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Our Vision is a World Where Dyslexic Individuals are Known for their Strengths

Redefining Dyslexia Based On Strengths

We’ve often expressed our view that the true core features associated with dyslexic minds are their strengths. In other words, the reading, spelling, and other academic challenges that people usually think of as the essence of dyslexia are really “side effects” of having a mind that’s wired to be good at other things.

 

Identifying Dyslexic […]

New Evidence for Dyslexic Strengths in 3D Spatial Reasoning

This week we’re discussing M-Strengths, or reasoning about the position, form, and movement of objects 3D space. M-Strengths are one of the four categories of MIND-Strengths, or abilities associated with dyslexic processing, that we discuss in our book, The Dyslexic Advantage.

Past Evidence For High 3D Spatial Ability In Dyslexia

Historically, many important dyslexia researchers, beginning […]

M-Strengths: 3D Spatial Reasoning and Dyslexia

 

Today we’ll focus on M-Strengths. M-Strengths is short for Material Reasoning, and it’s one of the four MIND-Strengths, or strengths associated with dyslexic processing. (We discussed the MIND-Strengths in yesterday’s post here if you missed it).

What Are M-Strengths Good For?

M-Strengths are the abilities to reason about the position, form, and movement of objects 3D […]

Hobbies of Dyslexic Children Part 2

We wanted to make sure everyone saw the wonderful examples of ‘career foreshadowing’ you all submitted to the blog How Hobbies of Dyslexic Children Can Point to Adult Careers. Here a few great ones:

Adult Occupation                              Childhood Hobby

Teacher/Drama Teacher                 Playing with dolls/directing […]

Defining Dyslexia: Difference Not Deficit

Dyslexia has traditionally been defined as a brain-based condition that causes difficulty mastering reading-related skills, such as:

identifying and manipulating the component sounds in words (phonological processing)
sounding out words (decoding), recognizing printed words by sight, and spelling words (encoding)
reading sentences and passages quickly and accurately (fluently), and with comprehension in line with […]