves:

From Simon, Lead Software Engineer:

“You may worry that you have to read and write code all day, but its not the same as documents its simple code. If your dyslexic mind works anything like mine you process words as pictures and patterns. This works great