MONDAY, OCTOBER 1st – 6:30 pm at the PCHS Lecture Hall
EXCERPT: He said his presentation will focus on the work of neurologists Brock and Fernette Eide, authors of the book “The Dyslexic Advantage.” Their studies discovered that people with dyslexia tend to be better at particular skills, such as spatial reasoning and creativity. Because of these abilities, dyslexic people generally excel in certain careers over others, Bragonier said.
“We can make young dyslexics aware of what these attributes look like, so that they can understand not only what makes their brain so effective, but more importantly, to understand that reading, while difficult, is not the major theme or commentary of their intelligence,” he said. “It’s just one aspect of learning that we do poorly at, but we’ve got these very significant advantages.”