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Tracing Business Acumen to Dyslexia

 

by Brent Bowers

 

It has long been known that dyslexics are drawn to running their own businesses, where they can get around their weaknesses in reading and writing and play on their strengths. But a new study of entrepreneurs in the United States suggests that dyslexia is much more common among small-business owners than even the experts had thought. [Full article]

In Learning Hurdles, Lessons for Success

 

by Rob Turner

 

When Charles Schwab speaks, people listen. That is a good thing, because Mr. Schwab, who has dyslexia - a learning disability that makes reading and writing difficult - prefers to communicate that way.

 

These days, it's not just financial strategies that Mr. Schwab, the chairman of the discount brokerage firm, is espousing. He and many other executives with learning disabilities are becoming increasingly outspoken about the challenges they have faced.

 

Many of these executives say that while their learning issues left them struggling in school, they developed some important managerial skills as they adapted. [Full Article]

Neural Systems Predicting Long-term Outcome in Dyslexia

 

"In regards to reading pathways, it appears that dyslexic readers who showed gains in reading did so by depending on a right hemisphere pathway, in contrast to the left-hemisphere pathway that characterizes typical reading."

 

"It appears that gains in reading for dyslexic children reflect, at least in part, different neural mechanisms and pathways than those that support gains in reading for typically developing children. This encourages consideration of intervention approaches that capitalize on alternative reading strategies in addition to current interventions that build on typical reading instruction." [Full article]

Adult Dyslexia/ADD: Challenges in the Workplace

 

by Helen McGillivray

 

Many adults do not realize they have dyslexia and/or ADD until their own children are diagnosed. Others easily recall as a child the agony of enduring school over the years. An individual does not grow out of dyslexia/ADD; the challenges do not just go away with age.

 

As an adult in the workplace, learning differences can conceal the fact that one can also be a gifted and competent individual. Your business cannot afford to loose a valuable employee. [Full article]

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