Dyslexics actually have a higher IQ than non-dyslexics. They are very intelligent; they just struggle to read and write. They feel hopeless and sad because they are ridiculed. A high percentage turn to drugs or alcohol. It’s believed that at least 40% of prison inmates are dyslexic. Things need to change. People need to be aware of dyslexia.
Councillor Nicola Nardelli, former mayor of the borough of Wandsworth, England, herself a dyslexic, hosted an event to discuss and disseminate information on dyslexia.
Ms. Nardelli discussed the many challenges that she and other dyslexics face every day, besides just reading—these included time management, poor planning skills and self doubt.
Ms. Nardelli goes on to shed light on the high IQ’s and general intelligence of dyslexics, despite their difficulty reading and writing.