Dyslexia is just a different way to think

There is a misconception that dyslexics are ‘slow’ thinkers, lazy, unintelligent, or unwilling to learn. This is not the case. The reality is people with dyslexia process information in pictures or feelings, rather than with words. Which is the only difference between a dyslexic person and a person without dyslexia.


Dyslexics think in 360-degree pictures and see, hear, feel and sense what they imagine as real.

They are quick thinkers processing pictures at 32 per second. This is substantially faster than the way most non-dyslexics ordinarily process information through the sound of words which is typically between  100 -  200 words a minute.

Learning how to efficiently perceive, manage and filter the information you observe in your everyday life will assist in improving your focus and overcome previous learning hurdles.   

Why Learning Problems Arise

Picture thinkers become confused by things that do not make sense to their non-verbal picture thinking style.

With two-dimensional symbols, such as alphabet letters. They may not make the automatic sound-symbol connection. A phonic approach to reading or spelling does not suit the dyslexic thinking style. That's why  dyslexia is not identified until the beginning of school. And why learning feels like a form of torture for them.

Thinking of, and reading words as pictures are excellent with physical objects; such as a chair;  a table;  or a car...


Although, the most frequently used words do not have associated pictures.

...What picture do you get when you hear or read the words ‘the’ or ‘could’.....?  Or words relating to the past, present or ongoing future for example when, thendid, do, does or doing?


Or words that sound the same but are spelt different ways have multiple meanings like two, to, too or with the numeral 2.  Similarly words that sound the same but have different meanings or representations, for example: which or witch? 


People with dyslexia become confused and stressed when this picture thinking process does not work. They will concentrate harder, and become more tense until the intense concentration causes a disorientation.  It may then manifest itself in words moving on the page, substitutions, reversals, transpositions and omissions in reading or writing.


Then an "old solution cycle" comes in to play - which can happen in less then half a second.

The mechanics of an old learning solution cycle