Each person has their own pattern of strengths and weaknesses. Many work well in situations requiring lateral thinking, and may shine in such fields as the arts, design, and computing.
Individuals can learn to read and write with appropriate educational support, and the condition need not preclude entering into a wide range of careers.
Dyslexia should be recognised as a spectrum disorder, with symptoms ranging from very mild to very severe. In particular, people with dyslexia may have difficulties with the following:
- Phonological awareness
- Verbal memory
- Verbal processing speed
Studies have shown that people with dyslexia use different parts of their brain, making more use of the right hemisphere, which is involved in the more creative aspects of thought.