In most of our developing countries we teach learning skills that are easily processed by the left hemisphere of the brain. These skills make it easier for students to process the very abstract symbols of mathematics and written languages. However these skills are inappropriate for students who mostly use the right side of the brain to process information. What many teachers and school officials see as learning disabilities or dysfunctions of the brain, with students labeled as “dyslexic” can actually be just differences in how a person interprets information. But it’s these very learning differences that can be used as powerful tools and personal strengths in all aspects of life.
It is this ability to see concepts in terms of “whole images” that allow these students to see “the forest before the trees”. In other words they solve problems and come up with new perspectives by seeing first what an idea, process, project, etc. is in its entirety and then picking out the individual parts and its relation to the overall view. When they see all of these parts and their purposes in connection to the “whole picture” then they can expand, add or fix anything. This can be applied to any situation including running a business, construction, mechanics, new inventions, marketing, new and improving products, time management solutions, entertainment ideas, artistic and architectural movements, scientific and medical breakthroughs and self-improvement programs.
People who predominantly use the right side of the brain to process information also have unique and powerful analytical skills. Many successful and dyslexic people are famous inventors, managers, CEOs, entertainers, artists, mathematicians, philosophers, scientists, sports figures and any other field you can think of. They are able to use their creativity, curiosity, empathy, intuition, problem-solving, multi-tasking skills, to name a few, to think and process from a global point of view. They effortlessly see the “big picture” and consequently produce many ideas and solutions for any project. These gifted individuals are truly able to think “outside the box”!
We found this interesting and enlightening website about famous dyslexic people and interesting information about dyslexia. Enjoy!
Also you can check our site for more information on teaching dyslexics at: Dyslexia Victoria Online