The Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity
Accessing Strengths

Children and adults with dyslexia are highly creative, and have many cognitive and emotional strengths, despite a weakness in decoding words. Successful dyslexics draw on their strengths to hit their targets in life, as shown in the illustration below:

Keys to Strengths.  Identify and acknowledge abilities, outside-the-box thinking, nurture strengths, alternative ways of acquiring information

Children and adults with dyslexia often find alternative ways of gathering knowledge and innovate strategies to learn, work, and achieve in life. There are specific steps that can help strengths come to light, as well as assistive technologies that can also aid in school and work. We discuss them, as well as the stories of successful dyslexics. See below to link to these sections.