Dyslexia question

Dyslexia question

Postby L i am » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:57 am

Hi, was not sure where to ask this question.
How many people in this forum think they may be or are Dyslexic? I am curious. I am trying to find out if the correlation between being Dyslexic and 3D and design abilities and see if it manifests
disproportionately with 3D modelling users.

Yay! I think I spelt disproportionately rite! ;)

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Re: Dyslexia question

Postby juju » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:51 pm

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Re: Dyslexia question

Postby solo » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:10 pm

Blender was designed for dyslexic people until the most recent version, who the hell selects with the right mouse button beside dyslexic folk?
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Re: Dyslexia question

Postby Mike Amos » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:38 pm

I think you are confusing dyslexia with autism. There are many on the autistic spectrum (Some say we are ALL on it somewhere) who have the common title of 'Savant' or 'Sauvant' which is a situation where the subject does not have the "I cannot do that" switch. Something that prevents many of us achieving our potential.
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Re: Dyslexia question

Postby L i am » Fri May 10, 2019 12:49 pm

Mike Amos wrote:I think you are confusing dyslexia with autism. There are many on the autistic spectrum (Some say we are ALL on it somewhere) who have the common title of 'Savant' or 'Sauvant' which is a situation where the subject does not have the "I cannot do that" switch. Something that prevents many of us achieving our potential.



Hi Mike, being dyslexic myself I have a fair understanding of the difference between dyslexia and autism and the "Savant" syndrome. I asked the question because I have 2 friends who are dyslexic and are very good designers and extremely good at anything 3D. A short list of some high achieving indeviduals:

Pablo Picasso, Albert Einstein, Richard Branson, Steven Spielberg, Steve Jobs, Ludwig van Beethoven, Agatha Christie, Winston Churchill, Ingvar Kamprad (IKEA}....................

My only request was to, as I said:) find a correlation between 3d and dyslexia as a kind of survey to satisfy my curiosity ;)
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Re: Dyslexia question

Postby Glenn at home » Fri May 10, 2019 1:37 pm

I honestly think that I might a bit. I have ALWAYS been a horrible speller. I sometimes, either typing or writing, put words in a sentence out of order or drop words altogether.
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Postby L i am » Fri May 10, 2019 3:03 pm

Glenn at home wrote:I honestly think that I might a bit. I have ALWAYS been a horrible speller. I sometimes, either typing or writing, put words in a sentence out of order or drop words altogether.


That sounds like my grade 5 school report ;)
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Re: Dyslexia question

Postby Glenn at home » Thu May 16, 2019 12:58 pm

Hi L i am, I did see that list of high achieving individuals and that makes me feel better. I find 3D very easy as well as space planning like 2D CAD. I remember in 8th grade that I scored top of my class in a particular end of grade State test for space/shape awareness. The test had 3D objects and we had to choose with unfolded shape matched the 3D shape as well as other similar questions. I made good grades in school, A's and B's for the most part. I actually did better in Spanish than I did in English ;) I did manage to obtain 2 college degrees, an Associate in Architecture (2 year) and a BS in Civil Engineering. I still find it a struggle even today to manage with my short comings. I have to type out an e-mail and then re-read it to make sure that all of the sentences make sense and aren't missing words and such. Sometimes I still find I missed something. I work at a private University and we had a directors retreat last year and we had to go around the room and call out our biggest weakness. I claimed that I could not spell, at all. I followed up by thanking God that I could draw. ;)
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Re: Dyslexia question

Postby L i am » Thu May 16, 2019 2:19 pm

Glenn at home wrote:Hi L i am, I did see that list of high achieving individuals and that makes me feel better. I find 3D very easy as well as space planning like 2D CAD. I remember in 8th grade that I scored top of my class in a particular end of grade State test for space/shape awareness. The test had 3D objects and we had to choose with unfolded shape matched the 3D shape as well as other similar questions. I made good grades in school, A's and B's for the most part. I actually did better in Spanish than I did in English ;) I did manage to obtain 2 college degrees, an Associate in Architecture (2 year) and a BS in Civil Engineering. I still find it a struggle even today to manage with my short comings. I have to type out an e-mail and then re-read it to make sure that all of the sentences make sense and aren't missing words and such. Sometimes I still find I missed something. I work at a private University and we had a directors retreat last year and we had to go around the room and call out our biggest weakness. I claimed that I could not spell, at all. I followed up by thanking God that I could draw. ;)



Hey Glenn, that sounds exactly like my history. I left school at 15 due to my dislexia. I later in life, came top of my class completing a degree in Industrial Design, I have been working in the roll of Landscape Architecture and expect my Landscape Architeceture qualifications to be formalised very soon. dislexia is a sometimes frustrating gift :thumb: ;)
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Re: Dyslexia question

Postby Dave R » Mon May 20, 2019 10:34 pm

My wife works as a tutor at The Reading Center here where she works primarily with students who have Dyslexia. Of the students I've met, they all seem to be very good spatially. One of them became a machinist making custom high end medical devices.
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Re: Dyslexia question

Postby L i am » Tue May 21, 2019 12:12 pm

Dave R wrote:My wife works as a tutor at The Reading Center here where she works primarily with students who have Dyslexia. Of the students I've met, they all seem to be very good spatially. One of them became a machinist making custom high end medical devices.


Hi Dave, interesting does your wife have any opinions on this?
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Re: Dyslexia question

Postby Dave R » Tue May 21, 2019 12:29 pm

I could ask her.
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Re: Dyslexia question

Postby L i am » Tue May 21, 2019 1:44 pm

Dave R wrote:I could ask her.


Please do Dave, the reason I asked the question originally is that I am considering volunteering some of my time to teaching Sketchup to dislexic kids. For the local dislexia foundation. I am in the of process of research.
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Re: Dyslexia question

Postby Bryan K » Tue May 28, 2019 11:07 am

I have a type where I can read easily and very fast, but writing is another story. No problem with spelling, but constructing perfect sentences is a challenge and not being able to proof my own writing until later. It's more of a motor skill disconnect and racing ahead of myself.
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Re: Dyslexia question

Postby L i am » Tue May 28, 2019 12:17 pm

Bryan K wrote:I have a type where I can read easily and very fast, but writing is another story. No problem with spelling, but constructing perfect sentences is a challenge and not being able to proof my own writing until later. It's more of a motor skill disconnect and racing ahead of myself.


I so get that, especially "being able to proof my own writing until later" I am also challenged with spelling and not seeing my own mistakes, weird thing is I can pick a single spelling or gramatical error in a novel, go figure ;)
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Re: Dyslexia question

Postby Glenn at home » Tue May 28, 2019 2:36 pm

Bryan K wrote:...It's more of a motor skill disconnect and racing ahead of myself.

Good call here.
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Re: Dyslexia question

Postby Dave R » Tue May 28, 2019 2:40 pm

Liam, I asked my wife about your question. She said she's noticed a similar thing but doesn't really have any information on it. Sorry about that.
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Re: Dyslexia question

Postby L i am » Wed May 29, 2019 11:28 am

Dave R wrote:Liam, I asked my wife about your question. She said she's noticed a similar thing but doesn't really have any information on it. Sorry about that.


Hi Dave, thanks for asking :thumb: I never thought of just asking the direct question in google. I typed in the search bar "do dyslexics have good spatial skills"

"Dyslexics often enjoy and excel at solving puzzles. Dyslexics have excellent comprehension of the stories read or told them. Most dyslexics often have a better sense of spatial relationships and better use of their right brain.Dec 29, 2011"



"Dyslexia and Spatial Awareness. One of the most interesting observations we often make when assessing Dyslexics is their exceptional ability to be spatially aware. Right-brained and Dyslexic individuals think primarily in images , not words and some Dyslexics find thinking in words almost impossible.May 9, 2010"

"We know that very, very many people with dyslexia have very high IQs. ... But if a child has a low IQ and additional problem with dyslexia, that just is going to mean that they're going to have even more difficulty learning to read. But knowing that, most people with dyslexia are, at least, average or above-average IQ"

"Dyslexia isn't a matter of IQ, brain imaging study shows. Summary: About 5 to 10 percent of American children are diagnosed as dyslexic. Historically, the label has been assigned to kids who are bright, even verbally articulate, but who struggle with reading -- in short, whose high IQs mismatch their low reading scores ...Sep 28, 2011"
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Re: Dyslexia question

Postby Dave R » Wed May 29, 2019 12:16 pm

Cool! Good info.
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