Learning Disorder or Creative Gift?
People with dyslexia struggle with standard methods of learning to read and write, which are not tailored to their multi-dimensional, visual ways of thinking. However, these same people are often highly imaginative, intuitive and creative.
I especially like that Jantzen explores the methods developed by Ronald Davis, author of The Gift of Dyslexia. His approach enables students to use all their senses in learning written language. Jantzen further analyses Rudolf Steiner’s thoughts on learning – how his own difficulties with reading and writing informed his teaching mehtods, and ultimately how these have been carried forward into Steiner-Waldorf education.