The Dyslexic and Creative Mind; Innovation Excellence article; Growing Up Gifted Is Not Easy By Elaine Aron

“There were a lot of benefits to being dyslexic for me…I think I came into an appreciation of all those qualities of language…” Novelist Richard FordAlthough traditionally classified as a learning disability, dyslexia can also lead to advantages in thinking and behaving that enhance creativity.

From innovationexcellence

“In this fascinating Scientific American article, the authors (Oren Shapira and Nira Liberman) tell us that creativity is not bound by the sole innate characteristics of an individual and can in fact be changed based on situation and context.”

By Elaine Aron, PhD

Linda Silverman ran the conference on giftedness at which I was the keynote speaker a few years ago…

I became involved in all of this because, when I first searched for the term “sensitivity” in the social science literature, her work came up. Linda is convinced that all gifted children are highly sensitive, and perhaps the reverse as well.

The parents of gifted children are often raising those kids well, but I have had too many sensitive patients who were gifted but too distressed to ever show their talents because their parents and teachers had no idea about how to meet the special needs of an HSC [highly sensitive child].

Developing Multiple Talents
free sample pdf

“If there is one word that makes creative people different from others, it is the word complexity. Instead of being an individual, they are a multitude.” –

Creativity researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced me-high chick-sent-me-high-ee), quoted in my post The Complexity of the Creative Personality – and in my book Developing Multiple Talents: The personal side of creative expression.

I just posted a free sample PDF of the book. Enjoy.


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