Monthly Dyslexia News Digest – April 2018

In the headlines

19 April 2018

Researchers in the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Iceland have published findings in the journal “Cognition” which seem to show that there is a connection between dyslexia and visual processing. They claim that the dyslexic subjects in their experiment had ‘abnormal face processing’ and exhibited ‘specific deficits in high-level visual processing’ which they say explains their dyslexia.

http://icelandreview.com/news/2018/04/19/icelandic-researchers-find-connection-between-dyslexia-and-visual-processing

26 April 2018

Theo Paphitis has told Business Leader that his dyslexia has helped him in his career as a successful entrepreneur. He claims that it led to him creating a whole new world for himself in finding alternative solutions from the norm for processing and analysing information. Skills that he employs in running his businesses of Ryman, Robert Dyas and Boux Avenue.

https://www.businessleader.co.uk/i-wouldnt-be-where-i-am-today-if-i-wasnt-dyslexic-theo-paphitis-talks-business-and-success/44171/

26 April 2018

Richard Branson has given an interview to CNN Money about his life and career from being thought to be the ‘dumbest person at school’ due to his undiagnosed dyslexia to making his mark in a number of different business sectors including the record industry, mobile phones, trains, cruise ships and planes. He values taking risks in business and learning from any failures along the way.

http://money.cnn.com/video/news/2018/04/26/richard-branson-virgin-group-rebound-orig.cnnmoney/index.html