Dyslexics are highly able individuals with numerous cognitive skills to offer. It is important to understand that they and those around them know that whilst dyslexia encompasses many challenges, it can give the individual tremendous advantages in the modern world, provided these skills are understood and given the right conditions in which to flourish. So what are the differences and what are dyslexics good at?
Below are just some of the cognitive skills that dyslexics have to offer:
Understanding patterns, evaluating possibilities & making decisions.
- Simplifying: understanding & simplifying complex ideas & concepts.
- Analysing: using logic to decide on the strength of an argument.
- Deciding: interpreting situations to predict future events & make decisions.
- Visioning: seeing past detail to gain a big picture view of a problem.
Understanding self; connecting, empathising & influencing others.
- Understanding self: recognising & managing own feelings.
- Understanding others: interpreting the reactions of other people.
- Empathising: sensing, understanding & responding to how others feel.
- Influencing: managing, influencing & inspiring other people.
Being curious & exploring ideas in a constant & energetic way.
- Learning: having a curiosity for finding out new things and learning skills.
- Digging: looking into things in a way that maximises what is discovered.
- Energising: being deeply excited to learn about something.
- Doing: achieving a result that surprises & pleases self or others.