Daniel Pink, writer of A Whole Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, focuses on the strengths of dyslexics and how valuable their abilities are to the business world.
The number of dyslexics in the U.S. population is variable, depending on the source; most statistics offer the range of from 5 to 17%. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services projects that the number of dyslexics is around 15% of the U.S. population. That equates to 46 million Americans. According to dyslexia’s definition as a learning disability, this is devastating news. However, Pink strongly affirms that individuals with strong right-brain functioning – for example, dyslexics – will rule the future. The right side of the brain is responsible for creativity and “big picture” thinking skills that cannot be outsourced or automated. Pink believes right brainers will be invaluable as the future becomes more technologically advanced, making many current jobs redundant. Because of their condition, dyslexics naturally develop strong right-brain abilities, making dyslexia an advantage in the theory of Daniel Pink. According to Pink’s research, 35 percent of small-business owners are dyslexic, and self-made millionaires are more likely to be dyslexic than the average population.
It is important for individuals to be aware if they are dyslexic, for there are both positive and negative impacts that this condition can play in their lives. The sooner the signs and symptoms are uncovered, the sooner one can begin to learn how to manage the negatives and appreciate the benefits that are associated with the condition. This personal awareness can be gained through use of the Dyslexia Assessment, created by Reading Horizons. Assessments of the same stamina can often be very costly and can require setting up an appointment with a specialist, but Reading Horizons is offering it for free to people who visit: http://www.readinghorizonsathome.com/dyslexic_assessment/dyslexic_assessment_part1.aspx.
Although consultation with a specialist should be sought, this assessment can help people recognize whether or not this is a necessary step.
Reading Horizons specializes in the development of a reading program intended for teaching children and adults how to improve their foundational reading skills. Those with dyslexia and other learning disabilities also find success with this program.