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Teri
06-05-2011, 09:54 AM
This is so cool!
http://education.ohio.com/2011/05/dyslexic-astrophysicists-better-at-finding-black-holes/

The second video on the page talks about dyslexic astrophysicists and how they find way more black holes than nondyslexic counterparts. And it explains why.

I have noticed in Libby, since she was very young, that she could find discrepancies in pictures and she was really good at finding the differences between two pictures. Apparently, this is part of being dyslexic, but it is one of the gifts that comes with the disability.

Ariadne
06-05-2011, 10:58 AM
That is so cool, Teri! Isn't it wonderful when we see the benefits that come with disabilities, especially where our own challenged children are concerned? :)

Pilgrim
06-06-2011, 02:47 PM
This is so cool!
http://education.ohio.com/2011/05/dyslexic-astrophysicists-better-at-finding-black-holes/

The second video on the page talks about dyslexic astrophysicists and how they find way more black holes than nondyslexic counterparts. And it explains why.

I have noticed in Libby, since she was very young, that she could find discrepancies in pictures and she was really good at finding the differences between two pictures. Apparently, this is part of being dyslexic, but it is one of the gifts that comes with the disability.

Thanks for sharing this, Teri. My DD shares the same abilities when it comes to hidden pictures and other visual games. It's nice to see such a positive spin put on dyslexia.

Valerie
06-06-2011, 04:09 PM
Thanks for the link! It is really nice to see one of the positives of dyslexia, and to see it getting attention at this level. My DS has always been great at seeing things that I would not notice. He has always been interested in animals and nature, and he can spot a bird or a squirrel in a tree every time. Now I can see why!