CREATIVITY — THE PAYOFF

Now we come to the fun stuff — the stuff that dyslexics excel at.

While you’re in school, your teachers will help you learn to minimize the effects of your dyslexia when you are reading and spelling. When you get out of school, and get a job, you will have a calculator to quickly tell you what 4 X 15 is. You will have spell check for your documents. If you want to know when the first manned landing on the moon happened, you can look it up on the internet.

Nobody has yet invented a machine that has insights or an imagination — a machine that can think in pictures, and is creative. That’s anything-is-possible right-brain stuff. Right-brain thinkers see the world differently. Your outside-the-box vision leads you to new ideas.

There are a lot of characteristics that go into creativity. Creativity is a higher-level thinking skill that uses strengths such as:

Gist — Seeing the point of the problem

Pattern Recognition — Seeing what others don’t

Thinking in Pictures

Insight — Aha! moments when you suddenly understand the answer without going through logical steps to get there.

  • The region of the right hemisphere that dyslexics use to read is also where brilliant insights happen!
  • This means dyslexics might have more insights.

Imagination — Anything is possible!

Creativity is the payoff for different learning styles.

To create: to make or bring into existence something new.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

Published by Amy Law

Amy Law is a science geek. She feels about science the way some people feel about music, or art, or sports – a total and complete emotional connection. She thinks in science. For Amy, there’s nothing better than helping people see the beauty of science as she does. She loves to untangle a complicated subject into its parts, explaining it so that anybody can understand what’s happening. Let her show you her world...

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