Are there advantages associated with dyslexia?

09/21/2011 | Wired.com

Authors Fernette and Brock Eide discuss in this interview their theory that dyslexia, which is considered a learning disability, brings many benefits along with its difficulties. The Eides, in their book, "The Dyslexic Advantage," argue that the brains of individuals with dyslexia are organized in a way that allow for stronger big-picture connections. Individuals with dyslexia also may have strong spatial-reasoning skills and an enhanced ability to learn from experiences, the authors suggest.

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