CREATIVITY: INSIGHTS

INSIGHT— THE AHA! PROCESS Insights are “Aha!” moments, when you suddenly see the answer to a problem. The insight process takes all the small bits of information your brain has gathered, looks at them without ruling anything out, and connects them together in a unique way to solve a problem. Insight is how you generateContinue reading “CREATIVITY: INSIGHTS”

CREATIVITY: PATTERN RECOGNITION — SEEING WHAT OTHERS DON’T

           Because dyslexics use your creative right brains more, that side gets very strong. This strength may let you soak up patterns of things that you see, and processes that you imagine.  Dyslexics link ideas together in different ways — instead of following a “logical” step-by-step sequence, you might see a pattern or similarities and likenesses.Continue reading “CREATIVITY: PATTERN RECOGNITION — SEEING WHAT OTHERS DON’T”

CREATIVITY: GIST — THE MAIN POINT

The gist is the kernel of an idea. Dyslexics get the gist of the idea easier than many people — you see what’s important, then discard the rest,  leaving everybody else to wonder “Why didn’t I think of that?”  Linear thinkers and fluent readers may see the same information, but it is often locked intoContinue reading “CREATIVITY: GIST — THE MAIN POINT”

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 tellContinue reading “CREATIVITY — THE PAYOFF”

LEARNING DIFFERENTLY

            You’ve gotten through the hard stuff. Now it is time to talk about what really sets dyslexics apart — your amazing ability to see the world differently. You don’t believe me? Read on. Dyslexia is not the end of the world Dyslexics think differently Right brain thinking allows dyslexics to see the world inContinue reading “LEARNING DIFFERENTLY”

READING IS HARD WORK FOR DYSLEXICS

Dyslexic brains have trouble learning the correct scripts to connect sounds with written letters. You have problems storing the scripts in the left side of your brains as sight words. This gives you problems remembering the right words or breaking words down into their separate sounds. You continue to sound the words out every time.Continue reading “READING IS HARD WORK FOR DYSLEXICS”

HOW WE LEARN TO READ

For most people learning to read is just like learning to do any other skill. Beginning readers:             Left Hemisphere Right Hemisphere   1) see the letters and hear the sounds   2) attach the sounds to the letters 3) practice putting sounds to groups of letters as words   4) create scripts that tellContinue reading “HOW WE LEARN TO READ”

HOW WE LEARN — OVERVIEW

To understand what’s going on with dyslexia, we need to understand a little about how we learn to read. In this post, well look at: A TALE OF TWO HEMISPHERES The brain is divided into two halves, called the right and left hemispheres. The two sides of the brain are connected. They share information andContinue reading “HOW WE LEARN — OVERVIEW”

What You Need To Read Fluently

WHERE READING GOES WRONG This is a hard topic. There is a lot that experts don’t know yet about the brain or how people read. This is because… THE BRAIN IS A COMPLICATED PLACE.Because the brain is so complicated, nobody’s brain is wired perfectly for all of the jobs we need it to do. ButContinue reading “What You Need To Read Fluently”