Dean Bragonier comments in
this talk the topic of the gifts that dyslexic people might have. These are entrepreneurship,
engineer, architecture and arts. But he also mentions that dyslexic people have
a tough time with phonetic decoding and that it takes five times more energy
for a dyslexic.
After this, he talks about
the history of human learning, saying that at the very beginning, humans
learned by observing and then imitating kinaesthetically those actions. However,
during the industrial revolution, when the printing press was being spreaded
all over the world, the door for dyslexic people was closed.
"People who cannot
read or who have difficulty learning how to read, feel the same level of shame
as people who have engaged in incest" Dr Kaufmann
Dean also explains how
difficult it is for children in primary school to be labelled as the "dumb
student". And that 35% of dyslexic people drop out of high school. Also,
that a 70% of juvenile delinquents have dyslexia. nevertheless, one out of two scientists
in NASA is dyslexic.
He recommends using other
tools than the archaic text to teach our students and to empower them to
discover their real gifts