The University of Cambridge argues that developmental dyslexia (DD) has many positive aspects that may help humans adapt and our species survive. The study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, explores the idea that dyslexia is not a neurobiological disorder traditionally thought of. Instead, the researchers say dyslexia may be an evolutionary advantage. Specifically, a “propensity to explore” led our ancestors with this trait to explore the unknown.
Dyslexia is often described as a barrier to learning and success in mainstream education. The study noted that even the World Federation of Neurology defines dyslexia as: “Despite traditional classroom experience, children’s …
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