Saturday, September 6, 2014

Dyslexic Advantage: Picture THIS!!

Dr.'s Brock and Fernette Eide wrote the seminal book, Dyslexic Advantage.  Watch the video above, where Dr. Fernette Eide talks about the current science that indicates dyslexia is not a lack, but a difference, and there are studies that show Dyslexic brains take totally different pathways.

Cognitive Mind Strengths Profile--Dyslexic Advantage

The most interesting thing she covered was the typical profile of the Dyslexic Child.  Schools teach children to be quickly and efficiently, and some might say, mindlessly spit back the information they have been taught. This is also known as "rote memorization", and it is almost singular to success in school.  It is also why Dyslexics so seldom have success in school, but can be outstandingly successful in life.

I loved this, because this is my son, too. It explains so much.  School was hell for both of us. But he is probably one of the smartest people I know.

The flow chart below gives some ideas of  what tests concern: Now...this is the Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale, and the correlation of similar tests, where they fit in, and some of the names of tests only alluded to by letters above. For example, PSI=Processing Speed Index and is part of the perfomance, not the verbal I.Q.  It is an indication of processing speed, and is related to symbol search and digit symbol coding...whatever that means.  I will look for better explanations in time.