The Right-Sided Brain

If you have a child with dyslexia, it is just as important, if not more important, to help them discover and develop their areas of strength and talent. Because the right hemisphere in their brain is larger, most dyslexics have special talents in areas controlled by the right side of their brain. By focusing on these gifts, you can change the paradigm in which your child views dyslexia and himself.

Areas of Strength:

  • Art- especially 3-D expression and visualization
  • Athletics
  • Music
  • People skills
  • Highly intuitive
  • Mechanical skills
  • Inquisitive and Imaginative
  • Creative and Innovative
  • Global thinkers-“think out-side of the box”
  • Problem solvers-good at seeing the big picture
  • Strong verbal communicators


Careers that take advantage of their strengths:

There are highly accomplished and successful adult dyslexics working in all professions, but there are some careers that many dyslexic adults truly excel in. Here are just a few….

  • Architecture
  • Interior or Exterior Design
  • Psychology
  • Politics
  • Marketing, Sales
  • Culinary Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Engineering
  • Computers
  • Carpentry
  • Electronics

Famous People with Dyslexia:

Some of the most brilliant, talented, and successful people in history are/were dyslexic. These people succeeded BECAUSE of their dyslexia, not in spite of it.

  • Albert Einstein
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Winston Churchill
  • Walt Disney
  • Thomas Edison
  • George Washington
  • Babe Ruth
  • Ludwig V. Beethoven
  • William B. Yeats …and many, many more!

Advantages of Dyslexia