Many students who have dyslexia are gifted (“twice gifted”). Famous dyslexic Albert Einstein is a perfect example. His schoolmaster wrote in Einstein’s school report, “He will never amount to anything”. Despite Einstein’s low scores in school, Einstein’s mother knew her son was brilliant and chose to homeschool him. Homeschooling gave Einstein the freedom to learn about the world in a way that suited his unique mind best, and we have all benefitted from the brilliance that came from that dyslexic mind!
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Celebrate neurodiversity!
To end week 3 of Dyslexia Awareness Month – “Dyslexic Strengths”!
Accommodations and assistive technologies are absolutely necessary if we want to be fair to students who have dyslexia.