have average or above average IQs but struggle with processing language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself as a difficulty to comprehend, speak, read, write, spell, or to do mathematical calculations. Being an ‘invisible’ disability, SLDs are widely misunderstood as lack of intelligence, ‘laziness’ and an ‘excuse’ for poor academic performance.
However, #DyslexicThinking enables them to think creatively, laterally, with a multi-sensory lens, often coming up with creative and out of the box solutions for problems. If something has changed the world, there is a high probability that there is a Dyslexic behind it. Globally. it is estimated that 40% of self-made millionaires have dyslexia.
Studies show that the percentage of students with dyslexia in the fields such as engineering, arts and entrepreneurship are over twice the percentage of individuals with dyslexia in the general population. Dyslexia is so common at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), to such an extent that it is also known as the MIT disease.
The Value of Dyslexia Report maps Dyslexic strengths as those critical to succeed in the jobs of the future, as identified by the World Economic Forum. A growing number of employers like SAP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Microsoft, Ernst & Young and the Virgin Group recognize #dyslexicthinking as a necessary skill for being future ready.
of and access to support systems are critical to determine
how an individual succeeds in their life.
the needle for 200 million* Indians, of which 35 million are students.