There are 6 Dyslexic Thinking Skills areas. These are broken into two areas: Specific Skills which relate to the career paths often preferential to dyslexic thinkers; and General Skills which relate to most sorts of education, activities and careers.
Whilst no two dyslexics are the same, all will have a combination of some of these skills.
VISUALISING: Interacting with space, senses, physical ideas & new concepts. (75% of dyslexics are above average at Visualising).
IMAGINING: Creating an original piece of work, or giving ideas a new spin (84% of dyslexics are above average at Imagining).
COMMUNICATING: Crafting & conveying clear & engaging messages. (71% of dyslexics are above average at Communicating).
REASONING: Understanding patterns, evaluating possibilities & making decisions. (84% of dyslexics are above average in Reasoning).
CONNECTING: Understanding self; connecting, empathising & influencing others. (80% of dyslexics are above average at Connecting).
EXPLORING: being curious & exploring ideas in a constant & energetic way. (84% of dyslexics are above average at Exploring).
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