The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain

Author: Fernette F. Eide M.D.


by gnicholas   2018-03-20
Some accessibility/disability advocates are big on touting "the hidden benefits of x condition". I've seen a lot of this in the dyslexia community (see The Dyslexic Advantage [1] for a full-throated example), and I understand why books/articles like this are popular. They especially appeal to parents, even if the underlying logic isn't the most sound—and often it isn't.

This is the first time I've seen the "hidden benefits" notion asserted in the ADHD context. Based on my conversations with people with ADHD (I work for an assistive tech startup [2], so run into lots of them), there is not much of a perception that ADHD provides them a net benefit.