Inspiring Dyslexia Talk

Oct 12, 2017 | About Dyslexia

Dean Dragonier has done a great job talking about the gifts and challenges of dyslexia, with some startling statistics:

35 % of all dyslexic student’s don’t finish high school

50 % of all adolescents in alcohol or drug rehabilitation are dyslexics and

70 % of young delinquents in juvenile detention centers are dyslexic too.

I was, however, even more shocked when he tells about a study that apparently found that dyslexic individuals (anyone who cannot read and write) feel the same sense of shame as people who engaged in incest! Apart from the fact that this is a weird comparison, it is quite alarming that this is the case and that we allow this to happen to any individual.

Dean also talks about taking part in a ‘learning disability conference’ and the very impressive professors had a ‘simple’ solution to teach dyslexic learners by introducing them to ‘social-emotional learning executive functioning methodology’ – in short sequencing, time management and emotional intelligence.

Well, I think that sequencing and time management are valuable tools to learn and add, but I have rarely met individuals other than dyslexic ones who portray a higher level of emotional intelligence, empathy and social interaction skills.

I’m seriously wondering whose Emotional IQ is needing attention.

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