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Have you missed the exceptional super skills of dyslexic people, making them incredible learners and employees?

Usually when people hear the word dyslexia they think only of reading, writing and maths problems. Some associate it with word and letter reversals, some only with slow learners.

Here are some typical examples of super skills they may have.

High levels of creativity – Many people with dyslexia show extraordinary levels of creativity and innovation, having above average imaginations. Their skills align well with characteristics found in groundbreaking entrepreneurs such as Steve Jobs: The co-founder of Apple. They have proven time and again that their unconventional thinking can lead to extraordinary success.

Strong problem solvers – One of the most notable strengths of people with dyslexia is their ability to use unique methods for problem-solving. Whether it’s navigating the complexities of engineering or devising ingenious business strategies, dyslexic individuals have a knack for finding solutions where others see roadblocks.

Highly intuitive – Dyslexics often have a strong sense of intuition and heightened emotional intelligence. They can quickly grasp complex concepts and situations, often arriving at conclusions before others.

Resilience and determination – Dyslexia presents its fair share of challenges, however people often develop a remarkable sense of determination as a result. After overcoming obstacles and persevering through difficulties, they learn to think outside the box and develop unique strategies to succeed.

Specific talent or interest – Students may have a wide range of interests not related to school and this may include a specific talent or area of interest that they are passionate about. Their curious minds question and push boundaries making them dedicated and solution focussed.

Recognising complex patterns – Being skilled in recognising and remembering complex patterns and images often means people excel in coding, music and mathematics. Many dyslexic people can also simultaneously process multiple thoughts leading to insights in data and discoveries.

High spatial awareness – People with dyslexia can sometimes be much spatially aware than the average person. Many have the ability to manipulate 3D shapes in their minds. They may find it easier to think in images which works well in careers such as architecture, performing arts and design.

Each of us have a unique combination of strengths and weaknesses, and dyslexic minds are anything but ordinary. They may be creative with art, co-ordinated at sports or strong with advances in engineering.

Let’s help raise self-esteem and celebrate dyslexic minds by recognising their super skills that makes them all unique.


It’s our superpower and not everyone gets to have a superpower!”

Tristan, Dyslexia Sparks Student

“I didn’t really know much about dyslexia before we started with Dyslexia Sparks. Now I understand that it’s so much more than just difficulties with reading and writing. Dyslexia Sparks look at the whole picture and support with all elements. This approach helps parents understand their children better – which in turn means we’re able to support them better at home. They offer the whole package.”

Dyslexia Sparks Parent


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