What can I tell my child to feel more confident about their Dyslexia?
Depending on their age, using appropriate examples, explain the gift that their way of thinking comes with. My own passion about the abilities of that mind-set probably helps, but all my clients end up being really proud of the fact that they are part of an elite club of people with a Dyslexic learning style. Depending on their interest, I’d point out Walt Disney or Tom Cruise, Keira Knightley or Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci or Quentin Tarantino and just about any top sportsperson. All these people didn’t succeed despite being Dyslexic, but because of it. Most of these individuals did struggle at school, were teased or bullied, but once they found their strength and used their gifts, many of them went straight to the top of their field. In today’s workplace, opportunities for Dyslexics are greater than ever, not only because of our increased need for creative solutions but also our heavy dependence on the internet and technology, which really suits right brainers.