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You have said it best! Early

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You have said it best! Early intervention is most important and then appropriate accommodations/tools. Thank you!

Some dyslexics are creative....

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...but not all. Some non-dyslexics are creative, but not all.

Creativity and dyslexia may be correlated but correlation does not prove causation. A third factor may be a mediating factor.

I have done research on the characteristics of reading disabled students and one consistent finding is that 85% have a right hemisphere orientation. This is a problem for a left hemisphere oriented school system, but some kinds of creativity are associated with a right hemisphere orientation. Since dyslexics show more right hemisphere orientation than non-dyslexics, I would expect they would show more creativity. But it is not the dyslexia that is responsible for the creativity, but the right hemisphere orientation.

@Bob Zenhausern I agree with

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@Bob Zenhausern
I agree with your arguments 1 through 3 but not 4. I find that the dylexic is an "out of the box" thinker. Creative might not be the best word. However, the ideas, processes and/or products of a dyslexic can be quite different or unique.
Also, tell me more about Irlen lenses. When you say that it stabilizes the text, I am wondering if you are talking about dyslexia or visual issues such as visual preception difficulties?

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I am thrilled to learn that

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I am thrilled to learn that educational magazines provide essential information for struggling students who are experiencing dylexia. As a teacher, we know that all students should be afforded the opportunity to achieve excellence. Therefore, this information gives so much hope to teachers and students who are teaching and learning daily. It is encouraging to know that some of our most brilliant minds were individuals who suffered from dylexia and were able to channel their minds to higher levels of critical thinking skills.

Ninth and tenth grade social studies teacher from India

wow! what an eye opener for

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wow! what an eye opener for someone who does not know about dyslexia. do you mind if i share this with my colleagues it may help them understand better what the child is going through.

Ninth and tenth grade social studies teacher from India

dyslexia is something little

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dyslexia is something little understood by many here and i know what an uphill task t is to get parents even to get their children assessed, so i don't wait for an assessment but use methods to try and reach the maximum students in class. i do have small successes but i know my 1 on 1 teaching is far more effective. i learn a lot from articles on the net and wish i had half the resources you all have and the time too but i do whatever i can.

Response to The Dixie Diarist

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The story of Albert is real, but it is not typical. About 5% of the students we call dyslexic have this problem and they are the lucky ones. These are the students who can be almost instantly helped by the use of Irlen lenses which stabilize the text by use of colored overlays.

Some different ideas

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I have some serious objections to the article "Four things about the dyslexic brain".
1) Writing is not dyslexia which is a problem reading, not writing. Might a dyslexic have a problem with putting thoughts on paper? Maybe. Would it be easier to use a keyboard? Maybe. Can the person tell a story? If so, there is software that will translate the words to print. We need to separate the physical act of writing from the ability to create meaningful discourse.

2) Dyslexics do not suffer from problems in automated processes in general. They do suffer from automated reading with which they struggle. Might some dyslexics struggle with automated processes? Probably. Might some non-dyslexics struggle with automated processes? Probably.

3) Problems in memory are not a typical symptom of dyslexia. There is little more I can say except this is not found as a general issue.

4) Dyslexics are creative. Some may be. But also some non-dyslexics are creative.

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Informative article and

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Informative article and exhilarating comments on an exhausting challenge for people with dyslexia. Through interviews with lots of U.S. teachers, parents and students about the struggle with dyslexia in schools, one positive note is that early diagnosis and introduction to digital accessible books and reading technologies with text-to-speech can help to ensure an improved reading experience.

Dyslexia

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I have found that teaching a child with dyslexia can be very challenging. This article was very informative and on point. Highlighting and integrating the creativity of the student into the learning environment is crucial to the self esteem and success of the learner. This year I have started to use apps that help with letter recognition such as LetterReflex-Overcoming Letter Reversals & Backwards and Dyslexia Quest.

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