While of course, children with dyslexia have their struggles, focusing purely on these struggle does no one any good. Sometimes we need to take a step back and look at positive impacts and influences. So today, I’m focusing on the strengths of dyslexia.
It’s important that as parents we’re aware of ways to boost our child’s confidence. Our kids get enough knocks. They have a constant battle to keep up with school work, homework and their peers. Many fear exams and there are strong links to anxiety for some dyslexic children. We, of course, have to learn how to support them in their educational journey, but we also have to look at the other side – how dyslexia can enhance their life.
Dyslexia is part of who they are so maybe it’s time to change the narrative.
Without doubt, the strengths of dyslexia have helped to shape the way of the world! Where would we be without Einstein, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Steve Jobs? Not to mention the countless actors, entertainers and sporting heroes that all have dyslexia. Dyslexia has helped all of these become the successes they are today.
The infographic below can be downloaded, shared and printed out. It’s a clear outline of the strengths of dyslexia and while not all kids will have the same strengths, they will recognise themselves in many of them. View and download the PDF infographic here
If anyone ever puts you down for having dyslexia, don’t believe them. Being dyslexic can actually be a big advantage, and it has certainly helped me.
– Richard Branson, Virgin CEO.
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