English as a second language for Dyslexic learners

The bright side of being Dyslexic

Do you struggle with Dyslexia, or do you know someone who does?

Todays blog is all about the positive side of dyslexia 🙂 because yes, there is a one!

“It’s as if people with dyslexia tend to use a wide-angle lens to take in the world,
while others tend to use a telephoto, each is best at revealing different kinds of detail.”
Matthew H. Schneps, Harvard University


  1. People with dyslexia see the bigger picture.
  2. They can easily find the odd one out, thus making dyslexic people amazing scientists or mathematicians.
  3. Dyslexic people have a real talent for recognizing patterns. They tend to live in a world of imagery and patterns.
  4. A dyslexic brain often lives in the wonderful world of pictures. This means that they are great at playing games like memory. They tend to think in pictures rather than words. So the easiest way to learn vocabulary is by using pictures.
  5. People with dyslexia tend to be remarkably creative. Indeed some of the worlds most creative people like Picasso (artist) have been able to contribute real treasures to our world thanks to their dyslexia.
  6. Living and thinking outside of the box. This is a real talent that some of us try our whole lives to learn. Dyslexics are born with this talent and it can be very useful indeed. In fact some of the worlds best problem solvers and top managers are dyslexic. Richard Branson is a prime example others include Henry Ford, Steve Jobs and many more.

“I seemed to think in a different way from my classmates. I was very focused on trying to set up a business and create something. My dyslexia guided the way we communicated with customers.”
Richard Branson

So for all of you out there with dyslexia, and for all of you struggling to understand somebody with dyslexia, just remember; Everyone in this world has something special and unique to contribute to it and who is to say which way is right or wrong? Sometimes the so-called “other way” can be as equally if not more successful, when we allow our brains to be themselves.


“You can’t overcome it (dyslexia); you can work around it and make it work for you, but it never goes away. That’s probably a good thing, because if dyslexia went away, then the other gifts would go away too.”

Beryl Benacerraf, M.D., Physician. World-renowned radiologist and expert in ultrasound.