Seem to know how others feel?
One of a dyslexic’s strengths is their ability to understand how others feel. This deep empathy is something that can happen naturally so it can be hard to notice you do it. You also may think everyone can do it. This strength helps dyslexics see people as individuals who have their own strengths, and it helps them to create connections with others.
Challenges for Dyslexics
Short term memory
Ordering and sequencing information
Processing auditory information
Some dyslexics can read and write more easily than others. They have used their problem-solving skills and strong visual memory to compensate for their dyslexia-based challenges. Compensated dyslexics tend to read "by gist". They use context and their knowledge to work out the gist of what they are reading. this becomes a problem when you have to know what each word means (such as in maths, word problems and assessment questions). Increased workload makes their normal coping strategies less reliable and will increase feelings of anxiety.
Strengths for Dyslexics