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Sportlight on Dyslexia
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Jan 21, 2016 2016-01-21

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SPOTLIGHT! On Success Stories*

Testing shows that people with dyslexia are no more or less intelligent than the population at large. Having dyslexia makes reading, and sometimes other skills, more difficult to acquire, but having dyslexia is not necessarily a barrier to success. In fact, many individuals with dyslexia have not only been successful; they have also changed the world. Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Pablo Picasso all struggled with dyslexia.

Research has shown that wiring in the brains of people with dyslexia is different, and many believe that this different wiring of the brain causes people with dyslexia to see problems in different ways that can support innovation and success. Whether or not dyslexia is a gift, many individuals with dyslexia are living highly successful lives.

The International Dyslexia Society spotlights some of these individuals who are at the top of their professions.

* Excerpted from “Success Stories,” International Dyslexia Association: http://eida.org/success-stories/

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