Is Dyslexia the other end of the spectrum to Autism? Research from Dr Manuel Casanova quoted in The Dyslexic Advantage seems to point to this. Caused by how close or far our brain neurons are structured. “The brains of individuals with autism are biased toward short connections at the expense of long connections- just the opposite of dyslexia.” p.41.
There is so much practical stuff to learn from understanding these theories. Its not just theoretical stuff. It helps in everyday decision making.
“The Dyslexic Advantage” is one of the most highly recommended books on dyslexia for good reason. For example, just over two years ago I read only five selected chapters of the book and it significantly contributed to inspiring the motivation behind creating the mission and company of ‘BulletMap Academy‘. My wife and I were inspired to find a way to systematically teach dyslexic teens and entrepreneurs to use mind mapping as a tool that can be used to find creative order out of chaotic thoughts. The insights from the book helped me, as an adult, to identify and harness my dyslexic advantages and, as a teacher, to find methods to teach visual study skills effectively. This is just one example of how this book has catalysed new ways to recognise and harness people’s creative gifts.
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Sarah George had a nice conversation with Darius about her dyslexia journey and the advantages of sending your child to a specialist dyslexia school
Moira Thomson, MBE talked about accommodations. Is it really worth it to have young people have adjustments to the arrangements?