SO, what is Dyslexia? And why am I writing a blog post about it and art? Don’t worry guys, hopefully after this blog post all your questions will be answered.
I’ve recently been A2i Dyslexia, who are a social enterprise organisation based in Wandsworth, bringing awareness of Dyslexia and other learning difficulties. Through this, I began researching Dyslexia and I found some really interesting information that I thought I would share with everyone.
Dyslexia according the NHS is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling.
It's a "specific learning difficulty", which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing. Unlike a learning disability, intelligence isn't affected.
Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Chuck Close, August Rodin, Andy Warhol, and Robert Rauschenberg, all extremely famous artists/creatives who are believed to have been dyslexic. Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t think this is a coincidence.
Research has shown that Art can be used an alternative way of expression for those who are Dyslexic. In fact, Dyslexia is associated with heightened visual and spatial awareness, problem-solving skills and lateral-thinking abilities - thought processes that cause difficulty with understanding the printed word but the source of creativity!
It is important to encourage individuals, who are Dyslexic to express their creativity, whether it is through art or something else, It will be highly beneficial, so tell a friend to tell a friend guys!
Find out more information on Dyslexia here