This is a great tool to help explain to someone without a neuro difference (like dyslexia) why being dyslexic has it’s perks.
Jill Bolte Taylor’s Original TED TALK
Because dyslexia was first noted as a disability, they did not have enough data to highlight the bonus abilities that come with it. Now we have data to support the heightened strengths and abilities of neuro different people.
One of those strengths being more right-brained, more present in the NOW of life. The moment at hand. Neurotypical people spend years trying to access this and work to reprogram their brains and we just flow into our right brain and translate the world through our right brain. It is one of the gifts of neurodiversity, once it is embraced.
Hey, today what I wanna talk about is great tools to help explain to other people who don’t have neuro differences, what it might be like or some of the gifts of being neuro different- dyslexic in my case. So, Jill Bolte Taylor has this amazing video, I highly recommend, its her original Ted talk about having a stroke, but she’s also a brain specialist so she really talks about left and right hemispheres.
Because dyslexia was first know as a disability, it means that they weren’t looking for any of the gifts, and what they found over time is one of the greatest gifts of being neuro different is having more access to the right side of your brain, more creative more presence in the now moment of life. And, what’s exciting about that is that for a lot of neurotypical people they don’t have access to that a lot of the time. And they actually take a lot of classes to try and access that, whereas for neuro different people it’s actually easier to do that, quite a bit. So, thanks for joining me for another neurodiversity education minute. I’m JoyGenea success life coach for adults.
Thanks for joining me on another neurodiversity education minute.
I’m JoyGenea, Success Life Coach for Adults with Dyslexia