Comments on “Is dyslexia a gift? Disorder actually helped some of history’s greatest minds achieve success”

  1. A Huntley says:
    06/26/2022 at 1:03 PM

    Seriously? Really? I posit these so-called “experts” are the ones with “developmental disorders” as anyone who interacts with dyslexic people knows they typically are among the brightest and most innovative thinkers. No news flash here. Just a lot of wasted research dollars.

    1. Brorocculi Obbombba says:
      06/26/2022 at 4:32 PM

      non-dyslexic people researching dyslexic people
      conclude, dyslexic people are smarter than non-dyslexic people.
      That is truly a brilliant break threw.

    2. Leslie C Hornyak says:
      06/27/2022 at 12:29 PM

      I have had dyslexia since first grade in 1946 . I have had trouble reading books and numbers because I lose the lines ,however ; I write poetry and have been since I was 12 with no problems.

      1. Andrew says:
        06/27/2022 at 5:48 PM

        You’ve had it since inception… it’s not like polio, or cancer..

  2. Bobbie Brashear says:
    06/26/2022 at 1:09 PM

    Need to read “The Gift of Dyslexia by Ronald Davis. He has a training program that u can train someone with dyslexia to b able to read n 15 minutes. The best thing is it teaches the person to b able to switch from being able to read to back to dyslexic so they can b more creative. Was a teacher for 25 years and I have been through the training. It is the only program that works with children and adults. The US government uses this program for diplomat’s kids that are stationed overseas.

    1. Big sexy says:
      06/27/2022 at 10:35 AM

      Yes let’s be sure the smartest and most creative people with dyslexia solve climate change first. Not global clean water shortages, food shortages, genocide, No women rights in most Muslim countries, execution of LGBTQ in most Muslim countries, war, or growing mental health crises. Climate change is the biggest threat to this world and if you think that you obviously don’t have dyslexia.

  3. Will Smith says:
    06/26/2022 at 4:08 PM

    I have dyslexia, I can’t rope memorize very well. That’s is what is required in traditional schooling.I am a conceptual leaning. I have the ability to understand concepts and apply them almost at will. I truly believe that had I grew up in an environment that teaches that way I would have greatly benefited.

  4. Brian Stackhouse says:
    06/26/2022 at 7:42 PM

    the powerful don’t want to solve climate change, they want to exploit it

    1. Andrew says:
      06/27/2022 at 5:50 PM

      Climate Change control can only be attained with smaller population…

      That is why there are wars, diseases, and natural disasters..

  5. MZ says:
    06/26/2022 at 9:32 PM

    @Bobbie Brasher.
    As a teacher you should know, you misspelled: You, Be, and In

  6. Dana Walket says:
    06/26/2022 at 10:15 PM

    As a dyslexic, I learned to read phonetically. I earned an MFA in Creative Writing. I also taught writing to college students. This is a badly informed article. Yes, I think in concepts and have to work down to details. My handwriting is terrible because the nerves in the hand misfire to the brain. I have difficulty memorizing. Listening skills are weakened because nerves or whatever cells in the ear do not go directly to the hearing part of the brain; they take a detour. I have trouble learning student names in my classes. I’m terrible with numbers but only recently realized that includes dates and time – expressed as numbers. No mention of any of this in the article.

    The most distinguishing dyslexic ability is top down thinking. Seem most people have to build up from facts to get to concepts.

  7. paul says:
    06/27/2022 at 3:25 AM

    I think I have always had it. Never bamed it on anything. I was a C student, but for some reason I can fix almost anything, move weights heavier than myself using angles, and cannot work in an office with a corporate team. I would like to harness this gift. My concepts are always 20 years a head of time. Simple products I come up with ultimately make it to the big corporate America. I think that Hemp is a mericle product that needs to be brought out of the regulations that man has created to stop the use of this product. It creatres more carbon offset than any plant because it is a weed, grows fast and is the stongest natural to earth fiber that mother nature has created. Finally, is there a test you can take to verify I gave this “gift”?

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    1. Katie says:
      07/02/2022 at 1:32 AM

      Yes there is! Just Google it for your area. My son had to take a test in 2nd grade to help build a special plan to support his dyslexia & dysgraphia.
      Where I live, schools don’t evaluate until 3rd grade. I noticed the issue in 1st grade.
      This concept is mind blowing. Why wouldn’t you entertain that a child learns uniquely until 3rd grade? Could you imagine sending a child directly into 3rd who has missed the basic learning blocks?
      Intervention has been life changing!

  8. StreetSweeper says:
    06/27/2022 at 4:55 AM

    Tackle “climate change”? Please name a time in Earths history when the climate DID NOT change.

  9. 79Jupiters says:
    06/27/2022 at 8:33 AM

    Is dyslexia now a protected class? If so where does it fall on the weighted intersectional justice coefficient scale? My guess is between diabetes and a Peskotomuhkati tribe member.

  10. chris Byers says:
    06/27/2022 at 9:58 AM

    I am 70 years aged. Way back when I was in elementary school, they didn’t have dyslexia. I was considered lazy or stupid. Failed math all the way thru school because I couldn’t remember. Even though scoring very high on IQ tests of the time. Mastered and enjoy reading even though to this day I catch b’s & d’s shifting around. Working in the Post Office later in life was challenging as the numbers on letters sometimes shift around.

  11. Jocko says:
    06/27/2022 at 10:31 AM

    Way to work climate change into an article about dyslexia. That was very impressive.

  12. Chris says:
    06/27/2022 at 1:19 PM

    This is an absolute true story because its my true story. I was one of the 10k air traffic controllers who were fired for being stupid enough to strike in 1980. Dumb ass thing to do I knew at the time but couldnt convince others.

    Anyways I was also a full time student and decided to really hit it to finish up and get back in the employment game.
    So I’m burning the candle at both ends and starting to get some eye strain and went for an eye exam. Now I had an eye exam annually as part of a manditory flight physical.

    This doctor started doing some odd tests during the exam that I never had before. Then he ask what I did for a living and I explained I was a full time student in college albeit I was 34 at the time. He asked my grades and I said I was an honor student. He stood back like I was bull shitting him.

    Anyways he gave me a 3 X 5 card to read and I did so. Then he told me I have severe dylexsia and cant read but obviously I could read and he said somehow, someway I learned to over come it and read.

    I told him I did have issues in the past where I read a story or book and got a total different meaning then the other students as in, what the hell are they reading?

    On my way home from this it was like a huge weight had lifted off my shoulers. Finally I had the answers as to why things seemed weird and I came off as weird in grade school. I was labeled dumb and had a desk in the hallway. Yet I graduated from college with a 3.58 average and completed 3 degrees in 4 years and was an air traffic controller.

    The irony is I can learn things so fast, I somehow have the answer before the question is done and that can cause some problems in the communication sense. If there was a cure, I would never do it because it would change the uniqueness of who I am.

    I still remember in 5th grade having to learn the Gettysburg Address, I think it took me 5 minutes tops while others struggled for days to get it down.

  13. RICHARD III says:
    06/27/2022 at 2:14 PM

    Having dyslexia I can tell you that I have a excelent / almost pgotographic memory, except for spelling and grammar. And I can memorize anything and recite it back almost leter perfect, I can also recall any facts at will. And can remember any conversation and recall it, scares the hell out of my boss.

    I am also known for comming up with out of the box or off the wall ideas that always work, again scares the hell out of my boss

    Given the ability to work independently and on my own schedule, I seem to be better at night thN in the day, I can accomplish almost anything

    In fact I am working in a field were I do not have a degree for and in fact have never had a class in yet, I have CPA’s, IT Managers. And Company officers comming asking me for ways to get thinks done.

  14. Constance says:
    06/27/2022 at 3:12 PM

    I have dyslexia, we’re still coming out of an Ice Age, CO2 averaged 900-3,300ppm for the 145 million years before the current Ice Age, there is no problem with 400ppm CO2 now. Problem solved.

  15. Marvin says:
    06/27/2022 at 7:50 PM

    Dyslexics Of America Untie.

  16. Charles Isted says:
    07/19/2022 at 3:19 AM

    Complementary Cognition is brilliant theory and can be tested. I hope that there are currently some interesting experiments being set up to unequivocally prove it.

    As for saving the planet, we already have the knowhow to do it. People just aren’t prepared to make any sacrifices to their lifestyle choices.

    Also, good to see a dyslexic persons thinking skills in action with other types of thinkers. Well done Helen Taylor and all the others that have put this together your a credit to all of us.

    Charles Isted


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