Well, I think I mortally offended Birdlady with my comment about learning disabilities. That was very unintended. So I thought I’d just post a very brief bit on the subject.
First and foremost that people need to understand is the BY DEFINITION, people with learning disabilities are above average intelligence. If they didn’t have an above average IQ, they would just be considered ‘dumb’ or below average. People with dyslexia think ‘outside the box’ and see the world in ways most of us ‘average Joe’s ‘ don’t.
Most of the very famous inventors and scientists and artists of the world have ‘learning disabilities (dyslexia). A very brief list is here,
# Alexander Graham Bell.
# Thomas Edison.
# Albert Einstein.
# Leonardo da Vinci.
# George Washington.
and a much longer list is here:
I have learned all this over the years as I’ve dealt with a son with dyslexia. He is a very smart young man, just doesn’t learn well in the standard school environment. When given the tools to learn his way he shines, and is now on his way towards medical school.