Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Gift of Dyslexia sources:

50% of successful suicides for children 15 years of age and under had a learning disability:
Understanding Children's Hearts and Minds: Emotional Functioning and Learning Disabilities
By: Jean Cheng Gorman (1999),

80% of children with a Learning disability actually have dyslexia.[1]
Pediatric Clinic North Am. 2007 Jun;54(3):609-23, viii.,Management of dyslexia, its rationale, and underlying neurobiology. Shaywitz SE, Gruen JR, Shaywitz BA.

Up to 50% of juveniles who are incarcerated have learning disabilities.
Transitioning Students into a Facility: Comprehensive Assessment at Entry, By Angeline Spain and Regina Waugh

Up to 600 words per minute. Some researchers have actually suggested that listening may occur at a rate of 1,000 to 3,000 words per minute. - Communicating Effectively, (10th Edition) by Richard L. Weaver II and Saundra Hybels,Chapter 5, page 132

35% of Entrepreneurs in the United States are dyslectic
New Research Reveals Many Entrepreneurs Are Dyslexic, Posting Date: January 23, 2008

Steve Jobs and his gift of dyslexia: The Guardian

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