Dyslexia is an unexpected difficulty in learning to read, despite good intelligence, strong motivation, and appropriate teaching.
Children who are dyslexic can also be highly intelligent and have bright futures.
Some of our most accomplished thinkers—students, writers, doctors, journalists, architects, educators, policy makers, inventors, entrepreneurs, entertainers—are dyslexic.
Slow readers can be
Dyslexia and creativity are related.
Cutting-edge brain imaging demonstrates that dyslexic brains are wired differently, providing evidence for the need for accommodations.
Renowned heart surgeon and inventor Dr. Toby Cosgrove sees failure as the starting point for a process of learning and discovery.
CEO and financial whiz Charles Schwab credits dyslexia for the kind of visionary thinking that led to his own business success.
Novelist and Emmy Award-winning television writer Stephen J. Cannell is often asked how someone who is dyslexic would choose writing as a career. His response: "We dyslexics are very good with abstract thought. And that's the key in writing."
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein observed,
"In some ways being dyslexic is a gift, because you think less linearly. And you have to know it's okay to think out of the box."