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Do dyslexics have superior visual-spacial intelligence?

Lance Nicholson

Do dyslexics have superior visual-spacial intelligence?

a review of literature relating to the visual prowess of dyslexic students and the application of this to my pedagogy.

by Lance Nicholson

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Thesis M.A.(Ed.) - King Alfred"s College, 1997.

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Pagination89p.
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  Students with dyslexia have strengths in visual-spatial working memory. Studies comparing visual memory for novel objects confirm that students with dyslexia perform similarly to . Thus, investigations have since been made into the possibility of superior visual-spatial abilities amongst dyslexics, with many correlating such skills to creativity (Padgett and .

  A new study shows that dyslexic university students who are capable readers have better reading comprehension of longer texts when reading from a printed book. In fact, when compared to a control group of non-dyslexic students, the dyslexic students had superior performance on several measures with the printed format.   Dyslexia is a general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that do not affect general intelligence. Do you have dyslexia?

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Do dyslexics have superior visual-spacial intelligence? by Lance Nicholson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Do people with dyslexia have superior “visuospatial processing” abilities compared to those without dyslexia. It is an intriguing question. Anecdotal reports and clinical observations dating back to the earliest days of dyslexia’s discovery 1 support the popular belief that dyslexia has upsides, particularly in visuospatial domains.

This new study adds to a complicated, contradictory literature on visual spatial skills in dyslexia, filled with studies that have reported no differences between dyslexic people and controls, deficits in dyslexic groups, and advantages in dyslexia.

Although it has been claimed that with dyslexia comes visual-spatial gifts, the evidence relevant to this claim is mixed. Whereas individuals with visual-spatial gifts have a disproportionate incidence of reading deficits, including dyslexia, individuals with dyslexia do not consistently show superior visual-spatial by: As the study’s authors admit “ Investigations into the possibility that individuals with dyslexia are superior in visual-spatial abilities has, however, yielded conflicting findings.

Brain Morphology and Neuropsychological Profiles in A Family Displaying Dyslexia and Superior Nonverbal Intelligence Article (PDF Available) in Cortex 42(8) December with Reads.

Parents and dyslexia advocates should beware – there are vocal proponents arguing against the importance of intelligence and / IQ in determining the educational needs of students with dyslexia.

As far as it seems we have come with dyslexia (more states with dyslexia-specific laws, mandatory teacher training), there are areas where the concept of specific [ ]. As many dyslexics are visual thinkers, having a graph that clearly displays one’s strengths and weaknesses, crucially in one place, can be a very effective tool for understanding our cognitive abilities.

From here, a large amount of important information. Linda Silverman, of The Gifted Development Center, has found that it is common forvery highly gifted children to have a visual-spatial learning style, and that these children also often have learning problems commonly associated with dyslexia.

(Answer by Abigail Marshall) For more information, see. I diagnose dyslexia all the time. These students have receptive language skills that fall within or above the average range (typically on measures that fall between the th percentiles).

When determining whether a child is dyslexic, I assess a student's receptive vocabulary, which has been found to be a good proxy for verbal intelligence. Studies have reported superior, inferior, and average levels of visual-spatial abilities associated with dyslexia.

In two investigations, we found an association between dyslexia and speed of recognition of impossible figures, a global visual-spatial task. Some teachers and parents can mistake a dyslexic child for someone who is lacking intelligence. But the truth is dyslexia has nothing to do with a child’s level of intelligence.

In fact many very intelligent people – like Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin group of companies and Charles Schwab who pioneered the discount stockbroking industry – are dyslexic and had trouble learning to.

When families come together to discuss test scores, no group of scores surprises them as much as “Processing Speed.” Processing Speed scores on psychometric exams might mean Coding and Symbol Search scores on the WISC intelligence exams or Visual Matching and Paired Cancellation on the Woodcock Johnson.

Processing Speed scores on these subtests are typically [ ]. There’s also evidence that dyslexics are more likely to think in images and that the dyslexic brain is skilled in visual processing and can consider objects from a greater number of angles. The painters Picasso and Pollock were both dyslexics.

So was the author Roald Dahl. Dyslexia is often diagnosed when a child or adult has more difficulty with reading than their IQ would suggest. New research adds to this discrepancy model by using fMRI patterns. Results showed that dyslexic students displayed a preference for spatial intelligence and had less linguistic abilities, compared to the typical readers.

Thus, a highly intelligent dyslexic student can have a low reading score. This paradox is illustrated in Figure 1, where the left panel shows the dynamic link between reading and IQ development in typical readers, and the right panel shows the disconnection between reading and IQ in dyslexic. “In the Mind's Eye brings out the special problems of people with dyslexia, but also their strengths, which are so often overlooked It stands alongside Howard Gardner's Frames of Mind as a testament to the range of human talent and possibility.” --Oliver Sacks, M.D."Thomas West brings to life the fascinating capacities and syndromes that arise from our visual-spatial s: Myth: Dyslexics are compensated for their lack of phonological ability by being gifted in the artistic/visual-spatial sphere.

Fact: Systematic research and investigation has found little evidence to support this theory, comforting though it may be. Yet, there are many successful dyslexics who have gravitated towards fields of these types. The terms auditory dyslexia and visual dyslexia are often used by scholars to describe two main types of dyslexia.

Visual dyslexia, also called surface dyslexia, dyseidetic dyslexia or orthographic dyslexia, is a subtype of dyslexia that refers to children who struggle with reading because they have problems remembering and discriminating visual gestalts.

The 10 year old has adhd and dyslexia and is a vsl, I can’t remember his scores but I know his visual spacial reasoning was in the exceptionally high range, we have not medicated him for adhd, as we were advised to,because we want him to develop strategies to focus by himself without a crutch, his behaviour is not an issue, so nobody is.

People with Visual/Spatial intelligence are very aware of their surroundings and are good at remembering images. They have a keen sense of direction and often enjoy maps.

They have a sharp sense of space, distance and measurement. People with Visual intelligence learn well through visual aids such as graphs, diagrams, pictures and colorful.On the flip side, the wiring of the dyslexic brain results in global big picture strengths such as strengths in comprehension, word associations, context and gist.

M-I-N-D Strengths. The Eides have documented 4 fascinating areas of strength that people with dyslexia possess. These are explained in their book, The Dyslexic Advantage, as follows.The main weaknesses in kids with dyslexia have nothing to do with the eyes. They’re problems with language and visual representation of word forms (orthography) in the brain (not in the eyes).

Kids with dyslexia typically have challenges in three areas: phonological awareness.