Why dyslexia is not a ‘disorder’ but an evolutionary advantage

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“Evidence strongly indicates that individuals with developmental dyslexia do not have a disorder but instead, are specialised in explorative cognitive search,” the researchers wrote in their paper, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology.

However, since the invention of written language, dyslexia has been seen as a problem, not a talent.

“Schools, academic institutes and workplaces are not designed to make the most of explorative learning,” said Dr Taylor.